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.
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.”
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, […]
Those flickering colors painting the sky outside the airplane window were a captivating sight – diffused, but not blurred; glorious in their dance yet calming against darkness just off the shores of Greenland.
A feature of Urdu poetry is that in a marvel of condensation the poet can express an idea in a nutshell, in two lines (in a ‘sher’ or couplet) which would ordinarily require a whole volume, says Justice Katju
An Indian student from Bengaluru has won a prestigious scholarship worth 5,000 pounds, which is awarded to an undergraduate pursuing any of the 24 subjects offered at the University of Dundee, UK.
Justice Markandey Katju- Justice Markandey Katju is a former Judge, Supreme Court of India, and former Chairman, Press Council of India. The views expressed are his own. These days a lot of controversy has arisen in India over the film Pathan. I have already written some pieces opposing the film, not because I am opposed […]