Singer Shaan is not happy with the trend of recreating old songs as he believes the new versions do not have great melody. Shaan is also not happy with the dearth of original songs. "I can't think if any party song or dance track today is original. I am not thrilled about...
Becoming Michelle Obama is a classic example of the American dream coming true. It narrativises the journey of the first African-American First Lady as she...more
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THE INDIAN EMPIRE AT WAR Author - George Morton-Jack Publisher - Hachette, Rs 699 This book travels year by year from 1914 to 1918 to give a...more
The influx of illegal immigrants from Bangladesh, after its independence from Pakistan in a 1971 war, spurred periodic public uprisings, ensuing in Assam Accord in...more
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Uri: The Surgical Strike *ing: Vicky Kaushal, Paresh Rawal, Yami Gautam, Kirti Kulhari, Mohit Raina Rated: 8/10 A war film on an event so near in time and...more
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After the successful implementation of the â€˜Jai Bhim Mukhy Mantri Pratibha Vikas Yojanaâ€™ under which free coaching for competitive exams provided for the students belonging to the Scheduled Caste (SC) and Scheduled Tribe (ST), the Delhi Government is planning to raise the number of institutes (reputed institutes like Aakash and...
Chief Minister Kamal Nath has given instructions for conducting an immediate campaign to stop illegal business of narcotics from nitravet to opium besides other intoxicating substances and illegal sale of liquor. After high level discussions with the Director General of Police, Kamal Nath said that action should also be taken against...
After the Kandhamal residential school shame, another minor girl delivered a baby in Jajpur district on Friday. The incidence was reported from the Danagadi area under the Kalinganagar police limits. She delivered a baby girl at the Danagadi CHC on Thursday evening following labour pain on her way back to home...
Palamu police range has now Maoists only at the tri junction of Lohardaga, Latehar and Garhwa districts. Stating this DIG, Palamu, Vipul Shukla said it is Ravindra Ganjhu here who rears his head. The Maoists have now a shrunken contingent where there top cades are moving since there is no recruitment...
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Former Chief Minister Raman Singh has said that the annual budget of the newly formed Congress government which would be tabled in the State Assembly commencing from February 8 is expected to be â€˜populistâ€™ considering the fact that Lok Sabha polls are nearing. Talking to media persons, Singh said that if...
Aries - March 21 - April 20
This week you need to pay attention to your health. Live by the proverb: As you sow so shall you reap. You will attract lots of attention and will reflect a colourful persona. This charm in your personality will enhance your confidence. Your personality may make someone jealous. Be careful as a little negligence may make a big hole in your pocket. Career wise, you need to coordinate your long-term career objectives with your domestic environment. If life feels like a struggle, remember that perseverance will pay off. Remember, there are shortcuts to success. Your relationship is plagued by fear, anxiety and apprehension. Sleepless nights on account of your love is indicated. Connect with the one who shares the same emotional wavelength.
Lucky number 11
Lucky colour Golden
Lucky day Wednesday
Taurus - April 20 - May 21
This week, you will find positive energy all around you. Have respect and love for yourself. You will be extra careful about your diet, exercise and working schedule. Your spouse’s help will prove beneficial in maintaining good health. Overall, your health will be good. On the work front, opportunities may come your way in an unexpected manner. Posting to a place or a designation which you dislike is indicated. Travel or unexpected journey will make you exhausted. You are likely to feel frustrated and disappointed. Making money through work from home, writing or artistic pursuits is on the cards. Love life will be smooth. You have a powerful first impression that charms everyone around you. You will be filled with positive energy and will once again conquer your partner’s heart.
Lucky number 21
Lucky colour Yellow
Lucky day Friday
Gemini - May 21 - June 21
You will experience pain, grief and discontentment this week. Those suffering with high BP and heart diseases should protect themselves from tense situations. Prevention is better than cure. A strict diet and regular medical check-ups are very important. Stay away from bad habits like alcohol and any kind of addiction. Minor injury or surgery is indicated. On the career front, you are quick witted and observant in your work. Due to your upfront and honest nature, your career path will not be smooth and may cause tension for you. You will have to rely on your practical sensibilities to make your case. A female counterpart will play an important role in going ahead in your career with ease and confidence. On the emotional front, you need to pay attention to your dreams and intuition.
