Kantha stitch takes fashion, furnishings by storm (With Images)

August 12th, 2012 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 12 (IANS) Threads can talk and create stories. They can weave their way through centuries and be reborn in various avatars. Such has been the evolution of the ... Read more...

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Anand felicitated by Bengal with sweets, cash and memento

July 13th, 2012 - 12:44 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 12 (IANS) From sweets and mementos shaped like chess boards, to Rs.5 lakh cash and a jar of Bengal's favourite sweet rosogolla - there were gifts ... Read more...

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Hoping to get my taste buds kicking in India: Fatboy Slim (Interview)

May 4th, 2012 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) He is set for his maiden performance in India and hopes to party the evenings away, but British musician Norman Quentin Cook aka Fatboy Slim, ... Read more...

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Karauli Mela, Braj region’s very own Kumbh

March 21st, 2012 - 11:29 am ICT by IANS
Fatehpur Sikri (Uttar Pradesh), March 21 (IANS) If one climbs the ridge overlooking this erstwhile capital of Mughal emperor Akbar and looks beyond, the sea of humanity around appears like ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu floods: Rs.2 lakh for victims’ kin

November 8th, 2011 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Nov 8 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Tuesday announced a compensation of Rs.2 lakh for the families of the seven people killed in floods in Tiruppur district ... Read more...

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It’s stylish dhotis for Arjun Khanna at Men’s Week

September 3rd, 2011 - 2:16 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) If you thought dhotis and fashion don't gel, then think again. Designer Arjun Khanna just transformed the attire into a stylised dress statement, complete with ... Read more...

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Congress pays homage to Rajiv Gandhi

May 21st, 2011 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 21 (IANS) Congressmen in Tamil Nadu paid homage to former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi on the occasion of his 20th death anniversary Saturday.Union Ministers G.K. Vasan, V. Narayanasamy, ... Read more...

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Rs.5.11 crore seized from bus roof in Tamil Nadu

April 5th, 2011 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 5 (IANS) It was literally a load of cash - Rs.5.11 crore neatly stacked and covered with a tarpaulin sheet - that was seized from the roof-top of ... Read more...

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Urmila Matondkar walks ramp in bridal attire

October 30th, 2010 - 11:38 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 30 (IANS) Bollywood actress Urmila Matondkar, who has not been seen in films for a long time, made an appearance -- but not in front of the camera. She ... Read more...

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Rohit Bal spins magic at couture week

October 9th, 2010 - 4:15 pm ICT by IANS
By Shilpa Raina Mumbai, Oct 9 (IANS) There was more couture and no Bollywood on the third day of the HDIL-India Couture Week as Rohit Bal's splendid designs got a standing ovation from ... Read more...

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Vivek, Chitrangada walk ramp in New Delhi

August 21st, 2010 - 5:26 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug 21 (ANI): Bollywood actors Vivek Oberoi and Chitrangada Singh walked the ramp at a fashion tour that started here on Friday.The fashion tour includes 12 designers, who would showcase ... Read more...

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Manish Malhotra disappoints at Delhi couture week

July 21st, 2010 - 1:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Blame it on hectic schedules or too many fashion weeks, but Bollywood's favourite designer Manish Malhotra's show at the Pearls Infrastructure Projects Ltd (PIPL) Delhi Couture Week ... Read more...

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Escaped prisoner nabbed after three weeks

July 15th, 2010 - 12:48 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 14 (IANS) After remaining elusive for over three weeks, one of the four prisoners who had escaped from the Mathura jail has been nabbed in Uttar Pradesh's Aligarh district, officials ... Read more...

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Fish festival celebrated in Tamil Nadu

June 6th, 2010 - 9:07 pm ICT by ANI
By JaikumarAnnamangalam (Tamil Nadu), June 6 (ANI): An annual fishing festival held in Annamanagalam village of Tamil Nadu's Perambalur district is a major draw, as it witnesses convergence of thousands of fishermen ... Read more...

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Rising temperatures increase sales of Khadi clothes

April 17th, 2010 - 10:32 pm ICT by ANI
By Uday AdhvaryuAhmedabad, Apr 17 (ANI): With the mercury rising well above normal levels demand for Khadi is on the rise.In Ahmedabad, one can notice the rising fascination among people ... Read more...

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On show, Cuban artist’s love affair with India (Art feature with images)

July 28th, 2009 - 10:43 am ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chatterjee New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) It's the country's first brush with the works of late Cuban writer-painter Severo Sarduy. An exhibition of paintings, photographs and artefacts here documents his fascination ... Read more...

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Meerut Gurukul trains students in archery

July 27th, 2009 - 9:09 pm ICT by ANI
Meerut, July 27 (ANI): A residential school known as 'Gurukul Prabhat Ashram' located in Tikri village of Uttar Pradesh's Meerut district has been training its students in archery skills.This Gurukul academy has ... Read more...

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Railways to send clothings for cyclone victims

June 14th, 2009 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
Howrah (West Bengal), June 14 (IANS) The Indian Railways will send 10,000 dhotis and sarees for the Cyclone Aila-hit people in two districts of West Bengal, Railways Minister Mamata Banerjee announced here ... Read more...

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Poll panel censures Tamil Nadu minister for distributing gifts

April 30th, 2009 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) The Election Commission Thursday censured Tamil Nadu's Transport Minister K.N. Nehru for allegedly distributing free gifts like bicycles, saris and rice to prospective voters. The poll panel said ... Read more...

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Designers contribute to environment with eco-friendly collections (With Images)

April 23rd, 2009 - 4:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) This was a fashion show with a difference as designers stayed away from synthetic fibers and presented an eco-friendly collection. This was their way of contributing ... Read more...

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Over one million devotees throng Rajasthan shrine for Navratras

March 28th, 2009 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, March 28 (IANS) More than one million pilgrims thronged the famous Kaila Devi shrine in Rajasthan, waving red flags and singing religious songs to mark the start of the nine-day Navratras ... Read more...

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Famed Croatian-American fashion-designer exploring ancient Hindu civilizations for her next line

March 18th, 2009 - 3:57 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Mandali Mendrilla, an internationally distinguished Croatian fashion designer based in USA, is planning a neo-Vedic style clothing line in her atelier collection in collaboration with renowned Vaishnava theologian Dr. Kenneth Valpey and ... Read more...

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Activists in capital protest Mangalore pub incident

February 3rd, 2009 - 10:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 3 (IANS) Demanding immediate re-arrest of the 28 accused in the Mangalore pub incident, who are out on bail, and a stop to all moral policing that mainly targets ... Read more...

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Cotton ready to shine as evening wear

July 9th, 2008 - 10:20 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) In the world of fashion, cotton is predominantly associated with saris and salwaar kameez suits, but many designers are now experimenting with this soft and comfortable fabric ... Read more...

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Employees at Shabrimala Temple allowed to wear undergarments

May 28th, 2008 - 8:18 pm ICT by admin
Thiruvananthapuram, May 28 (ANI): The Kerala State Human Rights Commission has asked the Travancore Devaswom Board to allow male employees at Lord Ayyappa temple to wear underwear while counting currency notes ... Read more...

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Life on the train track, the Gujjar way

May 28th, 2008 - 4:26 pm ICT by admin
By Sahil Makkar Bayana (Rajasthan), May 28 (IANS) There is a certain stillness in this centre of the raging Gujjar storm over tribe status. With buffaloes being milked, men playing cards and youngsters ... Read more...

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