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Mumbai | 3 days ago
Harshvardhan to go into two life spans in Mirza 'Sahibaan'

Mumbai, April 19 - The shooting of Anil Kapoor's son Harshvardhan's debut film Mirza Sahibaan begins Sep 1, and the young actor is busy setting new standards of method acting. He is said to have cut himself completely off from his Mumbai elitist lifestyle to immerse himself in his character.A source close to the project said: Harsh has been staying in Delhi to prepare for his debut and getting int ...
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London | 1 month ago
Forget Google Glass, first wearable device was a Chinese ring!

London, March 20 - As the world gears up for the wearable computer devices, back in the 17th century, one Chinese designer did create a functioning abacus 'smart ring' that worked as a counting tool to help traders.Developed by a famous mathematician Cheng Dawei of the Ming Dynasty, the ring features a 1.2 cm long, 0.7 cm wide abacus that sits on the finger.The ring has seven rods with seven beads ...
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1 month ago
Forget Google Glass, first wearable device was a Chinese ring!

London, March 20 - As the world gears up for the wearable computer devices, back in the 17th century, one Chinese designer did create a functioning abacus 'smart ring' that worked as a counting tool to help traders. Developed by a famous mathematician Cheng Dawei of the Ming Dynasty, the ring features a 1.2 cm long, 0.7 cm wide abacus that sits on the finger. The ring has seven rods with seven b ...
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3 months ago
'47 Ronin' - an impressive drama

Film: 47 Ronin; Cast: Keanu Reeves, Hiroyuki Sanada, Kou Shibasaki, Tadanobu Asano, Rinko Kikuchi, Min Tanaka and Jin Akanishi; Director: Carl Rinsch; Rating: ***What starts off as an action-packed Samurai adventure thriller, slowly fizzles into a tragic Japanese period drama sprinkled with ounces of fantasy in the guise of witchcraft and sorcery.The film pays homage to the legendary 47 Ronin, who ...
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3 months ago
President salutes Chhatrapati Shivaji

Thane -, Dec 28 - President Pranab Mukherjee Saturday paid homage to Marathi warrior king Chhatrapati Shivaji, describing him as a great military genius, a brilliant strategist and a great ruler.Inaugurating a 2,200-kg bronze statue of Shivaji at a public junciton in Kalwa suburb of Thane, near Mumbai, the president said that though Shivaji's resources were limited, he confidently faced the mighty ...
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4 months ago
Fishy tales from 'God's own country'

Pallikera -, Dec 22 - If the fish on the menu of your hotel is not what you were looking for, what do you do? Complain to the chef? Change your hotel?If it is Chef Ashok Pillai, of Vivanta by Taj, Bekal, the newest of the Taj properties in northern Kerala, he will simply drive you down to the nearby Kappil Fishing Village, buy the fresh fish that you like straight off the boats as it were and have ...
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Agra | 6 months ago
Taj shut on full moon night

Agra, Oct 19 - Much to the disappointment of visitors, the Taj Mahal was closed for visitors despite Friday's full moon night as it overlapped with the day the monument is closed each week.The full moon night heralding the start of the winter season is also the most awaited evening to visit the 17th century marble monument because the moon is at its brightest best.The Taj, India's most popular tou ...
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Mysore | 6 months ago
Mysore's Wodeyar scion worships royal armoury on Dasara

Mysore, Oct 13 - Srikantadatta Narasimharaja, scion of the Wodeyar dynasty, worshipped the royal armoury of his dynasty Sunday on the auspicious ninth day - of the Dasara festival at Ambi Vilas Palace in the city centre.Dressed in royal robes and sporting the king's headgear, the 60-year-old prince performed the ritual 'Ayudha pooja' in the durbar of the century-old palace amid chanting of Vedic h ...
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Agra | 6 months ago
Miss Universe in trouble over Taj photo shoot

Agra, Oct 9 - Miss Universe Olivia Frances Culpo, on her maiden visit to India, and others accompanying her who did a shoot for a footwear brand at the Taj Mahal have apparently landed themselves in trouble. A case has been registered against them on an Archaeological Survey of India complaint.Munazzar Ali, the Taj Mahal's caretaker told IANS: We have this evening officially lodged a complaint aga ...
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London | 6 months ago
Exquisite pieces from Imperial India on sale at Sotheby's

London, Oct 2 - A sword of Tipu Sultan, a bejewelled gold tray from the Mughal era, a miniature painting of Lord Rama and Sita are among the precious objects that will go under the hammer at Sotheby's first-ever auction of Imperial India collection here Oct 9.Over 90 Art of Imperial India pieces are on display, and include objects related to Tipu Sultan, then ruler of the Mysore who was also known ...
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