Mar 262015
 
Books Penned Down By Legendary Cricketers

The passionate sport of our country – Cricket has more than what appears on field. The life of cricketers is more complex than we can imagine, embroiled with struggles and challenges, both professional and personal. We are happy to comment on the on-field performance and are judgmental to pass remarks like ‘He should retire’ or ‘He is not fit’ but less do we know that for them it is a hurdle that work hard to overcome which we very easily overlook. Here is an insider […]

Mar 262015
 
Let's Have a Look at 11 Miss India Title Winners

The title of Miss India is a coveted one. Every year, thousands of girls from all walks of life and from towns big and small, fight the battle of beauty and brains to become Miss India. From its onset, the title has had its share of controversies. The winners perceive this title as a launching pad to make a name for themselves in the world of glamour and fame. But, lady luck does not shine on all. Some of the winners have managed to become […]

Mar 242015
 
Top 5 Unknown Facts About Aamir Khan

The ‘Kalam’ connection Not many are aware about the fact that Bollywood’s Mr Perfectionist Amair Khan is related to the great Indian leader Abul Kalam Azad through his grandmother’s side. Young-age debut Aamir Khan had his focus rightly set on Bollywood even from a tender age of eight. He made his special appearance in a famous song from Nasir Hussain-directed musical outing ‘Yaadon Ki Baaraat’ in 1973. School days Mr Perfectionist attended J.B. Petit School for his pre-primary education, and later moved to St. Anne’s […]

Mar 242015
 
Top 5 Most Beautiful Waterfall Destinations in India

Waterfalls have always been a place for romance. Many a passionate scene has been shot under the waterfalls and they look exquisite. Not only are they majestic, but also nature at its best. India has some picturesque waterfalls all around the country. Here is a list of five of the most beautiful falls in the country. Chitrakote Waterfalls Located in Jagdalpur, Chhattisgarh, it is the widest fall in India, about 300 metres (980 ft). Because of its shape, it has been named the ‘the Small […]

Mar 232015
 
Top haunted places to be visited in Delhi

We all have grown up hearing ghost stories, and eerie places that are possessed. For all those people who didn’t know about such places in the nation’s capital, Delhi and who wish to explore the same, here is a list of some of the spooky places of our very own city. So go there at your own risk and explore! Delhi Cantonment It is said that a woman in white clothes comes out from the lush green area,who asks for a lift from the passengers. […]

Mar 212015
 
Top 10 People Who Changed the World

This topic is just like debating that who is greatest — Jesus or Muhammad? Both of them have their respective specifications and they can’t be equated with each other. In an attempt to focus some greatest souls across the world, TopYaps lists top 10 famous people, better known for their unparalleled contribution in changing the course of world, the course of history. 10. Bill Gates: Bill Gates created his first computer program while still at high school, co-founded Microsoft in 1977, and by 1993 was […]

Mar 192015
 
Tokyo Becomes Top Target Property Investment Market by Asians in 2015

According to a new survey by CBRE, Asian intentions to invest in commercial property assets will remain strong this year with Tokyo being the most active market in 2015. Yet activity will moderated from last year. CBRE’s Asia Pacific Investor Intentions Survey 2015, which looks at the outlook and views of investors in the Asia Pacific real estate sector, also revealed risk appetite for prime core assets has risen. Major markets like Japan, China and Australia, remain the top investment destinations with other mature markets […]

Mar 192015
 
Hong Kong among world’s top 10 most expensive cities to live in

Hong Kong took ninth with Seoul rounding out the top 10. New York, which is used as the base city to compare all other locations, was ranked 22nd. It is the first time Hong Kong has been listed in the top 10 though the city consistently makes the top 20 most expensive cities to live. “Hong Kong has long been perceived as an expensive destination,” said Jon Copestake, chief retail and consumer goods analyst and editor of the report. Top 10 most expensive cities in […]

Mar 182015
 
Best & Worst Laptop Brands 2015

The most important question we try to answer at Laptop Mag is the following: “What laptop should I buy?” It’s a question with many facets and tons of possible answers. But, often, a good place to start is to decide which brand deserves your hard-earned dollars. Thus, we examine all the biggest notebook makers each year, taking a hard look at laptop quality, technical support, value and selection, and other criteria. Some brands climbed our rankings in 2015, such as HP and Dell, but others […]

Mar 182015
 
List of World's Top 20 Safest Cities

The world is increasingly urban, a trend that’s expected to continue for decades. In the United States, at least 80 percent of the population lives in a city or suburb. Those concentrations of people create economies of scale but also risks, like violent crime, contagious diseases, even digital network vulnerabilities. The Economist Intelligence Unit ranked the 50 cities listed above for overall safety, using an index of indicators in four categories. (The 50 indexed cities were chosen partly for how representative they were of their […]

Mar 172015
 
Ireland ranks top in world global house price index

House prices in Ireland leapt by 16% in 2014, putting it at the top of Knight Frank’s global house price index – but the market remains a long way off its pre-crisis peak. Globally, property markets slipped in the final quarter of 2014, Knight Frank said, with prices in the 55 countries on the index falling by 0.6%. But the index, which uses local price data and weights it according to each country’s GDP, showed that while some countries saw prices fall by up to […]

Mar 172015
 
Italy becomes world's eighth-largest arms exporters

Italy is the eighth-largest exporter of major weapons in the world and is increasing its share of foreign sales, largely owing to the financial crisis, a military expenditure expert. Italy accounted for three percent of the share of international arms exports between 2010 and 2014, up from two percent in the four preceding years, based on data from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). The increase puts the bel paese in the same league as Spain and Ukraine, but short of the UK’s four […]

Mar 122015
 
Top 10 Interesting Facts About Dogs

THIS week has been full of news about dogs being poisoned at Crufts, so here are some less poisonous canine facts about man’s best friend. 1.The most popular dogs’ names in the UK are Max for males and Bella for females. 2.In 2008, police dogs in Dusseldorf were given plastic shoes to protect their paws from glass. 3.Launce’s dog Crab, in The Two Gentlemen of Verona, is the only dog required to appear on stage in Shakespeare. 4.Research shows that dogs in the UK are […]

Mar 122015
 
Top 10 facts about kidneys

1.The only occurrence of the world ‘kidney’ in Shakespeare is in Merry Wives of Windsor. 2.At the time, the word ‘kidney’ often referred to someone’s temperament, which is why Falstaff referred to “as man of my kidney”. 3.The word ‘kidneys’ occurs 18 times in the King James Bible, 14 of which are in Leviticus. 4.The average person’s kidneys account for only about half of a percent of their total body weight. 5.Our kidneys receive between 20 and 25 per cent of the blood pumped by […]