Visit to Kartarpur Sahib was ardaas answered after 72 years

On the occasion of the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak in 2019, a stretch of road connecting Dera Baba N...

Enchanting Egypt

While the entire city gives the distinct impression of being a living museum, the Egyptian museum is a storeho...

Chintamani Kar Sanctuary, a birder's paradise

Chintamani, quite literally, means ‘a wish-fulfilling jewel’. Close to the Ramakrishna Mission Vidyalaya i...

Discover the many faces Jaipur wears

I love Jaipur. I love the old, the new and the trendy. I love the fact that the city is attracting the thinkin...

Off the beaten trail

At a moment when many assume to have seen all there is to see in Kenya, when all East African safaris have see...

West Bengal  /  Published 13.02.20

Registered Bengal homestays to get incentive

 In a bid to standardise the homestay sector, the West Bengal government will give an incentive of Rs 1.5 lakh each to the ones that get registered, state tourism minister Goutam Deb said in the ...
By PTI in Kolkata

Jharkhand  /  Published 09.02.20

Train services to be hit

Train services will remain affected in Chakradharpur division of South Eastern Railway (SER) on Tuesday because of the commissioning of a limited-height subway between Muradih and Madhukunda and a cul...
By Our Special Correspondent in Jamshedpur

Travel  /  Published 08.02.20

In a Spanish city, an alchemy of many things past

A familiar accent rang out amidst the cacophony of “hola” and “gracias”. Scanning the various skin tones and voices, my eyes came to rest upon a coloured man of slight build. Clearly, he was t...
By Anasuya Basu in

Travel  /  Published 08.02.20

Italy: a sensory overload

What comes to the mind when you first think of Italy? Food, the Amalfi coast, or Rome with all its heritage? Or, perhaps, Florence with its vast treasures of architecture? But for me and my family, it...
By Satrajit Sen in

West Bengal  /  Published 05.02.20

Metro funds grouse

The budget allocations for several Metro projects in Calcutta are less than last year and the allotment for at least one is “grossly insufficient”, railway officials said.The Joka-Esplanade Metro ...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

Business  /  Published 05.02.20

The online battle for the Indian traveller

The travel industry was one of the earliest to be impacted by the technological revolution that has swept all before it over the last 25 years. Online travel agencies (OTAs) quickly began to steal cus...
By Chitra Narayanan in

Travel  /  Published 03.02.20

Kurseong calling

You cannot call yourself a true-blue Bengali if you haven’t visited the hill stations in North Bengal with your parents during your summer vacations as a child or teamed up with friends during colle...
By Pramita Ghosh in

West Bengal  /  Published 03.02.20

Suburban train service hit

Train services between Sealdah South and Sonarpur stations were disrupted for about an hour on Monday afternoon after a compactor machine of the Calcutta Municipal Corporation rammed into the level-cr...
By TT Bureau in Calcutta

India  /  Published 01.02.20

‘Monitor’ tax on foreign trip

The Union budget has imposed a 5 per cent tax on foreign travel packages bought from tour operators with effect from April 1, 2020.Tour operators are liable to charge the amount as TCS (tax collected ...
By Sambit Saha in Calcutta

Food  /  Published 28.01.20

Barolo 2015 is an excellent vintage that can be enjoyed young

For the last few years, I’ve been following the Barolo and Barbaresco vintage by attending the wine summit Nebbiolo Prima in Alba. Usually held in the summer months but in 2019 it was held early in ...
By Subhasis Ganguli in


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