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At Fatehpur Sikri, Sarkozys pray for a son

They may be the French First Couple, but at the famous Fatehpur Sikri dargah of saint Salim Chisthi they walked barefoot with their heads covered and prayed for a son just like Mughal Emperor Akbar......

Carla Bruni's web site crashes soon after launch

In an anti-climax to all the hype and glamour building up to the launch, the web site of French first lady Carla Bruni crashed almost as soon as it was set up on Monday. However, it is up and......

Now it's the Obamas' turn to say 'Wah Taj'

Unable to visit the monument during his first visit to India, US President Barack Obama made enquiries about it with ASI guide. Kavita Chowdhury reports.On his last visit to India four years ago,......

40 years in Eternal India

Often when I meet a new Indian friend, who is not aware of my background, he exclaims: "So many years in India! but why, why? I can't understand! My dream is to go to the States or Europe and you......

'I see the genius of the Indian people'

'Never lose your optimism. Never lose your aspiration. And never -- even if India becomes a prosperous consumer society -- never ever lose that shining light in your eyes,' advises Dr Peter......

Why are global retailers in wait-and-watch mode for India?

While the controversy over allowing or banning foreign direct investment (FDI) in multi-brand retail trading (MBRT) is keeping every political party on its toes before the coming Lok Sabha......

All about the war of words at McDonald's

The war of words that has broken out between Vikram Bakshi and McDonald’s Corporation is the latest in the long list of ugly spats between Indian businessmen and their overseas collaborators.......

Happy hour in Asia as global booze makers eye deals

The biggest global alcohol companies are sizing up buyout and tie-up opportunities in China, India, South Korea and Vietnam, keen to profit from a $258 billion Asian market that is growing twice as......

L&T awards all major contracts for Hyd metro

L&T Metro Rail (Hyderabad) Limited said it had awarded signalling and train control, and communication system contracts to various subsidiaries of French multinational Thales group.Signalling and......

COLUMN: Can India Inc deliver tomorrow's economy?

Corporations are still hard-wired for the old 'brown' economy which aims to generate only shareholder value not stakeholder value, ruesRajni Bakshi.At a time when politicians seem to be taking the......

The Indian film that will make waves at Sundance

Prashant Nair was trained as an electrical engineering at Purdue University and then worked in New York City in the Web agency world. He later started a social media company in Paris. Nair had long......

Gaurav Kapur ties the knot

A look at the top tweets from your favourite Bollywood celebrities: Actor and television anchor Gaurav Kapur, who was seen in films like Darna Mana Hai, Kudiyon Ka Hai Zamaana, Ugly Aur......

Quiz Time: Who was original choice for Rani's role in Kuch Kuch Hota Hai?

In a special series, we will put YOU to the test everyday! Take part in our daily Bollywood quiz, and see how well you know Hindi cinema! 1. Karan Johar cast Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol in lead roles......

MAMI Diaries: Must Watch Cinema, now playing in Mumbai!

Brilliant cinema at the ongoing Mumbai Film Festival, raves Sukanya Verma. In all its 16 years, this is my first trip to the Mumbai Film Festival. For some reason or another, I always found myself......

Class and Crime in India in Zurich's Top 10 Films

Kanu Behl's Titli is one of the best films from India in recent years, says Aseem Chhabra from the Zurich film festival. Ten years ago, two enterprising Swiss nationals decided to bring some films......

Confident Victoria Azarenka back on the court

After a rough past couple of months that included a tight loss to Maria Sharapova at the French Open and an injury-enforced withdrawal from Wimbledon, World No 3 Victoria Azarenka enters the......

Friedel still the number one for Villas-Boas

Brad Friedel will remain Tottenham Hotspur's first-choice goalkeeper despite the arrival of French international Hugo Lloris on transfer deadline day, manager Andre Villas-Boas said. The......

Henin shocked in Madrid first round, Sharapova out

Four-time French Open champion Justine Henin's preparation for the Roland Garros Grand Slam event suffered a shuddering jolt with a defeat by France's Aravane Rezai in the Madrid Open first round......

First black Olympic pair captivate audience

Vanessa James and Yannick Bonheur of France on Monday became the first black couple to compete in Olympic pairs skating, electrifying the crowd at the Pacific Coliseum with an acrobatic free skate......

Federer eyes French Open after Nadal breakthrough

Roger Federer is itching to get his French Open campaign started after beating Rafael Nadal on clay for the first time in Sunday's Hamburg Masters final. Federer, playing more aggressively than in......

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Q. why first april is also known as fool's day?
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Q. Why they call the moon a
Josna:  A. April Fools' Day, sometimes called All Fools' Day, is one of the most light hearted days of the year. Its origins are uncertain. Some see it as a...... more

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Q. Did top Obama aide curse Michelle?
Afsa Kausar:  A. In many parts of Europe it was traditional to supply a newly married couple with enough mead for a month, ensuring happiness and fertility. Mead is...... more

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afsa kausar
Q. April Fools' day: What's origin and history?
Afsa Kausar:  A. April Fools' Day, sometimes called All Fools' Day, is one of the most light-hearted days of the year. Its origins are uncertain. Some see it as a...... more

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Classic encounter on the cards

It will be the third successive year Djokovic and Wawrinka have met at the Australian Open, with the man winning those epic clashes ultimately... ...

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Matunga-based organisation SEIL turns 50

The cricket World Cup to be played in Australia and New Zealand, is still a couple of days away, February 14 to be precise. Yet somebody has... ...

http://www.mid-day.com/articles/the-northeast-experience-matungabased-organisation-seil-turns50/15948188
Parupalli Kashyap

Ace shuttler Parupalli Kashyap says he wants to play in year ending Superseries Finals while also keeping focus on next year's Olympics... ...

http://www.dnaindia.com/sport/report-not-many-like-pressure-but-i-am-beginning-to-like-it-parupalli-kashyap-2056423
Nishikori happy with quarterfinal showing

unner-up Kei Nishikori was circumspect about his quarterfinal loss at the Australian Open on Wednesday, saying there's nothing wrong with getting... ...

http://www.dailypioneer.com/sports/nishikori-happy-with-quarterfinal-showing.html
Portuguese great Figo to fight Blatter for FIFA presidency

Portuguese great Luis Figo Wednesday became the latest shock candidate for the role of FIFA president....... ...

http://www.24dunia.com/english/sports/showgroup/20321771.html

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