Wild India

India flag Planeta.com is updating our guide to Wild India – the country’s biodiversity, wildlife, parks and protected areas and the opportunities for ecotourism, conscious, local, Indigenous, and responsible travel. Relevant additions and suggestions are welcome. HeadlinesExperts flag concern over easing of guidelines – Hindustan TimesThe environment law that mobilised two million IndiansThe wildlife map …

India Food

Photo: Ron Mader, Ashiana (Some rights reserved) Spotlight on the foods and cuisines from India HeadlinesAmerica’s ‘First’ Celebrity Chef Was An Indian Immigrant With Authentic CurriesDosa: India’s wholesome fast food obsessiona-scientific-explanation-of-what-makes-indian-food-so-delicious FoodsThandaArambhDaxineeUttareePurabeePaschimeeUttareePaneer Rogan JoshDalChicken tika masala BreadsIdliPaneer ParathaPaneer NanAloo ParathaStuffed KulchaRoti BasamateeRaitaa Purabee KhanaMeetha Gongura chutneyAndhra thali Checkpav bhaji collard greens (haak saag) or kohlrabi …

Chennai

Photo: Mark Pegrum, Loyola (Some rights reserved) Chennai, also known as Madras (the official name until 1996), is the capital of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Located on the Coromandel Coast off the Bay of Bengal, it is the biggest cultural, economic and educational center of south India. Questions What would locals like others …

Diwali

Photo Indu Harikumar, Diwali (Some rights reserved) Diwali = Hindu festival of lights, held in October or November each year, depending on the cycle of the moon HeadlinesHow Diwali is being celebrated across the world during Covid-19 Elsewhere on the WebWhat a wonderful Diwali – Flickr (2012) Photos Twitter MomentHappy Diwali WikipediaDiwali Planeta.com

India Links

India Flag What would locals like others know about India? Presenting relevant links in a somewhat random fashion: HeadlinesWhere it’s forbidden to serve meat – BBCdelhi-records-all-time-high-of-48-degrees-celsius (2019)India general election 2019: What happened?http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/article7974733.ecehttp://mashable.com/2015/07/29/india-population-growth-un/http://www.livemint.com/Opinion/zkWElRFBaSF4w1viA3iVRI/How-Kerala-got-its-tourism-story-right-and-wrong.html Economic Impact of Responsible Tourism in Keralahttp://www.worldbank.org/en/news/opinion/2014/12/23/saving-ganga-will-require-planning-and-partnershiphttp://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Visa-on-arrival-for-American-citizens-may-boost-tourism/articleshow/44434211.cmsShripad Naik launches Comprehensive Sustainable Tourism Criteria for Indiahttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-04-28/india-election-votes-photo-gallery/5414570How green must the hills beCreativity goes common – …

Indian Weddings

Photo: Rachel Clarke, Orchid Phalaenopsis (Some rights reserved) Weddings in India vary regionally, the religion and per personal preferences of the bride and groom. HeadlinesWhat to Expect at an Indian Wedding – The Knot WikipediaWeddings in IndiaMehndi Planeta.com

Bangalore

Photo, Brian King Headlineshttp://bangaloremirror.indiatimes.com/bangalore/others/Enough-is-enough-Bengalureans-reject-15-year-master-plan/articleshow/56840123.cms? Elsewhere on the Webhttp://bangalore.citizenmatters.inhttp://www.dnaindia.com/bangalore FlickrBangalore Embedded Tweets Photos WikipediaBangalore Planeta.com

India Independence Day

Photo, Sowmya, Salute to our flag Wikipedia: Independence Day is annually celebrated on August 15, as a national holiday in India commemorating the nation’s independence from the United Kingdom on August 15, 1947, the UK Parliament passed the Indian Independence Act 1947 transferring legislative sovereignty to the Indian Constituent Assembly. HeadlinesIndependence Day 2018 reactions – …

Hyderabad, India

Photo Basic Factsfounded: 1591elevation: 544 meterslocation: 17 27N, 078 28E Lots to see – Chowmahallah Palace, Charminar, Laad Bazaar, Birla Mandir Temple, several museums, but best of all is Golconda Fort and the neighbouring Qutb Shah tombs just outside the city. Great food, too, with the local favorite chicken biryani TimeCurrent time in HyderãbãdIf it …