Art

Indian art, fashion, films to amalgamate in Singapore

Singapore, July 30 (IANS) — A forthcoming event, Singapore Indian Icons of the Year 2014, will bring together known... (more...)

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Book on coping with parent’s dementia

Shimla, July 30 (IANS) — Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh Wednesday released a book titled ‘A... (more...)

Mexican artist takes his environmental message to New York

New York, July 29 (IANS/EFE) — Mexican artist Gilberto Aceves Navarro is using 122 bicycle sculptures placed around... (more...)

Bengal scroll artists’ art-music synergy at fest

Kolkata, July 29 (IANS) — Patachitra (scroll painting) artists from West Bengal will present traditional songs as they... (more...)

Tell real-life tale with happy end, get published

New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) — If you have a real-life story that warms the heart and inspires people, then participate... (more...)

Deposit your artwork, get a loan!

New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) — A private firm is offering loans to artists who are in need of cash. Artists can deposit... (more...)

Bengal launches 11 cultural tourism hubs

Kolkata, July 28 (IANS) — Now, visitors to West Bengal can experience rural culture first hand and see how indigenous... (more...)

Colombian artist to perform in New Delhi

New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) — A Colombian fusion artist will perform in New Delhi Aug 4 as part of Colombia’s National... (more...)

Serbian’s art to dot Bengal suburb

Kolkata, July 27 (IANS) — Inspired by India’s tropical forests and gardens, a Serbian artist visiting West Bengal... (more...)

Gondi language: A bridge to Maoist heartland?

By Shilpa Raina New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) — Conventional wisdom has it that economic development can overcome the Maoist... (more...)

Wherever I may roam: Travelling in the subcontinent (Column: Bookends)

By Vikas Datta What drives people to leave the comforts of their home and familiar surroundings to explore other lands near... (more...)

Attempts to build Rahul, destroy Manmohan finished UPA-II: Baru

Panaji, July 26 (IANS) — Congress president Sonia Gandhi could have spelled doom for the UPA-II government by her attempts... (more...)

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‘I don’t get turned down by girls:’ Calgary man jailed after stalking university classmate

DARYL SLADE CALGARY HERALD A man who became infatuated with a woman in his university class last year then repeatedly stalked her has been jailed….
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Sporting fans disappointed as Indian flag depicted upside down in Commonwealth Games promotional video

VANCOUVER DESI India is already making headlines as the Commonwealth Games officially kick off in Glasgow – but not for sporting-related reasons. In an official…
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Angry villagers mob alleged suspects after another girl found hanging from tree in India

KOUSHIK DUTTA HINDUSTAN TIMES A 7-year-old girl was found raped, murdered and hanging from a tree in West Bengal on Thursday, resurfacing horrific memories from…
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Indian baby whose head swelled to three times its size smiling and laughing a year later (w/ photos)

VANCOUVER DESI A three-year-old girl in New Delhi who was given little chance of survival after her head swelled to three times its normal size…
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Blogs

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Chopra Addiction and Wellness Center Blog: Using Nonviolent Communication To Nurture Your Relationships

NIRMALA RANIGA VANCOUVER DESI “When all your desires are distilled You will cast two votes:
 To love more. And be happy.”
~Hafiz Human beings are social…
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Here Come the Newly Weds!

KIM TREHAN VANCOUVER DESI Men dressed in bright uniforms, playing the traditional tune of the Bollywood hit song “Mere yaar ki shaadi hai” (It’s my…
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It’s a girl! Those words were a death sentence for 37 million girls and counting in India

SUNNY MANGAT VANCOUVER DESI It’s a girl! Unfortunately for approximately 37 million girls in India- these words were their fate. According to the 2011 Census…
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Fitness Facts – Benefits of Indian Lassi

In the age of shakes made of every vegetable and fruit imaginable or protein powder power drinks – let’s take things back to a time…
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Commonwealth Games

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India bags three gold medals, one silver in wrestling (w/gallery)

Sushil Kumar, Amit Kumar and Vinesh won gold, Canadian Korey Jarvis defeated Rajeev Tomar who won silver IANS Glasgow – Sushil Kumar led the charge…
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Kate, William and other royals in the house at the Commonwealth Games

DENNIS PASSA THE ASSOCIATED PRESS GLASGOW — The second in line to the British throne visited the Commonwealth Games on Monday, and he brought along…
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India wins 4th shooting gold medal at Commonwealth Games, leads all countries in the event (w/ gallery)

DENNIS PASSA THE ASSOCIATED PRESS GLASGOW — India won its fourth shooting gold medal of the Commonwealth Games when Jitu Rai won the 50-meter pistol…
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Health Check

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Antibiotic-fed poultry harming consumers: Study

IANS New Delhi – Large scale, indiscriminate use of antibiotics in the poultry industry has led to antibiotic resistance in Indians who are falling prey…
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Vibrating Indian smart shoes help you navigate to your destination handsfree

VANCOUVER DESI A smart shoe in India is claiming to be the next big thing in wearable technology. The Lechal (“take me there” in Hindi,) from…
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Salman Khan’s charitable organization to help 100 kids with heart condition

IANS Mumbai – Bollywood superstar Salman Khan has announced that his Being Human (BH) charitable organization will help “100 genuine patients” suffering from heart condition…
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Indian baby whose head swelled to three times its size smiling and laughing a year later (w/ photos)

VANCOUVER DESI A three-year-old girl in New Delhi who was given little chance of survival after her head swelled to three times its normal size…
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Former U.S. chief of medicine indicted for prescription fraud

IANS Washington  – A U.S. court has indicted a former chief of medicine of illegally running a prescription racket that led to the death of…
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Indian teen boy gets 232 teeth removed from “very rare” tumour in his jaw

VANCOUVER DESI A 17-year-old boy in India underwent a seven-hour long operation on Monday to have a whopping 232 teeth removed from a “very rare”…
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Dos and don’ts for pregnant women while travelling

IANS New Delhi – Expecting mothers with normal pregnancy are not prevented from travelling by airplane, train, four-wheelers, but they need to be cautious, says…
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A different kind of courtroom drama: Woman gives birth to baby girl in witness room

IANS London – A heavily-pregnant woman gave birth to a baby girl in a court in Britain after going into labour in the witness room,…
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HIV epidemic

Number of people with HIV unchanged worldwide over the last two years: UNAIDS

United Nations claims it can stop epidemic by 2030 THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LONDON — The number of people living with HIV worldwide has remained virtually…
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Research fraud

Toronto doctor says it’s time to lock up research miscreants

MARGARET MUNRO VANCOUVER DESI A leading Toronto doctor has reignited debate over research fraud saying doctors and academics who fudge and fabricate data should be…
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