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Kandangi saree of Tamil Nadu gets GI tag

Two well-known products from Tamil Nadu — the Dindigul lock and the Kandangi saree — have been given the Geographical Indication (GI) tag by The Geographical Indications Registry in Chennai. The lock is known throughout the world for its superior quality and durability, even the city is called Lock City. The Government institutions such as ..

Gurinder Singh Khalsa conferred with 2019 Rosa Parks Trailblazer award

An Indian-American philanthropist and entrepreneur, Gurinder Singh Khalsa has been conferred with the prestigious 2019 Rosa Park Trailblazer award for his campaign that forced US authorities to change their policy towards headgear of the Sikh community. In 2007, Khalsa was refused access to board an aeroplane because of his turban. Thereafter Khalsa mobilised more than ..

Kandaangi

Kandaangi or Chettinad cotton saree is the traditional sari of the Chettinad region in Sivaganga district of Tamil Nadu. It is characterised by its silk-like texture, contrasting border and body colours with intricate designs along the border. It has unique pattern with bold checks, stripes and contrasting hues that reflects dramatic and spontaneous use of ..

UP government signs pact with Amazon India for khadi products sale

The Khadi and Village Industries Board of Uttar Pradesh has signed a pact with Amazon India to facilitate online selling of Khadi products. As part of an MoU, Amazon India will educate, train and enable rural khadi artisans to directly sell their products to Amazon.in customers across the country under the brand of UP Khadi. ..

The 2017 Bathukamma festival started in Telangana

The 9-day Bathukamma festival is a colourful and vibrant festival of Telangana that has started on September 20, 2017. This fest is celebrated by women with flowers that grow exclusively in each region. This festival is a symbol of Telangana’s cultural identity. On this occasion, the Telangana government has began free distribution of over one ..

Girls organize ‘Panchayat’

Amid pandemonium over the Taliban-style decree against women by a village in Baghpat, girl students from different villages in the district organized their own ‘community panchayat’ and vowed not to use mobile phones till they reached Class XII or wear jeans.

Fauja Singh : The Turbaned Tornado

Fauja Singh, a 100 year old India-born runner became the oldest person to complete a full-distance marathon when he completed the race in Toronto. It took Singh 8:11:06 to cross the finish line. He finished the marathon more than 6 hours after Kenya’s Kenneth Mungara won the event. Singh was the last competitor to finish ..

Some facts on Ban on burqa, niqab, hijab in Europe

The burqa, niqab or hijab issue is part of a heated debate about multiculturalism in Europe. The issues involved are religious freedom, female equality, secular traditions and even fears of terrorism. Recently, a parliamentary commission in Italy has approved a draft law banning women from wearing in public a burqa, niqab, hijab or any other ..