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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......

Black money: 'This govt was changing its position and going backwards'

‘You ask the (Modi) government that question (why it took such a stand). If I was in government I would not have advised the government to take such a stand.’ 'The question is,......

REWIND! Images from the week that was

Here's a glimpse at what happened around the world last week.  A performer poses as she takes part in the Notting Hill Carnival in west London. Photograph: Neil Hall/Reuters Thirty-one......

US Open PHOTOS: Ivanovic stunned by Czech; Serena Djokovic sail through

Image: Ana Ivanovic of Serbia returns a shot to Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic during their US Open women's singles second round match at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center......

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......

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......

12 MUST WATCH Movies

'It is always wonderful to discover a gem of film at an international film festival. It is even more exciting when that film is from India.' Aseem Chhabra/Rediff.com lists his favourite movies at......

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?
Harpreet:  A.  more

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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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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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Hollande seen with Gayet

Paris, Nov. 21: A French magazine has published the first pictures of Fran├žois Hollande and Julie Gayet together, with the French President and... ...

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Babymoon like a celeb!

The latest norm for expecting parents is to go on a babymoon, getting away for a holiday during the pregnancy. We take a look at some celebs who... ...

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Holiday, round the year

The Black Sheep Bistro is located on a quiet road off Panjim's shopping areas. Photographs by Prahlad Sukhtankar Far away from Goa's... ...

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In Athens, sipping Ghalib's Old Tom

When his ship neared the shores of England, Nirad C. Chaudhuri , who was then in his 70s, wrote that he felt like he was finally coming home. As... ...

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Got Dirt-No Problem! Dirt Bike Riders All Gearing Up for Supercross Championship

by Alfie D'souza-Team Mangalorean Mangaluru: Motocross mania will be storming this coastal town this weekend. Yes, the riders will ride their dirt... ...

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