Jammu & Kashmir

Facial recognition raising hackles

Facial recognition raising hackles

February 11, 2020

Facial recognition is being touted as a major technological breakthrough. Easy to abuse, its adoption needs to be strictly controlled.

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Exodus of Kashmiri pandits

Exodus of Kashmiri pandits

January 24, 2020

In the year 1990, Kashmiri pandits had witnessed a hysterical, macabre night in the form of blaring threats and slogans, asking them to either convert to Islam or face death. Most of them fled their home for centuries to find shelter as refugees in other parts of India.

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Go solo, go far

Go solo, go far

January 16, 2020

First solo trips are not just special but are also the scariest. From choosing the place to planning, to actually going, the entire experience can be nerve-wracking. However, it can also be an overwhelming experience that will bring you closer to yourself.

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A chronicle of Pahari miniature paintings

A chronicle of Pahari miniature paintings

December 10, 2019

An impression of a Pahari miniature painting would ideally encompass a palm leaf drenched in colours, extracted purely from natural vegetation and minerals, with delicate complex detailing unified together in a creation depicting natural surroundings.

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Ministry of Tourism includes new sites under PRASAD scheme

Ministry of Tourism includes new sites under PRASAD scheme

April 1, 2017

Government of India has launched the PRASAD (Pilgrimage Rejuvenation and Spiritual Augmentation Drive) scheme to identify and develop pilgrimage tourist destinations on the principles of high tourist visits, competitiveness and sustainability to enrich the religious tourism exper...

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Indian wool industry attaining world recognition

Indian wool industry attaining world recognition

December 7, 2016

Indian fabrics, processing methods, art and its unique cultural distinction have been drawing attention from various parts of the world for years now. After famous Indian fabrics like pure cotton, tussar silk and khadi (hand-spun and hand-woven cloth), it’s the Indian wool whic...

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Golf Tourism

Golf Tourism

March 2, 2016

With golf courses spreading to every nook and corner of India and the growing popularity of the sport backed by the sightseeing of the spots – Golf enthusiasts are looking forward to visiting India for a holiday that goes beyond tees and greens. P laying golf in the valleys...

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Mahmood Ahmad Shah

Mahmood Ahmad Shah

March 2, 2016

Revitalising Tourism Although it was hit by flood in 2014, the tourism and infrastructure in Kashmir recovered swiftly as it received nearly nine million tourists in 2015. The year 2016 is declared as the year of adventure, says Mahmood Ahmad Shah. What was the tourist footfall i...

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