Varanasi

Four pocket-friendly wedding destinations in India

Four pocket-friendly wedding destinations in India

May 12, 2017

Destination weddings in India are sought after and affordable, providing the perfect platforms to get hitched amidst the colourful fusion of heritage and modern luxury.

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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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Regional Connectivity

Regional Connectivity

March 23, 2017

One of the focus areas of the government has been to push air connectivity across the country, especially to Tier II and Tier III cities as India currently uses only a third of its 456 airports, government’s initiatives such as modernisation of airports, the introduction of reg...

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Holi 2017: Splash of Colours in Vrindavan

Holi 2017: Splash of Colours in Vrindavan

March 14, 2017

Holi, a celebration of colours, is a unique festival celebrated widely in India and among Indian diaspora abroad. A festival that marks the end of winter and onset of spring sees people embrace nature by submerging in colours. The festival also celebrates peace, happiness and tra...

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Indian government plans rail routes for Pravasi Bharatiya Divas

Indian government plans rail routes for Pravasi Bharatiya Divas

December 26, 2016

The young Indian diaspora who will take part in Pravasi Bharatiya Divas will have the opportunity to travel by Indian Railways to discover various shades and features of India, its tradition and rich art and culture.

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Challenging the tradition, hundreds of widows celebrate Diwali in Vrindavan

Challenging the tradition, hundreds of widows celebrate Diwali in Vrindavan

October 28, 2016

On this Diwali, about a thousand widows from across India gathered to celebrate the festival of lights inside the centuries-old Gopinath Temple in Vrindavan, holding candles and earthen lamps in their hands. Choosing to break away from age-old tradition and social taboo, they par...

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Workers across India exercise a day-long strike for better pay

Workers across India exercise a day-long strike for better pay

September 3, 2016

An All-India bandh (strike) was held yesterday, called by trade unions across the country, demanding for better terms of work and a look into setting minimum wages according to current price realities.

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Mohammed Shahid, Indian hockey player and ace dribbler, dies at 56

Mohammed Shahid, Indian hockey player and ace dribbler, dies at 56

July 22, 2016

Former Indian hockey team captain and Olympic gold medallist, Mohammad Shahid, passed away on July 20, 2016. Shahid was 56 years old and lost his life to a severe liver condition and kidney failure.

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5 things to know about e-tourist visa on arrival in India

5 things to know about e-tourist visa on arrival in India

May 23, 2016

Are you planning a leisure trip to India this summer? Do you know there is supposedly an easier and time-saving option called the e-tourist visa on arrival facility rolled out by the Indian ministry of tourism? Although the scheme is yet to bring a significant change in the inter...

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Banarasi Silk

Banarasi Silk

January 6, 2016

The popular hand woven Banarasi silk sari from Varanasi has passed the test of time through centuries. But the import of cheap Chinese silk and introduction of power loom pose immense threat. That the obsession for Banarasi silk sari (traditional Indian wear for women) is not lim...

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