Sudhar Raman

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4 Tips for Creating Compelling HDR Photography

HDR tends to have a bad name in the world of photography. Type the words ‘HDR photography' into google images and you'll get an idea why. Florescent …

20 business books to read this summer

Summer is the perfect time to catch up on your reading, and there are plenty of great business books to add to your list.<p>We’ve picked our favorite …

Abusive gestures and how to avoid making them on holiday

Sometimes words are not enough. From the fist on the forehead - a South American gesture indicating stupidity - to the hand-on-elbow mimicry of a pepper mill that infers craziness in Italy, there is an astonishing variety of gestures that foreigners use to convey what they are too polite to say out …

South America

5 Spots With The Clearest Waters In The World

By: Gianni Jaccoma<p><i>Credit: Flickr/Marjan Lazarevski</i><p>How many times have you visited a beach or a lake, only to be tragically disappointed by the murkiness of the water? Sure, you could go for a swim in there if you <i>really</i> wanted, but there's no way of knowing if whatever brushed your leg was seaweed, …

10 reasons we've fallen for Germany

Europe’s second most-popular holiday destination is Germany – and that is official. Figures from IPK International’s World Travel Monitor show that 50 million Europeans took time off in Germany last year.<p>For the British, Germany’s hosting of the World Cup in 2006 marked a turning point. Since then, …

11 fascinating farm blogs

From backyard chicken keepers to serious sheep shearers, these online storytellers embrace rural life.<p>Whether you're dreaming of raising goats or you …

Climate-smart agriculture takes root in Africa

“There are opportunities even in the most difficult moments,” said Wangari Maathai, the internationally renowned activist acknowledged for her …

The Tigak archipelago stretches into the Pacific off the east of Papua New Guinea, all the way to a tiny island inhabited by a happy couple only too glad of its ghostly reputation<p>Starlight was skittering across the waves and a few giant fruit bats were heading towards the middle of the island. …

Papua New Guinea

8 Travel Apps That Work Better Than A Guidebook

<i>by Emily Price</i><p>Skip pricey bus or walking tours on your next trip and instead download these apps, which offer historical insight and cool bits of trivia about areas around the world. Bonus: you won't have to lug around a guidebook.<p>Photo: Image Source / Alamy<p>Walking tours are a great way to learn …

A new way of generating power from tides

The search for alternative energy sources in the age of climate change has overlooked tidal energy: a vast and unexploited worldwide resource.<p>For …

Photograph: Alamy<p>Promenade des Anglais.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/3/9/1425898622850/47db449f-39d7-4e24-996b-2bc6a1084cc6-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Alamy<p>Promenade des …

European Travel

What You Need to Know about Vegetable Cross-Breeding

Scientists are using ancient methods to create delicious new vegetable crossbreeds—and chefs are taking notice.<p><i>Scientists are using ancient methods</i> …

Pumphouse Point

Tasmania, Australia<p>Built in the 1930s as a hydroelectricity station, this remarkable hotel conversion is split between the waterside Shorehouse and the Pumphouse, set 900ft out in the lake. It's tucked into a quiet bay on Lake St Clair at the southern end of the World Heritage Cradle Mountain-Lake …

National Parks

How to Program Your Mind to Stop Buying Crap You Don’t Need

We all buy things from time to time that we don't really need. It's okay to appeal to your wants every once in a while, as long as you're in control. …

Personal Finance

Expert guide to Slovenia

Essential information<p><b>British embassy:</b> 4th floor, TR3 Building, Trg Republike 3, Ljubljana 1000 (00 386 1 200 39 10; gov.uk; info@british-embassy.si)<p><b>Tourist information: t</b>here are two tourist offices in Ljubljana, one for the country and one for the capital. The Slovenian Tourist Information Centre …

10 incredible day trips from Vancouver

There's so much to see and do in Vancouver that you might forget to check out what the surrounding area has to offer. A transport hub with great access to the rest of BC, Vancouver is the perfect jumping-off point for day trips into the region. Here are our top 10 escapes from the city.<p>Steveston<p>An …

Vertical farm can make 44,000 pounds of tomatoes on the side of a parking lot

Project lets Wyoming town keep growing food all year long<p>The Wyoming town of Jackson gets long and bitter winters. One mile above sea level in a landlocked state, months of heavy snow leave the town unable to grow much of its own produce, forcing it to import fresh fruit and vegetables from other …

Access to the spectacular pre-Inca ruins of Kuelap is set for a giant leap once a cable car service opens next year, but locals face being bypassed and could lose their livelihoods<br>• <b>Read David Hill on the latest stories from South and Central America</b><br>• <b>Top 10 hotels in Cusco and the Sacred Valley</b><p>“It’s …

South America

Learn to Become a Less Autocratic Manager

Mark, a ten-year veteran of the pharmaceutical R&D world with a Ph.D. in statistics, was the obvious choice to lead the SAS software and data management group of a global healthcare corporation when the current director suddenly departed. Having managed a small team of bio-statisticians …

6 everyday products you didn't know harm the environment

Next time you look under your bathroom sink, you might just find a number of everyday items that are ruining the planet.<p>Many products we use to stay …

Skin Care

7 Ways to Capture Someone’s Attention

Your long-term success depends on winning the attention of others. If your boss doesn’t notice your work, how will you get a promotion? If your team doesn’t listen to you, how can you lead effectively? And if you can’t capture the attention of clients, how does your business or career …