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Taj lays out red carpet of offers this season

  Experience the quintessential Taj hospitality across select hotels. This season, corporate travellers can look forward to a plethora of offers with the ‘Room for More’ packages from Taj Group of Hotels. Experience the quintessential Taj hospitality across select hotels with packages... [Read More]

A look at 27 high-speed trains in the world

  CRH380 (China Railway High-speed) China is set to open a 2,298-km high-speed railway line, the world’s longest, in about two weeks, linking the capital city with the country’s trading hub of Guangzhou. According to the Ministry of Railways (MOR), the Beijing-Guangzhou high-speed railway... [Read More]

Amazing PIX! Rabbits have tiger cubs as playmates

  Rabbits play with tiger cubs at a theme park in Sanya, in south China's Hainan province. These animals have found some of the most unlikely of friends to keep them company. Check out our slideshow to see some quirky animal friendship.   A dog rests on a buffalo near Ravi River in Lahore.... [Read More]

AMAZING PICS: Postcards from Cuba

  A youth jumps into the ocean from a breakwater in Havana. We bring you some street life scenes from Cuba For the first time in half a century, Cuba made travel news recently as it changed its migration policies allowing Cuban nationals to travel overseas without a sepcial exit visa. The communist-ruled... [Read More]

New technology can produce ‘petrol from air’

  Air Fuel Synthesis. A small British firm claimed to have developed a revolutionary new technology that can produce petrol using just air and electricity. A company in the north of England has developed the “air capture” technology to create synthetic petrol which experts have hailed... [Read More]

World’s 10 fastest cars of 2013

  A Lamborghini Murcielago. There are some car companies in the world that are known for producing supercars, but which are the fastest ones in the world? Let’s take a look at 10 fastest cars of 2013.   Bugatti Veyron LOr Blanc super sports car. Bugatti Veyron Super Sport Top Speed: 268... [Read More]

20 countries that have richest people in the world

  A view of Cartier jewellery boutique on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, California. America has gained some 2,250 ultra-high-net-worth individuals – classed as those with a net worth of $30 million or more (including all assets) – since last year, according to a report from Wealth-X,... [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]

7 most expensive homes in India

  Antilla This shouldn’t be a shock. Seriously, Mukesh Ambani has single-handedly changed and captured Mumbai’s skyline. No matter what part of South Mumbai you are in, you will see one column, floor, fixture of Antilla jutting out and mocking at the simple earthling that you are Mr. Reliance... [Read More]

Countries with lowest working hours

  A labourer works at a shipyard in Yueqing City, Zhejiang Province, China. The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development has released its 2012 Employment Outlook. The outlook paints a picture of the current labour markets in 32 member states, most of which are located in the Europe,... [Read More]

Stunning images of air show in England

  Let's have a look at the 10 top-performing airlines in the world. The Farnborough International Air Show is a seven-day international trade fair for the aerospace industry which is held in even-numbered years in mid-July at Farnborough Airport in Hampshire, England. Let’s take a look... [Read More]

Amazing images of a man-made floating island

  Orsos Islands An Austrian company has created a man-made floating island, Orsos Island, that combines the mobility of a yacht with the comfort of a house, according to CNN. It offers six bedrooms spread over three floors and 1,000 square metres – nearly four tennis courts – worth... [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]

Bollywood Sets Off For IIFA Weekend In Singapore

Bipasha Basu Quite a few Bollywood stars were spotted at Mumbai’s Chatrapati Shivaji International Airport last night, as they set off to Singapore for the 13th International Indian Film Festival (IIFA). Bipasha Basu, who is the brand ambassador of IIFA, looked fresh as she made her way inside... [Read More]

2011 Special: Odd PHOTOS of the year – II

2011 Special: Odd PHOTOS of the year - II Participants cross a mud obstacle during the Wild Boar Dirt Run (Wild Sau Dirt Run) in Laaben, 50 kilometers (31 miles) west of Vienna, October 22. Some one thousand competitors take part in the annual event, which consists of a cross country run followed by... [Read More]

EXTREME Weather PHOTOS

EXTREME Weather PHOTOS A man is drenched by a large wave during high tide as he cycles past at a fishing harbour in Chennai, on December 28, 2011. The coastal districts in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry were ravaged by Cyclone Thane during the yearend EXTREME Weather PHOTOS 1 A child is draped in a blanket... [Read More]

How the world ushered in 2012

How the world ushered in 2012 1 A couple kiss as fireworks light the sky during New Year celebrations in Sarajevo January 1, 2012. How the world ushered in 2012 2 Fireworks explode during a pyrotechnic show to celebrate the New Year in the coastal city of Vina del Mar, about 121 km northwest of Santiago. How... [Read More]

World’s 20 most powerful business people 3

Rostam Ghasemi 11. Rostam Ghasemi (Rank 32) Age: 47 years Rostam Ghasemi is the President of the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC). Rostam Ghasemi is Iran’s Minister of Petroleum since 3 August 2011.   Lou Jiwei 12. Lou Jiwei... [Read More]

World’s 20 most powerful business people 2

Carlos Slim   6. Carlos Slim (Rank 23) Age: 71 years Carlos Slim Helu, the world’s richest man is a Mexican business tycoon. He is the chairman and chief executive of telecommunications companies Telmex and America Movil and has extensive holdings in other Mexican companies... [Read More]

World’s 20 most powerful business people 1

Bill Gates They are the world’s most powerful people in the corporate world. They lead big companies or world’s leading financial institutions. Meet the people who matter in the world of business according to the Forbes magazine. 1. Bill Gates (Rank 5) Age: 56 years Bill Gates is the chairman... [Read More]

PHOTO feature: A World of 7 Billion

PHOTO feature: A World of 7 Billion While labour shortages threaten to stymie the economies of some industrialised countries, unemployed would-be migrants in developing countries are finding more and more national borders closed to them and the expertise they may have to offer. And while progress is... [Read More]

Anonymous to attack Fox, Facebook, banks and drug cartel on November 5

Anonymous to attack Fox Facebook banks and drug cartel on November 5 If you haven’t made it a point to remember the fifth of November before, hacktivists belonging to the group Anonymous are looking to change all of that this weekend. According to various tweets, blog posts and message across the... [Read More]

“Death may not be the end, but it’s no excuse for denying life”

Brian May (Photo from http://kotaku.com) RT caught up with legendary Queen guitarist Brian May, who also happens to be an astrophysicist, after a symposium of astronomers in the Canary Islands to talk about links between music and science, God, the universe and the mystery of death. May says being both... [Read More]

Breaking the international ice in Antarctic

Ice Shelf (RT Photo / Sean Tomas) In an extreme world of ice and cold, it is one for all and all for one. Every human sent there to work is a vital link in the chain of survival. RT’s Sean Thomas went to Antarctica to see international relations at their best. In the icy waters of the Antarctic,... [Read More]