superstitions

School children work on ‘designs for change’


July 30th, 2012 - 1:28 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, July 30 (IANS) One idea, one week, one billion lives to change: The annual Design For Change (DFC) challenge for schoolchildren has begun across India.This year, the DFC contest ... Read more...

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Vishva Bharati case: Girl yet to recover from shock (Lead)


July 10th, 2012 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 10 (IANS) Traumatised and shocked, the 10-year-old girl who was allegedly made to drink her own urine in the Visva-Bharati campus as a punishment for bedwetting is ... Read more...

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Vishva-Bharati case: Girl refuses to go back to school


July 10th, 2012 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 10 (IANS) The 10-year-old student who was allegedly made to drink her own urine in West Bengal's Visva-Bharati campus as a punishment for bedwetting says she does not ... Read more...

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‘Bhagirathi’ good one time watch (Kannada Movie Review)


June 8th, 2012 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "Bhagirathi"; Cast: Kishore, Bhavana, Tara Anuradha, Srinath, Hema Choudhary, Shiwadhwaj, Padma Vasanthi, Radha Ramachandra, Hulimavu Ramachandra and others; Producer; B.K. Sreenivas: Screenplay-Dialogues-Lyrics-Director: Baraguru Ramchandrappa; Music: V. Manohar; Cinemetography: Harish Sondekoppa; ... Read more...

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Anna out, Govinda in on ‘Movers & Shakers’ first episode


March 9th, 2012 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 9 (IANS) Shekhar Suman wanted Anna Hazare on the inaugural episode of the new season of "Movers & Shakers". But since the social activist has a ... Read more...

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Guwahati reptiles withstand urbanization onslaught


February 2nd, 2012 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Feb 2 (IANS) Despite rapid urbanization, the herpetofauna population of Guwahati has not been severely affected. There are some 63 species of herpetiles in this Assam city."This is good ... Read more...

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‘India requires gender-based teaching’


January 8th, 2012 - 6:30 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 8 (IANS) Overseas Indians attending the Pravasi Bharati Diwas (PBD) here Jan 7-9 feel that to become a developed country, India requires to fill the gaps mainly in ... Read more...

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A quiet revolution saving rural children’s lives (Aug 1-7 is World Breastfeeding Week)


July 31st, 2011 - 4:11 pm ICT by IANS
Jhabua (Madhya Pradesh), July 31 (IANS) Eleven months ago, Rudra was born as a severely underweight infant in a remote village called Semrod in Jhabua, a predominantly tribal and one ... Read more...

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News at fingertips - for the blind (With Image)


June 9th, 2011 - 1:02 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 9 (IANS) They say reading is the basic tool in the living of a good life. In Maharashtra, some 24,000 blind people are being initiated into such a ... Read more...

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With ‘Haunted’, audiences queue up to get terrorised again


May 17th, 2011 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) Movies and television shows are going the scary way again - and making money too. It's the time for chills and thrills once more ... Read more...

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I have weird superstitions about sex: Lady Gaga


May 17th, 2011 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 17 (IANS) Singer Lady Gaga, who recently split from boyfriend Luc Carl, says for a long time she was not comfortable with love making.She also thinks that she ... Read more...

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Odd to outright bizarre, India goes superstitious for World Cup


April 1st, 2011 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) When that obsessive lover tries to seduce the sporting gods, charm the holy spirits and change the course of destiny to help its team ... Read more...

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Legislator was on his legs for 12 hours to help India win


March 31st, 2011 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, March 31 (IANS) While the country prayed and observed all kinds of superstitions for the Men in Blue, a Congress legislator from Madhya Pradesh stood for 12 straight ... Read more...

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‘The Rite’ - peddling Christianity (IANS Movie Review)


February 11th, 2011 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
By Satyen K. Bordoloi Film: "The Rite"; Cast: Anthony Hopkins, Colin O'Donoghue, Alice Braga, Ciarán Hinds; Director: Mikael Hafstrom; Rating: * 1/2 As a religion, despite its psalms about love, Christianity is based ... Read more...

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‘Tanu Weds Manu’ shows Madhavan’s superstitions


January 4th, 2011 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 4 (IANS) Don't scratch your heads at the first scene of R. Madhavan's "Tanu Weds Manu" thinking you've been duped into watching "3 Idiots" again! The actor has kept ... Read more...

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Some superstitions about money


January 3rd, 2011 - 9:45 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Jan 3 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Several people try to give meaning to what money really is and isn’t. It is common to hear phrases like; money is the root of all ... Read more...

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Superstitious beliefs more common than thought


October 30th, 2010 - 5:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 30 (ANI): It seems ghosts, goblins and other spooky characters have more believers than ever before-as superstitions are becoming more common than you might think.To understand what drives some people ... Read more...

