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Poetry on stone: Timeless genre in revival across India (Feature, With image)


June 11th, 2012 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) It is 6.30 in the morning as a group of 12 poets assemble at the Purana Gumbad in Lodi Gardens Sunday under the banner ... Read more...

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Chain snatchers and their new tricks


June 4th, 2012 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 4 (IANS) The next time you go for an evening walk or a visit to the market and a 'policeman' accosts you, chides you for wearing gold ... Read more...

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Poor Muslim women connect to global fashion with crafts (With Image)


June 3rd, 2012 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 3 (IANS) Marginalised Muslim craftswomen and weavers in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and in the capital are making an international connection with their work thanks to two ... Read more...

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Tuning in to tune out stress - the Bollywood way (With Images)


May 31st, 2012 - 12:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) "I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music," Albert Einstein once said. And ... Read more...

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India becoming a designer baby factory: Author Kishwar Desai (With Image)


May 31st, 2012 - 11:14 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) Life is no longer a gift of love; it is being created with care to fit specifications furnished by parents in the age of surrogacy ... Read more...

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Chandigarh’s ‘Stu-C’ remains hot-spot even after decades (Feature)(With Images)


May 27th, 2012 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 27 (IANS) It may not be a pilgrimage spot but not one student on the Panjab University (PU) campus here would say that he or she has not ... Read more...

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‘Escape’ to Naukuchiatal - where the music played on


May 23rd, 2012 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
Naukuchiatal (Uttarakhand), May 23 (IANS) The hills of Naukuchiatal were alive with the sound of music with bands, painters and graffiti artists from all over the world gathering at the ... Read more...

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Reading tables! For laughs and for tips on life (With Images)


May 23rd, 2012 - 1:10 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 23 (IANS) We've seen them on monuments, trees and walls. But the art of doodling has taken on a new meaning in Panjab University with messages and ... Read more...

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Life beyond telly: Actors in alternate businesses (Feature)


May 14th, 2012 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) Acting is their passion, but the profession doesn't guarantee long-term stability. So a bevy of actors, including Ronit Roy, Hiten Tejwani and Rakshanda Khan, ... Read more...

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Te Aroha - for hilly holiday with colonial feel (Feature, With Images)


May 10th, 2012 - 1:56 pm ICT by IANS
Mukteshwar (Uttarakhand), May 10 (IANS) Looking for a colonial style holiday spot in the mountains? Nestled in Dhanachuli village, a few kilometres from this popular destination, is the Te Aroha ... Read more...

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Endangered pheasant species multiply in Himalayan park (With Image)


May 8th, 2012 - 12:46 pm ICT by IANS
Kullu (Himachal Pradesh), May 8 (IANS) The presence of the highly endangered, elusive western tragopan can now be felt more clearly in the Great Himalayan National Park in Himachal Pradesh, ... Read more...

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Bollywood goes back and forth in time (Feature)


May 5th, 2012 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) Whether it is rewinding back to the 1910s or fast forwarding into 2050, Bollywood filmmakers are going back and forth in time with films ... Read more...

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Brand hungry? Beware of counterfeits (Feature)


May 4th, 2012 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) So your friend told you about this tiny, hidden away shop in a busy market that sells well-known international branded clothes, shoes and accessories at ... Read more...

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From guns to gardening, Kashmir militant returns home


May 4th, 2012 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
Shopian (Jammu and Kashmir), May 4 (IANS) Do they thank god or the government? An extraordinary question in the conflict-ridden politics of the Kashmir valley, but the Dars in ... Read more...

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Candid maternity talk with men - from behind veil (Feature, With Images)


May 4th, 2012 - 11:41 am ICT by IANS
Beh Charan (Rajasthan), May 4 (IANS) "Did your prasav (delivery) go off well this time?" "Was the jaapa (birth) without any problems?" These are questions that a male health worker ... Read more...

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India’s biscuit industry heading towards premiumisation (Feature)


May 3rd, 2012 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 3 (IANS) India's Rs.150-billion ($3 billion) biscuit industry, the third largest in the world, is witnessing a major shift towards 'premiumisation' as consumer preferences change, fuelled by soaring ... Read more...

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Can anyone make Goa’s cabbies charge by meter? (Letter from Goa)


May 3rd, 2012 - 1:11 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, May 3 (IANS) When was the last time you alighted from a flight or train to Goa and paid cab fare by the meter to your hotel? Thanks to ... Read more...

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From translation screens to ACs, gurdwaras go hi-tech (Feature)


May 2nd, 2012 - 1:51 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh/Amritsar, May 2 (IANS) The afternoon heat outside bothers none. As the gathering of the devout listens to hymns in air-conditioned comfort, the English translation of the lyrics appears on ... Read more...

