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The Indian Economy Is A Wreck: These Charts Show What's Going Wrong

Sunny Jun 3, 2012

India's economy grew just 5.3 percent the past quarter, the rupee is taking a beating, and inflation is still high, leaving the central bank with little room to maneuver.

We've written about India's fiscal problems, but what's behind the slowdown?

Drawing on a report by HDFC Securities' analysts Sameer Narang and Vishal Modi we pulled together 8 charts to show the deceleration in the Indian economy.

India's GDP grew 5.3 percent in the fourth quarter falling to a seven-year low

CSO / HDFC Bank

And the slowdown has been sharp in the last four quarters, with GDP slowing from 8 percent in June 2011 to 5.3 percent the last quarter

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The Indian Elections-New York Times

Sunny May 3, 2012

It is truly the greatest show on Earth, an ode to a diverse and democratic ethos, where 700 million + of humanity vote, providing their small part in directing their ancient civilization into the future. It is no less impressive when done in a neighborhood which includes de-stabilizing and violent Pakistan, China, and Burma.

Its challenges are immense, more so probably than anywhere else, particularly in development and fending off terrorism -- but considering these challenges and its neighbors, it is even more astounding that the most diverse nation on Earth, with hundreds of languages, all religions and cultures, is not only surviving, but thriving.

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Himalayas in Himachal Pradesh: Completing Tourism in India

Soni Oct 3, 2011

Of late, tourism in India has been on the rise. India’s growth story has started attracting global travelers like never before. And given the hectic pace of today’s life, India’s rich culture and tradition combined with serene places offer a refreshing respite to tourists all over the world. In fact, a majority of the tourists come to the country to visit the Himalayas in Himachal Pradesh.

Right from Rowan Atkinson of Mr. Bean fame to the layman walking on the road, the mighty Himalayas have attracted everybody at some point in their life. And it is so for obvious reasons. Himachal Pradesh is India’s honeymoon ...

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Indian Visa Procedure - The Steps Involved in Getting a Visa

Soni Sep 29, 2011

The Indian government has stringent guidelines on visa issuance and getting an Indian visa can be challenging depending on your needs. Provided completed documents are submitted, a visa is issued within 48 hours. The official Government portal allows for submission of applications and lists all documents that are required to be attached with the application.

A visa is a certificate that a Government has verified the credentials of a person seeking to enter the country. This is evidenced by the visa granted certificate attached to the passport of the applicant. The visa also grants permission to the person for a period of stay in the country - which in India does not exceed 180 days.

The Indian External Affairs ministry has authorised all Indian Embassies and High commissions to collect visa applications from foreign nationals. There is a nominal visa fee payable except by nationals of certain countries like Burundi and Mongolia who get free visas. A visa is not necessary for travelling to India for Nepalese and Bhutanese nationals.

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Travel to India - Four Must See Places in the West

Soni Sep 28, 2011

People who travel to India will find that the western parts of the country have a number of treats in store for them.

Kutch

A visit to the Kutch region of Gujarat is one way of adding more color to your India travel. The tribal villages here give tourists a taste of a certain distinct lifestyle and culture, which is very different from that seen in India’s many urban metropolises. Some of the hand-embroidered bed linen and other handicrafts produced by the local artisans are indeed impressive.

Wildlife sanctuaries in the region provide a glimpse of the endangered Indian Wild Ass and other animals. The Lalit Mahal Palace in Mandvi allows a peek into the lives of the royal families of yore. Resorts and cottages modeled along the lines of tribal hutments are available for accommodation in this place.

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Travel Packages in India - North Indian Travel Packages

Sneha Sep 19, 2011

When traveling in India, there are certain things that you must never miss and there are certain places you must always place in your itinerary. North Indian sites are not to be missed when you’re looking to experience a mix of ancient Indian heritage and modernism. The northern parts are after all the historical and political center of the country.

North Indian Travel Packages – The Types Available

When you consult tour operators in India about North Indian tour packages, the most popular one that they’ll put forward is the Golden Triangle Package. This package includes tours of three places in India that are of historical importance; the three being Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur. It is one of the most popular travel packages in the country.

