Mar 022016
 

British Council VS WabsTalk Hello Readers, I have been to all the so called top English and Public Speaking institutes of Delhi. Be it British Council, Inlingua, Bafel etc. I know that many of you want to know which is better, so here comes my candid review. I am going to share with you the experience I had with British Council as well as with WabsTalk Public Speaking. I always wanted to become a fluent and confident English speaker So I decided to take admission […]

Apr 292016
 
Hilton world's top most valuable hotel brand

Hilton has topped the list of the world’s most valuable hotel brands with a value of $7.8 billion, up by a third on last year’s value of $5.8 billion. Hilton is also the most valuable group in the Brand Finance Hotels 50 table with six Hilton Worldwide brands featuring in the top 50, totalling $13.3 billion. Its brand value stands at over $200 million. Marriott joins in at second place with a brand value of $5.3 billion. Although its group has even more brands in […]

Apr 282016
 
Ford Mustang becomes the world’s best-selling sports car

In its first year of global availability, Ford Mustang became the world’s best-selling sports coupe. Ford claims demand for the iconic pony car remains insatiable. According to company analysis, Ford sold around 110,000 Mustang Coupes globally in 2015 – topping all other sports coupe competitors. That record was achieved despite limited availability for most of the year in such key markets like China and the United Kingdom. Contributed By Sonia Narula

Apr 252016
 
Meet! World's Oldest Living Female Elephant, Age 85, Dakshayani

It is a scientifically proven fact that a calm and composed mind helps humans live longer. It holds true for animals too, proves the life of Chenkalloor Dakshayani, the 85-year-old female elephant owned by the Travancore Devaswom Board. In her decades-long glorious career, Dakshayani hasn’t ever gone unruly or attacked anyone, testify her keepers. She is probably the oldest surviving elephant in captivity on earth. According to the Guinness Records, the oldest elephant on earth ever was Lin Wang of Taiwan Zoo that died aged […]

Apr 252016
 
5 Amazing Tea Plantation Hotels in India

Lush tea gardens spread across vast stretches of undulating hills have always lured travellers with their beauty. Whether you look at a picture or you drive past one of these tea gardens, you will always feel an urge to spend some quality time amidst the greens. Living in the middle of a tea estate can offer the perfect environment to get rid of the daily stress and relax in company of some fine quality tea. Here are five amazing tea plantation hotels that you must […]

Apr 222016
 
China overtakes US as world’s largest business travel market

China’s business travel market has overtaken the United States to become the largest in the world, the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) has revealed. According to the latest GBTA BTI Outlook for China, the Asian country edged ahead the US in terms of total business travel spending at the end of 2015, by US$1 billion. China’s business travel sector was worth US$291.2bn in 2015, compared with US$290.2bn in the US, but this gap is likely to continuing growing, with China’s business travel spending forecast to […]

Apr 222016
 
China to be largest video-game market in the world soon

China is expected to be the largest games market in the world, ahead of the US, whose anticipated market size is US$23.5 billion. Gamers worldwide are expected to generate a total of US$99.6 billion in revenue for the video games industry this year, an 8.5 per cent increase from 2015, with China accounting for a quarter of that income. That means the country has more than 314 million active mobile gamers, who are generating around US$5 billion worth of revenue for this specific market. Contributed […]

Apr 212016
 
South Africa names as one of the top 10 gay friendly countries in the world

Cape Town – While gay travellers are officially welcomed by the South African government, homosexuality can lead to life imprisonment and even the death sentence in other countries. And for those who wondered how South Africa fared, Cape Town was ranked 19 out of the top 20 gay friendly travel destinations of 2013, according to marketing company Out Now Consulting’s research. Clifton’s Third Beach was described by the company as one of the world’s best gay beaches. In 2014, the richest.com, which publishes lists of […]

Apr 212016
 
Phuket 8th among world’s top 10 islands: Survey

THE RESORT island of Phuket won eighth place among the world’s top 10 islands in a reader survey conducted by TripAdvisor. According to TripAdvisor, Phuket is the second-best island in Asia after Bali, Indonesia, which was ranked fifth in the survey. Regionally, Koh Samui and Koh Tao are ranked third and fourth respectively. The world’s top 10 islands for this year are: Maui in Hawaii, United States; Santorini, Greece; Jamaica, Caribbean; Providenciales, Turks and Caicos; Bali, Indonesia; Mallorca, Spain; Mauritius, Africa; Phuket, Thailand; Bora Bora, […]

Apr 192016
 
Top 5 Toughest Marathons in the World

It is the year 2016, and every sports fan knows that means one thing, Olympic Season preparations are underway. One particular event that has always been associated with the Olympics, especially with the inauguration ceremony, is the marathon. The story behind the marathon is quite interesting, too. Long ago the ancient Greeks needed assistance during one of their campaigns, so they sent a messenger, a man named Pheidippides, from Marathon to Athens to deliver news of the Greeks’ victory over the Persians, after he had […]

Apr 192016
 
Top 5 places where you can spot tigers in India

Here’s some good news for wildlife lovers. According to the census this year, global tiger population has increased by nearly 22 per cent after decades of constant decline. From a count of 3,200, in 2010, the number of tigers has gone up to 3,890 this year. The environmentalists are happy with the situation and are ready to give full credit to the tiger conservation department. “The number has increased mainly due to good protection plans. I must say, both the government and non-government sectors have […]

Apr 152016
 
Top 5 Richest Cricketers in the World

And there’s one name that no one can ignore in World cricket – Sachin Tendulkar. Although the masterblaster retired in 2013 Forbes placed this Indian batsmen as No. 2 in their richest cricketer’s list. Sachin Tendulkar National Team: India Total Earnings: $18.6 million Cricket Pay: $2.1 million Endorsements: $16.5 million Major Sponsors: Adidas, Coca-Cola, Castrol Suresh Raina National Team: India Salary: $3 million Net Worth: $25 Million Sponsors: Aircel , PepsiCO Chris Gayle National Team: West Indies Salary: $2 million Net Worth: $30 Million Sponsors: […]

Apr 152016
 
Top 5 Deadliest Poisons on the Planet

When asked to name a poison, people may well think of cyanide, arsenic, or strychnine. But these are not the most toxic substances known. More poisonous than these, but still not near the top of the tree, is tetrodotoxin, the pufferfish toxin that poisons around 50 Japanese people every year. The fish is a delicacy in Japan, but can be lethal if prepared incorrectly. Nevertheless, here is a representative selection, in ascending order, of five truly deadly poisons, all at least a hundred times more […]

Apr 122016
 
Singapore becomes world’s third top financial centre: Survey

Singapore edged past Hong Kong to become the world’s third top financial centre, according to a survey by London-based research firm Z/Yen Group released last Wednesday. Singapore ranks behind London and New York, and two points ahead of Hong Kong on the Global Financial Centres Index. Tokyo came in fifth. Singapore’s two-point lead, is fairly insignificant, according to the report. It came in fourth in the previous survey in September last year, behind Hong Kong. Contributed By Sonia Narula

Apr 122016
 
France retains crown as world’s top tourist destination

In a bid to woo Chinese visitors following the attacks, Paris welcomed 55 Chinese tour operators in February to reassure them over security in the city. More than half a million Indians also visited France. In 2014, France reduced the time for visas to be issued to 48 hours for visitors from China, India and Singapore. A total of 84.5 million visitors came to France last year, an increase of 0.9 percent on 2014. Contributed By Sonia Narula