Taj Mahal – Exquisite “wonder of the world” having hiked ticket rates

Taj Mahal – Exquisite “wonder of the world” having hiked ticket rates

Is there a sight more iconic, more beautiful, more jaw-droppingly spectacular than the Taj Mahal? Quite honestly, we can’t think of one. A trip to India is pretty incomplete without visiting its most famous landmark! The Taj Mahal isn’t only a famous place to visit in India, it’s famous all around the globe, with millions...

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International Mountains Day it is!

International Mountains Day it is!

International Mountains Day is being celebrated globally today. It is celebrated annually by The United Nations Assembly on December 11. The day is designated to highlight the importance of sustainable mountain development and mountain communities. This year’s theme “Mountains Matter” aims to highlight how mountains matter for water, disaster risk reduction,...

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Winter wonders of a body massage

Winter wonders of a body massage

There’s no one best oil to use for massage, because it depends on individual preference, the type of massage you are giving, and where you are working on your body. We tend to think of only getting massages from a therapist on special occasions. But you can treat yourself as...

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Dear bride-to-be, it’s your inner beauty that will sparkle

Dear bride-to-be, it’s your inner beauty that will sparkle

“Getting married is not the achievement; getting along together with each other after marriage is the real achievement.” No? This statement repeatedly echoes in my mind as I observe the rising divorce rate in Pakistani society. Of course, this is becoming an issue in all societies around the world, but only a...

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Did you know road accidents kill someone every 24 seconds?

Did you know road accidents kill someone every 24 seconds?

Road accidents kill someone every 24 seconds, with a total of 1.35 million traffic deaths around the world each year, the World Health Organization said Friday, demanding global action. The number of fatalities annually has swelled by around 100,000 in just three years, with road accidents now the leading killer...

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Passport Index: Which is the strongest passport in the world?

Passport Index: Which is the strongest passport in the world?

DUBAI: The passport from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has become the strongest in the world according to the Passport Index. The Passport Index is the world’s most popular online interactive tool, which collects, displays and ranks the passports of the world. The UAE passport is ranked at the top as...

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Living with mental illness – Do you really care?

Living with mental illness – Do you really care?

I am not good enough. I am not worthy of love. I am not smart enough. I am not successful enough. I am not slim enough. I am not pretty enough. Living with a mental illness can be extremely isolating and lonely. The relationship is two-way: others may not reach...

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Consulate attack: China gives Rs6 million to families of martyred policemen

Consulate attack: China gives Rs6 million to families of martyred policemen

Chinese authorities have given an additional Rs6 million to the families of policemen who were martyred during an attack on Chinese consulate in Karachi. Chinese Consul General Wang Yu handed over the cheques to the family members in a ceremony held in Central Police Office (CPO) Karachi. The families were also given...

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Govt’s 100 days: PM Imran gives credit to Bushra Bibi

Govt’s 100 days: PM Imran gives credit to Bushra Bibi

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday said that credit of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government’s performance in last hundred days goes to Bushra Bibi. Addressing the event regarding the government’s 100-day performance at the Jinnah Convention Centre, the Prime Minister expressed his gratitude to the first lady for her support and...

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Kamila Shamsie wins London Hellenic Prize

Kamila Shamsie wins London Hellenic Prize

British-Pakistani author Kamila Shamsie has bagged the London Hellenic Prize 2017 and was awarded a cash prize of £10,000 for her seventh novel, Home Fire. The prize, which is given to the best book inspired by or relating to Greece, celebrates “the cultural cross-fertilisation of the Greek and English-speaking worlds”....

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