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Ganga Mahotsav

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Varanasi ghats

Held in Varanasi on the very banks of the great River Ganges, the Mahotsav festival promotes Varanasi as India’s cultural capital and the impressive river as India’s vein, its very lifeline. Organised on the day of Dev Deepavali, when the full moon is present, it is believed that God comes down from heaven to bathe in the Ganges, which is always lit with lamps on this day. Read the rest of this entry »

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October 20, 2009 at 21:55

Jet Airways Status

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With the strike finally coming to a halt on September 13th after 5 days which reportedly cost the company over €4.5m a day, Jet Airways Ltd introduces a contigency plan to regain customer confidence and win back its following, buy cutting local fares by 50% for three days. Read the rest of this entry »

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September 15, 2009 at 17:46

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Dusshera

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The festival of Dusshera, also known as Vijayadasham, is celebrated in different forms across India and Nepal and falls on the tenth day of the bright half of the Hindu month Ashwina (the overlap of September and October). This year the festivities are on the 28th of September. As India is so vast, each region has its own celebration and rituals when it comes to the festival of Dusshera. Read the rest of this entry »

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September 10, 2009 at 12:21

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Jet Airways Strike

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On September the 8th of this year Jet Airways, India’s third largest airline operating in over 60 countries, experienced a simultaneous employee strike, with several of its pilots reporting in sick and failing to turn up for work. The apparent reason for this strike is a protest over the perceived unfair dismissal of two pilots in August. Jet Airways has been forced to cancel over 150 domestic flights and 32 international flights due to the strike. Read the rest of this entry »

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September 9, 2009 at 11:54

Flying to India

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In past generations, crossing the seas was at the very least a difficult task, and for the majority it was impossible. In our current era, you can cross the world by plane with a surprisingly low budget. I say this loosely, as with any search it really depends on the airport you are traveling from and arriving to. At a basic level, the bigger the airport the cheaper the flight, as economies of scale are achieved and thus the lower costs can be passed onto the consumer. Read the rest of this entry »

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September 5, 2009 at 23:50

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Safari on Saddle

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Do safari the interesting way: on horseback or camelback. Many tour packages are offered in car, coach, train, boat and on foot. Although these are the more common options when taking a safari in India, touring on a horse or camel can be a really exciting and refreshing way of seeing sights and wildlife. Read the rest of this entry »

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September 2, 2009 at 16:21

A Tour of the Wild

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Experience a special kind of tour around India, a Wildlife Tour. With this type of service you will experience first hand and close up the fauna and flora of the specific place you visit, with many things to learn along the way. The western point of India, dominated by the state of Gujarat is home to four national parks, twenty one wildlife sanctuaries and the Gir Forest; the only place on earth where the Asiatic Lion exists (it being one of the Gujarat state symbols). Read the rest of this entry »

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August 28, 2009 at 17:27

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