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By Nishi Jain On 25 Mar, 2014 At 01:11 PM | Categorized As Celeb Spotting, Getting Around, India | With 0 Comments

  Is your name Rahul? Or Simran or Pooja or Rohit or Vijay? If yes, then Virgin Atlantic will give you a discounted ticket on their plane. This is part of Virgin Atlantic’s “Feel like a Star’ campaign in which they are offering discounted tickets to all the Rahuls, Simrans, Vijays and Poojas, and many [...]

By Nishi Jain On 6 Mar, 2014 At 05:51 PM | Categorized As Far-Out, International | With 0 Comments
Take a deep breath and jump!

 Daredevils have one more reason to pack their bags and jump with joy. The world’s highest zip wire line has now opened above France’s celebrated ski resort, Val Thorens. The line is located at a height of almost 3200 m (gulp!) above sea level and is a mile long. Named as La Tyrolienne, the mega [...]

By Nishi Jain On 20 Dec, 2013 At 05:36 PM | Categorized As Far-Out, International | With 0 Comments

Warning: Those with a fear of heights, vertigo issues, and general weak-heartedness might want to stay away. A glass cube has been suspended from a peak high up in the Alps for visitors to enjoy a stunning view of the mountains below. It is being claimed as the highest tourist attraction in Europe. “Step into [...]

By Nishi Jain On 16 Dec, 2013 At 02:36 PM | Categorized As International | With 0 Comments
What to do now?

Yes, believe it or not. The desert land of Egypt saw its first snowfall in a hundred years on Friday. People of Egypt woke up to see a white sheet of snow cover their dry homeland, a sight they had never witnessed. The entire Middle East has experienced a fair amount of sleet this season, [...]

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 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 [...]