What’s the Big Deal about Times Square?

Show me where your people gather and we’ll tell you where your country and planet is headed. – The Wise Souls of SearchIndia.com What is it about Times Square in New York City that has the tourists, both foreign and domestic, swarming the place in droves? Any time you go to the area, the place […]

$25 Cheapo Fares from Southwest Airlines

All ye cheapo desis (sore over the $44 British Airways fiasco), here’s some good news for y’all. Southwest Airlines today announced a fare sale that lets customers purchase one-way travel for $25, $50, $75, or $100 depending on length of their trip. * Travel up to 375 miles for $25 one-way

Pierre Reopens After $100m Renovation by Tatas

The Pierre Hotel, a major NYC landmark, has reopened recently after a $100 million renovation by its Indian owners, Taj Hotels Resorts & Palaces. Located near Central Park at 5th Avenue and 61 St, the Pierre offers 189 redesigned residential-style guest rooms, including 49 suites. Pierre, New York City (Pix: Taj Hotels web site) Since […]

Desperate India Tries Freebies to Woo Tourists

India has been a dismal failure at attracting foreign tourists compared to even tiny nations like Croatia. Frequent terrorist bombings in major Indian tourist hubs like Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore et al, the global recession and rape and murder of tourists must surely be causing nightmares to the somnolent pen-pushers in India’s moribund Ministry of Tourism. As […]

Incredible India 10

Time for the next instalment of Incredible India, those Only-in-India stories. Here we go: * Holy cow, unholy representation in the Holy City. What does it take to be the BSP’s Lok Sabha candidate for the holy city of Varanasi? Over two dozens cases including murder, attempt to murder, kidnapping, extortion, loot and land grabbing. […]

Incredible India – 9; Pigs in Khaki

The latest instalment of Incredible India focuses on the atrocities by the Indian police and starts with an Only-in-India story of the rape of a rape victim by the police (no typo there, we mean rape of a rape victim). * Anyone who is the least bit familiar with India knows that many members of the […]