North East  /  Published 12.02.20

ILP groups start checks

The Confederation of Meghalaya Social Organisations (COMSO) began to “implement” the inner-line permit (ILP) on Wednesday by conducting checks on those “outsiders” who were entering the state....
By Our Correspondent in Shillong

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

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

India  /  Published 17.01.20

China travel health alert

The Union health ministry on Friday released a travel advisory for China and reviewed India’s preparedness for the novel coronavirus (nCoV) that causes pneumonia-like illness and has affected 41 peo...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Culture  /  Published 14.12.19

Beirut: The city that refuses to die

As I drive from the Rafic Hariri International Airport in Beirut to my hotel in the city’s bustling Hamra district, the first impression is that of a city that has seen better days. The highway on b...
By Smita Tripathi in

Travel  /  Published 25.11.19

Pushkar: Kaleidoscope of colours and culture

Pushkar is many things at once. If the enchanted land offers a haven for the spiritual-minded, it’s no less an adventure destination for adrenaline junkies out to test their limits on air or land. W...
By Aniruddha Biswas in

Travel  /  Published 23.11.19

Serene splendour

Wow! How time flies. We are already in the last week of November, there is a nip in the air and soon the winter festive mood will set in. Most of you might already be planning your family vacations. I...
By Natasha Celmi in

Travel  /  Published 16.11.19

North Macedonia: A hidden jewel

Everyone who knows me, knows how much I love to travel. I love visiting new places, discovering local music, trying new food, and taking home a plethora of new knowledge. This year I had the opportuni...
By Debaditya Chaudhury in

Travel  /  Published 16.11.19

A conversation with silence in the hills

Every gentleman is aware that in the pedigreed process of having a drink poured for yourself, it is critical to assess the precise moment at which one must whisper, “when”. Life is no different. T...
By Swapan Seth in

West Bengal  /  Published 25.10.19

Diwali rush home drives air fares

Air fares to Calcutta are soaring this Diwali after a slump during Durga Puja.Last-minute fares for flights to Calcutta from Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore surged four to five times on Friday and Saturda...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta


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