My travel photo addiction is out of control – here’s how I’m trying to beat it

Travellers have grown increasingly obsessed with documenting their trips It’s my worst addiction. More pernicious than my attachment to caffeine, TV as background noise or squalid post-gym binges with a monster pack of Kettle Chips. My impulse to document every aspect of a holiday with my camera phone has become all-consuming. And my ability to enjoy travel in the moment is under threat. On a recent trip to Colombia, I realised how bad things had got. I was out in the country’s hot, isolated plains with a small group of…

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Xiaomi Says It Shipped 9.2 Million Smartphones in India Last Quarter

HIGHLIGHTS Xiaomi shipped 9.2 million smartphones in Q3 2017 This is a record for the Chinese company in the country Xiaomi Redmi Note and Redmi 4 are the top selling smartphones Xiaomi has announced that it shipped 9.2 million smartphones, a record number of units, in India in Q3 2017. The announcement was made by Manu Kumar Jain, Vice President Xiaomi and Managing Director Xiaomi India in a tweet. Jain also shared a piece of trivia about Xiaomi smartphones shipments in the country. “We started with a humble beginning of…

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Tamil Nadu TRB Polytechnic result 2017 declared, check it here

Tamil Nadu Teachers Recruitment Board (TN TRB) on Tuesday declared the result of written examination for direct recruitment of 1,058 lecturers in Government Polytechnic Colleges in the state. The examination was held on September 16, 2017. Steps to check the result: 1) Visit the official website of TN TRB 2) Click on the link “Direct Recruitment of Lecturers in Govt Polytechnic Colleges – for the year 2017 – 18 – Please click here for Final Key answers and Individual Candidate Qurey and C.V List” 3) Click on next at the bottom of the new page…

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DHSE Kerala Plus One improvement result 2017 declared, check it here

Directorate of Higher Secondary Education (DHSE) Kerala declared the plus one improvement results 2017 on Wednesday. Steps to check the results: 1) Visit DHSE’s official website 2) Go to results in the news section on the left 3) Click on link for plus one improvement exam result 2017 4) Enter roll number and date of birth and click on submit 5) Result will be displayed on screen 6) Take printout and save it for future reference       [“source=hindustantimes”]

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Planning a trip to Amsterdam? A proposed tourist tax hike could make it more expensive

In an effort to attract big spenders and curb “falafel-eating” tourists, who spend most of their holiday loitering around the red-light district, Amsterdam’s city officials are considering a tourist tax hike that could make visits to the Dutch capital more expensive. Currently, visitors pay 5% of their room rate in the city centre, which is expected to rise to 6% next year. But if Alderman Udo Kock has his way, that could rise to as much as €10 per night in 2019, according to local newspaper Het Parool. Because while the…

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This country tops the best expat destinations for 2017. Last year it barely made it to the top 20

It may not be top of mind, but this small country in the Persian Gulf managed to leapfrog its way from 19th place in 2016 to the top spot this year, due mostly to the ease of settling in and high career satisfaction, as reported by its expat citizens. For the survey, conducted by networking site InterNations, 13,000 expats representing 166 nationalities, living in 188 countries or territories, were asked to rate 43 different aspects of life in their host country, which were then pooled into six categories: quality of…

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SSC SI CPO result 2017 for Paper I declared, check it here

The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) on Wednesday declared the result of Paper–I examination 2017 for recruitment of Sub Inspectors in Delhi Police, CAPFs and Assistant Sub Inspectors in CISF on its official website. The examinations were held from July 1 to July 7, 2017. The commission has released separate list for male and female candidates selected for appearing in Paper 2/PET. Click here to check the list of shortlisted male candidates. Click here to check the list of shortlisted female candidates. Click hereto check the write-up for result. Those who have cleared Paper I will have…

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Tamil Nadu board SSLC June 2017 result declared, check it here

Tamil Nadu’s directorate of government examinations has declared the results of the Secondary School Leaving Certificate (SSLC)or Class 10 board June 2017 examination. Steps to check Tamil Nadu Board SSLC June 2017 exam results: 1) Visit website of Tamil Nadu’s directorate of government examinations 2) Click on link for SSLC June 2017 – Provisional Mark Sheet for Candidates 3) Key in desired details on login page that opens (Registration number, Date of birth and captcha code) 4) Click on view result 5) Result will be displayed on the screen 6) Download result…

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Women and MBA: Is it right to kill your dream to start a business?

India has truly become a ‘startup nation’. Over the last few years, the country has seen tremendous growth towards creation of innovative new businesses, which has given rise to a new breed of young start-ups and entrepreneurs. However, despite this, opportunities for female entrepreneurs to establish themselves can be thin on the ground. Even with all of the advancements that women have made in the business world, there are still several challenges they can face when starting up businesses of their own, which hinder their development… Difficulty in raising funds…

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Fear of trees and rain? Yes, it exists!

We have heard about how people fear clowns and things like water and heights. But there are several offbeat phobias that may appear trivial to you, but which trigger deep anxiety… 1) Xanthophobia: Those who fear of the colour yellow are afraid of anything in that hue, including the sun and maybe your yellow umbrella. 2) Hylophobia: Greenery can also trigger deep fear in folks. It’s called Hylophobia. 3) Ombrophobia: This describes fear of rain and can make people want to stay indoors in the wet weather. 4) Nomophobia: We…

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