Travel tips, how to explore the best of London on a budget

The sun-kissed scenes from Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s storybook wedding at Windsor may have put you in the mood to visit the Old Country. But what if you’re just looking to feel like a prince (or princess), not spend like one? Here are a few tips on enjoying London on a budget. (Just don’t count on the sunshine that blessed the royal wedding in a place where on average it rains about one out of every three days.) GO LOW (SEASON) London’s high season is late spring and summer…

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iOS 12 First Impressions: How to Install Right Now, New Features, and More

HIGHLIGHTS iOS 12 was announced at WWDC 2018 The first developer preview is now available It brings features like Siri Actions and Screen Time Earlier this week, Apple’s iOS got its yearly upgrade at the 2018 edition of the company’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in the form of iOS 12. Performance is the major driver behind all the new updates, which is a relief following years of reports that older iPhones get slower after each update. On certain devices, iOS 12 claims to offer up to 70 percent quicker camera app loading, 2x…

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Moto G6, Moto G6 Play Set to Launch in India Today: How to Watch Live Stream

HIGHLIGHTS The Moto G6 India launch event will be live streamed on YouTube Launch event is scheduled to start at 11:45am IST Motorola will not be launching the Moto G6 Plus in India today The Moto G6 and Moto G6 Play affordable smartphones will be launched in India today at an event Motorola is hosting in New Delhi. The Moto G6 and Moto G6 Play India launch comes roughly a month and a half after the global unveiling of the two handsets in Brazil; notably, the Moto G6 Plus model that was also unveiled in Brazil will not…

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How to rectify error in your credit report

Credit score is given to you based on your ability to repay a loan. If your score is above 750, it is considered good. Anything below that is bad. Photo: iStockphoto Did you recently check your credit report and realize that your credit score is very low? If you haven’t paid you loans on time or if you have defaulted on your credit card payment, this is bound to happen. But what if it is an error? Or what if you were not aware about a credit card overdue amount…

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How to use your Form 16

If you are filing income tax returns, or ITR, keeping your Form 16 handy will make the process much easier. Photo: Pradeep Gaur/Mint Income The document helps taxpayer identify various income heads at the time of filing of income tax returns, or ITR. If you want to know your income details and have Form 16 with you, refer to Part B. There you will find salary, value of perquisites, profits in lieu of salary, allowance. All these together form your gross salary and indicate your income. Form 16 is a…

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Trapped in debt? Here’s how to get out of it

Once you get into the habit of using credit cards by paying the minimum amount, your free credit period is over. For all purchases from next month, you will be paying interest at the rate of 36-48% a year. Photo: iStockphoto Experts say debt usually has a major impact on emotions. Mounting debt can bring stress and unhappiness. However, the good news is if you deal with it systematically, you can get out of the trap sooner than you expected. If you are one of those who has been struggling…

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This is how a Lamborghini supercar gets home delivered in India

Driving a brand-new car from the authorized dealership to your home is a really special, one-of-its-kind experience, innit? But what if your spanking new ride is wrapped up, loaded on a flatbed truck and delivered to your doorstep? You can see something similar in the video we have below – a new Lamborghini Huracan Performante is delivered to the doorsteps of its rich (and enviable) owner in Hyderabad. It’s not uncommon to see these brand new exotic cars being transported to their owners on a flatbed. The cars have a couple…

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This summer, beat the heat and visit the best spots in Rajasthan. Here’s how

Summers in Rajasthan have become more enthralling — courtesy night tourism, which is taking tourist numbers in the lean season to new heights in the desert state. Colourful lights sparkling bright under the dark sky create a unique contrast, enhancing the beauty of spectacular palaces, gardens and museums. Night tourism allows travellers to visit the major attractions from 6 pm till 10 pm, and was taken to check the dwindling number of tourists during the summers, when the sweltering heat during the day is a deterrent. Introduced by Rajasthan Tourism,…

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How to Make a Travel Break Sound Like Work Experience

Send your workplace conundrums to [email protected], including your name and contact information (even if you want it withheld). The Workologist is a guy with well-intentioned opinions, not a professional career adviser. Letters may be edited. I’m a mid-50s guy who was recently laid off from an executive job at a struggling company. It was a job I had planned to leave — in fact, I got my notice about two weeks before I was going to quit! My plan was to travel around the world for several months before looking…

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4 Quick Tips: How to Win the Travel Photo Contest

2017 GRAND PRIZE WINNERA powerful eruption illuminates the slopes of Mexico’s Colima Volcano on December 13, 2015. I was in the town of Comala when I suddenly saw incandescence above the volcano’s crater and started shooting. Seconds later, a powerful volcanic explosion expelled a cloud of ash particles and a massive lightning bolt illuminated most of the dark scene. It was one of the most exciting moments of my life. You are the next National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year. Sound big? It is. Every year, thousands of talented photographers…

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