Travel & Food

'Upgraded China-Nepal border point to boost trade and tourism'

'Upgraded China-Nepal border point to boost trade and tourism'

Trade and tourism between Nepal and China would be boosted after the Rasuwagadi-Kerung border crossing was upgraded into an international border point, according to the Himalayan country's business leaders. Following....

Cambodia's Angkor Wat earns nearly $70mn in 2017

Cambodia's Angkor Wat earns nearly $70mn in 2017

Revenue from ticket sales for Cambodia's Angkor Wat archeological park reached $69.2 million in the first eight months of 2017 -- up 69.8 per cent compared to the like period....

Stay hydrated and moisturized while travelling

Stay hydrated and moisturized while travelling

Flights can make your skin look dull and tired because air at high altitudes has less moisture, making the cabin air dry. Invest in good Vitamin E moisturizers, lip butters....

Unexplored destinations of Bengal in 'Rediscovered Bengal'

Unexplored destinations of Bengal in 'Rediscovered Bengal'

Explored and unexplored destinations of West Bengal have been highlighted in a new coffee-table book that captures the spirit of the eastern state, with its myriad hues, cultures, moods and....

Eating dark chocolates may prevent diabetes

Eating dark chocolates may prevent diabetes

Love to gorge on dark chocolates? According to a study, compounds found in cocoa -- the main ingredient of chocolate -- can actually help prevent as well as treat diabetes.....

'Regionality' sets Indian food apart: Chef Gary Mehigan

'Regionality' sets Indian food apart: Chef Gary Mehigan

Globally renowned English-Australian chef, television show host and restaurateur Gary Mehigan says he believes that "regionality is what sets Indian food apart" from the cuisines across the world. In an....

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Gossip over bacon wraps at "The Chatter House"

It's not just the food and drinks that a pub offers -- what also makes your visit memorable is the ambience, as well as the privacy it provides. The Chatter....

Cheaper hotels, lower rush lure travellers to monsoon vacations

Cheaper hotels, lower rush lure travellers to monsoon vacations

With most airlines and hotels lowering prices to attract customers during what is known as the "off-period" for travel, a vacation during the monsoon season is slowly catching the fancy....

World's oldest Italian wine found

World's oldest Italian wine found

Researchers have found evidence of the world's oldest Italian wine in a large storage jar from the Copper Age which indicates that winemaking in the region began as early a....

5 temples to visit in Maharashtra during Ganesh Chaturthi

5 temples to visit in Maharashtra during Ganesh Chaturthi

Lord Ganesha is the first to be worshiped before beginning of any new project or work because Ganesha is popularly worshiped as the obstacle remover. In India, Maharashtra is the....

And the mountains will echo: Bhutan gears up for annual literary extravaganza

And the mountains will echo: Bhutan gears up for annual literary extravaganza

Literature festivals are quite the trend these days, but this one comes with an added attraction of the surreal beauty that the Land of the Thunder Dragon is known for.....

Our psyche stopping India from becoming tourism hub: PM Modi

Our psyche is stopping India from becoming tourism hub: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said the tourism industry has a huge potential to generate employment in India and the only thing standing in the way is "our psyche".....

Walking through London, tongue in cheek

Walking through London, tongue in cheek

Going around is a British invention, not improbable in the land of the cartwheel penny, but the London Eye tops it all. It earns 25,000 pounds every day. This millennium....

Gordon Ramsay helps struggling hotel owners

Gordon Ramsay helps struggling hotel owners

British celebrity chef and television personality Gordon Ramsay was seen at his compassionate best in his recent YouTube video where he helps an elderly couple David and Sukie Mollendor, who....

Canon India celebrates World Photography Day with workshops

Canon India celebrates World Photography Day with workshops

In a bid to promote imaging culture, Canon India on Friday organised a series of activities and workshops across the country in celebration of 'World Photography Day' that falls on....

