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Michael Schumacher – Life, death and everything in between that

This German Formula One driver had the world riveted to his precision, his sharp and focussed mind and his brilliant performance in one of the most dangerous sports in the world. He is a legend who is synonymous with the word speed. For years Michael Schumacher has been an inspiration for many people and motivated

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Australia Blessed With Two More BAPS Mandirs

Inspired by His Holiness Pramukh Swami Maharaj, the current spiritual head of BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha, the newly reconstructed BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Rosehill, Sydney was officially inaugurated with Vedic rituals by Sadguru Sant Pujya Ishwarcharan Swami, a senior BAPS sadhu, and the State Premier of New South Wales, the Honourable Barry O’Farrell, on Sunday

Indian student numbers in Australia continue to climb

Australia has welcomed a sharp increase in the number of Indians applying for student visas to Australia. India remains the second largest source of overseas students in Australia after China. The latest immigration figures show 4,148 Indians made offshore applications for student visas between July and September last year – more than double the figure

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Now get marriage registration certificate via video-conferencing

New Delhi:  Paving the way for couples, especially those living abroad, to register their marriages in absentia, Delhi High Court has said that these certificates can be issued via video-conferencing. Justice Manmohan, allowing this to a newly-wed couple based in Canada, said that the rule mandating physical presence while applying for registration was “framed at

Diwali 2013 Celebration in Melbourne – Unleashed Brilliance

Like several years in the past this year too saw a dazzling opening of the Diwali Celebrations organised by the Celebrate India group. Headed by Arun Sharma, this celebration aims to showcase the Indian community’s camaraderie and integrity apart in the southern part of the hemisphere apart from projecting the multicultural spirit of Australia. This

Who will be India’s next PM?

New Delhi, March 5:  In what will be one of India’s most keenly watched Lok Sabha elections, the only declared prime ministerial candidate is pitted against many more hopefuls. With the Congress shying away from naming a nominee for the top post, BJP’s Narendra Modi is the only prime ministerial choice of any political party.

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Michael Schumacher – Life, death and everything in between that

This German Formula One driver had the world riveted to his precision, his sharp and focussed mind and his brilliant performance in one of the most dangerous sports in the world. He is a legend who is synonymous with the word speed. For years Michael Schumacher has been an inspiration for many people and motivated

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‘Hey, are you Indian?’

I have invariably faced this inquisitiveness whenever I have travelled out of my native India. An affirmative “yes” follows, but what sadly ensues oft is a vagary of perception about the Indian lifestyle, clothes, people and also animals! Are Hindi films to be blamed, I wonder? “You’re allowed to wear pants, is it?” a 40-something

Gold falls, other precious metals rise

GOLD futures have extended their losses in electronic trading after minutes from the Federal Reserve’s May policy-setting meeting showed board members considered an early end to the central bank’s bond-buying program. A number of Fed officials could be willing to reduce the pace of bond purchases as early as their next meeting if the economy

Rituals, revelry on second day of Durga Puja

Kolkata: People from all walks of life and age groups Sunday thronged colourful pandals (marquees) to soak in the festivities and celebrate Mahasaptami – the second day of Durga Puja in West Bengal. The day started with the ‘pran pratistha’ ritual, where the deity is symbolically endowed with life. The ‘kola bou’, a tender banana

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Australia Blessed With Two More BAPS Mandirs

Inspired by His Holiness Pramukh Swami Maharaj, the current spiritual head of BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha, the newly reconstructed BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Rosehill, Sydney was officially inaugurated with Vedic rituals by Sadguru Sant Pujya Ishwarcharan Swami, a senior BAPS sadhu, and the State Premier of New South Wales, the Honourable Barry O’Farrell, on Sunday

We’ll take Badals to the cleaners: Amarinder Singh

Chandigarh: Former chief minister Amarinder Singh says the ruling Akali Dal is a “17th century” outfit that has done little for Punjab and that his Congress party will take the Badals, the state’s first family, to the cleaners in the assembly polls next year. “We will certainly show the people what this (Badal) government has

Bollywood

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It Is Kollywood Calling For Melbourne Girl Shruthi Vijai

If there was anything Shruthi Vijai loved as a child, it was singing. Her parents recall her singing anything and everything.  But it was something nobody took serious note of. As Shruthi entered school being a part of the choir or any other function became routine. Last year the quiet, shy young girl decided to

Never a dull moment in ‘Vicky Donor’

“Vicky Donor” is an original and thoroughly engaging Bollywood comedy. The director of this movie has picked up a pertinent issue and converted it into a perky precocious and endearing romantic comedy. Indeed “Vicky Donor” is suffused with delectable plus points, not the least of them being debutant Ayushmann Khurana who seems to be born

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Pallavi Sharda craves to do a dance number

Actress Pallavi Sharda, a trained Bharatnatyam dancer, is eager to shake a leg in a dance number. The actress, who made her Bollywood debut with “Besharam”, feels that the word “item number” sounds “negative” and added: “There are so many actresses who are doing some beautiful songs as guest dancers. I would love to do

Will Smith to star in ‘The Wild Bunch’ remake

Actor Will Smith is set to star in the remake of 1969 released “The Wild Bunch”.

 The 44-year-old is considering an undisclosed role in Warner Bros.’ forthcoming movie, which will be set in the present day. 

