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Amid wanna-'bees': It's a family affair

Sandip Roy visits a flock of wanna-'bees' at an all-Indian spelling bee in Milpitas, California and is transported back to India. Illustration by Uttam Ghosh. When I told my friend I was going to......

A Dirge for New Orleans?

Mark Twain said long ago that there were only three interesting cities in the US: Boston, New Orleans and San Francisco. I have had the pleasure of living in or near Boston and San Francisco for......

Rebuilding New Orleans: 10 coolest innovators

Three years after Katrina, the nation's most expensive hurricane, which cost insurers an estimated $44 billion, came Gustav. As if New Orleans needed its rebuilding project to get any harder. And......

Puja spells boom for tour biz

Efforts are on to turn Kolkata's Puja season into the local equivalent of New Orleans' Mardi Gras.The four days of Durga Puja is the time to see Kolkata at its best. Sadly, very few outsiders,......

Durga puja can be a global crowd puller

Durga puja's approach sends nervous shivers down some Calcutta spines. But though acutely aware of the inconveniences associated with the orgiastic festivity, I can see why, properly handled, this......
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Trivial Pursuit
Q. What animal was paraded through the streets of Paris on Mardi Gras to remind people not to eat meat during Lent?
Trivial Pursuit:  A.  more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/what-animal-was-paraded-through-the-streets-of-paris-on-mard/23079839/answers/

Lost Soul
Q. Which festival was held in honour of Poseidon, the God of Sea, in ancient Greece?Isthmiam GamesMardi GrasSaturnaliaLupercalia
Lost Soul:  A. An OX. This answer is already available here. more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/which-festival-was-held-in-honour-of-poseidon-the-god-of-sea/22409137/answers/23079855

roshan
Q. We know what Mardi Gras is but what's its literal translation
Roshan:  A. ISTHMIAM GAMES more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/we-know-what-mardi-gras-is-but-whats-its-literal-translation/21772348/answers/22409152

roshan
Q. which specific day just before easter is also called Mardi gras or Pancake day ?
Roshan:  A. shrove tuesday more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/which-specific-day-just-before-easter-is-also-called-mardi-g/21772348/answers/19916486

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Top 5 most filthy cities in United States of America

Apparently America is not just all about tall sky scrapers, hanging bridges and beautiful houses. The fact is, America you see on screen is... ...

http://daily.bhaskar.com/news-hf/TRA-top-5-most-filthy-cities-in-united-states-of-america-4742733-NOR.html
Most Outrageous Beauty At New York Fashion Week Spring 2015

When we hear fashion critics like Simon Doonan refer to Fashion Week as a "fabulous Mardi Gras," we can't help but picture the extremely unwearable... ...

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/12/outrageous-beauty-looks-fashion-week-spring-2015_n_5803976.html?utm_hp_ref=weird-news&ir=Weird+News
Miss America welcome diversion for Atlantic City

The Miss America contestants have unveiled their state-specific shoes to be worn in Saturday's traditional "Show Us Your Shoes" parade. The shoes... ...

http://www.sify.com/news/miss-america-welcome-diversion-for-atlantic-city-news-others-ojkaJhdcijhei.html
Tourism shines as New Zealand comes with never ending celebration of Food, Fun and Culture

Kiwi culture is down-to-earth, quirky and one-of-a-kind; and this is reflected in the eclectic range of uniquely Kiwi events and festivals. From... ...

http://www.travelandtourworld.com/news/article/tourism-shines-new-zealand-comes-never-ending-celebration-food-fun-culture/
Showboat closes after 27 years in Atlantic City

The show is over for the Showboat Casino Hotel. The Mardi Gras-themed casino shut down Sunday after 27 years on the Atlantic City Boardwalk. It was... ...

http://www.sify.com/news/showboat-closes-after-27-years-in-atlantic-city-news-others-oi5mJeghdfdah.html

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