Rakshit Desai, Managing Director, FCM Travel Solutions India, Flight Centre Travel Group Australia’s Indian subsidiary, answers your questions on Travel — howtos, trends, recommendations and more. Send in your questions to: [email protected] I am an Indian passport holder and have an Australian visa. I am travelling from Mumbai to Melbourne via Kuala Lumpur with a long layover. Which Visa do you recommend to enter Malaysia? If you plan to leave the airport in Kuala Lumpur during your layover and explore the city, I would suggest you get a visa before your departure from Mumbai. Alternatively, you can get an "On Arrival Transit Visa" when you land in Malaysia, although its successful issuing will depend on your immigration officer. I and my partner have our wedding towards end of April 2020. Basis our research we understood that it would be a good time to visit Europe. Can you help us select some good destinations and an itinerary? Europe has now become a … [Read more...] about Ask the travel expert: Which places would be ideal for a visit in Europe during April?
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Facebook has added a set of Star Wars-themed features to Messenger to help fans of the franchise celebrate what looks like the last installment of the saga. ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ hits theatres next week. The update adds AR effects to video calls made using the Messenger app, and also video posted in the form of ‘Stories.’ These can be cross-posted to Facebook via Messenger, and will appear in the ‘Stories’ panel of the Facebook app. It can also be set as one’s Instagram Story; by downloading the video and re-posting on the Facebook-owned media-sharing app. "Jump into hyperspace and travel to a whole new world with the Lightspeed Effect. Then, you’ll be able to see yourself as part of the Resistance, gliding through the galaxies in Poe Dameron’s X-Wing with the Cockpit Effect. And don’t forget about the battle of the Dark vs. Light side of the Force! Now, you can use the Dark vs. Light Effect to choose your … [Read more...] about May the force be with you: Facebook Messenger adds ‘Star Wars’-themed AR effects, themes & emojis
The Dyson Pure Hot + Cool all-season air purifier may be a worthy product, but does it justify its premium price tag of Rs 54,900? IMAGE: Priyanka Chopra Jonas, who was shooting for The White Tiger in Delhi last month, voiced her concern about the city's poor air quality. Photograph: Kind courtesy Priyanka Chopra Jonas/Instagram Air pollution is no longer a seasonal issue. Most air purifiers do help minimise exposure to polluted air, at least indoors, but not all provide all-season utility. That is one gap that the Dyson Pure Hot + Cool seeks to plug. Designed by British home appliances manufacturer Dyson, the appliance doubles up as a fan and a hot air blower while also removing pollutants and harmful gases. These make the device versatile, especially for cities such as Delhi that witness varied weather conditions.But does the Dyson Pure Hot + Cool's all-season utility justify its hefty price tag? IMAGE: It comes with a tiny remote control. Photograph: Kind courtesy Dyson.in … [Read more...] about Review: Dyson Pure Hot + Cool air purifier
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Howdy, I’m your host, Houston Mitchell. Let’s get right to the news.ANGELSSo do you bat them Mike Trout-Anthony Rendon-Shohei Ohtani, or Rendon-Trout-Ohtani, or some other combination? That’s a good problem that Angels manager Joe Maddon will have next season, as the Angels agreed to a seven-year, $245-million deal with Rendon on Wednesday night at the baseball winter meetings in San Diego.Rendon, 29, cashed in on his best season as a major leaguer and was considered the top position player on the market. He had his choice of suitors, including the Dodgers, after declining the Washington Nationals’ reported offer of seven years and over $200 million at the end of the season. Advertisement The Texas Rangers had hoped Rendon, a Texas native raised in Houston, would sign with them out of a desire to play close to home. He was instead pulled to Anaheim, where Angels owner Arte Moreno has drawn other big-name free-agent position players such as Albert Pujols and … [Read more...] about The Sports Report: Angels get Anthony Rendon