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All you need to know about Indian Railways foreign tourist ticket quota

The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has offered the option of a foreign tourist quota while booking train tickets on...

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Five breathtaking Himalayan summer trekking destinations in India

Gone are the days when people used to like luxurious holidays. it is now the age of nature lovers and expeditions. Here are some choice...

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Odissi exponent Ratikant Mohapatra talks about his journey as a dancer

Odissi exponent guru Ratikant Mohapatra, who recently performed Anugamanam in Singapore on February 23 and 24 at Victoria Theatre, is a...

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Pongal: Ancient harvest festival to thank God for bounties of life

Pongal is one of the fascinating festivals celebrated with great enthusiasm in India and other parts of the world among people belonging to...

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Meet Piyush Gupta, digital banking champion

An astute business leader Piyush Gupta, CEO and Director, DBS Group was one of the first banking sector honchos to usher a forceful,...

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Indian residential property sector on the cusp of a sea-change: Anuj Puri

Anuj Puri, a 27-year veteran of the Indian real estate sector and a globally recognised expert on the property market, highlights the impact...

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In pics: Tastes of India across 29 states

India's cuisine has a rich history that goes back thousands of years. Indian food has been widely appreciated across the globe for its...

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Artful, energetic Rasika Shekar to perform in Singapore

Rasika Shekar, 28, who’s been performing Indian classical vocals and on the Indian bamboo flute since the age of 14, is one of the most...

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Academic Prajapati elected as NAPA fellow in US, becomes first Indian to with this honour

Indian academic Prajapati Trivedi has been elected as a fellow of the prestigious National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA) – an...

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Navratri - Durga and Rama: The myths, history and rituals of the nine-day Hindu festival

The nine-day long festival of Navratri (literally meaning nine nights) is one of the most widely celebrated in the Hindu religion....

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India needs to address slow legal system: Pavani Reddy – Managing Partner of Zaiwalla & Co

Taking up the law at a time when it was not preferred for women in India, Pavani Reddy went to UK and soon after earning her degree, started...

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Dussehra: Celebrating the victory of Good over Evil

India is a land of festivals, and one of the most eagerly awaited is Dussehra in which people of different faiths participate. It is...

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Along with India, 4 other countries celebrate Independence Day on August 15

Incidentally, India is not the only country which gained independence on this date. Apart from India, there are four other countries which...

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Indian-American author Amitava Kumar announces India launch of his new novel ‘The Lovers’

Indian-American author Amitava Kumar, who released his novel The Lovers recently, announced that the official India launch of the book will...

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Punjab CM proposes 'Connect with Your Roots' scheme for young NRIs, seeks Centre’s help

Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has sought the Central government of India’s support to launch a 'Connect with Your Roots'...

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Dance India is the ideal place for Indian arts practitioners to meet... in Singapore: Vaishali Trivedi

Vaishali Trivedi is a solo Kathak dancer, singer, choreographer and a teacher. Based in Ahmedabad, she has performed extensively in more...

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MEA to hold ‘Bharat ko Janiye’ Quiz for young diaspora in August

Buoyed by the success of the Bharat ko Janiye (Know Your India) Quiz among the young NRIs and PIOs last year, the Ministry of External...

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Madam Cama: A philanthropist, considerate yet determined personality of the Indian Nationalist Movement

Bhikaji Cama, when she unfurled the first National Flag at the International Socialist Conference in Stuttgart (Germany) in 1907, was a rare...

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Celebrating diversity as part of humanity: Tagore's legacy

“The ways in which we relate to diversity by broadening our engagement with difference have planetary significance – and Singapore has...

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Khudiram Bose: The first martyr of the ‘fiery age’, his death lit the fire for freedom

Khudiram Bose was a Bengali revolutionary, one of the youngest early in the Indian independence movement. At the time of his hanging, he was...

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Batukeshwar Dutt: One of the unsung heroes of the young Hindu revolutionaries

Best known for having exploded a few bombs along with Bhagat Singh in the Central Legislative Assembly in New Delhi on April 8, 1929,...

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Laxmi Bai: A woman before her time, she became a legend in her fight against the British

Laxmi Bai, the Rani (Queen) of Jhansi and a leader during the First War of Indian Independence of 1857–58, is remembered as one of the...

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Top 10 places in Udaipur you absolutely must see!

Top 10 places you must visit and see in Udaipur. Known as the Venice of India, Udaipur is an incredible tourist destination’ known for its...

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Mangal Pandey: He lit the spark that led to the First War of Indian Independence in 1857

The spark for the First War of Indian Independence in 1857 was provided by none other than Mangal Pandey, an Indian soldier whose actions...

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Bal Gangadhar Tilak: Indian nationalist, teacher, social reformer, lawyer, activist

Swaraj is my birthright, and I shall have it - words declared by one of the stalwarts of India's freedom movement, Bal Gangadhar Tilak,...

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