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War artefacts from 712 AD on display in Mumbai


September 21st, 2012 - 9:29 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 21 (IANS) An exhibition of over 1,000 items on warfare and related antiques has been opened in Mumbai. The exhibition has been organised by the Lodha Foundation.Swords, spears, ... Read more...

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Kate’s lookalike loves being ‘future queen’


September 21st, 2012 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 21 (IANS) A woman in Britain who bears an uncanny resemblance to the Duchess of Cambridge Catherine Elizabeth Kate, is so influenced from her new found identity that ... Read more...

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Childhood peers can predict your success as adults


September 21st, 2012 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Sep 21 (IANS) Even on the playground, our childhood peers know us better than we do ourselves and may be able to best predict our success as an adult.Lisa ... Read more...

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No shortcuts for beauty, go for herbal care (With Images)


September 21st, 2012 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Cosmetic surgeries and facials are gaining momentum among men and women, who are forgetting natural therapies and products, says entrepreneur Divita Kanoria of Tatha, a ... Read more...

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Aroon Raman could be India’s answer to Robert Ludlum


September 21st, 2012 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) He turned a family company into the world's largest transformer board manufacturer with a presence in 25 countries before divesting it to start a material ... Read more...

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Why is Hindi not at the United Nations? (Comment)


September 21st, 2012 - 11:58 am ICT by IANS
Ahead of the ninth World Hindi Convention in Johannesburg, South Africa (Sep 22-24), it defies logic why Hindi, a language spoken by over half a billion people, or every 10th person ... Read more...

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Women more nostalgic than men about sex with ex


September 21st, 2012 - 11:46 am ICT by IANS
London, Sep 21 (IANS) A study in Britain has found more women than men look back with longing on past relationships and admit to having had better sex with their ... Read more...

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Many Britons don’t mind having kids without marrying


September 20th, 2012 - 11:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 20 (IANS) British family life appears to have undergone a major change as for the first time the number of unmarried couples with children has equalled those who ... Read more...

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Manish Arora goes truly Indian for Paris show


September 20th, 2012 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Manish Arora is ready to showcase his creations to global fashionistas at the Paris Fashion Week Sep 27, and says he has for the first ... Read more...

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I wasn’t going to call it Playboy: Hugh Hefner (With Images)


September 20th, 2012 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Playboy chief Hugh Hefner says initially he wanted to call his world-famous magazine Stag Party but decided to change it to Playboy at the last ... Read more...

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Saudi princess wants India to restore ancient mud relics


September 20th, 2012 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, S Sep 20 (IANS) The princess of Saudi Arabia, Adela Bint Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz, has discussed the possibility of sharing Indian experience and expertise in excavation and ... Read more...

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Indian cuisine is next main food fashion: Michelin chefs


September 20th, 2012 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) As global cuisines touch base with their roots to appreciate locally-grown raw materials, a group of Michelin chefs from Britain and Australia say it ... Read more...

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Udaipur-based Italian uses India as muse


September 19th, 2012 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Italian artist Simona Bocchi found her inspiration in India when she first travelled here in 2006."Delhi was my first stop. My visit was short but ... Read more...

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Women tend to clam up when outnumbered


September 19th, 2012 - 3:18 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 19 (IANS) Women tend to clam up when they are outnumbered by men, especially in group discussions to solve problems, suggests a new study."Women have something unique and ... Read more...

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Israel the flavour of Kovalam litfest


September 19th, 2012 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Israel will be the flavour of the fifth edition of the Kovalam Literary Festival Oct 3 at the India International Centre in the capital followed ... Read more...

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20 years on, being gay will be a non-issue: Wendell Rodricks


September 19th, 2012 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Twenty years on, being gay will be a non-issue, says Indian fashion guru Wendell Rodricks, who wants people to look at gay relationship as a ... Read more...

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Femina Miss India pageant enters 50th year


September 18th, 2012 - 11:36 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) The Femina Miss India beauty pageant Tuesday kickstarted the celebrations of its 50 years.The first Miss India Meher Castellino, was joined by other former Miss India ... Read more...

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Parineeti to endorse deodorant brand


September 18th, 2012 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Parineeti Chopra, known for her bubbly image on the big screen, has been named brand ambassador of CavinKare's range Spinz.The 24-year-old says she finds a ... Read more...

