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Anxious Indians Turn To Astrologers H-1B Visa

Astrologer Vinod Shastri practices next to the ancient observatory in Jaipur, where the astronomers of the maharaja once monitored the heavens.

Feb

02

2017

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Cosmic Head Rub

A barber in the Indian town of Pushkar has been dubbed the cosmic barber for his unique approach to grooming.

Feb

01

2017

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India Mourns One of Its Oldest Elephants

One of the world's oldest elephants, Indira, has died in her eighties in southern India, forest officials say.

Jan

01

2017

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Demonetised Notes Could Fetch A Fortune In The Future: Currency Collector

The collector will never make a loss, said the 36-year-old numismatist who is fond of rare notes and has been collecting them from last 15 years.

Dec

23

2016

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The Man Behind India's $74m Wedding

In November, as millions of Indians were grappling with a cashflow crisis, a lavish wedding in the southern city of Bangalore sparked outrage.

Dec

14

2016

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The Milk Miracle That Brought India to a Standstill

In September 1995, millions of Hindus were gripped by an apparent "miracle" when the god Ganesha seemed to be drinking milk.

Dec

08

2016

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NRI Attends Own Wedding in India on Webcam

Given the growing pressure and competition in this day and age, it is difficult to get a leave at work. But so much so that you have to attend your own wedding on webcam redefines crazy.

Nov

22

2016

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India's Mysterious Unfaithful Woman Returns

The identity of both the original spurned partner and the now infamous Sonam Gupta remain a mystery, with many believing she may not even exist.

Nov

16

2016

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7 Offbeat Wedding Rituals in India

A few unusual wedding rituals in India that are bound to take you by surprise.

Oct

10

2016

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India Businessman Pays $12.4 Million For Dubai Number Plate

An Indian businessman has paid $9 million (S$12.4 million) at auction to grab a single-digit car registration plate in Dubai, feeding a passion for "unique" number plates.

Oct

05

2016

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Pigeon Taken Into Custody in India

Indian police say they took a pigeon into custody after it was found with a note threatening the prime minister.

Oct

04

2016

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Indian-origin Man in World’s Longest Marriage Dies at 110

Katari, who will turn 104 on November 1, said it was blessing to have been married and lived for long. She said now that he had gone, she will pray for his peaceful rest.

Sep

29

2016

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$200,000 Can Get You a Home in Mars

Arrange $200,000 and entrepreneur and founder of US spacecraft firm SpaceX Elon Musk will take you there.

Sep

26

2016

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15 Hilarious Observations That Are 100% True For Indians

No matter what part of the country or the world we go to, there are certain mannerisms and habits that are so inherent to us Indians, they bind us.

Sep

22

2016

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The Majesty And Mystery of India's Sacred Banyan Trees

The fig tree has shaped humanity in profound and mysterious ways—and none is as awesome to behold as the banyan.

Sep

21

2016

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Bizarre And Beautiful Places to See in India

From haunted forts to snacking with the dead, some of the quirkiest tourist places in India.

Sep

14

2016

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NRI Businessman Owns 22 Apartments in Burj Khalifa

An Indian mechanic-turned-businessman owns an incredible 22 apartments in the popular Burj Khalifa.

Sep

13

2016

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Solar-powered Tuk-tuk Reaches UK After Road Trip From India

An engineer and his solar-powered tuk-tuk have arrived in Britain at the end of a seven-month, 6,200-mile overland adventure – despite a last-minute mishap.

Sep

08

2016

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Tuk-tuk Trip From India to UK Halted by Passport Theft in France

An engineer travelling from India to the UK in a solar-powered tuk-tuk to promote clean energy has been thwarted agonisingly close to his goal after being being robbed in France.

Aug

19

2016

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Meet One Indian Ad Firm's Top Dog

Goofy, the canine worker of an advertising firm in the southern Indian city of Chennai, has a visiting card and a "corner seat", and he performs multiple roles in the office.

Aug

19

2016

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Indians Wouldn't be Drinking Milk if it Weren't For Europeans

We modern Indians, ie those of us who have a tradition of drinking milk, carry the mutation 13910T. We count, therefore, among our ancestors that are Hungarian.

Aug

19

2016

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Tourism Malaysia Offering Kabali Packages to Tourists From India

Kollywood superstar Rajinikanth's 159th movie is a big hit and it has indirectly promoted Malaysian locations to his fans in India and across the world.

Aug

17

2016

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10 Things Us Indian Millennials Are Doing That Are Driving Our Parents Nuts

We millennials are a complicated lot. We decide to pursue a course of our dreams, but later take up jobs that have nothing to do with what we studied.

Aug

16

2016

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The Great Snake Boat Race of India

The annual snake boat race in the southern Indian state of Kerala is a unique sporting spectacle because of its scale and popularity.

Aug

15

2016

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Verbose Tweet Inspires Linguistic Laughter From Indians

When Uttar Pradesh tourism board's official Twitter account published a tweet to promote the ancient city of Varanasi, a whole different form of attention was focused of the state.

