culture and history

Danny Boyle explains ‘Isles of Wonder’ (Lead)


July 28th, 2012 - 3:31 am ICT by IANS
London, July 28 (IANS) It is titled "Isles of Wonder" and was four years in the making from the moment director Danny Boyle sat down in a room with ... Read more...

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Kazakhstan launches national superhero contest


May 17th, 2012 - 8:54 am ICT by IANS
Astana, May 17 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Kazakhstan has announced a contest to create a national superhero who will be named after the Central Asian country's capital.A total of 123 people, including ... Read more...

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Forging India-Israel bonds - over stories and theatre


September 30th, 2011 - 1:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 30 (IANS) When noted Israeli playwright-filmmaker Motti Lerner and popular short story writer Savyon Liebrecht presented their literature to a packed house here, it was a way ... Read more...

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Fusion of Eastern European art, Euro-Asian essence at LFW


August 20th, 2011 - 8:53 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 20 (IANS) Oneness of the world - that's the idea behind designer Pallavi Goenka's latest collection, Meler, that was showcased at the ongoing Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) and ... Read more...

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Historian Gautam Bhadra awarded Bengali literary prize


May 1st, 2011 - 3:51 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 30 (IANS) Historian Gautam Bhadra was Saturday conferred with the prestigious Bengali literary award, Ananda Puraskar, for his latest book "Nyara Bot-tolaye Jai Ko-bar?" here.Bhadra was presented the ... Read more...

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Foreign firms eye Indian lesbian, gay travel pie


January 31st, 2011 - 12:11 pm ICT by IANS
By Rohit Vaid New Delhi, Jan 31 (IANS) With India becoming a favoured destination among gay travellers, many international gay travel agencies are keen to open shop in India to cater to this ... Read more...

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Preetika Prefers To Visit Indian Tourist Places


December 23rd, 2010 - 3:21 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
, has travelled across the world as part of her modeling stint. But the 26 year old says that nothing can beat the charm of her homeland India.Once she steps her ... Read more...

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Gaddafi flies Italian women to Libya to marry them off to local men


November 13th, 2010 - 2:40 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 13 (ANI): Colonel Muammar Gaddafi has flown young women from Italy to Libya with the aim of marrying them off to local men and to also educate them on the ... Read more...

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Venice wants gondolas to be given World Heritage status


October 13th, 2010 - 4:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 13 (ANI): Venice wants its famous wooden gondolas to be given World Heritage status and it is set to apply to get them listed.The move comes as plans by a ... Read more...

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Pamela Anderson does not have hots for Brits


September 14th, 2010 - 2:40 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
September 14, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Pamela Anderson does not want to date British men! Yes the superhot beach babe revealed in a recent interview that she does not have the hots ... Read more...

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Beethoven’s DNA turned into musical composition to make its debut


August 8th, 2010 - 4:16 pm ICT by ANI
London. Aug 8 (ANI): The great German composer Beethoven's genetic code has been turned into a classical composition, which will be premiered at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this week.The 15-minute piece, ... Read more...

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Curtain Raised; Now Bring On ‘India’s Got Talent 2′


July 28th, 2010 - 7:45 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
July 28, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Don't go by the headline, as the curtain raiser of "India's Got Talent 2' was no formal affair. So bowled were the onlookers by the talent ... Read more...

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Patil to open Tamil conference


June 22nd, 2010 - 4:41 pm ICT by IANS
Coimbatore, June 22 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil will inaugurate the first World Classical Tamil Conference in Coimbatore Wednesday. She will open the conference at Codisia complex and present the Kalaignar M. Karunanidhi ... Read more...

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Sotheby’s to auction Bharti Kher’s iconic elephant


May 24th, 2010 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) British auction house Sotheby's will June 28 offer on sale leading Indian contemporary artist Bharti Kher's sculpture "The Skin Speaks a Language of Its Own". The much ... Read more...

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Shanghai Expo aims for eco-friendly tag


April 30th, 2010 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
Shanghai, April 30 (IANS) Over 70 million visitors from across the world are expected to attend the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai where over 100 countries will display exhibits on the theme ... Read more...

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40,000-yr-old site in Australia may hold world’s southernmost traces of early human life


March 11th, 2010 - 3:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 11(ANI): Reports indicate that Australian archaeologists have uncovered a 40,000-year-old tribal meeting ground, which they believe is the world's southernmost site of early human life.The site appears to have been ... Read more...

