Chalo Paris, a faint recall of Dilli Chalo the famous independence slogan raised by Subhash Chandra Bose; is the new app by the french embassy to help Indians visiting France. This app is not the only thing that is new and exciting about the recent announcement by the French embassy. (As on 28 Nov 2014, I could not find the android version of the app)
Most exciting has to be the easy visa approvals in the pipelines. If you are looking to visit France (and I assume other Schengen countries too) you would now be able to get a visa in just 48 hours and if you think it is too much of a task to go to Delhi or Mumbai and get your visa they are opening up 8 new centers around the country. This means that a visit to city of love is on charts if we can get some leaves and save a bit.
I have long been a fan of french pastries and though I do not usually like the sweets they are high on my list of must try right behind cheese, bread and wine. The app Chalo Paris is said to have quite a few recommendations for vegetarian restaurants in Paris which I can only hope suit our budget.
With a shift in how the world works and thankfully Indians visiting other countries for other purposes than work these changes are not just welcome but also expected. All that I can hope now is that the airlines decide to follow the suit and let us common working people taste the fruits of our labor across the seas.