Aug

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Grandma’s Tales

While most of the grannies are from UK, US and Australia — only one is from India

Aug

08

2014

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£127,000 Gold Shirt

An Indian businessman has treated himself for his 45th birthday in a way like no other: by having a shirt made out of gold.

Jul

29

2014

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How India's Ultra-Rich Spend Their Money

jewellery and precious stones, accounted for 16 per cent of the spending pie of India's ultra HNIs.

Jul

25

2014

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Bill Clinton Gets Conned in Uttar Pradesh

Even former US president Bill Clinton got conned in Uttar Pradesh! That might sound amazing but is actually true.

Jul

23

2014

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People’s Republic of Flagistan

A new landmark in the heart of the Capital marks the gradual transformation of the place

Jul

09

2014

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Bhangra is Forever

Forget Aishwarya, This Daler Mehndi Song is India's Greatest Export

Jun

20

2014

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Living Goddess Who Still Has To Do Homework

She was also worshipped by people who believed she's a reincarnation of the Hindu goddess Durga.

Jun

13

2014

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The Loneliest Library in the World

Chinnathambi keeps it active, serving the reading and literary hunger of his impoverished clientele.

Jun

05

2014

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Tree Temple Houses 800 Varieties of Fruit Trees

A Tree temple, spread in 10 acres of area in Badgaon Mafi village in Burhanpur, is housing 800 varieties fruit trees and is maintain a fine balance in the environment.

Jun

03

2014

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30 Navjot Singh Sidhu One-liners That Sum Up India

The unrestrained laughter and witticisms have made Navjot Singh Sidhu more popular as a TV personality than he ever was as a cricketer.

May

30

2014

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Take a Ride on Your Suitcase

A Chinese inventor has developed a battery-powered scooter with a suitcase.

May

29

2014

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Indian Court Asked to Decide if guru is Dead or Meditating

The family and followers of one of India's wealthiest Hindu spiritual leaders are fighting a legal battle over whether he is dead or simply in a deep state of meditation.

May

22

2014

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Prime Minister of India for Half an Hour

19-year-old who inadvertently grabbed the "Prime Minister of India" Twitter handle - the same one India's top leaders are now tussling over.

May

19

2014

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Animals Captured Practicing Yoga

Some yoga poses, like upward- and downward-facing dog, are clear nods to the fact that our domesticated friends came up with these poses before we did

May

15

2014

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A $20 Bailout

A worried 10-year-old schoolgirl sent a $20 (£12) bill to the governor of the country's central bank offering to help the economy.

May

14

2014

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How to Master the Indian Accent

What happens when helpful people teach others how to master the Indian accent.

May

07

2014

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Knot Perfect: 12 Villages in Rajasthan That Exist as Couples

Local legend has it that in the past people named contiguous villages like a pair---one masculine, another feminine---with rhyming names.

Apr

19

2014

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Cow and Bull Tie The Knot

A Cow and a bull have been married off in a lavish Indian wedding - costing £10,000

Apr

03

2014

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13: The Power This Number Commands Around the World

The fear of the number even has its own psychological term coined in 1910: "Triskaidekaphobia." - See more at: http://www.hindustantimes.com/world-news/a-look-at-the-power-of-the-number-13-in-the-world/article1-1203752.aspx#sthash.JbFDlzmG.dpuf

Apr

01

2014

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Trains That Can Climb Skyscrapers

Londoners Christopher Christophi and Lucas Mazarrasa have drawn up a proposal for the world's first vertical trains that will climb up skyscrapers.

Mar

25

2014

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Incredible A Poem That Can be Read Backwards

That this poem was written by a 14-year old makes it worth sitting up and taking note of.

Mar

17

2014

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The Mystery of Mont Blanc's Hidden Treasure

The trail begins early on 24 January 1966, as Air India Flight 101 starts its descent towards Geneva Airport.

Mar

12

2014

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India's Vibrant Holi Festival

Holi, also known as the Festival of Colors, heralds the beginning of spring and is celebrated all over India.

Mar

03

2014

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Decoding the Indian Head Wobble

The idiosyncratic Indian head wobble — side-to-side like a pendulum — often confuses and amuses visitors to the country

Feb

24

2014

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The World's Oldest Handbag

Made of brass and inlaid with gold and silver, the bag is the only one of its kind - which made it difficult for experts to work out what it was.

Feb

04

2014

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Trucking in India: Adding Colour to Indian Transport

Decorated with colourful trinkets, transporting goods of all sizes and often having men sitting precariously atop them, legs dangling out of the vehicle, trucking in India is often a misunderstood.

