Swapna Raghu Sanand

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How young Indians eat? Major traction from these cities for ready-to-eat meals, snacks: Prerna Kalra, DaalChini

India’s current landscape for food takeaways, office meals and offerings looks and feels very different from what it was like before the pandemic struck.

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World Blood Donor Day 2021: Urgent need for comprehensive regulation for safety: Chetan Makam, Terumo Penpol

For those donating blood, there are a few basic factors to keep in mind now during the pandemic, he points out, “Donors should be between 18-65 years of age, weigh at least 50 kgs, and have a minimum hemoglobin count of 12.

Chetan Makam

COVID-19 lab tests: Essential blood tests for women, COVID-recovered patients and senior citizens; All you need to know

For those still wondering ‘What blood tests should I get annually’ or ‘what tests should a woman have every year?’, here’s a ready reckoner to take note of!

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CHATT to boost domestic tourism! Airbnb, EaseMyTrip, OYO, Yatra come together for India’s first travel and hospitality tech collaboration

Addressing the virtual digital launch of CHATT, Prahlad Singh Patel, Tourism Minister lauded the founding members of CHATT for coming together to put India on the global map.

Come together for India's first travel and hospitality tech collaboration ( Image: Kerala Tourism handle on Twitter)

Travel during COVID-19 2nd wave: More than 95 per cent of travel bookings are for one-way trips: Rajiv Subramanian, Cleartrip

For many travellers, chronic stress and fatigue have been key factors during the second wave of the pandemic. Yet staying indoors is viewed as a lifesaver for most Indians at this point of time.

Rajiv Subramanian

World Environment Day 2021: Boost for hospitality! How IHCL, ITC, JW Marriott, Leisure Hotels drive sustainable practices

The drive towards sustainability is what pulls many premium leisure hotels to pave the way for innovative and eco-friendly practices.

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World Environment Day 2021: Innovative solutions for home food delivery! From Lego inspired tableware to eco-friendly packaging of fruits

Currently, Indian consumers show concern about nurturing a greener future for the coming generations and this has a lot to do with the consumers’ shifting preferences towards eco-friendly products.

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How to book safe staycation packages? ITC Grand Bharat reopens with DNV platinum certification

With more stayThis paves the way for new habits such as staycations and workcations are here to stay. While these new habits create new opportunities for the hospitality segment, Emily Broad Leib, Harvard’s Food Law and Pol

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COVID-19 quarantine, self isolation: How to opt for safe stay? Agoda rolls out offers for Indian travellers

Agoda, a global digital travel platform has recently launched two distinct channels for travellers in India to easily opt and search for quarantine stays or alternative stay options during the second wave of the pandemic.


Travel Trends: Emergency travel to new hotel launches and gifting holidays, safe travel is top priority

Safety is the primary concern for all stakeholders in the travel and hospitality segment.

Travel outlook remains poor for next few months; wellness sector set to revive prominently: Nikhil Kapur, Atmantan Wellness

With the travel and hospitality segment witnessing yet another blow due to the second wave, luxury hotels and wellness centres have been taking numerous steps to safeguard their staff and guests during the second wave of the

Atmantan Wellness Centre

OYO announces COVID-19 bereavement support with 8 months salary, 5 years education support for children

In a series of tweets on Wednesday, OYO founder and Group CEO Ritesh Agarwal announced the company's decision to support the families of the employees who passed away on account of COVID-19.


‘Meal of Joy’ for homeless children! The Burger Company India rolls out initiative during Covid-19 second wave

Notably, The Burger Company India has taken a notable initiative to feed homeless children free of cost and to reach out to as many children living on the streets as possible.

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Rise in emergency travel! Multiple bookings from repeat customers since second wave: Gaurav Aggarwal, CEO and Founder, Savaari Car Rentals

In this conversation with Financial Express Online, Savaari Car Rentals CEO and founder shares that while 'emergency travel' has become a part of people's lives, a complete resumption of travel can be expected only by Septemb

World Hypertension Day 2021: How to overcome hypertension, anxiety and depression during the pandemic

In a world riddled with tensions, anxiety and depression, the word 'hypertension' is fast becoming a commonly used one.


Vaccination visibility will become a confidence builder for travel recovery: Ritesh Agarwal, Founder and CEO, OYO Rooms

Given that vaccination against the virus has emerged as the most important tool to fight COVID-19, OYO has rolled out VaccinAid, a notable vaccine visibility initiative to drive awareness and social reinforcement among small

Now self-quarantine, isolation facilities with meals available at premium hotels; how to book, what to expect

Uncertainty hits India's travel and hospitality segments once again! At a time when the travel and hospitality industry had begun to witness an uptick in terms of demand, the second wave of the pandemic brought everything to

Rabindranath Tagore birth anniversary: The great voice of India’s cultural heritage and rich legacy

At a time when patriarchy and social taboos were constructed, Tagore effortlessly deconstructed these societal norms with natural ease.

Corona second wave hits hotel bookings! New launches continue, sustainable initiatives step up

While the second wave of corona has disrupted day to day life of most people, it is clear that the continuing spread has made it essential for travellers to hit the pause button on their travel plans at least for now.

Safety first! From OYO’s latest COVID safety initiatives for quarantine facilities to sustainable travel choices

OYO has extended its support to India's healthcare system that is under tremendous pressure by rolling out a new feature on its app whereby users can now book their quarantine stay using the OYO app itself.

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Blended models, personalised learning and employability skills key to navigate changing landscape: Shreyasi Singh, Founder & CEO, Harappa Education

In this interaction with Financial Express Online, Harappa Education's Founder & CEO Shreyasi Singh discusses how India's education system is reinventing itself, the emergence of hybrid working models is changing workplace dy

What to eat this summer: From home made achaar to South Indian tiffin, the Great Indian kitchen has it all!

With summer setting in and high temperatures soaring, it's also important to be more mindful of what you park on your plate.

Travelling to Kerala? RT-PCR tests, strict isolation, night curfew and more safety protocols for domestic passengers

Domestic travellers have to undergo the RT-PCR tests 48 hours before arrival in the state or immediately after arrival in the state irrespective of vaccination status

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World Heritage Day: We are a true custodian of Indian hospitality, proud proponent of traditional arts and culture, says Rohit Khosla, IHCL

World Heritage Day: History and its royal signature can be found not only in a country’s glorious past but sometimes it is also found in the restoration work of many buildings that stand as a true testimony to India’s roy

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We need authentic documentation of temple stories; only in Uttarakhand, temple stories are written outside important shrines: Anuradha Goyal

Few travel books in India capture one's imagination and curiosity with its attention to the finest details and nuances of traveling across the country's sacred temples.

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