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World's longest saree to be auctioned in Dubai

The world's longest and most expensive silk saree -- measuring 486 metre -- and depicting India's cultural heritage is to be auctioned in Sharjah."We expect it to be sold to a prestigious buyer or......

Homi Bhabha's home belongs to India!

Every blade of grass and grain of sand in Mehrangir has a story to tell: The story of how one of the greatest sons of India lived here, planned and executed from here a technological and scientific......

Owning a piece of Gandhi's life is tough in India

It's easier to claim a slice of Gandhi memorabilia in the West than in India, says Kishore Singh The photograph that your grandfather had of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi with half a head of hair,......

Nobel Prize for discovering DNA to go under the hammer

Sixty years after Nobel Prize winning scientist Francis Crick discovered the structure of DNA, his family is offering the coveted medal for sale at an auction in New York. This will be the first......

Indian man buys blade of grass with Gandhi's blood

A prominent businessman from Mumbai on Friday revealed that he has acquired 29 items of Mahatma Gandhi memorabilia at a recent auction in the United Kingdom. "I am delighted to acquire the items,......

Controversial deal to redevelop Jaipur lake before apex court

The dispute over the way in which the Rajasthan government is seeking to re-develop Jaipur's historic Mansagar lake and its environs, may come up before the Supreme Court today, report Paranjoy......

Get ready to order to from a virtual menu

Take the waiting out of the waiter service at restaurants and let your fingers order your favourite dishes over the touchscreen tabletops with interactive menus. Jiby Mathews, director of Touch......

Coal India staff wants to buy Gandhi's house in Johannesburg

Navratna public sector unit Coal India Ltd has received a proposal to acquire 'The Kraal' -- Mahatma Gandhi's house in Johannesburg where he had lived a century ago -- and convert it into a......

Corruption in India: People or the State?

Corruption is again dominating the news in India. Long-standing issues like broad attempts to avoid taxes have simmered back to the surface and been joined by new accusations against the wealthy,......

How they are fuelling India's economic growth

India, or at least Indian economy, seems to be shining bright like never before, writes Arvind Singhal. India, or at least Indian economy, seems to be shining bright like never before. Beyond......

Elizabeth Taylor's Cleopatra wig sold for 16k dollars

Elizabeth Taylor's iconic wig, which she sported in classic film Cleopatra has fetched $16000 -- much above the expected range -- at an auction. The item was one of the three versions created for......

Ekta Kapoor unveils her new show

Ekta Kapoor has launched a new television show Bol Niti Bol, which tells quite a different story from her usual fare. At 17 episodes, the show tries to reach out to the youth. The soap......

James Ivory to auction away Merchant's riches

When Indian born British movie producer Ismail Merchant died in May 2005, he left behind a treasure trove of objects stored in various cities like Mumbai, New York, London and Paris.The producer......

Pix: Television's Sexiest Stars

A while back we asked you to vote for television's sexiest stars. Here are the results. Sweta Tiwari Claim to fame: Kasauti Zindagii Kay, Jaane Kya Baat Hui and the host of Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 3.......

The biggest celebrity confessions

Last week, 80s actress Kelly McGillis announced that she was a lesbian.That one really comes as no surprise to any of us Top Gun fans who noticed that she was manlier than both Tom Cruise and Val......

Team India felicitated in London for WC win

It may have been a nightmarish tour on field but off the field, Indian cricketers had an evening to remember when they were felicitated by the Indo-British Parliamentarians Group for their historic......

Legality of IPL auction questioned

While the recent auction of international players for the fourth season of the Indian Premier League left many players licking their lips, it has also raised a few questions. Notably, is one from......

Arsenal pay respects to Highbury

Stand at the top of Highbury hill in north London and, at a glance, you can see how big money has transformed English football.Down Avenell Road lies Highbury stadium, home of Arsenal for 93 years......

Babe Ruth bat sells for $1.26 mln

The Curse of the Bambino may have ended this year but Babe Ruth proved to have plenty of clout at the auction table as the bat he used to hit the first homer at Yankee Stadium sold for $1.265......

