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”.

Jun

02

2013

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Cattles Sold For Ghee Investments

A bizarre investment scheme has come under market watchdog Sebi's scanner, wherein hundreds of crores have been raised through public deposits for purchase of cattles

May

28

2013

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Inundated Colonial Bungalow Resurfaces After Thirty Years

A colonial bungalow that “drowned” thirty years ago has surfaced from its watery grave in the reservoir of the Thenmala Dam in Kollam district.

May

25

2013

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A Quiet Kerala Town Where Elephants Symbolize Social Status

Some elephants have superstar status in the state — when they reach a particular temple, thousands of elephant lovers assemble to see them.

May

25

2013

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An Interesting Tale of the Business of Ice and Its History in India

It may seem strange to think of ice being used to make high-rises, but then the ice industry is full of surprises and perhaps it is only to be expected.

May

18

2013

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At 104, Noida Man is World’s Oldest to Get a Heart Stent

Not only did he successfully undergo an angioplasty but, at 104 years of age, also became the oldest person in the world to do so.

May

14

2013

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Passenger Booted from Flight for Singing Non-stop

A passenger was booted off an American Airlines flight en route from Los Angeles to New York Monday when she would not stop singing Whitney Houston's hit "I Will Always Love You".

May

13

2013

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A Strip of Cloth That Makes Dry Cleaners Shudder

Some women go further — waiting until they travel to India to take care of their soiled saris. Assuming that saris are made there, they reason, Indian dry cleaners should know what they are doing.

May

13

2013

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Boy Genius Diagnosed with Autism Found to Have IQ Higher Than Einstein

A 14-year-old boy from Indiana, who was diagnosed with moderate to severe autism at the age of 2, has an IQ of 170, which is higher than Einstein’s, and he is now on the road to winning a Nobel Prize.

May

09

2013

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Surat Diamonds Found in Hollywood-style Heist

Robbers disguised as policemen had got away with $50 million worth of gemstones

Apr

30

2013

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Sudarsan Pattnaik's Award-winning Stunning Ganesha Sculpture

Indian sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik was recently awarded Moscow choice prize for creating a sand sculpture of Lord Ganesh at World sand art championship 2013, Russia.

Apr

29

2013

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India Man Sailendra Nath Roy Dies During Ponytail Stunt

A Guinness World Record holder who attempted to cross a river in India suspended by his ponytail has died during the stunt.

Apr

25

2013

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Saudi Arabia Deports Man for Being Too Handsome and Irresistible to Women

If you thought that there’s no flip side to being impossibly handsome, think again! Apparently that chiseled face, the dreamy eyes fringed with lashes and the manly chest can lead to deportation. If you’re in Saudi Arabia, that is.

Apr

24

2013

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International Museum Of Toilets Now Officially Weird, Unusual

The International Museum Of Toilets that is housed in Delhi’s Palam area, has made it to the list of the Top 10 ‘Weird and Unusual’ museums in the world.

Apr

20

2013

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38% Indian Tourists Pocket Hotel Items

A global survey by an online accommodation booking service has revealed that 35% of the global travellers have no qualms about taking home hotel amenities.

Apr

17

2013

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NRI Devotee Donates $300,000 to Balaji Temple

In a princely offering, an NRI devotee from US today donated Rs. 16 crore to the famous hill shrine of Lord Venkateswara at nearby Tirumala.

Apr

15

2013

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Why Spend $250,000 on a Gold Shirt

An Indian man has bought one of the world's most expensive shirts, made with more than 3kg of gold and worth $250,000. His is an extreme case of an Indian obsession with the precious metal.

Apr

12

2013

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We Didn’t Order That – 6,000-mile Takeaway Snubbed

AN Indian restaurant owner travelled thousands of miles to deliver a curry takeaway to the African jungle – only to be told it had not been ordered.

Apr

05

2013

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A Dating Website for Beard Lovers

A new dating site is helping beard-lovers find love by putting them in touch with furry fellas.

Apr

04

2013

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Hindu Temple that Worships a Muslim Deity

Jhulasan village has perhaps the only Hindu temple that worships a Muslim deity - Dola Mata.

Mar

31

2013

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India Cardboard Traffic Police to Deter Violators

Police in the Indian city of Bangalore are using life-like cardboard figures of officers to try and stop traffic violations.

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