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Bengaluru Karaga – 2019

Bengaluru City Karaga is probably one of the oldest festivals celebrated in the heart of the Bengaluru. It’s celebrated in the Bengaluru Kote and Market area by a community called ‘Vahnikula Kshatriyas Thigala’. Similar Karaga and Pallakki (Oora Habba) happen in villages and towns in and around Bengaluru. I have seen Karaga in Anekal, Hebbagodi and Muthanalluru etc but this is my first time in Bengaluru. We left home early (around 12 middle of the night) and reached KG Road – Mysore Bank Ci...
Tags: Life, Bangalore, Culture, Faith, Festivals, India, Maps, Walking


Theme Restaurants Spice Up India’s Dining Scene

Eating out in one of India's new generation of restaurants is as much as the social media friendly design as it about the food.
Tags: Travel, India


Ultimate guide to Thai massages

For first-time spa patrons, getting a massage can be intimidating and raise questions like Is this going to hurt? Tickle? Do I keep my underwear on or go buff? But even for those familiar with a deep-tissue massage or a Turkish bath pounding, a Thai massage is something completely different, more like assisted yoga mixed with acupressure. Once you try it yourself, you’ll understand why it’s arguably the most approachable of the types of massages. Here’s everything you need to know before your...
Tags: Travel, India, Thailand, Bangkok, All, Chiang Mai, Buddha, Buddhist, Chao Phraya River, Nuch, Thai massage, Bangkok Massages, Massage In Thailand, Massages In Bangkok, Thai Massages, Jivaka


Jadayupara, The Largest Bird Sculpture In The World

Jatayu Earth Centre – The worlds largest bird sculpture is the new attraction of India, which is in Kerala 50 kilometer from Trivandrum towards North (Cochin direction). Traveling from Cochin to Trivandrum, this is 170 kilometer from Cochin, 114km from Alleppey and is 40km from Kollam. This is the masterpiece creation of Mr. Rajiv Anchal with a dedicated work of 10 years and the message being... Source
Tags: Travel, Design, India, World, Sculpture, Bird, Largest, Kerala, Rajiv Anchal, Alleppey, Cochin, Trivandrum, Jadayupara, Jatayu Earth Centre, North Cochin


Liberal thought in Maharashtra, 1974 dissertation by Rajendra M Vora

Came across this. Have combined into a PDF, here. Also OCRd the sixth chapter here, and am sharing it below. CHAPTER VI SUMMING UP The Liberal thinkers like Lokhitwadi, Phoolay, Ranade, Agarkar and Gokhale were interested in transformation of society according to Liberal values. Therefore they took active part in the Liberal movement. In fact […]
Tags: Travel, India, Liberty, Liberal, Maharashtra, Gokhale, Rajendra M Vora


Byron Harmony Festival 2019

About half of Australia’s citizens were born overseas or have a parent from overseas. Our nation comprises more than 200 countries of origin, claiming 300 spoken languages! On Saturday 27 April 2019, Byron Harmony Festival, will celebrate cultural harmony and diversity, with a stellar line-up of music, dance, rhythms and exotic food and market stalls, at Mullumbimby Civic Hall and Park. Now in its 13th year, the day-long event offers a fantastic line-up of traditional and contemporary performanc...
Tags: Travel, Featured, News, Australia, India, Culture, Festivals & Events, Dan, Bundjalung, Shai Shriki, Mullumbimby Civic Hall, Sarangi, Scott Ratumah, Kizuna Taiko Batala Project Wadaiko Sho Taiko, Happy Africa, Byron Bay Angola Capoeira


Jet Airways Suspends All Operations Indefinitely

Despite celebrating almost 26 years of commercial aviation service, Jet Airways has suspended all of its flights indefinitely in what is being called a “temporary” move, according to the information which has been posted to its official Internet web site. Based in Mumbai, Jet Airways was once the largest airline in India. It had a fleet of 115 airplanes and had codeshare arrangements and frequent flier partnerships with 21 airlines — including Delta Air Lines, which has issued this travel adviso...
Tags: Travel, India, Airlines, Jet Airways, Delta Air Lines, Mumbai Jet Airways