Aug

04

2016

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Indian-Origin Girl Named Child Genius 2016 In UK

A 10-year-old Indian-origin girl has been crowned Britain's brightest child after she won a popular television quiz competition in the UK.

Jul

28

2016

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The Woman Who Cut Off Her Breasts to Protest a Tax

The story of a lower caste woman who cut her breasts to protest against a discriminatory "breast tax" in British ruled India is being revived by an artist wants to recognise her sacrifice.

Jul

27

2016

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UK Woman Sues Neighbours For Cooking Spicy Food

A woman in the UK has filed a court case against her neighbours for cooking spicy food which she says waft out "pungent toxic fumes", causing her "respiratory problems" as well as choking.

Jul

21

2016

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India office Holiday For Watching Film

Businesses in southern India have given their employees the day off on Friday so they can attend screenings of a new film starring Tamil cinema superstar Rajinikanth.

Jul

14

2016

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David Cameron Orders Indian Spicy Food For Last Supper as UK PM

Britain's former Prime Minister David Cameron spiced up his 'last supper' at his 10 Downing Street office-cum-home with some spicy Indian food such as Hyderabadi Saffron Chicken, Kashmiri Rogan Josh and Samosas.

Jul

13

2016

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Indian State Imposes Fat Tax

Kerala is the first state in India to introduce a "fat tax" on burgers, pizzas, doughnuts and tacos served in branded restaurants.

Jul

04

2016

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Inside Mysuru's Big Fat Royal Shaadi

In Grand Royal Wedding, Maharaja Of Mysuru Marries Princess From Rajasthan

Jul

03

2016

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The Indian Man Who Restored a 4,500-year-old Mummy

The mummy, believed to be that of Egyptian Princess Naishu, daughter of the Pharaoh VI, possibly born around 2,500 BC, was the pride of the museum since 1920, but had fallen into a state of disrepair.

Jun

28

2016

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Fairytale Wedding For India Royals

India's royalty lost their official powers when the nation gained independence in 1947 but the modern-day maharajas are still wealthy and influential.

Jun

20

2016

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Match Box Mania

A recent exhibition, titled "Matchbox Labels And The Stories They Tell", features some prominent trends and themes spanning the entire history of the matchbox industry.

Jun

10

2016

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Modi India's First Prime Minister Who Does Not Get Jet-lagged

Modi has just wrapped up a 140-hour-long trip covering five nations including the US, 45-plus engagements over five days and flew for nearly 44 hours, bulk of it at night, to cover nearly 33,000 kilometers.

Jun

07

2016

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Mexico's Ambassador in Delhi Rides a Rickshaw

Mexico's ambassador has been using an auto rickshaw instead of a car to drive around Delhi.

Jun

07

2016

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India’s Pocket Hercules Dies at 104

Manohar Aich, the bodybuilder who became the first Indian to take the Mr. Universe title in 1952 and won the nickname ‘Pocket Hercules’ for his tiny stature, has died aged 104.

Jun

03

2016

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A Toast to Summer Fruitfulness

There is an avalanche of summer fruits tumbling down from the Himalayas—peaches, pears, apricots, cherries, and plums.

May

26

2016

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The Aam Party

In the season of heat and mellow fruitfulness, an ode to the mango.

May

25

2016

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Raj Temple Offers Paap-mukti Certificates

A Shiva temple in Rajasthan is different. Here, redemption comes with a certificate that qualifies one duly purged of all sin, or `paap-mukt'.

Apr

29

2016

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Five Popular Dishes That Are Surprisingly Not Indian

The next time someone tells you that the kulfi is a desi summer cooler, you know better and can tell him that it isn't. The kulfi is a Middle Eastern import and as are sweets such as jalebi and gulab jamun.

Apr

25

2016

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Cursed Temple Scares Off Tourists

Local officials in the western state of Rajasthan say tourists are put off visiting the 12th Century Kiradu temple complex because of a local legend.

Apr

21

2016

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Narendra Modi Came Face To Face With His Wax Twin

The statue clearly left Modi speechless even as he gave some finishing touches to the sculpture, and Twitter users were rather amused at his somewhat wonderstruck reaction.

Apr

21

2016

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Air India’s Resident Rat Flees to Singapore

Pest controllers have been unable to trap the rat four days after it forced diversion of a Melbourne-Delhi Air India (AI) flight to Singapore.

Apr

18

2016

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Where Did India's Banned Snake Charmers Go

Are snake charmers offensive to India's cultural identity? Some Twitter users felt that India had moved on from the time when snake charmers were presented as one of the symbols of the country.

Apr

15

2016

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Indian Business City Renamed

India's business city of Gurgaon on the outskirts of the capital, Delhi, will be officially renamed Gurugram.

Apr

15

2016

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Why South African Women Like Indian Hair

The market for human hair, often shaved from the heads of Hindu pilgrims in India, is growing in South Africa.

Apr

14

2016

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Hollywood Celebrities With Indian Tattoos

A new trend in body art has been emerging over the last few years among celebrities in the West. Tattoos in Hindi and Sanskrit.

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