Category archives: Place

We are sorry: PM Turnbull to make national apology to child abuse victims

In a landmark move, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnball announced that he will make a national apology to survivors of child sex abuse before the end of the parliamentary year. Apologising to victims of institutional abuse amid the royal commission into child sex abuse, the prime minister confirmed the intentions of the government on Thursday, The Guardian reported. “We owe it to survivors not to waste this moment and we […]

Kolkata’s Howrah Bridge Turns 75! Did You Know It Survived a Japanese Air Attack?

In 1946, a census was conducted to count the daily traffic footfall on the state-of-the-art Howrah Bridge. The figures registered were 27,400 vehicles, 121,100 pedestrians and 2,997 cattle. Contrast the above information with a 2007 report, which showed a daily flow of 90,000 vehicles, out of which 15,000 were goods vehicles. The iconic bridge in the world is regarded as the “Gateway to Kolkata” since it connects the city to […]

Emergency Declared in Maldives, India Issues Travel Advisory

A day after he refused to abide by the Supreme Court’s order to release political prisoners, Maldives President Abdulla Yameen on Monday declared a 15-days State of Emergency in the country. Yameen on Sunday refused to accept the Supreme Court order to release political prisoners and reinstate 12 MPs who defected to the opposition. Protests are being held across the country since President Yameen refused to follow SC’s ruling. The […]

A visit to Disneyland in Paris is not just for the kids. There’s something for everyone

Europe’s number one tourist destination, Disneyland Paris is all set to embrace the season of ‘La Familia’. With over 320 million visitors since its opening in 1992, the Disney Park has something unique to offer to people of various age groups. From shopping, restaurants, dancing, shows, a cinema and more, the most promised tourist destination has something for the whole family. Here are some of the picks for all age […]

Economic Survey 2017-18: Ten key takeaways of India’s economy

The Economic Survey 2017-18 was tabled in Parliament this afternoon. The report card of the Indian economy for financial year 2017-18 pegged the growth rate for India’s economy in 2018-19 between 7 and 7.5 per cent. The survey has been authored by Chief Economic Adviser Arvind Subramanian. Here are the ten new facts about the Indian economy as highlighted in the economic survey. Increase in taxpayers The survey said that […]

7 hidden gems around the world to explore

In an age where travel has become a thing, it would seem there are very few destinations which are unexplored or unheard of in the world. However, as they say, the power of nature is incomprehensible. The world is full of hidden places which are yet to be overrun by tourists or are yet to be featured in international travel guides. These gems of hidden natural treasure are some of […]

Philippines warns of volcano eruption

The Philippines’ chief volcanologist warned on Monday of a possible hazardous eruption at Mount Mayon “within weeks or even within days”, as magma continued to pile up at the summit of the Southeast Asian country’s most active volcano. The 2,462-metre high volcano, a tourist attraction in central Albay province because of its near-perfect cone shape, spewed ash and burning mud and rocks over the past two days, forcing more than […]

The most trending destination on Earth is in Japan

The pristine blue waters and white sandy beaches of beautiful Ishigaki, Japan, has earned the ranking of number one in the world. The island has topped TripAdvisor’s Destinations on the Rise list. The awards, now in its sixth year, recognise 44 destinations around the world selected by measuring year-over-year increase in positive TripAdvisor traveller review ratings for accommodations, restaurants and attractions, as well as increase in search and booking interest. […]

Through The Hanging Bridge & Into The Woods: Visit This Mystical Heaven Hidden In Kerala

You will be lying if you claim that you haven’t wanted to have a vacation amidst the backwaters. Kerala is renowned for its unadulterated natural beauty, and it’s only appropriate if you visit a property that has been a flag-bearer in keeping it so. The Vythiri Village Resorts is a well-kept secret in the forests of Wayanad. Set along the slope of a hill beside a natural mountain stream, the […]

Martyred soldier’s wife wants to join Indian Army as a tribute to her husband

The death of Major Prasad Mahadik on December 30 last year in a fire incident in Tawang district of Arunachal Pradesh near the Indo-China border has instilled single-minded determination in his 30-year-old wife Gauri Mahadik to pay tribute to her husband. And she wants to do that by joining the Indian Army. Gauri, who lives in Bolinj, Virar, is a qualified Company Secretary (CS) and a lawyer. She has been […]