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Pardah Mani: The curtain man of Srivari temple

Pardah Mani: The curtain man of Srivari temple

Worship takes myriad forms. Each one adores God in his own way.  Any method is fine if it is within the bounds of cultures. In the case of
21 Sep 2017, 01:56 AM IST
Bitter lives of sugar factory workers

Bitter lives of sugar factory workers

State bandh or general strike on Tuesday, called by all trade unions, is unlikely to strike a chord with the workforce put out of job due to
18 Sep 2017, 11:46 PM IST
Farmers strike gold with marigold

Farmers strike gold with marigold

A farmer duo has struck gold cultivating marigold. The beautiful flower yellow in hue proved to be profitable for the duo of Pithapuram. The
18 Sep 2017, 11:42 PM IST
Man treks 5 km into forest to earn daily bread

Man treks 5 km into forest to earn daily bread

Bang in the coal belt area, here is a senior citizen who makes his living by selling charcoal, which he struggles to make day after day. 
18 Sep 2017, 12:17 AM IST
Global hunger on rise, say UN food agencies

Global hunger on rise, say UN food agencies

After steadily declining for over a decade, global hunger is on the rise again, affecting 815 million people in 2016, or 11 per cent of the
16 Sep 2017, 05:36 AM IST

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Urban flooding: Plastic the main culprit

Urban floods are entirely manmade with poorly maintained drains, plastic bags, shrinking open spaces and climate change contributing to accumulation of water on roads after a heavy
12 Sep 2017, 01:23 AM IST

Swadeshi Art -Throwback to glorious past

A rare collection of oil paintings, lithographs and oleographs from the 19th century on display here brings alive for aficionados an era famously known as the Pre-Bengal School of
11 Sep 2017, 02:50 AM IST

Khadi purdah with desi touch a hit among women

Purdah, the special gown used by Muslim women around the globe, now gets a 'desi' touch in Kerala through its unique khadi version.
11 Sep 2017, 02:48 AM IST

Anakapalle jaggery losing ground

Anakapalle Bellam (Jaggery) Market, despite producing the second highest quantum of jaggery in the country, has been registering dwindling sales in Andhra Pradesh, with relatively
11 Sep 2017, 02:42 AM IST

Spreading the joy of reading

Scholastic India, the country’s wing of the global children’s publishing, educational and media company, is celebrating International Literacy Day to promote literacy as an ins
09 Sep 2017, 03:16 AM IST

Swachh Vidyalaya Award

An Urdu medium Government High School, barely visible in a slum under the Municipal Corporation of Tirupati, has just bagged the national Swachh Vidyalaya Award from the Union Mini
09 Sep 2017, 03:12 AM IST

The fallen homes of Anantapur

The demolition squad came at 5 a.m. “They didn't even give us time to bring our belongings out of our houses,” says D. Gangulamma, a daily wage labourer in her 40s, who lives i
09 Sep 2017, 03:09 AM IST

Indian-origin boy of 14 youngest to fly single-engine plane

An Indian-origin teenager based here has become one of the youngest pilots to fly a single-engine aircraft, a media report said.
08 Sep 2017, 02:20 AM IST

Lingagiri’s less-known Srimanthudu

Long before Mahesh Babu’s megahit flick Srimanthudu created ripples, popularising the concept of ‘giving back to your village’, Lingagiri, the abode of Chenna Keshava Swamy t
08 Sep 2017, 02:14 AM IST

His toes have all the creative ability of his hands and more

Unmindful of the fact that he is born creative, his parents thought him to be a liability on the family for his fault of having born with no hands. But the boy turned out to be an
07 Sep 2017, 01:24 AM IST

Skating on thin ice

The boy, studying in Class VI here, has understandably sets his sight on winning the Olympic medal.  He has skated 115.60 metres under 60 SUVs and 184 metres below bars; and, in b
06 Sep 2017, 01:09 AM IST

Strengthening cultural ties through litfest

The Druk Air flight KB 205 that took off from New Delhi on the afternoon of August 24 was no ordinary flight. At Terminal 3 of New Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport, scor
05 Sep 2017, 06:27 AM IST

Perfection in Kuchipudi needs complete dedication

Perfection in the classical dance form of Kuchipudi can be attained only if one is dedicated and disciplined, believes Bhavana Reddy, the daughter of well-known Kuchipudi exponents
05 Sep 2017, 06:25 AM IST

Bahrain looking to tap India's robust wedding, MICE market

Bahrain is offering islands, beaches, and desert areas as top destinations in order to tap India's growing weddings as well as events market, a top official said.
05 Sep 2017, 06:22 AM IST

Special role for video calling apps

Thanks to increasingly stiff competition among telecom majors and the consequent fall in charges for internet packages, communication has gone up by several notches among deaf and
05 Sep 2017, 01:27 AM IST

Never visit the ill with a glum face

"Don't come to meet me with your gloomy faces and words of sympathy. Come smiling, bring me some cheer." This was the plea noted choreographer Ananda Shankar Jayant made to those
04 Sep 2017, 05:42 AM IST

Dumpsite plan dumped

Plans to earmark a dumpsite near Chityala here has been hanging fire for over a decade, ever since some villagers and farmers raised objections when the civic body initiated dump y
04 Sep 2017, 05:40 AM IST

Son’s death in mishap turns her into crusader of road safety

If the United States and Canada have ‘MADD’ centres to ensure safe driving and road use; our own ‘Sudheekshan Foundation’ here is no less in creating awareness among youth
04 Sep 2017, 01:15 AM IST

Bathukamma largesse brings cheers to weavers

As many as 50 lakh ‘Bathukamma’ sarees have been woven here in the last three months in view of the Telangana government’s decision to gift a total of 1.4 crore such sarees
02 Sep 2017, 05:17 AM IST

Seva inspired by Mother Teresa

Inspired by the selfless work of Mother Teresa, Ashok Kumar, a young resident of this town, has dedicated his life to providing succor to the needy and shelterless, spending half
02 Sep 2017, 05:13 AM IST