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Anita Dongre's Shaadi by Marriott show sweeps Kolkatans at Westin Rajarhat

The second edition of Shaadi by Marriott in the East was hosted  by The Westin Kolkata Rajarhat, and JW Marriott Kolkata on Aug 10,2019.  This edition, envisioned to extend a ...

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Mount Rigi: Swiss Alps on a cogwheel train

For tourists visiting Switzerland, if a cog wheel railway ride is in the bucket list along with the Swiss Alps, then land in Zurich, the gateway to the Alps, and head for Mount Rig, wh ...

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Keukenhof/Holland: World's best spring garden

Every spring, Keukenhof near Amsterdam draws millions to the world's  largest bulb flower garden. Some 7 million bulbs bloom, showcasing  800 varieties of tulips. &n ...

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Banff to Jasper: Road Through Heaven

Ride in a massive Ice Explorer over 85,000 years of history on the Athabasca Glacier and then take a  jaw-dropping skywalk over the glacier stepping into an an exciting cliff-edge ...

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Vibrant Vancouver

One of the most vibrant Canadian cities, Vancouver is a coastal seaport in British Columbia. Ranked as on ...

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The Shoe Story

In Toronto's Bloor Street West, the Bata Shoe Museum (BSM) is an ode to the civilisation's Cinderella story. Sujoy Dhar visits the only museum of its kind founded by Bata Shoes ...

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How to spend a day in Zurich

Zurich in the heart of Europe is the gateway to Swiss Alps. Once Zurich's famous residents were Albert Einstein and James Joyce. Today it is a city of creative urban life, clean wa ...

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Brussels of Art Nouveau and Waffles

Brussels is more than just the seat of European Union. It is also about Art Nouveau architecture, Tintin, Belgian waffles and chocolates. A Not In Town report by Sujoy Dhar

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The Belgian Comic Strip Center

Looking for your childhood comic hero Tintin in Brussels? Find him at the Belgian Comic Strip Center. Tintin, the courageous young Belgian reporter created by cartoonist Georges Remi, ...

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Van Buuren Museum, Brussels

Brussels's gift to the world is Art Nouveau movement, defined by curling lines and shapes of plants and flowers. But one remarkable Art Deco style house in Brussels stands out ...

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Mount Rigi: Swiss Alps on Cogwheel Railway

2019 is the 150th anniversary of cogwheel railway that first began its journey in the Mount Washington in USA. But for Indians, half-way to USA is their perennial bucket list destinati ...

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Keukenhof: Holland In Bloom

Every spring, #Keukenhof near #Amsterdam draws millions to the world's most beautiful and largest bulb flower garden that dazzles with some seven million blooms of tulips, daffodil ...

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What delighted me about Holiday Inn Amsterdam (RAI) was when I got off the metro at RAI station reaching there by a train from Schiphol Airport. I walked a few paces and there it was: Holiday Inn Amsterdam.  


WHEN I checked in this April in Chicago's newest property for growing tourists, The Hoxton, it was about midnight. But unlike any five star hotel with an orderly lobby of relaxed or stressed out travellers walking in or out toting their suitcases, I encountered the ambiance of a city's popular night joint- it was teeming with young to middle aged good looking souls in a party mood.


Delightfully colourful interiors greeted me. I was at Friends of Pho. Spaciously spread out across 3500 square feet area, this new address in town offers a delectable variety of Asian cuisine. The ninety-seven seater restaurant is located at Chinar Park, near City Centre II off Rajarhat Road. 


Nolen gur is a speciality of Bengal in eastern India. People wait for the date palm jaggery to arrive in the winter market. But as demand rises, the supply chain is trying hard to cope, not the least because of a changing weather pattern that affects production. Uttara Gangopadhyay reports