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Check out these Olympic firsts!
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Check out these Olympic firsts!

As the Rio Games begins, Rediff.com's Bikash Mohapatra presents the milestones.Illustrations: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com The Olympics is not just about sport, but tradition. The first event... Athletics kick-started the modern Olympic Games in Athens on April 6, 1896. The first-ever event at the first modern Games was the opening heat of the 100 metres. 120 years later, athletics continues to be the biggest draw at the Games, and the 100 metres race its biggest attraction. The first champion... ... Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
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Do you suffer from CFS?

Chronic fatigue syndrome may have its origin in your gut, says Nikita Puri.Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com For a long time, the origins and causes of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome have been shrouded in uncertainties, and a cursory search on the web for CFS promptly suggests that the condition may be psychological. With no known triggers and a lengthy process of diagnosis, the condition which causes debilitating fatigue was until now rather mystified. But researchers at Cornell University have ...
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They are now the string pullers

A crafts NGO in New Delhi is giving wings to India's first all-women puppeteer group, discovers Geetanjali Krishna.Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com The women of Kathputli Colony in Delhi are weaving new folk tales these days. They tell stories of girls who rescue their fathers from peril. Of witches who turn out to have golden hearts. And of modern-day children who teach their mothers how to recycle waste. "All the stories traditionally told by our puppeteer community used to be about ...
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8 loan 'charges' that can cost you a bomb

When opting for any loan, make sure you read the terms and conditions carefully, and understand the 'other charges' to avoid any disappointment at a later stage, says Adhil Shetty. When opting for any loan, the first thing most borrowers look at is the rate of interest. There is no denying the fact that the interest component of any loan is paramount in the scheme of things, but sometimes the devil is in the details, as the famous cliche goes. Depending on the loan you are seeking, you may ...
 Rediff.com3 days ago Don't just look at interest rates when applying for a home loan  Rediff.com2 months ago
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The restroom diaries

'Every time I resist using a public loo, I remember my mother warning me how I would develop a kidney problem.''Now, I tell her I'd rather not have a skin infection or some other disease brought by using one,' says Divya Nair.Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com Ever since I was a kid, I have hated the idea of visiting a public washroom. The stench, the dirt and the lack of hygiene have proved strong recommenders of bladder control whenever I am travelling from one point to another. Before you ...
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What purpose does Swachh Bharat serve?

'Can anyone honestly say with hand on heart that our streets and office buildings, railways and other public spaces are any cleaner?' asks Sunanda K Datta-Ray.Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com Watching the burly young man in black T-shirt and jeans labouring in the Scandic Orion Hotel, where I was staying in the Norwegian town of Bergen, brought to mind those pictures of Narendra Modi grinning self-consciously as he clutched a long-handled broom. The contrast between the two visuals ...
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Sensex ends 46 points lower amid volatility

Markets ended flat with negative bias, amid weak European cues, after reports suggested that some US Federal Reserve officials are in favour of a rate hike soon while gains in State Bank of India capped further downside. The S&P BSE Sensex ended down 46 points at 28,077 and the Nifty50 slipped 6 points to settle at 8,667. In the broader market, the BSE Midcap and Smallcap indices ended up 0.5% each. Market breadth ended firm with 1471 gainers and 1238 losers on the BSE. Meanwhile, the Nifty ...
 Rediff.com6 days ago
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Consumers, Wake Up!

Harshala Chandorkar, chief operating officer, CIBIL, explains your rights and duties as a responsible consumer Finance is the fundamental requirement for individuals and enterprises to grow. Today we have the freedom and opportunities to access finance for our goals and economic development in the form of loans and credit cards. Banks and lending institutions are willing to provide loans to individuals to fund their education, buy a house, car or even a holiday overseas. A vibrant lending ...
 Rediff.com1 week ago

Today, every store you go to stacks by style: Rachna Aggarwal

Indus League CEO Rachna Aggarwal on introducing Friday dressing in India in 1993, and how the apparel consumer has changed since then New Delhi: In Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, alumna, Rachna Aggarwal is the Bengaluru-based chief ...
 Livemint.com1 week ago
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Stick with your insurer even if medical policy is withdrawn

Moving to a new company means losing out on continuity benefitsPolicyholders could be left in the lurch when insurance companies discontinue their plans. Policies are withdrawn either because of changes in regulations or introduction of new policy schemes by insurers. Recently, the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (Irdai) banned life insurance companies from selling indemnity-based health insurance products. Almost all life insurance companies - HDFC Life Insurance, ...
 Rediff.com2 weeks ago
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