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Indian President Pranab Mukherjee got a pleasantly peculiar welcome in Auckland on his maiden trip to New Zealand when he rubbed noses with the Maori chief, which is a traditional form of greeting for...
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Women are known to be are more generous, kind, nurturing and empathetic than men. We generally believe in the greater good of humankind. At the same time, however, we are also capable of secretly harbouring a somewhat catty, resentful streak within us, especially towards other females.
The Centre has shown that it is impossible to practise politics without some measure of subterfuge. In a notification dated 7 January 2016, the Central Government allowed the use of bulls in jallikattu and bullock cart races in the name of tradition, which is in flagrant opposition to a ruling by the Hon'ble Supreme Court that banned the use of bulls in such events.
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"We Indians are really good at feasting," says Vikram Doctor in this episode of The Real Food Podcast. The last few months for most of us in India are full of festivals and grand occasions. And, from...
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Today, we are fighting for equality and we are holding high positions in every field. We are working 70-hour weeks and doing ground breaking work, we are travelling, we are in meetings and making presentations. It's unrealistic to starve. Are the men doing that for you?
Animal fights for entertainment are a result of an indulgence in bloodlust by human beings who exploit this 'animalistic' instinct towards violence (or is it survival?) through fear, coercion and inordinate torture. Animals who are selected to fight are often left without food, water or shelter and are usually subjected to physical violence during the training period to incite aggressive behaviour.
Madras (Chennai) means different things to different people. Being an ardent admirer of the city, and its many facets, I spent Madras Day (August 22) on its streets, trying to look for the real Madras. Here is what I found.
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We all know what’s wrong with the concept of ‘item numbers’ in our films, of course. Starting with the name itself, of referring to an attractive girl in skimpy attire as an ‘item’, these songs have b...
This summer, give regular getaways a miss to witness the grand celebration of Nabakalebara in Puri, Orissa. This occasion, which usually takes place every 19 years (it was last celebrated in 1996), sends the temple town into a flurry of activity with the onset of summer. After all, this is the time that the presiding deities -- Lord Jagannath, Balbhadra, Subhadra and the Sudarshan (a weapon) -- get a fresh lease of life, quite literally.