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New Incredible India Global Tourism Promotion Brand Film by MOT
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Taking Think Strawberries To New Charts; VP-PR & Media, Yamini…

February 4, 2023

With the efforts for making sure that the top destinations of the world are viewed as worth visiting and...read more

Nobu Hospitality announces new beachfront Nobu hotel, restaurant and branded…

February 3, 2023

Marjan, the master-developer of freehold properties in Ras Al Khaimah, welcomes the celebrated Nobu Hospitality to the Emirate on...read more

Akasa Air adds Varanasi as the 14th destination to its growing…

February 3, 2023

Akasa Air, India’s newest airline, today announced the addition of its 14th destination – Varanasi to its fast-growing network. The...read more

Discover the Diversity of Sharjah

February 3, 2023

There are limitless things to do in Sharjah, the third largest emirate of the United Arab Emirates. Experience the...read more

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Ministry Of Tourism Government of India 1st Global Tourism Investors’ Summit Roadshow in Mumbai

Ministry Of Tourism Government of India 1st Global Tourism Investors’ Summit…

January 19, 2023

Ministry of Tourism, Government of India is organizing the 1st Global Tourism Investors’ Summit from 10th to 12th April 2023 at Pragati...read more

Union Tourism Minister Shri G. Kishan Reddy dedicates 4 projects…

December 15, 2022

The Union Minister for Tourism, Culture, and Development of the North Eastern Region (DoNER) Shri G Kishan Reddy, dedicated...read more

Release of New Incredible India Global Tourism Promotion Brand Film…

October 13, 2022

We are pleased to inform that Ministry has developed a new Global Tourism Promotional Brand Film which was released by the...read more

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Associations Updates

INBOUND TOURISM- What Lies Ahead ! 37th IATO Annual Convention to take place from 16 – 19 December 2022 in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh

IATO FEELS HAPPY ON TOURISM BEING MENTIONED IN THE UNION…

February 3, 2023

New Delhi, 01 February 2023:- For the first time the Hon’ble Finance Minister has in start of the budget addressed...read more

ADTOI GUJARAT STATE  CHAPTER ELECTIONS 2022

December 15, 2022

In accordance with the Memorandum of Association of ADTOI  to conduct elections to elect Office Bearers (Chairman, Secretary and...read more

MICE Updates

Sustainably Moored MICE

September 5, 2019

Meetings and incentives are the integral parts of the hospitality industry because meetings represent a very big business when...read more

Sailing Smoothly

September 5, 2019

Tirun Travel Marketing, an exclusive India Representative for Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. has been shipping the cruising dreams of...read more

Hard work and its Associates

Hard work and its Associates

August 15, 2022

M. S. Dhoni, P.V. Sindhu, Azim Premji, Amitabh Bachchan, Gautam Adani, Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, Dr. Devi Shetty, Kiran Bedi,...read more

I always wonder why some Indian names are not only pronounced incorrectly, they are even spelt wrong. Wonder if it was British who modified these words to suit their speech and text. For instance how did our sacred river Ganga become Ganges? Or Lord Ram came to be called Rama. The names are spoken and written the same way, across languages. The spoilers were however non-discriminating, they called even villainous Ravan as Ravana… some consolation. Lord Krishan was also distorted to Krishna. Lord Shiv is called Shiva. Even the religious books had to face the music, Ramayan was called Ramayana. Traditionally, in Hindi when an is ‘a’ suffixed to a male’s name, it becomes a female’s name. For example Amit is a boy’s name whereas Amita is a girl’s name. Similarly Sumit is a boy’s name and Sumita is a girl’s. There are numerous examples like Tarun- Taruna, Karun- Karuna, Arun-Aruna….. What bothers me even more is the fact that, every 75 years after India’s Independence, long after British left our shores, we continue to distort all these names. Why can’t we simply use the original names like river Ganga, Lord Ram, Lord Krishan, villains Ravan, Kans and also use the correct way of writing and speaking the names of religious books like Ramayan and Mahabharat. The disease was not limited to people. Even place got infected. While writing the names of some state, the ‘a’ got added, even while reporting in the newspapers. Keral became Kerala, Karnatak became Karnataka, Maharashtr became Maharashtra. Why must we have two different spellings in Hindi and English for name of the people or states. What is funny is that the ailment did not spare even some historical figures like King Ashok, whose name got distorted to King Ashoka and King Bharat became King Bharata! Chandragupt be ame Chandragupta and Harshvardhan became Harshvardhana. Whereas it is fashionable these days to rename various roads, states and stadiums, I wonder if such goof-up will be looked into and the right spellings and pronunciation of proper names will be adhered to. I must not miss the tallest of them all. Great Himalay Parvat (mountain range), which got distorted to Himalayas… Ironically the names of Mughals or British who ruled us never got distorted, we continue to call Lord Mountbatten as Lord Mountbatten, King Akbar as King Akbar, not Akbara………. and so on. As we celebrate 75th years of India’s independence (Azaadi ka Amrit Mahautsav), we have two options. We can either continue to crib about expecting someone else (central or state government) or some administration to correct the tradition of distorting names, or Like Mahatama Gandhi ji had once said, “Be the change, you want to see” As responsible citizens of India, can each one of us pledge to start using the correct spelling of all Indian names while writing and start pronouncing them right, while speaking, from today, August 15, 2022. Personally, I pledge to right the wrong

Ayes and Noes… Getting the Indian names right…

August 15, 2022

I always wonder why some Indian names are not only pronounced incorrectly, they are even spelt wrong. Wonder if...read more

India's Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav A Relook at The Developments in Business, Technology & Tourism

India’s Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav:  A Relook at The Developments in Business, Technology & Tourism

August 15, 2022

As India’s citizens come together to honour the nation and celebrate Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav, it is time to...read more

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