Wednesday , October 26 2016

Mourning of Muharram

Ritualistic Self-Flagellation in Pakistan

The first month of the Islamic calendar 2015, Muharram is a commemoration of the martyrdom of Imam Hussein ibn Ali, the grandson of Prophet Muhammad, at the Battle of Karbala. One of the four sacred months of Islam, Muharram is observed with immense respect, reflection and remembrance by both Sunni …

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Five Queer Dussera Rituals of the yore, we bet you didn’t know about!

Doll Display

Several iconic films of Hollywood, Bollywood, Tollywood, Kollywood, or any other new one on the block for that matter, have always cashed on the big clash of the ‘good’ Vs the ‘bad’. In the Indian context, no other mythology best exemplifies the victory over evil the way Dussehra does. Not …

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iTraveller at 4th Global Travel eCommerce Conference

On the GTEC experience

iTraveller makes its presence felt at the 4th Global Travel eCommerce Conference (GTEC) at Sichuan, China, an event that hosted global achievers leveraging technology in online travel space. iTraveller was invited to the ‘Fast Track’ event at GTEC, organised by Phocuswright, featuring keynote interviews, executive panels and research presentations. Shiju …

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World Food Day Special – How About an Agri-Tour?!


Top 5 countries with flourishing Agri-Business “A way to a man’s heart is through stomach,” goes the cliché. Whether or not it can be generalised to all men is left to an individual’s discretion though. But one thing is for sure; there is no other universal temptation like food for …

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Happy Vacations – Then & Now

cabin baggage size

Flashback to 1975: The vintage rotary dial phone blares in the dead of night in the drawing room of a home. The head of the family answers the call and after having a loud 10-minute conversation over the phone, he announces to family members that their ‘distantly’ close relatives are …

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Tour of Siem Reap, Cambodia (Part-2)

Angkor and the Region of Siem Reap

Day 2: We left early for a 30km drive to other temples namely The Banteay Srei and Banteay Samre, built during the 10th and 12th Century AD, dedicated to Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu respectively. Banteay Srei is well known for its very exquisite architecture and stone carvings and sculptures …

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A whirl-wind tour of Siem Reap, Cambodia (Part 1)

Angkor Thom lies the Bayon Temple, tour in Cambodia

Cambodia – The very name flashes two distinct images in the minds of those who have either read their history books at school or the ones who had followed the news during the cold war era. To the former, it is the enduring silhouette of the magnificent Angkor Wat temple …

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Experience the Historic Tours of Mahatma!

bapu in south africa,

What’s common among Adi Nivas in Wardha (India), Kingsley Hall in London (Britain) and Sigiriya in Chilaw (Sri Lanka)? Well, all three of these were once home to Mahatma Gandhi – the foremost leader who led India to Independence from the British rule on the sheer strength of his principle …

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World Tourism Day: 10 Lesser-Known Countries You Must Visit

Palau travel trip

Palau, Futuna, Nauru, Mayotte… Any guesses what these are? Let’s give it a try! Are these names of exotic flowers? Nope. May be authors you missed on the bookshelf. Nay, no way! Could it be ingredients of an unfamiliar recipe? Now, that was too wild a guess! Ladies and gentlemen, …

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