If you are planning to travel and India is your chepest option be prepared to budget for extra travel time. Europe also followed suit in most-delayed airports in the world.
FlightStats, a service that tracks historical and real-time flight information has found that only 49.95 percent of flights arrived in time in Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport. New Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport was second with 50.89 percent on-time arrival. Slideshow on the top airport with notorious arrival time record in 2008 gives the whole picture.
On the brighter side, airports in Japan and Korea had the least-delayed airports in the world in 2008. All Japanese and Korean airpots taken in study (out of 200 busiest airpots) had more than 82% on-time arrival. (more here)
… due to lack of electricity in the village !
Are we going in the same direction. 16 hours of load-shedding in Nepal is taking its toll in every sectors in daily lives. There was protest from electric vehicles (Safa Tempoos), that needs an average of 18 hours to get fully charged. Other sectors like hospitals, TV channels are widely covered in news medias. Some are even demanding for load-shedding free zones. But given the situation not even a tint of silver lining can be seen.
Well, let me continue the story I started with:
The youths in a small village some 20 kms from the capital of Indian province, Uttar Pradesh, can’t find brides willing to marry them all because they don’t have electricity in the village.
“An exercise to electrify the village was initiated in 1973 and electric poles were erected with power lines. But power supply was snapped after some years due to reasons unknown to us. There are only seven poles left now in the village,” said one of the villagers. (Times of India)
Be prepared to witness the worst!
How many text messages do you send in a day?
Doses hundreds of texts a day sound strange to you? If it does, be prepared to to hear about teens sending thousands of texts a day in coming days. Looks like there are fair amount of “obsessive texters” around.
Last month Hannah Brooke, 16, was quoted as sending 260 texts a day from her three mobile phones. That was four-hour-a-day work she was obsessed with.
But for now, it is learned that a 13 year old California girl has sent in an average of about 500 text messages a day in a month’s time. Actually it was 14,528 texts in a month.
Do you know somebody who can make the news next?
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