Friday, July 21, 2017

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16 Jul 2017

A flight of fancy

16 Jul 2017 | 1:26 AM

One of the finest sites across the globe to enjoy various aero sport activities, Bir-Billing in Himachal Pradesh is a haven for adventure enthusiasts. Considered to be among the safest destinations for paragliding not only in India but world over, Bir-Billing is often known as the paragliding capital of India. An eco-tourism site, Bir-Billing successfully hosted the Paragliding World Cup in 2015. The event saw participation by pilots from 140 countries.

Global tourist attractions face extinction

16 Jul 2017 | 1:26 AM

PLenty of the must-see attractions we take for granted might not be around forever. Citybase Apartments has listed the destinations that, due to climate change, tourist damage and natural erosion, may be extinct in 100 years’ time.

A paradise in trouble

16 Jul 2017 | 1:26 AM

A blatant fiddling with the natural environment of popular tourist destinations in Ladakh makes for a befitting case for the National Green Tribunal to intervene. The NGT had done so in case of Manali in 2016 by restricting the entry of vehicles in the Rohtang Pass area. A little more delay, and it could well be a step too late.

Soft skills, hard impact

16 Jul 2017 | 1:26 AM

What do these scenarios have in common? Is it a lack of effective communication skills and confident personality? While one can learn these skills, how do you acquire a self-assured behaviour?

11 Jun 2017

Time for a record

11 Jun 2017 | 12:21 AM

The turret clock, installed at the old Christ Church at Kasauli in 1884, has become the oldest working turret clock in the country after being acknowledged by the Limca Book of World Records recently.

Minaret that stands tall

11 Jun 2017 | 12:21 AM

The nearly four decades of conflict and political instability in Afghanistan has led to the destruction of most of its historical monuments. Some of these have, however, been lucky enough to survive. The most prominent among these is the Minaret of Jam.

Bagging a living

11 Jun 2017 | 12:21 AM

It’s yet another sultry afternoon in the quiet village of Sasan in Junagadh, Gujarat, but one can sense an unusual buzz of excitement among the women folk.

04 Jun 2017

Young visionaries with big plans

04 Jun 2017 | 2:10 AM

A group of children are on a mission to enlighten people to protect their environment. The children are led by Tom Alter, a retired professor who travels from city to village everyday on a bicycle to teach them.

Clear and present danger, across the seven seas

04 Jun 2017 | 2:10 AM

Liz Graznak is the co-owner of Happy Hollow Farm, a family operation located on the rolling hills of Jamestown, Mo., where she grows crops like tomatoes, greens and corn. Graznak said she’s seen big changes in weather conditions since she started farming 10 years ago. These days, she said, “it’s more extreme one way or the other.”

Arctic icons losing the battle

04 Jun 2017 | 2:10 AM

In the subarctic region of North Canada do not be surprised if you spot a polar bear scratching the ice cover for food, or even trying to break into the kitchen of a tundra buggy lodge meant for the tourists to stay and watch the magnificent animals.

A trip to world’s fastest growing glacier

04 Jun 2017 | 2:10 AM

The spectacles of Patagonia are truly remarkable. And there are not many places in this world, where a dream meets the reality.

Turning the page...

04 Jun 2017 | 2:10 AM

“My world is one interwoven web of words, stringing limb to limb, bone to sinew, thoughts and images all together. I am a being comprised of letters, a character created by sentences, a figment of imagination formed through fiction.” —Tahereh Mafi