After Everest record Indian woman sets sights on unclimbed peaks
KATHMANDU (Reuters) - A 38-year-old Indian climber who made the fastest double ascent of Mount Everest and became the first woman to reach the highest point on earth twice in five days, says she will... ...
Britain's real-life 'Iron Man' has high hopes for jet suit
SOMERSET, England (Reuters) - The British inventor of an "Iron Man"-style jet suit has lofty hopes that his project, which started out as fun experiment, could become a practical tool for industries... ...
London's Chelsea Flower Show in full bloom
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's most prestigious flower show is taking place this week with hundreds of exhibitors and thousands of floral delights from Alium to Zantedeschia. ...
Baseball for the blind takes flight in Cuba
HAVANA (Reuters) - Yubis Zapata had to stop playing baseball when he lost his eyesight during military service due to an explosion, so for him, it is a miracle to be able to play once more, in Cuba's... ...
Beyond Batahad: Rise of the Machines in the Valley of Gods
“The road is complete… the bus service will begin in a few days”… informed one of the locals. All of them, including one Genghis Khan lookalike who requested to be photographed, looked pretty cheerful. But I was not immediately sure what to feel about it! ——- After a couple please of lazy days around Tirthan Angler’s Retreat, I joined to Batahad (also spelled Bathad) village along with Travelshoebum, who already had information about a newly built h...
Aboriginal Australians meet at sacred Uluru to discuss first chance of recognition
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Aboriginal Australian leaders are meeting at the sacred landmark of Uluru to decide how the country's first inhabitants, who date back about 50,000 years before British colonizers... ...
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Understanding Tirthan… and Doing Nothing
Where exactly is Tirthan? This was a question I asked many years ago when I first heard of the name. Some people gave me a rough idea and the area seemed to be getting rapidly popular with tourists. I also started visiting it soon and so far I have made several trips to the region. But even after my first visit, I had to repeat the same question, where exactly is Tirthan? This is because there is no town or village named Tirthan, a fact that took some time to dawn upon me. Tirthan is basically...
London's Chelsea Flower Show to open with a volcano and a secret garden
LONDON (Reuters) - A secret garden and model erupting volcano are among the main attractions of this year's Chelsea Flower Show, Britain's premier gardening show which is enticing royalty and... ...
Thousands throng to bow to St Nicholas relics in Moscow
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Thousands of people lined up for hours in Moscow on Monday to venerate the relics of Saint Nicholas, believed by Orthodox Christians to have miraculous powers, after his remains... ...
Fifty years after Six Day War, Jerusalem retains much of its old look
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel will soon mark the 50th anniversary of the Six Day War, a conflict in which it captured the Old City of Jerusalem and more than two dozen Palestinian villages around it... ...
Dayara Bugyal: Chronicle of a Storm Foretold
I was going through a lean phase. After a fast paced, and mostly successful stretch in Himachal (Most of those ones are yet to be written and published), I’d suddenly run out of luck. It started in Rohru, a place markedly “untouristy” compared to the rest of Himachal. I gave up whatever plans I had there and entered Garhwal via Hanol and Tiuni. I spent nights at places like Mori and Purola, with the Har-ki-Doon trek in consideration but that did not materialize too. I do...
Downward-facing goat: Yoga trend draws flock to New Hampshire farm
NOTTINGHAM, N.H. (Reuters) - Eight people dressed in bright-colored athletic tops and soft pants sat on foam mats and stretched until five tiny Nigerian Dwarf goats, the size of small dogs, pranced... ...
From fear of water to gold medal, Bosnian swimmer beats the odds
SARAJEVO (Reuters) - Six-year-old Bosnian Ismail Zulfic was born without arms and with a foot deformity and overcame his fear of the water to win a gold medal at a regional swimming competition. ...
Hopes rise for safe birth by Japan's probably pregnant panda
TOKYO (Reuters) - A female panda at a Tokyo zoo appears to be pregnant, zoo officials said on Friday, raising hopes for a safe birth five years after her first cub died within days of being born. ...
Hopes rise for safe birth by Japan's probably pregnant panda
TOKYO (Reuters) - A female panda at a Tokyo zoo appears to be pregnant, zoo officials said on Friday, raising hopes for a safe birth five years after her first cub died within days of being born. ...
Hotel de Crillon banks on recovery in Paris pulling power
PARIS (Reuters) - When Paris's landmark Hotel de Crillon reopens in July after a four-year 200 million euro ($222 million) revamp, it will be hoping to catch a rebound in the luxury hotel trade after... ...
Japan princess to wed, sparking debate on shrinking royal family
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Princess Mako, the eldest granddaughter of Emperor Akihito, will wed a former college classmate, Japanese media reported, heating up debate on the ever-shrinking royal... ...
District of Columbia contestant named Miss USA
LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - A 25-year-old scientist representing the District of Columbia was crowned winner of the Miss USA pageant on Sunday, the second consecutive year that the contestant from the... ...
Pope canonizes Fatima visionaries, giving Church new children saints
FATIMA, Portugal (Reuters) - Pope Francis gave the Catholic Church two of its youngest saints on Saturday, canonizing shepherd siblings believed to have seen the Madonna 100 years ago in a Portuguese... ...