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Cheap thrills on the Indian streets

Cheap thrills on the Indian streets

August 17, 2019

Added to another chapter of the recreational drugs in India are the bhang balls, colloquially called bhola, available in dirt-cheap prices. While the trend of this recreational drug is rising, the health effects are still debatable.

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The holy gathering at the Ardh Kumbh Mela

The holy gathering at the Ardh Kumbh Mela

February 9, 2019

The sea of humanity, saffron flags, millions of pilgrims, the smell of the smoke from the holy fires, people with deep religious and ritualistic belief experiencing the power of devotion which turns the very water into amrit –the holy water of immortality.

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The fever of changing names of places grips the nation

The fever of changing names of places grips the nation

November 19, 2018

It all began with renaming of the city of Allahabad to Prayagraj last month by chief minister of Uttar Pradesh Yogi Adityanath, and now the name changing spree has vivaciously spread to other regions as well, with Agra, Ahmedabad and Pune in queue.

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City of Allahabad restores its name as Prayagraj after 443 years

City of Allahabad restores its name as Prayagraj after 443 years

October 20, 2018

Mughal emperor Akbar, who had named the Indian city of Prayag as Illahabas in 1575 (that later became Allahabad), regained its name as Prayagraj after the Uttar Pradesh government proposed the idea to the cabinet. While on one hand the decision is celebrated by Hindus, on the oth...

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How Airports Make Money in India?

How Airports Make Money in India?

October 31, 2017

The understanding of sustained financial health in the Indian aviation sector, especially at airports, still remains a challenge in India. With non-aeronautical revenue such as retail or advertising coming to rescue over the years, it is quite intriguing to appreciate how the Ind...

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AAI’s Hidden Tool:Marketing

AAI’s Hidden Tool:Marketing

October 31, 2017

Privatisation of airports has led to airport authorities all over the word stepping up their game when it comes to marketing, and Airports Authority of India (AAI) is no exception as they have been taking progressive steps in this department. In 1987 when the United Kingdom sold ...

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Zoom Air enters the Indian aviation market

Zoom Air enters the Indian aviation market

February 14, 2017

Zoom Air, a professional airline group and the newest addition to the Indian domestic sky, successfully took off on its opening flight on February 12 and is all set to commence commercial operations from February 15 with Bombardier CRJ200.

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Less Polluted Days Ahead?

Less Polluted Days Ahead?

May 17, 2016

According to a recent World Health Organisation report, New Delhi is at the 25th position among the most polluted cities crosswise the globe, while Patna, Gwalior and Raipur stand at sixth, tenth, and seventh position respectively. Delhi stands at the 25th position on the polluti...

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