As Travel Halts, Hotels Turn Hospitals

Sarovar Hotels is the latest name in the hospitality industry to come forward and launch a dedicated COVID-19 care centre in Delhi NCR. The hospitality chain recently launched a 60-bed facility at Gurgaon’s Golden Tulip Hotel with 80% of its facilities reserved for the elderly population. The initiative was launched in collaboration with a Gurgaon-based…

Shantiniketan: The Home and the World

Located at a distance of 212km from Kolkata, Shantiniketan is a broad-based name for the area that encompasses the university (Viswa Bharati) and the expanding township (Bolpur).Approaching ShantiniketanLocated to the west of Kolkata, Shantiniketan in Birbhum district, can be reached by road but the train journey is more interesting. You will find…

Tanzania: Air Tanzania Cancels Flights to Mumbai

AIR Tanzania Company Limited (ATCL) has cancelled flights to Mumbai due to the rise of Covid-19 cases in India.The decision came a day after Engineer Matindi announced that ATCL is set to flights to China’s Guangzhou twice a month starting this Saturday.The national carrier was prompted to postpone flights to the China’s city after authorities in…

New Delhi (CNN) — In the…

New Delhi (CNN) — In the southwestern Indian state of Goa, one in every two people tested is positive for Covid-19. That makes it the state with the highest positivity rate nationwide, as the virus rips…

Tycoons and Bollywood stars may…

India is hiding its Covid crisis – and the whole world… The Guardian – Ankita Rao • 16hA few years ago, as Narendra Modi came into power, I worked on an investigative report about India hiding its malaria deaths. In traveling from tribal Odisha to the Indian national health ministry in Delhi,…

Mumbai: Mumbai Indians on…

India is hiding its Covid crisis – and the whole world… The Guardian – Ankita Rao • 7hA few years ago, as Narendra Modi came into power, I worked on an investigative report about India hiding its malaria deaths. In traveling from tribal Odisha to the Indian national health ministry in Delhi,…

Now Take a Virtual Tour of this 99-Year-Old Mumbai Museum

You can now explore Mumbai’s iconic Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya from your couch. The 99-year-old museum is making its collections available online amid the pandemic. After 11 long months, Mumbai’s Grade 1 heritage museum had reopened its doors to visitors on February 16. But with the rising number of cases, it has had to…

Kanika Tekriwal, founder and CEO…

India’s COVID Crisis is Ravaging an Entire Nation’s… VICE – Dhvani Solani • 4hWe thought we were on the other side of the horror. Turns out, we were just getting into its epicentre. Sushma, a domestic worker who cooks for three houses in the city of Mumbai in western India, was…

Rwanda: RwandAir Resumes Flights to Johannesburg

National carrier RwandAir has announced the resumption of its route to and from Johannesburg, South Africa effective May 7.Johannesburg is one of the southern African routes that RwandAir suspended its flights alongside Cape Town, Lusaka, and Harare.The suspension happened in February following the detection of a new variant of Covid-19 in South Africa.”We’re…

10 Best Places To Visit In West Bengal In May

Engrossed in the colonial legacy that is as old as three centuries, West Bengal sparks off a spirited reaction from folks who visit it. And with warm winds, shiny summer sun and a cup of cold beverage, residents of West Bengal welcome summer like no other state.Along with shiny summer sun and warmness, Summer also hosts many festivals, and thereby…

Rwanda: Covid-19 – RwandAir Suspends Flights to India

Rwanda’s national carrier RwandAir has suspended its flights to Mumbai, India, effective May 1, following the unprecedented surge in the Asian country’s coronavirus cases.”Due to the increase in Covid-19 cases across India, RwandAir announces the suspension of its flights to Mumbai effective May 1, 2021, until further notice,” a statement issued…

Dharavi Becomes The Most Popular Tourist Destination In India Beating The Taj Mahal

Dharavi, the name evokes a sense of belonging, a sense of identity and the lives of 60% of Mumbai’s population that reside in these scanty lanes forming Asia’s largest slums. That’s right, the city’s largest slum area, Dharavi, happens to be Asia’s largest slums where more than a million people have found their refuge, a place they call home…

Seychelles Opens Its Borders for Vaccinated Tourists from India

Many countries are gradually opening up and updating their entry requirements for vaccinated travellers.Seychelles has issued new travel advisories for Indians. The island country has stated that it will allow vaccinated visitors from India, Pakistan and Bangladesh who have completed two weeks after their second dose.The Public Health Commissioner…

From COVID Tests to Quarantine Rules, These are the State-Wise Travel Guidelines

With cases increasing day by day in India, state governments have announced several travel restrictions. It’s best to hunker down and stay home, but if you do have to travel, here’s a list of various rules in different states that you should know about.READ: Here’s the List of Countries who have Banned Travellers from IndiaKashmir requires…

La Macario Café: Happy Vibes

Even American actress Gwyneth Paltrow’s recommendation, which was partly responsible for turning the avocado toast into a trending food in the 2010s, could not make me try it because I dislike the earthy buttery taste of the fruit. Finally, it was La Macario Café that changed my perception with The Ultimate Chimichurri Avocado Toast (Rs 360). Probably…

15 Awe-Inspiring Churches In Bangalore That’ll Leave You All Impressed In 2021

Bangalore, now known as Bengaluru, is the capital city of Karnataka. At an elevation of 900 metres, Bengaluru is the most elevated of all the major Indian cities. It lies on the Deccan Plateau. The multi-religious, cosmopolitan nature of the city is reflected by the large number of religious places that the city has, despite the comparatively small…

5 Places Irrfan Made Us Want to Visit With His Movies

The year 2020 brought with it a lot of shocks and heartbreaks. The very untimely death of Irrfan, actor extraordinaire of international fame, jolted the world of movie fans throughout the world. On his first death anniversary, we remember the man who could play chalk and cheese with the same effortless ease, in the OT way: through places the actor made…

Australian bowler Andrew Tye has…

India tops 200,000 dead as virus surge breaks health… Associated Press • 39mNEW DELHI (AP) — India crossed a grim milestone Wednesday of 200,000 people lost to the coronavirus as a devastating surge of new infections tears through dense cities and rural areas alike and overwhelms…

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