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Thousands mourn Basu's passing

Jyoti Basu's punctuality was a part of the Leftist folklore. However, the time schedule went awry in his last moments as thousands of people thronged the streets of central Kolkata to pay their......

Mysore palace to be developed as folklore museum

The Jayalakshmi Vilas Mansion, an architectural marvel in this city of palaces, will get a new lease of life when the Mysore University develops it into a unique complex showcasing a folklore......

The method behind the AAP's madness

The AAP is arguing quietly that indifference, alienation have to go. These are symptoms of disempowerment. For AAP, the battle to empower people demands new engagements with the marginals and......

Building collapse in Goa claims 13 lives

At least 13 people were killed as an under-construction five-story residential building collapsed in Cancona town of Goa on Saturday. Ruby Residency, being constructed by Bharat Realtors and......

AAP's spectacular debut: Not a 'clean' sweep, but close enough!

When the fledgling Aam Aadmi Party was allotted the ‘broom' as its poll symbol just 100 days ago, there may have been ominous signs for the Congress which had ruled Delhi for 15 straight......

Radio to Internet, jockeys have their hands full

Radio jockeys are already a part of folklore with even Bollywood movies being made on the theme. But it is the Internet jockeyswho are spinning music right in the web space. With the Internet......

Branding in a bull run

Did you think that Jhumritalaya was part of filmi folklore? Forget it. It's actually a small town in Jharkhand, where broking outfit Motilal Oswal Securities opened a branch last month to reach out......

Indian airports named after leaders, personalities

Bangalore has decided to name its international airport after Kempe Gowda, the founder of the city. Kempe Gowda is believed to have founded Bangalore about 500 years back. Folklore has it that......

Now, Mukesh Ambani picks up stake in Epic TV

Billionaire industrialist Mukesh Ambani has turned a venture capitalist and is backing a new television channel Epic TV due to go on air next month. Epic TV is a niche high-definition channel,......

Why an illegal telephone exchange in Maran's house?

Was something bigger and better getting transmitted from the illegal telephone exchange set up in the residence of former telecommunications minister Dayanidhi Maran in Chennai? M R Venkatesh......

Heroines go from flab to fabulous

Bollywood actresses and their weight issues have become the stuff of filmi folklore now. But they always seem to turn around in the face of criticism, and look all lean and svelte a couple of......

Stars back unique Tamil musical

It has become part of folklore in Chennai how two young college girls rescued a mentally unstable woman from a bus stop while all those who stood around looked on. That announced the beginning of a......

The Andaz Apna Apna cast: THEN and NOW!

Our favourite cult comedy turns 20 this year. Here's how the actors, who immortalised each and every frame of the film, have changed in the years gone by.Most of us have fond memories of when we......

Review: Lootera is an absolute masterpiece

Lootera is a gorgeous, gorgeous film, one that uses its period setting affectionately, with loving detail, and not exploitatively, as our cinema is wont to do, writes Raja Sen. "Once upon a......

Ankita: Glad people have accepted Sushant in Bollywood

A little over a month before Ekta Kapoor's production Ek Thi Daayan hits theatres across India, Ek Thi Naayka -- a television show produced by her Balaji Telefilms Ltd -- debuts on March 9 and will......

'I was lucky today; the medal was waiting for me'

Saina Nehwal is only 22, but she's already etched her name in Indian sports folklore. She gave the country its first medal in badminton at the Olympics by winning the women's singles bronze at......

Makarova snaps Serena's 17-match winning streak at Melbourne

Russia's Ekaterina Makarova etched her name into Australian Open folklore on Monday by stunning Serena Williams 6-2, 6-3 in their fourth-round match to end the American's aura of invincibility at......

EPL: Drogba's 150th goal in vain for Chelsea

Didier Drogba cemented his name in Chelsea folklore with his 150th goal for the club on Saturday but it was not enough to prevent a 3-1 home defeat by Aston Villa in the Premier League. The......

Warne was not the original choice for captaincy

Shane Warne's midas touch to minnows Rajasthan Royals in the inaugural IPL season may be a part of cricketing folklore but a new book reveals that the Australian spin legend was not the original......

Middlesbrough, Sevilla in UEFA Cup final

Italian striker Massimo Maccarone etched his name further into Middlesbrough folklore on Thursday by heading the Premier League side into the UEFA Cup final for the first time.Substitute......

  People speak for folklore

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san
Q. Is fighting against corruption equivalent to fighting for freedom?
San:  A.  more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/is-fighting-against-corruption-equivalent-to-fighting-for-fr/27026153/answers/

Pradipta pati
Q. Why do the events concerning EVIL SPIRITS occur at midnight only.....why not at day-time...?
Pradipta Pati:  A. I would suggest the following:', The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova" The Historian interweaves the history and folklore of Vlad epe, a...... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/why-do-the-events-concerning-evil-spirits-occur-at-midnight-/26895198/answers/27026172

Ginger
Q. what is the difference between a pari and a apsara?
Ginger:  A. i think this is quite logical..all the folklore is from olden times when there was no electricity..usually people would sleep or be in safe place...... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/what-is-the-difference-between-a-pari-and-a-apsara/26694398/answers/26895228

ACHYUT GOEL
Q. i am a vampire really what shoud i do?
ACHYUT GOEL:  A. Pari is fairy and apsara is angel.A fairy is a type of mythical being or legendary creature in European folklore, a form of spirit, often...... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/i-am-a-vampire-really-what-shoud-i-do/26602738/answers/26694408

  Web results for Folklore
Kenya will have Masai Dancers representing them in the 2014 edition of the Carnival of Carnivals in the Seychelles starting the 25 April

Seychelles has confirmed that a group of the colorful Masai dancers will be flying the Kenya flag as they show to the world the Kenya Masai Culture... ...

http://www.travelandtourworld.com/news/article/kenya-will-masai-dancers-representing-2014-edition-carnival-carnivals-seychelles-starting-25-april/
Man, myth collide as Modi eyes ascent to power

Vadnagar (Gujarat): Narendra Modi spent his childhood in a modest three-room dwelling made of mud and brick nestled in a narrow, crowded lane in... ...

http://news.in.msn.com/elections-2014/news-article.aspx?cp-documentid=254621802
'Riot of colour', fragrance in Kashmir's saffron fields

Pampore Highlands: As saffron flowers bloom and farmers begin harvesting the royal spice, the fields in this south Kashmir town are a riot of... ...

http://spaceviewtimes.com/lifestyle/specials/item/3092-riot-of-colour-fragrance-in-kashmir-s-saffron-fields
Dharmshala, a welcome reprieve

In Mumbai where the horror stories of people coming for treatment and being forced to live on footpaths have become part of the folklore, the... ...

http://www.afternoondc.in/city-news/dharmshala-a-welcome-reprieve/article_107998
Call for conference papers

Source: Hueiyen News Service Imphal, April 20 2014: Centre for Manipur Studies, Manipur University and Conflict and Human Rights Studies... ...

http://e-pao.net/ge.asp?heading=34&src=210414

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