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Happy Gudi Padwa!
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Happy Gudi Padwa!

See how Mumbaiites brought in the New Year. Photographs by Rajesh Karkera/Rediff.com People from Maharashtra celebrate the Hindu New Year as Gudi Padwa. On this day, they hoist a gudi (an inverted kalash wrapped in bright zari cloth) in front of their homes, get dressed in colourful, traditional attires and feast on sumptuous preparations. In some parts of the state, women and men also take part in processions. IMAGE: A group of women in colour co-ordinated saris take part in the ... Rediff.com, 2 months ago
In pics: Mumbai celebrates Cheti Chand Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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Why the Kochi Biennale is a must visit

Rediff.com's Rajesh Karkera shares his impressions from the Kochi-Muziris Biennale, India's landmark artistic extravaganza. Kochi these days is abuzz with a different kind of energy -- one that draws art lovers to experience the Kochi-Muziris Biennale, an international exhibition of contemporary art. The 108-day celebration, which opened on December 12, features 97 artists from across the world and endS on March 29. Some glimpses from the Biennale: The Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2016 is spread all ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago The artist behind India's biggest art show  Rediff.com2 months ago Why Kochi loves it biennale!  Rediff.com2 months ago Pranab Mukherjee's first and last visit to Kochi as president tomorrow  Rediff.com2 months ago
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A non-Belieber among Beliebers

His daughter is a fan. He most definitely is not.Rajesh Karkera attends Justin Bieber's Mumbai concert to find out what the fuss is all about. Waiting for Bieber Justin Bieber, you weren't singing, but lip-syncing! The crowd was visible from a distance when we arrived. At 2 pm on May 10 -- 6 hours before Justin Bieber was to start his performance -- thousands of fans were already outside the D Y Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai. For most of the attendees, the next two hours, until the gates ...
 Rediff.com2 weeks ago Meet the lesser known people behind Justin Bieber's concert  Rediff.com2 weeks ago 'We love Bieber... so much'  Rediff.com2 weeks ago Justin Bieber, you were singing, but lip-syncing!  Rediff.com2 weeks ago
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Thank you Zara! Its new store restores iconic Mumbai building

Almost seven years after its debut in Mumbai, Zara opened its new store in the city and it's special. Photographs by Rajesh Karkera/Rediff.com Spanish retail brand Zara opened one of its largest stores in South Mumbai's Hutatma Chowk Square on May 4. The store is within the heritage-listed Ismail Building and is spread across a sprawling 51,300 sq ft area. The building dates back to more than 110 years. Zara's team, along with local architects, have worked for two years to restore the ...
 Rediff.com3 weeks ago Zara opens iconic store in Mumbai's heritage building  Rediff.com3 weeks ago
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Mahindra takes electric road to the future

Auto major Mahindra has ambitious plans for its electric cars project, that include ramping up its output to 60,000 units a year, high-end electric powertrains, and 380 to 650 volt battery systems. Rajesh Karkera/Rediff.com listens in. Photograph: Kind courtesy, Milind Kale The era of electric vehicles, or EVs, is about to dawn in India. One clear sign is the amount of media coverage that EVs have got in India. In the past seven months alone, more has been written about EVs than in the last ...
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Wow! Bieber's fans were better dressed than him

While the singer failed to impress, you can learn a thing or two about style from his fans who attended the concert.  Photographs: Rajesh Karkera/Rediff.com Simran and Palki What they do: College students What they wore: The duo were dressed in comfy outfits given the humidity in the air. Simran wore an interesting red checkered shirt with the words 'Let Your Heart Wonder'. Scroll down to take a closer look!  Palki chose to keep it stylish yet simple in denim shorts and a ...
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Ruskin Bond's India

The banyan tree and the green chilli; the crow and the beetle; the rose and the mango; the informality and good humour of its people...Beloved author Ruskin Bond continues Rediff.com's special series on India's treasures, and tells Archana Masih that India's wealth lies in its earthy splendours.Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com In India you will find almost every kind of fruit tree. The vast diversity of our plant life is our great treasure. Forest trees, wild plants, fruits... from ...
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It's time to check in to India!

India needs 1.4 million hotel beds a night but has only 2.4 lakh, points out Rahul Pandit, MD and CEO of Ginger Hotels. IMAGE: CLICK on each of the rooms in the image to get the statistics on India's acute hotel room shortage. Graphic by: Rajesh Karkera/Rediff.com and Ashish Narsale/Rediff.com This year -- 2017 -- heralds the start of a potential, extended four-year up-cycle for hospitality in India. The last five years have seen the sector deliver a muted performance. Due both ...
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'Gandhi's honesty floored me'

Putting together a play about the Father of the Nation is no easy task.But when that play is a musical, the challenges increase.Rediff.com's Savera R Someshwar (text), Rajesh Karkera (video) and Hitesh Harisinghani (photographs) take a look. REHEARSAL: Chirag Vora, who plays the older Gandhi, takes his position by the charkha. "On the stage! NOW!" roared Danesh Khambatta, his voice many octaves higher than normal as he rat-a-tatted closed doors and poked his head into rooms that were half ...
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Who wore it better? Deepika, Sridevi or Bani

Do you like the model on the ramp or the celebrity off the ramp? Vote now! We bring you ten celebrities who have copied the look straight off the runway. Tell us who wore it better -- the model or the celebrity. IMAGE: Outfit by Sabyasachi Mukherjee.Dressed like a summer bride, the model kept the look traditional, while Deepika Padukone accessorised the gorgeous handpainted Sabyasachi sari with a choker and winged eyeliner. Which of the two gets your vote? Photographs: Kind ...
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