The Uttar Pradesh cabinet on Tuesday cancelled 15 public holidays, some of which were religious and the others to mark the birth anniversaries of noted personalities. However, this caused controversy as a section complained of religious discrimination. Among ... catchnews.com, 1 day ago
India is known as the land of festivals. We have Holi, festival of colours, we have Diwali, the festival of lights, we have Eid Al-Fitr. What we don’t have, however, is the festival of baby jumping or of cheese rolling! Yes, these are actual events marked across the world and as Thais get sprayed by elephants in a water fight to mark the Songkran festival, we take a look at the world's quirky, colourful - and downright bizarre - events. They may not be to everyone’s taste, ...Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
'Muslims are depressed and disillusioned.''The safety valve is that we still have a multicultural mosaic in West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Kerala.' At the height of the Babri Masjid-Ram Janmabhoomi agitation, journalist and author Saeed Naqvi posed a question to a packed audience at Allahabad University. 'Have the Hindus in this audience ever seen the inside of a Muslim home?' he asked. None of them had. The response was similar when he asked if any Muslim in the audience had ever seen ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Have you taken a picture of Mumbai that you absolutely love? Share it with us right here. In Pics: An ode to Mumbai Mumbai Paused: Stunning pics of a city on the move IMAGE: This picture of Sachin Tendulkar in the nets will take you down memory lane. Photograph: Hitesh Harisinghani/Rediff.com IMAGE: People offer Eid-ul fitr namaz near Jama Masjid in Mumbai.Photograph: Hitesh Harisinghani/Rediff.com IMAGE: Breathtaking sunsets and majestic yachts go hand in hand in ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
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