Jan

21

2014

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World’s Smelliest Man: Iranian Defeats Indian

Haji, who drinks five litres of water daily from a rusty oil can, feels that cleanliness would make him sick

Oct

24

2013

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Vadodara Royal Family Ssettles Property Dispute After Two Decades

For more than two decades, the warring families were locked in a series of litigations with the battle continuing even after Ranjitsinh's death last year.

Oct

18

2013

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Gold Rush Hits Uttar Pradesh

Gold rush has hit the state of Uttar Pradesh after Saint Soham Sarkar dreamt of gold hidden underneath the land of a temple.

Oct

17

2013

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Indian Betel Box Fetches 662,000 Pounds at Southeby's

An 18th century diamond-set, enamelled gold paandan was sold for a staggering 662,500 pounds at Sotheby's.

Oct

13

2013

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When Restaurants Get Creative: 15 Hilarious Names

With the love of puns at the back of my head, I was thrilled to discover that commercial, money-making, serious entities like restaurants have a sense of humour!

Oct

07

2013

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Cheap Razor Made After P&G Watches Indians Shave

The visits kicked off the 18 months it took to develop Gillette Guard, a low-cost razor designed for India and other emerging markets.

Oct

07

2013

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Gorakhpur Gets World's Largest Railway Platform

The Gorakhpur railway station became the proud owner world's longest home platform

Sep

13

2013

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Garlands of Cash Have to Stop

The Reserve Bank of India, India's central bank, has asked people to not use currency notes to make garlands.

Sep

05

2013

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20 years after cracking exam, he is set to live IAS dream

A court has absolved the Madhya Pradesh cadre officer of any wrongdoing, allowing him to live his IAS dream.

Aug

27

2013

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Golden Playing Cards Become a Janmashtami Fad in Gujarat

This year the affluent have started flashing gold and silver-plated cards. Some of them are even playing the game with cards made of pure silver!

Aug

08

2013

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Buffalo Gives BMW a Run For its Money

She has walked many beauty ramps and won all contests ‘tail down’! Besides, she promises the buyer 30-litre milk on third lactation.

Jul

30

2013

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Indian Princesses Win £2.5 Billion Inheritance After Epic Battle Over Father's Will

Two elderly Indian princesses have inherited a £2.5 billion fortune after winning one of the country's longest-running royal legal battles.

Jul

29

2013

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HC Rejects Man's Claim of Being Gandhi Incarnation

Delhi High Court has trashed a convict's bizarre defence that he attempted to kill a man while suffering from a delusional disorder that led him to believe that he was an incarnation of Mahatma Gandhi.

Jul

24

2013

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Indian Builds a Taj Mahal For His Wife

A retired government official in a northern Indian village is building a scaled-down replica of the historic Taj Mahal in memory of his wife of 58 years.

Jul

04

2013

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Patiala Maharaja Dinner Set for Sale

A dinner set commissioned by the former Maharaja of Patiala is due to be sold at an auction in London.

Jul

03

2013

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Manipur King Ends Fast Against Palace Eviction Move

The titular king of India's Manipur state has withdrawn his hunger strike in protest against the state government's decision to evict him from his ancestral palace.

Jul

01

2013

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Mobile Devices Being Used to End Marriages on the Rise

Number of people who are taking the help of online services for separation from their spouses has increased

Jun

28

2013

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GoAir Opts For Female Crew to Save Fuel

Low cost carrier GoAir has decided to recruit only airhostesses from now on instead of the 'heavier' male flight pursersto lighten the aircraft to reduce fuel burn because of increased operating costs.

Jun

18

2013

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After Veg Shoe, Jains Get Eggless Snickers Too

Keeping in mind the number of vegetarians, chocolate and confectionery maker Mars International today launched chocolate brand Snickers in an eggless variant.

Jun

11

2013

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Rajasthan Man Gets Admit Card With Obama’s Picture

A Rajasthan school owner received an admit card with his name and the photograph of the US President Barack Obama pasted on it for a junior engineer examination conducted by the Union government’s State Selection Commission.

Jun

05

2013

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Flying Pizza. Soon, a Drone Might Deliver Your Domino's Order

Don't be surprised if next time a drone instead of a delivery boy brings a hot, delicious pizza to your doorstep.

Jun

04

2013

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Beware the Mannequin: Turning Mumbai’s Men Into Sexual Predators

If corporator Ritu Tawade is to be believed, that torso could “affect the mindset of men” and make them commit “wrong acts”.

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