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Durga Puja begins in Bengal

Dressed to the nines, residents of West Bengal plunged into merriment on Tuesday marking the first day of Durga Puja – the biggest festival in this part of the world. “Sasthi” or “Bodhan” — the welcoming of the Durga idols and her pantheon – signalled the start of the five-day …

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Watch out for global jazz festival in Delhi

The Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) is organising a three-day international jazz festival that will witness the convergence of French, Israeli, Korean, Mexican and Spanish artists in Delhi. The September 23-25 gala at Nehru Park in Chanakyapuri “will feature performances of seven international and three Indian jazz groups”, ICCR …

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Prabhas treats Shraddha Kapoor to Hyderabadi cuisine

Actress Shraddha Kapoor has started shooting for Prabhas starrer “Saaho”. While on the sets, she indulged in some lip-smacking Hyderabadi delicacies, a source said. “The entire team took off some time from the shoot and relished mouth-watering Hyderabadi delicacies. There were nearly 17-18 food items served and Shraddha couldn’t stop …

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World’s oldest Italian wine found (With Image)

Researchers have found evidence of the world’s oldest Italian wine in a large storage jar from the Copper Age which indicates that winemaking in the region began as early a fourth millennium BC. The discovery, detailed in Microchemical Journal, could dramatically predate the commencement of winemaking in Italy. Traditionally, it …

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Sri Lanka named Asia’s leading destination

Sri Lanka was named Asia’s Leading Destination at the World Travel Awards Ceremony, the Tourism Ministry said here Thursday. Tourism Minister John Amaratunga said the award was an important milestone in Sri Lanka’s tourism promotional efforts, reports Xinhua news agency. Sri Lanka’s tourism sector has seen mega growth following the …

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Italian speleologist set to explore Meghalaya’s caves

Noted Italian geologist and cave explorer Francesco Sauro, who has led successful expeditions to one of the world’s oldest cave systems in Venezuela’s Tepui mountains, is gearing up to explore the “lost world” in India’s Meghalaya, which harbours some of the longest and deepest cave systems in the world. Sauro, …

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Restaurant Indian Accent to open in London (With Image)

Indian restaurant Indian Accent will open doors in London. It will open at 16 Albemarle Street, Mayfair, London, in early October. The site was previously occupied by Old World Hospitality’s other restaurant Chor Bizarre. Rohit Khattar, Founder Chairman of Old World Hospitality, the parent company of Indian Accent, said in …

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Tips to keep in mind while buying gujiya

It is important for you to check if gujiya that you are buying to celebrate Holi is fresh and unadulterated. Buying the gujiyas, the special sweet for Holi, only from a licensed retailer and checking hygienic standards are some factors that you need to look into, says an expert. Saurabh …

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