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Nilgiris Railway to get heritage status

While the long-cherished dream of getting heritage status to the Nilgiris Mountain Railway may not be too far away, the railways are now more concerned about how to make the train more......

For the love of Ruskin Bond

Archana Masih/Rediff.com talks to India’s most loved writer. Ruskin Bond shows the first pages of the autobiography he is working on. Photo: Seema Pant. Ruskin Bond laughs a lot and talks as......

Danger in the hills

Extensive anthropogenic interference, as part of developmental activities, is a significant factor that increases this hazard manifold. As a result, the landscape in the Himalayan, north-eastern......

Superman in a veshti: 12 hours with A Raja

The popular perception is that Raja will be fighting with his back to the wall, given the enormity of the charges against him in the 2G scam, but all it takes is for one to follow his campaign......

13 killed, 60 missing in glacial lake burst in Nepal

A glacial lake burst on Saturday in the high Himalayan region in northwestern Nepal sweeping away houses, farms, cattles near the tourist resort of Pokhara, killing at least 13 people and leaving......

Heritage Nilgiris Mountain Rail to get a facelift

The Unesco-acclaimed World Heritage Nilgiris Mountain Railway, whose train featured in the famous Chhaiyaa, Chhaiyaa song, is all set to get the much-needed facelift.The metre-gauge train, which......

How realtors have profited from rising India, China

In the days of the Raj, the British and the maharajas used to retreat from the hot and humid capitals of Calcutta, Delhi, Bombay, Bangalore, and Madras and head for the hills. They created a......

30 STUNNING heritage trains of the world

A heritage railway tells a lot about a particular nation and its history. It adds to a country's glamour quotient and draws tourists from across the world. Such a rail is, at times, run by......

Railways to go for JVs to enhance rolling stock

Railways is embarking on public-private joint venture to produce 1,000 units each of diesel and electric locomotives over the next 10 years to enhance their rolling stock, a Railway Board member......

India's top second-home spots

India's second-home market might not be steaming, but it's still pretty hot.According to a study conducted by Kapston.com, a Bangalore-based E-business consulting firm, second-home sales in India......

Rishi Kapoor to play 90-year-old grandfather

Rishi Kapoor plays a 90-year old grandfather in Shakun Batra's Kapoor & Sons. His grandchildren are played by Fawad Khan, Siddharth Malhotra and Alia Batt, and the shooting is underway in......

This Indian Navyman ran the toughest marathon on earth

Not everyone completes the Badwater Marathon, Breeze Sharma did so, the fastest Indian ever.Rediff.com's Laxmi Negi spoke to the Indian Navyman to find out how he did it. Not every man survives a......

To the Nilgiris for a bicycle 'kick'

Seventy people who do not know each other will meet for the first time and get an opportunity to extend their passion. How this happens is an interesting story that unfolds on a 900 kilometre......
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Teabox reaches 100 countries with fresh tea

MUMBAI, Jan 11: Teabox, a global direct to consumer e-commerce tea company, today said it has reached more than 100 countries globally in the span... ...

http://www.dailyexcelsior.com/458013-2/
This 19-Year-Old Cycled over 800 Km in a Week, Conquering the Gruelling Tour of Nilgiris

The Tour de France needs little introduction, and is the most iconic endurance cycling event in the world. Almost a decade old, the Tour of... ...

https://in.news.yahoo.com/tbi-blogs-19-old-cycled-081618536.html
Southern Railway introduces 'train captains' in Blue Mount Express

COIMBATORE: The Salem division on Sunday introduced the 'train captain' services on Nilgiris Express to address grievances of passengers instantly... ...

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/coimbatore/southern-railway-introduces-train-captains-in-blue-mount-express/articleshow/56412595.cms
Kerala's avian diversity gets richer

The avian species diversity of Kerala got a boost in the last days of 2016 with BirdLife International dividing a species in two. BirdLife... ...

http://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/science/Kerala%E2%80%99s-avian-diversity-gets-richer/article17004904.ece
Clamour again for night rides in NMR ahead of Pongal fest

Ooty : The Nilgiri Mountain Railway (NMR) aficionados here called for operating night picnic train rides, in tune with 2002 and 2007 night train... ...

http://www.deccanchronicle.com/nation/in-other-news/040117/clamour-again-for-night-rides-in-nmr-ahead-of-pongal-fest.html

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