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Uncertainty stares at Russell Exchange

Published on 28-Feb-2015
The auction house offers everything, from bric-a-brac to furniture to antiques.  (Below) Auction house's co-owner Arshad Salim with two items to come under the hammer on Sunday. Debasish Bhaduri

Sunday afternoons, lazy for the rest of Kolkata, is a busy time at Russell Exchange. The action keeps swinging between calls...

Rajasthan model inspires Bihar to tap heritage buildings

Published on 28-Feb-2015
Sultan Palace, also called Parivahan Bhavan, on Beer Chand Patel Marg in Patna.  MOHAN PRASAD

"We have set the ball rolling for possession of Sultan Palace. At present, it is under the possession of transport department...

Man braves odds to help women in central UP

Published on 28-Feb-2015
Women attend a health camp.

Technically, he cannot be called a "sakhi" as the term is used for a female friend of a woman. Yet, for hundreds of women in...

Living a dream on stretched wheels

Published on 22-Feb-2015
Limousine used for wedding ceremonies in Punjab.

They were automobiles meant for the super rich. Six doors, elite luxury, in-built bars, stretched chaises, chauffer driven and designs...

Matrimonial site a hit with Kashmiri community

Published on 22-Feb-2015
A screen shot of website.

Internet is rapidly spreading its base in the conflict-ridden Kashmir Valley in the last few years. Taking advantage...

Unearthing the life of Indian soldiers in WW I

Published on 22-Feb-2015
Author Vedica Kant (left) at the Indian War Memorial in  Neuve Chapelle, France.

Historians till today debate how the assassination of Franz Ferdinand, the Archduke of Austria-Hungary and his pregnant wife...

Time to tap bridge tourism in India

Published on 14-Feb-2015
Bridges attract people.  When you look at them,  they attract you like a magnet. Countries like the US,  the UK, Germany, England  and Scotland have a number  of historic engineering sites which have been modelled  into tourist attraction. These countries are very successful when it comes to identifying  such structures with a  significant tourism value.

Veteran engineer M C Bhide could well be referred to as "Bridgeman of India". For "83-year-old-young", as he loves to call himself, bridges...

Aussie IT pro loves to make surfboards

Published on 14-Feb-2015
Dave shifts a polished surfboard to the next process at his factory at Mamallapuram.

Dave is a software pro with a heart for surfing. His passion grew into a vocation after he found there were a few surfers in...

Hyderabad's paradise in sky will soon fade into history books

Published on 14-Feb-2015
TB and Chest Hospital (Errumnuma Palace) at Erragadda. JBS Umanadh

Nobleman Nawab Fakhrul Mulk has lost his bet twice. The Errumnuma Palace (meaning paradise in sky in Arabic) housed the Chest Hospital...

A rare passion to raise carnivorous plants

Published on 07-Feb-2015
Carnivorous plants at P K Mohanty's farm in Bhubaneswar.

There is a total mismatch with his educational qualification and passion. But he has succeeded in doing justice...

Photo Gallery
Cambodian artists presenting dance-drama at the International Ramayana Mela...

Cambodian artists presenting dance-drama at the International Ramayana Mela...

Cyclist at the Rajpath as the national capital received early morning showers in New Delhi...

Cyclist at the Rajpath as the national capital received early morning showers in New Delhi...

A waterlogged street after the early morning showers in the national capital...

A waterlogged street after the early morning showers in the national capital...

A train moves through snow covered railway track as the region received heavy snowfall in Anantnag..

A train moves through snow covered railway track as the region received heavy snowfall in Anantnag..

Artists dressed up as Hindu deities Lord Krishna and Radha play Holi...

Artists dressed up as Hindu deities Lord Krishna and Radha play Holi...

People throw coloured powder as they celebrate Lathmar Holi at Nandgaon...

People throw coloured powder as they celebrate Lathmar Holi at Nandgaon...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with the new Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir Mufti Mohammad Syeed..

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with the new Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir Mufti Mohammad Syeed..

Sangakkara and Thirimanne celebrate beating England in their Cricket World Cup match...

Sangakkara and Thirimanne celebrate beating England in their Cricket World Cup match...

Sangakkara congratulates team mate Perera who celebrates talking the wicket of England's Morgan...

Sangakkara congratulates team mate Perera who celebrates talking the wicket of England's Morgan...

Pakistan players celebrate with wicket of Zimbabwe's Chamunorwa Chibhabha during ...

Pakistan players celebrate with wicket of Zimbabwe's Chamunorwa Chibhabha during ...

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