110,000 people are killed every year in road accidents across India

A fierce blaze on board a bus sparked by an exploding fuel tank has killed at least 44 passengers in southern India, local police say.

The fire broke out early on Wednesday morning after the bus crashed into a central reservation on a highway between the cities of Bangalore and Hyderabad around 5am, Venkateshwarlu, a . . . → Read More: 110,000 people are killed every year in road accidents across India

Karachi in pictures

Karachi is to Pakistan what Pakistan is to the rest of the world – a place of contradictions! It is a really difficult task when one has to explain this city to a person who has only been exposed to it via the media.

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Breathtaking Swat

Karakoram Heli-Ski 2013: Breath-taking scenery in Pakistan

Fantastic. This is what the Pakistan Army is defending at 20000ft!


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The happiest places on Earth

Looking for the happiest place on Earth? No, it’s not in Anaheim, California. The world’s reserves of joy and well-being seem to be concentrated in Northern Europe, according to the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network‘s 2013 World Happiness Report.

Take a look at the infographic below for the world’s happiest countries, and how global happiness has . . . → Read More: The happiest places on Earth

Sunday snaps from the PIFD launch and more

Packing for vacation 101

Overloading your luggage with clothes and accessories you may not necessarily need during a vacation can be painful. So, pack smart according to the destination and duration of your holiday.

Here are some easy tips doled out by Kate Angliss, head of Merchandise of fashion e-tailer Kaleidoscope, as compiled by femalefirst.co.uk:

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Tribal Life

You don’t take a photograph; you make it, in the words of American photographer Ansel Adams. Taking realities and transforming them into art, some 17 photographers from the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) displayed their work at the National Art Gallery on Thursday.

Through the photo narratives, they discussed the unique perspectives and insights they . . . → Read More: Tribal Life

Chinese question why their tourists behave badly

From faking marriage certificates to get honeymoon discounts in the Maldives to letting children defecate on the floor of a Taiwan airport, Chinese tourists have recently found themselves at the center of controversy and anger.

Thanks to microblogging sites in China, accounts of tourists behaving badly spread like wildfire across the country, provoking disgust, ire . . . → Read More: Chinese question why their tourists behave badly

Madagascar Day Gecko

The combination of my passion for the natural world and my love of macro photography resulted in this shot of a baby Madagascar day gecko hiding in a succulent plant on my back deck in Spreckelsville, Maui. In the morning before work, I love to take my coffee with me to my . . . → Read More: Madagascar Day Gecko