old houses

Row hits heritage plan for Dilip Kumar’s Pakistan house

July 3rd, 2012 - 1:04 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 3 (IANS) The government's plan to turn the ancestral home of Bollywood actor Dilip Kumar in Pakistan's Peshawar city into a heritage site has come a cropper ... Read more...

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Shimla’s museum to showcase miniature paintings

April 20th, 2012 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 20 (IANS) The state museum in this Himachal Pradesh capital, a repository of the state's rich cultural, artistic and archaeological heritage, Friday got a new block to showcase ... Read more...

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New non-fictions are simplifying realities for drawing room talk

March 24th, 2012 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) Drawing-room flavoured - that's the buzzword among non-fiction writers this season as they go in for brevity, easy and interesting reads on subjects as ... Read more...

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The disappearing ponds of Kashmir

March 13th, 2012 - 11:08 am ICT by IANS
Shopian (Srinagar), March 13 (IANS) Thirty years ago, Avend village in the south Kashmir district of Shopian was also called "Talaab Gaam" because of dozens of fresh water ponds surrounding ... Read more...

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Now, a museum for army slogans in China

June 11th, 2011 - 11:04 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 11 (IANS) A new museum has opened in China that would exhibit over 200 slogans believed to have been written in the 1920s by Mao Zedong, the father ... Read more...

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2,200 flats to be added to Delhi’s government colony

October 13th, 2010 - 12:58 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) To counter the shortage of government houses in the capital, the union cabinet Tuesday approved a proposal for building about 4,550 flats in place of the existing ... Read more...

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‘Awara hoon’ in a Turkish tavern (Letter from Istanbul, with Images)

June 9th, 2010 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
By Ranjana Narayan Istanbul, June 9 (IANS) "Awara hoon, ya gardish mein hoon asman ka tara hoon"...The well-known number from the 1951 film "Awara", starring Raj Kapoor and Nargis, was being belted out ... Read more...

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Concrete mars skyline in picturesque Kinnaur (Letter from Himachal - With Images)

May 25th, 2010 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
By Vishal Gulati Chitkul (Himachal Pradesh), May 25 (IANS) Pretty wooden houses with slate rooftops are fast disappearing in Chitkul, a village close to the China border in Himachal Pradesh's Kinnaur district. Multi-storeyed ... Read more...

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House that Jackie Chan wants to build

March 2nd, 2009 - 9:29 am ICT by IANS
Hong Kong, March 2 (DPA) It's not the house that Jack built but rather the old houses that film star Jackie Chan wants to rebuild that is giving Hong Kong authorities a ... Read more...

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Tourists savour Kochis colonial style of living

August 7th, 2008 - 4:22 pm ICT by ANI
By Juhan SamuelKochi, Aug 7 (ANI): Tourists visiting Kochi now have a reason to rejoice, as the city''s old colonial houses are being converted into tourist homes.Fort Kochi has a number ... Read more...

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