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2012

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A Profile of the Nehru Jacket

Hardly reminiscent of Gandhi’s famous homespun clothing, the Nehru jacket is a descendant of the northern Indian achkan, a closed-neck, coatlike garment usually considered court dress for Indian nobility.

Jan

18

2012

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Plastic Tourism in India

Foreigners from many countries who are adding surgery to holiday trips that often include trips to the Taj Mahal in Agra and other tourist spots.

Jan

18

2012

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Indian Teacher's $10 Billion Bank Balance

Red-faced bank officials would not comment, but sources say the funds were "uncleared" and he could not have withdrawn the money if he had tried.

Jan

18

2012

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India Cracks Dow on Jugaads

India is to impose safety standards on its 'jugaads' – the home-made transport vehicles made from used car, motorcycle, tractor and bullock cart parts.

Jan

17

2012

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Norway's Child Protective Service Take Away Two Indian Children

"My son was sleeping with my husband. They said he should sleep separately from your son."

Jan

15

2012

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Saris From paris

“It is like Indians selling wine in France. To sell a sari in India takes Gallic gall.”

Jan

15

2012

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$10,000 for UK Prime Minister David Cameron's Number?

"There are many other people that we know who would just like to part with money and go and talk to Cameron."

Jan

18

2012

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Finger Licking Good

Several high-profile chefs are asking diners to get their hands dirty, in the belief that it heightens the sensual connection to food and softens the formality of fine dining.

Jan

14

2012

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India's Love Affair With P.G. Wodehouse

The Wodehouse novellas contain that upper-class twittery that the caste conscious Indian middle-classes relate to very well.

Jan

13

2012

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Toilet Training for Migrant Students at Australian University

Posters put up by the university show a person standing on the toilet seat and squatting over the bowl with a line through it. Another crossed-out image shows a person squatting on the floor.

Jan

08

2012

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India's Coolest Ambassador Cars

Artists, designers and luxury hotels are giving India's iconic automobile a new ticket to ride.

Jan

08

2012

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Bouncers of Delhi

The bouncer is supposed to be an arbiter of status without possessing it, passing judgment on the status of those who regard him with unvarnished condescension.

Jan

05

2012

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Private Detective Sentenced for Raping, Framing Ex-Girlfriend

Jerry Ramrattan, a New York private detective who raped his ex-girlfriend Seemona Sumasar and then framed her for a series of fictional crimes was sentenced to the maximum of 32 years in prison

Jan

04

2012

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India Cuts Edge off Edgier Shows

TV channels resort to inconsistent and clumsy self-censorship, snipping scenes that are central to a show's plot with abandon.

Jan

04

2012

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Lucknow Residents Scared Sleep Will Turn Them to Stone

In Lucknow, people patrolled the streets chanting slogans in a bid to stay awake, according to a report from The Pioneer newspaper, which added that even those from well-educated communities were panicking.

Jan

02

2012

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British Woman is Director of Bed Bouncing

A woman hotel employee in Britain is having her bottom insured for a whopping four million pounds (Rs.33 crore) after she landed a job to test the softness of beds for hotel guests.

Dec

30

2011

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Bigg Boss's Sunny Leone Reveals Dark Truth About Indians

. We spend thousands of rupees every year on 'fairness' creams, parents shamelessly advertise for a 'fair-skinned' girl in matrimonial columns and we use the word 'black' in derogatory way.

Dec

29

2011

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New Delhi’s Heritage Cinemas

Once upon time, before Bollywood came along, Connaught Place’s theaters used to showcase things like Russian ballets, Urdu plays and silent movies.

Dec

27

2011

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Parking Up the Wrong Tree

A speeding motorist in India lost control of his car and smacked into a tree on Christmas — and, of course, the tree didn’t budge.

Dec

20

2011

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India's Color Divide

Some trace India’s colour fixation through varna, caste, to the Aryan-Dravidian divide. But I would be surprised if British rule and domination by a visibly different colonial elite didn’t also have something to do with modern preference.

Dec

16

2011

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World's Shortest Woman Wants to be Bollywood Star

Jyoti Amge is just 62.8 centimeters (24.7 inches) tall — shorter than the average 2-year-old. "I have put Nagpur on the world map. Now everyone will know where it is."

Dec

16

2011

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Indian with 39 Wives, 94 Kids is the Strangest Story of 2011

An Indian man with 39 wives, 94 children and 33 grandchildren, all living under one roof, holds the numero uno position in Ripley's Believe It or Not, top 11 strangest stories for this year.

Dec

12

2011

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Guaranteed a Laugh, or Money Back

Watch it. If you like it, you pay for it. If you don't, you get your money back! That's the offer made by an India-born doctor, who also dabbles in film making, for his third movie released on DVD.

Nov

29

2011

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Wife-Swapping the Thing for Married Indians

Wife-Swapping, one-night stands and threesomes are not just happening in Bollywood, but entering the sex lives of urban Indians.

Nov

29

2011

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She Doesn’t Call Me Dad

Finding companionship in old age is no longer taboo—at least not to the aged.

