November, 2013

By Nishi Jain On 26 Nov, 2013 At 06:24 PM | Categorized As Far-Out, International | With 0 Comments

And this is how all science fiction movies start. A catastrophic explosion and then a jaw-dropping consequence. In Fantastic Four, a supernova  mutates four people and makes them superheroes. This time it is Japan where a new island has emerged from the sea. An underwater volcanic eruption around the (in)famous Ring of Fire resulted in [...]

By Meghna On 23 Nov, 2013 At 02:05 PM | Categorized As Getting Around, Humour, International, Travel Tech | With 0 Comments
Kitne hue?

As Russia gears up for the upcoming February 2014 Olympics, a certain Moscow subway station has found a rather peculiar way of getting into the spirit of things. For thirty squats, passengers can get a free ride on the metro! A special squat censor has been installed on one of the ticket vending machines at [...]

By Meghna On 21 Nov, 2013 At 05:29 PM | Categorized As Buzz in Town, Getting Around, International | With 0 Comments

Booking a train ticket for any destination across Europe just got easier! Now, one can buy a rail ticket from any UK station to thousands of European locations in one go, thanks to the London startup The website allows travelers to enter the name of the starting point of their journey and their final [...]

By Meghna On 18 Nov, 2013 At 01:12 PM | Categorized As Far-Out, International | With 0 Comments
Mirror mirror on the wall

Ever wondered what it would be like to live in a room full of mirrors? The Kiss Room in Paris sets out to deliver that very experience, with a thousand mirrors that cover the space from floor to ceiling! Within the 12 square metres of this room, visitors can encounter a thousand reflections in all [...]

By Meghna On 15 Nov, 2013 At 12:54 PM | Categorized As Far-Out, International | With 0 Comments

Any love-struck Romeo out to tell the girl of his dreams that she is the eighth wonder of the wonder should now recalculate his claim, for Chile’s magnificent national park Torres del Paine has been voted as the eighth wonder of the world by 5 million visitors on VirtualTourist! A popular destination among adventure-seekers, Torres [...]

By Nishi Jain On 14 Nov, 2013 At 01:17 PM | Categorized As Buzz in Town, Far-Out, India | With 0 Comments

Rupee, a homeless canine, has become the first dog officially recorded at the Mount Everest base camp. The brave dog had been rescued by Joanne Lefson from a dump in Ladakh. And he thanked her by accompanying her to the top of the peak, 17000 feet above sea level months after the rescue. The next [...]

By Nishi Jain On 13 Nov, 2013 At 05:09 PM | Categorized As Far-Out, International | With 0 Comments
Sun, Sea, Solitude

Are you bored of hotel rooms? If you are on a holiday, why should your hotel room make you feel like you are returning to a boarding school every evening? Okay it is posh, okay it is spotlessly clean. What else? We want more. The tourism industry doesn’t tire of coming up with newer ways [...]

By Nishi Jain On 9 Nov, 2013 At 03:01 PM | Categorized As Buzz in Town, Celeb Spotting, International, Travel Tech | With 0 Comments

“Please fasten your seat belts and switch off your mobile phones.” What do you usually do when the air hostess is carrying out this boring safety instructions drill before the flight? You fancy the air hostess doing a Beyonce as she toys with the seat belt? You try to spot a hot-looking dude or dudette [...]

By Nishi Jain On 4 Nov, 2013 At 05:53 PM | Categorized As Humour, International, Travel Tech | With 0 Comments
Virgin could lose rail franchise

If you are on a Virgin Train, and you happen to use the washroom, be ready for some freaky potty training! As soon as you lock the door, you will hear a voice saying: “Please don’t flush nappies, sanitary towels, paper towels, gum, old phones, unpaid bills, junk mail, your ex’s sweater, hopes, dreams or [...]

By Nishi Jain On 1 Nov, 2013 At 06:52 PM | Categorized As uncategorized | With 0 Comments

“It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife.” Jane Austen wrote in Pride and Prejudice 200 years ago. Little has changed since then. Mothers of all nationalities are forever in search of an ideal groom for their daughters. The daughters [...]