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Author: Rita Payne - special to eTN

Taiwan: Living in the shadow of Big Brother

Taiwan: Living in the shadow of Big Brother

The ability of Taiwan to survive as an independent island state has long been questioned. It occupies a precarious ... Read More

War, Water and Peace: A wake-up call for tourism and media

War, Water and Peace: A wake-up call for tourism and media

Water and climate change are factors of War and Peace. Tourism as an industry of peace has its role.  ... Read More

Northern Ireland Travel: A Celebration of Music, Fashion and Hospitality

Northern Ireland Travel: A Celebration of Music, Fashion and Hospitality

A chance encounter led to a brief and enjoyable visit to Belfast. I met Geraldine Connon, one of Northern ... Read More

Jaipur Litfest in London 2019: Tigers to Billionaires

Jaipur Litfest in London 2019: Tigers to Billionaires

Now that the Jaipur Literary Festival (JLF) in London is over, one needs a few days to reflect on ... Read More

Wimbledon 2019: Winning plans for players and spectators 

Wimbledon 2019: Winning plans for players and spectators 

The All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) has announced a series of significant changes for The Championships 2019 and ... Read More

The pulse of Brexit Britain captured by Martin Parr

The pulse of Brexit Britain captured by Martin Parr

With Britain deeply divided over Brexit, an exhibition by one of the country’s best-known and celebrated photographers, Martin Parr, ... Read More

Elizabethan Treasures: Miniatures by Hilliard and Oliver

Elizabethan Treasures: Miniatures by Hilliard and Oliver

Queen Elizabeth l, Sir Francis Drake, and Sir Walter Raleigh were the celebrated figures of their age, but what ... Read More

Historic Bingham Riverhouse reborn

Historic Bingham Riverhouse reborn

A gem of a hotel by the Thames in west London has been relaunched. Now officially transformed into the ... Read More

Nasheed: Defending democracy from exile

Nasheed: Defending democracy from exile

If Mohamed Nasheed, former President of the Maldives, had been a cat. he would have used up his nine ... Read More

Frieze Art Fair London 2018: Dazzling whirlwind of creativity

Frieze Art Fair London 2018: Dazzling whirlwind of creativity

Walking into the Frieze Art Fair is like being physically swept into a whirlwind of creativity. On display are ... Read More

Brexit: The implications for India and the UK

Brexit: The implications for India and the UK

One word defines Brexit and the possible impact of Britain’s links with other countries once it leaves the European ... Read More

Fans and tourists queue early for Wimbledon 2018

Fans and tourists queue early for Wimbledon 2018

Dedicated tennis fans, in the forms of locals and tourists, have been camping well ahead of the opening of ... Read More

Giants of Victorian photography win Royal approval

Giants of Victorian photography win Royal approval

A major exhibition of Victorian photography is drawing large crowds at the National Portrait Gallery in London. Victorian Giants: ... Read More

Loganair, Scotland’s Airline connecting Carlisle and the Lake District with the South East of England, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland

Loganair, Scotland’s Airline connecting Carlisle and the Lake District with the South East of England, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland

Travelers can look forward to flights connecting Carlisle and the Lake District with the South East of England, Northern ... Read More

UK-India economic ties set to grow post-Brexit

UK-India economic ties set to grow post-Brexit

More than a hundred business leaders, parliamentarians, government representatives, and other influential figures gathered in the British Houses of ... Read More

London lights up the New Year with an homage to women

London lights up the New Year with an homage to women

London lights up the New Year with an homage to women Read More

Tourists and locals abuzz over rare London show of Cezanne’s masterpieces

Tourists and locals abuzz over rare London show of Cezanne’s masterpieces

Tourists and locals abuzz over rare London show of Cezanne's masterpieces Read More

International Peace Summit in Sarawak

International Peace Summit in Sarawak

Is sustained world peace really possible in the 21st century? This is the question being addressed at a summit ... Read More

Britain reveals hidden treasures at “The Encounter”

Britain reveals hidden treasures at “The Encounter”

The National Portrait Gallery in London has opened its first exhibition of portrait drawings by some of the outstanding ... Read More

Kvarner: Diversity is beautiful

Kvarner: Diversity is beautiful

Croatia is renowned for producing world-class tennis players. It was, therefore, appropriate that during Wimbledon fortnight, London's Queen's Club, ... Read More

Celebration of art in London

Celebration of art in London

Artists took over the heart of London's Mayfair district this weekend. The Royal Academy was festooned with banners and ... Read More