Category archives: Place

New travel destination, here’s why it’s the best time to visit Cuba

A little more than a year ago, things were looking rosy for Cuban entrepreneurs in the burgeoning tourism hubs of Havana, Cienfuegos, and Trinidad. Those with culinary training were opening ambitious paladars and employing large numbers of locals to chop, sauté, wash, and bus tables. Classic car owners were polishing their 1954 Chevys and leveraging them to start tour companies. And artists—fashion designers, jewellers, painters, sculptors—were taking commissions from art […]

Taj Mahal: Which attracts up to 70,000 visitors a day, is crumbling

IN THE past 350 years the Taj Mahal has successfully contended with attacks, robberies and neglect. But the stunning marble mausoleum in Agra, northern India, is struggling to cope with its modern-day enemies: toxic air and filthy water. Commissioned by the Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan, in memory of his favourite wife, Mumtaz Mahal, the Taj once had a pearly white exterior. This has changed, in part if not in whole, […]

19 Under-Explored Karnataka Destinations That Must Be On Your Bucket List!

Karnataka is a state that truly exemplifies its chosen motto: One State, Many Worlds. How often have you come across a state in India that has far-ranging topographies like the ancient ruins of Hampi with vast expanses of rocks and boulders, while on the other hand, there are hill towns like Coorg and Sakleshpur whose coffee plantations host visitors from far and wide? And then we have a beautiful coastline […]

This Londoner’s Lego version of the Golden Temple is creating ripples on the Internet

A Londoner’s Lego version of the spectacular Golden Temple of Amritsar has left people on Reddit in awe, to say the least. The replica made using Lego blocks has created a buzz on the Internet. The image was shared by a Reddit user who goes by the handle name Khalsa Forge on the site, after which its popularity quickly soared. So much so that people wanted to know if there […]

‘Not sure if it’s miracle or science’: Thai Navy SEALs on rescuing all 12 boys, coach from cave

All 12 boys and their soccer coach trapped for more than two weeks deep inside a flooded Thai cave have been rescued, a Thai navy SEAL unit said on Tuesday, a successful end to a perilous mission that gripped the world. “We are not sure if this is a miracle, a science, or what. All the thirteen Wild Boars are now out of the cave,” the SEAL unit said on […]

Japan floods: Toll rises to 73, millions asked to evacuate after unprecedented rainfall

‘We have never experienced this kind of rain before,’ an official at the Japanese Meteorological Agency said. At least 73 people have died and dozens are missing after floods and landslides in parts of western Japan, national broadcaster NHK World reported on Sunday. The toll is likely to rise further as more rain is expected in some areas for at least another day. Authorities have ordered nearly 2 million people […]

Explore These Flabbergasting Lakes In Warangal

The second largest city in the state of Telangana, Warangal is also one of the most important historical cities in the county with many ancient monuments and temples. It was the capital of the Kakatiya dynasty during the early Medieval Period of India and has been ruled by many great rulers since then. Therefore, Warangal is a cultural and historical hub for travellers from all over India today. Tourist come […]

Pune now has more vehicles than humans

Pune now has a weird distinction. It has 36.2 lakh vehicles, but only 35 lakh humans. Officials say this may just be the first time this has happened in an urban area of India. The Regional Transport Office (RTO) MH-12 has said it has exceeded its revenue target by a significant level two years in a row. For 2017-18, the revenue was Rs 1021.6 crore, a whopping 18 percent more […]

India Most Dangerous Country For Women, US In 10 Worst: Survey

India is the world’s most dangerous country for women due to the high risk of sexual violence and being forced into slave labour, according to a poll of global experts released on Tuesday. War-torn Afghanistan and Syria ranked second and third in the Thomson Reuters Foundation survey of about 550 experts on women’s issues, followed by Somalia and Saudi Arabia. The only western nation in the top 10 was the […]

Allowing women to drive could help Saudi Arabia gain $90 billion

It was a proud and historic moment for women in Saudi Arabia last Sunday when they were officially – and legally – allowed to drive vehicles in the country. It is reported that hundreds – if not more – came out to take their cars out for a spin in the capital city of Riyadh and had big smiles on their faces throughout. And it is reported that the economy […]