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Kunal Kapur's 'The Sweet BreakUp' is all about mithai without sugar

As the festive season approaches, celebrity chef Kunal Kapur has loads of good news for those who complain that Indian mithai is overly sweet and high on calories. He's been....

More pesticide-contaminated eggs detected in S.Korea

More pesticide-contaminated eggs detected in South Korea

Eggs from 23 more farms in South Korea has been found contaminated with harmful pesticides, authorities announced on Thursday. The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs said it has....

Dubai celebrates Indian Independence Day with a huge 'Dangal' themed cake

Dubai celebrates Indian Independence Day with a huge 'Dangal' themed cake

On the occasion of the 70th Indian Independence Day, a bakery in Dubai has made a huge cake worth Rs 25 lakh. The Broadway Bakery, that has made the cake claims to....

Qatar launches new direct sea route to Pakistan

Qatar launches new direct sea route to Pakistan

Qatar has launched a new direct route between the country's Hamad Port and Pakistan's port of Karachi, state news agency QNA reported on Monday. The new route was launched on....

Through the virgin woods: A road less travelled in the Mizo hills

Through the virgin woods: A road less travelled in the Mizo hills

Can discomfort be fun? Why not, if it propels an unmatched adrenaline rush as you lay your heart open to the benign indifference of nature? And where? In the virgin....

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Travellers in India at data theft risk; US based company Fire Eye issues warning

A Russian hacking group "APT28" is targeting the hospitality sector globally and the Indian hotels and resorts must have strong Wi-Fi security in place to safeguard travellers' data from being....

Tourists flock to Himachal for Independence-Day weekend

Tourists flock to Himachal for Independence-Day weekend

Tourist destinations across Himachal Pradesh are chock-a-block with holidaymakers, mainly from the north Indian plains, for the extended Independence Day weekend, starting Saturday. Many hotels and guesthouses in most of....

Eggs containing pesticides found in 17 countries

Eggs containing pesticides found in 17 countries

Fifteen European Union countries plus Hong Kong and Switzerland have received eggs contaminated with the pesticide fipronil, the European Commission said on Friday. The countries that have received the eggs....

Rise in Americans drinking more alcohol: Study

Rise in Americans drinking more alcohol: Study

There was an 11 per cent overall increase in alcohol consumption among adults in the US between 2002 and 2012, a new study led by researchers of the National Institute....

Delhi eateries to display toll-free number for complaints: Satyendar Jain

Delhi eateries to display toll-free number for complaints: Satyendar Jain

Soon, all eateries in Delhi will display a toll-free number, where people can complain about food adulteration, Health Minister Satyendar Jain said in the state assembly on Thursday. During question....

Decoded: How tongue keeps its tastes right

Decoded: How tongue keeps its tastes right

Signals sent by tongue's taste cells prevent the brain from confusing between bitter and sweet tastes, a study has showed. Humans perceive taste through thousands of tiny sensory organs called....

Donald Trump's early childhood home available on Airbnb

Donald Trump's early childhood home available on Airbnb

Community-driven hospitality company Airbnb is offering visitors to rent out US President Donald Trump's early childhood home in Queens, New York, the media reported. The former Trump residence, located in....

Eating chocolate may provide relief from bowel disease

Eating chocolate may provide relief from bowel disease

Consuming protein rich foods such as nuts, eggs, seeds, beans, poultry, yogurt, cheese and even chocolates may foster a more tolerant and less inflammatory gut environment, which could mean relief....

Love chugging beer? Get your beer etiquette right

Get your beer etiquette right

Love chugging beer? You can make the experience better by learning some beer manners like not offering a warm beer and not removing the foam away, say experts. Ramita Chaudhuri,....

Will see if Goa casinos can go cashless: CM, Manohar Parrikar

Goa Casinos could soon go cashless

Goa's popular but controversial casino industry could soon go cashless, with Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, on Thursday, saying the issue will be examined. "However, the issue will be examined as....