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World’s Top 10 Airlines Announced. No Indian Airline Makes The Cut.

In India, Travel on May 28, 2010 at 6:42 am

South Korea’s Asiana Airlines is the #1 Airline in the world.  Asian and Middle Eastern airlines dominated the top 10 list.

Kingfisher Airlines won Best Airline for India/Central Asia.

Asiana Airlines


Were You Overwhelmed By Beggars And The Sense Of Unremitting Poverty?

In India, Travel on May 7, 2010 at 8:46 pm

Yup, that’s an actual interview question in this 2009 New Orleans ABC TV Travel Q&A. But it gets better. Page 2 had this lovely question “Did you see any medical facilities in India?”

But some purpose was served – we didn’t know about the Bhainsrorgarh Fort, Rajasthan. Looks like an awesome place to go vacationing.

Bing/MSN Search Engine Names India Its Top ‘Cheapest’ Travel Destination

In India, Travel on April 13, 2010 at 11:12 pm

Couldn’t agree more with naming India the top travel destination.  But could we call it “budget-friendly”…”cheap” makes it sound so, well, cheap, when its culture, colors, animals and people are far from it.

Two decorated elephants at Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds), Jaipur, Rajasthan, India (© PhotosIndia com/age fotostock)

Meanwhile…the 1st Indian woman to touch the south pole has begun her journey

In India, Travel, Women's Issues on November 24, 2009 at 6:49 pm

(Main site) The Kaspersky Lab Commonwealth Antarctic Expedition sees women from seven Commonwealth countries – Brunei Darussalam, Cyprus, India, Jamaica, New Zealand, Singapore and the United Kingdom – ski 900 kilometres to the Geographic South Pole. On reaching their target, the team members from Brunei, Cyprus and Jamaica will be the first person from their nation, male or female, to ski to the South Pole. Those from India, New Zealand and Singapore will be the first woman from their nation to make this symbolic and prestigious journey.

Climate Change SOS: Maldives Cabinet Meets Underwater

In Climate Change, Environment, India, People Making A Difference, Science, Travel on October 17, 2009 at 11:44 am

Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed signs a declaration during the first underwater cabinet meeting in the Maldives, October 17, 2009. The Maldivian president and ministers held the world's first underwater cabinet meeting on Saturday, in a symbolic cry for help over rising sea levels that threaten the tropical archipelago's existence. REUTERS/Maldives Government/Handout

It’s not far from the reality this tiny nation faces…If U.N. predictions are correct, most of the low-lying Maldives will be submerged by 2100 (Reuters)

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