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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 […]

11 Bans From Around The World That Are Utterly Bizarre

The latest ban on the display of non-vegetarian food because it hurts people’s sentiments got us thinking…how on earth can someone come up with such absurd bans, right? Well, to our surprise, when we researched laws from around the world, we found that we are all surrounded by a crazy bunch of bans, and not just in India. Here are 11 insane things that are banned around the world and […]

Dangerous to be a journalist in today's world

Journalism is a hazardous profession. CBS News correspondent Lara Logan suffered a brutal sexual assault in Egypt’s Tahrir Square in 2011 while covering the country’s Arab Spring upheaval. In 2014, an Islamic State video showed the beheading of Steven Sotloff, a US journalist who was held hostage by the militants. Daniel Pearl, a Wall Street Journal reporter, was kidnapped and murdered in Pakistan in 2002. Journalists all over the world […]

Islam will become largest religion in the world if current demographic trends continue: Pew report

A new report by Pew Research Centre has said that Islam will become the largest religion in the world by 2050 if the current demographic trends continue. The report also said that Muslims form the fastest-growing religious group in the world. From 2010 to 2050, their population is estimated to grow by 73 percent, according to the report. It also said that West Asia is home to only 20 percent […]

The world should treat terrorism for what it is

For several years now, China has been content to let its trade with India grow while blocking forward movement on issues that really matter to New Delhi, ranging from terrorism to the place India perceives for itself on the world stage. Thus, we have seen in the past few months China blocking India’s bid to enter the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) and putting a “technical hold” on New Delhi’s efforts to […]

37 Words Mumbai Gave To India And The World

The Internet is undoubtedly the greatest communicative tool ever invented. It is of course, an extension of the human discovery of writing and then printing. It has, as evidenced by the omnipresence of Google, of Wikipedia, of Facebook and a hundred other ‘applications’, revolutionised communication globally. It has also given rise to the greatest outpouring of triviality and foolishness that the world has ever known. Small talk is not new. […]

Indra Nooyi, Satya Nadella, Bhavesh Patel among highest paid CEOs in world

As many as three Indian origin persons have been named among 100 highest-paid CEOs globally with PepsiCo’s Indra Nooyi and LyondellBasell’s Bhavesh Patel making it to the top ten list compiled by Equilar. Chemicals company LyondellBasell Industries’ top executive Bhavesh V Patel was ranked sixth on the list with a total compensation of $24.5 million, while Nooyi, the Chief Executive of PepsiCo was ranked eighth on the list with a […]

The 7 best Christmas markets in the world

Salzburg, Austria Scent of mulled wine and stalls with traditional Christmas knick-knacks, the Salzburg Christmas market is one of the most popular haunts. Said to go back as far as the 15th century, it’s located at the foot of the Hohensalzburg fortress. The Oberndorf Christmas Market, a village north of Salzburg, is where the world’s favourite Christmas carol, “Silent Night”, was written.   Cologne, Germany The German city offers eight […]

World rallies to save the Earth

Protesters linked hands near the heart of the Paris terror attacks on Sunday but others clashed with police, giving an emotional jolt to world leaders flying into the French capital to try to save Earth from climate catastrophe. As hundreds of thousands of people joined protests worldwide, the human chain aimed to send a highly symbolic message to leaders on the eve of the official opening of a 195-nation UN […]

'India no longer the back office of the world'

Young India is no longer content with being called the back office of the world, said Telangana IT Minister K. Taraka RamaRao on Thursday. “Today, the situation is changing. Indian youngsters and young India is not content in being known as the back office of the world… there is a lot of entrepreneurial zeal, there is a lot of enthusiasm among young Indians to do better and to actually compete […]