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I want to learn more about Indian culture: Halle Berry (With Image)


September 8th, 2012 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 8 (IANS) Hollywood actress Halle Berry, who is draped in a bright red sari in her upcoming film "Cloud Atlas", says she is fascinated with Indian culture ... Read more...

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Designer gives sari the Dutch touch (With Image)


August 16th, 2012 - 2:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) He loves Indian embroidery and traditional Indian unpolished jewellery and has used the sari's draping and pleating technique in his dresses. Dutch designer Jan Taminiau, ... Read more...

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Pranab Mukherjee: Government’s No.2 is Nation’s No.1 (Profile)


July 22nd, 2012 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) During his more than four decades of public service, Pranab Mukherjee, 76, elected Sunday as India's 13th president, was the government's principal trouble-shooter during ... Read more...

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Parliament light pillar of democracy: Meira Kumar (Lead)


May 13th, 2012 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) Terming parliament as the "light pillar" of democracy, Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar Sunday said the two houses of parliament were custodians of the ... Read more...

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ASI to excavates ruins near Vikramshila University


March 21st, 2012 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, March 21 (IANS) The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) plans to take up conservation work of the ruins of Vikramshila University in Bihar and excavate nearby areas in ... Read more...

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Like Nalanda, Vikramshila may rise from ruins


January 24th, 2012 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
Antichak (Bihar), Jan 24 (IANS) It was among the most important centres of Buddhist learning in ancient India, but the remains of Vikramshila University in Bihar have been sadly neglected ... Read more...

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Bhagavad Gita: A spiritual work of excellence


December 20th, 2011 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 20 (IANS) The Bhagavad Gita, now at the heart of a row involving Russia and India, is widely seen by Eastern and Western scholars as a masterpiece ... Read more...

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What the soul tells the capitalist (IANS Book Review)


November 18th, 2011 - 12:21 pm ICT by IANS
Book: "A Saint in the Board Room"; Authors: R. Durgadoss and B. Yerram Raju; Publisher: Konark Publishers; Pages: 382; Price: Rs.295This is a book unlike any other, a fictional cocktail of ... Read more...

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In ancient India, there was zero tolerance for corruption


November 10th, 2011 - 11:57 am ICT by IANS
Aligarh, Nov 10 (IANS) Team Anna's campaign against corruption may have caught the imagination of the nation, but what is perhaps little known is that though ancient India had a ... Read more...

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Creating Chandragupta Maurya’s empire - in just 21 days (With Images)


April 27th, 2011 - 12:01 pm ICT by IANS
Vadodara (Gujarat), April 27 (IANS) He was one of ancient India's greatest kings who ruled for over 20 years, but all it took to recreate Chandragupta Maurya's magnificent empire, replete ... Read more...

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India must change, give up lazy attitude: Dalai Lama


February 18th, 2011 - 11:33 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 18 (IANS) India needs to buck up, the "lazy attitude is holding it back", Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama said Friday addressing students of Mumbai University here. "Dowry, gender ... Read more...

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A hat-trick of presidential honour for ITC Maurya


October 25th, 2010 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 25 (IANS) For the ITC Maurya Hotel, with its sprawling presidential suite, complete with its own library and sauna, it will be a hat-trick of honour as it ... Read more...

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Delhi is a living museum: PM


September 27th, 2010 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 27 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday said the city of Delhi is "a living museum" and it was the responsibility of all to "preserve, protect and study ... Read more...

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Hindus upset over mishandling of Hinduism in school textbooks in USA


September 5th, 2010 - 4:10 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), Sept 5 (ANI): Hindus have criticized the lopsided view of Hinduism provided by many school textbooks across USA.Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, urged the ... Read more...

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Only ancient wisdom can save India’s ’sacred’ animals


September 5th, 2010 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) Many "sacred" animals of India - a concept most visible in Hindu religion - may become extinct one day unless the ancient respect for all creations returns. "Respecting ... Read more...

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Lok Sabha nod to Nalanda university


August 26th, 2010 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 26 (IANS) The Lok Sabha Thursday passed a legislation to establish a transnational university at Nalanda in Bihar with many MPs expressing the hope that the proposed varsity would ... Read more...

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Tina Turner Back to Play Shakti in The Goddess


August 2nd, 2010 - 8:00 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
August 2, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Six years back, Ismail Merchant's Ivory Productions had undertaken a film project, The Goddess. Tina Turner, the "Queen of Rock "n' Roll', was roped in ... Read more...

