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Mawlynnong – The place of God’s own Garden

A village in the Khasi Hills district of the northeastern Indian state of Meghalaya is famous for its cleanliness. And that is Mawlynnong. it was honored as the “Cleanest Village in Asia” by Discover India in 2003. It is called “God’s own garden” and there are good reasons... [Read More]

Soaking in history on a road trip to Kappad

Kappad beach For our weekend trip we shortlisted Kappad in Kerala for three reasons. One, there is a beautiful beach in Kappad. Two, Kappad has a significant place in the history of Indian Sub-continent. Three, drive to Kappad is through historical & cultural district of Mysore and scenic Wayanad. We... [Read More]

Amazing Places

  This road, and who you want to have traveled together? Our world is so full of wonders that new and amazing places are discovered every day, be that by professional photographers or amateurs. Different geographical locations, climatic conditions and even seasons offer the widest variety of... [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]

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]

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]

Sandy aftermath: US struggles to get back on its feet

  Sandy aftermath The residents of United States east coast continue to struggle with flooding, blackouts and fuel shortages as the death toll from the Superstorm Sandy rises to above 90. The worst hit are New York City and New Jersey. Almost there days after Sandy hit the US east coast, many... [Read More]

Curiosity rover may be littering plastic on Mars

  NASA's Curiosity Rover NASA’s Curiosity rover on Mars is apparently littering on the Red planet. Pictures beamed back by the rover show a bright object lying in the Martian dirt, and a closer look suggests the object is a piece of plastic wrapper that has fallen from the robot. The discovery... [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]

Top foods to keep you young

Most of us are keen to stay looking as fresh and young as possible, and although there’s no way to pause or turn back the clock, there are few age-proof strategies we can employ to make sure we stay looking good. Maintaining a healthy and well-balanced diet is one approach, and the good news is... [Read More]

Beware! Live animal right ahead

  Turtle A woman tries to guide a stranded turtle to safety on Walker Road in Great Falls, Virginia. A snapping turtle crossing the road forced drivers to detour around it.   White Rhino A white rhino and its baby cross a road on the drying shores of Lake Nakuru in Kenya’s Rift Valley,... [Read More]

Top 10 STUNNING landscapes from across the world!

  Kashmir From Karnataka to California and beyond, you responded to our invite and posted these travel pictures on Rediff ZaraBol. First up is a view of the sunset from Dal Lake in Srinagar, Kashmir by Arun T.   Mumbai CVSR Sandeep shot this picture of the golden summer sky of Mumbai en route... [Read More]