Vacation

  • Darjeeling still remains most popular destination for winter vacations 15-12-2013 12:38 PM

    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...
  • Vacations can motivate workers to quit job: Study 15-09-2013 05:06 PM

    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...
  • Sachin Tendulkar's son Arjun to debut in Kanga League: reports 06-09-2013 11:42 AM

    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 17-08-2013 11:58 AM

    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...
  • Half of Internet users want a social media vacation 14-07-2013 03:20 PM

    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 30-06-2013 12:37 PM

    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...
  • Ajay Devgn takes family for a vacation in London 08-06-2013 04:27 PM

    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...
  • Pitroda asks PM to reactivate GoM on spectrum vacation 17-05-2013 08:55 PM

    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...
  • No leave from work, high airfares hit Indian holidayers 16-12-2012 10:20 AM

    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 20-11-2012 01:13 PM

    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'...
  • The summer (vacations) nostalgia

    Delhi Musings |  Shormishtha Panja
    Summer vacations are a very complicated time for parents nowadays. Should one send one's daughter to a Vedic Maths class? Is one's son old enough...

  • Blowing hot, blowing cold

    Mamma Mania |  Shabia Ravi Walia
    It's vacation time and my daughter's looking out for kids to play with and in the process throwing up a lot of extreme revelations. One...

  • Space hotel to open by 2016? 17-08-2011 06:43 PM

    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...
  • For my fellow shallows, call me shallow if you may

    Fashion Flaneur |  Sharadiya Dasgupta
    So last week I was holidaying on a charming island with sun kissed, white sand beaches and turquoise blue waters that blended into green towards...

  • Indians fourth most vacation deprived in world 06-04-2011 02:41 PM

    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...
  • DiCaprio's lavish holiday 24-01-2011 11:33 AM

    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...
  • Tech Toyz: Gadgets that allow you play at work 01-01-2011 07:19 PM

    Tech Toyz shows you gadgets that allow you play at work or work while playing. ...
  • Sudden surge in travel demands sends agents scurrying 15-10-2009 03:50 AM

    Diwali weekend approaches; travel bookings surged by almost 15-20 pc. ...
  • Watch: Omar Abdullah goes river rafting 06-08-2009 11:20 AM

    J-K Chief Minister Omar Abdullah is taking a welcome break. ...
  • Paparazzi catches Obama shirtless, on the beach 24-12-2008 03:48 PM

    A shirtless photo of Obama vacationing in Hawaii has people taking. ...
  • Swap house to cut vacation costs 26-07-2008 05:23 PM

    Wellington: Veteran left-arm spinner Daniel Vettori will miss New Zealand's tour to South Africa starting later this month because of an Achilles tendon injury. The 33-year-old Vettori, who has taken 359 wickets in 111 Tests, picked up the injury during the Twenty20 World Cup in Sri Lanka in September. He...
  • Delhi school kids enjoy second winter break 30-01-2008 11:23 PM

    London: Sri Lankan seamer Farveez Maharoof has insisted that the team is not distracted by reports that batsman Upul Tharanga failed a dope test during the World Cup, saying the players have not even discussed the matter as they are focussed on the ongoing Test series against England. Tharanga is...
  • Kids can outsource homeworks now 26-06-2007 06:32 PM

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