This will mostly be a 7/8 days and 6/7 nights trip starting at Delhi. The first two days are spent at Delhi, the third day in traveling from Delhi to Agra, the fourth day in visiting Agra, the fifth day in traveling to Jaipur and looking around the city and the sixth day in returning to Delhi. A lot of Mughal architectural marvels can be visited during this trip, along the likes of the Taj Mahal, the Red Fort, the Hawa Mahal, and many more.

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Village Tourism in India - Must Visit Rural Spots

Soni Sep 10, 2011

Rural tourism in India can provide the perfect window during which you can imbibe the culture of the land and experience the magic of community life. November to Mid-February is the most suitable time to plan your visit to these magical destinations, due to the pleasant climate.

There are a number of circuits which fall under village tourism in India. If you are looking to embark on a journey through the road less travelled, some of the major rural circuits have been given below.

The Villages of North India- A Haven of Culture

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Famous Golden Triangle Tour of India

Varun Sep 1, 2011

With India joining the league of well frequented tourist destinations from all over the world, the Indian government and private enterprises have made significant investments, both monetary and otherwise, to develop the tourism industry. Among their more prolific endeavors, is the Indian golden triangle tours which involves sightseeing activities in the three most beautiful cities of North India – Delhi, Agra and Jaipur.

Interestingly, there are various tour and travel options across the length and breadth of the country that are also called Golden Triangle Tour such as the Hydrabad-Tirupati-Chennai or Guwahati-Kazirahga-Shillong trips. However, it is the Delhi Agra Jaipur tours that had originally earned this designation.

The North Indian golden triangle tour takes a visitor across three very culturally rich cities of this country blessed with scenic beauty and historic bequests. Delhi, which is the capital city of India, represents the true face of present-day society, a blend of tradition and modernity. From historic sites dating back to the 15th century and before, to the most posh restaurants, markets, clubs, and more, this city has all notions of fun at the disposal of the tourists.

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Explore Beautiful Marvels During South India Tour

Varun Jul 11, 2011

South India, undoubtedly one of the most enchanting regions of India is known widely for its unique identity and rich culture. Captivating and immaculate architecture of beautiful temples, historical sites, ayurvedic richness, enthralling hills, soothing backwaters and pristine beaches makes South India tours one of the most incredible sightseeing tours of India.

The rich land of South India comprises states of Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Kerala. The well planned tours to South India take travelers on the ride of every nook and corner of this captivating place that helps tourists in rejuvenating their senses. The best part of South India tours is the visit to magnificent backwaters and world famous Ayurvedic spas that will fill the senses of the travelers with freshness and calmness.

Although, your travel to this state offers you ample of places to explore and enjoy, but some of the outstanding tourist attractions of South India are mentioned below that will surely facilitate your experience of holidaying in South India.

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Guide on Attractions of Kerala

Alok Jun 28, 2011

Are you on the lookout for a place to spend the holidays in a memorable way at an affordable cost with everyone? Then go no further, located in the southern part of India, Kerala has been the ultimate travel destination for the entire family. The serene backwaters, beautiful hills, rich vegetation, and culture beckon you to plan Kerala Holidays. It is rightly termed as the God’s Own Country. To experience a memorable holiday of your lifetime, Kerala tour is a great idea. The people of Kerala live in a close communion with nature and you can experience the same and rejuvenate your thoughts and heart from the stressful work days.

The hill stations of this state are bestowed with beauty and great ambience that makes your stay heavenly. The entire state is adorned with waterfalls, springs, coffee plantations and hair pin bend roads that pierces thorough the hills. The travel through these hills can be a breathtaking moment with mesmerizing views of the nature. Munnar, Wyanad, Ponmudi, Vandanmedu, Pallakad and so on are some of the popular hill stations in Kerala. Make a proper plan of the holidays with a travel agent to cover the maximum possible hills to stay close to the gift of nature.

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Ladakh Biking Tour Guide

Varun Jun 24, 2011

Redefine meaning of the word adventurous by choosing mountain biking vacation in one of the world most beautiful region – Ladakh. This Biking adventure offers excitement whilst unclosing before bikers the most extraordinary routes of freaky highland of India. There is no reason left for bikers to say no to biking vacation in Ladakh. Proud possessor of some of the highest navigable passes of the world, Ladakh is a dream destination for passionate bikers.

