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Mumbai gets its aquarium back, but don't expect a world-class one
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Mumbai gets its aquarium back, but don't expect a world-class one

Fish-lover Rajesh Karkera revisits Taraporevala Aquarium V2.0 after decades and comes back with mixed feelings. It has a touch pool, an oceanarium, but is this all what that the city was promised? Mumbai’s Taraporevala Aquarium will always remain special to me. It was my first exposure to the world of underwater life, which subsequently developed into a passion, so much so that my home has always had a reasonably-sized fish tank. I can still recall my first visit to the aquarium decades ... Rediff.com, 1 day ago
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Minimum distractions! India bans WAGs, Pak says no to social media

Actress Anushka Sharma. Photograph: Rajesh Karkera/Rediff.com In an attempt to minimise distractions at the Cricket World Cup that starts next month, defending champions India have banned WAGs (wife and girlfriends), while Pakistan has called for no social media for their players. The two countries confirmed the bans as they fine-tune their preparations for the mega event that gets underway in New Zealand and Australia from February 14. The bans mean that Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma would ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago
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At the Sangam: Is that the Saibaba I see?

Images from the Sangam in Allahabad. Text and photographs: Rajesh Karkera/Rediff.com The Sangam is where the Ganga, Yamuna and the legendary Saraswati meet. Considered holy by millions of Hindus, a visit here is a must in their lifetime. Also called the Triveni Sangam, a bath here is said to wash away all of one's sins. This is where the muddy pale yellow waters of the Ganga merges with the blue waters of the Yamuna. And the Saraswati flows quietly, below the radar. At the point where all ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago

RBI win all Gujarat open football tournament

AHMEDABAD: Reserve Bank of India (RBI) defeated Surat 5-4 in the sudden death tie-breaker to win the Jyoti Chalange Cup Open Gujarat Football Tournament held at Race Course Ground in Rajkot. Vijay Rathwa was declared the man-of-the-match of the ...
 Times of India2 days ago
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Pakistan's rulers can deceive anyone and everyone

'For so long as the rulers of Pakistan remain committed to confronting and vanquishing India, they will sustain delusions, breed terrorists, and export them,' says Lieutenant General Ashok Joshi (retd). Image: Indian soldiers patrol the Line of Control. Photograph: Rajesh Karkera/Rediff/com   Part I of this column: Pakistan and its seven states of delusion The fourth delusion is that Pakistan is ideologically, morally, and legally justified in adopting all measures to take possession of ...
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3 Indian airports among the world's best

Three airports from India have bagged the Airports Council International’s Airport Service Quality Awards. Photograph, courtesy: Ramesh NG/Wikimedia Commons     The Indira Gandhi International Airport has been ranked as the best airport in the world in the 25-40 million passengers per annum category. The survey rates each airport's performance in 34 key service areas under eight major categories including access, check-in, security, airport facilities, food and ...
 Rediff.com2 weeks ago
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PIX: Fashion lessons from Anushka Sharma

Peeking into Anushka's superb style file.Anushka Sharma, who will be seen in two gritty thrillers this year -- Anurag Kashyap's Ranbir Kapoor and Karan Johar starrer Bombay Velvet and her first home production NH10, is quite the clothes horse.She almost always impeccably turned out at award functions, social dos and is often roped in for showstopping duties at fashion weeks.Here then, is a look at the stunner's most head-turning appearances from the recent past. Photograph: Abhijit Mhamunkar ...
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#GetTheLook! Sonam Kapoor and Monica Dogra

In Vogue India's February 2015 issue, with celebrities' signature beauty looks as reference, Parizad Khan Sethi finds out how your make-up must-haves are a reflection of your personality. Sonam Kapoor and the Power Pout Just like her fashion experiments, Sonam Kapoor's beauty looks have run the gamut: she's given us faux bobs, Goth lips and doe eyes. But what really gets our beauty juices flowing is when she slaps on the lip. Dull brick, glossy tangerine, powerful pink, deep Bordeaux or ...
 Rediff.com3 weeks ago
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Is It Really Lack Of Time That Keeps People From The Arts?

Sara Leonard What's the most common reason people who want to attend the arts don't follow through? Time. Or, more accurately, the lack of it. Not surprised? I figured. Let's be honest for a minute. How often do people say they can't find ...
 Arts Journal3 weeks ago
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Why Hinduism never developed a concept of blasphemy

'While India's 'secularism' is a matter of cultural values rooted in Hinduism, the Western concept became one of rights rooted in legal rights.' 'India would be secular with or without Article 25 of the Constitution,' says T V R Shenoy. What is the Sanskrit word for 'blasphemy'? The answer, one would think, should be in the Monier Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary. The lexicon has been one of the acknowledged tools of the trade since it was first published in 1872. Drawing upon literally ...
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