Manners

  • Essential etiquette tips for the digital age July 5, 2014

    Washington: The digital age has created a host of new etiquette dilemmas. What should you do when your boss sends a Facebook friend request? Is it okay to take and share smartphone pictures at a friend's wedding? When should you take off Google Glass, rather than just turn it off? Etiquette mavens...
  • Mobile manners: 11 dos and don'ts for cellphone users July 23, 2013

    Washington: Cellphones are ubiquitous and research shows that although most users think they have good mobile manners, many people report being irritated or annoyed by the use of the phones in public places. Clearly there's a lack of understanding of what is and isn't acceptable in terms of cellphone etiquette. Following...
  • Mobiles making Britons lose their manners May 17, 2012

    London: Britons seem to be doing away with their traditional good manners, as a survey has found two out of three people in Britain wouldn't mind answering a call on their cellphone despite being on a dinner date. According to a poll, carried out by mobile phone firm Recombu, once revered...
  • CWG: Delhi porters learn to speak in English August 28, 2010

    With a few days to go for the Commonwealth Games, government agencies are training porters on being well mannered. ...
  • The unspoken rules that govern cell phone etiquette October 20, 2009

    New York: It may not seem like it when commuters are shouting down their cell phones to the dismay of other passengers but most Americans believe there are unspoken rules about mobile phone etiquette. Checking emails, sending text messages and making telephone calls while in the company of others are definite...
  • FTN: Republic of rudeness; Delhi is like this only September 24, 2009

    There are worries that the stadiums, roads and hotels may not be ready in time for the Commonwealth Games in October 2010. But Home Minister P Chidambaram believes that apart from infrastructure, the behaviour of Delhiites too has to improve. Chidambaram said on Monday that before Delhi hosted the 2010...
  • Mind your manners before 2010: Chidambaram to Delhites September 23, 2009

    Home Minister P Chidambaram urges the residents of Delhi, which is the host city for the 2010 Commonwealth games, to mind their manners. ...
  • The top five most offensive workplace behaviours January 15, 2009

    Sydney: Manners maketh the businessman, with a global survey finding Americans and Britons to be the most easily insulted by lack of workplace etiquette, while Australians are among the most offensive. The survey, by Australianbased international office space provider Servcorp, listed the top five most offensive workplace behaviours as not...
  • Chinese rules: No streaking, getting drunk at Olympics August 4, 2008

    Beijing: Do not sleep outdoors to save money at the Olympics. It is banned to "maintain public hygiene and the cultured image of cities". Do not let the stifling summer heat tempt you into streaking, do not get drunk nor set off fireworks nor wave "insulting banners". Anyone with mental illnesses or...
  • Beijing gets a lesson in English before Olympics August 9, 2007

    Beijing: Just one more year to go until the opening ceremonies of the Beijing Summer Olympics. The "spiritual civilization office" has handed out more than 4 million etiquette books that detail how to dress, how to answer the phone, how to use a knife and fork. But just how effective...
  • Women flirt their way to top: survey June 20, 2007

    New Delhi: Forget sisterhood majority of working women would rather have a male boss and flirt their way to the top, says a recent survey conducted in the UK. According to a survey done by magazine Harper's Bazaar women complain of inequality in the workplace and yet they rely upon...
  • Love is in the air, at workplace! June 19, 2007

    New Delhi: Its that special time of year when romance is in the air and the American workplace is abuzz. According to the latest Spherion Workplace Snapshot survey 25 percent of office romances result in marriage in the US. The romance is worth the risk, as 42 percent of workers romance...
  • 'We are Europe's 3rd biggest louts' September 30, 2006

    Amsterdam: The Dutch have voted themselves Europe's third most loutish, badmannered nation behind Russia and France, according to a survey in Dutch daily De Telegraaf on Saturday. "As we are too many people living in just a little country our tolerance of one another is continuously declining," wrote one of...
  • A crash course in office etiquette September 24, 2006

    Mumbai:You will recognise this guy because he's (or she) present in almost every office. Everytime he uses the phone, you end up typing the same word 10 times till he finishes the entire conversation, thanks to his loud voice. True, you can ignore him but you won't be able...