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Fancy driving from Delhi to Bangkok? Here’s how! (With Images)


September 7th, 2012 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) Fancy a trip to Bangkok? Not by air, as most would imagine, but a road trip. Promising a strong punch of excitement, adventure and experience ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Insect wing tougher than man-made substances


August 23rd, 2012 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
Dublin, Aug 23 (IANS) The seemingly fragile insect wings are much tougher than many man-made substances that combine the best of technology and the latest advances in science.The finding may ... Read more...

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Sudeep Chakravarti unravels northeast’s bloody history in new book (Interview)


July 15th, 2012 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) The vast swathe of land in India's northeast is still restive with eddies of turbulence. Writer-columnist Sudeep Chakravarti says northeastern India has remained an "outland"-a region ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

British company to offer 500,000 miles journey around the Moon


June 20th, 2012 - 8:44 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, June 19 (THAINDIAN NEWS)
An Isle of Man-based Company is planning to offer seats to those willing to complete a journey around the Moon. The first of these journeys could take place ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

There’s more to Italian food than pizzas, pastas


June 4th, 2012 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 4 (IANS) After delighting food lovers with mouth-watering cuisines from across the globe, FOX Traveller will now tantalize your taste buds with the Italian Food Safari."The much-awaited ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Air India braces for long tussle with pilots


May 24th, 2012 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) Bracing for a long-drawn tussle with its striking pilots, beleaguered Air India has announced a truncated interim schedule for June, dropping several international destinations from its ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

New Take That album coming out next year


May 23rd, 2012 - 7:15 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, May 23 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Take That singer Gary Barlow, has announced that the group will release a new album next year. The singer has recently travelled around a number of ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

SpiceJet to offer Rs.777 fare on its routes


May 22nd, 2012 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) To commemorate its seventh anniversary and to lure more passengers in the peak travel season, low cost carrier SpiceJet Tuesday announced a unique scheme by ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Now, a magazine for adventure tourism buffs


May 18th, 2012 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) A new bi-monthly magazine, Explore, to cater to the growing number of adventure tourism enthusiasts in the subcontinent hit the stands Friday.Launching the publication here ... Read more...

Posted in National |

No feud with ‘Desperate Housewives’ co-stars: Eva


May 12th, 2012 - 6:39 am ICT by IANS
New York, May 12 (IANS) Actress Eva Longoria has rubbished reports of any feud between "Desperate Housewives" co-stars, including Teri Hatcher."We all get along. Everybody says that [we don't]," ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Tagore as India’s peace envoy: book project by ICWA


May 8th, 2012 - 11:36 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) He is revered the world over for his prodigious literary output, including thousands of poems and songs. But what the world will now get to ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Shahnaz Husain’s daughter pens mother’s biography (With Image)


April 17th, 2012 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Well-known beauty expert Shahnaz Husain's writer daughter Nelofar Currimbhoy has penned a biography of her mother's journey from her childhood, early years of marriage, ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Climate change alters bird migration patterns


February 27th, 2012 - 1:02 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 27 (IANS) Rising temperatures, triggered by climate change, are forcing birds to alter their migration patterns.The finding is based on data from eBird, a database containing 10 years' ... Read more...

Posted in World |

To curb pollution, China reverts to bicycles


February 9th, 2012 - 10:02 am ICT by IANS
Shanghai, Feb 9 (IANS) China, once a nation of bicycles, is reverting to it as a means of movement once again in a measure to push government vehicles off the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Now, AC passengers on trains to need IDs


January 20th, 2012 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) In an attempt to prevent misuse of reserved train tickets and reduce cases of travel on transferred tickets, the railways Friday decided that all air-conditioned ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Humility - the mantra of effective leadership


December 9th, 2011 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 9 (IANS) The mantra of effective leadership is the good, old-fashioned humility for which there is no substitute."Leaders of all ranks view admitting mistakes, spotlighting follower strengths and ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Air India woos passengers with ’shagun vouchers’


December 7th, 2011 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANS) To lure more passengers, national carrier Air India Wednesday launched a promotional scheme called "shagun vouchers" that can be used as a wedding gift from ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Worms on ISS mission reproduce in space


