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The Philippines targets 100,000 Indian tourists in 2017

The Philippines targets 100,000 Indian tourists in 2017

March 15, 2017

The Philippines has a great majority of touristic offerings, whether one is looking for natural wonders, historical landmarks, culture and tradition, arts and crafts, shopping, recreation and entertainment, among many others. Tourism activities continue in the country’s differe...

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SATTE 2017 – A Report

SATTE 2017 – A Report

February 18, 2017

South Asia Travel and Tourism Exchange (SATTE) 2017, the leading B2B event hosted in Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, attracted a huge crowd in its 24th year with a multitude of exhibitors, national and state tourism boards, startups and never-ending business opportunities.

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Guns N’ Roses confirms Bangkok concert in February

Guns N’ Roses confirms Bangkok concert in February

February 6, 2017

The resurgent Guns N' Roses and their massively successful 'Not In This Lifetime Tour' continue to show no signs of slowing down as they storm into 2017 with more than a dozen shows lined up.

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5 cities that celebrated the New Year with a bang!

5 cities that celebrated the New Year with a bang!

January 2, 2017

Fireworks go off as the countdown begins on the New Year’s Eve. While only a few chose to stay indoors, people gathered in thick numbers to celebrate the New Year in cities like Paris, London, New York, Bangkok, and Dubai.

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FIDD Foundation to fund fellowship for Indian journalists

FIDD Foundation to fund fellowship for Indian journalists

January 2, 2017

The Frank Islam and Debbie Driesman (FIDD) Foundation announced that it will partner with Alfred Friendly Press Partners (AFPP) to fund a fellowship in the US for a mid-career journalist from India for six months in 2017.

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Stories of mixed identity and search for roots

Stories of mixed identity and search for roots

December 30, 2016

The new generation Indian diaspora is a mixed clan. While some are well-versed with Indian traditions and cultures, the others have never even visited India. Some are proud of their mixed identity,while it is awkward for others. However, the Indian government is leaving no stone ...

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Free SIM card for foreign tourists in India

Free SIM card for foreign tourists in India

December 23, 2016

The Government of India, along with BSNL and ITDC is going to provide those on electronic Tourist Visa with free SIM cards from December 25 at the New Delhi airport.

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Priyanka Chopra unveiled as Assam Tourism’s Brand Ambassador

Priyanka Chopra unveiled as Assam Tourism’s Brand Ambassador

December 20, 2016

Assam Tourism Minister, Himanta Biswa Sarma said that the state government has been able to rope in the youth icon and famous Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra as the ‘Brand Ambassador’ of Assam Tourism. The ‘Quantico’ actress will now promote Assam under the brand entity...

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India to test Agni V; Beijing within range

India to test Agni V; Beijing within range

December 14, 2016

India will be testing its latest Agni-V intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) today, which reportedly is capable of targeting locations as distant as northern China.

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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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Nikki Haley nominated as the US ambassador to the UN

Nikki Haley nominated as the US ambassador to the UN

November 24, 2016

In an already long list of Indian origin politicians, the clout of Indian diasporas has been further underlined as Nikki R. Haley, the Indian-American politician who is serving as the 116th Governor of South Carolina since 2011, was nominated as the US ambassador to the United Na...

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Indian classical stalwart M Balamurali Krishna passes away

Indian classical stalwart M Balamurali Krishna passes away

November 24, 2016

Mangalampalli Balamurali Krishna, the iconic Carnatic vocalist and musician, who was hailed for his creative skills, passed away in Chennai on November 22, at the age of 86.

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