Indian Cities

  • Tourism Ministry launches mobile app for exploring cities June 28, 2014

    New Delhi: The Ministry of Tourism has launched a mobile application to enable its users to independently travel and experience 16 cities in the country. The self-guided tour application 'Incredible India Walking Tours' was launched by the Ministry in collaboration with Genesys International Corporation and will cover 16 Indian cities including...
  • Kolkata best, Chandigarh worst Indian city: Janaagraha survey June 10, 2014

    Indian cities don't score very high on several parameters such as laws, policies, institutions, processes and accountability mechanisms that strongly influence quality of life. According to the Annual Survey of India's City-Systems by Janaagraha which was carried out in 21 major cities of India across 18 states, the quality of...
  • Bangalore best Indian city to live in: Survey December 4, 2012

    New Delhi: Technology hub Bangalore has emerged as the best city to live in India, pipping other metro cities such as New Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata, in terms of overall quality of living, according to a latest worldwide survey of cities by global HR consultancy Mercer. Amongst Indian cities, Bangalore...
  • Delhi has best living standards in India: survey June 16, 2010

    Mumbai: Delhi and Mumbai have the best living standards in the country while Orissa's Rayagada and Kandhamal districts are the worst, a survey said. According to the survey by the Tata Strategic Management Group, central Delhi ranked first followed by New Delhi and North Delhi districts. Mumbai and Mumbai suburban were at...
  • Chandigarh cleanest city, Mysore number two May 18, 2010

    Chandigarh: Chandigarh has emerged as the number one city in terms of sanitation in the National Rating Exercise, government said on Monday. Announcing this, Urban Development Minister S Jaipal Reddy listed Mysore at number two, Surat at number three and the NDMC area of New Delhi in the fourth position. "The...
  • Oh Calcutta! Nostalgia for old, greetings for new October 5, 2008

    Writer Dominique Lapierre called Kolkata the City of Joy—the name stuck but the clichés about West Bengal’s capital are passé. Kolkata was wary of accepting change but now things have changed and the city’s people are taking change in their strides. From Little China to College Street, the old city...
  • Indian cities are urban without being urbane December 24, 2007

    New Delhi: 2008 appears poised to be the year of urbanisation without urbanity, a year of real estate without real values. India's urban population has increased six times since independence, road rage is widespread, amenities are available only for money, and the rich and poor live as suspicious neighbours. The Indian city...