06 Jun 2023


UN Russian Language Day: Useful phrases every traveler must know

UN Russian Language Day is a yearly celebration established by UNESCO on June 6.

21 Feb 2023


International Mother Language Day 2023: History, theme, significance, and more

Over 6000 languages are spoken across the world today.

10 Feb 2023


Turkey-Syria earthquake: Death toll crosses 21,000, rescue operations still underway

The combined death toll due to a devastating series of earthquakes in Turkey and Syria crossed 21,000 on Thursday.

27 Sep 2022

Travel And Tourism

5 ways to travel in Albania on a budget

The Balkans in eastern Europe boast scenic landscapes, beautiful architecture, amazing people, and several less-explored hiking trails.

04 Aug 2022


Your savings won't vanish if you visit these European countries!

Surrounded by stunning natural wonders, incredible scenery, and important cultural landmarks, Europe is a great place to explore.

01 Aug 2022

Madhya Pradesh

5 beautiful places in Madhya Pradesh, the heart of India

Blessed with a fascinating history, vibrant culture, rich heritage, diverse wildlife, and multiple wildlife sanctuaries, there is a lot for you to explore in Madhya Pradesh.

15 Jun 2022


5 best tourist places to visit in Jaipur

Built in the 18th century by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, Jaipur is the largest city in the state of Rajasthan and serves as its capital as well.

21 Mar 2022


World Poetry Day 2022: History, significance, celebrations and more

The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) recognized a day specially dedicated to poetry in 1999 at the 30th General Conference in Paris.

01 Feb 2022


India nominates Karnataka's Hoysala Temples for 2022-2023 World Heritage List

The Hoysala Temples of Halebid, Belur and Somnathapura in Karnataka have been selected as India's nomination for 2022-2023 World Heritage List, said the Union Culture Ministry on Monday.

27 Jul 2021


Harappan-era city Dholavira inscribed on UNESCO World Heritage List

Dholavira, a Harappan-era metropolis in Gujarat, has been inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List, the organization said on Tuesday.

03 Feb 2020


Five stunning cities in Austria you must visit

Despite its small size, Austria is one of the most amazing travel destinations in Europe.

10 Dec 2019


Five lesser-known hidden gems of Malaysia you should visit

Offering a delightful mix of natural beauty, cultural diversity, and adventure, Malaysia counts among one of the most-visited countries in Asia.

24 Aug 2019

Narendra Modi

PM Modi conferred with 'Order of Zayed', UAE's highest civilian-honor

PM Narendra Modi, who is in the UAE as part of a three-nation tour, was honored with the Gulf nation's highest civilian award on Saturday.

05 Aug 2019


Five countries to explore, if you want to travel solo

Whether your friends are too busy to join you or you want to cut your social life for a while to seek inner peace, solo travel is never a bad idea.

22 Jul 2019


Top five honeymoon destinations in Asia

Just like weddings, honeymoons are also a once-in-a-lifetime experience, and for that very reason, they must be unforgettably special.

14 Jul 2019


Darjeeling Himalayan Railway's UNESCO 'World Heritage' status now under threat

The UNESCO "World Heritage" tag of the 140-year-old Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (DHR), also popularly known as the toy train, is under threat due to the Indian authorities' continuing failure to conserve the same.

06 Jun 2019

Google Assistant

Feminist chatbot F'xa to teach you about AI gender bias

If you have ever come across an AI voice assistant, you probably would have tried cussing at it.

16 Apr 2019


Paris stunned as 850-year-old Notre-Dame cathedral goes up in smoke

A colossal fire swept through the 850-year-old UNESCO world heritage landmark, Notre-Dame Cathedral in central Paris yesterday, causing the Gothic spire to collapse and threatening to destroy the entire masterpiece and its precious artworks.

10 Dec 2018


Visiting Taj's main mausoleum? Shell out Rs. 200 more

Those wanting to see the main mausoleum of the Taj Mahal will need to buy an additional ticket of Rs. 200 from today.

02 Dec 2018


Tourists to enjoy Railways' first hop-on-hop-off service on Kalka-Shimla route

A train journey in the hilly areas makes the moments memorable. The new service by Indian Railways will give another level of excitement to tourists visiting Shimla.

Killing of journalists should not be new normal: UN chief

On "The International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists", marked annually on November 2, the UN Chief, Antonio Guterres said the killing of journalists around the world for doing their job is "outrageous" and should not become the "new normal".

14 Sep 2018

Anand Kumar

'Super 30' founder Anand Kumar stresses teaching in mother tongue

Mathematician and Super 30 founder Anand Kumar today stressed on the need for teaching children in their mother tongue Hindi.

09 Sep 2018


Egypt: Court hands 5-year jail term to UNESCO award-winning photojournalist

An Egyptian court on Saturday handed a five-year jail sentence to a prominent photojournalist, Mahmoud Abu Zeid, widely known as Shawkan, who had earlier this year received the UNESCO's World Freedom Prize.

23 Aug 2018


#TravelBytes: Top 5 places in India for history buffs

The Indian soil has witnessed countless dynasties come and go, innumerable wars, and many rulers- thus resulting in a plethora of historically and culturally significant townships, featuring historic ruins, monuments, temples, and more.

