Patna, Nov 7 (IANS) Airports, railway stations and bus terminuses have been packed with milling crowds as hundreds of thousands of migrants from Bihar, who work all over the country and abroad, have returned to their homes in Bihar to celebrate and infuse "new life" to the four-day Chhath festival, the state's biggest community celebration.
Pampore Highlands (Kashmir Valley), Nov 7 (IANS) As saffron flowers bloom and farmers begin harvesting the royal spice, the fields in this south Kashmir town are a riot of colour and fragrance these days.
New Delhi, Nov 7 (IANS) He was a rickshaw puller and she was a celebrity author. There was no way Manoranjan Byapari would have met Mahasweta Devi. But destiny willed otherwise.
Mumbai, Nov 6 (IANS) Over five decades ago, an aggressive trade union leader, George Fernandes, was tired and famished after leading a day-long agitation of taxi drivers.
A Mumbai entrepreneur has introduced a multi-lingual digital version of the Quran for the benefit of Muslims and non-Muslims in the country.
Satara (Maharashtra), Nov 6 (IANS) With the wind and solar energy sector taking off in India, experts say it's time that the biogas initiative gained momentum. And with the advent of German technology coupled with Indian engineering, the synergy ensures the "best of both worlds" for the nation.
True to its name, there's probably no other place in Kerala's capital city Thiruvananthapuram where one can stay as close to the world-renowned Kovalam beach as at the Hotel Sea Face that literally opens into the sea. The plush resort has 20 rooms and all have breathtaking views of the sea.
New Delhi, Nov 2 (IANS) Diwali, the festival of lights, is meant for feasting, bursting crackers and enjoying with the family, but doctors warn that patients suffering from lung and heart diseases, hypertension and diabetes need to exercise caution as their condition might worsen.
Rosemary sandesh, nolen gurer madeleine, malpua cheesecake or rabri brownie. Bengal's famous mishti or sweetmeats are being reinvented in a yummylicious way this Diwali. And there are fusion options galore.
Flying into Kuala Lumpur, I sat next to a smug-looking Western tourist who had donned baggy trousers and a cone-shaped straw hat to blend in with the locals. I gently broke the news to him that everyone in KL wears Prada except for destitute homeless people, who wear Gucci.