Kunal Kapoor: Like to travel within India more than abroad

New Delhi: A lot of people wish to visit international destination, including during vacations, but actor Kunal Kapoor likes to see different parts of India, which he considers a “special” country, and more attractive. Kunal, along with his friend of over two decades, Cyrus Sahukar, went on a trip from Dharamsala to Kaza as part of upcoming TV show “Great Escape with Kunal and Cyrus”, which will be aired on Fox Life starting from June 23. “I have learned from this trip that there is so much to see within…

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Want to crack IIT-JEE? Take up chess like this Varanasi lad

Varanasi: His mastery over chess taught Adarsh Srivastava all the right moves to crack IIT-JEE Advanced 2017, with AIR 355. He scored 286 out of 366. “As right moves hold the key to victory in chess tournaments, similarly the use of the right formula holds a solution to each question of mathematics,” Srivastava told HT soon after the declaration of the IIT-JEE Advanced results. “I like playing chess. It improves my concentration levels and helps me crack mathematical problems. One wrong move in chess can change everything, leading to defeat ,…

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From NYC to Paris: Why be a tourist when you can explore like a local?

In London, the most popular attraction for tourists is The Tower of London. For locals, that changes to Borough Market. In New York, tourists are more likely to check in to the Hard Rock Café. But when it comes to eating at a restaurant chain, locals in the know prefer eating at the burger joint Shake Shack. That’s according to a breakdown by TripAdvisor, which created a chart comparing the most popular places of interest among tourists and locals in cities around the world. For the lists, analysts looked at…

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Graduates who fail to make student loan repayments should face arrest like New Zealanders, education expert suggests

Graduates who move overseas and fail to repay their student loans after their studies should be arrested, suggests an education expert who has authored a report on what the UK can learn from New Zealand’s higher education sector. Sam Cannicott, former Regent’s University London employee who now works for Statistics New Zealand, described how New Zealand’s “no-nonsense approach” to collecting student loan repayments from graduates overseas highlights the “timidity of the steps taken in the UK.” He said: “Former students who fail to make repayments face arrest at the New Zealand border, which…

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On board Ryanair’s first luxury jet: did it make me feel like a VIP?

As corporate jet services go, this was more prosecco class than champagne but it might take off with groups of sport fans Hen parties are among the target market for the £4,000 an hour service. Photograph: Fintan Clarke/Ryanair There is no scrum at the boarding gate and enough legroom to tap dance in. This is Ryanair, but not as we know it. With the tap of plastic champagne flutes, the Irish airline’s new corporate jet service embarked on its maiden voyage on Tuesday, with a short hop from London Gatwick…

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‘Each mountain in the Dolomites is like a piece of art’: Reinhold Messner on Tyrol highs

The revered climber on how his mountain home shaped his life and still surprises him with its ever-changing views Messner Mountain Museum, Kronplatz, Italy. Photograph: George Mirecourt/Corbis All climbers come to the Dolomites – just as they go to Yosemite – at least once in their life. They come here to express themselves, and to follow their predecessors on the most difficult routes. I still climb a bit but I’m not at the level I was at 25. [Messner is now 71.] Recently, I climbed to 2,700 metres on quite…

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Could the iPhone 7 come with an edge-to-edge display, like this?

Apple’s brand new iPhone SE only officially went on sale today, but the iPhone 7 rumors keep rolling in with the latest reported leak suggesting it may have an edge-to-edge display. A photograph of the reported handset has appeared on Chinese social networking site Weiboand shows a potential new design. It suggests there will be larger bezels at the top and bottom of the phone, but the screen will reach both the left and right hand edges of the phone. Don’t get your hopes up The rounded corners of the…

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Celebrate Presidents Day Like the Head of State at These 5 Hotels

With Valentine’s Day and Presidents’ Day falling on back to back days this February, the upcoming holiday weekend is shaping up to be a busy one for travel. For those planning a holiday getaway, here are five U.S. hotels where you’re guaranteed to feel like the leader of the free world. Hilton Chicago Where: Chicago, Illinois This historic hotel in downtown Chicago dates back to the 1920s and has hosted a dozen presidents over the years. President Harry Truman (1945-1953) was the first president to experience Hilton Chicago’s 5,000-square-foot Conrad…

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Kia’s Niro crossover looks like any other, but gets 50 mpg

Kia globally debuted its production Niro hybrid crossover at the 2016 Chicago Auto Show, after many months of sketch-teasing. The Niro debuted in concept form in 2013, as a glimpse into Kia’s eco-conscious future, with production teaser sketches releasing prior to the Detroit and LA Auto Shows. Sculpted as a crossover utility vehicle (CUV), the clever folks at Kia decided the Niro needed a new marketing classification: hybrid utility vehicle (HUV), because CUV wasn’t specific enough. The Niro is Kia’s first hybrid vehicle engineered from the ground up with a…

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