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Westerners Teach Yoga -- to Indians

"When I first came, I found it strange that I was learning all this from an African American woman. It was a novelty. I loved it."

Sep

19

2011

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Astrologer Seeing Stars

For a quarter of a century, Ashok Kumar Sharma has been making a living by foretelling the fortune of people. But now hospitalised with quake injury, he admits he had no inkling of what lay in store for him

Sep

18

2011

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Tagore: Suspect No 12

“That bearded man in robes who is a poet apparently of some repute.”

Sep

18

2011

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Mumbai's Star Paanwalas

One has a website and the other holds a Guinness record for his bell collection.

Sep

18

2011

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First Printed Depiction of Taj Mahal

In the drawing by William Hodges who travelled through India in the 1780s executing drawings on the spot, the Taj appears in the background of a view of the Fort of Agra suggesting that Hodges was more interested in the military installation than the Taj.

Sep

18

2011

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Five Habits of Highly Annoying Indians

Here’s a news flash: there’s no point scrambling to get off that plane when your baggage won’t arrive for another half hour.

Sep

18

2011

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Flirting Lessons From Animals

"Animals can trump anything that humans do – their courtship behaviour is hugely varied and in some cases quite extreme."

Sep

18

2011

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The Art of Flirting

"In New York, they believe you have to be obvious, while Parisian women are thought of as being easy if they look at a man they like, so they show interest by averting their eyes. In Stockholm, it is more like they are blinking than making eye contact."

Sep

17

2011

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The Other Kushwant Singh

His books are mistaken for those of his famous namesake, and he has often faced charges of being an imposter. It is harrowing to constantly defend one’s name.

Sep

16

2011

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Goa's Barbers Thinning Out

Where they were once found in abundance in the bustling side streets of Panaji, the traditional hair-cutting salons are now becoming as thin on the ground as hairs on the head of a balding man.

Sep

16

2011

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White House Gate-Crasher Crushed

Celebrity White House gate crasher turned reality-TV star Michaele Salahi has left her husband to be with another man.

Sep

16

2011

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British Men Spend 18 Minutes Daily Looking Handsome

An average British man spends as much as 18 minutes making himself look presentable in the morning, a research has found.

Sep

15

2011

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The Last of the Aryans

Regarded as long-lost members of a purebred ‘Master Race’ settled in the Himalayas, Brokpas attract curious visitors, some of who try to satisfy their fantasy of having pure Aryan babies.

Sep

14

2011

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Film Spoofs Are Joy on a Shoestring

The actors of Malegaon are usually paid nothing, or almost nothing. They come for the free food on the sets, the excitement of being part of a movie, the minor fame that will come their way if a film is completed and released, and the hope that someone in Mumbai’s film industry might spot their talent.

Sep

14

2011

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Why a Deep Voice Can Win a Woman's Heart

Men who sound like Barry White or Morgan Freeman can get ahead in the dating game because women remember a deep voice.

Sep

13

2011

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Bollywood to Inspire Indian Cops

It is hoped the example the fictional character "honest cop" Bajirao Singham on the big screen will inspire real-life officers to turn their backs on crime.

Sep

13

2011

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Britain to Recycle Diapers Into Roof Tiles

An average British baby uses 6,000 before being trained to use the potty. Each disposable diaper takes around 500 years to decompose.

Sep

13

2011

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Cell Phones for Birth Control

!DEA cell phone carrier is marketing 3G service as a form of population control. With all they can do on their phones, the ad suggests, Indians will be too busy for making babies.

Sep

13

2011

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Tongues of the Fathers

"Whether in European, Indian, Chinese or other languages, the expression ‘mother tongue' and its concept is firmly embedded in popular imagination – perhaps this is the reason why for so many years the role of fathers ... in determining prehistoric language switches has not been recognised by geneticists."

Sep

11

2011

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I Just Called to Kiss You

The kissing simulator, which involves a moisture sensor on the smoocher's phone and a motorized "wet sponge pushing against a membrane" on the receiver's phone, can differentiate between a peck on the cheek and a full on sloppy kiss -- moving the wet sponge to simulate accordingly.

Sep

11

2011

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Richest Indian Prisoner

Janardhana Reddy has had to swap his gold and platinum fixtures in his lavish bathroom, for baths under a tree.

Sep

10

2011

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$22 Too Much for a Ferari?

Chirag Patel, a millionaire dentist, dubbed a "skinflint" and a "miser" by the British media, used a fraudulent disabled badge, to avoid $22 in parking fees for his Ferari.

Sep

10

2011

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Chasing The Ultimate Flying Objects

Indian cities are playing host to a hippy sport with a makeover. What draws Indians to Ultimate Frisbee?

Sep

09

2011

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Around the World on Vegetable Oil

He converted the bus to run on waste cooking oil and installed a filtering system and a 1,200 litre tank under the bed before setting off in September 2009 determined to prove what can be achieved with people's rubbish.

Sep

09

2011

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Janardan Reddy's Emperor Life

From owning helicopters lying in his indoor swimming pool and watching movies on an expansive 70mm close by' former minister and MLC G Janardhan Reddy lived like a king.

