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It’s Onam , but few homes will do the full 26-dish sadhya


August 24th, 2012 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 24 (IANS) It is going to be one week of laying out the most elaborate spread at many households in Kerala. Irrespective of caste, creed or religion, almost ... Read more...

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This year’s best ‘dumb criminal’ tales so far (The Funny Side)


August 17th, 2012 - 12:10 pm ICT by IANS
A thief was captured by a cop dressed as a giant banana. (This is the sort of story that columnists like me pray for nightly, so THANK YOU, GOD.) A part-time ... Read more...

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Drought, price rise shadow Karnataka’s festival season (Karnataka Newsletter)


July 21st, 2012 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 21 (IANS) Ahead of this year's festival season, Karnataka is staring at the worst drought in around 40 years, rising prices and little hope of early end ... Read more...

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Karnataka says no to immediate ban on bizarre ritual


February 3rd, 2012 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 3 (IANS) Karnataka's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government Friday said while it opposed a ritual in which people rolled over the leftovers of meals eaten by Brahmins ... Read more...

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Karnataka banks on education to end bizarre ritual


December 15th, 2011 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Dec 15 (IANS) Karnataka's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government has struck a fine balance of preferring education to legislation to end a temple's bizarre ritual denounced as ... Read more...

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Now a bizarre temple tradition trips Karnataka government (Karnataka Newsletter)


December 9th, 2011 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Dec 9 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in Karnataka, already battling corruption scandals and dissidence, is now caught in a delicate balancing act over a bizarre ... Read more...

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Karnataka may ban bizarre tradition at temples


December 6th, 2011 - 11:34 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Dec 6 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party government in Karnataka may ban a bizarre tradition of people rolling over plantain leaves with leftovers of meals, eaten by Brahmins, ... Read more...

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Rajnikanth undergoes dialysis, recovering (Lead)


May 19th, 2011 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 19 (IANS) Tamil superstar Rajnikanth, admitted in the intensive care unit (ICU) of the Sri Ramachandra Medical Centre here, is improving after advanced treatment, including hemodialysis, doctors attending ... Read more...

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Crowds throng Kerala temples on Vishu


April 15th, 2011 - 1:50 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, April 15 (IANS) People across Kerala Friday thronged temples on the occasion of Vishu, the traditional New Year that is believed to signal good luck. Children, especially, hoped for ... Read more...

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Mayawati flays ‘anti-Dalit’ temple ritual in Karnataka


December 12th, 2010 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Dec 12 (IANS) Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) president and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati has slammed an age-old temple ritual in Karnataka where people, the majority of them Dalits, roll ... Read more...

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Karnataka temple’s weird ritual draws protests


December 12th, 2010 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Dec 12 (IANS) A bizarre tradition of people rolling over plantain leaves with leftovers of meals eaten by Brahmins at a Karnataka temple to cure themselves of skin ailments is ... Read more...

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Broccoli may help fight Crohn’s disease


August 27th, 2010 - 3:33 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 27 (IANS) Eating broccoli and plantain can help fight Crohn's disease, an inflammatory disease of the intestines that affects any part of the gastrointestinal tract from mouth to anus. A research ... Read more...

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Eating broccoli and plantain could reduce bouts of Crohn’s disease


August 26th, 2010 - 4:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 26 (ANI): Plantain and broccoli fibre could help prevent relapses of Crohn's disease, a new study suggests.Crohn's disease is a condition, in which the intestines can become painfully inflamed, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Meet the most allergic woman in Britain


August 23rd, 2010 - 5:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 23 (ANI): While most people have one or two allergies in their lifetime, a woman in Britain is said to be suffering from almost everything and anything she comes into ... Read more...

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Prayers, flowers and feasts - Kerala celebrates Onam


August 23rd, 2010 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 23 (IANS) Women wearing white and gold saris and men in spotless 'mundus' (dhotis) thronged temples across Kerala early Monday and beautiful 'pookalams' (floral designs) adorned homes but the 24-course ... Read more...

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Feasts, shows, shopping - it’s Onam time in Kerala


August 19th, 2010 - 12:14 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 19 (IANS) Thousands of artists are busy preparing cultural shows, shopping sprees are on and liquor shops are stocked with alcohol worth Rs.300 crore - all arrangements are in ... Read more...

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Price rise, rain play dampener to Onam festivities


September 2nd, 2009 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 2 (IANS) If skyrocketing prices were not enough to dampen the Onam festivities Wednesday, heavy rain lashing Kerala since Tuesday evening also played a spoilsport to the most important festival ... Read more...

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High prices to hit Onam festivities this time


August 30th, 2009 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 30 (IANS) It will be an expensive Onam this year. Kerala's harvest festival marked by sumptuous feasts and buying of new clothes, may not be as grand as usual - ... Read more...

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Rick Bayless Wins ‘Top Chef Masters’ Title


August 20th, 2009 - 8:51 pm ICT by GD
For all the Rick Bayless aficionados, there is good news again, since the Chicago chef has put another feather to his cap by winning the finale of 'Top Chef Masters' aired on ... Read more...

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Caribbean dinner for leaders at Summit of the Americas


April 19th, 2009 - 1:11 pm ICT by IANS
Port of Spain, April 19 (DPA) The menu for Saturday's official dinner for leaders from 34 countries at the Summit of the Americas in Trinidad and Tobago was set to reflect ... Read more...

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Despite inflation, Gulf Malayalis plan Onam celebrations


September 11th, 2008 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Sep 11 (IANS) Despite skyrocketing inflation, millions of Malayalis across the Gulf prepared to celebrate Onam, the traditional harvest festival, that falls Friday.Shops and supermarkets were filled with customers buying traditional ... Read more...

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Tuluni festival celebrations in Nagaland


July 19th, 2008 - 12:49 pm ICT by ANI
By Vibou Ganguly Kohima, July 19 (ANI): Tuluni festival, showcasing the rich cultural heritage of one of the largest tribes of Nagaland, was recently celebrated here with much pomp and gaiety. ... Read more...

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