Vacation

  • Mariah Carey to spend 115,000 pounds to charter a private jet to fly her dogs to Britain for a holiday August 6, 2014

    London: Singer Mariah Carey is set to splash out 100,000 pounds to charter a private jet to fly her eight dogs to Britain for a holiday, and she has plans to shell out more for their luxury. The 44-year-old has decided to treat the eight pooches to a stay in a...
  • Over 90 former MPs, 22 former ministers seek more time to vacate government accommodation in Delhi June 18, 2014

    New Delhi: More than 90 former MPs and 22 former union ministers have sought more time to vacate their official bungalows in New Delhi. These leaders have requested the Union Urban Development Ministry to give them more time to vacate the government flats and bungalows in elite Lutyen's Delhi. June...
  • Administration extends summer vacations of schools till June 21 June 15, 2014

    East Singhbhum district administration on Saturday extended the summer vacation of private and government schools in view of the intense heat wave prevailing in the district for last fortnight, officials said Deputy Commissioner Amitabh Kaushal said the summer vacation for private schools upto STD-V and for government schools upto STD-VIII have...
  • Snapshot: Is that really you, Shreya Ghoshal? The singer is almost unrecognisable as she 'gets beachy' during vacation May 14, 2014

    She isn't an actor who has transformed her look for a film. But Shreya Ghoshal does know what it takes to draw everyone's attention. The popular singer, who has often been spotted in Indian costumes, looked almost unrecognizable when she uploaded a photo taken during one of her recent vacations....
  • Early summer vacation for Indore students due to intense heat wave April 26, 2014

    Indore administration has declared early summer vacation for students up to Class VIII in view of intense heat-wave conditions in the district. District Collector Aakash Tripathi has asked all government and private schools to stop teaching sessions and declare vacation for students from Class I to VIII, official sources said on...
  • What does Sachin Tendulkar do when he is not playing cricket? Photos of the extraordinary cricketer doing perfectly ordinary things in daily life April 24, 2014

    Sachin Tendulkar, who celebrated his 41st birthday on April 24, has long since taken off his batting gloves and walked home after a hero's farewell from cricket. But there is much more to the master sportsman than what he did all his life on the field. He is a Member...
  • Darjeeling still remains most popular destination for winter vacations December 15, 2013

    With Christmas knocking on the door, Darjeeling seems to be the most popular among Indians gearing up for winter vacations, according to a report. "An old-time favourite summer destination, Darjeeling, continues to remain the most favourite destination even during the winter season, as it is one of the famous hill stations...
  • Vacations can motivate workers to quit job: Study September 15, 2013

    New York: Bosses, please note! The long vacations your employees take have a side effect - the holiday may actually fuel their desire to quit their jobs. Nearly 70 per cent of employees are more likely to look for another job after coming back from a vacation, a new study has...
  • Sachin Tendulkar's son Arjun to debut in Kanga League: reports September 6, 2013

    Mumbai: Sachin Tendulkar's son Arjun will make his debut in the restructured Kanga League starting Sunday, the Indian Express reported on Friday. The newspaper quoted a Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) source as saying that 13-year-old Arjun "will be playing his first Kanga League where he will be competing with several...
  • Barack Obama says he is having a 'great time' with family on vacations August 17, 2013

    President Barack Obama says he's having a "great time as always" on vacation on Martha's Vineyard. Obama took his wife, Michelle, and daughters Malia and Sasha on a late morning bike ride on Friday through the Manuel F. Correllus State Forest in West Tisbury. The president made the comment during a...
  • Half of Internet users want a social media vacation July 14, 2013

    New York: More than 50 per cent of Internet users, suffering from social media overload, have either taken or have considered taking a "vacation" from social networking, a new US study has found. Irrelevant updates and a lack of time are the top reasons people desire a break from Facebook,...
  • Bosses ruining vacations for employees, says study June 30, 2013

    New York: Bosses may be ruining their employees' vacation by expecting them to work while on holiday, a new study has found. In the research, based on responses of 2,071 workers, around 54 per cent said their boss expects them to work while on vacation. Sixty-four per cent of workers said...
  • Ajay Devgn takes family for a vacation in London June 8, 2013

    Mumbai: 'Singham' star Ajay Devgn is on a month-long vacation in London with his actress wife Kajol and two kids. Devgn, 44, who was last seen in Sajid Khan's 'Himmatwala', recently completed shooting for Prakash Jha's political drama 'Satyagraha' along with Amitabh Bachchan. "Off today to london. The holiday is finally here....
  • Pitroda asks PM to reactivate GoM on spectrum vacation May 17, 2013

