You see, when a person has a first class ticket in China, they can stroll into the fanciest VIP airport lounge and grab whatever they want because once you’re inside that VIP lounge, anything you want—yes, including food—is free.
VIP Lounge Meal
Kwong Wah Yit Poh is a genius of man in China, who took advantage of the free perks of those airport lounges. He booked a first class ticket on China Eastern Airlines and went to the VIP airport lounge at the Xi’an airport in Shaanxi, China and ate a delicious meal before his flight. Just like any first class traveler would. Except he never takes the flight. After he finished eating, the man changed his flight’s departure for another day and went back home. Until tomorrow. Armed with a brand new first class ticket for a new day, he comes back to the airport lounge, eats another fantastic free meal and after he finishes up, yep, pushes his flight back again.
In fact, he pretty much got a year of free meals out of this trick because,
he changed his flight itinerary over 300 times in the same year. The man sure knows how to work a loophole.
The best part though?
When China Eastern Airlines started investigating this heroic man for changing his flights too many times, he simply canceled his airplane ticket and got a full refund. Well done, sir. Well done.
This one. Look at the caption at top right.
What are some mind blowing facts about Indian Railways?
When it comes to connectivity, very few modes of transport can compare to the Indian Railways. No other form of travelling makes you feel part of this large diverse nation the way an Indian train journey does. Sure there might be a few inconveniences along the way but the positives outweigh the negatives. Here are 12 joys of travelling by an Indian Train.
1. Travelling with friends by train is an experience that’s tough to beat.
2. The Railway Station kulhad is like some magical potion that tastes different from any other chai you have ever tasted.
3. There might not be a TV inside the train but you will see sights that define the real India up close when you’re gazing through the windows.
4. Ordering train food and eating it on the little collapsible tray next to the window.
5. Reading a book or playing cards while slowly drifting off to sleep in the snuggly sleeper class.
6. Witnessing the flora and fauna of your country whizzing past you.
7. Interacting with genuinely diverse and interesting characters from different walks of life.
8. Witnessing the hustle and bustle at an Indian railway station is an experience like no other.
9. Getting off at in between stations and taking in the ambience before continuing on your journey.
10. You don’t need any decorum inside the train, want to laugh out loud? Go ahead, laugh out loud.
11. Watching real life Bollywood unfurl before you through tearful goodbyes and new beginnings.
12. The most beautiful bit, the Indian Railways has something to offer to every person, irrespective of which section of the society he or she belongs to.
Such is life, when Billion Dollar branding goes for a toss :p
Once a group of 500 people were attending a seminar. Suddenly the speaker stopped and decided to do a group activity. He started giving each person a balloon. Each person was then asked to write their name on it using a marker pen. Then all the balloons were collected and put in another room.
The people were then let into that room and asked to find the balloon which had their name written on it within 5 minutes. Everyone was frantically searching for their name, colliding with each other, pushing around others and there was utter chaos.
At the end of 5 minutes no one could find their own balloon.
Then, the speaker asked each person to randomly collect a balloon and give it to the person whose name was written on it. Within minutes everyone had their own balloon.
The speaker then began, “This is happening in our lives. Everyone is frantically looking for happiness all around, not knowing where it is.
Our happiness lies in the happiness of other people. Give them their happiness; you will get your own happiness. And this is the purpose of human life…the pursuit of happiness.”
Finding a daily routine to include yoga in your life isn’t always easy and excuses can sometimes prevent you from creating a healthy and regular yoga routine.
This article focuses on the ways to ensure that yoga becomes a daily routine for you that is both enjoyable and beneficial.
- A flowing activity that increases your awareness of breathing
- A standing posture
- A side stretch
- A forward bend
- A backbend
- A twist
- An abdominal strengthener
- A balance
- An inversion
- Another forward bend
- Final relaxation (Pranayama and meditation). You can choose to spend as long as you like in this final step.
P.S – Expect gradual improvement, not miracles. :D
Shyam Sharan Negi, 97 the first voter of India, with his wife Hira Mani at his village Kalpa near Recong Peo, Kinnaur.
Shyam has voted in every election since the first general elections in 1951 and will be voting on May 7. :)
Dancer Adrianne Haslet-Davis, left, performs on stage with dancer Christian Lightner at the 2014 TED Conference, in Vancouver, British Columbia.
She was a dancer who lost her left leg in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. She took to the stage with a new prosthetic limb to perform for the first time since losing part of her left leg. After 200 days of work, for the first time she danced a rumba on her new leg, to raucous applause from the crowd.
See her above, with dance partner Christian.
With her husband Adam Davis, an Air Force captain, they were both injured in the Marathon bombings.