12 to 13 day bike ride in acreage of breathtaking adorableness and landscapes is once in a lifetime opportunity to experience life at the edge. As bikers navigate through a brupt hills, alarming glaciers and snow-capped Himalayan ranges, they achieve a sense of achievement. Accepted biking routes in Ladakh are Rohtang pass, Keylong, Lahaul valley, Darcha, Tang lang La (world's additional accomplished Canyon at 5,360 m), Baralach La, Lachung La (5,065m) and Khardung La. One of the most favorite route for travelers is 520 km continued Manali-Leh avenue (Army Road). After Manali-Leh route climbing the Baralcha (4880 m) is quite a difficult ride.
But before proceeding for biking vacation in Ladakh, always try to learn important facts about this region as it helps to have a hassle free biking adventure. This article brings to facade the useful information about biking tours in Ladakh.

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Anna Hazare vs Baba Ramdev

James Jun 11, 2011

The fast began at the Ramlila Maidan in Delhi that witnessed heavy overnight drama of police teargassing and lathicharge, ended at a hospital in Dehradun by doctors where Baba Ramdev was administered glucose. The seven-day long fast has affected the yoga guru's liver and caused his blood pressure to drop significantly. However, the war of words between Baba and the government, the opinions pouring in from the different corners, the most recent declaration of his assess worth over 1100 Crores, and the following controversies have spread a shadow of suspicion over the purpose and the honesty of his campaign and the transparency of his business deals.

While Anna Hazare's crusade against corruption and the fight to get the Jan Lokpal Bill passed had the whole country rallying behind him, Baba Ramdev's fast was welcomed by both harsh criticisms as well as wide support of his followers. Hazare's campaign was totally centered around the Jan Lokpal Bill that had the support of both the prominent personalities as well as the common man.

Expansion of Medical Tourism in India

Alok Jun 8, 2011

Medical Tourism is a recent concept that has gained much popularity and attention in the past one decade. It refers to the tourist trend of foreign nationals visiting other countries, on the pretext of availing their medical facilities, while also taking the opportunity to travel and sightseeing. India has become a major global center for medical tourism, with over 2 lakh people visiting the country each year with the primary objective of getting medical procedures done.

Medical tourism in India has attained huge proportions with the development of health facilities in the country. With the dawn of the new millennium and century, the federal government took various measures to uplift the standards of healthcare facilities, thus encouraging private initiatives as well. Since then, the proportion of tourists visiting India for different kinds of remedial treatment has been on a constant rise. In fact, it is estimated that by 2015, the south Asian country would have achieved a 30 percent annual growth rate in terms of its expanding medical tourism industry.

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Baba Ramdev's Satyagraha & Congress

lovely Jun 4, 2011

At the Ramilia Ground in New Delhi, Baba Ramdev started Satyagraha... This is all for back Black Money must take back in our country & declare National Wealth!!

But Today as order by Congress (Not by Govt.) they arrested Baba Ramdev... Our Minister Mr. Digvijay Singh statement "Ramdev is a fraud...He collected money by wrong way..."

But this is Just shocking...Following Questions till in Common people mind...

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Idea of Holidays in India

Alok May 31, 2011

India has become a name synonymous to diversity in everything whether it is religions, cultures, political views and even tourism. Yes even India tourism has lot of diversity to offer that makes it a prominent name in travel and hospitality industry. The country is flourished with numerous exotic tourist destinations that attract tourists from across the borders to plan an incredible India tours.

The tourism in India has different flavours in its palate that includes adventure, cultural, mountaineering and beach holidays to name some. There is several attractive customized India vacation packages are offered by tours operator that offer multitude of activities you can enjoy during your trip. All you need to do is make your choice from vivid tourism options India offers to its guests for exploring the most stunning destinations of the world.

Adventure Sports Tour
In true sense India is heaven for those who want to try their hands on some adventure sports. Skiing, desert safari, river rafting, trekking, rock climbing, mountaineering, etc. are few of the most famous adventure activities that India tourism offers to its guest. The Great Himalayan region in India has tremendous adventure sports possibilities for those who love thrilling and nerve chilling adventure. Few of the world famous trekking routes in India include Garhwal, Sikkim, Ladakh and Kumaon.

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