Smith will co-produce the movie under his Overbook Company along with Warner Bros. and they are currently searching for

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Deepika Padukone now an all-rounder: Farah Khan

Isn’t it interesting that when Farah Khan wanted a newcomer for her 2007 film “Om Shanti Om”, she zeroed in on then debutante Deepika Padukone? And when she wanted a “star” for her new film “Happy New Year”, it was the same name that struck her. Farah says Deepika leaves her impressed with her all-rounder

RIP Ravi Shankar: the sitar gently weeps

New Delhi, Dec 12 :  He was a classical musician in the purest sense and was also dubbed the ‘godfather of world music’ by Beatles friend George Harrison. Ravi Shankar, who took Indian classical music to the world in the 1950s and effortlessly bound two worlds with the stirring notes of his sitar, leaves behind

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Big Brother vs. Bigg Boss

It has the perfect formula for a pot-boiler movie. It oozes out fun, emotions, romance, squabbles, scheming and offcourse the most melodramatic dose of family saga especially immediately after the eviction, where all contestants cry in unison and echo the much clichéd “I Love You” phrase for the evicted contestants. While the reality shows mainly

Food

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Grilled Masala Atlantic salmon

A good recipe with a perfect combination of healthy and a delicious super meal! We all know the health benefits of Salmon. This type of fish has more nutritional benefits than one thinks! Salmon, especially the Atlantic variant, is high in protein, anti-oxidants, Vitamin A, vitamin B, calcium, potassium and essential fatty acids. Salmon has

The Bright Star of Moonee Ponds

Chef Sunil Tyagi Growing up in a huge joint family under the wings of a very dynamic father, a landlord and a special magistrate in the plains of Uttar Pradesh, Sunil Tyagi had a privileged life.But a tsunami like flood near the Ganges in the 1950s wiped away acres of land and cattle in a

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7 reasons why apple cider vinegar is good for you

Some years ago, one could be forgiven for not knowing what apple cider vinegar was. But today, this amber coloured liquid, a type of vinegar made from cider (a fermented alcoholic beverage from fruit juice) or apple must (must is freshly-pressed juice), is a favourite with most women who want to shed the extra kilos.

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Barbecued food linked to dementia

Eating barbecued, grilled or fried meat could increase the risk of being struck down by dementia, scientists have discovered. Research by US experts suggests that compounds called advanced glycation end products, or Ages, suppress an anti-ageing enzyme known as Sirt1. Protein-rich foods that are cooked at very high temperatures raise the level of these harmful

Entrepreneur Brings Michelin Style Degani To Camberwell

After catapulting a few restaurants to the spotlight in the leafy green suburb of Eltham and Boxhill, entrepreneur and chef Himan Chawla is now making his presence felt at Camberwell. He has taken the licence for Degani Café along busy Riverside Road and added his personal touch to everything. The result: great coffees combined with

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Grilled Masala Atlantic salmon

A good recipe with a perfect combination of healthy and a delicious super meal! We all know the health benefits of Salmon. This type of fish has more nutritional benefits than one thinks! Salmon, especially the Atlantic variant, is high in protein, anti-oxidants, Vitamin A, vitamin B, calcium, potassium and essential fatty acids. Salmon has

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Gaylord At Tattersalls Lane Stands The Test Of Time

Amid the buzzling sound, spice and smell of China Town in the heart of Melbourne, one Indian restaurant has stood the test of time faithfully and bravely serving curries in a pocket where dumplings and noodles rule the roost. But Gaylord, established in 1985, is an institution in itself as The Age rightly described standing

Health

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Michael Schumacher – Life, death and everything in between that

This German Formula One driver had the world riveted to his precision, his sharp and focussed mind and his brilliant performance in one of the most dangerous sports in the world. He is a legend who is synonymous with the word speed. For years Michael Schumacher has been an inspiration for many people and motivated

Battling cancer with Ayurveda

Ayurveda is a holistic system of medicine that considers the mind, body and spirit when diagnosing and treating patients. It is the traditional system of medicine in India and has been practiced for 5,000 years. Ayurveda means “wisdom of life” and the system of medicine maintains that all illnesses affect both the mind and the

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Running in heels may lead to knee problems later

Beijing: Ladies, you may not want to run after the bus in high-heeled footwear! Running in high-heeled shoes may cause knee problems later in life, according to a new study. Researchers suggest that regular use of high heeled footwear may contribute to osteoarthritis of the knee joints. Yaodong Gu, Yan Zhang and Wenwen Shen of

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How your desk job can be harmful to your health

Have a desk job with constant aches? Keep in mind these tips Sitting and working at your desk at the office all day long can take a toll on your health and leave you with many nagging aches. According to University of California’s David Rempel, you could be suffering from a painful variation of tendonitis

Mouth Ulcers

Question: Mr.B: Dear Raj, I have been reading your articles regularly and thought if Homeopathy can help my 10 yrs old son with mouth ulcers. He has been getting them frequently since last few months. Typically they are on the inner side of his lower lip and each time it may last for approximately 10

Lifestyle

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Michael Schumacher – Life, death and everything in between that

This German Formula One driver had the world riveted to his precision, his sharp and focussed mind and his brilliant performance in one of the most dangerous sports in the world. He is a legend who is synonymous with the word speed. For years Michael Schumacher has been an inspiration for many people and motivated

Travel

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Flying into India? Brace for new immigration rules

Passengers flying into India will have to fill up a new immigration form from 1st March to declare Indian currency exceeding Rs. 10,000 being brought by them, among others. The ‘Indian Customs Declaration Form’ carries additional fields for declaration of dutiable goods and baggage (including hand baggage) in a separate column for passengers entering into

Sport

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Quite a good performance by team: Dhoni – The Times of India

WELLINGTON: Despite his team overwhelmingly crushed by New Zealand during the tour, India skipper Mahendra Singh on Tuesday put up a brave front, saying it was “quite a good performance” by his team in the Test matches. It turned out to be a disastrous tour for India as they remained winless, losing the ODI series

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