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PHOTOS: Sydney's spectacular festival of lights

Key spots in Sydney were all lit up in various colours and patterns as part of the VIVID light festival. The 18-day festival will see various spots lit up in galactic-inspired designs, surreal......

12 PHOTOS from an odd, crazy world

Here's your weekly digest of photographs that prove that it's a mad, mad, mad, mad world out there!Horse whisperer Martin Tata sits on his five-year-old horse "Primavera" as he performs a......

Band, Baaja, Bappa: It's a grand farewell party

People from all over Maharashtra come to watch the Shivgarjana dhol-tasha band in action. Paloma Sharma/Rediff.com find out why. As is habitual of fireworks during the festival season, one suddenly......

REWIND! Images from the week that was

Here's a glimpse at what happened around the world last week.  A performer poses as she takes part in the Notting Hill Carnival in west London. Photograph: Neil Hall/Reuters Thirty-one......

Video: Crash survivors recount miraculous escape

Survivors of Air India Express passenger plane from Dubai that crashed outside the airport in Mangalore after overshooting the runway on Saturday, recounted their near death experience.......

Rush for gold coins, jewels PETERS out

Gold coins, jewellery and bars looked like a bargain after prices crashed more than $200 an ounce in two days last month, the steepest two-day plunge in more than 30 years. Shops reported an......

E-shopping sites: Get the best of online bargains

The festival season is here and it's a good time for bargain hunting on shopping websites. Whether you want to pamper yourself or buy gifts, these websites are a great place to avail good......

Gold loses charm as stock markets surge

Surging capital markets in India are turning investors away from the bullion market to attractive stocks. This has resulted in the fall of gold prices on lack of buying supporters.Gold prices came......

At Singapore you shop till you drop

In Singapore, you can't throw a stone without hitting a mall," a fellow hack exclaimed as we boarded Singapore Airlines on our return journey to New Delhi after three days of retail therapy had......

When GM's Monaro took over a city

The car Holden Monaro CV8. This is the one thing that Australians are proud of, after chocolate-coated Macadamia nuts and weird wildlife, that is.It is not exactly space age too, since Holden, the......

Rahman is headline act at famed Sydney Festival

Oscar winner musician AR Rahmanwill be the headline act at the world famous "Sydney Festival 2010" in Australia, performing on January 16 next.Rahman's two-and-a-half hour free and exclusive......

Nicole Kidman's father dies in an accident

Nicole Kidman's father Dr Antony Kidman passed away after an accident in Singapore on Friday morning. Dr Kidman was visiting his daughter Antonia, when he fell in his hotel room, after having his......

Brad Pitt to produce stalled Marilyn Monroe biopic

Brad Pitt has signed up to produce an Australian filmmaker's stalled Marilyn Monroe biopic, according to reports.The 48-year-old star has stepped in to help director Andrew Dominik get his......

PIX: Mallika and Sonam hobnob in Cannes

Mallika Sherawat attended a Hollywood Repoerter party honouring actress Jodie Foster at the Cannes Film Festival. Mallika is wearing a Dolce & Gabanna dress and has paired it with Jimmy Choo......

Australia, New Zealand salute Rani Mukerji!

"Indian Film Festival 2010" in Australia and New Zealand is holding special "Rani Mukherji Retrospective".CallingRani, 31, "Queen of Bollywood", it is showing her films likeBunty Aur Babli, Black,......

Like Tendulkar, Paes an ace for two decades

Bikash Mohapatra salutes Leander Paes on completing two decades in tennis this year. They are born within weeks of each other (in 1973). And both are achievers in the own fields. However,......

Mothers of sporting comebacks

When Kim Clijsters beat Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark 7-5, 6-3 to win the 2009 women's singles title at the US Open, she not only added a second Grand Slam triumph to her 2005 US Open victory but......

Diwakar saves the day for India colts

Captain Diwakar Ram slammed four goals, including two late strikes, to help India eke out a 5-5 draw against Malaysia in an inconsequential final league match of the men's hockey event in the......

ICC awards delayed to Nov 3

The ICC Awards 2006, which were slated to be held at Mumbai in close proximity to India's main festivals Diwali and Eid, have been to be postponed from October 23 to November 3.The Board of Control......

Myths and technology welcome Games back home

The Olympic Games returned to its spiritual home on Friday in a breathtaking opening ceremony that brought the myths of Ancient Greece to life through the magic of 21st century technology.Athens,......

  People speak for sydney festival

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Q. What are the important festivals of sydney? How are they celebrated?
:  A. new year. chines new year, and gay and lesbian, marti gra, which I don;t like it, but is very famous here more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/what-are-the-important-festivals-of-sydney-how-are-they-cele//answers/17936379

QnA Quiz
Q. What is music ?
QnA Quiz:  A. What Is Music is an experimental music festival held in Australia. It originally emerged in Sydney in 1994 as a platform to expose unusual...... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/what-is-music-/17936378/answers/3972054

Lokesh Sharma
Q. Since when we have been beginning our new year on 1st January?
Lokesh Sharma:  A. From British Period onlyIn countries which use the Gregorian calendar, New Year is celebrated on January 1, the date that is considered the most...... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/since-when-we-have-been-beginning-our-new-year-on-1st-januar/3971647/answers/14945873

joyesh chakraborty
Q. Best Movie Of Hugh Jackman ?
Joyesh Chakraborty:  A. Hugh Michael Jackman [1] (born 12 October 1968) is an Tony Award-winning and Emmy Award-winning Australian actor of film, theatre and television,...... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/best-movie-of-hugh-jackman-/14945194/answers/11258700

Lost Singh
Q. Best Movie Of Cate Blanchett ?
Lost Singh:  A. Catherine lise "Cate" Blanchett (born 14 May 1969) is an Academy Award-winning Australian actress and stage director. She has won various...... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/best-movie-of-cate-blanchett-/11136801/answers/11057063

  Web results for Sydney Festival
Bridge Bells Chime Gold for UN International Day of Peace

From the Wires Sep. 21, 2014 05:53 AM SYDNEY , Sept. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Olympic Gold Medal winner Sally Pearson led international... ...

http://in.sys-con.com/node/3192467
Here Lies Love to open during Vivid Sydney 2015

Here Lies Love audiences will be immersed in a remarkable 360-degree scenic and video theatrical experience as they take in this cutting edge... ...

http://www.travelandtourworld.com/news/article/nsw-government-secures-another-australian-premiere-lies-love-open-vivid-sydney-2015/
Utlimate world wide 60 cities to visit before you die.

It's never too late to go on a holiday youll never forget. Or 60 holidays! Here's a list of 60 of the best cities to visit, according to tourists... ...

http://www.caclubindia.com/forum/utlimate-world-wide-60-cities-to-visit-before-you-die--306523.asp
Telefilm Canada announces that Xavier Dolan's Mommy is Canada's selection for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar in 2015

From the Wires Sep. 19, 2014 01:45 PM MONTREAL , Sept.19, 2014 /CNW/ - Telefilm Canada, which chairs the pan-Canadian Oscar selection... ...

http://in.sys-con.com/node/3191980
Thousands to take to the streets for Sydney ruuning festival

Deputy Premier and Minister for Tourism and Major Events Andrew Stoner today joined Blackmores Head Coach Michelle Bridges to welcome participants... ...

http://www.travelandtourworld.com/news/article/thousands-take-streets-sydney-ruuning-festival/

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