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Visit Maldives for a Fun Family Summer Holiday

June 3, 2023

Maldives ticks all the boxes for anyone looking for a sun (and fun!) filled holiday for all of more


Kandima Maldives Receives Prestigious 2023 Travelers’ Choice® Award from Tripadvisor®

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Kandima Maldives, an extraordinary 3km-long island (desti)nation in the heart of Dhaalu Atoll, is thrilled to announce its more

Bahrain where Opulence and Extravagance await you!

June 3, 2023

Bahrain is a land of timeless charm and captivating beauty where you can immerse yourself in a world more

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June 3, 2023

TravClan, a global B2B Travel Tech Platform, has entered into strategic partnerships with the government bodies and tourism more

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LG J&K, Sh. Manoj Sinha inaugurates 3rd Tourism Working Group…

May 26, 2023

Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir, Shri Manoj Sinha today inaugurated ‘3rd Tourism Working Group Meeting’ at SKICC Srinagar more

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May 26, 2023

Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Science & Technology; MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, more

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March 25, 2023

The 2nd  Tourism Working Group  Meeting will be held at Siliguri/Darjeeling (West Bengal) from 1st-3rd April 2023. Briefing the more


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May 17, 2023

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

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


February 3, 2023

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

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August 15, 2022

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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

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 more



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