No sooner had they taken flight, India’s budget travelers had their wings clipped by rising ticket prices, but new players and increased competition mean they may fly again… Will air travel in India ever become cheap again? Will typical Indian middle class families with noisy kids and neatly packed tiffin boxes of food be able...
DRUGS, alcohol, drink spiking, scams, assaults and even death. Despite being touted as must-see places during an itinerary in Asia, the following notorious party places are where many backpackers have also gone adrift. Vang Vieng, Laos The beautiful riverside village of Laos is often a highlight for travellers to Laos. Tranquil and peaceful it is...
Does India really subsidize petrol, diesel and cooking gas? Our national debate has singularly focused on raising prices in what is already one of the costliest countries for gasoline, ostensibly because all petroleum products are subsidized by a state that can ill afford to do so. This, in turn, has led the opposition — and...
The two biggest questions after the last of the Electronic Voting Machines have been packed up in India at the conclusion of state elections in five states are simple: who are the biggest gainers and losers; and secondly what would be the immediate impact of the verdict on the stability of the government. It does...
India is a land of serial elections, where each poll outstrips the preceding one in political impact. The last round of state assembly elections in 2011 saw history being created in West Bengal – Mamata Banerjee succeeded in accomplishing what was often considered unthinkable in the past: vanquishing the Left Front, in power for 34...
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