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Festive Phrases

It’s finally December, which can only mean one thing …… It’s CHRISTMAS!!! Time to whip out your festive jumpers, gobble up all the mince pies and blast Michael Bublé on repeat! As the many Christmas songs state, it’s the most wonderful time of the year, and we at Web-Translations wanted to help you spread that festive cheer by providing you with some festive phrases from all around the world. Veselé Vánoce Our first festive phrase is ‘Veselé Vánoce’ and it means ‘Merry Christ...
Tags: Translation, Germany, Catalonia, Czech Republic, Portugal, Linguistics, Poland, Jesus, Languages, Michael Buble, South India, Natale, About Language, Viel Glück, Zdrowych


How The Temple Dancers Of South India Fought Back Against “Moral Reform”

In the 19th century, prompted by the disapproval of Protestant missionaries who wanted Hindu temple dancing banned, some Tamil reformers campaigned for the performers, called devadāsīs, to become like nuns, as they supposedly were in a purer golden age. Starting in 1911, some devadāsīs argued back. – JSTOR Daily
Tags: Art, Dance, Protestant, South India


The News Minute turns fans into members

The News Minute team meet up in the office. A note from Ludovic Blecher, Head of Google News Initiative Innovation: The GNI Innovation Challengeprogram is designed to stimulate forward-thinking ideas for the news industry. The story below by Ragamalika Karthikeyan, Editor Special Projects & Experimentsat The News Minute, is part of an innovator seriessharing inspiring stories and learnings from funded projects.It was 2018, and the south Indian state of Kerala was reeling from the worst f...
Tags: Google, India, Kerala, South India, GNI, Ludovic Blecher, Google News Initiative, Ragamalika Karthikeyan


More Than 20 Dead After Floods in South India

By Jose DevasiaKOCHI, India (Reuters) - At least 22 people were killed after heavy rains lashed the south Indian state of Kerala over the weekend,...
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Heavy Rains, Landslides Leave 18 Dead In South India

Torrential rains swept through villages and flooded roads in the southern Indian state of Kerala.
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Heavy Rains, Floods Leave 8 Dead, 12 Missing in South India

At least eight people have died and a dozen are feared missing following a day of torrential rains in the southern Indian state of Kerala.
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Saving history: 3D laser scans preserve world heritage sites

To prevent the present from erasing the past, non-profit organizations are creating detailed 3D scans of famous monuments.Stored online and shared with researchers around the world, these digital copies will endure long after their real counterparts are gone. Occasionally, this work is incredibly dangerous.On the night of May 14, 1940, the German Luftwaffe bombed the Dutch city of Rotterdam. When government administrators entered the streets to tally their losses the next morning, they learned t...
Tags: England, Isis, London, Germany, Iraq, Syria, History, Afghanistan, Unesco, Taliban, Paris, Middle East, Innovation, Archaeology, Myanmar, Guatemala


Idly / Dosa Podi

There would be no home in South India that has not prepared this spice powder as an accompaniment to the breakfast mains; idly or dosa. Each South Indian state has its own version. Chammanthi podi of Kerala has an addition of roasted coconut and curry leaves, while in Karnataka and Andhra, addition of roasted peanuts and more of chillies make it unique. In Tamil Nadu, roasted chick peas, [Author: Bharathy]
Tags: Food, Kerala, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Bharathy, South India, Andhra, Preserves, Powders


Personal networks are associated with clean cooking fuel adoption in rural South India

Government and public health experts in India have tried to convince poor households to shift to 'clean cooking' technology to reduce the use of wood, charcoal, and other traditional fuels. But in a country where household air pollution claims 600,000 lives per year, the shift has been slow. A new study led by Boston College researchers finds that personal networks play a significant role in whether rural poor households adopt cleaner fuels.
Tags: Science, India, Boston College, South India


Jai Kisan, a fintech startup aimed at rural India, raises $30 million

Jai Kisan, an Indian startup that is attempting to bring financial services to rural India, where commercial banks have a single-digit penetration, said on Monday it has raised $30 million in a new financing round as it looks to scale its business. Hundreds of millions of people in India today live in rural areas. Most of them don’t have a credit score. The professions they work on — largely farming — aren’t considered a business by most lenders in India. These farmers and other professionals al...
Tags: TC, Asia, India, Funding, Tech, Mumbai, Blume Ventures, Xiaomi India, South India, Better Capital, Bajaj Finance, Trifecta Capital, Mirae Asset, Jai Kisan, Ashish Dave, Bharat Khata


Renault-Nissan's South India Plant Staff to Stay Away on Monday

By Sudarshan VaradhanCHENNAI (Reuters) - Workers at the Renault-Nissan plant in southern India will not report for work on Monday over...
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Sir Syed of South India: Mumtaz Ahmad Khan is no more, now is the need to take forward his legacy

