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Why you can't say no to a date with the unsuitable

Toronto , Nov 23

New research says that some people are so concerned about hurting the feelings of their potential romantic dates that they end up accepting unsuitable dating partners - flouting their own set of dating criteria.

Modi will only attend SAARC Summit in Nepal

New Delhi , Nov 23

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will travel to Nepal to attend only the SAARC Summit in Kathmandu Nov 26-27 and not go to Janakpur, Lumbini and Muktinath, the government said Sunday.

Self-regulation skills prepare children for school

Washington , Nov 23

Efforts to utilise music and games to help pre-schoolers learn self-regulation skills could help prepare at-risk children for kindergarten education, a new study says.

Capital's Haim Levy wins Hyatt Culinary Challenge 2014

New Delhi , Nov 23

It was a moment of joy and happiness for Delhi-based Haim Levy when he was declared the winner of Hyatt Culinary Challenge 2014 by a panel of judges that included actress, filmmaker and passionate foodie Pooja Bhatt.

Galloping words: The poetry of horse-riding

New Delhi The Ancient Greeks credited Poseidon, the sea deity, with being the creator of horses, drawing a correspondence between the waves from his realm crashing on the shore and the galloping of majestic, spirited steeds. Can we draw a related analogy to equate ideas or, better still, words - the prime medium used to express them - with horses and their different gaits? The resemblance is not far-fetched as it may apparently seem, especially as far as poetry is concerned.

Afro-pop musician who sings for African women

Hyderabad , Nov 23 Disowned by her family for daring to challenge traditions by acting in films, Fatoumata Diawara ran away from home to act in theatre. She now sings not just for her passion but for women and children of Africa.

Art for the cause of emerging artists

New Delhi , Nov 23 In what could be seen as the first major attempt to raise funds for an independent experimental art space, ten prominent artists like Anish Kapoor, Subodh Gupta and Bharti Kher have donated their works which will be sold at the upcoming Christie's India auction to benefit the Khoj International Artists' Association (KIAA).

Pakistani, Indian bands ready for Soundclash in Dubai

New Delhi , Nov 23

Pakistani rock band Strings is gearing up to face Indian rock act Euphoria in a musical confrontation, Red Bull Soundclash.

Catholics overjoyed over sainthood to two Keralites

Thiruvananthapuram , Nov 23

Kerala's Catholic community was overjoyed and held special prayers as the Pope will elevate two Keralite religious leaders as saints at a special service in the Vatican Sunday.

Jama Masjid Shahi Imam's son anointed Naib Imam

New Delhi , Nov 22

Shaban Bukhari, the 19-year-old son of Jama Masjid Shahi Imam Syed Ahmed Bukhari, was Saturday formally anointed the Naib Imam (deputy Imam) of the 17th century mosque at a ceremony here.