Free Press Journal
  • Suchitra Krishnamoorthi’s travel and book tales

    Early start
    I was encouraged to inculcate the reading habit from a very young age. Dad had an extensive library ranging from classics like Shakespeare to the contemporary authors like Sidney Sheldon and Jeffrey Archer. I go through different phases where I enjoy reading different kinds of books, right from the Amar Chitra Kathas to Deepak Chopra and James Hadley Chase. I feel every book has something unique and valuable to offer.

  • Online consumer spends to hit $100 bn by 2020

    Mumbai : Online consumer spending is expected to grow 2.5 times to around $100 billion by 2020 led by growth in e-commerce, travel and hotel, financial services and digital media, says a report.

  • This summer, get away to these eco-friendly destinations!

    New Delhi: The concept of sustainable tourism points towards a considerate way to travel the world, ensuring that the natural, social and artistic environment of any place is not disturbed and that there is minimal or no environmental impact around tourism related activities.

  • The Roman-tic connection to Germany

    Uday k Chakraborty feels that Roman legacy adds an interesting twist to Germany’s landscapes

  • Make these smart sunglasses your travel gear

    Snap Spectacles: The young person’s choice of smartglasses, Snap’s Spectacles keep things simple and stylish. The smartglasses record 10 seconds of circular video at a time, which can then be shared to Snapchat and on other social media like Twitter. That’s it. They charge in the case, it’s all really simple.

  • Arunachal has many reasons to mesmerise you

    UDAY K CHAKRABORTY is mesmerised with the hypnotic mountainous roads and scenic surroundings of the hilly Indian state

  • Sleuths grill Paris attacker’s family

    Flights at Paris’ Orly airport were  returning to normal today a day after a man triggered a major security alert and travel chaos when he attacked a soldier before being shot dead.

  • Netherlands won’t allow Turkey FM flight

    The Hague : The Dutch government on Saturday refused permission for Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu’s plane to travel to the Netherlands for a planned campaign rally in Rotterdam.

  • Hyperloop

    Now travel from Mumbai to Delhi in 80 minutes via high-speed tubes!

    Are you a traveller and hops from one city to another frequently? Then this may interest you. Hyperloop One, a Los-Angeles company that aims at creating next generation travel infrastructure, is now in India. In a media interaction on Tuesday in Delhi organised by the company, it revealed that it is has plans to create five high-speed corridors in India. These corridors will connect the major cities with a speed of 1200 km/hr. The

  • New Hong Kong visa rules may reduce Indian visitors

    Hong Kong : Travel and tour operators are worried that new rules imposed recently could bring down the number of tourists opting to go to Hong Kong and Macau — the latter known as the Las Vegas of the east.  Recently, the Immigration Department of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) announced rules, applicable from January 23 next year, requiring Indian nationals to register online and taking the approval slip with them

  • God & Gamble: A Hindu temple in Las Vegas

    It is dichotomous. Vegas which is known for casinos also has a Hindu temple. Chandragupta Amritkar visits one.

  • Now, babus can soon fly by private airlines

    NEW DELHI : Babus are required all these years as mandatory to fly by only Air India, the government-owned carrier, unless it has no flight to the destination. The civil aviation ministry is tweaking that rule to let the government employees choose airlines offering the cheapest fare on their dates of travel.

  • Tejas trains to have entertainment units, wi-fi

    New Delhi: With high-tech entertainment units, wi-fi facility and integrated braille displays, the coaches of premier Tejas trains are being readied to give its passengers the feel of world class travel. While the coaches of Tejas, meaning brilliance, will be of golden colour, those of Hamsafar, also to be rolled out this year, will be draped in vinyl sheets painted in the colours of earth and sky to convey the message of

  • Magdeburg

    Magdeburg: Of old world charm

    This medieval city has its charms even though it takes a little bit of time for the city to give up its reticence and grow on you, writes Anita Rao-Kashi. 

  • CR runs summer special trains

    Mumbai: The Central Railway is doing its best to lessen its long-distance travelers’ inconvenience by not only running many summer special trains but the officers are themselves visiting Central Railway terminals and guiding passengers on their travel to the north, east and south of the country. The CR in this summer will run around 500 summer special long-distance trains. Of those, over 90 summer special trains are for North India and rest

  • Brazil urges neighbours to unite in Zika fight

    Rio De Janeiro : Brazil urged its neighbours to unite in fighting the Zika virus, blamed for a surge in brain-damaged babies, as airlines offered refunds to pregnant mothers afraid to travel to the region.