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Be In! Be Bollywood!!

The essence of Indian cinema Exhibition of photographs by Géraldine Langlois at Brussels in Belgium Cinema which leaves people “with a spring in their step and a song on their lips”! Gautaman Bhaskaran, film critic. Prepare for the centenary of Indian cinema by viewing portraits of the stars of the largest cinema industry in the world through the photographs taken by Géraldine Langlois. The exhibition “The essence of Indian cinema” presents portraits in black and white of actors, actresses, directors and producers who are flavour of the month, belonging both to the world of “Bollywood”, with its financial clout and its glamour, and the more realistic and authentic so-called “parallel cinema”. Pictures taken on film sets, at gala evenings and in relaxed settings somewhere between Mumbai,

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InternationalNews

Rugby comes to Tourism’s rescue

Australia boasted the largest ever rise in visitor arrivals in June as fans of the British and Irish Lions invaded the country to watch a one-in-12 year rugby test series. In a boost to the economy that might make up for Australia losing the series, arrivals from the UK surged 68 percent in June to a record 81,400. That helped lift overall June visitor arrivals by a thumping 7.6 percent on seasonally adjusted basis to 564,100, according to data from Australian Bureau of Statistics released on Friday. That was also the highest on record and up 10 percent from June last year. The data confirm estimates from Tourism Australia that the Lions brought around 30,000 British tourists along in their wake, generating up to A$150 million ($138 million) for the national economy. Visitors from ...

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TREAT THE KIDS TO A ROYAL GETAWAY

Children don’t have to be born into royalty to be treated like a prince or princess at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel. The property is giving all parents the chance to treat their kids like VIPs through the hotel’s Love Your Family package. With the package, children are welcomed in style with an exclusive dining privilege (kids eat free!), Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel coloring book and special Mickey Vision glasses. These special glasses provide children with their own unique way to watch the nightly fireworks by making Mickey Mouse appear in the lights when using them during the show. Families will also be presented with The Kid’s Guide to Orlando, where VIP kids can find the not-to-be-missed, kid-tested attractions, restaurants and shops. And what roy...

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InternationalNews

Outstanding Indian paintings come to National Museum Cardiff

On Saturday, 27 July 2013, Visions of Mughal India: The Collection of Howard Hodgkin - an exhibition of Indian paintings from the exceptional private collection of one of Britain’s most celebrated artists, Howard Hodgkin – opened at National Museum Cardiff in Wales. The collection, never shown in Wales before, comprised most of the main types of Indian court painting that flourished during the Mughal period (c. 1550–1850) e.g. the refined naturalistic works of the imperial Mughal court; the poetic and subtly coloured paintings of the Deccani Sultanates; and the boldly drawn and vibrantly coloured styles of the Rajput kingdoms of Rajasthan and the Punjab Hills. This group of works has long been considered as one of the finest of its kind in the world. On tour from the Ashmolean Museu

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InternationalNews

A space shutle for tourists!

Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida has now opened the doors to the world’s most comprehensive and interactive attraction devoted to NASA’s 30-year Space Shuttle Program – Space Shuttle Atlantis. Of the three space-flown orbiters distributed by NASA to science centers and museums throughout the country, only Atlantis is the focal point of a $100 million, 90,000-square-foot attraction containing four multimedia and cinematic productions and more than 60 interactive experiences that invite guests to “be the astronaut” and to celebrate the people, passion and patriotism behind the shuttle program. Space Shuttle Atlantis is included in regular admission to Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. Only at Space Shuttle Atlantis can guests come literally nose-to-nose with an actua

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Magnificent Maldives

A sea plane ride over Maldivian sea can be one of the most cherished travel moments for any travel enthusiast. For me it certainly was. Watching coral islands, different hues of ocean and ever-spreading resorts, hovering in the sky as if sitting on a birds wings- is an experience certainly not to be missed. ...

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eat BRUSSELS

Over 4 days, from 12 to 15 September, more than 30 restaurateurs from the 19 municipalities of the Brussels Capital Region as well as various Brussels Capital Region partner regions come together in the Bois de la Chambre/Ter Kamerenbos park during eat! BRUSSELS to share their knowhow and passion for delicious products with connoisseurs and gourmands who are always on the lookout for superb quality, discoveries and tradition, but also new taste sensations and adventures. eat! BRUSSELS brought together around 30 restaurateurs during its first edition in 2012, on the initiative of the Department of External Relations of the Regional Public Service of Brussels and 7 partner regions (bilateral partners of the Brussels Capital Region). eat! BRUSSELS provides an excellent picture of the diver

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Sea of Surprises at SeaWorld

SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment announces a multi-park celebration to commemorate a key event in the company’s history. The original SeaWorld® park opened its gates for the first time in March 1964 on Mission Bay in San Diego. SeaWorld’s 50th Celebration will feature a Sea of Surprises starting March 21, 2014. SeaWorld parks in San Diego, Florida and San Antonio will share the excitement throughout an 18-month celebration that highlights some of the most memorable SeaWorld experiences. For nearly five decades, SeaWorld has surprised and amazed guests with unique entertainment, thrilling rides and up-close encounters with marine animals. During SeaWorld’s 50th Celebration visitors will be invited to take part in the celebration through new interactive experiences, shows and pathway p...

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A comic tour of Tintin land

To every comic lover the name Tintin brings an exciting feeling. Steven Spielberg’s- The Adventures of Tintin- The Secret of the Unicorn, released last year might have renewed interest in Tintin’s country and even inspired a few to be there. Surely, whether you love comics or chocolates, Belgium is a traveler’s delight. And, it certainly has a lot more to offer. Belgium is the country which gave birth to Tintin. Capital Brussels is fondly called as capital of Tintin by comic lovers around the globe. It all started here when Georges Remi, who would go on to world acclaim as Herge, was born in 1907. Here he grow up, went to school and created his first comic strip. Brussels was his life and obvious source of inspiration. In 1929, Herge first breathed life into his most celebrated hero...

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