The Holi weekend is just a month away and if you haven't planned ahead, we'll help you out. Joyeeta Palit lists out her favourite places around Kolkata. In the coming months (March and April), there are two long weekends -- Holi (March 13) falls on a Monday and there's the Easter weekend starting with Good Friday on April 14 (Friday). How about a trip to the City of Joy? Travelling down memory lane in Kolkata Even if you don't want to spend time in the city, there are plenty of options ... Rediff.com, 1 week ago
It's never too late to squeeze these into your schedule. Craving to travel in January, but don't know where to start? Here are our Top 5 options. January 14 to 17: Tamil Nadu IMAGE: Thanjavur's Brihadeeswarar Temple.Photograph:Courtesy Hafiz Issadeen/Creative Commons Why: Pongal The harvest festivities take place over four days and the entire state is brimming with activities. Make sure you stay away from main cities and visit a village to get a feel of the traditional ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
We'd asked you, dear readers, to share your family's Christmas recipes. Here, Chitra R shares this special Christmas recipe from her hometown Kanyakumari. Tamil Nadu style Chicken Biryani Photograph*: Rupamdas75/Wikimedia Commons Serves: 3 Ingredients 250 to 300 gm chicken (with or without bones) 2 cup Basmati rice (or) Seeraga Samba rice (soaked in water for 20 mins) 3 medium sized onions finely chopped 3 tomatoes finely chopped 2 green chilies slit 2 tbsp ginger-garlic paste 1 cup ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
More than 95 per cent young Indian women are not okay with their husband comparing them to their mother-in-law. IMAGE: Indian women were asked to share their opinions on issues post marriage. Photograph: Yogita/Wikimedia Creative Commons A survey was conducted to find out young people's opinions on certain issues post marriage that concluded that women want to be with men who support their career and passions. In an attempt to unravel the things young Indians are not okay with in a ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
Distress sales, market closures and anchoring of fishing fleets have been reported from West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Kerala. A particular hammer blow appears to have been dealt by the new Rs 2,000 note because there is no change to return, reports Mukta Patil/IndiaSpend. IMAGE: A typical Goan fish market brought to life by the late cartoonist, Mario Miranda. Photograph: Rediff Archives Gangu Kundaikar is a small-framed, sari-clad woman who rises at 3 am every day, wraps a cloth ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
India's Blue City is calling out to you. Jodhpur, the Blue City, is among the Top 10 preferred destinations in the world for 2017 according to a TripAdvisor survey. Have you been to Jodhpur? Or are you planning a trip? Then this list is meant for you! BTW, winter is the best season to pack your bags and head for enchanting Jodhpur. 1. A desert safari in the Thar IMAGE: Experience camels, sand dunes, music and local food on a desert safari.Photograph: Krishnendu Halder/Reuters Along with your ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
'With enjoyable physical activity, stress release quality sleep and the right diet, we can reverse the metabolic damage which is wreaking havoc in the world and especially in India.' IMAGE: Dr David Ludwig encourages people to eat enough so they no longer are hungry. Photograph: Kind courtesy Paul Rysz/Wikimedia Commons "It may be that we can't control our children 100 per cent of the time. They go to a party. They're going to get some junk food, this or that." "But if we say no and keep that ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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