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2000-year-old woman’s face reconstructed


February 8th, 2010 - 3:40 pm ICT by ANI
Copenhagen, Feb 8 (ANI): The face of the 2000-year-old body of a woman, which was found in a bog in Denmark, has been reconstructed.According to a report in The Copenhagen Post, the ... Read more...

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Meitei Manipuris celebrate Lai Haraoba in Tripura


December 22nd, 2009 - 8:56 pm ICT by ANI
By Pinaki DasAgartala, Dec.22 (ANI): The Meitei Manipuri people in Tripura, who have settled and made this State their homeland, celebrated Lai Haraoba recently with pomp and show after a gap 30 ... Read more...

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Doubts over New Zealand Indians’ 20million-dollar Taj Mahal replica in Auckland


October 26th, 2009 - 12:20 pm ICT by ANI
Auckland, Oct 26(ANI): The proposal by an Indian Group in New Zealand to build a Kiwi version of the Taj Mahal in the Auckland suburb of Eden Tce has been objected to ... Read more...

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New Zealand Indians propose 20million-dollar Taj Mahal replica in Auckland


October 20th, 2009 - 4:35 pm ICT by ANI
Auckland, Oct 20(ANI): An Indian group in New Zealand has come up with a proposal to build a Kiwi version of the Taj Mahal in the Auckland suburb of Eden Tce.The planned ... Read more...

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NRIs to build Taj Mahal replica in New Zealand


October 20th, 2009 - 11:37 am ICT by IANS
Auckland, Oct 20 (IANS) A group of Indians has drawn up a $20 million plan to build a replica of the Taj Mahal in this New Zealand city. The miniature version of the ... Read more...

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Iran pursuit of nukes ‘futile’: Clinton


July 27th, 2009 - 11:23 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, July 27 (IANS) Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has said that Iran will never achieve its goal of obtaining a nuclear weapon, declaring to Tehran: "Your pursuit is futile.""What ... Read more...

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Popularising art and literature in rural areas of Punjab


May 11th, 2009 - 10:31 pm ICT by ANI
By Avtar GillBathinda, May 11 (ANI): Having drawn to the world of colours and creativity in early childhood, Amarjit Singh of Bathinda, has since then been passionately popularising Punjab's vibrant culture and ... Read more...

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Average Brit would see only 2pct of country


April 27th, 2009 - 3:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 27 (ANI): When it comes to travelling their own country, an average Brit would see just 28 of the UK's towns and cities in their lifetime-which equates to only 2 ... Read more...

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40 British students to soak in Indian business experience


July 24th, 2008 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 24 (IANS) As many as 40 British students will spend six weeks in India with leading companies to have a closer understanding of the business environment and culture of the ... Read more...

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Preserving Mughal architecture with American help


July 6th, 2008 - 1:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) The splendour of Mughal architecture - its mosques, tombs and other structures - is in danger of being lost to neglect and pillage of time but an ... Read more...

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US varsity sets up chair in Sikh musicology


June 5th, 2008 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
New York, June 5 (IANS) An endowed chair to study and teach Sikh musical traditions has been established in the department of religion of Hofstra University here. The chair will focus on ... Read more...

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Scot rabbi creates worlds first official Jewish tartan


May 18th, 2008 - 11:51 am ICT by admin
London, May 18 (ANI): The world now has the first official Jewish tartan thanks to a Scottish rabbi.32-year-old Mendel Jacobs created the design after consulting the Scottish Tartans Authority and religious ... Read more...

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Punjab’s Jain Swetambar Temple, a symbol of communal harmony


February 19th, 2008 - 6:02 pm ICT by admin
By Ravi Khandelwal Ferozepur, Feb 19 (ANI): Jain Swetambar Temple in Zira town in Punjab's Ferozepur District is visited by Sikhs and Hindus, besides Jains. For the villagers, the temple is looked upon as ... Read more...

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Bangladesh Culture Minister steps down over theft of Vishnus idols


December 27th, 2007 - 12:24 pm ICT by admin
Dhaka, Dec 27 (ANI): Bangladesh Cultural Affairs Minister Ayub Qadri has stepped down, owing responsibility for the theft of two 1,500-year-old terracotta statues of the Hindu deity Vishnu. Qadri submitted his resignation ... Read more...

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