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Top 10 holiday destinations in India

  Holiday destinations in India It’s that time of year again – when people make Top 10 lists. Top 10 songs, top 10 movies…you get the picture. I prefer to count down on the best food and my best holidays. When I look back at these last 12 months, I am amazed at how much I managed to... [Read More]

World’s 10 amazing railway stations

Grand Central Terminal, New York, US A historical landmark, this 100-year old sprawling transport hub is the world’s largest station by number of platforms. It has 44 platforms with 67 tracks along them. Grand Central Terminal, New York, US It took 10 years to build this sprawling railway station... [Read More]

Asia’s most expensive cities for expats, 7 from India

  Tokyo Japanese cities continue to dominate the most expensive cities’ list for expatriates. Seven cities from India have turned out to be among the costliest for expatriates. Other South Asian cities in the ratings were Colombo ranked 42nd, Dhaka (44th), Islamabad (52nd) and Karachi (53rd). Living... [Read More]

Top 10 countries to travel to in 2013

  Avenue of the Baobabs near Morondava, Madagascar The New Year is upon us and it is always good to start it by making travel plans so you have something to look forward to. So we turn to this fascinating list of travel destinations that Lonely Planet drew up. But the question really is, where are... [Read More]

Harvard falls further in world university rankings

  Times Higher Education world's top 20 universities 2012-13 On October 3, the Times Higher Education World University Rankings revealed the list of top 200 universities in the world for the year 2012-13. The global university rankings announced by Times Higher Education, an international... [Read More]

Apartment rentals are highest in these 20 cities

  Hong Kong. Eastern Europe and Africa have the most favourable housing conditions. The highest rents typical for a city are paid in North America, the Middle East and Western Europe, says a UBS study. The global average cost of a four-room apartment is around $2,630 per month. Take a look at 20... [Read More]

30 most competitive countries in the world 1

  A view of Zurich's main shopping street Bahnhofstrasse. Countries all across the world are competing to attract businesses and tourists. Let’s take a look at 30 most competitive nations in the world, according to the Global Competitiveness Report 2012-2013. Source: World Economic... [Read More]

Reasons why you MUST visit India

  Aashish Sood Get Ahead reader Aashish Sood on eight compelling reasons why one MUST visit and explore India. I was talking to a South African colleague of mine about Indian culture etc. when he suddenly said to me ‘So Aashish! Sell me India. Why should I visit India?’ I was asked... [Read More]

Millennium City woes

  Let's take a look at two of Delhi's four major satellite cities. Gurgaon is the second-largest city in Haryana and is the industrial and financial centre of Haryana. It’s one of Delhi’s four major satellite cities and is part of the National Capital Region. Noida, on the other... [Read More]

Gorgeous: Underground resort in China

Sky-high hotels and resorts are invariably impressive – shooting up as if to kiss the clouds. But what if a resort was created inside a deep gorge – would it look equally spectacular? Here are some artist impressions of the Songjiang Shimao Hotel project by engineering and design consultancy,... [Read More]

Hindu Temple

  Hindu temple in Peshawar reopens after 60 years Hindu temple in Peshawar reopens after 60 years Hindu temple in Peshawar reopens after 60 years     Hindu temple in Peshawar reopens after 60 years  ...

Planning to retire? Take a look at India’s best places

Planning to retire? Take a look at India's best places Most people would like to settle in a place that is easy and peaceful, yet is perfectly connected to the main city and offers good medical facilities and infrastructure. Thanks to large influence of the West, many builders are focusing on building... [Read More]

Russia mulls semi-unmanned missions as substitute for ISS

Russia mulls semi unmanned missions as substitute for ISS The Russian Federal Space Agency may in future wrap up its manned space exploration programs in favor of unmanned stations that can also be operated by cosmonauts if needed. The idea was floated after a string of Russian... [Read More]

Walking among the clouds

Walking among the clouds Border between heaven and earth. The World’s largest salt flat is located in Salar de’Uyuni in Bolivia. During the rainy season the water turns it into world’s largest mirror. The reflection of the sky creates a sense of infinity. Walking among the clouds Walking... [Read More]

Beautiful Colors Of India

      50 Beautiful Colors Of India Here are the beautiful colorful images of India taken from the Smashing Magazine website.The images includes the colors of the country from almost all the states of India. The wonder of the world Taj mahal is also included in this... [Read More]

Beautiful Mosques Of The World

Beautiful Mosques Of The World Mosque is a Holy place for worship for all the people following Islam. It refers to its Arabic name – Masjid. Mosques all around the world are well known for the general importance to Muslims as well as for Islamic architecture and representation... [Read More]

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim 2

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim The... [Read More]