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Cursed Indian diamond on display in UK

A rare black diamond, removed from an idol in India two centuries ago, has gone on public display for the first time in Britain. The so-called Black Orlov or 'Eye of Brahma' stone has taken its......

Bodh Gaya attack: An affront to Indic civilisational spirit

Bodh Gaya emerged as a centre that encouraged a continuous dialogue of civilisation, it has enabled India to re-forge her age old linkages with countries, who derived inspiration from......

Swami Yogananda, as a close disciple remembers him

Swami Kriyananda, then a young American who had become Yogananda's disciple at age 22 and who became one of his trusted lieutenants, has come out with an intimate and powerful story of Yogananda,......

Man who stole Nizam's slippers is spared

A man who stole the rare 18-century slippers once worn by the Nizam of Hyderabad from Bata Museum in Toronto, Canada, over two years ago, only to return them later after the case grabbed national......

DRDO is not a lost cause

The defence secretary headed a delegation to Russia in February to salvage the capsized Admiral Gorshkov deal and to mend the recent Indo-Russian bad vibes. Media reports speculated that India has......

COLUMN: How India should reform its trade?

India has not kept pace with the changes in the global trade scene -- increasing emphases on linking with global and regional supply chains, and diversification into new areas of services trade,......

A 'divine' timepiece for Rs 27 lakh

It has an image of Lord Venkateshwara carved in enamel and its manufacturers say it would make time-tracking a divine experience. However, to own this luxury watch, you have to pay Rs 27 lakh (Rs......

COLUMN: Utterly butterly Indian ads

A recently published book, Ad Katha, is not just a trip through the golden age of Indian advertising, but also an enquiry into how many of the cultural symbols that we now see as "Indian" came......

'India needs a Swadeshi development model'

L K Advani, Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerialcandidate and leader of the Opposition in Lok Sabha, addressed the 81st annual general meeting of the Federation of the Indian Chambers of......

Gold special: Yellow fever grips India

In India, all that glisters is gold. That is the 21st century message the one-billion strong India, witnessing a surge in consumer spending, is sending out to the world. If you have any doubt about......

'I cannot make a film in Hollywood'

Once upon a time, not too far away, Zhang Yimou made movie gems like Raise The Red Lantern, Red Sorghum and Ju Dou.His last two films, House Of Flying Daggers and Hero, were made on a lavish......

Classic Revisited: Bimal Roy's satirical gem, Parakh

In Sukanya Verma's special series re-visiting great Hindi film classics, we look back at 1960's Parakh, starring Sadhana, Motilal, Nazir Hussain and Durga Khote. In a year of opulent dramas like......

The Brilliance of Pran

Millions of kids and young adults were terrified of Pran and believed him to be a villain in real life, writes Arthur J Pais, in his tribute to the legendary actor who passed away on July 12. In......

The Top 25 Dialogues of Hindi Cinema

Film buff Sukanya Verma presents some of the most iconic Hindi film dialogues of all time.Mr Gable stands corrected. I do give a damn. A largely silent film may have swept top honors at the recent......

Spoofs, kid movies rule world box office

September is not the best month for the movies; kids and college students are back in their class rooms and parents, having spent loads of money on summer vacations, think many times before going......

Choose your Dream Indian Team

Image: Kapil Dev. Photograph: Allsport UK Haresh Pandya picks his all-time best Indian Test team which is packed with some exciting stroke-players, a couple of heavy-scorers known to play......

Modern cricket is poorer with Anandji Dossa passing into the ages

Anandji Dossa. Photograph: Haresh Pandya Blessed with a computer-like brain and an elephantine memory, Anandji Dossa was a pioneer in compiling cricket statistics and scores. Haresh Pandya pays......

Rahane the cornerstone of India's batting in all formats

India batsman Ajinkya Rahane. Photograph: Shaun Botterill/Getty Images Exemplary application, concentration and determination has made unheralded Ajinkya Rahane an integral part of Team India in......

Maxwell, Miller guide Punjab to stunning win over Royals

Glenn Maxwell played a whirlwind knock of 89 runs before David Miller provided the finishing touches with a breathtaking 19-ball 51 as Kings XI Punjab hammered Rajasthan Royals by seven wickets in......

Will the modern Don score a century in his farewell Test?

After watching him finish unbeaten on 38 at the end of Day 1 in the second Test against the West Indies, the chances of Sachin Tendulkar essaying a century in his final Test are looking bright,......

  People speak for century time gems

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Kanai  Chakraberti
Q. BUT, the so-called ASTROLOGERS are making crores of rupees by selling " ASTROLOGICAL GEM STONES" and befooling people, through centuries
Kanai Chakraberti:  A.  more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/but-the-so-called-astrologers-are-making-crores-of-rupees-by/25988531/answers/

Manoj Joshi
Q. 64 KALAA kaun kaun si hai ... ????
Manoj Joshi:  A. ha ha , dunia zukti hai zukena wala chaiye more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/64-kalaa-kaun-kaun-si-hai-...-/25343604/answers/25988534

Manoj Joshi
Q. QUOTE = There is a wonderful mythical law of nature that the three things we crave most in life -- happiness, freedom, and peace of mind -- are always attained by giving them to someone else...===PLZ INPUT YOUR OWN UNDERSTANDING OF THE QUOTE ?
Manoj Joshi:  A. There is a wonderful mythical law of nature that the three things we crave most in life -- happiness, freedom, and peace of mind -- are always...... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/quote--there-is-a-wonderful-mythical-law-of-nature-that-the-/25343604/answers/16763210

commonsense
Q. What is an imitation gem? And which is the best imitation of diamond (I can\'t afford diamond). How can that be made?
Commonsense:  A. An imitation gem may be made of flint glass, often silvered on the back to increase the brilliance. Since World War II, colored plastics have...... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/what-is-an-imitation-gem-and-which-is-the-best-imitation-of-/16760234/answers/16731955

Jaya Mali
Q. Watz the quality of Moss agate ?
Jaya Mali:  A. Moss agate is sourced from USA, Australia, India. Comes in varied colors of green, blue, red, yellow and brown. Its easily available. Color:...... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/watz-the-quality-of-moss-agate-/16731915/answers/16696802

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poet of the mid-19th century who not only resurrected drama as an Indian literary genre after centuries, but in his play, integrated five... ...

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The Transfigurative Power of Art

LAVELLE ROAD : Towards the end of the 19th century, Estelle Arpels, the daughter of a dealer in precious stones met Alfred Van Cleef, the son of a... ...

http://www.newindianexpress.com/cities/bengaluru/The-Transfigurative-Power-of-Art/2014/12/20/article2579260.ece
Woodcraft Announces Season 22 of The American Woodshop with Co-Hosts Scott and Suzy Phillips

Woodcraft is proud to continue as a sponsor of The American Woodshop in its 22nd season on PBS that begins Saturday, Dec. 20. PARKERSBURG, W. VA.... ...

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Forgotten treasure of rare cars found in French village

In a small village in western France, in makeshift shelters bared to the elements, a treasure trove of extremely rare cars has been discovered... ...

http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/forgotten-treasure-of-rare-cars-found-in-french-village-114121801278_1.html
Armenia, the old world

Author :Apoorva Prasad Charm and antiquity meet in this unexplored slice of southern Caucasus, where all are welcome to stay and join. Start from... ...

http://www.outlooktraveller.com/article/Armenia-the-old-world-1006846

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