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Indian treasure, found in UK castle cupboard, up for grabs!

A Mughal-era manuscript filled with Indian miniatures discovered locked up in a cupboard inside a rural England castle is now up for sale at Sotheby's upcoming auction in London. Image: The romance......

Modi means business on US visit

'We have never before seen an Indian prime minister's visit to the United States so heavily business-oriented and so packed with meetings with the US business community.' Aziz Haniffa/Rediff.com......

Obama, Biden will host dinner/lunch, but NaMo will eat nothing

For the last 40 years, Modi fasts during Navratras devoted to Ma Amba. He drinks lukewarm water and sometime he eats a fruit a day. Sheela Bhatt/Rediff.com highlights the prime minister's......

Modi to be housed at US President's official guest house

Narendra Modi will be the first Indian prime minister in over a decade to stay at the US President’s guest house -- the 190-year-old Blair House -- when he travels to Washington on......

Watch out for the charming Peng Liyuan

"Wife diplomacy", which has become focus of China's new leadership, would come into full play in India on Wednesday when Chinese Xi Jinping arrives in Ahemdabad along with his singer wife Peng......

No more Gandhi tags on schemes, Modi looks for new names

Official data show as of 2012, of the 49 schemes and institutes named after eminent personalities, 16 were after former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi, five after Indira Gandhi, and two after......

Soon, you can visit Times Square in Mumbai!

Image: A mural of the black horse (Kala Ghoda) near Rampart Row, Mumbai. Photograph: Elroy Serrao/Wikimedia Commons Kala Ghoda, the old-world cultural treasure trove in South Mumbai, might soon......

15 best buildings of 2013

Upcoming Bollywood Museum in Mumbai is among the projects that have won awards for best architecture in 2013. The American Architecture Awards 2013 was organised by the Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of......

RBI raised interest rates; how this impacts you!

The Reserve Bank of India on Thursday increased the short-term lending and borrowing rates by 25 basis points (0.25 per cent), ushering in an era of higher interest rates as inflation continues an......

How Budget may affect income tax, industry sectors

The Union Budget for 2011-12 comes at a critical juncture for the economy -- high inflation, tight liquidity, elevated fiscal and current account deficits, and a slowdown in the reform process have......

JLo's cousin to sizzle in Bollywood

Jennifer Lopez's sexy cousin Caterina Lopez is all set to perform a sizzling item number in the film Bhindi Bazaar, starring Kay Kay Menon, Prashant Narayanan and Shilpa Shukla. Caterina has a......

What the Bachchans thought of Guzaarish

The twitter world is quite a busy one, and Bollywood contributes a great deal to it. Here's looking at the best star tweets of the day. Abhishek Bachchan poured out his praises of Guzaarish,......

MoMa to host New India film fest

From Yes Madam, Sir, a riveting biography of Kiran Bedi, one of India's most acclaimed public figures, to the Oscar-winning documentary Smile Pinki, the selection of films at The New India film......

Review: Ayudham Seivom

Based on a script that plays spoilsport, Pyramid Saimira's maiden Tamil production venture, Ayudham Seivom (We Shall Forge Weapons), the title of which is derived from Subramaniya Bharati's song......

Martin Scorsese goes back in time

Earlier this week, a conversation about a ten-year old meditative film on the life of Dalai Lama brought a large number of New Yorkers to the Rubin Museum of Art. And as the gifted writer Pico......

Anand beats Ding Liren, rises to sixth

World champion Viswanathan Anand crashed through the defenses of Chinese champion Ding Liren and jumped to sixth spot after the end of the fifth round in the Alekhine memorial chess tournament, at......

Images: Chennai Super Kings vs Rajasthan Royals

Opener Murali Vijay scored a blistering century to help the Chennai Super Kings beat the Rajasthan Royals by 23 runs at the MA Chidambaram Stadium on Saturday. Vijay and opening partner Matthew......

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Q. What is meant by Fte de la Musique ?
Uncommon Freind:  A.  more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/what-is-meant-by-fte-de-la-musique-/25871732/answers/

Uncommon Freind
Q. What is New Delhi (India) famous for?
Uncommon Freind:  A. Delhi - The City New Delhi, the national capital of India is famous for its culture, tradition and effervescent history. Delhi is the third largest...... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/what-is-new-delhi-india-famous-for/25871732/answers/17968265

QnA Quiz
Q. VIRTUAL DEATH :: EVEN FOR YEARS STONE HEARTS COULDNT BREAK THE UNITY OF THIS FAMILYBUT NOW WE DID IT OURSELF AT THE END..LET THEM LAUGH IN THE DARKENESS FOR JOY..BUT LET ME WEEP ON THIS GRAVEYARD FOREVER.Can you analyse the cause of destruction of Dwaraka ? What was the mental condition of Shri Krishna after the destruction of Dwaraka ?
QnA Quiz:  A. Dwarka was a city of rose and gold. The palaces and many of the mansions were built of gold, over which pink lotus domes towered, topped by soaring...... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/virtual-death--even-for-years-stone-hearts-couldnt-break-the/17968251/answers/17184473

peekay first
Q. you know anything about mysorepalace
Peekay First:  A. Place : Mysore, KarnatakaHighlight : Illuminated palace (Sundays, National holidays and on festivals from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.)Best time to visit...... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/you-know-anything-about-mysorepalace/17184322/answers/1081930

meenakshi
Q. what's speciality in the the city London
Meenakshi :  A. Buckingham Palace and the Changing of the Guard ceremony, The Tower of London with the Crown Jewels including the Koinoor Diamond, The Houses of...... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/whats-speciality-in-the-the-city-london/1081881/answers/3648790

  Web results for Museum Department
BBC World Service to record a debate in Delhi

This autumn the BBC World Service will broadcastspecially commissioned programmes exploring how the First World War changed the subcontinent. India... ...

http://www.indiainfoline.com/article/news-business/india-and-the-first-world-war-bbc-world-service-to-record-a-debate-in-delhi-114102100047_1.html
PM to inaugurate World Ayurveda Conference on November 6

The Sixth World Ayurveda Conference (Akhil Bharat Ayurveda Mahasammelan), to be held at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, between November 6 and 9 under... ...

http://www.indiainfoline.com/article/news-top-story/pm-to-inaugurate-world-ayurveda-conference-on-november-6-114102100021_1.html
Reminiscences of a field trip

After a long impediment to education compelled by a contentious Act of reservation in admission, new academic session has kicked off and our... ...

http://www.thesangaiexpress.com/page/items/44338/in-quest-of-collective-self-realization-reminiscences-of-a-field-trip
Cherishing a Tulu legend

There may be very few people from coastal Karnataka who wouldn’t have heard about Koti-Chennayya, the legendary twin heroes, who lived in the... ...

http://www.deccanherald.com/content/437010/cherishing-tulu-legend.html
Latina Sculptor and Heart Transplant Survivor Wins Grand Prize in the Kennedy Center's 2014 VSA Emerging Young Artists Program Recognizing Excellence in the Visual Arts

GlobeNewswire 2014-10-20 Gianna Paniagua of Pittsburgh, PA to Receive $20,000 for Excellence in the Visual Arts WASHINGTON,... ...

http://www.bizwireexpress.com/showstoryGNW.php?storyid=46601

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