India’s Jet Airways suspending operations, no money to fly

NEW DELHI (AP) — Jet Airways, once India’s largest airline, says it is temporarily suspending all operations after failing to raise enough money to run its services. The company said Wednesday that it has been informed by its lenders, led by state-run State Bank of India, that they are unable to consider its request for […]
Tags: Travel, Business, News, India, Ap, World, New Delhi, Jet Airways, State Bank of India, Nation & World


India’s Jet Airways is Done

The largest private airline of India, which had a fleet of over 120 aircraft, is being grounded amidst debts to lessors, fuel suppliers, pilots, and banks. There's talk that this is 'only temporary' but once shut down airlines rarely start back up (and it's pretty much never a good idea for them to). At most branding gets purchased out of the ashes and a new carrier with a new business model might operate under the old name. Continue reading India’s Jet Airways is Done...
Tags: Travel, Advice, India, Jet Airways


Uber IPO breakdown: Challenges in India — local competition, driver protests, background checks, pricing regulation, cash payments

Stiff competition worldwide; food delivery competition in India from Swiggy and Zomato Uber notes that its competitors have the capital to offer discounted services, driver incentives, consumer discounts & promotions, innovative products and offerings, and alternative pricing models. Some... ...
Tags: Travel, Mobile, Uber, News, Internet, Ipo, India, Swiggy, Online Cab booking, IPO Bid


EC’s poll code bars ‘Times of India’ from displaying its Narendra Modi “interview”. But the rule does not apply to ‘Vijaya Vani’ and ‘Dighvijaya News’, the Kannada paper and channel owned by former BJP MP Vijay Sankeshwar.

The Times of India has an “interview” with prime minister Narendra Modi on the eve of the second phase of #GeneralElections2019, but it is only available in hard copy, in the print editions of the newspaper. On its website, ToI has blanked out the PM’s interview with the line: “In view of the 48-hour silence period in force for the second phase of the LS elections on April 18, which applies to all forms of electronic media, the prime minister’s interview will be uploaded on this page once votin...
Tags: Travel, Media, India, BJP, Narendra Modi, EC, Karnataka, Modi, Times of India, Kannada, The Times of India, Hindutva, Churumuri, Kannada & Karnataka, Issues and Ideas, IJR


Netflix looks at cheaper plans and more local content to grow in India; over 80% of new subscribers came from outside the US in Q1FY19

Netflix added 9.6 million subscribers in Q1FY19, bringing the total to 148.9 million paid streaming members. Most of this growth – 7.9 million of the net additions in Q1 – came from markets outside the US. Its worth noting that revenue from international streaming overtook US revenue in... ...
Tags: Travel, Mobile, Video, News, Internet, India, US, Netflix, Earnings, Streaming, Content, Ott, OTT Services, Earnings March-2019


Google, Apple block download of TikTok in India as Madras HC refuses to overturn ban

Google and Apple have removed TikTok from their app stores in India at the direction of the Madras High Court, reports Reuters. Existing users can still use the app. The court has appointed senior advocate Arvind P Datar as amicus curiae to advice the court and assess TikTok’s... ...
Tags: Travel, Apple, Google, Mobile, Video, News, India, Social Media, Reuters, Madras, Google Apple, Madras High Court, MeitY, Tiktok


India’s reality today, in the documentary Reason by Anand Patwardhan

Thanks to Melroy Fernandes for sharing this: https://scroll.in/reel/893699/india-today-anand-patwardhans-documentary-reason-holds-a-troubling-mirror-to-the-headlines The full documentary is very long and has been broken up into snippets on Youtube that can be accessed here. The documentary provides deep insight into the vicious and violent India that’s being created by RSS and Modi. The situation is dire and the world is simply […]
Tags: Travel, India, Current Affairs, Modi, Anand Patwardhan, Melroy Fernandes


