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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.

Sep

01

2011

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The Skinny Gene

Extra copies of certain genes in some people are much more likely to make them skinny. People with a missing copy of these genes are 43 times more likely to be morbidly obese.

Sep

01

2011

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Sex Book Premature

"It's too revealing and has a lack of beauty, which will fail to inspire children's interest."

Sep

01

2011

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Venezuelans Who?

Friday's international friendly game seems so Argentina-centric that Venezuela has virtually been overshadowed by the star power of the Messi-led side.

Sep

01

2011

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Why Return Trips Feel Shorter

Ever thought why at times the back journey from any place seems shorter than previously felt, despite both the distances being same?

Sep

01

2011

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UK Firm to Build Cricket Communities in India

"In India, cricket is nothing short of a religion, and we visualise developing new communities at the edges of cities revolving around the extraordinary national devotion to the game."

Sep

01

2011

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Dumbo Rescued by Indian Soldiers

Indian soldiers used a bulldozer to rescue a young wild elephant that was trapped in a water tank inside a military area.

Sep

01

2011

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Separated After 7-Decade Marriage

A relatively minor dispute over distribution of money ended the seven decade marital relations of an old couple from Uttar Pradesh’s Terwa village, near Lucknow.

Aug

31

2011

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$430 Million Ganpati

The Ganpati idol at Gaud Saraswat Brahmin Mandal is made of 150 lbs of gold and almost 1,000 lbs of silver and insured for $430 million.

Aug

31

2011

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TJ Bakery in Tihar Jail

It is tea-time at the Tihar prison bakery in Delhi. Workers are busy rolling out sugary cookie dough and packing savoury biscuits.

Aug

31

2011

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Slumdog Thrillionaires

Indian youths perform incredibly dangerous 'train surfing' stunt routine while hanging off carriage.

Aug

31

2011

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Mayawati Property Tax Defaulter

UP Chief Minister Mayawati owes Rs.31.76 lakh to the New Delhi Municipal Corporation as tax on her property on Sardar Patel Marg. Hotel Taj Palace owes $10 million.

Aug

30

2011

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Shoe Throwing MLA Gets the Boot

"This is the slipper that was thrown. It was flung by BJP MLA Bhawani Singh Rajawat at me inside the House,'' Mr Raghu Sharma said, holding aloft the footwear that started it all.

Aug

31

2011

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Shorts Come Into Vogue

Over two decades ago, when Zeenat Aman had worn a pair of shorts in Dostana, a song "Bahut Khoobsoorat jawan ek ladki" sung rather teasingly by Kishore Kumar, invited the roadside Romeos to tease her

Aug

31

2011

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Toothpaste Bomb

Four tubes of toothpaste were detonated by the Jersey City police bomb squad after they were mailed to a township resident in what appeared to be a suspicious package from India.

Aug

30

2011

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Reliance Bodyguards 'Bodyguard'

Reliance Entertainment has secured a 'John Doe Order' from the court restraining websites, cable operators and Internet Service Providers from showing the movie.

Aug

30

2011

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Train Surfing, India's Perilous New Sport

After stunt bikers in Delhi had created ruckus on the roads, it's the turn of Mumbai's self-styled stuntmen to give others some hair-raising moments but this time on rail.

Aug

30

2011

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$15,000 for a Night of Dance, Booze and Sex

"For sex, the customers could shift to the rooms that are separated from the dance bars by an electronically operated door fitted to the common wall."

Aug

30

2011

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Dancing on a Train

A Bollywood dance number conducted entirely on a moving train.

Aug

30

2011

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iPad Lessons for Indian MPs

India's labyrinthine bureaucracy has long been renowned for its reliance on paperwork, with even basic transactions needing triplicate forms, stamp certificates and endless information recorded in hand-written ledgers.

Aug

30

2011

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Miss India Universe Twagerized WSJ Columnist

“It wasnt accidental.can’t possibly cut copy AND paste accidentally now can I? just dint know the technical know how of ‘retweeting.’”

Aug

30

2011

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The Elusive Lalit Modi

I knock on the door of an old three-storey brick house in the swanky SW1 pocket in London, allegedly Modi's address since he was driven out of the BCCI (and India) for alleged financial misdemeanours in the running of the IPL. Modi's son answers the door.

Aug

30

2011

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Dealing With a Bigoted Dad

I’m an East Indian girl of 25 whose father says that if I have black friends in our house or even hang around them, I’m kicked out forever. My mom says I can keep someone who is black as a friend but that I mustn’t argue with my dad.

Aug

30

2011

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Eco Ganeshas on Ganesh Chaturthi

Eco-Ganeshas, made of clay and painted with natural colors, dissolve as soon as they are immersed in water, instead of settling at the bottom of the water body and polluting it.

Aug

30

2011

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World's 7 Billionth Person About to be Born

In the days ahead, a baby will be born who will take the global population above 7 billion for the first time, and in all probability that birth will take place in China or India.

Aug

30

2011

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Mumbai World's Worst City

A new survey of 140 cities has rated Vancouver as the best city to live, and Mumbai as one of the worst with a ranking of 116.

Aug

30

2011

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Argentinian Food Awaits Lionel Messi

Traditional Indian welcome and delicious Argentine dishes await soccer superstar Lionel Messi slated to arrive here by Wednesday for his national side's FIFA official friendly against Venezuela on Sept 2.

Aug

29

2011

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Can a Woman Ever Retire?

I turned to him, and asked him what he did, and he said, "Nothing. I'm retired." I joked with him that maybe he should learn to cook. But he wasn't interested in my kind of humor.

Aug

29

2011

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Dumb Train Stunts

The dangerous craze involves hanging off the side of a train as it passes metal beams and various other obstacles

Aug

29

2011

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Planet of Diamonds

An international team of astronomers, led by Australia’s Swinburne University of Technology professor Matthew Bailes, has discovered a planet made of diamond crystals, in our own Milky Way galaxy.

Aug

29

2011

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Drive Across India in a Rickshaw

Three brave Aussies are about get into a rickety rickshaw to drive across India with a twenty-first century technology twist to go with their dilapidated drive.

Aug

29

2011

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The Invisible Men

Behind every successful structure stand the men who got their hands dirty building it.

Aug

29

2011

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Spare the Donkeys

"Several TV channels have telecast visuals of supporters of the India Against Corruption campaign using donkeys to symbolise corrupt officials during their rallies. The donkeys had placards around their necks, their faces had been blackened and they were being punched, slapped and beaten, to symbolise the anti-corruption crusader putting corruption down."

Aug

29

2011

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A Building to Outshine Taj Mahal?

If architects have their way, India may soon build a new spectacular space station-style structure which could outshine the Taj Mahal.

Aug

29

2011

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Anna Among Top 10 Indian Brands

This top 10 ranking puts the Jan Lokpal movement as being more influential online in Indian as compared to established online brands like Vodafone, MTV India.

Aug

28

2011

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India's Caste Census

For the first time in 80 years, India is undertaking the herculean task of a caste census. ''My caste is who I am, we don't speak often about it, because everybody knows."

Aug

28

2011

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World's Smallest Ganesh

Only one inch tall and weighing 40g, couple create world's smallest Ganesh idol.

Aug

28

2011

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It's Good to be a Rebel in India

Although Mrinalini does not read newspapers (not even the Mumbai behemoth whose sole purpose is to encourage women like her to spend, spend, spend), she does know about a man named Anna Hazare.

Aug

28

2011

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McDonald Pulls 'Corrupt' Ad

“The commercials are light-hearted and irreverent in nature. We are not trying to propagate or justify bribery."

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