    New Delhi: Time is appropriate to "reactivate" the GoM on spectrum vacation that could free over 122 Mhz of radiowaves as DoT has almost completed alternate communication network for defence forces, Sam Pitroda, Adviser to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, has said. "With the anticipated completion of the terrestrial network for defence...
  • No leave from work, high airfares hit Indian holidayers December 16, 2012

    New Delhi: No leave from work, high airfares and persistent inflation were the biggest impediments this year for Indians planning a trip abroad which witnessed a 14 per cent drop from last year, a study has found. However, the number of domestic holidayers remained stable in comparison to last year...
  • India 4th most 'vacation-deprived' nation: Survey November 20, 2012

    New Delhi: Indians come on the top when it comes to preferring work over vacations and they tend to either cancel their holidays for urgent assignments or to indulge in office work even on off-days, a new survey says. Such holiday habits have made India the world's fourth most 'vacation-deprived'...
  • Delhi schools' summer vacation extended by 1 week July 1, 2012

    New Delhi: In view of the prevailing heat wave in the capital, the Delhi government on Sunday extended the summer vacation of city schools by one more week. All government schools and majority of private schools were scheduled to reopen on Monday but now they will reopen on July 9. The vacations...
  • E-mail vacations can boost productivity: Study May 5, 2012

    Washington: Being cut off from official e-mails not only lowers stress levels but also allows employees to concentrate far better, says a new study. During the study, researchers attached heart rate monitors to computer users in a suburban office setting. Software sensors detected how often they switched windows. People who read e-mails...
  • Space hotel to open by 2016? August 17, 2011

    London: It sounds like something straight out of a science fiction movie, and the ultimate fantasy of many travellers -- a vacation in space. But, for those fed up with overcrowded resorts with no room to move, it will be a real holiday with plenty of space, thanks to a...
  • Indians fourth most vacation deprived in world April 6, 2011

    New Delhi: India's Generation Y has emerged as the fourth most vacation deprived lot in the world as they are able to take an average of only 22 leave days annually, a survey has found. However, 35 per cent of those surveyed were not able to take more than 15 days...
  • DiCaprio's lavish holiday January 24, 2011

    Actor Leonardo DiCaprio organises fun-filled holiday for his celebrity friends every year, where they play watersports and poker games. The 36-year-old star was joined on this year's trip in January by girlfriend Bar Rafaeli, supermodel Naomi Campbell, actress Cameron Diaz and her boyfriend Alex Rodriguez, with the group enjoying activities such...
  • Tech Toyz: Gadgets that allow you play at work January 1, 2011

    Tech Toyz shows you gadgets that allow you play at work or work while playing. ...
  • Couple stalked by terror on every overseas holiday November 23, 2009

    London: For Jason and Jenny Cairns-Lawrence from Britain's West Midlands, the first anniversary of the Mumbai attacks comes as a sense of deja vu, as every time they went on holiday to New York, London or Mumbai, there was a terrorist attack. The husband-wife duo, dubbed the world's unluckiest couple, were...
  • Sudden surge in travel demands sends agents scurrying October 15, 2009

    New Delhi: Long weekends around Diwali festivity have made numerous families plan vacations to places far and wide. The sudden surge in travel has caused difficulties related to logistics and travel agents too are scurrying to meet customers' needs. ...
  • Photogallery: The Obamas go on a shopping spree August 31, 2009

    US President Barack Obama and his family were out on a shopping spree on August 30, 2009. The Obamas apparently had a whale of a time together. ...
  • Watch: Omar Abdullah goes river rafting August 6, 2009

    Srinagar: It's been a trying seven months for Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, who seems to be taking a welcome break. Battered by a wave of criticism over the Shopian rape and double murder, protests in Sopore and then the sex scandal, the CM is sure to enjoy...
  • Have kids? Go travel the world, new guide says July 10, 2009

    Singapore: They're probably the most high-maintenance companions any traveller will ever have, but a new guide aims to take the pain out of vacationing with children and giving their parents a break, too. Lonely Planet has completely revised its Travel with Children guidebook, which was first published in 1985, reissuing it...
  • Vacation mood sets in, hotels back in business May 27, 2009

    Mumbia: Hotels are slowly, but surely back in business. After a sluggish six months, travellers seem to be more willing to open their wallets. And this is reflecting in hotel bookings which have risen 5-10 per cent from January. “It has got back to normal business, what we would do...
  • TV talk: Tele stars' favourite holiday destinations January 16, 2009

    They are at the sets all day, working hard to bring you your daily dose of entertainment. But when tele stars are off sets, they sure know how to have a good time. We spoke to some television stars and asked them about their favourite spot in the whole world to...
  • Paparazzi catches Obama shirtless, on the beach December 24, 2008

    Washington: A new photo of President-elect Barack Obama vacationing in Hawaii has a lot of people talking - about his fitness and his security. ...