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The price we pay for swanky airports in India!

The price we pay for swanky airports in India!

Private airports are much better but because of poor regulation, the tariffs have shot up, notes Anjuli Bhargava.  Image: Private airports are much better but tariffs have shot up. Photograph, courtesy: Ramesh NG/Wikimedia Commons Anyone who flew regularly in and out of Delhi's Indira Gandhi airport before the Commonwealth Games would testify to this. People had begun to dread flying simply because they had to navigate the nightmare that the old airport had become. The Airports ..., 2 days ago

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Ladakh's picturesque Pangong Tso lake is under threat...

... from tourists who care less for the fragile environment and the Ladakhi culture, says Stanzin Kunzang Angmo. In 2010, Aamir Khan's 3 Idiots made it large at the box office and won millions of hearts across the globe. Featured in its last scene was the beautiful Pangong Tso (Hollow Lake) that charmed many. Located amidst the beautiful arid landscape, this picture-perfect lake in Ladakh's Changthang region, after the movie, emerged as one of the most sought after tourist ...
 Rediff.com1 week ago

World's 10 richest countries, India at a dismal 130!

Image: India lags behind 129 countries in the rich list.     Though India has surpassed China to become one of the fastest growing economies in the world, in terms of purchasing power parity, it lags behind 129 countries. In a survey conducted by Global Finance Magazine based on IMF’s gross domestic product (PPP) data from 2009-2013, India has scored a dismal 130 out of 184 countries. With a GDP (PPP) of $4,060, India has a long way to go to become one of the richest ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago Bengaluru among world's top technology-rich cities  Rediff.com1 month ago Mumbai among top 10 tourist destinations in APAC  Rediff.com2 months ago

Meet Yakka Skink and Ornamental Snake which halted the Adanis in Australia

The Adanis’ Australian dreams have been shattered.  Image: Peter Gash, owner and manager of the Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort, snorkels during an inspection of the reef's condition in the 'Coral Gardens' . Photograph: David Gray Reuters     The group’s $16.5 billion project has been halted to protect two vulnerable species -- yakka skink and the ornamental snake. An Australian court has revoked the government's environmental approval for one of the world's ...
 Rediff.com3 weeks ago

Can a dead brand like Bajaj Chetak live again?

Bajaj Auto will need more ammunition than pure nostalgia if it wishes to give Chetak a second shot at life, says Alokananda Chakraborty.                     Image: A still from the film Raanjhanaa. In a recent interview to Business Standard, Rajiv Bajaj, managing director of Bajaj Auto, said the company might re-enter the scooter market and if and when it does, the iconic Chetak might be revived. While all that is in the realm of pure ...
 Rediff.com3 weeks ago

Oil prices fall as China share crisis worsens

  Oil futures fell again on Wednesday as worries over the Greek debt crisis and China's stock market turmoil outweighed an expected US inventory drop. China's stocks tanked further on Wednesday in a deepening crisis in which China's Securities Finance Corp said it would provide liquidity to ease 'panic', and as over 500 Chinese-listed firms suspended trading. Front-month Brent crude futures were 24 cents lower at $56.61 a barrel at 0430 GMT, following an almost 6 per cent drop over Monday ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago World's top 10 stock markets, China zooms  Rediff.com2 months ago

Chennai gets a swanky Metro Rail

The train covers the distance in 19 minutes, with a 30-second halt at each station.  Image: Chennai gets its first Metro Rail. Photograph, courtesy: Chennai Metro Rail     The much-awaited Chennai Metro Rail was launched on Monday by Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, from her office via video conference.  Image: Metro Rail steered by women. Photograph: R Senthil Kumar/PTI     The first train, steered by two lady drivers, started from Alandur and headed to ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago

Monsoon getaways are cheaper on your pocket

Image: Uttarakhand's Valley of Flowers. Photograph: Araghu/Wikimedia Commons Hotels, airlines offer discounts to attract customers during lean season; attractions include treks, nature trails, spa and wellness packages  If you are the kind who likes to avoid travelling during monsoons, it's time to re-think your holiday plans. A monsoon holiday can be cheaper because of discounts on air tickets and hotel packages. And with fewer tourists around, you can be sure of enjoying a leisurely ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago

World's top 10 richest self-made billionaires

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has topped the list of world’s top 25 richest self-made billionaires.  Image: Bill Gates, is the world’s richest self-made billionaire. Photograph: Reuters     American entrepreneurs like Gates dominate the Wealth-X list, claiming 14 of the 25 spots. Several American billionaires who built successful companies like Berkshire Hathaway, Oracle, and Google are in the list, finds the Wealth-X study. The combined wealth of the 14 ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago Bill and Melinda Gates world's wealthiest couple  Rediff.com1 month ago

50 shades of green in Munnar

The way to enjoy Munnar in the monsoons is to make peace with the rains, says Geetanjali Krishna. There was a time when I rather liked the rain. Skies overcast with the rain-bearing cumulus, cool breeze and the soft thrum of raindrops on my window would cheer me no end. All this was before the monsoon and I arrived in Munnar around the same time. Lucky me. For the rain in Kerala isn't civilised; it comes down usually when you least expect it with such savage fury that nothing is left dry. As ...
 Rediff.com2 weeks ago
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