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Wuhan, Air India, Covid19, Vandebharatmission

What flying home to India from China on a Vande Bharat Mission flight was like

My paranoia of not spending much time in transit in these turbulent times of a pandemic also prompted me to book my whole itinerary in such a way that I eventually had to change four flights in less than 24 hours to reach Kolkata from Beijing.


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Bikini airline, Fashion, Air India, Air hostess

Flights of Fancy: What explains our obsession with air hostesses

Air India introduced air hostesses in 1946. Clearly, we haven't seen enough till date.


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Mehbooba Mufti, Hypernationalism, Nationalism, Jai Hind

What if you were in these Air India-like real-life situations? (Pause) Jai Hind!

Air India staff will end every conversation with a 'Jai Hind'. With much fervour, of course! What if that order soon percolates into your everyday conversations?


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Debt, Go air,, IndiGo, NITI Aayog

How Air India is trying to take flight again

India's national carrier has been loss-making ever since its merger with Indian Airlines in 2007.


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BJP, Privatisation of air india, Government dues, Air India

Here is the 'real' reason Air India is not being privatised

The government owes the national carrier Rs 1146.86 crore of travel and maintenance expenses. Which private airline would allow this?


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IndiGo, Aviation, Air India, Jet Airways

How Indian carriers sank in financial crises

After Air India, now Jet Airways and IndiGo are reportedly suffering massive losses.


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Dalai Lama, Chinese taipei, China, Taiwan

With AI renaming Taiwan 'Chinese Taipei', India appeases China, only for crumbs

India caves in to Chinese pressure again, sidestepping its own strategic interests and the lessons of history.


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China, Chinese taipei, Taiwan, Air India

Taiwan to ‘Chinese Taipei’: Air India could barely fly. Now, it crawls

The Indian government has ignored a lot that is wrong with the Maharaja, but has made sure it is super-polite to China.


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Sexual exploitation in workplaces, Air india air hostess, Air India, Sexual harassment

Air India's Harvey Weinstein moment: What AI air hostess' chilling letter on sexual harassment reveals

Six years of torture by a 'sexual predator'. Mocked by internal committee meant to address molestation. Finally, the complainant's letter to aviation minister went viral. But how many will be as lucky?


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Narendra Modi, Vistara, Jet Airways, Air India

Why there are no takers for Air India

The ambitious stake sale of the loss-making airline seems to have run into rough weather with potential bidders deciding to keep away.