London relaunches its menswear fashion week, Brexit casts shadow
LONDON (Reuters) - London relaunched its menswear fashion week on Friday with a new name and quirky designs as the city seeks to hold on to its status as a creativity hub following Britain's vote to... ...
London relaunches its menswear fashion week, Brexit casts shadow
LONDON (Reuters) - London relaunched its menswear fashion week on Friday with a new name and quirky designs as the city seeks to hold on to its status as a creativity hub following Britain's vote to... ...
Skating is a frosty love affair for elderly Hungarians
BUDAPEST (Reuters) - In sub-zero temperatures, dozens of elderly Hungarians take to Budapest's beautiful City Park Ice Rink on their skates each morning to keep hale and hearty through ice dancing. ...
Chef Jamie Oliver to shut six UK restaurants over Brexit uncertainty
LONDON (Reuters) - British celebrity chef Jamie Oliver's eponymous group of Italian restaurants said on Friday it would close six of its UK eateries, citing pressures and uncertainty after the... ...
Princess Diana letter about troublesome son Harry sold at auction
LONDON (Reuters) - A collection of handwritten notes by the late Princess Diana, one of which reveals that her younger son Prince Harry was constantly in trouble at school, went under the hammer on... ...
Thai baby elephant gets water-based treatment for injured foot
PATTAYA, Thailand (Reuters) - A baby elephant took a tentative dip in a swimming pool in Thailand on Thursday as part of a lengthy rehabilitation process to heal her injured foot. ...
Tuna fetches $614,000 at Tokyo's famed New Year's fish auction
TOKYO (Reuters) - In what could be the last New Year's auction at Tokyo's famed Tsukiji fish market, the owner of the Sushizanmai restaurant chain on Thursday paid top price for a single fish,... ...
105-year-old Frenchman cycles into history with hour-long ride
SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France (Reuters) - Robert Marchand, a 105-year-old Frenchman, made cycling history on Wednesday by covering 22.528 km (14.08 miles) in one hour on a track near Paris. ...
Cuba's Santeria priests forecast prosperity in New Year's prophesy
HAVANA (Reuters) - Priests from Cuba's Afro-Cuban religion forecast a prosperous 2017 in their New Year's prophecy and told Cubans to be hopeful despite the economic and diplomatic headwinds the... ...
McDonald's opens near Vatican, upsetting some purists
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - McDonald's has opened a franchise just steps away from the gleaming white marble dome of St. Peter's Basilica, giving indigestion to some cardinals and local business owners. ...
Penguin chicks and tiger cubs: London Zoo begins annual residents count
LONDON (Reuters) - Keepers at ZSL London zoo began the mammoth task of counting the park's more than 700 species on Tuesday, using treats to entice some animals out for the annual stocktake. ...
Make traveling to Bangalore a care-free experience
Bangalore, as we know it, is the IT hub of India. This also means that the city has become more and more crowded over the years with its explosive growth. The over population has stretched the infrastructure to its limits. However, that does not mean that one should not travel to this place. If you are backpacking in the southern part of India, you can surely make Bangalore your base as it s easly the most cosmopolitan city in the peninsula. As the photograph above suggests, it is fast paced b...
Wedding vows a blessing for clean-up of filthy Indonesian river
JAKARTA (Reuters) - Only a year ago, this stretch of the Ciliwung river in Indonesia's capital was foul-smelling and clogged by a thick layer of floating plastic and other trash. ...
Tips from Spain’s centenarians on how to live to 100
CANGAS DE ONIS, Spain (Reuters) - With more than 100,000 people aged 100 or over, Spain is the country with the greatest life expectancy after Japan, OECD data and the latest population census shows. ...
London street artist Pegasus paints memorial for George Michael
LONDON (Reuters) - Street artist Pegasus has paid tribute to George Michael with a mural of the Wham! singer, who died on Sunday aged 53. ...
Streets of Bundi: Azure Reverie
I left the bus and started walking towards the Taragarh Fort. However, soon I was distracted by a very colorful tea shop. I ordered one spicy kulhad and started talking to Krishnaji who is of course the owner of Krishna Tea Shop. He has been there for more than two decades and is easily the most popular joint among the tourists. The inner sanctum of the shop is full of psychedelic graffiti made by visiting tourists over the years. He also told me that tourists are less this season due to demon...
Manila residents speak out about Duterte's war on drugs
MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte completes six months in charge on Friday, with the rising death toll from his war on drugs showing no sign of easing. ...
'Brexit - We're making a mess of it': mashup artists lampoon Britain's leaders
LONDON (Reuters) - In a satire of the 2016 Brexit vote, mashup artists lampoon Britain's leaders in a video which re-edits their words to say the European Union referendum was dumb and Prime Minister... ...
Delhi Textile Trail: A Journey Through Threads, Textures, and Time
The first leg of the Textile Trail, was at a place that had a lot to do with indigo. This repeatedly kept reminding of another walk I did back in February through the alleys of Old Delhi. During that trail I came across the history of Katra Nil, the alley of indigo merchants of Shahjahanabad. It is probably just a coincidence, but for someone not at all related to this field, indigo keeps coming back to me. I remember reading about Dinabandhu Mitra’s Nil Darpan during my school days but m...
Create Perfect Portraits Even at Night with Vivo V5 Moonlight Selfie
  While I use my DSLR for the travel photographs, utility of having a good phone camera while traveling cannot be denied. Let us face it, for all its virtues, a DSLR is a cumbersome device. Coupled with lenses, charger, and other accessories, it fills up one bag on its own. So, despite by DSLR snobbery, I have been clicking more and more pictures with the phone camera of late. There are situations where I have to do it but sometimes I do not get the result I want. For instance, during my ...