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Livability Index: Is Your City Livable?

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Livability Index: Is Your City Livable?

The AARP (formerly the American Association of Retired Persons) Public Policy Institute launched Monday the AARP Livability Index, which allows people to determine how well their communities are meeting their current and future needs. According to AARP, people, policy makers and the private sector can use the Livability Index to measure how their location – [...]

Mr. Modi, When Will You Come Back to India?

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Mr. Modi, When Will You Come Back to India?

In a period of just 11 months since he became the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi has already made 13 visits at the world’s top tourist destinations. By Rakesh Raman If his number of foreign visits is an indication, you can safely infer that India’s Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi’s favorite pastime is picnic on foreign [...]

Best U.S. Beaches for Families in 2015

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Best U.S. Beaches for Families in 2015

Family Vacation Critic, TripAdvisor’s family travel site, has announced the winners of its annual Best Beaches for Families list, naming the top family-friendly beaches of the year, along with fun, insider tips for each destination. According to the editors of Family Vacation Critic, this year’s list of the Best Beaches for Families includes: Lincoln City [...]

Taj Group Announces Opening of Taj Dubai

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Taj Group Announces Opening of Taj Dubai

Taj Group announced Sunday the opening of its luxury hotel Taj Dubai, located in the Burj Khalifa downtown area. “We are delighted to enhance the nobility of Indian heritage and hospitality in one of the world’s most vibrant cities,” said Rakhee Lalvani, director – Public Relations, Taj Group. Accommodation at Taj Dubai includes a total [...]

NASA Plans to Send Humans on a Journey to Mars

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NASA Plans to Send Humans on a Journey to Mars

Journey to Mars: The tests will track any degeneration or evolution that occurs in the human body from extended exposure to a microgravity environment. Three crew members representing the United States and Russia are on their way to the International Space Station after launching from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 3:42 p.m. EDT Friday [...]

BMW: Luxury Mobility Partner of Delhi Airport

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BMW: Luxury Mobility Partner of Delhi Airport

BMW said today it is now the official choice for VIP movements at Delhi International Airport. All dignitaries, leading businessmen and eminent personalities transiting through the VIP Lounge will now be chauffeured in BMW vehicles. President, BMW Group India along with Gaurav Bhatia, Director – Bird Automotive handed over the cars to Marcel Hungerbuehler, Chief [...]

Indian Railway Budget: “High on Hype, Low on Content”

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Indian Railway Budget: “High on Hype, Low on Content”

The Railway Budget presented today by the Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu promises better rail infrastructure in the country without increasing the fares for consumers. However, the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) has termed the Rail Budget for 2015-16 as “high on hyperbole but low on content.” In fact, according to CPI-M, the Budget has spelt [...]

American Airlines First Routes for Boeing 787 Dreamliner

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American Airlines First Routes for Boeing 787 Dreamliner

American Airlines customers can enjoy a new travel experience when American begins domestic service with the Boeing 787 Dreamliner in May and international service in June. The 787 initially will be deployed between Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) and Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) beginning May 7, before launching internationally between DFW and Beijing Capital [...]

Hyatt Plans Its First Andaz Hotel in Canada

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Hyatt Plans Its First Andaz Hotel in Canada

Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) has announced that a Hyatt affiliate has entered into a management contract with Claridge Homes for an Andaz hotel in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. When Andaz Ottawa Byward Market opens in mid-2016, it will become the first Andaz-branded hotel in Canada as well as the city’s first hotel under Hyatt’s brand [...]

VisitBritain Launches The Countryside Collection

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VisitBritain Launches The Countryside Collection

VisitBritain, the national tourist board for England, Scotland and Wales, unveiled Thursday a new GREAT Britain campaign initiative, The Countryside Collection, with a celebration in New York City. The night included a performance by Katherine Jenkins, OBE, a classical crossover artist and Dancing with the Stars finalist. Alexandra Richards, DJ, model and daughter of British [...]

Smart City Planned at ‘Bhendi Bazaar’ in Mumbai

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Smart City Planned at ‘Bhendi Bazaar’ in Mumbai

On the eve of the first Urs Mubarak (death anniversary) of the 52nd Dai Al-Mutlaq Dr. Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin, Saifee Burhani Upliftment Trust (SBUT) said Friday it has planned Bhendi Bazaar redevelopment project. The Trust says that Maharashtra Chief Minister, Devendra Fadnavis, has applauded the Dawoodi Bohra Community’s keenness to establish the first smart city [...]

BJP Discovers the Man Who Invented Aircraft. Strangely, He Is a Hindu

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BJP Discovers the Man Who Invented Aircraft. Strangely, He Is a Hindu

The Indian Science Congress, which is supposed to be a science event, was almost hijacked and crowded by the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which is recklessly determined to promote Hinduism by linking science with Hindu mythology. By Rakesh Raman Science fraternity in India would have gone into a sudden state of shock when it [...]

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