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Who Is Travelling And How? Travel Survey Throws Up Interesting Trends

Last year and a half was particularly tough for people with itchy feet. Work from home routines and no separation between personal and professional lives created a vacuum in the lives of people and so, they started travelling as soon as travel was allowed. A consumer sentiment survey on travel conducted by Intermiles shows some …

ORCHA’S WEDDING: Govts Come And Go, But Only One ‘Sarkar’ Rules This MP Town

  ORCHHA (MADHYA PRADESH): Nestled on the border between Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh, the quaint town of Orchha has been teeming with a generous spread of crowd since last one week, steeped in Bundelkhand’s rich history of annual wedding of their favourite king. The awe of bright lights worn on the old forts is grand.  …

Naddi’s Dal Lake Wallowing In Neglect

NADDI, HIMACHAL PRADESH: Once a tourists’ paradise, the picturesque Dal Lake near Naddi wallows in neglect today. Silt and weed have turned it into a grazing ground and the lake may soon be lost in oblivion. Worse still, government apathy to revive it is adding to the misery of the locals. Call it inauspicious or unscientific, but locals in Naddi …

34,465 Migratory Birds Flock To Pong Dam As Winter Sets In

SHIMLA: Pong Lake is one of India’s largest man made reservoirs in Himachal Pradesh. In 1975, a dam was built on the river Beas which led to formation of the huge Maharana Pratap Sagar lake, or Pong lake as it is popularly called. A popular tourist spot of Himachal Pradesh, the reservoir attracts a lot …

Hallo Dolls, Guten Tag: German Lady In Dharamshala Bringing Tibet Closer To Its Women

DHARAMSHALA: Based in Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh, this initiative called ‘Dolls4tibet’ is a socially aware doll making workshop that aims to support Tibetan refugee women in India economically and emotionally by manufacturing Tibetan dolls that remind each one of them and their children about their ethnic roots. Dolls4tibet was founded by a German woman Mona Bruchmann, …

India Pushes, World Responds: 2 NRIs Behind Annapurna’s Return

NEW DELHI: Maa Annapurna is finally home. As the country celebrates the homecoming of an ancient statue of the goddess of food and the queen of the ancient city of Kashi (now Varanasi/Benaras), at the behest of Indian Prime minister, Narendra Modi, not many are aware that the person who first figured out that this …

Local To International, Foods From Chhattisgarh You Didn’t Know About

RAIPUR:As a country rich in local produce, India offers a wide variety of indigenous food produce that is consumed in myriad ways. Every state, every region has its own cuisine and a food culture that is exclusive in preparation and palate. And yet, there is a unifying thread that runs through the country that indicates …

Tribal Beats Draw Crowds At National Tribal Dance Festival In Raipur

CHHATTISGARH: The second edition of the annual National Tribal Dance Festival, being held in Chhattisgarh from October 28-October 30 concluded on Monday with the commemoration of the Foundation Day of the state. Chhattisgarh was declared an independent state on November 1 in 2000. The three-day event included performances by tribal dancers from 27 Indian states …

FabIndia Pulls Diwali Ad After Calling It Jashn-e-Riwaaz, Shoppers On Street Divided

NEW DELHI: Furniture and clothing brand Fabindia has been forced to remove a tweet aimed at promoting their new collection for Diwali after a massive backlash on social media. Thousands of people slammed Fabindia, while accusing them of “defacing” the Hindu festival of Diwali and terming it Jashn-e-Riwaaz. The team of The New Indian visited …

Hide Your Effigy. This Noida Village Loves, Prays And Cares For Ravana

NOIDA (UTTAR PRADESH): As the entire country celebrates the festival of Dussehra, there is a less known village 10 km to the west of Greater Noida, not far from the national capital, called Bisrakh. Bisrakh looks like just any other village but people aver that it has a unique nature and significance. The festivities of …