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Nightlife and Entertainment at Tirunelveli


Tirunelveli is a very interesting place to visit. Its nightlife is fun and entertaining, with theatres that show many cultural and musical performances. Unlike cities in Europe and America, it has very few pubs and clubs. The south Indian city has very good restaurants that operate at night and serve some of the best foods, sweets and drinks. It is worthwhile spending a few days in it to explore its nightlife.
Arunagiri: Tirunelveli National Theatre

In the centre of Tirunelveli sits the Arunagiri National Theatre in which a variety of rich cultural performances take place. Various dance forms and art are displayed in this theatre. Dancing is a very important part of the Hindu religion and every dance form is worship to a god. The dance moves speak volumes and tell whole stories. The most popular dance and oldest form of performing arts in the whole of India is Bharatanatyam which is also displayed in Arunagiri. This is a complex dance made up of a combination of many different art styles. Performances go on in the theatre every night, and those who love to enjoy nightlife, will never be bored. Tickets for performances are usually sold out even hours before they start. The puppet show, Bommalattam, which is famous in Tirunelveli and villages around India is also performed in the theatre.
Ganesh Theatre

India is known for its strong movie industry and internationally recognized movie stars. Bollywood movies are popular in and outside India. The Ganesh theatre in Tirunelveli shows 2 or 3 Bollywood movies every night. The place is usually filled to capacity. The theatre is beautifully designed and cozy with its inner walls covered with photos of famous Bollywood stars.

The Roche Complex

hotelThe Roche Complex is one of the most interesting places in Tirunelveli to hang out at night. What makes the Roche Complex popular is the country club on its first floor. At the club, guests can order something good to eat or drink while chatting with friends. Every guest is treated like a king or queen. The waiters give you more than you request. The music is not so loud and the atmosphere is very serene.

Annapoorna Hotel

In Tirunelveli are very good hotels with pretty nice restaurants and bars. The Annapoorna Hotel which is in the city centre has a nice Indian restaurant and disco which takes you back in time, into the 70s and 80s of Indian dance music. It is one of the few places in the city where a disco is found. The place is lively enough to entertain you all night.

RR Inn Hotel

RR Inn Hotel is a nice place to lodge. It has a roof top restaurant that is very popular among tourists. The restaurant serves mouth-watering dishes and runs 24 hours, 7 days a week. With soft soothing music in the background, you get to relax, eat and drink to your full. The place is even more interesting at night with a view of the dark skies above and that of the brightly lit city.

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Right to Clearance Policy – A Major Breakthrough for Telangana


At a time when the central government is struggling for an environment that is business friendly, the Telangana government, under the leadership of K. Chandrasekhar Rao, has taken a bold step ahead and made a public welcome of the Right to Clearance Policy. This moves the state government closer to achieving its industrialization goals sooner than earlier anticipated. Just like the policy on right to information, the Clearance Right empowers businesses to query any delays in planned project implementation and to demand redress in case of undue delays.

Since the removal of license Raj, bureaucracy red tape and corrupt practices continues unabated as industries continue being controlled by retrogressive policies and unsound processes. The new Right to Clearance imposes a fine of Rs. 1,000 daily on any officer delaying any project clearance and allows stakeholders to question the delay. On the other hand, a 15-day ultimatum is imposed on project approval for all major projects which involve Rs. 200 crore and above failure to which they will automatically commence. For normal projects, a month time limit is also applicable just to ensure deadlines are promptly met.

Any failure by the government to meet set deadline means an automatic approval with some financial implications involved. Other measures which are geared toward a better environment to do business in the State include automatic project renewals, single window clearance and self-certification. Given that the cost of clearance delay is high, systems are deemed to work smoothly to fast track industrialization goals. These measures are not only aimed at the industry sector but financial lending institutions as well.

With the implementation of these changes, many stakeholders have lauded the Chandrasekhar Rao government. Many industrialists have termed the move positive and this has seen an increase in new projects in the State. This increased interest is because the Telangana State Government has shown its commitment in moving towards industrialization with its thinking-outside-the-box policy rollout. The change of policies ensures getting rid of middlemen, less corruption and bureaucracy according to the Chief Minister.

TelanganaGetting rid of existing policies which abet bureaucracy instills confidence among businesses and industrialists and adds pride in project implementation and ownership. The State’s move grants power to industries to improve and set new progressive standards failure to which they become irrelevant towards the industrialization goals among other benefits of the new business environment in Telangana. Quality of completed projects will be improved due to the improved approval process and project monitoring mechanism powers which are vested on the local industrialists and other stakeholders; a strategy which other Indian states need to match.

The Telangana government move becomes the yard stick by which other states are going to be measured against, thus raising the competitiveness across board. More inter-state investments due to less corruption, fast clearance and imposed fines are seen as positive measures to speed up the industrialization process. Poorly done or irrelevant projects will be a thing of the past since the processes are well structured amid strict adherence to due diligence by all state stakeholders.