Jaipur : Over 5,000 people, including 3,510 priests, participated in a massive 'bhumi puja' ceremony for a condo homes project here Saturday, simultaneously breaking the ground with shovels, to set a Guinness world record for such an event.
By Sahil Makkar, IANS
New Delhi : From chikan to the kitchen, the allure of Pakistan never fails to capture. As is evident from the long queues outside Pakistani stalls at the Trade Fair here with Indians stocking up on spices just as they buy the famed embroidered fabric for their wardrobes.
By Imran Khan, IANS
Patna : Many Muslim families in Bihar are currently busy making 'chulhas', or earthen stoves, used to prepare the holy offering for the Chhath festival of the Hindus, in yet another example of communal amity in India.
New Delhi : Artists from India and abroad are here to use their paintbrushes to raise awareness about rising inequality in urban India, and at least one is driving home the point by comparing pigeons and rag pickers.
New Delhi : The Pakistan pavilion at the Indian International Trade Fair (IITF) is a clash of contrasts. On one hand are stalls flooded with white onyx stone sculptures and on the other are multi-hued, bright and shimmering fabrics.
By Dipankar De Sarkar, IANS
London : Wearing marigold garlands around his neck and a bright vermillion teeka on the forehead, Britain's prime minister was anointed Govardhan Brown Wednesday by a large crowd of cheering Asians celebrating Diwali in the heart of the British establishment.
By Quaid Najmi, IANS
Mumbai : The stage is set for a battle royale between the Indian government and Dina Wadia, daughter of Pakistan's founder Muhammad Ali Jinnah, over Jinnah House when the Bombay High Court resumes next week after the Diwali vacation.
New Delhi : Want a musical treat from eight different countries? Then a visit to the three-day musical extravaganza in the heart of the national capital in which bands from South Asian Association for Regional Association (Saarc) countries will be performing is an absolute must.
By Prasun Sonwalkar, IANS
London : Councils in Britain are said to be dominated by councillors who are "pale, male and stale", but women from the Indian sub-continent face several cultural barriers in their families and communities before they can enter local government, according to a new study.