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New archaeological find indicates Indo-Roman trade in ancient India


July 16th, 2010 - 5:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 16 (ANI): At least 18 wooden pegs have been discovered in Kodungalloor, Kerala, taking the archaeological finds at Muziris - an ancient port city believed to have existed on the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Indian democracy through the ages depicted at exhibition


February 3rd, 2010 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Feb 3 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar Wednesday inaugurated an exhibition tracing the growth of Indian democracy from the ancient times till today through photographs, write-ups, charts, press clippings ... Read more...

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Dalai Lama says, peace of mind comes through religious faith


January 16th, 2010 - 3:03 pm ICT by ANI
Vadodara (Gujarat), Jan 16 (ANI): Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama emphasisng on Buddhism said attainment of peace of mind is possible through religious faith, and Buddhism could be one of the ... Read more...

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A Gurukul in Bihar promotes traditional Indian values and culture


November 25th, 2009 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
By Ajay KumarPatna, Nov.25 (ANI): A school committed to promote and preserve traditional Indian culture and values here follows the vintage system of education named Gurukul which teaches pupils the Vedas, Hindu ... Read more...

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Thousands observe ‘Nag Panchami’ festival in Uttar Pradesh


July 26th, 2009 - 6:03 pm ICT by ANI
Ayodhya/ Allahabad , July 26 (ANI): Thousands of Hindu devotees observed the festival of Nag Panchami in different parts of Uttar Pradesh on Sunday. The festival involves the worship of snakes.People ... Read more...

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New documentary tracks Indian footprints in southeast Asia


April 18th, 2009 - 8:51 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) He has done a documentary on the spread of Hinduism and Buddhism from India to southeast Asia. Now filmmaker S. Krishnaswamy plans to come out with the ... Read more...

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Email-divorced Sita in copyright trouble


March 1st, 2009 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 1 (IANS) Nina Paley, an American animator who fused jazz music and Indian mythological epic "Ramayana" to tell the story of her failed relationship, got rave reviews for her film ... Read more...

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Young India vents anger over Mangalore incident on internet


January 27th, 2009 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) Young Indians angry about the attack on women in a pub in Karnataka's Mangalore town are giving vent to their ire on the internet with critical comments ... Read more...

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No penalty for Malaysia’s Sarawak Muslims performing yoga


December 10th, 2008 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Kuching (Malaysia), Dec 10 (IANS) Malaysia's Sarawak state has forbidden Muslims to perform yoga exercises, but there would be no penalty for those who choose to do it.Sarawak has ruled that yoga ... Read more...

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PM finds time for daughter’s trek into ancient history


August 6th, 2008 - 1:01 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 5 (IANS) His daughter did not speak a word about him - not even the ritualistic thank you mom-and-dad speech that goes with such ceremonies. But Prime Minister Manmohan ... Read more...

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Bihar clears plan for Aryabhatt university


July 30th, 2008 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 30 (IANS) Decks have been cleared for establishing the Aryabhatt Knowledge University at the Bihar capital here, a minister said Wednesday. The varsity is named after a famous astronomer and ... Read more...

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Tracking Indian footprints in Southeast Asia


July 26th, 2008 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chatterjee The first rays of the sun cast a metallic glow on the blue-green crater of one of the world's oldest volcanoes - Gunung Sumeru - in Indonesia. The belief is ... Read more...

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Tribal girl chooses spouse in first ever ’swayamvar’


July 9th, 2008 - 1:48 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, July 9 (IANS) A poverty-hit tribal girl accepted a youth as her groom Tuesday night at a gathering of about 15,000 persons in a remote Chhattisgarh village at the first ever ... Read more...

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Essayist Anand traces chess roots back to ancient India


June 26th, 2008 - 12:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) Russia, or the Soviet Union as it was once called, may have produced the most world chess champions but the fact of the matter is that the ... Read more...

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Female temple dancers lament their plight in Orissa


March 3rd, 2008 - 7:55 pm ICT by admin
Bhubaneshwar, Mar 3 (ANI): Ahead of International women's day, female temple dancers in Orissa, who are often referred to as Devadasis (servants of God), lament their plight. The Devadasis once enjoyed the divine ... Read more...

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