Jai Ho to all the fellow Indians inhabiting the planet earth or wherever in the universe, History was created last night at the Kodak theater of Hollywood when Slumdog Millionaire won 8 Oscars out of a total 9 categories on which it was nominated at the 81st Academy Awards. This included among others the best film and best director along with two for A.R.Rahman’s magical score.
With this perhaps India has truly catapulted on the mainstream international film scene as it conquered the final frontier- the Oscars.
Rarely does a film have stirred the imagination of a whole nation as the Slumdog Millionaire. The film set on the slums of Mumbai is based on the book “Q & A” by a career diplomat Vikas Swarup is all about optimism. This is the optimism that keeps Mumbai and the rest of India going despite terror attacks, abject poverty, corrupt politicians et al.
The Slumdog story is not just not the story of one Jamal Malik, a 18 year old orphan from Mumbai it is also the story of underdogs, the skeptics and finally the sweet taste of success.It is also the coming of age of small town guys making it big. Resul Pookutty of Vilakupara village in the Kollam district of Kerala just 50 km from Trivandrum is now a hot celebrity having own the Oscar for Sound Mixing.
Taking cue from the success, IHR continues its foray into the Bollywood land with new destinations added everyday. Celebrating the triumph of the underdogs is a true salute to the indomitable spirit of the Slumdog Millionaire.
Celebrating the success of Slumdog Millionaire
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It has been around 4 months that we have shifted to a more spacious location at B-75 Sector -63 Noida from our previous address of A-1 Sector-10.
The place is really cool with a beautiful playing ground just opposite to our swanky premises. The Guys are really enthused to find some “real space” at last. We welcome two new members who have joined in November. Arti joins as a Support staff and Suerendra as a Telecaller. With this, the total strength of team IHR is now raised to 23. Hope the new faces bring in fresh energy and work in synergy with the team.
Kerala Packages a Hit
The “exciting Kerala” package was a runway hit within a month of its launching. The 60 odd packages for Kerala was a dream come true for budget travelers who were able to explore the “Gods own Country’’ without paying through the roof. This was made possible by some concerted and determined effort of our sales Team. Kudos to them.
IHR Retail Counter Launched
IHR has now opened a retail counter at Rawatbhata in Chittorgarh district
Inauguration of retail outlet
very near to Kota to sell LTC packages. The counter was inaugurated by Dr. Nakhatdan Varhat Additional Collector of Rawatbhata in presence of Ankit Rastogi, Business head of IHR.
Our hardworking and multilingual BD guy Pradeep is managing the show there. Latest news is that such is the response we must need to depute another person to assist him. Primarily Pradeep is entrusted to sell IHR’s attractive North East Packages. The packages are divided into two sectors namely Guwahati, Shillong, Cheerapunji, Kaziranga and the other is Darjeeling, Kalimpong, Gangtok, and Pelling. Recent untoward events not withstanding we are getting some terrific responses. Keep up the good work Pradeep!
Hard work Pays
October and November were very eventful months in many ways. We have got nominations For TATA NEN Startups Awards which is the first ever people’s choice Awards to recognize the highest-potential startups in India. Still rejoicing and it was followed with getting nominated for the best Website of 2008 contest instituted by MetrixLab a leading global Online Market Research company. Here we are rubbing shoulders with the biggies of the ferociously competitive Travel industry. Let’s keep our fingers crossed.
We plan to have city experts live 24 x 7 for the convenience of travelers along with other user friendly formats to make hotel bookings a very comfortable experience. We would continue in our endeavour to give unbiased and non judgmental opinions about hotels.
Shortly we are going to launch exclusive City Guides which promises to explore a city as no one has done before. No matter if you are on a pilgrimage, trekking or just unwinding on a casual weekend break. These City Guides would help to plan your breaks better.