Nov

29

2011

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Fat Man Forces Passenger to Stand Seven Hours in Plane

An American businessman had to stand for an exhausting seven-hour flight from Alaska to Philadelphia because an obese fellow passenger was taking up half his seat.

Nov

28

2011

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Docs Find 421 Coins, Bolts in Man's Stomach

A man admitted to a Chhattisgarh hospital with severe stomach pain was found to have swallowed around 6 kg of iron objects, including hundreds of coins and fishnet pellets.

Nov

27

2011

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Yoga, Work of the Devil: Vatican Priest

The ancient Indian practice of yoga that helps in attaining physical and spiritual discipline has been termed a "work of the devil" by a top Vatican priest.

Nov

26

2011

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Most Indians Are Dumb

Press Council of India Chairman Justice Markandey Katju has said "most people in India are of a very low intellectual level, steeped in casteism, communalism, superstitions and all kinds of feudal and backward ideas".

Nov

22

2011

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My Terrifying Encounter With Anna Hazare

In an interview to NDTV, Anna Hazare said drinkers of alcohol should be beaten. Tongue firmly in cheek, we wondered what might happen if Mr. Hazare got to enact his vision for India.

Nov

22

2011

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Ex-banker Turned Monk Asks Wall Street to Meditate

Rasanath Das, a former New York investment banker who gave it all up to become a Hindu monk, was recently spending his Sunday afternoons leading Occupy Wall Street protesters in meditation until police cleared their camp at Zuccotti Park this week.

Nov

18

2011

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Filthy Indians

“It’s time we admitted that many of India’s problems are because many of us are Ugly Indians. We tolerate an incredible amount of filth.”

Nov

18

2011

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Woman Claims Having Alien in Fridge

People who have seen pictures of the “alien” have likened it to Jabba The Hutt from the ‘Star Wars films’ and Slimer from ‘Ghostbusters’, the Sun Reported.

Nov

16

2011

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100,000 Mariages

India’s capital is gearing up to host more than 100,000 weddings this month, which astrologers say is a most auspicious time to tie the knot.

Nov

13

2011

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Should the Government Read Minds?

For the first time in human history, we are peering into the labyrinth of the mind and pulling out information, perhaps even information you would rather we did not know.

Nov

13

2011

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Weighty Matchmaking

Getting married is never easy. And if you are one of those whose profile gets passed by on matrimonial sites just because you are overweight, that just could turn into a hellish experience.

Nov

13

2011

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eGuru for Dummies

From Skype satsangs to YouTube samadhis, your guide to armchair mysticism

Nov

13

2011

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Recession Affecting Pets in Britain

It seems global recession is taking a heavy toll on pets' lives in Britain. Animal welfare charities here have warned of pets rapidly becoming the forgotten victims of the economic downturn.

Nov

10

2011

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Parliamentarily Speaking

Parliamentary interpreters convey speeches that capture the soul: cynicism, sarcasm, rage, ridicule, all with appropriate tone and modulation. And humour can be the trickiest—rarely rid of cultural connotations, humour, much like poetry, can lose its impact in translation.

Nov

10

2011

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My Neighbor Sachin Tendulkar

Like so many eclipse lovers gazing at the sun through darkened glass, star struck fans stare up at the Home of the Man, pointing here and there, cellphones held just so to capture grainy likenesses they can call their own. Often it’s a young couple, cooing and giggling.

Nov

07

2011

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Fool’s World: Who Gave Saif the Right to be a Nawab?

But this charade in Pataudi, and the conferment of a title of nawab on Saif Ali khan, is hypocritical and grandiose in a democratic republic.

Nov

07

2011

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Delhi's Star Goat this Eid Costs $3000

According to tradition, a sacrificial goat has to be selected carefully. It should be healthy, with a strong physique, and should not have any deformities.

Nov

06

2011

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Tipsy Parrots Nursing Hangover

The Sun said some of them were in such a state that it would take days for them to sober up.

Nov

05

2011

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Cleaner Wipes Off Stain, Destroys Artwork

The cleaning woman thought it was an actual stain and scrubbed it clean.

Nov

05

2011

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A Third of Women Dislike Cuddling

A spokesperson for Silentnight, the company behind the findings, said: "There is a general consensus that women prefer cuddling to men. But, according to our research, this clearly isn't the case.

Nov

03

2011

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Husband Secretly Fed Wife Steroids to Fatten Her Up

'He did it so she'd gain weight to get back to the pattern of their life, so she'd cook dinner and look after the children, so she wouldn't go out for walks to lose weight.

Oct

28

2011

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"Wife-sharing" Haunts Indian Villages as Girls Decline

"Everything is hush, hush. No one openly admits it, but we all know what is going on. Some families buy brides from other parts of the country, while others have one daughter-in-law living with many unwedded brothers."

Oct

28

2011

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Trucker, M.D. Delivers Baby Midflight

“It was very exciting ... I’m glad I was able to help. But I doubt I’ll use my skills again.”

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