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Shoppers go on a 'diet'  tame the urge to buy

Shoppers go on a 'diet' tame the urge to buy

Eric Wilson, NYT News Service | Thursday July 22, 2010, New York

Imagine that horrible though all-too-familiar feeling: You are standing before a fully stuffed closet and yet have nothing to wear.Now, imagine something worse: Your closet contains only six items, an...

How Indira's Congress got its hand symbol

How Indira's Congress got its hand symbol

Vasanthi Hariprakash | Wednesday December 22, 2010, Bangalore

Eighty-year-old RK Rajarathnam vividly remembers the night of February 2, 1978 when Indira Gandhi, during an election campaign, came to his house in Madanpalle, Andhra Pradesh. She had just formed the...

Rahman turns 45, looks forward to a promising year

Rahman turns 45, looks forward to a promising year

Press Trust of India | Thursday January 06, 2011, New Delhi

New Delhi: Poster boy of Indian music, A. R. Rahman, turns 45 today. This new year, he looks forward to repeat his 2009 feat -- winning a Golden Globe and an Oscar back to back. Rahman has already bag...

Iranian models take the hijab to the catwalk

Iranian models take the hijab to the catwalk

The Associated Press | Monday January 17, 2011, Tehran

In a fashion studio in Tehran, many Iranian girls can be seen learning the tricks of the trade. Under the expert eye of modelling coach Forouzan Shahkoupa, the girls perfect their walk as they sashay ...

Karnataka governor: Decision on prosecuting Yeddyurappa soon

Karnataka governor: Decision on prosecuting Yeddyurappa soon

NDTV Correspondent | Thursday January 20, 2011, Bangalore

Threatening to intensify the already-raging row, Karnataka Governor H R Bharadwaj reiterated that he will decide by the next couple of days, on the issue of sanctioning prosecution of Chief Minister Y...

World's galleries go online with Google Street View

World's galleries go online with Google Street View

AFP | Wednesday February 02, 2011, London

Art lovers will be able to stroll through some of the world's most famous galleries at the click of a mouse after Google launched a website today using Street View technology to put the venues online....

Dev Anand to remake 'Hare Rama Hare Krishna'

Dev Anand to remake 'Hare Rama Hare Krishna'

Press Trust of India | Thursday February 03, 2011, Mumbai

Actor-filmmaker Dev Anand is all set to remake his 1971 blockbuster 'Hare Rama Hare Krishna', replacing the hippie culture that the original film highlighted with a modern premise. "I know that peopl...

Kher wants to open branch of acting school in Kolkata

Kher wants to open branch of acting school in Kolkata

Press Trust of India | Thursday February 03, 2011, Kolkata

Acclaimed actor Anupam Kher now wants to open a branch of his acting school, 'Actor Prepares' in Kolkata, which he says is a city of huge creative talent. "I want to have a branch in Kolkata. There i...

Books on Mahatma Gandhi fly off the shelf at exhibition

Books on Mahatma Gandhi fly off the shelf at exhibition

Press Trust of India | Thursday February 03, 2011, Mumbai

About 12,500 copies of books on Mahatma Gandhi worth Rs 3.6 lakh were sold within six days at an exhibition here to mark the death anniversary of the Father of the Nation. 'An Autobiography' of Mahatm...

Sonakshi won't compromise her values: Shatrughan Sinha

Sonakshi won't compromise her values: Shatrughan Sinha

Press Trust of India | Thursday February 03, 2011, New Delhi

Did you notice Sonakshi's Indian look in 'Dabangg'? It was no accident. Her father Shatrughan Sinha says the newcomer will continue to depict Indian women in her upcoming projects. "People ar...

Flower: The latest weapon against wrinkles?

Flower: The latest weapon against wrinkles?

Press Trust of India | Monday February 07, 2011, London

A tropical flower has been hailed as the latest weapon against wrinkles, after scientists foundthat a sugar compound derived from it can actively regenerate skin, making it feel plumper and more elast...

Viruses hit almost one-third of EU Internet users

Viruses hit almost one-third of EU Internet users

Associated Press | Monday February 07, 2011, Brussels

European Union data shows that almost one-third of the Internet users in the 27-country bloc gota computer virus last year, while three per cent lost money through online crime.The data released today...

Jaipur to be shown in Chicago

Jaipur to be shown in Chicago

Press Trust of India | Tuesday February 08, 2011, New Delhi

Artworks from Jaipur, the city which has played host to film stars, literary giants, other celebrities and backpackers from across the globe will soon be shown in Chicago.The Art Institute of Chicago ...

Junk food 'lowers child's IQ'

Junk food 'lowers child's IQ'

Press Trust of India | Tuesday February 08, 2011, London

It's a research which may anger many busy parents who rely on processed foods to placate kids-- eating junk food lowers a child's IQ.Researchers in Britain have carried out a study of 4,000 kids and f...

Late to bed and early rising may raise heart risk: Study

Late to bed and early rising may raise heart risk: Study

Press Trust of India | Wednesday February 09, 2011, London

Are you among those who get up early but go to bed very late? Beware, your sleeping habit may be a "ticking time bomb" for your health and it could lead to heart attack and stroke, scientists claim.Go...