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Poland's Bells of Happiness at Arbora

Summertime in Singapore: Plan your next family retreat with something fun for everyone

A lot of thought goes into planning a summer retreat, and Singapore offers something for everyone.

Published on 23rd March 2020
Tourists anxious to leave Goa (Photo: IANS)

As Goa closes its borders, last few holidaying tourists anxious to leave the state

Following the Goa government's decision to shut down its borders for incoming passengers and tourists, the few remaining tourists who were already in Goa are anxious to leave the state.

Published on 22nd March 2020
A nearly deserted Bourbon Street (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

Party's over: New Orleans goes from 'Let the good times roll' to 'Wash your hands'

A week ago, revellers were jamming bars in the French Quarter and New Orleans' Irish Channel while hotels, taverns and restaurants looked ahead to what is usually a lucrative festival season.

Published on 21st March 2020
Kanika Kapoor with Vasundhara Raje (Photo: IANS)

A reckless singer's trail: How Kanika Kapoor threw India's political elite into quarantine

After Kanika Kapoor tested coronavirus positive, former Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje and her son Dushyant Singh have gone into self-isolation, but the news has also caused concern among 96 MPs.

Published on 21st March 2020
Sydney Opera House (Photo: Internet)

Vivid Sydney 2020, Sydney Film Festival cancelled in 'responsible albeit devastating decision'

Vivid Sydney 2020 and the Sydney Film Festival have been cancelled by the hosts on recommendations by the Federal Government and health authorities. 

Published on 18th March 2020
Taj Mahal (Photo: IANS)

Taj Mahal and other historic monuments closed in Agra, annual Shah Jahan Urs cancelled

The annual three-day Urs of Mughal emperor Shah Jahan will not be held as scheduled, as historic monuments including the Taj Mahal in Agra have been shut down till March 31.

Published on 17th March 2020
Flame Towers in Baku, Azerbaijan

Seven days in Azerbaijan: An elemental encounter for the ages

Despite being a jumble of cultures, it’s not hard for Azerbaijan to find its own identity, wherein history and modernity blend with ease

Published on 19th December 2019
At Times Square, New York (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

No Broadway, no basketball, no big gatherings: New Yorkers fret as bustling city slows to a halt

New Yorkers awoke on Friday to find the coronavirus has left their famously bustling city with no Broadway, no basketball games, no big gatherings, and a populace unnerved by an ever-worsening crisis.

Published on 13th March 2020
Coronavirus hits Tokyo (AP Photo/Jae C Hong)

Art & culture on pause: Snowball effect of coronavirus brings world of entertainment to a standstill

The snowball effect across the worlds of fashion, cinema, tourism, entertainment — and sports — has brought the global attention and concern over the coronavirus outbreak to our doorsteps.

Published on 13th March 2020
Rush hour in Hong Kong (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

WHO declares a pandemic, Indian government cancels all general visas, advises against travel

The World Health Organisation declared on Wednesday that the global coronavirus crisis is now a pandemic, but added that it's not too late for countries to act.

Published on 12th March 2020
Corona Beer (Photo: IANS)

Now, coronavirus impacts global demand for popular beverage brand Corona Beer

Apart from economically impacting trade, tourism and aviation amongst other global sectors, novel coronavirus has an unlikely victim - a popular global beer brand.

Published on 28th February 2020

Restobar: Dank in Chennai serves up flavours from around the world

We highly recommend their Cape Town Chicken...

Published on 28th February 2020
Prince Harry (Andrew Milligan/Pool Photo via AP)

'Call me Harry': Prince eschews royal label, reflected a seismic shift in the British monarchy

The British prince who is preparing to step back from royal duties would normally be referred to as sir or his royal highness.

Published on 27th February 2020
A shot from Same Same But Different

Indo-Korean concert Same Same But Different comes to Bengaluru this February

This show features South Korean new wave percussion group Noreum Machi, Trayam, an ensemble from India and renowned choreographer Astad Deboo

Published on 21st February 2020
Taj Mahal (File Photo: IANS)

Massive image makeover for Taj Mahal, focus on Yamuna health ahead of US President Trump's visit 

Ahead of US President Donald Trump's visit to the Taj city next week, the Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh has mounted a massive image makeover of the city.

Published on 20th February 2020

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