After its initial forecast of "above normal" rainfall, Skymet, a private weather forecasting agency has revised its prediction saying Southwest Monsoon will be "normal" this year. According to Skymet Weather, the initial surge in the Monsoon rains can be attributed to the transition of El Nino into the neutral phase. However, Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD) has not influenced the Monsoon 2016 so far, as it has been negative since the beginning of the season. Now, the Madden Julian Oscillation (MJO), ... Rediff.com, 1 week ago
'If you batted an eyelid and drifted the vehicle a little, you'd certainly hit the unsteady rocks and meet your end. Or so it seemed.''By the way, did I tell you that we were cruising at approximately 12,000 feet and above?'Today: Rediff.com's Divya Nair takes you higher up the mountains, towards Tso Moriri, a lake that gets its name from a beautiful woman. PART 1: 12 days, 5 states, 1,800 km: A dream journey begins PART 2: Delhi to Manali: 17 hrs of driving, funny signs and a risky ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
'As the night wore on, we could hear insects, see fireflies and slowly, the stars took over the naked sky.''For those of us who spend the largest part of our lives in a cement jungle and wake up to machine sounds, this was music.'Today: Rediff.com's Divya Nair takes you on her ride from touristy Manali to less inhabited Jispa -- via Rohtang La (13,050 feet). PART 1: 12 days, 5 states, 1,800 km: A dream journey begins PART 2: Delhi to Manali: 17 hrs of driving, funny signs and a risky tunnel ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
The Mahindra Monastery Escape 2016 is a one-of-its-kind road trip.Participants, young and old, from across India, sign up to drive through some of the toughest and picturesque terrain in northern India over a period of 12 days.Rediff.com's Divya Nair reports on the ride of a lifetime. IMAGE: The journey begins! Delhi, June 24, 2016. Photograph: Divya Nair/Rediff.com "Bunch up guys! Broken copy! Media, overtake! Lead, we are taking a bio break!" It's been less than a week since I have returned ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
A 33-year-old man was killed and six others injured, five of them seriously in a clash between two camps in the early hours of the day over an objectionable photo of Congress chief Sonia Gandhi in a WhatsApp messenger group, the police said here. Area city ...Asian Age, 2 months ago 1 killed in clash over Sonia Gandhi's objectionable pic Rediff.com, 2 months ago Clash over Sonia's objectionable pic; one killed, six hurt Deccan Herald, 2 months ago UP: Clash over Sonia Gandhi's objectionable pic; one killed, six hurt Asian Age, 2 months ago
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