• Japan promotes tourism with more tourist-friendly initiatives

    Mitsubishi Minatomirai Industrial Museum is a major tourist attraction in Japan. Established by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. in June 1994, the aim was to give youngsters the opportunity to expand their dreams as they move into the future by experiencing science and technology.

  • Restaurant uses toy train to serve food

    A restaurant in Vadodara named "La Pizza Traino" has designed a special toy train to serve pizza to customers. The roof of the restaurant has been replaced by a network of railway tracks for toy train to move on them.

  • PM Modi should break his silence on BJP's VIP culture: Congress

    Congress leader P.L. Punia on Thursday asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to break his silence on the apparent 'VIP culture' practiced by ministers of the Bharatiya Janata Party

  • Union Minister Kiren Rijiju 'delays' flight, 3 'offloaded' to accommodate him

    Union Minister Kiren Rijiju was at the centre of a controversy for delaying an Air India flight from Leh to Delhi for about an hour and for the offloading of three of its passengers, including a child, allegedly to accommodate him and his aide

  • AI flight delayed by an hour as Maharashtra CM's aide 'forgot document'

    Officials told mid-day that Air India flight AI-191 (Mumbai-Newark), which Fadnavis and his entourage were supposed to fly on, was delayed by nearly an hour in the wee hours of yesterday because the CM’s principal secretary had not brought the proper documents along

  • Shilpa Shetty: Hate shopping in India because of selfie culture

    Unlike moving out in the hot and humid weather for shopping and inviting unwanted attention from her fans, actress-enterprenuer Shilpa Shetty likes to buy products online as she says e-commerce is “unparalleled” and gives her a convenient and reliable shopping experience.

  • Sweltering heat, quake-ravaged Nepal bring tourists to Himachal Pradesh

    Thousands of foreign and domestic tourists flocked to India's hill state of Himachal Pradesh due to sweltering heat in many parts of the country and aftershocks in earthquake-hit Nepal, thus providing extra income to local businessmen. Tourists who were headed to Nepal, cancelled their bookings in the earthquake-ravaged country, and are instead exploring Himachal Pradesh known for its scenic beauty, food and culture.

  • Floating restaurants in Kashmir's Dal Lake attract tourists

    Srinagar, June 16 (ANI): Floating restaurants in the famous Dal Lake in Jammu and Kashmir have become new hot spot as they provide refreshing break during the boat rides. The Dal Lake is famous for its scenic beauty, houseboats and shikara, a traditional Kashmiri gondola-shaped boat, which draws visitors from all over the world to the stunningly beautiful Himalayan region of Kashmir. Though a shikara ride in the Dal Lake takes four to five hours, it can be tiring for the children. But the new concept of floating restaurants has become an instant hit among the tourists as they provide snacks and refreshment during the boat ride itself. A restaurant owner, Feroz Ahmed claimed floating restaurant is his concept. The tourists taking boat rides can halt near the restaurant and have a bite before proceeding further. It has also become a source of income for the unemployed youth. A tourist, Pooja said she is thrilled with the experience of floating restaurants.

  • Love thy neighbour

    There is something unique about Prime Minister Modi’s Bangladesh visit

  • Mumbai builder booked for refusing to sell flat to a non-vegetarian

    Police today filed a criminal case against a city-based builder and his employee for allegedly refusing to sell a flat to a youth on the ground that he is a non-vegetarian

  • Vidya Balan to promote World Ethnic Day

    Actress Vidya Balan, who often sports saris, has been roped in by online ethnic products marketplace Craftsvilla.com as the face of the World Ethnic Day, which will be celebrated globally by the company on June 19.

  • Now, Mumbai builder sparks row by refusing to sell flat to a Marathi

    A Mumbai builder has allegedly refused to sell a flat to a Mumbaikar on grounds that he was a Marathi, sparking a protest with politicians demanding action against the builder

  • Salman attends Arpita's wedding reception, gets taste of Himachali culture

    Bollywood superstar Salman Khan on Monday had a taste of Himachali culture when he savoured local delicacies during his foster sister's reception ceremony in this town

  • Maharashtra culture deptt conducts survey of auditoriums

    In a bid to encourage performing arts, the Maharashtra government has completed a survey of auditoriums, used to stage plays and dramas, across the state to assess their existing condition, officials said today

  • Simplifying epics and legends

    Epified is an attempt to bring the 'Internet generation' closer to its roots by making simple yet meaningful YouTube videos of stories taken from legends and mythologies

  • Salman under separatist's fire for advocating reopening of cinema halls in Kashmir

    Asiya Andrabi, chief of a separatist group, on Tuesday hit out at Bollywood superstar Salman Khan for advocating re-opening of cinema theatres in the Kashmir Valley

  • Mumbai Diary: Wednesday Whispers

    Cultural affairs minister Vinod Tawde is known in political circles for his man management skills

  • Revisiting 'The Three Stooges' and their cultural impact

    The first theatrical short of American comedy trio, 'The Three Stooge', titled, 'The Woman Haters', was released today, May 5th in 1934...

  • New York museum presents Nepal installation

    New York's Rubin Museum of Art will present artworks from its collection that highlight the cultural heritage of Nepal

  • Putting real meaning in 'dignity of labour'

    Yesterday, on May 1, Mumbai marked Maharashtra Day with a slew of functions across the city