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Queen of the mountains: journeying up a Himalayan hill on a horse

‘You’re sitting firmly and you’re not nervous,’ said Rahim. ‘And Rani Mukerji likes you’ “Naldehra,” said the driver as the minivan came to a grumbling halt. Nine of us who could not be accommodated in the tourism department bus were put into this vehicle. None of us imagined the ride would be so rough. Also, what we saw was not ... Read More »

Take heart. Indians are the most digitally advanced travellers in the world

India has emerged as the most digitally-advanced traveller nation in terms of digital tools being used for travel purposes, a survey released today said. The country has topped the list of ‘2017 digital traveller rankings’ prepared by travel commerce platform Travelport, which has placed neighbouring China at the second place and Indonesia at the third position. The findings are based ... Read More »

Pakistan tightens business, work visas for Chinese nationals

NEW DELHI: Pakistan has announced new rules to tighten visa issuance – especially business and work visas – for Chinese nationals, reported Pakistani media. Pakistan’s interior ministry announced these new visa rules for those from China on Wednesday, a week after it said the two Chinese nationals recently killed in Balochistan were “preaching” Christianity illegally and in violation of their ... Read More »

Hi-tech train may replace double-decker service to Goa

MUMBAI: The future of the Mumbai-Madgaon double-decker hangs in balance with the impending introduction of hi-speed Tejas Express to Goa. While Railways sources indicated that the AC double-decker service to Goa, which is in operation for more than a year, may be discontinued, Central Railway (CR) officials declined to comment on Friday. Tejas Express will be flagged off from Mumbai ... Read More »

‘No-fly list’: New rules today for airlines banning passengers

Rules for for a ‘no-fly list’ for unruly passengers in the aftermath of the debacle surrounding Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad, will be drafted today by the Centre. Ravindra Gaikwad assaulted an Air India staffer onboard a plane. The Civil Aviation Requirements (CAR) are being amended by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) to facilitate such a list, the ... Read More »