Lucky number 18
Lucky colour Taupe
Lucky day Sunday
Cancer - June 21 - Jul 23
This week, your health will remain good. You will be basking in glory. The family atmosphere is likely to be peaceful and harmonious. A visit to a beautiful, scenic place is likely. This will encourage you. You will clearly understand what is beneficial for you and can direct your energies in a more productive way. In terms of career, your opponents may be more creative than you. You will experience mental stress on some career issues. The positive thing is that you are moving towards a brighter phase. You will be busy in travelling, but it will be worth your time. On the love front, there could be romance in the air, but you are not prepared. Professional matters will become your priority and this might create some worry on the family front. You need to balance your life with determination and a focused approach.
Lucky number 23
Lucky colour Indigo
Lucky day Wednesday
Leo - Jul 23 - Aug 23
You will have an abundance of energy, passion and enthusiasm that will keep you encouraged as you move forward while facing setbacks that may come your way. This week you are in perfect health. Protect your privacy and guard yourself against sharp-edged instruments as some minor injury, cut or pain is indicated on the cards. Prepare yourself for a big change in your career. There may be a sudden hike which may surprise you. It is advisable to invest more quality time in your thoughts and actions to reap more benefits for yourself. Be optimistic. This week you need to go deep into your soul and look for fears, psychic blocks and personality disturbances that restrict you in a relationship. Don’t allow intervention of a third party in love; it may prove to be harmful.
Lucky number 20
Lucky colour Sky blue
Lucky day Friday
Virgo - Aug 23 - Sep 23
Don’t ignore your health problems due to workload. Health is wealth. You are in a state of confusion; try not to get carried away by materialistic lifestyle. If you want to attain good health, then spiritualism and slow pace of work are the only solutions. Your stubborn and rash attitude in making important decisions will cost you. Career wise, you are on the right track. A new job, salary hike or promotion is indicated. To take a big decision, don’t be hesitant about seeking advice. A senior female may come as a helping hand in your professional growth. Financially you will be sound. Your hard work will pave the way for you in your career. You will taste success on the romantic front. Emotional contentment is likely. Singles will meet their dream partner. Married couples will enjoy perfect harmony.
Lucky number 13
Lucky colour Green
Lucky day Tuesday
Libra - Sep 23 - Oct 23
The entire week, you will feel hyperactive. You will be motivated and inspired to do your best. You are likely to be creative and will experience an enthusiasm to restore and gather all your strength. With this you need to balance the energy levels. Avoid unhealthy food. Career wise, an alumni meet is indicated. A get-together of old colleagues or friends will make you happy. You need to create a positive feeling among those with whom you share your ideas. Contracts, paperwork and collaborations will keep you busy this week. You are likely to receive an award or an acknowledgement of your hard work done earlier. In the matter of emotions, you will experience happiness. Singles will get proposals of love/ marriage. Some of you may travel on account of love.
Lucky number 16
Lucky colour Red
Lucky day Monday
Scorpio - Oct 23 - Nov 22
A minor surgery is on the cards. Be cautious of sharp instruments and drive your vehicle carefully. This week, you will be active and sharp. This is a good time to focus on the studies and make the best use of your capabilities. Good physical and mental health will boost up your confidence and pave the way for success in all aspects of life. In career, you need to control the situation. If you lose the hold then there are chances that you may miss the promotion. You are hardworking and determined, but feeling stagnant may obstruct your growth. Increase your efficiency to attain success. In matters of relationship, you may become possessive. This may have adverse consequences. Don’t neglect the emotional needs of your partner.