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Asian art seeing a resurgence in global market


September 18th, 2012 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Asian modern and contemporary art is witnessing a resurgence in the international market with buyers expressing confidence in its viability as a safe investment option ... Read more...

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Roerich estate has 37 rare paintings of Russian painter


September 18th, 2012 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 18 (IANS) The International Roerich Memorial Trust (IRMT), which manages Russian painter and philosopher Nicholas Roerich's estate in Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh, has over 8,000 artefacts, including ... Read more...

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I am recreating the traditional storytelling art: Neelesh Misra (Interview)


September 18th, 2012 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Journalist, scriptwriter and lyricist Neelesh Misra dons many hats. And now as a radio jockey, he hopes to revive the traditional storytelling culture, which he ... Read more...

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Single kids likely to be obese?


September 18th, 2012 - 1:22 pm ICT by IANS
Stockholm, Sep 18 (IANS) A single child has a more than 50 percent higher risk of being overweight or obese than those with siblings, as borne out by a study ... Read more...

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Ravi Subramanian, Indian banking’s John Grisham, goes digital with new book


September 17th, 2012 - 11:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANS) With four incisive books, Ravi Subramanian has firmly established himself as the John Grisham of the Indian banking industry and is going digital with his ... Read more...

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Veena strings to mark World Melody Day Oct 2


September 17th, 2012 - 11:18 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 16 (IANS) India's ancient string instrument veena will be played by music maestros across the world Oct 2 to mark "World Melody Day", it was announced Sunday."Violin maestro ... Read more...

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Touring country in a mobile cafe telling stories (Lead)


September 17th, 2012 - 11:18 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 17 (IANS) Six young people with a passion for stories have set out to travel to eight cities with the unique mission of reviving the lost tradition of ... Read more...

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Saudi money helping spread of harsher Islam: Rushdie


September 17th, 2012 - 11:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Well-known writer Salman Rushdie Monday said that a harsher version of Islam was spreading with the help of Saudi Arabia's oil money."What has developed now ... Read more...

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Putin peak summitted for first time


September 14th, 2012 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
Bishkek, Sep 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Putin peak, a mountain in Kyrgyzstan named in honour of the Russian president, has been summited for the first time, an official said Friday.The ... Read more...

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63 designers finalised for WIFW spring/summer edition


September 14th, 2012 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) The spring-summer edition of the Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week (WIFW) returns with an exciting list of 63 designers who will showcase their contemporary collection ... Read more...

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Lonely Planet launches customised guides for Indian travellers


September 14th, 2012 - 1:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) Lonely Planet has launched a series of guides customised for Indians travelling abroad.The 'Lonely Planet for the Indian Traveller', series of 10 books on Singapore, ... Read more...

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Sonakshi Sinha wants a simple, beach wedding


September 14th, 2012 - 1:45 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 14 (IANS) Bollywood actress Sonakshi Sinha says that she wants to be a simple bride whenever she gets married.The actress walked the ramp for designer Jyotsna Tiwari Thursday ... Read more...

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Honoured to be part of ‘Midnight’s Children’: Ritu Kumar (With Images)


September 13th, 2012 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) India's ace designer Ritu Kumar, who has designed the costumes for wedding sequences in Deepa Mehta's much-in news film "Midnight's Children", has used Kashmiri influences ... Read more...

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Risk-glorifying video games linked to teen-age accidents


September 13th, 2012 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 13 (IANS) Playing risk-glorifying video games like Grand Theft Auto is likely to prompt teenagers to become more reckless in driving and becoming involved in accidents and other ... Read more...

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Indian designer’s fashion tips for Britney Spears


September 13th, 2012 - 5:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) International singer Britney Spears, who was reportedly criticised for her dressing sense by "The X Factor" co-judge Simon Cowell, should wear clothes that accentuate ... Read more...

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Shillong ready to host its first fashion show (With Images)


September 12th, 2012 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS) Meghalaya is the new fashion destination. The first edition of Shillong Fashion Week (SFW) has got the green signal and it will see talent from ... Read more...

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Bangladesh presents Tagore memorabilia to Bengal universities


September 12th, 2012 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 12 (IANS) Replicas of two boats associated with Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore were presented by Bangladesh Wednesday to two Indian universities.A Bangladeshi delegation, led by culture and information ... Read more...

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