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AirAsia India offers tickets to 7 cities at base fare of Rs 99; check out all the details here

AirAsia India offers tickets to 7 cities at base fare of Rs 99; check out all the details here

Low-cost carrier AirAsia India announced on Sunday that it will be flying passengers to seven domestic routes at a mere base fare of Rs 99 from Monday. "The promotional fares....

Padmaavat ban turns out to be a boon for Rajasthan Tourism!

Padmaavat ban a boon for Rajasthan Tourism!

The ban on the film Padmaavat in Rajasthan, it seems, is turning out to be a boon for tourism in the state. The Mewar region of the state -- home to....

Happy Lohri 2018: Five mouth-watering dishes to relish this Lohri

Happy Lohri 2018: Five mouth-watering dishes to relish this Lohri

Lohri is a Punjabi folk festival, celebrated primarily by Sikhs and Hindus from the Punjab region of the Indian subcontinent. Lohri is celebrated to mark the end of winter season....

Top 10 things to do in the beautiful city of Budapest

Top 10 things to do in the beautiful city of Budapest

This is one of the most magical cities in Eastern Europe that has thrown open its doors to tourists. Budapest is a city that is a melange of history, culture,....

Eating prawns, crabs and shrimps is haraam: Islamic outfit issues fatwa

Eating prawns, crabs and shrimps is haraam: Islamic outfit issues fatwa

Jamia Nizamia, one of the oldest Islamic seminaries in India, has drawn ire of sea food loving Muslims across the country after it issued a fatwa (decree) against prawns, shrimps....

Japanese restaurant owner pays over Rs 2 crores for a 405-kg bluefin tuna fish

Japanese restaurant owner pays over Rs 2 crores for a 405 kg bluefin tuna fish

In India, one can easily set up a high profile restaurant for £238,000 (INR 2,0436,313.60) but a Japanese restaurant owner has paid that amount to buy a prime bluefin tuna....

How to take the best solo vacations

How to take the best solo vacations

When I started to travel as a solo woman several years ago, people were shocked and then worried for my safety. Today, however, men and women taking solo vacations and....

Chocolate likely to get extinct by 2050; scientists working towards saving endangered cocoa plant

Chocolate likely to get extinct by 2050; scientists working towards saving endangered cocoa plant

With warmer global temperatures and dryer weather conditions threatening the survival of the fragile cocoa plant, which could see chocolate disappear by as early as 2050, scientists are exploring the....

Here's how climate change could alter the taste of your wine

Here's how climate change could alter the taste of your wine

Although winegrowers seem reluctant to try new grape varieties apparently to protect the taste of the wines, new research suggests that they will ultimately have to give up on their....

'Winter Fest 2017' kicks off at Rajasthan's Mount Abu

'Winter Fest 2017' kicks off at Rajasthan's Mount Abu

The three-day annual "Winter Fest 2017" took off here with fanfare on Friday with the city coming alive with colourful cultural and folk performances as well as traditional sports activities....

On New Year's Eve, Kashmir is sold out

On New Year's Eve, Kashmir is sold out

New Year couldn't be likely to begin on a better note for the tourist industry of Kashmir. This world-famous ski resort was completely sold out Saturday as scores of tourists....

Nepal bans solo mountaineering on Mount Everest

Nepal bans solo mountaineering on Mount Everest

Nepal has banned solo climbers from scaling its mountains, including Mount Everest, in an attempt to reduce accidents and make mountaineering safer. The new safety regulations also prohibit double amputee....

Tourists gear up for New Year in Himachal Pradesh

Tourists gear up for New Year in Himachal Pradesh

Tens of thousands of holidaymakers started gathering across resorts in Himachal Pradesh on Saturday to bid goodbye to 2017. Mellow sunshine and no snowfall will greet them at most of....

Masala Library offers to redo Indian traditional cuisines

Masala Library offers to redo Indian traditional cuisines

Have you ever felt like eating street snacks like jhal moori cookie or ghugni chaat at one of the top-rated restaurants in the country? The culinary offering at Masala Library,....

Happy New Year 2018: Top 10 Places in India for New Year 2018 celebrations

Top 10 Places in India for New Year 2018 celebrations

It’s time to say goodbye to 2017 and start 2018 afresh with beautiful, positive vibes and loads of blessings. From setting morning alarms to coming home late from work, hectic....