Lucky number 15
Lucky colour Brown
Lucky day Thursday
Sagittarius - Nov 22 - Dec 22
This week you will find ups and down in your health. Mental instability is also a cause of concern. Tension and worry will create headache and nausea. Guard yourself from cold and coughing, and most importantly liquor. Meditation, yoga and spiritual inclinations are the best ways to find balance. Career looks promising as new and exciting opportunities will be knocking at the door. You will experience creativity and spark within you and you will be in a position to decide the best for you. Those in business may plan to expand their reach. Money may come from more than one source. On the relationship front, there is a greater scope for self-assertion. An awakening has occurred and now you are likely to realise the need to live your life in a different way for yourself and for your loved ones.
Lucky number 8
Lucky colour Grey
Lucky day Saturday
Capricorn - Dec 22 - Jan 20
This week your health regime will be on the next level and so will be your maturity and intelligence levels. You will not think twice before spending money in order to stay healthy. You are more inclined towards natural ingredients, herbs and experiencing the spiritual path. Your views in terms of health are conventional and practical and that will pay you rich dividends. On the career front, a clear communication will bring many changes in your career. Travel to foreign land on account of the job is likely. Your initiative blends with your people skills. So, explore and see where it takes you. Your finances will improve considerably and you may plan a deal in property. On the romantic front, this week you are very lovable. Online love messages will revive your energy and passion.
Lucky number 17
Lucky colour Pastel blue
Lucky day Saturday
Aquarius - Jan 20 - Feb 18
You will enjoy good health and richness in relationships. This week there will be occasions when three generations of the family will be together. Youngsters are like to have high morale on receiving a gift in form ancestral property; it could be money or invaluable advice. On the career front, your great insight and mental clarity will generate good results. This is a good time to act and achieve your target goals. Be alert as new opportunities will knock at the door and you are likely to get promoted. This is the time to pursue new opportunities and to draw upon your creativity and mental ability for making more money. In love life, Love relations will blossom and may be turned into marriage. You feel at ease with your spouse, and take many important decisions.
Lucky number 26
Lucky colour Magenta
Lucky day Thursday
Pisces - Feb 18 - March 20
Health will be good. This week, everything will come together, and you are in the right place, doing the right thing.You are likely to achieve what you have wished-for. The week holds new beginnings that naturally emerge out of the accomplished cycle. To balance your energies, avoid rich food and do not oversleep. This week, career may not be so satisfactory. You will feel uncomfortable in your working environment. Your senior may feel that you are not putting your 100 per cent effort into a project or task. Your honest nature may fetch you some kind of displeasure. Avoid any kind of investment or a new deal in business/property. On the love front, you may be possessive. Those in love, may face conflict and a difficult phase. However, a balanced approach will work in your favour.
Lucky number 14
Lucky colour Mauve
Lucky day Wednesday
Ravi Shastri is not known to pull back punches and the India head coach has made it clear that he wouldn't change his ways if he feels that criticism directed at the national team is "agenda-driven". Speaking to 'The Daily Telegraph', Shastri also complimented Virat Kohli, describing the skipper as someone who comes "closest to Vivian Richards" in the manner he bats. On the criticism, there was no direct reference to the critics he considers agenda-driven. "You expect...
Moksha through Luxury -- An entire city has come up on the banks of the Ganga which consists of high-end tents, 24x7 wi-fi,, drone projections, curated walks and conversation, in short a multi-sensory experience for pilgrims who will be converging in Prayagraj for the Kumbh.
Culture Crawl -- It may be the power centre for lobbyists but it does anchor a lot of history and evolution and encourages our interpretation of it.
Director's Lens -- Satyajit Ray has left behind not just films but also a sizeable number of photographs that were taken during his travels across the world.
The DIALogue is the airport magazine for the GMR group across terminals 1, 2 and 3. It is a quick pick-me-up and offers a 360 degree arc of Delhi while you wait for your flight in the lounge area. Forget the digital addiction, get real, get local. Dial Delhi.
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