Foreign Tourist Arrivals in India increased to 6.19 million, earnings to Rs 134,543 crore in 2022

The tourism industry of India is showing signs of revival after the pandemic. According to the latest data released by the Bureau of Immigration, India received 6.19 million Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) during 2022 as compared to 1.52 million during the same period in 2021. Though the increase may seem appreciable, the foreign tourist inflow is still not up to the pre-pandemic levels – there were 10.93 million Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) in India in 2019.

Is India a nation?

Speaking at Cambridge University in 1880, a high official of the British Raj named Sir John Strachey said  “This is the first and foremost thing to learn about India, that there is not, and never was an India, or even any country of India possessing, according to European ideas, any sort of unity – physical, political, social and religious–no Indian nation, no ‘people of India’, of which we hear so much.” 

Iftekhar: A talented artist and chess player who became Hindi cinema’s stock policeman

By Vikas Datta- Whenever Hindi filmmakers needed a canny yet commanding police officer who could devise strategies to outsmart criminals, tackle emotional subordinates, or just serve as a reasonable authority figure, there was one man they could rely on. Sayedna ‘Iftekhar’ Ahmed Sharif, famously called Iftekhar, with his chiseled features (including prominent cheekbones), air of authority, […]