Friday, 1 July, 2022

Topic: Travel

Do-piyaza, blood-spitting paan, camels — The ‘bizarre’ food of Mughals in Western travelogues

In 'Tasting Difference', Gitanjali Shahani writes about the Mughal foods and traditions that early Western travellers considered 'ugly' and disturbing.

An Indian-Chinese couple went on a road trip to Chengdu — this is what they found

In 'The Other Shangri-La', Shivaji Das writes about his travels to Chengdu, its ear-cleaners, 'Chinese dream' posters and Tibetan dogs.

Itching to travel but don’t want to quarantine? This Covid ‘health passport’ is your answer

In mid-July, the number of confirmed cases globally jumped by a million in just four days. Travellers are now being forced to quarantine when they return home.

US allows Americans to travel abroad but the world is still sceptical of them

A European travel ban against Americans remains in effect, and non-essential travel to Canada is severely restricted. Other nations require Americans to quarantine on arrival.

Indian tourists are finally out. But there’s a bigger headache than coronavirus — red tape

Checking into a hotel is easier. Getting past the innumerable checkpoints where you are asked the same set of questions again, and again, is not.

Why staycations can’t fill Singapore’s $20 billion hole in tourism sector

Singapore’s tourism sector faces a tough challenge as locals prefer to wait to travel to hotspots like Thailand and Malaysia rather than spend on a hotel down the street.

Supreme Court asks Centre, states to send migrant workers home free of charge

The top court earlier passed a slew of directions to states, asking them to send migrant workers home, register, counsel and help them find employment.

Travel will come back after Covid. It will become ‘touchless’

To make travel safer after Covid crisis, companies will use digital tools for identification instead of physical fingerprints and hand scanners.

Coronavirus could cost global economy $8.8 trillion – that’s almost 10% of global GDP

The new estimates by ADB are more than twice the range of $2 trillion to $4.1 trillion the development bank gave 3 April.

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Representational image | Islam devotees offer Friday prayers during Ramadan, Patna, April 2022 | PTI

Quran says no one can limit others’ freedom. Udaipur killing violates Islam’s golden rule

Throughout history, Islamic scholars have uniformly agreed that respecting and obeying the law of the land is an essential aspect of faith.
The Reserve Bank of India logo | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

RBI intervenes with multi-pronged strategy in battle against rupee fall

The Reserve Bank’s challenges include crashes in forward dollar premiums to rising open interest in futures that adds to pressure on the currency.


National Security Adviser Ajit Doval | File photo: ANI

At 1st Maritime Security Group meet, NSA chief Doval stresses on coordination among stakeholders

Meeting chaired by Vice Admiral (retd) G. Ashok Kumar, India’s 1st national maritime security coordinator. ‘Crucial policy issues’ such as ‘blue economy initiative’ also discussed.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.