Luxury Wildlife Holiday Ideas for 2019

When it comes to wildlife holidays, they need not be devoid of luxury and comfort. Thanks to well-planned and designed itineraries, one can enjoy luxury wildlife safaris at their favorite destination. Holidays focused on wildlife are fast increasing in popularity, and today, there are so many fabulous locations to pick from. Nothing can be more thrilling and exciting to see your favorite animals in their natural habitat. It can be a breathtaking moment and life-changing experience when you spot ...
Tags: Travel, Sponsored, Usa, India, Antarctica, Maldives, Aman, Royal Bengal, Constance Moofushi, Khas, Ranthambore Best, Conrad Rangali, USA Yellowstone, Amangani Four Seasons Jackson Hole


7 of the best luxury train journeys in the world

One of the best ways to travel and see the world’s sights is by train. Here are some of the most spectacular trains and train journeys around the world, from classic journeys such as going from London to Venice on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express to travelling from north to south across Australia and making your way […] The post 7 of the best luxury train journeys in the world appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Asia, Europe, Japan, London, Australia, Singapore, India, Thailand, Canada, Malaysia, United Kingdom, Italy, Rail Travel, Peru, South America


We Must Reclaim Nationalism From the BJP

This is of The Rationalist, my column for the Times of India. The man who gave us our national anthem, Rabindranath Tagore, once wrote that nationalism was “a great menace.” He went on to say, “It is the particular thing which for years has been at the bottom of India’s troubles.” Not just India’s, but the world’s: In his book The Open Society and its Enemies, published in 1945 as Adolf Hitler was defeated, Karl Popper ripped into nationalism, with all its “appeals to our tribal instincts, ...
Tags: Travel, India, John Lennon, BJP, Yoko Ono, West, Adolf Hitler, Rabindranath Tagore, Tamir, Karl Popper, Nutopia, Times of India The, Yael Tamir


Indian Rescue and Conservation Site Helps Elephants in Need

Wildlife SOS, a company working towards saving India’s wildlife, is saving elephants who are injured and fighting against dancing bears in circuses.
Tags: Travel, Asia, Animals, India


Multiple cases of missing voter names on Day 1; ECI’s ‘purification’ programme blamed

Many complaints continue to appear from voters on their names missing from voter lists, as the first day of India’s seven-phase general election kicked off on Thursday, with constituencies across 20 states going to the polls. The missing voters – especially those in Hyderabad – recalled... ...
Tags: Travel, News, India, Missing, Eci, Hyderabad, Deleted, Telangana, Lok Sabha Elections 2019, Voter List


Google Pay will soon let users buy and sell gold via its app

Google will soon let users in India buy and sell gold through its payments app Google Pay, PTI reported. The company said on Thursday it had partnered with MMTC-PAMP India to allow users of the app to buy 99.99% pure gold. MMTC is a Indian government public sector trading enterprise, and PAMP is a... ...
Tags: Travel, Google, News, India, Gold, Bullion, PAMP, Digital Payments, MMTC, Google Pay, MMTC-PAMP, Google Pay PTI


Election Commission’s voter information portal is offline on Day 1 of polls

Electoralsearch.in, a website run by the Election Commission of India (ECI), was inaccessible on the first day of India’s general election, according to tweet by iVote, which is a citizen journalism project tracking voter suppression during the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. iVote said the information... ...
Tags: Travel, Elections, News, Government, India, Vote, Eci, Election Commission, Election Commission of India, Election Commission of India ECI, Lok Sabha Elections 2019


Does Google Pay need the RBI’s approval to operate in India?

