As an increasing number
of low-cost airlines target the middle-class traveller, the pie in the
sky gets bigger. With budget carriers in stiff competition with each
other, it is the passenger who is the gainer. Girja
on the players in the aviation sector.
Choudhury, a sales representative with a Delhi firm, sat munching a
burger and French fries and sipping from a can of cola. In the past,
it would have taken him 35 hours to reach his home town, Guwahati.
Used to travelling by train, it was an arduous journey which he would
undertake only once in years. The past seemed so far away, he thought,
as he drifted to sleep.
destination for film-makers
one-stop location for directors, Ramoji Film City, promoted by media
mogul Ramoji Rao, has entered the Guinness Book of World Records
as the largest film studio in the world. It has edged out
Hollywood’s Universal Studios, in both size and facilities. Ramesh
Kandula reports from Hyderabad
in with a script and walk out with a canned film is the USP of the
Ramoji Film City, Hyderabad, which has now officially acquired the
distinction of being the world’s largest integrated film studio
The temples in Mathura come
alive on Janamashtmi which falls later this week, says
the rays of the rising sun kiss the temple buildings, devotees start
chanting morning prayers and throng the temples in the land of Lord
Krishna. On Janamashtami, the day of Krishna’s birth, many undertake
Braj Yatra to Mathura, Vrindavan, Nandgaon, Barsana and Gokul
associated with the childhood and adolescence of Krishna.
the right trek
Malhotra recounts the unforgettable journey to the Kibber gorge
was early June when the phone rang and our group leader from Solan
informed me that we were heading for the Himalayas. My friends Rajiv
and Manoj and I have been regular trekkers for the past six years.
The next morning, we set off for Kaza.
old adds zing to new
Eco-friendly Petersborough is
a historian’s delight. There is something for everyone in this fun
and happening place, finds out Shona Adhikari
40 miles north of Cambridge and 45 minutes by train from London’s
King’s Cross, is home to a rich and diverse range of attractions
with something to suit everyone’s interests. For historians, the
city has a colourful heritage and a visit to the Norman Cathedral of
St. Peter in the City Centre unveils much of this.
Flaw in Potter