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Shah Rukh: Karan’s Involvement In ‘Ra. 1′, A Lucky Charm


October 13th, 2010 - 5:47 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
October 13, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): A few weeks back, when Karan Johar was summoned by Shah Rukh Khan for the London shoot of his most ambitious film till date, 'Ra. 1', ... Read more...

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People dump superstition when faced with death


September 3rd, 2010 - 2:24 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 3 (IANS) People who believe in fate and destiny tend to dump superstition when faced with the death, says a recent study. Researchers were surprised to find that study ... Read more...

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Superstitious people let go of all their beliefs when faced with death


September 3rd, 2010 - 11:56 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 3 (ANI): People who believe in fate are more superstitious, but the same people, when faced with death, abandon all their beliefs - says a new study.Kansas State University ... Read more...

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Johnny Depp, Eddie Vedder Get Together On Stage For The West Memphis Three


September 2nd, 2010 - 6:42 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Sep 2, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Johnny Depp got together with Eddie Vedder and Natalie Maines for a weekend concert to raise funds for the West Memphis Three. The gig was organized ... Read more...

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Reason behind gamblers’ fallacies and other superstitions unravelled


August 31st, 2010 - 3:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 31 (ANI): Gamblers who think they have a "hot hand," only end up walking away with a loss, may nonetheless be making "rational" decisions, say psychologists from University of Minnesota.In ... Read more...

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‘The Last Exorcism’ Ending Confuses Audience With Claustrophobic Chaos


August 28th, 2010 - 7:43 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Aug 28, (THAINDIAN NEWS) 'The Last Exorcism' has not only been one of the most talked about horror flicks in the last one week but also the most debated since ... Read more...

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Hope For People With Albinism In Africa


August 28th, 2010 - 7:42 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Aug 28, (THAINDIAN NEWS) ABC focused on the plight of the people in Tanzania who suffer from albinism in the latest episode of '20/20'. In the episode, Mariamu Staford, a ... Read more...

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‘Sri Naga Shakthi’ Completes Its Major Shooting Schedule.


August 27th, 2010 - 9:25 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
August 27, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Director Om Sai Prakash has completed a five day and night shooting of the upcoming Kannada movie titled "Sri Naga Shakthi'. The shooting was done in ... Read more...

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I have weird superstitions about sex, says Lady Gaga


August 14th, 2010 - 11:48 am ICT by ANI
London, Aug 14 (ANI): Lady Gaga has revealed that she has weird superstitions when it comes to sex.The singer, who recently said she worries casual romps impair her ability to be creative, ... Read more...

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Friday the 13th and other superstitions


August 14th, 2010 - 1:23 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Aug 13 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Today is the dreaded Friday the 13th and there are a number of superstitions related to the event. The day is so hated and dreaded that ... Read more...

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Lady Gaga superstitious about sex


August 13th, 2010 - 1:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 13 (IANS) Singer Lady Gaga is superstitious about sex with strangers and says she would rather keep physical intimacy limited to those she cares for. "I have weird superstitions about ... Read more...

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Friday The 13th: Really Unlucky?


August 12th, 2010 - 9:34 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Aug 12, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Considered one of the unluckiest days in the calendar, Friday the 13th is tomorrow and people all over are debating whether the day brings good luck ... Read more...

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Why good luck charms perk up performance?


July 14th, 2010 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 14 (IANS) Don't scoff at those lucky stones. New research shows that having some kind of lucky token can actually improve your performance - by increasing your self-confidence. "I ... Read more...

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Being superstitious can actually boost your performance


June 16th, 2010 - 1:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 16 (ANI): If a new research is to be believed, then believing in luck is enough to boost performance.Scientists from the University of Cologne designed four experiments to test the ... Read more...

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‘Kamat using government machinery to promote superstitions’


May 20th, 2010 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, May 20 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Digambar Kamat's much publicised visit to see a 'miraculously' discovered antique Ganesh idol has invited the ire of a leading anti-superstition group in the state. ... Read more...

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Superstitious CSK take long route to Mumbai


April 20th, 2010 - 10:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Cricketers have superstitions like not leaving their seats at critical junctures in the match or always wearing the lucky gear or shoes, but an astrological advice took ... Read more...

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Kushal Punjabi to do cameos in Rishta.com, Gutur gu


March 13th, 2010 - 6:14 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
March 13, 2010 (Sampurn Wire):He's heartbroken after his split with girlfriend Meghna Naidu but a busy work schedule is enabling Kushal Punjabi to ride through the emotional times. Presently, Punjabi has ... Read more...

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Tribute To The Late ‘Deadliest Catch’ Captain


February 18th, 2010 - 9:02 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Feb 18, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Phil Harris, well-known captain of the Cornelia Marie died of complications following a stroke at the age of 53 years old. While off loading the boat at a ... Read more...

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