Why ban display of non-vegetarian food in South Delhi markets, ask social media users

South Delhi Corporations orders to cease the display of non-vegetarian food in open

The South Delhi Municipal Corporation(SDMC) proposed a proposal ordering shopkeepers not to display non -vegetarian food in the open in order to maintain hygiene and to respect people’s sentiments as not....

Seychelles, Bali and Maldives top Google India search as international honeymoon destinations

Seychelles, Bali and Maldives top Google India search as international honeymoon destinations

Holiday-related queries increased by 27% in 2017 winter, with most of the people searching for 'luxury', 'honeymoon', and 'safari' destinations on Google Search, the company said on Wednesday. Seychelles, Maldives and....

Welcome to Haryana's big fat parantha challenge

Welcome to Haryana's big fat parantha challenge

Can you gobble down three paranthas weighing two kg each in 50 minutes flat? If you think you can, head for the Tapasya Parantha Junction on the Rohtak-Delhi bypass, about....

Let's make Christmas more delightful with these mouth-watering desserts

Let's make Christmas more delightful with these mouth-watering desserts

Christmas is just around the corner. The festival calls for a grand celebration time marked with Christmas trees decked with lights and ornaments, dressing up and of course amazing delicacies.....

Nahargarh Fort turns into a contemporary art gallery.

Jaipur's Nahargarh Fort turns host for contemporary art

Basking in the glory of Rajput history, the iconic Nahargarh Fort in Jaipur has always remained a favourite among the tourists. Built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II in 1734....

Chicken Biryani the most ordered food item in 2017

Chicken Biryani most ordered food item in 2017

India has witnessed a growing appetite for both domestic and international cuisine in 2017 but majority of them stayed indigenous as desi dishes topped the list of most ordered food....

Chef Hari Nayak says South Indian cuisine much underrated, not just about dosas and idlis

Chef Hari Nayak says South Indian cuisine much underrated, not just about dosas and idlis

South Indian cuisine is "much underrated" and goes much beyond idlis and dosas, says New York-based Indian chef Hari Nayak, who he is also working hard to dispel misconceptions about....

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Motorcyclists more prone to accidents on nights with a full moon

While traveling, the destination is obviously of utmost importance but one can't downplay the safety aspect. A recent study has predicted that under a full moon the risk of having....

Jammu-Srinagar highway remains closed following landslides; Kashmir Valley freezes at sub-zero temperatures

Jammu-Srinagar highway remains closed following landslides; Kashmir Valley freezes at sub-zero temperatures

The strategic Jammu-Srinagar national highway remained closed for the third consecutive day on Wednesday due to multiple landslides in Ramban district, a traffic official said. "Snow clearance operation in Bannihal....

Culture of 'bun, tea' made Papparoti open doors to India

Culture of 'bun, tea' made Papparoti open doors to India

With cafes in over 32 countries from Malaysia to Australia and Dubai, International coffee chain Papparoti has now opened doors in Mumbai and according to the spokesperson; the huge potential....

Northeast's tourism hurdles will end, says tourism minister Alphons

Northeast's tourism hurdles will end, says tourism minister Alphons

Union Minister of State for Tourism KJ Alphons on Tuesday assured that he will take up at the proper level the issue of northeastern states being kept as Level II....

Indians love Goa, Italy for gastronomic holidays, reveals survey

Indians love Goa, Italy for gastronomic holidays, reveals survey

Goa and Italy are on top of the mind for Indians when they plan gastronomic holidays, reveals a survey. The finding is part of travel site TripAdvisor's second edition of....

Australia lifts travel ban to Raqqa; no longer under control of IS forces

Australia lifts travel ban to Raqqa; no longer under control of IS forces

The Syrian city of Raqqa is no longer under the control of Islamic State (IS) forces, the Australian Foreign Minister confirmed on Wednesday, paving the way for the countrymen to....

Maggi in ‘soup’? Nestle faces Rs 62 lakh fine after failing lab test in Uttar Pradesh

Maggi in ‘soup’? Nestle faces Rs 62 lakh fine after failing lab test in Uttar Pradesh

The '2-minute noodles', Nestle’s Maggi seems to be caught up in a 'soup' again. The famous and much-loved Maggi noodles have again failed to pass the lab test. Failing to....

Chandigarh hovers at 9 degrees Celsius, colder than the ‘queen of hills’-Shimla

Chandigarh hovers at 9 degrees Celsius, colder than the ‘queen of hills’-Shimla

Chandigarh and the Sikh holy city of Amritsar in Punjab were on Saturday colder than the 'Queen of Hills' - Shimla. Likewise, many places in the plains of north India....