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Linking India’s rivers: critics rally to protest ‘illegal and unnecessary’ plans

Plans to connect 37 rivers in India to prevent flooding and drought have been criticised for large-scale displacement and environmental destruction<p>After four decades of debate, India’s plans to connect its rivers finally got underway last September. Drums were played, bright yellow flowers were …

India

Book Review: Hidden Britain by Alvin Nicholas

Books: Hidden Britain by Alvin Nicholas<p><i>Tourism with a twist? Tired of the same old tours and droning guides? Alvin Nicholas’s book on manors,</i> …

6 Ways to Love Your Life More

Many of us are unhappy in their lives. We believe that if only we earned more money, were thinner, were married (or single), had more friends, then we would be happy. What we fail to realize is that lasting happiness doesn't come from anything outside of ourselves, nor does it just happen for some …

Happiness

5 Toxic Habits That Are Destroying Your Happiness

In the quest for eternal happiness we are often blind to the things that take it away from us or prevent us from having it. We get so caught up in …

Being Yourself Can Make You Happier, According to Research

I’d revise it to “be your <i>best</i> self.”<p>People who deliberately exercised their signature strengths — those qualities they were uniquely best at, the …

India's jobs crisis: Why millions are applying for a handful of lowly government jobs

<b>New Delhi (CNN) —</b> When the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh advertised 368 government jobs last month, something very strange happened: 2.3 million applications flooded in. These weren't spectacular, life-changing opportunities; most of the jobs were those of "peons" or office boys, paid around $240 a …

'Digital India' lags behind in world internet race

<b>India appears to be falling behind in the global race for mobile internet and broadband penetration, the latest UN figures show.</b><p>India's ranking on broadband penetration dropped to 131 in 2014 - lower by six places since the last year - according to a Unesco report covering 189 countries and titled …

India

Six Books to Read Before You Visit India

Recent reads that are guaranteed to inspire your next trip.<p>Before travel became a widely accessible pastime, visiting the far corners of the world …