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Amrutha Pagad

Amrutha Pagad

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Amrutha is a Senior Sub-editor at DailyO. She likes to write on technology, pop culture, lifestyle, travel and humour.

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I went glamping in Uttarakhand and this is how it turned out

The hills are calling and it's the perfect season for a vacation. But if you are someone who wants to enjoy the peace and tranquility of the hills, perhaps skipping the popular tourist spots would be a good idea.

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New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern is resigning: No longer have enough in the tank to do this job justice

New Zealand PM, Jacinda Ardern, is one of the most recognisable and even celebrated world leaders, thanks to her fresh and empathetic style of leadership. And now she's announced her surprise resignation.

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Jams Don't Lie cos Shakira caught Gerard Pique cheating on her with some help from strawberry

Colombian singer Shakira's latest release, Out Of Your League, with Argentinian DJ Bizarrap, is breaking records as the most-watched new Latin song in YouTube's history. But the story behind the song is making more headlines than the song itself.

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Are you loud quitting or rage applying at work? 2023 Workplace trends you need to know

How are you doing at work today? Are you staring daggers at everything in sight with a smile on your face? Or are you in a phase where you just cannot care enough? Or are you for a change actually having some fun at work (fun+work, two words that haven't been used together in a while)?

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Hotel Leela Palace Delhi duped of Rs 23 lakh by Indian Anna Delvey Md Sharif who posed as UAE royal staff

In what seems like an Indian version of the Anna Delvey story, a man has managed to dupe luxury hotel chain Leela Palace in Delhi of over Rs 23 lakh. The man identified as Md Sharif posed as an employee of the UAE royal family, stayed at the luxury hotel for months and fled without paying the bills.

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Nepal plane crashes have killed 355 foreigners in 30 years, 60 percent of total deaths

The recent Nepal plane crash of Yeti Airlines Flight YT-961 is the worst air incident in the Himalayan country in 30 years. But it brings up the question of the number of foreigners who have died in Nepal plane crashes.

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Nepal plane crash Facebook Live video brings back the question, what happens if you use phone on flight?

The Yeti Airlines plane crash in Nepal is the third worst aviation incident in the Himalayan country. Two videos taken just seconds before the plane crash have left the whole world shocked.

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Nepal has the worst flight record with 15 air crashes in 20 years and 315 dead

Seventy-two people were on their way to Pokhara, a tourist town in Nepal. Some were on a holiday, some were infants, and some were locals. A co-pilot was seconds away from achieving her goal of becoming a Captain. But it took less than a minute for all that to turn into flames and smoke as the plane carrying them crashed just seconds before landing.

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Russia and Ukraine take the war to Miss Universe costume stage

Ukraine and Russia are fighting a battle on the Miss Universe stage too. The annual Miss Universe National Costume Contest this year saw contestants representing their cultures with their dresses.

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Fallen Crypto King Sam Bankman-Fried in new blog says Binance CEO targeted FTX

The fallen King of Crypto, Sam Bankman-Fried, spoke up for the first time in a blog post, after his arrest in the FTX bankruptcy and fraud case. He repeated the same thing he’s been saying since the collapse of the crypto trading firm, that he did not steal the billions of dollars.

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A 68-year-old Gujarati man had sex on a WhatsApp video call and he lost Rs 2.7 crore

Scammers are coming up with creative ways to steal your money. In one such case, a 68-year-old businessman from Gujarat was conned of Rs 2.7 crore in a few months after one wrong WhatsApp video call.

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Elon Musk and 5 other billionaires teach you how to lose billions of dollars

We hear inspiring stories of people who went from rags to riches, but we also need to hear the stories of those who went from riches to rags. The wise saying goes: It is not about how much money you can earn, it is about how much you can keep and multiply. 

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SpiceJet locked passengers on aerobridge for an hour, claims flyer in viral video on Instagram

Boarding a flight has turned into a trauma-inducing experience for several Indians these days as domestic airlines' hospitality has stooped to record new lows. In the latest, a viral video shows passengers of a SpiceJet flight at Delhi airport stranded at the aerobridge and ignored by the staff.

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Forget Shark Tank, Ashneer Grover will gift a Mercedes if you stay at his new startup Third Unicorn for 5 years

Ashneer Grover, the potty-mouth entrepreneur, has started building a new startup, Third Unicorn, after being unceremoniously kicked out of his last company, BharatPe. In the latest, Grover shared a teaser for Third Unicorn on LinkedIn, looking for new hires and investors.

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Henley Passport Index 2023 is out and where does India rank?

