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Bangladesh celebrates Bengali New Year

Dhaka, April 14 (IANS) — Bangladesh celebrated Bengali New Year on Monday by combining traditional and modern practices. “We’ve... (more...)

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Plane hits fish in mid-air, as oddity factor rises (The Funny Side)

By Nury Vittachi All pilots know that one of the riskiest parts of a flight is take-off, since that is when an aircraft is... (more...)

At Rishikesh, bungee jumping with a twist (Travelogue)

By Gokul Bhagabati Rishikesh (Uttarakhand), April 11 (IANS) — “Take a deep breath, look straight, and free yourself,”... (more...)

10 jobs which involve no actual work (The Funny Side)

By Nury Vittachi Music lovers paid a small fortune to a rock singer Ted Nugent NOT to sing at their local festival the other... (more...)

Dakshin going strong at 25 – despite contra prediction (Foodie Trail)

By Venkatachari Jagannathan Chennai, April 2 (IANS) — “It is going to be a glorious failure,” was the tasteless... (more...)

Timeless Vienna a feast for the senses (Travelogue)

By Rahul Vaishnavi Vienna, April 2 (IANS) — Sitting in one of the many street cafes, sipping hot espresso in between... (more...)

Onward robotic soldiers: IIT students pioneer cutting-edge research (Technology Feature)

Roorkee (Uttarakhand), April 1 (IANS) — Picture this: Robots braving bullets while ferrying weapons and ammunition... (more...)

For Africans, India is healthcare destination (Health Feature)

By Aparajita Gupta New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) — Musa Amina Babagana, 45, was suffering from acute rheumatoid arthritis... (more...)

Autism, an individual disorder (Health Feature)

By Vivian Collazo Montano Havana, March 30 (IANS/Prensa Latina) — The International Centre for Neurological Restoration... (more...)

In Cuba, legendary town to celebrate 500th birthday (Feature)

Havana, March 28 (IANS) — Sancti Spiritus, a central city in Cuba that is surrounded by legends, is getting all dressed... (more...)

The wisdom of being really stupid works for me (The Funny Side)

By Nury Vittachi These days, people overthink every decision they make. To compensate, more people need to underthink their... (more...)

A Kuwaiti princess learns acupuncture in Mumbai

By Quaid Najmi Mumbai, March 23 (IANS) — In a country where traditional medicine is a virtual no-no, a Kuwaiti princess... (more...)

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