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Crimes in showbiz: Who’s to blame?


April 23rd, 2012 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) The spate of recent crimes in showbiz involving Meenakshi Thapa and Simran Sood and the twist involving Anuj Tikku have raised questions over what makes ... Read more...

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Hand shadowgrapher Amar Sen holds infinity in his palm (With Images)


April 23rd, 2012 - 1:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 23 (IANS) Amar Sen knows literally how to create the world with his fingers. With a swish and a flick of his fingers, grains of sand transform into ... Read more...

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Where Jesus’ language Aramaic lives on in Syrian village


April 22nd, 2012 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
Malula (Syria), April 22 (IANS) Far from the sounds of gunfire and civil conflict that embroil Syria lurks an oasis of faith and miracles in this tiny village perched ... Read more...

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Bloggers: Latest brand ambassadors to sell products


April 17th, 2012 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) A friend asks you to try a product she vouches for. Chances are you will go ahead and buy it the next time you ... Read more...

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She braves bullets to bring healthcare to women (Feature)


April 16th, 2012 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, April 16 (IANS) The frail and seemingly calm Udasi Sahu manages to conceal the excitement of her first plane journey. But the 42-year-old health worker can't conceal the thrill ... Read more...

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Parenting moving towards mutual growth, freedom


April 15th, 2012 - 11:37 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) Do your homework, eat whatever is on the table and don't ever try to be naughty. Parenting has moved beyond the reprimands and stern etiquette ... Read more...

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Bollywood in action: Death spotlights safety measures


April 14th, 2012 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 14 (IANS) From jumping cars to hanging from a skyscraper to sky diving, stunts in the Indian entertainment industry have come a long way. Stuntman Shailendra Singh ... Read more...

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Kanpur boy who never missed a class in 14 years


April 8th, 2012 - 11:53 am ICT by IANS
Kanpur, April 8 (IANS) In a country where bunking classes is common, a 17-year-old Muslim boy stands out in stark contrast. He has not missed a single class in 14 ... Read more...

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Better health increases age: World Health Day


April 7th, 2012 - 1:48 am ICT by admin
By Professor (Dr) Susya Kant - CNS Special on World Health Day (CNS): In India, population more than 60 years of age in 2001 was 6.9% which is now increased to 8.3% (2011) ... Read more...

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Hello, This Is Nature’s Call From A Garbage Heap!


April 7th, 2012 - 1:15 am ICT by admin
By Shobha Shukla- WORLD HEALTH DAY -(CNS): Safe drinking water and proper sanitation facilities are basic necessities of life and the likes of you and me perhaps have never ... Read more...

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Want to buy exotic veggies? Head to Ladakh!


April 5th, 2012 - 12:24 pm ICT by IANS
Leh (Ladakh), April 5 (IANS) At 73, Ama Sonam Dolma is a successful entrepreneur. She grows the seeds of exotic vegetables and herbs which we buy at a handsome price ... Read more...

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The journey to Ajmer Sharif - from Akbar to Zardari


April 5th, 2012 - 11:43 am ICT by IANS
Ajmer, April 5 (IANS) From Mughal emperor Akbar who came praying for a son to a relentless stream of around 12,000 people who throng every day to Pakistan President ... Read more...

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Saudi youth vie for change, see face of India they didnt know


April 1st, 2012 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) The only India that 22-year-old Saudi student Kholoud Bakr had seen was in Bollywood movies laced with song and dance. But after a 10-day ... Read more...

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There is a magician in everybody’s heart: P C Sorcar Jr (interview)


April 1st, 2012 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 1 (IANS) Famed magician Prodip Chandra Sorcar - more popularly known as P.C. Sorcar Jr - is set to start a school for teaching the art in ... Read more...

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An adrenaline rush inside the exhilarating caves of Chhattisgarh (With Images)


April 1st, 2012 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Bastar (Chhattisgarh), April 1 (IANS) Walking down the narrow, steep staircase in a rock crevice surrounded by dense foliage, one enters through a small iron door the pitch ... Read more...

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Forbidden art: Small band keeping erotic legacy alive (Feature)


March 27th, 2012 - 1:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) A small band of artists is exploring taboos of alternative sexuality, erotic love and the body as a medium of extreme expression of anger, passion ... Read more...

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Here are some facts on the river Ganga


March 25th, 2012 - 12:00 pm ICT by IANS
Here are some facts on the river GangaSize of the river: 2,525 sq kmSource: Gaumukh (Gangotri glacier) at 4,100 metres above sea levelGanga basin: More than one million square km (1,060,000 ... Read more...

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