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The real world within video games

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The real world within video games

Tourism boards are increasingly taking to video games in a move to attract 2.5 billion gamers worldwide, with India alone accounting for 365 million gamers.

Unusual holidays: Stay in a bubble, barrel, observatory or cube in Switzerland

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Unusual holidays: Stay in a bubble, barrel, observatory or cube in Switzerland

Room prices range from CHF 80 to around CHF 1,300 per night for two people, including breakfast.

Check out the vaccine travel guidelines for Indians to gain entry into 16 European countries

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Check out the vaccine travel guidelines for Indians to gain entry into 16 European countries

16 European countries are now allowing travellers who got Covishield jabs. Here's a look at the additional Covid-specific requirements of each of these countries.

Nelson Mandela International Day | What to see, do, eat and experience in South Africa

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Nelson Mandela International Day | What to see, do, eat and experience in South Africa

Weddings in the time of Covid-19: Livestreamed, yet intimate

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Weddings in the time of Covid-19: Livestreamed, yet intimate

A lot goes into wedding preparations in India. So a lot had to change for weddings during the pandemic. Here's a peek into how the $50 billion wedding industry has adapted.

How to avoid getting stuck in a country when you're travelling in Covid times

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How to avoid getting stuck in a country when you're travelling in Covid times

Covid restrictions and requirements in different countries - including transit countries - may change after you make your travel plans. Check these websites and resources for updated information before take-off.

Visa update: 10 more countries that are accepting visa applications from Indian passport holders now

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Visa update: 10 more countries that are accepting visa applications from Indian passport holders now

Do check the visa categories that are open before making plans.

Young designers connect with old traditions, crafts for the 2021 Piaget Design Competition at AlUla

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Young designers connect with old traditions, crafts for the 2021 Piaget Design Competition at AlUla

AlUla, nearly 1,100 kilometres from the capital of Saudi Arabia Riyadh, was the setting - and inspiration - for the 2021 design competition.

11 domestic destinations to visit right now

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11 domestic destinations to visit right now

From beach holidays to hilly sojourns, a list of domestic destinations for (almost) every type of traveller.

9 international cities you can explore in less than Rs 75,000

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9 international cities you can explore in less than Rs 75,000

Zurich, Cairo, Istanbul, and six other cities that can be experienced comfortably on this budget.

All you ever wanted to know about cigars

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All you ever wanted to know about cigars

Which are the best cigars in the world? The best cigar lounges in India? How to talk about cigars? And more cigar-related questions - answered.

"It is extortion. Pure extortion." Tito's Goa's owner on why he exited the business

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"It is extortion. Pure extortion." Tito's Goa's owner on why he exited the business

Tito’s Goa owners have sold 65% stake in Tito’s Resorts & Hospitality Pvt. Ltd. According to Ricardo D Souza, partner, Tito’s Resorts & Hospitality Pvt. Ltd, an IPO and expansion may be in the offing.

9 countries that are taking visa applications from Indian tourists right now

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9 countries that are taking visa applications from Indian tourists right now

Some of these countries are slated to open their borders in July, and in some direct flights are not yet operational. So do check the dates and details before firming up any travel plans.

'Ray' releases today; people who knew Satyajit Ray share their memories of the filmmaker

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'Ray' releases today; people who knew Satyajit Ray share their memories of the filmmaker

In Satyajit Ray's centenary year, Netflix is releasing 'Ray' - an anthology film inspired by his works. Ahead of its release on June 25, 2021, people who knew the legendary filmmaker share some memories.

International Olympic Day 2021 | With 1,500 artefacts and 1,000 videos, The Olympic Museum in Switzerland is an archive of human achievement in sport

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International Olympic Day 2021 | With 1,500 artefacts and 1,000 videos, The Olympic Museum in Switzerland is an archive of human achievement in sport

Tokyo Olympics 2020 is scheduled to be held between July 23 and August 8, 2021. On International Olympic Day (June 23), here’s a peek into The Olympic Museum in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Father’s Day 2021 | Doting dads, devoted kids: Some of history's most famous father-child relationships

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Father’s Day 2021 | Doting dads, devoted kids: Some of history's most famous father-child relationships

From Sigmund Freud and his daughter Anna to Ernst Hemingway and his three boys, here's looking back at some famous fathers, daughters and sons who were devoted to each other.

9 countries that are open to tourists from India right now

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9 countries that are open to tourists from India right now

Need a vacation? These countries are open to Indian tourists. Note: Do check the Covid requirements before booking a flight.

Amsterdam holiday: Don't miss the museums, tulips, and canal cruise

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Amsterdam holiday: Don't miss the museums, tulips, and canal cruise

On June 1, 2021, the Netherlands opened up for passenger flights from India. This is the best time to travel to Amsterdam, the city of Vincent van Gogh, Rembrandt, and Anne Frank.

Vahdam India wants to become plastic free by 2024

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Vahdam India wants to become plastic free by 2024

Vahdam India is buying carbon credits to offset its direct and indirect emissions.

Nostalgia on a plate

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Nostalgia on a plate

During the pandemic, frayed recipe books, mothers, friends, neighbours have become the new providers of recipes, and succour; and cooking and sharing old recipes and childhood foods has made a comeback.

Notice served to Tarun Tejpal, following Goa government's appeal challenging his acquittal in sexual assault case

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Notice served to Tarun Tejpal, following Goa government's appeal challenging his acquittal in sexual assault case

The appeal was amended earlier this week, to bring the 537-page judgment of May 21 on record.

International Tea Day 2021: Brewing an artisanal pot of tea at Karma Kettle

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International Tea Day 2021: Brewing an artisanal pot of tea at Karma Kettle

Ahead of International Tea Day, observed each year on May 21, we meet the founders of a tea company working with small and medium tea growers from Assam to the Nilgiris.

Finding Mr Lipton in Sri Lanka

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Finding Mr Lipton in Sri Lanka

How a stop over in the island country planted the idea for a storied tea company.

Goa gasping: shortage of beds, oxygen, and tractor drivers to move cylinders pile up

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Goa gasping: shortage of beds, oxygen, and tractor drivers to move cylinders pile up

In Goa, lack of trained tractor drivers, trollies, and operators of Dura cylinders - each one with the capacity of 28 jumbo oxygen cylinders - are among the factors hindering the Covid response.

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