14 Aug 2018


Why we need sex education in our schools

One of the biggest ironies about our great nation is that despite being home to the second largest population on planet, we're hopelessly shy when it comes to talking about sex.

22 Jul 2018


Mumbai: Heritage building Esplanade Mansion in shambles, a disaster-in-waiting

Mumbai's Esplanade Mansion, a 150-year-old building recognized by UNESCO as a heritage structure, is today a monument in shambles and a disaster-in-waiting.

06 Jul 2018


"Chaiyya-Chaiyya" train to get theme-based restaurant, other attractions

The heritage Nilgiris Mountain Railway (NMR), operating mountain train services to the famous hill resort town of Ooty, is set to get new attractions, including a 'Coachteria', to woo tourists.

30 Jun 2018


UNESCO declares World Heritage Site in South Mumbai

Mumbai's Victorian and Art Deco Ensemble has been declared as the UNESCO World Heritage Site.

27 Jun 2018

Yogi Adityanath

Yogi gearing up for Kumbh test in 2019

UP CM Yogi Adityanath met top RSS functionaries, including Mohan Bhagwat, in Delhi to discuss the preparations regarding Kumbh Mela.

24 Jun 2018


Bahrain: UNESCO Committee meets to examine new nominations to World-heritage-list

Inuit hunting grounds, WWI cemeteries, Art Deco heritage in Mumbai are among 30 hopefuls in the running to join UNESCO's famous list as the World Heritage Committee meets today in Bahrain.

Is Taj Mahal turning brown? Scientific study to find out

The color of Taj Mahal from yellow to supposed brown has troubled environmentalists; hence, a scientific study will find the exact hue of the monument.

29 May 2018


Indians continue to be top foreigners visiting Nepal in 2017

Indians continued to account for the maximum number of tourists who visited Nepal in 2017, which recorded the arrival of nearly one million foreigners, according to government data.

04 May 2018

Red Fort

Get over it, 'Adopt a heritage' scheme actually makes sense

Government's 'Adopt a Heritage' (AaH) project stirred the Internet after Dalmia group signed an MoU to adopt the Red Fort.

23 Apr 2018


On #WorldBookDay, know why reading is the best hobby ever

There is something so romantic, lovely and satisfying about reading a book which is indescribable.

26 Mar 2018


The man who spent decades digitally restoring the Ajanta Caves

With increasing anthropogenic and natural pressures on the iconic Ajanta Caves in Maharashtra, there's a growing fear that this piece of ancient Indian culture might soon be lost for eternity.

21 Mar 2018


Time to act: Lifestyle hacks to save water at home

About 2 billion people worldwide have no access to safe drinking water. The deepening global water crisis would put at risk assets worth $45 trillion by 2050, found a recent UNESCO report.

20 Mar 2018

Hindustan Times

Water of India's river-basins to get undrinkable by 2050: UNESCO

The water quality of river basins in South and Central India will suffer high levels of deterioration by 2050, warns a new UNESCO report released ahead of World Water Day on March 22.

23 Feb 2018

Devendra Fadnavis

Mumbai: UNESCO site Elephanta Caves finally gets electricity

After 70 years of independence, UNESCO world heritage site Elephanta caves will finally be lit up as electricity reached Gharapuri island on Thursday.

05 Jan 2018

Yogi Adityanath

UP cinema halls to screen Kumbh Mela logo before movies

As per a new diktat by Yogi Adityanath government, along with the national anthem, cinema halls in UP will also show the Kumbh Mela logo before screening a film.

13 Oct 2017


US and Israel withdraw from UNESCO citing "anti-Israel" bias

Israel has joined the US in withdrawing from UN cultural organization UNESCO. Washington cited UNESCO's "anti-Israel bias" for its decision.

07 Sep 2017


Mumbai: Residents oppose "World Heritage Site" proposal for Marine Drive

Mumbai's Marine Drive "Heritage" precinct has been nominated by the government to the UNESCO World Heritage Site list.

02 Sep 2017


Ahmedabad, India's first World Heritage City, formally accorded the status

Ahmedabad was formally accorded the status of India's first World Heritage City yesterday at an event.

09 Jul 2017


Ahmedabad first Indian city to be declared World Heritage Site

On July 8, Ahmedabad scripted history by becoming the first Indian city to become a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

24 Apr 2017


Mumbai: 1 arrested for attempting to derail local train

A 19-year-old named Deva Sukhlal Kaul was arrested for attempting to wreck a local train and has been sent to police custody till 27th April.

18 Apr 2017


World Heritage Day 2017: Millions pay tribute to their monuments

On the occasion of the World Heritage Day being celebrated on April 18, people all over celebrated their heritage and paid tributes to monuments on Twitter.

07 Sep 2016


Education to propel progress towards global goals

UNESCO's latest Global Education Monitoring Report reflects education's massive potential to propel progress towards the SDGs and a major transformation that's currently lacking.

23 Aug 2016


China unveils tallest and longest glass bridge

A vertigo-inducing glass bridge, suspended 300 metres above the ground is now finally open to the public.