rite of passage

Chinese shadow puppetry joins intangible heritage list


November 27th, 2011 - 11:02 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, Nov 27 (IANS) Chinese shadow puppetry has been added to the List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity along with Belgian Leuven age set ritual repertoire, the UN ... Read more...

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Fahimuddin Dagar’s death ends chapter in Indian music (Obituary)


July 29th, 2011 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) Indian classical music exponent and descendant of the guru of legendary musician Tansen, the late Ustad Rahim Fahimudddin Dagar, kept the historic legacy of Dhrupad ... Read more...

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Binge drinking leads to brain damage


June 28th, 2011 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 28 (IANS) It's considered a rite of passage among young people -- acting out their independence through heavy, episodic drinking. But a new study says binge drinking among ... Read more...

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Penn Badgley to star in Jeff Buckley’s biopic


June 23rd, 2011 - 12:41 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, June 22 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Actor Penn Badgley is all set to star in Jeff Buckley’s biopic. The other contenders for the role were James Franco and Robert Pattinson, but the ... Read more...

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Acne is more than a nuisance for some adolescents


March 16th, 2011 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 16 (ANI): New research has revealed that depression and other psychological disorders may be more prevalent in adolescent acne patients.Steve Feldman, a professor of Dermatology at Wake Forest Baptist, conducted ... Read more...

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Obama was taunted for his ‘big ears’ as a child


March 11th, 2011 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar. 11 (ANI): U.S. President Barack Obama has confessed that he was taunted as a kid over his "big ears" and his unusual name.Participating in a White House summit on ... Read more...

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Barack Obama admits he was a victim of bullying


March 11th, 2011 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 12 (ANI): Barack Obama has confessed that he was bullied as a kid.While opening a White House summit on preventing bullying, the US President said that he was taunted ... Read more...

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Brit kids as young as 5 ‘being rushed to hospital after binge drinking’


February 22nd, 2011 - 6:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 22 (ANI): Experts have blamed parents after a recent survey revealed that Brit children aged just five are being treated in hospital for drinking dangerous levels of alcohol.Brighton and Sussex ... Read more...

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Tyra Banks to make directorial debut on ‘America’s Next Top Model’


November 18th, 2010 - 6:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 18 (ANI): Multi-talented Tyra Banks is all set to direct a two-minute film featuring the final four contestants of America's Next Top Model - Ann, Chelsey, Jane and Kayla."A ... Read more...

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Ashes 2010: Cook confident of England win against ‘humbled’ Australia


November 1st, 2010 - 12:09 pm ICT by ANI
Perth (Australia), Nov. 1 (ANI): England opener Alastair Cook has expressed confidence about his team's chances of defending The Ashes Down Under in the wake of Australia losing the first of its ... Read more...

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Montana Drinking and Driving Culture at Crossroads, State Takes Hard Look


September 1st, 2010 - 2:43 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Aug 31 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Montana has long been known as a place where driving while sucking down a beer was looked over, and speeding was not really that bad of a ... Read more...

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Riding a bike is extremely complicated, say scientists


June 22nd, 2010 - 3:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 22 (ANI): Learnt to ride a bike at a young age? Well, then give a pat on your shoulder, for scientists have said that it is actually far more complicated ... Read more...

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‘Hilsa an insight into Bengali society’


May 30th, 2010 - 1:15 pm ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chatterjee New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) The art of deboning a hilsa, a gourmet fish from Bengal, is "a rite of passage - a trial by bone that grants an ... Read more...

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18 Year Old Takes 90 Year Old Date To The Prom


May 5th, 2010 - 12:01 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
May 4 (THAINDIAN NEWS) I know, the headline to this article makes it sound quite unusual and possibly controversial, however, the story is actually quite beautiful. You see, 90 year old ... Read more...

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Sexpo to be soon listed on Oz stockmarket?


March 3rd, 2010 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Mar 3 (ANI): Adult lifestyle exhibition, popularly known as Sexpo, could be listed on the Australian stockmarket before the end of the year.Organisers of the exposition are looking to fund an ... Read more...

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Australia’s Sexpo looks at stockmarket listing


March 3rd, 2010 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, March 3 (IANS) Sexpo, an adult lifestyle exhibition, may be listed on the Australian stock market. The organisers are keen to fund an overseas expansion, an official said. Sexpo general manager Rob ... Read more...

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UK unsuccessful in halting female genital mutilation


December 20th, 2009 - 5:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 20(ANI): Hundreds of British schoolgirls are facing the horrifying prospect of female genital mutilation (FGM) over the Christmas holidays, as experts warn that the practice still exists across the country.The ... Read more...

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No booze for under-15s, UK chief doc tells parents


December 17th, 2009 - 5:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, December 17 (ANI): Children under 15 should not drink alcohol at all, while those below 18 should not consume it more than one day a week, according to a British expert.The ... Read more...

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Hayden, Langer back Hughes to return to Oz squad


December 11th, 2009 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Dec.11 (ANI): Australia's greatest pair of opening batsmen, Matthew Hayden and Justin Langer, have backed discarded New South Wales batsman Phillip Hughes to make a comeback to the national squad, and ... Read more...

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Australia’s boozy rite of passage for school-leavers


December 11th, 2009 - 9:28 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, Dec 11 (DPA) Final exams over, Australian 17-year-olds flock to resorts on the east coast for schoolies - a round of partying that for many is their first time away from ... Read more...

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Parents perpetuated Santa Claus myth to keep kids happy


December 9th, 2008 - 6:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 9 (ANI): While most people think that Santa Claus isn''t real, they still perpetuate the myth only to keep their children happy, according to a new study. Although some parents ... Read more...

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Disney corrupts kids” minds, says leading Catholic cleric


November 30th, 2008 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 30 (ANI): A leading Catholic cleric has accused Disney for corrupting children and encouraging greed. Christopher Jamison, the Abbot of Worth in West Sussex, launched the attack, claiming that ... Read more...

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‘Prom Night’ - boring for a thriller flick (Movie Review)


July 26th, 2008 - 9:53 am ICT by IANS
Film: "Prom Night"; Cast: Brittany Snow, Scott Porter, Idris Elba, Jonathan Schaech; Director: Nelson McCormick; Ratings: * Movie audiences will forgive movies with even the most worn out plot lines, if they ... Read more...

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Poor sleep may increase emotional, behavioral disturbance in teens


June 10th, 2008 - 12:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington June (ANI): A new study has revealed that lack of sleep among teens may not only contribute to lower grades and a lack of motivation, but may also increase the ... Read more...

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Bruni feared Queen Elizabeth till monarch showed her to the bathroom!


May 8th, 2008 - 7:51 pm ICT by admin
London, May 8 (ANI): A month after her Britain visit, French First Lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy has revealed her 'terrible fear' she felt before meeting the Queen - until the monarch showed ... Read more...

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