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Get Hookah-ed! All About Hookah Smoking

Get Hookah-ed! Hows and whys of hookah smoking

Most Saturday nights, you’ll catch businessman Jairaj Singh chilling with friends at a neighborhood lounge, drinking and passing on the hookah. “Hookah smoking is all about style,” says the 25-year-old Singh. At another lounge, engineering student Rishabh Singh, 22, is equally hooked on as he takes a long puff. “I love the smooth taste,” he says. One of the cardinal …

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Saluting aam aurat: Women’s Day Special

Saluting the aam aurat - International Women's Day Special

Saluting Aam Aurat: Society has its superwomen but there are many ordinary women who quietly fought the odds and came out winners in their own way While the media often celebrates and showcases women who break glass ceilings, many ordinary women, too, display heroic resilience and come out trumps in the battle called life. Many women struggle with remarkable grit …

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These empowered women challenged conventions: International Women’s Day Special

These empowered women challenged conventions - International Women's Day Special

IWD Special: These empowered women challenged conventions Shoot At Sight: Nisha Pahuja Documentary filmmaker Nisha Pahuja got relentless support from Indian filmmaker Anurag Kashyap for her docu-film, The World Before Her. Why? Because she challenged the conventions of women empowerment and regression on screen. Always socially conscious, Nisha took on the changing idea of women liberation in India with her …

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International Women’s Day Special: Women, it’s high time you own those 5 days

International Women's Day Special - Women, it's high time you own those 5 days

I skulked home one afternoon from school in a particularly muggy hot Delhi summer month and spent the day cursing fate that I was born a girl. I was 14 years old, in class ninth and had just discovered that my period, the first two awful days (!), were going to coincide with the two days of the annual Leadership …

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छत्रपति शिवाजी महाराज जी से जुड़े बेहद रोचक तथ्य

छत्रपति शिवाजी महाराज जी से जुड़े बेहद रोचक तथ्य

पूरा नाम: शिवाजी राजे भोंसले उप नाम: छत्रपति शिवाजी महाराज जन्म: 19 फ़रवरी, 1630, शिवनेरी दुर्ग, महाराष्ट्र मृत्यु: 3 अप्रैल, 1680, महाराष्ट्र पिता का नाम: शाहजी भोंसले माता का नाम: जीजाबाई शादी: सईबाई निम्बालकर के साथ, लाल महल पुणे में सन 14 मई 1640 में हुई महान मराठा शासक छत्रपति शिवाजी महाराज साहस और शौर्य की जीती-जागती मिसाल थे। युद्ध …

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Moozhikkal Pankajakshi: Padma Shri to Nokkuvidya Pavakkali puppetry expert

Moozhikkal Pankajakshi: Padma Shri to Nokkuvidya Pavakkali puppetry expert

Moozhikkal Pankajakshi is Kerala’s last surviving link with Nokkuvidya Pavakkali – a unique form of puppetry that is centuries old. She is also a recipient of the Padma Shri Award – India‘s fourth highest civilian honour – this year in the category of arts. According to Kerala Tourism, Nokkuvidya Pavakkali demands strenuous training. “This puppetry form requires the performer to balance …

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Usha Chaumar: Manual Scavenger To Padma Shri

Usha Chaumar: Manual Scavenger To Padma Shri Awardee

Usha Chaumar now works as the President of Sulabh International Social Service Organisation. Once a manual scavenger, Usha Chaumar from Alwar (District in Rajasthan, India) has won the Padma Shri award this year, inspiring one and all with her journey full of adversity, where she emerged as a winner. Speaking to reporters, Ms Chaumar, one of the 118 winners of …

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Dr. Rajendra Prasad was no rubberstamp

Rajendra Prasad was no rubberstamp head of state

The assassination of Mahatma Gandhi, on January 30, 1948, brought Jawaharlal Nehru and Sardar Patel, differing on various issues, together. On Nehru’s 60th birthday, 14 November 1948, Patel praised Nehru for leading the nation safely out of the crisis that faced the country during the year and for enhancing India’s image abroad. Nehru responded by describing Patel as a tower …

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