Category archives: Place

When blood suckers turn healers: Leech therapy returns to Kashmir

March 21 is celebrated as Navroz in many parts of the world as the beginning of the new year. People in Kashmir too celebrate it as the beginning of the new agricultural season with seeds being sown and farms made ready. On this day some Kashmiris go for a “new” life, they start a course of “leech therapy”. Many people think attaching live leeches to the human body can cure […]

Vladimir Putin wins presidential elections

Russian President Vladimir Putin has won the presidential elections with 74 percent of votes polled, according to a state-run exit poll. Putin’s fourth term as president will extend until 2024, the first Kremlin leader to serve two decades in power since Josef Stalin.With results still coming in, Putin is looking to surpass expectations by clinching more than 73 percent of the vote. Putin, who secured a fourth term, thanked his […]

Voting underway for Russian presidential election; Putin's victory certain

Russians residing in the country’s easternmost regions of Kamchatka and Chukotka began casting votes on Sunday to elect the next Russian president. The polling began at 8 am (Russian time) from far-east region of Vladivostok and will conclude at 8 pm in Kaliningrad, the Baltic exclave that is Russia’s westernmost region. At least 111 million Russian citizens are expected to cast votes to choose the country’s president for the next […]

Visit these 4 destinations in South India for a cool vacation

These places are strikingly beautiful even in summer and will give you the perfect break from heat and pollution in the city. So you can forget all the summer essentials and just let calmer, kinder winds to tell you nice things. Visit South for the below mentioned destinations: Lambasingi, Andhra Pradesh Often referred to as the ‘Kashmir of Andhra’, Lambasingi awaits with its mist-clad forests and the rustic, classic Indian […]

Finland is world’s happiest country, India ranks 133 out of 156 nations: UN report

Finland is the world’s happiest country, according to an annual survey issued on Wednesday (Mar 14) that put Burundi at the bottom of the happiness index and found Americans were getting less happy even as their country became richer. Finland rose from fifth place last year to knock Norway from the top spot. The Nordics, though, still dominated the top-10 list for 2018. They are: Finland, Norway, Denmark, Iceland, Switzerland, […]

This Is The Best and Cheapest Airbnb in the World

Grab a suitcase and start packing your beach essentials immediately because there is no doubt you’re going to want to check into this Airbnb. Kefalonia, Greece, The accommodation: a clean and bright one-bedroom apartment with a living/dining room, fully-equipped kitchen, bathroom and, crucially, a balcony overlooking the countryside. This is not just any one-bed apartment though. It’s a one-bed apartment within short walking distance from one of the most stunning […]

Topmost Places To Visit In Jharkhand

Jharkhand is one of the extremely resource-rich states in India on account of the presence of several coal mines and steel plants. There are several places in Jharkhand where you can satisfy your wanderlust. As the major part of the state is still covered with forests, Jharkhand offers its visitors with the opportunities of exploring wildlife and nature amidst its dense forests and greenery. Before you move on to explore […]

Washington becomes 1st state to approve net-neutrality rules

Setting up a likely legal fight with the Trump administration, Washington has become the first state to enact its own net-neutrality requirements after US regulators repealed Obama-era rules designed to keep the internet an even playing field. “We know that when DC fails to act, Washington state has to do so,” Governor Jay Inslee said Monday before signing the bipartisan measure that banned internet providers from blocking content or interfering […]

Visit the world’s largest whisky bar in St Moritz for its Indian connection

The idea was neat, so to speak. A young man from Switzerland was suffering from a tummy bug in Mumbai when an Indian friend told him how to deal with it. The world’s largest whisky bar has to thank the friend for the remedy he suggested. It was this bit of advice — quite possibly proposed as a little joke — that set the idea rolling. In the late 80s, […]

Hindu woman elected to Pakistan’s senate in historic first

Krishna Kumari Kolhi from Pakistan’s Sindh province has become the first-ever Hindu Dalit woman Senator in the Muslim-majority country, according to a media report. Ms. Kolhi (39), from Thar is a member of Bilawal Bhutto Zardari-led Pakistan People’s Party (PPP). She won the election for the reserved seat for women from Sindh. Her election represents a major milestone for women and minority rights in Pakistan. Earlier, PPP had elected first […]