Travel & Food

Durga Puja special menu for Bengal hospital patients

Durga Puja special menu for Bengal hospital patients

Breaking the monotony of hospital food, the patients at state-run medical establishments in West Bengal will get to sample special menu during Durga Puja. "For the last five years, we....

Kolkata eateries line up mouth-watering dishes this Durga Puja

Kolkata eateries line up mouth-watering dishes this Durga Puja

From traditional local delicacies like fresh river prawns cooked in coconut cream and hilsa in pineapple gravy to international dishes such as Caribbean chicken steak or fish in hoisin sauce,....

Restoration of British-era castle in Shimla begins

Restoration of British-era castle in Shimla begins

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Tuesday laid the foundation stone to begin the restoration work of the British-era Bantony Estate, a grand private castle decaying for many decades....

We want the whole world to come to India: Tourism Minister Alphons

We want the whole world to come to India: Tourism Minister Alphons

The Indian government is seeking a dramatic increase in tourist figures, both foreign and domestic, in a way that it helps to earn more revenues and generate employment, new Tourism....

Travel tips to empower first-time travellers

Travel tips to empower first-time travellers

Arm yourself with some handy tips to overcome barriers when you travel to unknown destinations -- whether in India or overseas, say experts. Aloke Bajpai, CEO and co-founder of travel....

Cure morning woes with easy to make English breakfast

Cure morning woes with easy to make English breakfast

You may get scared with the idea of making a full English breakfast meal, but it's not that tough. Just get bacon, eggs, toasts, sautéed mushrooms, grilled tomatoes and a....

Tales of hope, resilience from the less explored Pamban Island

Tales of hope, resilience from the less explored Pamban Island

Off the eastern coast of Tamil Nadu, some 500 km south of Chennai, lies Pamban Island. Seemingly a stone's throw from neighbouring Sri Lanka, this is an island steeped in....

Chef Kunal Kapur to host third season of 'My Yellow Table'

Chef Kunal Kapur to host third season of 'My Yellow Table'

Chef Kunal Kapur will be hosting the third edition of TV show "My Yellow Table". Tania Sachdev (chess player), Deepa Malik (athlete-paralympics silver medalist), Amish Tripathi (author), Suneet Varma (fashion....

Tiny Himachal hamlet is a perfect getaway from city life

Tiny Himachal hamlet is a perfect getaway from city life

If you are looking for an escape from the cacophony of maddening city life, head to this tiny village located in the lap of Banjar Valley in Kullu district. Pristine....

McDonald's to shut down 169 outlets in North India

169 McDonald's outlets face closure in North, East India

Restaurant chain McDonald’s face closure of its 169 restaurants on Wednesday in Northern and Eastern regions of India. The move comes into effect after McDonald’s long-standing agreement with Connaught Plaza....

Docu-drama on Chef Vikas Khanna to be screened at Venice film fest

Docu-drama on Chef Vikas Khanna to be screened at Venice film fest

"Buried Seeds", a docu-drama on Michelin-starred celebrity Chef Vikas Khanna, has been selected for a special preview screening on Wednesday at the 74th Venice Film Festival. Thereafter, Khanna will host....

Over 70 riders to join in Himalayan bike race

Over 70 riders to join in Himalayan bike race

More than 70 riders will participate in the 13th Hero Cycles MTB Himalaya, a mountain bike race, that will commence from here this month, rally organisers said on Tuesday. The....