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Valentine’s Day plan for last minuters’

Here’s a list of five absolutely manageable things you can still do! Start with the beautiful stroll among 14,000 tulips in seven different colours planted at the Mughal Gardens. Several beds of roses including both new and heritage varieties, flower carpets in magnificent designs, organic produce,and ornamental flowers in various shades of yellow, red and orange will be some of the things you can catch here . Where: Gate No. 35, President’s Estate, where North Avenue meets the Rashtrapati Bhavan Timings: 9.30am [...]

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Delhi Metro services to be restricted on January 26

Delhi Metro said on Thursday that its services will be partially curtailed on Republic Day for security reasons. The changes are as follows: Metro schedules of Line – 2 (HUDA City Centre – Jahangirpuri), Line – 3 (Noida City Centre – Dwarka Sector 21), Line -4 (Yamuna Bank to Vaishali) have been partially modified for 26th January 2016 (Tuesday).   Metro Corridor Modified Schedule   Line 2 (HUDA City Centre – Jahangirpuri) i) Entry & Exit at Central Secretariat and Udyog Bhawan Metro stations will remain closed from 06:00 AM up [...]

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Where to buy Republic Day parade tickets in Delhi?

Witnessing the Republic Day parade in Delhi is one of the ‘MUST DO THINGS’ when you are here. If you don’t know an VIP and are unable to get passes, then buy tickets. It’s totally worth it: You should know that passes are allowed to only recognised Government officials (upto Joint Secretaries), MPs, MLA, Ministers in the Central Government or State Governments or recognised signatories. Common man cannot get passes, so no need to go for any favour, you will not [...]

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Top 5 apprehensions and their possible solutions for first time travellers to China

People hardly think of China as a destination for a vacation. Most of us have some fears when it comes to travelling to China. Here are 5 common problems and their possible solutions to provide you some relief Problem: I don’t speak Chinese and people there don’t speak English. What to do? Solution: We have heard time and again that language is an issue, and Chinese who know English still don’t prefer to help you. They are rude. Actually, this is not [...]

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5 awesome under Rs. 50,000 international trips to escape Diwali pollution

Thailand Air Tickets: The round trip flight tickets can cost fairly between INR 17000 – 20,000, if boarding from New Delhi or Mumbai. Taking a round trip from Kolkata could cost around INR 9000 approx. Stay: Whether you are traveling in a group or solo, Thailand is full of budget staying options starting from as low as INR 573 per night per person. You can choose from a dormitory type accommodation, a hostel or even a decent budget hotel. Places to Eat: [...]

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Delhi gets first ever all-women PCR cruisers

What is it? Delhi Police has launched a five all-women Police Control Room (PCR) cruisers to patrol through the city, in an attempt to keep a tab and contain crimes against women. Where can you find them? This PCR will move through five areas which include Vigyan Bhawan, Jesus and Mary College, Khan Market Metro Station, American Centre at Kasturba Gandhi Marg and Moti Lal Nehru Marg. What else? The women personnel have undergone a three-month training where they were taught driving, [...]

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Two to Talgo! Delhi-Mumbai in under 12 hours

What is it? The Spanish Talgo train completed its final trial run between Delhi and Mumbai today. It was successful in achieving its targeted time of completing the journey in just under 12 hours. Highlights: The train left Delhi at 2:45 pm yesterday and reached Mumbai this morning at 2:34 am. Indian Railways has been aiming to reduce the travel time between Delhi and Mumbai by over 4 hours. The nine-coach Talgo train consists of two Executive Class cars, four Chair Cars, a cafeteria, [...]

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6 must do things on Janmashtami!

Visit the temples : Every temple sets up colourful and elaborate floats depicting the birth of Lord Krishna, his childhood pranks as ‘Makhan Chor’ (stealing butter and curd), his frolics with Radha and the gopis and his expounding the sacred message of the Gita (the song divine) to Arjun on the battlefield. Kirtans (religious songs) are sung at homes and temples amid blowing of conches and Sanskrit mantras are also chanted. Watch the jhankis – Little children dressed up as [...]

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Rakhi special – Childhood photographs of bollywood siblings!

Did they really look that different in their childhood days? What do you think? Priyanka Chopra along with brother Siddharth. Actress Anushka Sharma shared this picture from the year 1998 of her happily tying brother Karnesh a rakhi. Zoya Akhtar with her younger brother Farhan Akhtar and cousin Kabir Akhtar. Actress Soha Ali Khan posted a black and white family picture with her siblings – Saif Ali Khan, sisters Soha and Saba and ofcourse her parents – a very handsome Mansoor Ali Khan [...]

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Kite flying charm in Old Delhi

Every year on 15 August as ‪#‎India celebrates its ‪#‎IndependenceDay, the old city of Delhi sends a thousand colourful ‪#‎kites into the monsoon skies. To cries of “ye kaata”, and patriotic music blaring from various instruments, the sky is aflutter with a thousand kites being flown from roof-tops. This tradition might have faded away in high profile colonies of Delhi but in Chandni Chowk the Old world charm is alive in its true colours. What is it? Lal Kuan – [...]

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