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PM, Prez greet nation on Lohri, Makar Sankranti

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, has greeted the nation on the occasion of Lohri, Makar Sankranti and Pongal. In his message, Dr Singh said that these festivals mark the joy and hope that a new......

Supreme Court declines to stay Jallikattu

The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to stay Tamil Nadu's traditional bullfight Jallikattu for the upcoming festival of Pongal starting next month.A bench comprising justices K S Radhakrishnan and......

Idli, dosa cheaper on Karunanidhi's 85th birthday

If you love eating idli, dosa, vada and pongal -- then you have a reason to smile. These food items will be cheaper by 10 to 15 per cent from Tuesday in Tamil Nadu. This is Chief Minister M......

For Tamils, Pongal will now be New Year too

The Tamil Nadu government has decided to declare the first day of the Tamil month Thai as the Tamil New Year Day, Governor S S Barnala announced in the state assembly on Wednesday.Delivering his......

SC order on Jallikattu lifts Pongal spirits in TN

Pongal was celebrated with renewed vigour in the southern districts of Tamil Nadu on Tuesday as people welcomed the Supreme Court's decision to grant conditional permission to Jallikattu, the......

Brand Amma's throwaway pricing

In 2001, J Jayalalitha, now in her third term as the chief minister of Tamil Nadu, had expressed a wish to act as a mother to all Tamils. Known as amma, which is Tamil for mother, amongst her......

Gold demand in India firm as jewellers stock up

Gold demand in India, the world's biggest buyer of the metal, remained strong on Thursday as jewellers were restocking for a key festival, though retail demand was weak.The actively traded gold......

15 holidays for central govt staff in 2012

The government on Thursday released the list of 17 holidays for its staff in Delhi for 2012.However, three of these holidays fall on Sundays and one on a Saturday and hence the effective number of......

The inspiring story of Medak's women farmers

Twenty bullock carts decorated with paintings, colourful festoons, flowers, spikes of various crops and painted pots full of seeds of many varieties, moved along the streets of Pastapur, a small......

Telangana row hits Surat's textile industry

Political instability and violence following the demand to carve a separate state out of Andhra Pradesh has dented the Rs 40,000-crore (Rs 400 billion) Surat-based synthetic textile industry. The......

Don't miss! Exciting Tamil releases this Diwali

Big banners and A-list stars prefer to release their films during big festivals. Diwali and Pongal hold the biggest attraction for the Tamil film industry. This year the fight is mainly between A R......

PIX: Sanjay Dutt celebrates Pongal

Sanjay Dutt, who will be next seen in the film Police Giri -- a remake of Vikram's hit Tamil film Saamy -- celebrated Pongal in Chennai recently with actor-director K S Ravikumar and actor......

Bollywood celebrates Pongal and Makar Sankranti!

Here's what your favourite Bollywood celebrities are tweeting. Bollywood stars turned to Twitter and tweeted their wishes for Pongal and Makar Sankranti. Here's what they said:......

Sameera Reddy gifts a sari to Oprah

Sameera Reddy is on a high. Her Pongal release Vettai is a hit and her village belle act in the film was widely appreciated.But that's not all. The actress, an Oprah......

Sameera Reddy gifts a sari to Oprah

Sameera Reddy is on a high. Her Pongal release Vettai is a hit and her village belle act in the film was widely appreciated.But that's not all. The actress, an Oprah Winfrey fan,got to meet the......
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Abhi Jeet
Q. indian dish me kaunsa aapka fav.?
Abhi Jeet:  A.  more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/indian-dish-me-kaunsa-aapka-fav./28077339/answers/

bhumika
Q. do you all like to eat rice
Bhumika:  A. Its south Indian Pongal! more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/do-you-all-like-to-eat-rice/27287455/answers/28077348

PSA
Q. ARE U LIKE SOUTH INDIAN FOODS?
PSA:  A. yes in many forms., such as sweet pongal or hot, pulihor, bislibaat, curd rice, biryani, fried rice etc etc ! more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/are-u-like-south-indian-foods/27234579/answers/27287475

  Web results for Pongal
Ban Apart, Bulls Brace up to Take on Tamers

TIRUCHY: Unfazed by a ban on Jallikattu (bull fighting) by the apex court and optimistic that it would take place at least during Pongal, bull... ...

http://www.newindianexpress.com/states/tamil_nadu/Ban-Apart-Bulls-Brace-up-to-Take-on-Tamers/2014/12/26/article2588970.ece
Organic Route Turns Farms Green Again

NAGAPATTINAM/KARAIKAL: With just two weeks left for pongal, the farming community along the Nagapattinam and Karaikal coasts was abuzz with... ...

http://www.newindianexpress.com/states/tamil_nadu/Organic-Route-Turns-Farms-Green-Again/2014/12/26/article2588915.ece
Co-optex begins festival sale in Madurai

Comment · print · T T T+· T- The Hindu Visitors admiring a sari at a Co-optex showroom in the city on Tuesday. Photo: G. Moorthy As... ...

http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Madurai/cooptex-begins-festival-sale-in-madurai/article6724514.ece?utm_source=RSS_Feed&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=RSS_Syndication
Nearly Half of January Holiday for Banks

COIMBATORE: In the first month of next year - 2015 - customers will have a tough time as banks will be shut down for 12 days, thanks to the strike... ...

http://www.newindianexpress.com/states/tamil_nadu/Nearly-Half-of-January-Holiday-for-Banks/2014/12/25/article2587477.ece
Chennai beaches set for Olive Ridley nesting season

CHENNAI: Olive Ridley turtles are finding it tougher to nest on the city's beaches with each passing year, having to elude fishing nets, find their... ...

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/environment/the-good-earth/chennai-beaches-set-for-olive-ridley-nesting-season/articleshow/45635627.cms

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