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New Incredible India Global Tourism Promotion Brand Film by MOT


November 22, 2023

Scheduled to open its doors on November 26, 2023, this contemporary haven is poised to become a gateway more

Discover the Charm of Sharjah: Your Ultimate Destination for a…

November 16, 2023

Sharjah attracts travelers with its captivating blend of tradition and modernity, offering a unique and wholesome travel experience more


November 3, 2023

Councilmember Nithya Raman and the Los Angeles City Council declared October 31, 2023 “Hollywood Sign Day” in commemoration more

An Exciting 72-Hour Adventure Guide for Your Sharjah Getaway

November 2, 2023

Whether exploring on land or delving into the ocean’s depths, Sharjah is the top-tier choice for adventure enthusiasts. more

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A Chromatic Odyssey – Celebrating Culture Festivals Cuisine and the Digital Frontier

November 16, 2023

In a world marked by rapid globalization and the boundless possibilities of technology, our quest for authentic experiences remains unwavering. In this issue of Travel Heights, we delve into the heart of India, a land of astounding diversity, where every corner is a canvas painted with vibrant colors, each telling a story of culture, festivals, and cuisines that have withstood the test of time. The Colors of India India, often referred to as the land of a million colors, is a kaleidoscope of cultures, traditions, and customs. In our cover story, we take you on a journey through this incredible tapestry. From the grandeur of the Taj Mahal to the tranquility of Kerala’s backwaters, we explore the essence of India’s heritage. Discover the magic of its festivals, from the dazzling lights of Diwali to the vibrant hues of Holi. And, of course, prepare your taste buds for a gastronomic adventure, as we uncover the tantalizing flavors that make Indian cuisine a global sensation. Embracing Travel Tech In a parallel dimension of travel, we step into the realm of travel tech. The modern explorer’s toolkit is evolving, and technology plays a pivotal role. While distinct from our exploration of India’s colors, it’s equally compelling. We will acquaint you with cuting-edge travel apps, innovations in navigation, and the rise of sustainable travel tech. As we journey through this digital landscape, you’ll witness how technology is transforming the way we plan and experience our travels. Our aim is to provide you with a comprehensive view of the travel world, covering both the timeless allure of India’s culture and the ever-evolving frontiers of travel technology. These two worlds may seem distinct, but they share a common thread: the boundless human spirit of exploration and curiosity. So, fasten your seatbelts, dear readers, as we embark on a voyage that transcends boundaries – one that leads us to the vibrant colors of India and to the cuting edge of travel tech. Join us in discovering the heart of a country that breathes tradition and innovation in equal measure. Your journey begins now!  Happy Reading! Richa Jain  Editor-in-Chiefread more

Ministry of Tourism, Government of India participates in ITB Asia, Singapore…

October 30, 2023

Ministry of Tourism, Government of India and various stakeholders including tour operators and state tourism departments participated in one of more

Ministry of Tourism inaugurates PATA Travel Mart 2023 in New…

October 9, 2023

Ministry of Tourism organised inaugural ceremony for the PATA Travel Mart  2023 in New Delhi on 4th Oct. 2023. The 46th edition more

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi inaugurates ‘tourist facilities at Nathdwara…

October 7, 2023

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi today inaugurated multiple projects of Government of India which included ‘tourist facilities at Nathdwara’ more


Associations Updates

Workshop on Sustainable Tourism and Best Practices in the Hospitality…

June 9, 2023

Chhattisgarh Tourism, in collaboration with TOFTigers, recently organised a workshop on Sustainable Tourism, Best Practices in the Hospitality Industry, more

TOFTigers Announces 6th Wildlife Tourism Awards to be held in…

May 17, 2023

TOFTigers is gearing up for the 6th TOFTigers Wildlife Tourism Awards 2023, centred around this year’s theme “Recognising more

MICE Updates

6th Edition of India International Hospitality Expo 2023 set to…

August 1, 2023

India Expo Centre & Mart Greater Noida, one of India’s largest integrated venue for exhibitions, conventions and conferences more

Sustainably Moored MICE

September 5, 2019

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

AI and Tourism: A New Era of Travel Experience

October 12, 2023

The travel and tourism industry, like many others, is being transformed by the rapid advancements in artificial intelligence (AI) 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, 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 more



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