There are many jewellery designers who cater to a variety of styles and techniques for women. Founded by Nikita and Namita Bhandari, sisters from Jaipur (Rajasthan), ‘AZGA’ seeks to espouse the age-old craftsmanship of Rajasthani artisans and transform their works of art to wearable pieces. What made you guys get into the niche market of designing accessories for men?
Celebrity boxer Mike Tyson has arrived in Mumbai along with wife Lakiha Spicer and his famous face tattoo. For his maiden trip in the country, just like Justin Bieber, Will Smith, Paris Hilton, Michael Jackson and Jackie Chan, Tyson has also chosen Shera as his bodyguard.
Considered as an art form, embroidery is a unique and complex way of embellishing a fabric. India being a host to a number of different cultures, has been a hub of skilled individuals who are marvelous in their techniques of embroideries. Almost every state has it’s unique and beautiful embroidery form, which are fawned over by the whole world.
The Taj Mahal is a classic example of what is wrong with India as a tourist destination – world class monuments which have been poorly maintained. The year 2017 was a watershed one for Indian tourism when it touched the 10 million foreign tourist arrival mark for the first time, marking a growth of 15.6 per cent from 2016. The Ministry of Tourism has not set a target of reaching the magical figure of 20 million tourists by 2020.
With the World Tourism Day on September 27, find out how well you know the various regions of India. In this edition, we bring you a quiz on northeast India. Test your knowledge!
As we mark Tourism Day on the 27th of August, we ask you to rank the best Indian tourist spots. Use the upvote or the downvote button to cast your vote.
Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, Hyderabad’s Salarjung and National Museum in Delhi don’t figure anywhere in Tripadvisor’s list of the top museums in India. Find out which museums Indian tourists have been visiting the most in 2018.
There are movies that made purely for entertainment and then there are movies that share a deep message with their stories, visuals and even music and songs. So when it comes to being riled up with pride about your country and its history, these Bollywood movies have hit the mark.
As India celebrates another year of freedom and Independence, we go back in time to talk about some interesting events that occurred during the Independence of India and Pakistan, in 1947.
As India prepares to celebrate its 72nd year of independence on August 15, 2018, here’s a quick quiz to help you recollect some of the significant people and factors of the freedom struggle.
Read on to find out who India’s most famous serial killers were. This actually refers to an unidentified serial killer(s) who murdered over dozens of homeless people in Calcutta and Bombay during the years 1985 to 1989. This serial killer preyed on women who wanted to get married but had no means to pay dowry or find suitable husbands – and actually murdered 20 of them.
You might have heard of this as the ‘Noida double murder case’ which took place over ten years ago in May 2008, referring to the unsolved murders of a 13-year-old girl and a 45-year-old live-in domestic worker employed by her family. Amar Singh Chamkila was a popular Punjabi singer and musician, and he and his wife/singing partner, Amarjot, were killed along with two members of their band in the year 1988. Some conspiracy theories consider the Punjab police as being behind the murder for considering their lyrics vulgar, other Punjabi singers as their popularity was threatened, or an honor killing by Amarjot’s family.
A WHO report said that nearly one in 20 people in India is likely to be suffering from some form of depression. Chances are, if you’re sitting in a crowded bus or train and reading this during your morning commute, someone around you is depressed. That is the state of our country in the 21st century, where life is a race against time. While many celebrities like Deepika Padukone and Kapil Sharma have spoken up about their own mental illnesses, India as a country is still hesitant to accept depression and other mental health disorders as ‘real’. As per a 2011 WHO report, India spends only 0. ...
The next time you’re planning a vacation in Goa, check out the fabulous places that Airbnb has on offer. The online marketplace and hospitality service has a wide variety of accommodations to chose from and promises travelers a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Take a look at these stunning images to help you make up your mind. (Image credits: Airbnb)
“How does that work?” questions a confused Oprah to the newly married Abhishek Bachchan on learning that the actor, along with his beautiful wife lives with his parents. “How does that work?” Abhishek doesn’t wait a second to throw the ball in Oprah’s court. This exchange brings to light the world’s view on the strong concept of ‘family’ in India.
The landscape of Hampi, in Karnataka, is replete with the flows of Tungabhadra River. Situated in Patan, Gujarat, Rani Ki Vav is an ancient step-well, that was built by Rani Udaymati in 11th Century AD, to worship hallowed waters of Saraswati River. An exquisite example of subterranean architecture, Rani ki Vav is 64 meters long, 20 meters wide and 27 meters deep.
Thank you India, for sharing your Rakshabandhan memories with us. We got a wonderful response, and now, we are more than happy to share your sibling love for the world to see. Here are some of the sweetest messages and photos that you have sent us. Happy Rakshabandhan, everyone
Had I not visited the historical forts in Rajasthan and Taj Mahal in Agra in a tourist bus with a gang of visitors from US and Europe, I wouldn’t have ever known how much the regular things staple to this country, that lie unattended in every room of our apartment, appeal to those who come from distant lands. Let’s see what are the things that the guests to India pick from here, to take back home. The next time you have a colleague visiting from a far off country, you should know exactly what to present to them that will captivate their attention.