Emma Watson reveals that she can use a washing machine

February 24th, 2012 - 12:56 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Feb 23 (THAINDIAN NEWS) When it comes to doing the things that matters in the house, Harry Potter star Emma Watson has revealed that she enjoys them. The 21-year-old is ... Read more...

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Delhi’s pottery market survives amid posh malls (With Images)

January 17th, 2012 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The colourful and fragile products on sale are an eerie reminder of the precarious nature of their makers' existence. An eye-catching pottery market, an oasis ... Read more...

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Kangris and Kashmiris…one can’t be separated from the other (With Image)

December 30th, 2011 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
Khrew (Jammu and Kashmir), Dec 30 (IANS) For 40-year-old Bashir Ahmad Sheikh, it doesn't matter whether the art of weaving the traditional Kashmiri firepot, the kangri, was introduced here during ... Read more...

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A community effort to curb suicides in Mumbai

December 19th, 2011 - 11:29 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 19 (IANS) Kumbharwada, a hamlet of potters in Mumbai's Dharavi slums, suffered from a very high rate of suicides some three decades ago. Men, women, young boys ... Read more...

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Telangana protestors bring daily life to rail tracks

March 1st, 2011 - 4:11 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, March 1 (IANS) From cooking and eating to shaving and playing games, they carried out their daily routine along the railway tracks. It was a unique protest in Telangana as ... Read more...

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Earthen lamp demand on the rise in Nagpur

October 29th, 2010 - 5:49 pm ICT by ANI
By Sunil KumarNagpur, Oct.29 (ANI): Potters in Peth village in Maharashtra's Nagpur District are happy about their earthen lamp business picking up ahead of Diwali.The potters have so far made over 1.4 ... Read more...

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Earthen lamp business picks up in Gorakhpur ahead of Diwali

October 29th, 2010 - 2:23 pm ICT by ANI
Gorakhpur (Uttar Pradesh), Oct. 29 (ANI): Potters in Gorakhpur are happy lot these days as their business has picked up ahead of Diwali.Harivansh, a potter, said he was very happy at seeing ... Read more...

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Durga Puja celebrations begin in West Bengal

October 13th, 2010 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 13 (IANS) The people of West Bengal are set to welcome Goddess Durga Wednesday, the first day of the Durga Puja - the biggest festival in this part of the ... Read more...

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Dan Radcliffe in Facebook campaign

October 1st, 2010 - 2:01 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
October 1, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): It is official now. There are only 50 days left for the exclusive and theatrical release of the final Harry Potter flick. It is called Harry ... Read more...

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Messi, Maradona statues in Kolkata

June 18th, 2010 - 1:03 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 18 (IANS) As soccer crazy Kolkata gets engulfed in the World Cup fever, sculptors here are busy making statues of football stars like Diego Maradona, Lionel Messi and Kaka. "We are ... Read more...

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Tractor thief runs out of luck after 20 strikes

March 16th, 2010 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, March 16 (IANS) Ramesh Prajapati's specialization bordered on the unconventional. And quite like the protagonist in Bollywood movie "Oye Lucky, Lucky Oye" he stole vehicles with ease, the only difference being ... Read more...

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60-year-old walks 25 km to vote

November 26th, 2009 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Nov 26 (IANS) Call it his commitment to democracy, a 60-year-old man walked 25 long km to vote in the Jharkhand assembly elections. "I walked for 25 km (Wednesday) to vote despite ... Read more...

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With art and grit, she helps women in Maoist badlands (Feature with images)

November 19th, 2009 - 11:23 am ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chatterjee Bundu, Nov 19 (IANS) Deep in the heart of Maoist country in Jharkhand, a young woman is reviving ancient artistic genres to "bring new meaning into the lives of tribal ... Read more...

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Homesick Bengalis in Zurich revel in puja spirit

September 28th, 2009 - 11:56 am ICT by IANS
By Sirshendu Panth Zurich, Sep 28 (IANS) From flying in a priest from Kolkata and arranging a lavish spread of traditional Bengali delicacies to organising cultural programmes dominated by Tagore songs and folk ... Read more...

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Potters’ town Kumortuli finally ready for makeover

September 23rd, 2009 - 2:30 pm ICT by IANS
By Soudhriti Bhabani Kolkata, Sep 23 (IANS) Construction work to give a fresh lease of life to Kumortuli, the potters' town that churns out thousands of idols of goddess Durga and her pantheon ... Read more...

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J.K. Rowlings Harry Potter farewell book set to hit bookshelves

December 3rd, 2008 - 5:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, December 3 (ANI): Harry Potter author J. K. Rowlings new charity book, which is her unofficial farewell to the boy wizards adventures, goes on sale on Wednesday. The Tales of ... Read more...

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Russians may have been the first potters on Earth

October 23rd, 2008 - 3:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 23 (ANI): Russian archeologists have claimed that the Russians were the first people on the planet to cultivate land, breed cattle and make earthenware.Russian tribes inhabited Khabarovsk Region in ... Read more...

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High School Musical 3 beats Potters advance sales record

October 22nd, 2008 - 6:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, October 22 (ANI): Zac Efrons High School Musical 3 has broken records with the biggest advance bookings ever in movie history, beating initial record holder Daniel Radcliffes Harry Potter And ... Read more...

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Diwali brings a wave of cheer for potters in Ludhiana

October 20th, 2008 - 4:13 pm ICT by ANI
By Karan Kapoor Ludhiana, Oct. 20 (ANI) Diwali, the biggest festival of lights, is a day when all Hindu families celebrate the return of Lord Rama from 14-year exile to Ayodhaya, ... Read more...

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Potters in Patna gear up for diwali sale

October 17th, 2008 - 6:05 pm ICT by ANI
By Rajnish SinhaPatna, Oct 17 (ANI): Potters in Bihars Patna are gearing up for Diwali, the festival of light, as the festive season increases their sale of traditional earthen lamps.Small time ... Read more...

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Analyses give clues to composition of volcanic ash used in ancient Maya pottery

October 9th, 2008 - 4:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 9 (ANI): Scientists have obtained geochemical clues about the composition of volcanic ash used in Maya pottery between the 7th and 10th centuries, which could also help them determine ... Read more...

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Punjab potters deserve recognition as artists

September 11th, 2008 - 9:06 pm ICT by ANI
By Avtar Gill Ferozepur, Sep.11 (ANI): Artisans engaged in preparing pottery in Khuian Sarvar village of Punjabs Ferozepur district have earned a name for themselves for the uniqueness of their products and ... Read more...

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Chidambaram asks banks to give artisans cheap loans

May 2nd, 2008 - 10:06 pm ICT by admin
Bangalore, May 2 (IANS) Finance minister P. Chidambaram Friday suggested that the public sector banks should offer loans of Rs.5,000 at four percent interest rate to people engaged in small businesses. "When ... Read more...

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