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday asked the Reserve Bank of India how Google Pay was operating in India without its approval, PTI reported. The court was hearing a petition that claimed Google Pay had violated the Payments and Settlements Act as it did not figure in the RBI’s list of authorised... ...
Tags: Travel, Google, News, India, Payments, UPI, Delhi High Court, RBI, PTI, Digital Payments, NPCI, Google Pay, Reserve Bank of India how Google


Report by US Trade Body takes on Indian Digital Policies

The Office of the United States Trade Representative has released its 2019 National Trade Estimate Report on foreign trade barriers. Apart from comments on India’s stance and recent measures on various aspects of cross-border trade and domestic production, the chapter on Foreign Trade... ...
Tags: Travel, Ecommerce, News, India, US, Office of the United States Trade Representative, Digital Trade, Data Localisation, Indian Digital Policies


How to Get Need Quick Cash for Your Travel Fund

Travelling is ingrained in me. It’s the sole thing that interests me in this world but travelling is expensive and can punch a hole in your savings and budget. No one wants to return home after a dream holiday penniless. Fast cash loans at affordable rates that you can pay off slowly have changed the way I viewed travelling. Let us have a look at some of the ways to fund your dream holiday. How to Get Need Quick Cash for Your Travel Fund Save More Saving is a good habit. The citizens in som...
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Need Quick Cash to Fund your Dream Holiday

Travelling is ingrained in me. It’s the sole thing that interests me in this world but travelling is expensive and can punch a hole in your savings and budget. No one wants to return home after a dream holiday penniless. Fast cash loans at affordable rates that you can pay off slowly have changed the way I viewed travelling. Let us have a look at some of the ways to fund your dream holiday. Save More Saving is a good habit. The citizens in some countries such as India are naturally inclined t...
Tags: Travel, Sponsored, India


How socialists and confused “planners” blocked change of land use for 280 ha of prime land in Mumbai

The story of socialists in Mumbai and how they harmed millions of Indians by blocking valuable land from alternate uses – from Bertaud’s Order Without Design. == Land Use Change: Mumbai The story of Mumbai’s cotton mills best illustrates the tragic consequences of freezing obsolete land uses in the hope of preserving jobs. Indian entrepreneurs […]
Tags: Travel, India, Mumbai


What Kind of Backpacker Are You?

Updated: 4/8/2019 | Originally Posted: 07/29/2009 Note: So much has changed since I originally wrote this post 10 years ago (also, isn’t it crazy that I’ve been blogging for so long?) that I thought that this funny little article needed an update. The Flashpacker is long gone. The Digital Nomad has risen. Others have remained the same. I redid this entire post on the curious species that is the backpacker after having embedded myself in their culture and learned their curious ways. *** You ...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Hollywood, Bali, Australia, Southeast Asia, India, Macbook, Prague, South America, Laos, Costa Rica, Queenstown, Hostelworld, Backpackers, Digital Nomad


Mumbai’s Iconic Parsi Cafes

Mumbai is a diverse city that mixes modernity with tradition. Around the downtown Fort and Colaba neighborhoods, there is a unique community. The Parsis came from Persia and follow the Zoroastrian religion. If you keep your eyes open in south Mumbai, you will notice their fire temples and the iconic Parsi cafes. Although the fire temples are open to Parsis only, the cafes welcome everyone, and...Read the whole entry... »          Related Stories Impressions of VaranasiSeeing a Different Side...
Tags: Travel, India, Food & Drink, Mumbai, Asia Travel, City Or Urban Travel, Jennifer Projects, Persia, Maharashtra, Parsi, Colaba, Parsi Cafes


Netflix testing weekly subscriptions in India; plans start at Rs 65

Netflix has begun testing weekly plans for users in India, the Economic Times reported. The cheapest of these costs Rs 65 a week (which works out to Rs 260 a month) and is for mobile and tablet users only. It does not include HD video, and can be used on one screen at a time. […] ...
Tags: Travel, Video, News, India, Netflix, India the Economic Times


Tech manifestos 2019: BJP’s promises on fintech, startups, farming & technology, and more

The Bhartiya Janata Party today released its manifesto for the Elections 2019, in which it lays out 75 goals to be achieved by 2022; see other political parties tech manifestos here. The BJP is not specific about its gameplan, and does not elaborate on plans regarding Aadhaar, surveillance, Digital... ...
Tags: Travel, Elections, News, India, BJP, Bhartiya Janata Party, Lok Sabha Elections 2019, Tech Manifesto 2019



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