Travel & Food

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....

West Bengal celebrates GI tag to 'Banglar Rasogolla' with World's biggest Rasogolla

West Bengal celebrates GI tag to Banglar rasogolla with world's biggest rasogolla

Days after West Bengal got the Geographical Indication (GI) for ‘Banglar Rasogolla’, two self-help groups in Nadia district collaborated to produce a gigantic version of the round syrupy dessert, which....

MasterChef Australia 2015 winner Billie McKay finds Indian chefs 'almost obsessive'

MasterChef Australia 2015 winner Billie McKay finds Indian chefs 'almost obsessive'

'MasterChef Australia' 2015 winner Billie McKay had a chance to work with some of her Indian counterparts, and she found them almost obsessive. "It's my first time here (in India).....

138-km double railway line between Bengaluru-Mysuru opened for traffic

138-km double railway line between Bengaluru-Mysuru opened for traffic

The 138-km double railway line between Bengaluru and Mysuru in southern Karnataka was opened for traffic, an official said. "Completion of the 1.7 km stretch at Srirangapatna has enabled us....

With ferries Goa can be modelled after Venice

With ferries Goa can be modelled after Venice

Goa has the potential to become the Venice of the East if it taps its intricate network of inland waterways for commuting, suggests Rajiv Somani, chairman and managing director of....

Creating curried cultures; Indian Food in the age of globalisation

Effects of globalisation: Chronicling the transformation of Indian food

Though its origin isn't exactly Indian, chicken tikka masala has strangely epitomised Indian food across the world, and has remained a hackneyed icon. Despite having a huge history of food....

SC stays NGT order on opening new routes to Vaishno Devi temple

SC stays NGT order on opening new routes to Vaishno Devi temple

The Supreme Court on Monday stayed the National Green Tribunals (NGT) order to direct the Vaishno Devi temple authorities to open a new approach road for use by pedestrians and....

Be at peace in the lap of Oman's luxury resorts

Be at peace in the lap of Oman's luxury resorts

Bored of the humdrum of life? Desire to visit a peaceful holiday destination? The pictorial landscapes, exotic beaches and superlative hospitality of the luxury resorts in Oman can be a....

After Airports, ITDC Duty-free outlets to open at Seaports by 2020

After airports, ITDC duty-free outlets to open at seaports by 2020

Moving out of airports due to stiff competition from private players, the India Tourism Development Corporation Ltd (ITDC) is making a gradual comeback with duty-free outlets at seaports. Currently operating....

Fostering new flavours in India

Fostering new flavours in India

When we say ‘ajinomoto’, what comes to mind is a flavour-enhancer that people have mixed opinions about. But as we speak to Atsushi Mishuku, Managing Director of Ajinomoto India, we....

Entry to Chittorgarh Fort closed in protest against film Padmavati

Entry to Chittorgarh Fort closed in protest against film Padmavati

Entry to the famous Chittorgarh Fort in Rajasthan was closed on Friday in protest against filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali's upcoming movie ‘Padmavati’, which many claim have distorted historical facts. "We have....

After Bengal and Odisha, now Tamil Nadu and Karnataka stir ‘sweet wars’ over Mysore pak

After Bengal and Odisha, now Tamil Nadu and Karnataka stir ‘sweet wars’ over Mysore pak

Remember the school times when kids used to fight with other kids over tiffin? We guess yes! Now do you remember when Bengal and Odisha were locking horns over the....

48-feet long 'world's oldest' Buddha statue unearthed in Pakistan

48-feet long 'world's oldest' Buddha statue unearthed in Pakistan

A centuries-old "sleeping Buddha" statue has been unearthed during excavations near Bhamala Stupa in Haripur district of Pakistan's Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa. Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Directorate of Archaeology And Museums Director Abdul Samad told Dawn....

Rasogolla sales in Bengal up by 25% after Geographical Indication tag

Rasogolla sales in Bengal up by 25% after Geographical Indication tag

Rasogolla sales in West Bengal have shot up by around 25% after the state secured a Geographical Indication (GI) tag for "Banglar Rasogolla", a body of sweetmeats makers said on....

World Diabetes Day 2017: Best food items for diabetics

World Diabetes Day 2017: Best food items for diabetics

The world is observing November 14 as World Diabetes Day, a disease which people have when their blood sugar (blood glucose) becomes too high. Blood glucose is the main of....

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Sweet news! Bengal granted Geographical Indication status for Rosogolla, says Mamata Banerjee

In a unconventional development, Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday awarded Sweet Geographical Status (GI) status for Rosogolla. Mamata Banerjee took to her Twitter account to share the new....

Andhra's Araku Valley to host Hot Air Balloon Festival

Andhra's Araku Valley to host Hot Air Balloon Festival

The Araku valley near Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh is all set to host the first edition of its Hot Air Balloon Festival. Starting Tuesday, the three-day-long event will see participation....

No Stilettos in the Himalaya : A journey of 10k kms, 2 woman and a strong feminist punch

No Stilettos in the Himalayas: A journey of 10k kms, 2 woman and a strong feminist punch

Travelogues are always interesting: A new place seen through another's eyes, sharing someone else's experiences and, in this case, following a two-woman team's trips spread over 10,000 km. A journey....

Rejoice air travellers! AirAsia offers base fare at Rs 99 for domestic travel and Rs 444 for international travel

Rejoice air travellers! AirAsia offers base fare at Rs 99 for domestic travel and Rs 444 for international travel

We have got some great news for air passengers as budget airline AirAsia India is offering flights at a starting base price of Rs 99 for domestic destinations and Rs....