Sep

07

2011

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Microspider to Repair Blood Vesels

A new spider-like micromachine could swim through a person's blood vessels, healing damaged areas and delivering drugs as it goes.

Sep

07

2011

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Why Ketchup Squirts

How can ketchup seem solidly stuck to the bottom of a bottle, then squirt copiously on to your chips as soon as you give it a squeeze? Cornell University researchers think they have the answer.

Sep

06

2011

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800-lb Baigan ka Bharta Seeks to Make Bharta of Bt Brinjal

Activists pooled in 200 kg of brinjals and 300 kg of spices and ingredients like tomatoes, onions and green chillies to make the world's biggest organic 'baingan ka bharta' -- the mashed and char-broiled brinjal dish -- ever cooked in protest against genetically modified food.

Sep

06

2011

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Villagers Want Permission to Kill Themselves

Fed up of government apathy, over 150 farmers in a village in Jharkhand's Palamu district have sent a petition to the chief minister asking for permission to take their lives.

Sep

06

2011

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Why State Surveys Asked About Bras and Haddock

Mass Observation decided to visit and test the legend of bonking on the beach out. They went out at night and fell over couples on the beach and noted down how many were having sexual intercourse."

Sep

06

2011

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Size Does Matter

The more testosterone – the male sex hormone – a baby is exposed to, the longer his ring finger is likely to be.

Sep

06

2011

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Green Cremation Offers Clean Departure

A Scotland firm has created a greener alternative to cremation it calls "resomation" -- a high-temperature water and chemical treatment that dissolves mortal remains.

Sep

06

2011

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Holy Jesus

The figure, bearing an uncanny resemblance to Jesus with arms outstretched, floats on a cloud, with a crescent of light acting as a halo.

Sep

05

2011

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World's Smallest Electric Motor is Single Molecule

The electric motor that consists of a single molecule, measuring a billionth of a meter, or just one nanometer across. By contrast, a human hair is 60,000 nanometers in diameter.

Sep

05

2011

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Mumbai Fishing Village Makes Jewellery

Nestled in the heart of India's buzzing financial capital but still cast adrift, the fishing village of Worli has found a way to keep pace with the progress around it. Stepping out of their sheltered lives, women are reaching out to markets worldwide through jewellery created from fallen wood, glass and the like.

Sep

05

2011

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Model Poonam Pandey poses near-nude for Team India

After promising to go nude if India won the 2011 World Cup, Poonam has partially fulfilled her promise.

Sep

04

2011

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Sex Hormones Drive Career Choices

Females without CAH had less interest than males in engineering or surgery and more interest in careers focused on interacting with people, such as teaching.

Sep

04

2011

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Your Kingdom for a Nehru Jacket

“Instead of a quantum of money to settle the deal, to everyone's surprise, Kutchat asked for the 'achkan' (jacket) that the Prime Minister was wearing."

Sep

04

2011

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No Sex With Reincarnated Spouse

Chanting to cure snakebites, claiming to be a reincarnated spouse to obtain sex, and charging for miracles could soon be banned by Maharashtra.

Sep

04

2011

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Dhoni's Brain to be Mapped

"If he is 'Captain Cool', does it mean that his brain reacts differently in a crisis situation? We will call another player who has not been that successful to compare how their brains work."

Sep

03

2011

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Can't Say 'It's Over'? Tell Break-up Agent

Finding it difficult to say "it's over" to their loved partner, many couples in China are now seeking professional help of "break-up agents".

Sep

02

2011

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Indians Have World's Worst Lungs

Indians have the poorest lungs among 17 populations across four continents. "I was shocked to see a 30 per cent difference; this should be an eye-opener for us."

Sep

02

2011

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Fairy Tale for Bhojpuri Folklores

“At my house in Professors’ Colony, all these stories are narrated by grandfathers, grandmothers, fathers and mothers to the children.”

Sep

02

2011

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Sex Hormones Drive Your Career Choices

Did you know that your choice of career could be strongly influenced by your sex drive?

Sep

02

2011

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Sarod, Sitar, Tabla, Harmonium in an Indian Army Band

Do only trumpets, brass drums, cymbals and other percussion instruments come to mind when you think about an Indian Army band? Don't be surprised if the next time around, you hear the sarod, sitar, tabla and harmonium resonate as a band plays Indian classical music.

Sep

01

2011

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The Typewriter Lives on in India

India's typewriter culture survives the age of computers in offices where bureaucracy demands typed forms and in rural areas where many homes don't have electricity.

Sep

01

2011

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Sex Meters in Bonn

A ticket machine prints out receipts for the nightly flat fee of 6 euros (currently about $8.65) for the privilege of streetwalking.

Sep

01

2011

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Astrological Compatibility Key in Indian Marriage

"It is evident that it is not only the older generation who are stuck with these taboos, the younger generation also believes in the same."

Sep

01

2011

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Healthy Potato

Eating potatoes twice daily can lower blood pressure, without the risk of weight gain, says a new study.

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