Landmark

  • Quiz: Can you identify these famous Indian landmarks as seen from space? June 23, 2014

    Some are historical monuments and heritage sites while others are prominent geographical landmarks. You've seen these famous Indian landmarks several times in photos. This is how they look from space. How many can you identify? ...
  • Taj Mahal ranked third among top landmarks in the world June 30, 2013

    New York: Travellers from across the globe have ranked India's Taj Mahal among the top three landmarks in the world, a leading travel website has announced. According to TripAdvisor's 2013 Travellers Choice Attractions Awards, Taj Mahal was ranked third in the list of Top 25 landmarks. The top two places were...
  • German experts to help conserve Kolkata's landmarks November 22, 2012

    Kolkata: Renowned German heritage conservationists will visit Kolkata this November to help draw conservation plans for four of the city's iconic landmarks. Touring the city for two days on Nov 28 and 29, a group of 10 German experts, including the director of Museum of Asian Art, Berlin, will visit...
  • Chennai's landmark arch to be removed August 29, 2012

    Chennai: For denizens of the city, it is never easy to digest the bringing down of a monument that they are so used to seeing every day. The Anna Arch perhaps is one such edifice that has been a part of every day life for scores who move in and...
  • Ex-players say Sachin will score 100th ton soon December 27, 2011

    New Delhi: The record 100th international century may have eluded Sachin Tendulkar once again, but former India cricketers believe that it's just a matter of time before the champion batsman reaches the milestone. "It's disappointing that Tendulkar missed the century once again. It's unfortunate, but hopefully he gets it in the...
  • 'Milestone playing on Tendulkar's mind' December 27, 2011

    Melbourne: The pressure of expectations surrounding his 100th international century will definitely be playing on Sachin Tendulkar's mind as the milestone once again eluded the champion batsman, said former Australia fast bowler Merv Hughes. Tendulkar fell just 27 runs short of the feat when he was done in by a beauty...
  • So what if Tendulkar hasn't reached 100? December 1, 2011

    'Sachin disappoints again.' 'Tendulkar dashes hopes.' 'Little Master falls short.' It is rather absurd that such headlines could be written about Sachin Tendulkar, who is by far the most celebrated and successful cricketer of our generation, and most likely the generations before that too. After all, this is a man who has...
  • NZ names mountain landmark after Edmund Hillary August 10, 2011

    Wellington: New Zealand will name a part of its highest mountain after one of its most famous citizens, Sir Edmund Hillary, the first man to scale Mount Everest, the government said on Wednesday. The South Ridge of Mt. Cook, which is also known by its Maori name Aoraki, will be...
  • UNESCO adds new sites to world heritage list June 25, 2011

    Moscow: The UNESCO has added many new landmarks on its World Heritage List, the global organisation reported on its website. Among the new sites are lake districts in China and Kenya, a coastline in Australia, a delta in Senegal and a string of Japanese islands. UNESCO identified the Kenya Lake System in...
  • Floating walkway to open up London's hidden past January 26, 2011

    London: A mile-long floating walkway on London's River Thames is being planned in the heart of the capital, allowing views of the city's hidden alleys, wharves and landmarks dating back to medieval times. The pontoon, known as the 'London River Park', will connect Blackfriars Bridge, on the western edge of...
  • Budget Trivia February 3, 2008

    R K Shanmukham Shetty presented independent India's first budget. The budget papers are printed in the Finance Ministry's press. A week before the budget is presented, the employees of the press stay in the ministry and have no means of communicating with the outside world. The 1991-92 final and interim Budgets...
  • Landmarks: Some food for thought | For couch potatoes August 15, 2007

    Gluttony, says the Bible, is a sin. Indians tend to disagree. "Happiness lies in a full, satiated stomach," chants my aunt as she plonks a sizzling, ghee-coated aloo paranthaon my plate, accompanied with a bowl of sweet curd. But home food aside, Indians are fast changing their eating habits. As...
  • Landmarks of 60 yrs: The big deal about the small screen August 15, 2007

    My next door neighbour, old Mrs Rao, was in a tizzy the other day. The reason? Her set top box had crashed and she just could not bear missing her daily dose of the Tulsi's and Parvati's that dot the silver screen. Well the cable guy was called, a temporary set...
  • Landmarks of 60 yrs: EMI your way to a rich lifestyle August 15, 2007

    Colonel uncle's Fiat Padmani was the talk of the neighbourhood. It was your typical case of neighbour's envy, owner's pride. He would strut around it, talk about his 'luxury' car in a loud voice and occasionally -- just once in a while when he was in a great mood --...
  • Landmarks: Banking on ATMs | Get rich August 15, 2007

    My father still expresses wonder at the marvel that is the Automatic Teller Machine. The concept of just swiping plastic, keying in a pin number and pocketing the cash which the 'money machine' belches out is nothing short of magic to the man who, till just a few years ago,...
  • Landmarks of 60 yrs: What is mobile number? August 15, 2007

    Once upon a time in India, the landline was a symbol of having arrived. People dropped names of people they knew in the government telephone agencies who could get them a 'connection in two days' and neighbours sheepishly requested if they could use your phone. Things slowly changed with the advent...
  • Landmarks of 60 yrs: Radio rocks August 15, 2007

    Harry Potter author JK Rowling has had a well-documented aversion to technology, particularly computers. Her wizarding world too does most things by ‘magic’ than technology. So, when reading the last Potter book Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows , I was rather surprised to find a sequence involving a...
  • Landmarks: 'Multiplex'perience | Radio rocks! August 15, 2007

    July 1998. Scorching heat, buzzing flies, a getting-longer-by-the-minute queue at the ticket counter, one for guys and the other for girls. At the Rs 10, line behind the then-single-screened Priya Cinema at Vasant Lok in Delhi, it was a regular scenario. College students, school kids and autorickshaw drivers were the...
  • Landmarks of 60 yrs: Wow WWW | What is mobile number? August 15, 2007

    A fly-over here, a Metro line there, farmlands to skyscrapers, farmers to millionaires, small cars to SUVs in multicolours… the face of India changes each time you blink your eyes. And slowly, over the 60 years since we gained Independence, the pace has been increasing. What does ‘Independence’ mean to a...