Shams Ur Rehman Alavi Leading educationist, social worker and visionary, Dr Mumtaz Ahmad Khan, passed away on May 27, 2021. Called Baba-i-Talim in Karnataka for his achievements in setting up institutions and colleges, he was also lovingly termed as 'Sir Syed of South'.Khan was considered a prominent social worker and educationist in the country. He was born in Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu on September 6, 1935. His father Yusuf Ismail Khan was a lawyer and his mother Saadat-un-Nisa was al...
Tags: Religion, Nisa, Bengaluru, Bangalore, Gujarat, Karnataka, Bijapur, Maharashtra, South India, Syed, Baba, Saadat, Indian Muslim, Indian Muslims, AL AMEEN, Rehman Alavi


Books: Earliest Societies, Early Medieval India

 You didn't think I would stop at just three books, did you? More were delivered few days back. 1) Was the transition from a hunter gatherer lifestyle to agriculture a prerequisite for the formation of complex societies? James C.Scott explores this link between sedentism, domestication and state formation. The Sumerian Ur city state that formed around 3800 B.C is one example of this. New archaeological discoveries are hinting at complex societies of antiquity greater that the agriculture linked...
Tags: Books, India, Seo, Turkey, History, Civilization, Göbekli Tepe, South India, My Book Shelf, Delhi Sultanate, Suvrat Kher, Richard M Eaton, Sunil Kumar, James C Scott, Sanjay Subrahmanyam, Samo Burja


Beyond polemics: debating God in early modern India

The early modern period in India (roughly from 1550 to 1750) has been increasingly understood as a time of heightened religious self-awareness—the fertile soil from which Hinduism emerged as a unified world religion. Yet it was also a tumultuous period of intense rivalry across scholarly and religious communities. Scholars debated one another on matters of doctrine and religious practice, turning as well a critical gaze toward the founding figures of their respective schools of thought. Traditio...
Tags: Asia, Books, Featured, Religious Freedom, India, Religion, History, Advaita Vedanta, Hinduism, Hindu, Vedas, South India, Vedanta, Arts & Humanities, Colonial India, Tamil Nadu South India


Dharapuram Dasa Anjaneya Darisanam - Part 1

 Vyasaraja Theertha Source: Annie Gracy, CC BY-SA 4.0  Vyasaraja Theertha  was the Rajaguru of the Vijayanagara Kingdom. He was called Vyasaraya initially and after he took over the kingdom from King Krishnadevaraya during the time when he was affected by Kuha Yoga, he came to be called Vyasaraja Theertha. He is believed to be the reincarnation of Prahalada and the previous avatara of Guru Sri Raghavendra Swamy.As the Rajaguru and as a Dvaita philosopher, he travelled across the count...
Tags: Religion, Rama, Krishna, South India, Arjuna, Coimbatore, Kaveri, Cholas, Lakshmana, Lakshmi, Sri Raghavendra, Sri Rama, Mahalakshmi, Raghavendra Swamy, Artha Mandapa, Rama Sita


Amusement park in South India offers free entry to all named 'Kamala'

Amusement park in South India offers free entry to all named 'Kamala' - Wonderla, a popular amusement park, recently announced that on...
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A tiny village in South India celebrates Vice President Kamala Harris with firecrackers and prayers

Kamala Harris, 56, is a daughter of Indian and Jamaican immigrants.
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Jumbotail raises $14.2 million for its wholesale marketplace in India

Jumbotail, an online wholesale marketplace for grocery and food items, said on Friday it has raised an additional $14.2 million as the Bangalore-based startup chases the opportunity to digitize neighborhood stores in the world’s second largest internet market. The five-year-old startup said the new tranche of its Series B financing round was led by VII Ventures, with participation from Nutresa, Veronorte, Jumbofund, Klinkert Investment Trust, Peter Crosby Trust, Nexus Venture Partners, and Di...
Tags: Food, Facebook, Ecommerce, Asia, Ebay, India, Funding, Tech, Goldman Sachs, New Delhi, Nexus Venture Partners, Bangalore, Nps, Reliance, South India, Reliance Retail


Dabur Sanitize : Complete Family Protection

 Brand: Dabur Sanitize Company: Dabur Brand Analysis Count: 604 It was a launch that had to happen one day. The Covid pandemic accelerated the product entry into the new hot category- sanitizer. Dabur which is one the respected FMCG and health major in the country did not let the opportunity wasted. In March 2020, the company accelerated the product launch of its range of sanitizers and antiseptic liquid product range into the Indian market. The corporate brand Dabur is associated with ...
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Kaiser-I-Hind: How an Anglo-Gujarati newspaper kept publishing through the Bombay plague and into the 1980s

Jehangir Patel, editor of the Parsi community magazine Parsiana, acquired the weekly Anglo-Gujarati newspaper Kaiser-i-Hind in the early 1980s. Along with it, he also got control of its hoary printing press. Located on Bazaar Gate Street in the Fort of Bombay, most of the printing equipment in the press was hopelessly outdated. At a time when offset presses were being commonly used for printing newspapers, the English text of the Kaiser-i-Hind was set using Linotype and Monotype machines, a tec...
Tags: News, Life, India, South Africa, Kaiser, Library Of Congress, Kashmir, Shimla, Bombay, Gujarat, Urdu, Gandhi, University of Manchester, Anglo, AINA, South India


