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This Diwali, Telstra brings you a wealth of ways to connect with your loved ones

We know Telstra offers a superior mobile network experience but did you also know they’ve got the best post-paid mobile call rates to India? Now you can enjoy twice the mobile coverage and a more reliable mobile network and also save on mobile calls to friends and family back home – all with Telstra. THE […]

Is veganism an expensive diet in India? (Nov 1 is World Vegan Day)

Is veganism an expensive diet in India? (Nov 1 is World Vegan Day)

New Delhi, Oct 31 (IANS) Replacing your regular milk with soy milk and cottage cheese with tofu might initially seem an easy option if you are planning to adapt veganism, a growing movement globally. But these products come at a price and are stocked selectively, making veganism an expensive dietary alternative for many in India. “I […]

Mercury dips with snow in Himachal

Mercury dips with snow in Himachal

Shimla, Oct 31 (IANS) The temperatures across Himachal Pradesh Thursday plummetted sharply, with high-altitude areas getting mild spells of snow while other parts are experiencing rains. “High hills in Kullu, Kinnaur, Lahaul and Spiti and Chamba districts have been experiencing light snowfall since Thursday morning,” said a weather department official. Shimla and its nearby areas like […]

SRK invites media for his birthday

SRK invites media for his birthday

Mumbai, Oct 31 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan carries on the tradition of inviting media on his birthday this year too. He turns 48 Saturday, and has planned a sit-down gathering with jounalists at his home. Shah Rukh stays with his family at his palatial bungalow, Mannat, located at Bandstand in Bandra here. “I feel […]

India invites American investment in aviation

India invites American investment in aviation

Washington, Oct 31 (IANS) With India’s aviation sector poised “for breaking boundaries and scaling new heights”, Indian Aviation Minister Ajit Singh invited American industries to invest in India taking advantage of “tremendous opportunities” offered by it. “With ever increasing scope for participation by private sector, we expect significant development in the years ahead,” he said at […]

Advani praises Modi – again

Advani praises Modi – again

Kevadia (Gujarat), Oct 31 (IANS) Sharing the stage with Narendra Modi, BJP leader L.K. Advani Thursday praised the Gujarat chief minister who has been chosen the party’s prime ministerial candidate. Laying the foundation of a statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, Advani said the “Iron Man” was responsible for the unity and integration of the country following […]

Parliament House Lights up to Celebrate Deepavali

Parliament House Lights up to Celebrate Deepavali

NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell and Minister for Citizenship and Communities Victor Dominello joined the Australian-Hindu community to celebrate the Indian Festival of Lights, Deepavali. NSW State Parliament was colourfully lit to mark the occasion, and the celebrations were led by Mr O’Farrell and Mr Dominello. Mr O’Farrell said he wished everyone a happy and peaceful […]

Life Insurance for Business Professionals? Avoid These 4 Common Mistakes

Life Insurance for Business Professionals?	Avoid These 4 Common Mistakes

Life insurance — you don’t need it, right? After all, you’re in your 20s or 30s, are not yet married and a successful business professional with not much to worry about. The truth is, even single entrepreneurs with lots to look forward to are smart to purchase a life insurance policy. Policies are typically cheaper […]

Bachchan appreciates gifts from ‘KBC’ contestants

Bachchan appreciates gifts from ‘KBC’ contestants

Mumbai, Oct 28 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan appreciates the handmade gifts presented to him by contestants on the game show “Kaun Banega Crorepati (KBC) 7”. He said the contestants not only bring along their spirit of competition, “but also their spirit of giving”. “They hand make gifts by the dozens and I cannot simply put them […]

RBI set to hike rates as inflation control remains priority

RBI set to hike rates as inflation control remains priority

New Delhi, Oct 28 Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Raghuram Rajan is likely to hike a key policy interest rate by at least 0.25 percent Tuesday, analysts said. This will be the second increase in the repurchase or repo rate in nearly one-and-a-half months to curb inflation. In his first policy review announced just […]

Musician Lou Reed dead

Musician Lou Reed dead

New York, Oct 28  Lou Reed, one of the pioneers of rock music and lead singer of Velvet Underground band has died on Long Island here. He was 71. He died Sunday. Although the cause of his death is unclear, Reed underwent a liver transplant in May, reports rollingstone.com. A massively influential songwriter and guitarist, […]

It’s Diwali for Vrindavan widows too, this year

It’s Diwali for Vrindavan widows too, this year

Vrindavan  Thousands of widows of Vrindavan in Uttar Pradesh will, for the first time, celebrate Diwali this year. These women will light diyas and firecrackers too, breaking free of superstition and oppressive tradition. The widows, a large number of them from West Bengal, were leading a miserable life until the NGO Sulabh International intervened, on […]

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