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Puja, havan at UP CM's residence before Adityanath moves in
Even before the first rays of sun peeped through the sprawling bungalow of newly appointed Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, saffron-robed seers on Monday made a beeline to "cleanse"......
Only those denied access know how it rankles
Could the Haji Ali dargah verdict be the beginning of the end of all social discrimination -- against women, against Dalits, the low castes and the caste-less, asks Durba Dhyani. As a child, the......
After Durga Puja, bus, taxi strike in WB over fare hike
Private buses and taxis in West Bengal may go off the roads after the Durga Puja if fares are not increased, even as operators are pinning their hopes on an assurance by Chief Minister Mamata......
Why Alagiri is southern TN's 'undisputed' leader
Known for his organisational skills, Union Minister and party's strongman M K Alagiri shies away from open electioneering. Coverage: Assembly election 2011 But he is always on the move,......
AP: Jagan's uncle among ministers to be sworn in
YS Vivekanand Reddy, younger brother of late Chief Minister Y S Rajasekhar Reddy will be the most notable new face in Andhra Pradesh cabinet which will be sworn in on Wednesday morning. Governor......
BRICS, by the signposts
The third BRIC summit in Sanya, China, on Thursday will have a new member: South Africa. Ten years after Goldman Sachs drew up the concept, BRIC has become something of an international......
Puja? It's now Durga Inc.
This column once suggested that Durga Puja, which will burst upon us on Monday with the resonance of Mahalaya chanting, should be showcased for tourists. That is beginning to happen in a small way......
Why gold is God
When I was a little kid, my father used to tell me: "An inch of time cannot be bought with an inch of gold." Time went by and a few decades later, I landed in Gujarat, India's most economically......
Indian wedding: How to spend a crore
Bridal Asia 2005, the six-day long wedding fair (three days of fashion shows and three days of exhibition), has just left New Delhi. And, held over 40,000 sq ft from 4-6 and 8-10 October, it has......
War casts shadow over new financial year
A new financial year also brings in new hopes and aspirations that all is going to be well. But the US-Iraq war seems to have dashed all hopes of Indian businessmen this time, most of whom sound......
Will these hot new girls score in B-Town?
Every year Bollywood sees a deluge of new talent hoping to make it big. This year too, we see a new crop trying their luck. Here's a look at the gorgeous few that caught our attention. Nargis......
Gliterrati and mouth-watering cuisine at Shaad Ali
From celebrities to mouth-watering Awadhi cuisine, director Shaad Ali's wedding had it all. The man who helmed hits like Saathiya and Bunty Aur Babli was betrothed to Shamzeen at a memorable......
Vettori unhappy over 'used wicket' for semi-final
The World Cup semi-final between Sri Lanka and New Zealand will be played on the same slow strip on which the hosts steamrolled a jaded and tired England, and Kiwi skipper Daniel Vettori is not......
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