Suriya, Nani, Fahadh Faasil Join Amazon Prime Movie Push Into South India (EXCLUSIVE)

A trio of world premieres from bankable stars across the Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam languages forms the thrust of streamer Amazon Prime Video India’s push into the country’s lucrative Southern market. It comes at a time when cinemas remain shuttered due to the coronavirus pandemic. Malayalam-language drama “C U Soon,” starring Fahadh Faasil (“Trance”) bows […]
Tags: Asia, News, Global, Nani, Malayalam, South India, Amazon Prime Video India, Suriya, Fahadh Faasil, Suriya Nani Fahadh Faasil Join Amazon


Entri raises $3.1M to build a vernacular language ‘Udemy for India’

Scores of online learning startups have emerged in India in recent years to serve school-age students. More than 250 million students are enrolled across schools in urban and rural parts of the country. Whether one is in kindergarten, or preparing to join a college to pursue an undergraduate course, there are several startups offering a plethora of courses at affordable price points to help these students get there. Byju’s, Unacademy, and Vedantu among other local startups today help tens of mil...
Tags: Travel, Apps, Asia, Education, Microsoft, India, San Francisco, Udemy, Malayalam, South India, Kochi, ARR, Vedantu, Byju, Entri, Mohammed Hisamuddin


Naukri, 99Acres were more affected by COVID-19 than Jeevansathi, Shiksha

With easing lockdown restrictions in emerging markets, Naukri and 99Acres are back to “minus 20% to minus 15% levels from before the lockdown”, InfoEdge Managing Director Hitesh Oberoi revealed during the company’s earnings call on June 23. “Q1 [of FY21] has been terribly impacted by the lockdown,” Oberoi said. “Most of April and May were shut for business. … We saw our traffic dip by almost 80% in April on 99Acres, and by 60%-70% dip on Naukri,” he said. Naukri’s job seeker index was down 60% i...
Tags: Travel, News, India, US, Linkedin, E-commerce, Earnings, North, Zomato, Focus, NCR, Bangalore, Oberoi, South India, North India, Online Classifieds


How Old Is Plate Tectonics? Signals From The Mantle

A recent study has used the geochemistry of Archean basalts and komatites to suggest that plate tectonics began by 3.2 billion years ago. The chemical composition of these rocks points to active transfer of elements from the crust into the deep mantle by this time. The authors argue that this mass transfer from surface to the interior can most efficiently be achieved only via subduction of plates.Early in its history the earth differentiated into three chemically distinct shells, the crust, the ...
Tags: Seo, Geology, Congo, Mantle, Archean, South India, Central India, Nellore, Plate Tectonics, Tapi, Suvrat Kher, Lile, Central Indian Tectonic Zone CITZ, CITZ, Eastern Ghat, Robert J Stern


The Runaways

Bolting from their village homes to build better lives, plucky young boys landed in Bombay with no more than a coin rattling in ragged pockets. Years of slog later, they contributed considerably as entrepreneurs, entertainers and educationists. Track Stage comedian Jangoo Irani (extreme right) with Burjor Patel, Dinshah Daji, and Ruby Patel in the Adi Marzban caper, Ari Bethela Erachshah. Pic courtesy/ Meher Marfatia: Laughter in the house: 20-th century Parsi theatre Article by Meher Marfatia...
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Starter starting trouble

Starter starting trouble Submitted by Ekchutkichai on April 29, 2020 - 11:09am. Hi, I'm a newbie to the world of sourdough bread and starter and I seem to have a bit of trouble with my sourdough starter. It appears to be flat on the 5th day. I got my starter going 5 days ago today with a 50/50 mixture of whole-wheat flour and all purpose flour.According to the recipe I'm following, I used 1/2 flour mixture and 1/3 cup water on the first day, let it sit for 24 hours, gave it a good s...
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South Indian films get OTT releases as COVID-19 lockdown keeps theatres shut

The great will-they won’t-they of Indian films releasing directly on streaming services amid the COVID-19 pandemic is beginning to unravel, at least in South India. Telugu film Amrutharamam will release tomorrow on Zee5, and Tamil film Ponmagal Vandhal will release on Amazon Prime Video, the films’ producers confirmed on Twitter. The latter’s producer, Suriya, faced […] ...
Tags: Travel, News, Amazon Prime Video, Ott, South India, Coronavirus, Suriya, Ponmagal Vandhal


Hot Comfort For a Discomforting Time

Tea is comfort. Tea is ritual. Tea is an escape to another place even within the confines of your own home. Easing tensions in an uncertain time, I drink tea during the day at times that I might not normally do so – even just before going to sleep. Whenever I sip, though, I think of the lush and hilly terrain defined by well-aligned rows of tea bushes and there is a sense of calm. In the mind’s eye, I can recollect past trips to tea gardens and remember the aromas in the air when nearing tea fa...
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Revolt Intellicorp mulling second plant in South India, to increase localization - Report

Revolt Motors, one of India?s most popular electric two-wheeler manufacturers,...
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Hi I use Calibre a lot. Came to know about from there.

I am from South India. You guys are doing a wonderful job. :thanks::iloveyou:
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