Your passport is the deciding factor at several places on whether you get held up for long or dismissed fast at the immigration check when you travel abroad (mostly for racist reasons). It also decides how you can travel to different countries and whether you will be entangled in the red tape or breeze into the airport without planning.

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Man kidnaps Bumble date, locks her up without food or water and assaults her for 5 days

Bumble dating has another horror story coming in from the US. A man was arrested for kidnapping and assaulting (including sexual assault) a woman he met on Bumble. The woman was kept locked at his apartment for nearly five days, beaten up, sexually assaulted, and starved of food and water, before she managed to escape.

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A new Covid variant called XBB.1.5 is in town and Elon Musk has nothing to do with it

The world is still watching and biting its nails in nervousness over whether a Covid surge is on the cards this year. China is an exception and a concern. And amidst this, there is a new variant on the block, once again. It is called the XBB.1.5. And despite how similar the name sounds, it has no relation with Elon Musk's kid.

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Putin declares Orthodox Christmas ceasefire with Ukraine. The Church and two calendars are behind it

After over 10 months of waging war in Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin felt like proposing a ceasefire. Putin suggested a ceasefire for 36 hours on all lines of conflict with Ukraine citing Orthodox Christmas celebrations.

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What to do if your flight is delayed by the fog?

Taking a flight has become a cumbersome and uncertain process nowadays. First, it was the holiday season rush and now it is the severe fog conditions, resulting in delays. This week, over a hundred flights were delayed at Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport due to dense fog and visibility issues.

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Prince Harry in new autobiography says William hit him during fight over Meghan

The Kardashians are no match for the British royal family when it comes to commercialising their family drama. And there's more juice coming from the royal (ex-royal?) quarters from across the Atlantic.

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Capt Shiva Chouhan is the first woman officer to be deployed at Siachen where life is tough as hell

India just got the first woman officer operationally deployed at the world's highest battleground - Siachen. Captain Shiva Chouhan trained for a month at the Siachen Battle School for the posting.

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3 Russians have died mysteriously in Odisha in a fortnight

Odisha, a state in eastern India on the Bay of Bengal, has become an unlikely place for multiple mysterious deaths of Russian nationals. A week after two Russians died days apart at a hotel in Odisha, a third Russian has also been found dead aboard a cargo ship in the same state.

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New CCTV video shows Delhi woman was with friend when car hit their scooty in Sultanpuri

There's a new twist to the Delhi New Year accident case. Reportedly, the victim was not alone at the time of the accident and was accompanied by a pillion rider.

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Covid rips through China, 10 countries impose curbs on passengers from Jinpingland

Covid-19 is exploding in China even though Xi Jinping says that the "light of hope is right in front of us". In the latest, several more countries have imposed restrictions on travellers coming from China in a bid to stop the entry of possible new Covid-19 variants. 

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Delhi girl hit by car, dragged for 4 km in Sultanpuri on New Year, chilling video raises questions

New Year opened on a grim and monstrous note for Delhi after a 23-year-old girl was hit by a car and dragged for several kilometres. The 23-year-old victim's body was found naked on the road when the police finally reached the spot.

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Kim Jong-un gifts North Korea a new missile on New Year

Things are tense on the Korean peninsula. The beginning of 2023 set up the tone that North Korea and South Korea are taking for the future of their relations.

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From Twitter to IRCTC, data leak is making its way to the dark web. Here’s how it can be used against you

You must have come across headlines like "400 million Twitter users data leaked" or "3 crore IRCTC users data leaked and up for sale on the dark web". But do you know how the leaked data can be used against you?

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Andrew Tate detained in Romania rape case. Trolling Greta Thunberg and a pizza box proved too costly

The internet was in splits just yesterday as two famous people from opposite ends of the ideological spectrum - Greta Thunberg, teen climate change activist and Andrew Tate, "alpha male", misogynist influencer, faced off in a series of tweets.

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China is sending flights full of Covid positive people to the world in terrifying 2020 deja vu

The world is eager to welcome 2023 where Covid can finally be left in the past and where wearing a face mask is not mandatory. But as soon as things seem to be getting back to normal, China is blowing up with record-breaking Covid infections. The problem? China has opened up and Chinese people are flying all over the world... with Covid.

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Passengers on Thai Smile Bangkok to Kolkata flight reveal why the ugly fight broke out in that viral video

It seems like Indians are climbing the ranks when it comes to flying into rage on flights, right behind some Americans. A video is going viral of a Thai Smile flight from Bangkok to Kolkata, showing a few passengers getting into a literal boxing match.

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