November 30th, 2011 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 30 (IANS) British researchers sent a type of worm that shares 20,000 genes with humans to the International Space Station (ISS) to test how they deal with space ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Missed Vajpayee on my yatra: Advani


November 20th, 2011 - 4:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L.K. Advani Sunday said his 40-day Jan Chetna Yatra was a success but he missed ailing former prime minister ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Air India woos passengers with upgrade coupon


November 7th, 2011 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Mumbai, Nov 7 (IANS) To increase its revenues and cater to the holiday and peak travel season demand, national carrier Air India has started an upgrade coupon scheme ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Cultures have to coexist for dialogue: French dance guru


November 4th, 2011 - 12:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 4 (IANS) Forget fusion, cultures have to coexist separately to facilitate dialogue between different traditions, says French contemporary concept dance maestro and Bharatanatyam fan Jerome Bel."Fusion is ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Now, lease an electric car in Paris


October 2nd, 2011 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 2 (IANS) People visiting Paris will now be able to enjoy a new public service -- leasing an electric car! This new mode of transport launched Sunday in ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Pakistani writer cleared for India visit after visa glitch


September 28th, 2011 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 28 (IANS) Best-selling Pakistani writer Mohammed Hanif, whose visa file was reportedly misplaced by the home ministry, has been given the go-ahead to attend a literature festival ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Air India extends scheme for unlimited travel


September 21st, 2011 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) National carrier Air India Wednesday extended its short-term promotion scheme till January. It will now provide unlimited journeys for 15 days instead of 10 on ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Exhibition recapitulates spiritual master Sohan Qadri’s journey


September 3rd, 2011 - 4:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) Sohan Qadri, one of the country's leading spiritual artists, believed that an artist had to see through the form to break its laws. A rare ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

No idea how much free railway passes cost


September 2nd, 2011 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) Indian Railways has no idea how much money it loses on account of free passes provided to its retired employees.Rajya Sabha member Rajkumar Dhoot sought ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Now hear Rabindra Sangeet inside trains


August 8th, 2011 - 11:46 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 8 (IANS) In its homage to Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore on his 150th birth anniversary, Eastern Eailway has decided to play instrumental Rabindra Sangeet inside some of the ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Landslides disrupt Konkan Railway traffic


July 18th, 2011 - 12:47 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 18 (IANS) Two massive landslides within hours have completely disrupted train services on the Konkan Railway route, as heavy rains lashed Goa and nearby areas for the ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Fairies, history, romance race for space on bookshelf (IANS Books This Week)


July 7th, 2011 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 7 (IANS) The weekend pile of books is a twisted maze of fairytales, history and romance. Chill out with one this week.1. Book: "The First Spring: The ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

FOX History & Entertainment gets a new name


May 16th, 2011 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) FOX History & Entertainment has been renamed FOX History & Traveller and now the focus of the English infotainment channel will be travel-based content. "Travel ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Malaysia Airlines offers 80 percent discount on fares


May 14th, 2011 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) In a bid to entice Indian travellers, Malaysia Airlines Saturday launched a promotion scheme offering 80 percent less airfare on bookings between May 16 and ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

28 killed in twin Nepal accidents


May 4th, 2011 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, May 4 (IANS) Sixteen people died in a bus smash in western Nepal Wednesday and several more survivors were grappling with death just hours after another crash in eastern ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Harvey Keitel completes shooting for Indian movie ‘Against Itself’


April 21st, 2011 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) Harvey Keitel, known for his roles in films like "Reservoir Dogs" and "Pulp Fiction", recently finished a two-month shoot in India for his first Indian ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Transportation “biggest risk” during 2012 London Olympics


April 15th, 2011 - 2:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 15 (ANI): A London Assembly report has claimed that tourists might face transportation problems during the upcoming 2012 Olympic Games.Stressing that transportation in the country remains "one of the biggest ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Cities replacing countryside on new Indian artscape (With Images)


April 11th, 2011 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) Cities, roads, people and lifestyles in the metros are edging the idyllic countryside out of the canvas of Indian contemporary art.Most artists in India begin ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

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