Home to perhaps the largest biodiversity, notably its collection of flora and fauna, India is emerging as a favourite destination for tourists, who come looking for eco-tourism experiences. Most states have launched their eco-tourism policy and are taking steps to ensure that not just the wildlife and the vegetation in their region is preserved, but so is the human culture, lifestyle and heritage. This issue of India&You covers a number of destinations and other subjects that touch the sensitivity of the subject. This year, World Travel Mart (WTM) in London has chosen eco-tourism and sustainable tourism as two of its main themes, allowing countries and companies in the travel business to exchange best practices in how to protect the environment and also boost tourism at the same time. To cater to these interests, and of our readers, in this issue we have put together a variety of topics, ranging from travel to fashion, talking about India’s sustainable practices.
A traditional Parsi dish making for a small portion of the big and lavish wedding feasts, marghi na farcha has an authentic yet easy method of preparation. Literally a big piece of chicken, it is also a weekend favourite of many. A descendant of Persian Zoroastrians who came to India to flee religious persecution by … Continue reading Marghi Na Farcha Recipe →
On the foothills of Himalayas, the Jim Corbett National Park in Nainital district of Uttarakhand, spoils visitors for choice with its abundant wildlife. Encounters with its Bengal tigers, leopards, elephants, deers and fish-eating crocodiles, will undoubtedly leave you with numerous tales to narrate. With the holiday season setting start in most parts of India it … Continue reading Jim Corbett Tiger Reserve →
A homestay can be quite a rewarding experience – a fun, immersive way to travel and experience places such as Coonoor on the Nilgiri Mountain range in southern India. Authenticity of a travel experience that can bring the taste of life as a local is indeed very special along with being educational. Undoubtedly, it is … Continue reading Homestays in Coonoor →
Ryndia, a rare silk from north-east India, has thermal properties that make it unique. Weaving it is a means of livelihood for local communities, and designing with it is bringing Ryndia on global runways. In Meghalaya, members of the Ri-Bhoi community hold much value for their Niang Ryndia or eri silkworm from which they organically … Continue reading Sustainable Fashion from North-East India →
Overall, we are still not in a place where our wildlife is safe. Vivek Menon, executive director and CEO of Wildlife Trust of India, asserts in an interview to India & You that the country needs to tread a middle path where growth should not just be economically sustainable, but also ecologically sustainable. How do … Continue reading Wildlife Conservation : A tight rope walk →
Interest in women’s cricket in India has peaked following their brilliant performance at the recent Women’s World Cup while the International Cricket Council (ICC) unveiled a new research that shows the scale of the impact this summer’s Cricket World Cup has had on fans and new participants. Prior to Sunday, July 23, 2017, only a … Continue reading Cricket : Women in Blue →