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Enter the Bull: Fighters mix kung fu and bullfighting in China

Enter the Bull: Fighters mix kung fu and bullfighting in China

BEIJING/JIAXING, China (Reuters) – Several times a week, kung fu teacher Ren Ruzhi enters a ring to spar with a bovine opponent around five times his weight and capable of killing him. Bullfighter Ren Ruzhi, 24, fights with a bull during a practice session at the Haihua Kung-fu School in ...

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Cops seek suitor who dropped engagement ring down NYC grating

Achilles the cat trains mind and body for role as World Cup psychic

NEW YORK (Reuters) – New York City police sought on Saturday for an unlucky suitor who dropped an engagement ring down a Times Square grating while proposing to his fiancee, who nonetheless told him yes. Video shared on social media by the New York Police Department showed the man fumble ...

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“I decided to be a singer when I started watching TV as a kid,” says Guru Randhawa | brunch | feature

“I decided to be a singer when I started watching TV as a kid,” says Guru Randhawa | brunch | feature

Date of birth: August 30 Sun sign: Virgo Place of birth: Gurdaspur, Punjab School/College: St. Francis School Indirapuram/ IIPM, New Delhi First break: My first single in 2012 High point of your life: My song Lahore’s entry into billboard YouTube charts When did you decide to become a singer? I ...

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Get high in Helsinki, find out why Finland is the happiest place on earth | brunch | feature

Get high in Helsinki, find out why Finland is the happiest place on earth | brunch | feature

This is the most uncongested city centre I have ever seen, but many Finns frown at Helsinki for being “too crowded.” Well, the Finns are famous for their leave-me-alone attitude and a fierce quest for privacy. For them, a lake-facing cottage (Finland has more than 1.87 lakh lakes) is more ...

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Theatre Special by Makarand Deshpande: 10 reasons why drama is syrup for the soul | brunch | feature

Theatre Special by Makarand Deshpande: 10 reasons why drama is syrup for the soul | brunch | feature

For Makarand Deshpande, life and theatre are pretty much the same thing. “I had realised one thing very early on: that life is not optional. So if I have to live, I want to live in a way that I won’t get bored,” he says. “It is important to me ...

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All for love, love for all: Meet three women who are spreading unity through Sufism | brunch | feature

All for love, love for all: Meet three women who are spreading unity through Sufism | brunch | feature

In these testing times, when people around the world seem to be driving each other away, meet three women who, driven by the Sufi ideology, are trying to spread the message of love and unity through their creativity. Striking the Sufi chord: Sonam Kalra Sonam trained in Indian classical music ...

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Build to context – The Hindu

Build to context - The Hindu

While viewing the urban landscape, the individual structures built need to conform, fuse in harmony with the already existing buildings and the language of the urban space. Structuring to be iconic, never mind if the building is completely out of sync with its neighbourhood, can prove to be more of ...

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Balancing RERA & IBC – The Hindu

They are human too - The Hindu

In the last couple of years, we have seen introduction of two path-breaking legislations which have had a substantial impact on the real estate industry (of course besides GST). On the one hand, Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act, 2016 (RERA) for the first time set up a regulator for ...

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Marutham is closely associated with Madurai, so much that the city is said to derive its name from the native tree

Marutham is closely associated with Madurai, so much that the city is said to derive its name from the native tree

When Kannagi and Kovalan enter Madurai, they cross a flowing Vaigai on a boat and a chapter in the Silapathikaram describes the scene vividly. The song ‘Ongiya Vaiyai Varupunal’ lists over 24 kinds of flora on the banks of the river and narrates how the surface of the water is ...

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Who wants a Goode table?

Who wants a Goode table?

British luxury brand, Thomas Goode & Co has a long, illustrious heritage — established in 1827, not only have they created services for Queen Victoria, the last Czar of Russia, and the wedding of Prince Charles and Princess Diana, they also currently hold two royal warrants. Their Mayfair (London) store ...

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