  People speak for heritage auctions

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Q. mahatma was opposing throughout his life against the liquor now "Vijay Mallya is very pleased with his purchase of a set of Mahatma Gandhi's personal belongings including his iconic round-rimmed spectacles as he is bringing the national heritage home.\Tony Bedi, the representative of Mallya who bought the items for $1.8 million at an auction in New York, said his client is 'really pleased with the purchase' as 'he is bringing the heritage of the items back to India'.yr comments please?
:  A. I can empathize Mr.Vijay Mallya's sentiment on how he must have felt on outbidding everyone at the auction and emerging victorious. He must have...... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/mahatma-was-opposing-throughout-his-life-against-the-liquor-//answers/13559847

sushil trivedi
Q. Actually i feel the person who will buy Gandhijis things, will keep them safely or preserve them,what the use of bringing it in india when so many of our monument and heritage is lying in a very sad condition.we should let go of the past then only we will have a bright future,Is my view correct or wrong?
Sushil Trivedi:  A. If we value Bapu THAT much...then how come nobody had a clue till the items actually showed up in New YOrk & got officially announced for...... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/actually-i-feel-the-person-who-will-buy-gandhijis-things-wil/13473323/answers/13477033

yashashri tawde
Q. May we thank V Mallaya for saving India from embrassment and also for speaking truth unlike politician like Ambika Soni.Fake Gandhi(Actual Ghandy) was not serious in bringing relics of real Gandhi lest chances of ruling India for ever by Ghandys get jolted?
Yashashri Tawde:  A. It is heartening to know that Mallaya has saved us the embarrassment of seeing Gandhi's personal effects being traded repeatedly. As for Otis, it...... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/may-we-thank-v-mallaya-for-saving-india-from-embrassment-and/13475171/answers/13487595

gurdial singh
Q. was right to auction Gandhiji's items?
Gurdial Singh:  A. No it wasan't !Gandhiji was our Rashtrapita and many people follow his ideology. His belongings is our heritage and our Government should try to preserve it ! more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/was-right-to-auction-gandhijis-items/13486479/answers/13474954

Sonal Patil
Q. WHY IS KOLKATA CALLED "CITY OF JOY" ???
Sonal Patil:  A. Kolkata is rightly called the city of joy for the exuberance and vitality it exudes.The city of joy is a bustling, colorful metropolis with a...... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/why-is-kolkata-called-quotcity-of-joyquot-/13474910/answers/8519098

  Web results for Heritage Auctions
Andhra Pradesh News on September 19, 2014

Andhra Pradesh News on Comments - HyderabadChandrababu Naidu's assets stands at Rs.70 lakh while his wife Rs.46 crore HYDERABAD: The total assets... ...

http://www.andhranews.net/State/2014/September-19-Andhra-Pradesh-Andhranews-1418.htm
Bhabha bungalow 100 years old, HC allows petitioners to approach Central government

Almost a month after the Bombay High Court recorded the contents of the affidavit filed by the central government showing its inability to declare... ...

http://www.afternoondc.in/city-news/bhabha-bungalow-100-years-old-hc-allows-petitioners-to-approach-central-government/article_119922
Gemfields Adds Sapphires From Sri Lanka to Coloured Gemstone Portfolio

/PRNewswire/ -- Gemfields is pleased to announce that it has entered into a joint venture with East West Gem Investments Limited (' EWGI '), a... ...

http://www.prnewswire.co.in/news-releases/gemfields-adds-sapphires-from-sri-lanka-to-coloured-gemstone-portfolio-275559471.html
Heritage claim for Bhabha home gets a boost

Comment · print · T T T+· T- Homi Bhabha's residence. File photo: PTI BARC employees to make fresh representation to Centre The... ...

http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/mumbai/heritage-claim-for-bhabha-home-gets-a-boost/article6420475.ece?utm_source=Most%20Popular&utm_medium=Mumbai&utm_campaign=Widget%20Promo
No national monument status for Homi Bhabha's bungalow, says Bombay high court, but Maharashtra government seeks heritage tag

MUMBAI: Nuclear scientist Homi Bhabha's bungalow at Malabar Hill will not get a historical national monument status for now. However, while... ...

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/mumbai/No-national-monument-status-for-Homi-Bhabhas-bungalow-says-Bombay-high-court-but-Maharashtra-government-seeks-heritage-tag/articleshow/42740626.cms

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