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Jesus toast, pork in nose, banana peels win Ig Nobel

The annual Ig Nobel prizes, which award sometimes inane, yet often surprisingly practical, scientific discoveries, were given away recently. The prizes are awarded by the Annals of Improbable......

Mufti calls India a 'banana republic' on Afzal issue

People's Democratic Party patron Mufti Muhammad Sayeed on Monday called India a "banana republic" over Afzal Guru's family not being allowed to meet the Parliament attack convict before he was......

The stars are not shining for the Nehru-Gandhi family

'Mango men in a banana republic.' That one phrase by Robert Vadra gave more insight into the man than years of Vadra watching by inquisitive scribes, says Seema Mustafa Robert Vadra, or as Om......

Could this be the next banana?

The cherimoya, or the custard apple, could be the next banana, as scientists have identified a gene defect in some plants which makes the fruits seedless. According to the American and Spanish......

Maharashtra: Independents may change poll equation

India's very own "banana republic"--Jalgaon district in northern Maharashtra that produces than 16 per cent of India's bananas and 3 per cent of the world's output--is living up to its name: in the......

Use as you want, these rupee notes won't tear

Gujarat-based Navsari Agriculture University has standardised a process of manufacturing high value paper from banana fibre, which it claims can be used to make currency notes that last for about......

Coming soon: 'Green cars from pineapple, lemon'

Coming soon: 'Eco-friendly' cars made from pineapples or bananas, say scientists. A team at Sao Paulo State University in Brazil claims to have developed a more effective way to use fibre from......

Take Tata's 'banana republic' remark seriously, says Pawar

Amid the tape controversy, Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar on Tuesday said the government should take note of Ratan Tata's statement that India risked turning into a 'banana republic'. "When a......

Stop 'banana republic' like attacks, Tata to govt

Tata Sons Chairman Ratan Tata on Friday said the government must stop the 'banana republic kind of attacks', as the real 2G scam was becoming hidden behind a smokescreen. In his first comments......

Helping India's micro-entrepreneurs

They may be selling bananas, pav bhaji, cosmetics, cigarettes or just about anything else either on a pushcart going round streets or simply by standing at the roadside. Now, these street vendors......

Sushmita's time out!

Two 'heroine-oriented' films -- Main Madhuri Dixit Banana Chahti Hoon starring Antara Mali and Samay: When Time Strikes starring Sushmita Sen -- released today. Co-starring with them are character......

'Why should Hollywood be interested in us?'

'They are busy making films that suit their purpose. If it suits their purpose to make a Slumdog Millionaire, they will make it.' 'Why are we so upset about not getting an Oscar or producing Oscar......

Bollywood's YUMMIEST foodie moments!

For the love of films... and larger-than-life food! What's it about the celluloid that makes everything including food so larger-than-life? Remember when Juliette Binoche concocts a gooey blend of......

And then one day, the actor wrote...

Naseeruddin Shah sets the gold standard as a master memoirist. In the West, there is a long and rich tradition of actors and movie stars telling their stories, most captivatingly, in their own......

Review: Mary Kom truly packs a punch

Mary Kom is a victory for its protagonist Priyanka Chopra, scriptwriter Saiwyn Quadras, and director Omung Kumar, says Laxmi Negi, a former boxer.How many times has a movie touched people in a......

PHOTOS: Football world 'goes bananas' in solidarity with Dani Alves!

In a unique show of solidarity, footballers from around the globe stood together in support of FC Barcelona's Brazilian defender Dani Alves who was victim of racist taunt involving a banana during......

Sports world sees new low after racism rears its ugly head

The sporting world once again witnessed two racist episodes -- the Dani Alves banana incident and NBA's Sterling's comments against black people -- in two different continents on the same day.......

'Srinivasan is behaving like a banana republic dictator'

Former IPL Commissioner Lalit Modi's counsel Mehmood Abdi has said N Srinivasan was behaving like a "banana republic dictator" and called the outcome of the BCCI Working Committee......

Drogba points out some home truths to banana-waving fan

Galatasaray striker Didier Drogba hit back at a Fenerbahce fan who waved a banana towards him and team mate Emmanuel Eboue during the weekend's league encounter by highlighting some home truths......

Balotelli warning for racists at Euro 2012

Italy striker Mario Balotelli said he would "kill" anyone who threw a banana at him in the street during the European Championship in Poland and Ukraine next month. The volatile Manchester City......
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Q. qna ke kuch PAATRA (MEMBERS) jo aapko kaafi samay tak yaad rahenge aur kyuon,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,?????P
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Q. What makes underground grown eatables thingsLike potatoes thick n hard as compare to upper grown eatables like bananas n grapesAnd why this applicable to all ?
Babu Ji:  A. Its Banana Republic; Union of Tango etc. etc. more

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City gears up for Ayudha Puja tomorrow, Jumboo Savari day after

CM Siddharamaiah to inaugurate Jumboo Savari by offering puja to Nandi Dhwaja at Balarama Gate of Mysore Palace between 1.01 and 1.31pm; Dasara... ...

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6 Healthy Foods You Might Be Neglecting

How you eat is how you live. To eat is not just to please your taste buds but also to replenish, repair and rejuvenate. Since historic times food... ...

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The page that wants Boris Johnson as mayor Talk of the town Actor Genelia D'Souza heads back home after a routine check-up at a Khar clinic in... ...

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Casinos deserved advance notice of the Oct 2 shutdown

The Governments last minute decision to ask Casinos to remain shut on Gandhi Jayanthi, may well have had a noble and just purpose. But what defies... ...

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Pandals opt for a green makeover

Innovation is the big mantra for Durga Puja and puja pandals this year as organisers look to reinvent the celebration of a festival steeped in... ...

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