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Tourism industry no destination for Budget 2021-22

Tourism industry no destination for Budget 2021-22

February 6, 2021

When she presented her budget for the next fiscal year, 2021-22, India’s finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman once again left the Indian tourism industry bitterly disappointed. For the past 10 months, the tourism industry has been crying out for emergency relief from the governm...

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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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Vibrant colours of the Pushkar Fair

Vibrant colours of the Pushkar Fair

November 23, 2018

The Pushkar Fair invites tourists from across the globe who flock to this town and soak in the riot of vibrant colours and festivities. The fair is all loaded with cultural programmes, folk music and dance, richly adorned camels and other livestock.

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Handcrafting the idols of Lord Ganesha during Ganesh Chaturthi

Handcrafting the idols of Lord Ganesha during Ganesh Chaturthi

September 18, 2018

  India is a country where every other day is a celebration and people love to dwell in the joy of festivities. Ganesh Chaturthi/ Vinayak Chaturthi – is widely celebrated around the country especially in the Indian western states of Maharashtra and Goa and southern sta...

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Jagannath Rath Yatra: It’s a journey of discovery

Jagannath Rath Yatra: It’s a journey of discovery

July 13, 2018

Odisha, also known as the Golden Triangle destination, offers a plethora of rich historical heritage, sacred pilgrimage, vibrant living temples, golden sand beaches, international sand art festival by the tourism which showcases the cultural depth of the state and the amazing nat...

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The gracious fasting month of Ramadan

The gracious fasting month of Ramadan

June 7, 2018

  India is known for its diversity, unity, and integrity as it holds the value of varied cultures and gives everyone unique and different experiences. Each year blooms with a generous sprinkle of celebrations, which centres around the rituals of blessings, goodwill, excha...

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Pilgrims thronging Gurudwaras with gaiety and devotion

Pilgrims thronging Gurudwaras with gaiety and devotion

April 23, 2018

  Baisakhi, celebrated on April 13 or 14 every year in north India, is a harvest festival of the winter ( rabi) crops. For the Sikh community, the day is also as a celebration of the New Year and a day of thanksgiving to the Lord for their fortune and prayers for better crop...

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Journey to the Mystical Land: Beyul of Pemako, Arunachal Pradesh

Journey to the Mystical Land: Beyul of Pemako, Arunachal Pradesh

April 10, 2018

The valley of Beyul in the Pemako area is located in the Upper Siang District of Arunachal Pradesh. This earthy paradise of Buddhist pilgrimage is hidden in the lap of Himalayas.

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Hola Mohalla – a unique Sikh festival

Hola Mohalla – a unique Sikh festival

March 9, 2018

  Hola Mohalla is a festival celebrated by Sikhs, held annually at Takhat Sri Keshgarh Sahib Gurdwara (Sikh place of worship) in Anandpur Sahib in north Indian state of Punjab. It is usually celebrated one day after the Hindu festival, Holi that celebrates the arrival of spr...

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Mixed opinions prevail over the canonization of Mother Teresa

Mixed opinions prevail over the canonization of Mother Teresa

September 5, 2016

On a rainy Sunday in Kolkata, as believers of humanity from across the world gathered at the Mother House, the headquarters of Missionaries of Charity,critics came down heavily on the canonization of Mother Teresa. Social media saw heated debates over whether Mother Teresa was th...

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World Sufi Forum 2016

World Sufi Forum 2016

March 22, 2016

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi stressed on the need to build peace and harmony in the world, as hundreds of people attended the World Sufi Forum from March 17-20, 2016 in New Delhi. With an aim to strengthen global peace, stand against violence and spread spiritual messag...

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