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Hema Malini with Mahesh Gupta, chairman, Kent Ro Systems Limited
Save water campaignTo tackle this rising menace of impure water and to cut down excess wastage of water, Kent RO Systems Limited has started the "Save Water" campaign and has roped in Bollywood actor Hema Malini as their brand ambassador.

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Maria Iqbal
Pop Stop: Maria IqbalDubai based Product Designer Maria Iqbal is all about quirk, bright colours and brighter ideas. She talks about her designs, how she started off and what we can expect from her in the future.

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Of bathrooms and kitchensAs Jomoo prepares to break into the Indian market, we take a sneak peek into what the brand encompasses.

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Haute stuffThe smart kitchen tool is for them who love to have their food piping hot.

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Winter magicWhether it is the Christmas season or partying through the New Year, it is that time of the year when everyone looks forward to family celebrations, doing up home interiors to make the space cheery and to introduce colour in the form or furnishings, accessories and wall textures.

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Flight of fancyBig and small, luxurious and simple, farm and bourgeois; apparent contradictions underscore her whimsical endeavours.

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Cabinet decisionsWhy settle for boring cupboards when cabinetry can be such fun.

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Floor showIf you thought art was only for your walls, think again. Obsessions XClusif has launched a new range of Vega carpets.

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Diner's ClubInspired by nature and embellished with semi-precious stone, stainless steel home products label arttd'inox is out with its latest range of dinner ware.

Americas

Boston bombing
Social media, news outlets take heat for Boston coverageThe chaos wrought by Twitter and Reddit rumor mill over Sunil Tripathi as a suspect, exacerbated by journalists who re-circulated misinformation, came at the end of a tumultuous week for established news organisations and social media sites.

Asia

Earthquake
156 dead, over 5,500 injured as 7.0 magnitude earthquake jolts China's Sichuan province6,000 troops are heading to the quake-hit area to help with rescue efforts. State television CCTV said only emergency vehicles were being allowed into Ya'an, though Chengdu airport had reopened.

Pakistan

Blast in election rally
Suicide bomber attacks election rally in Pakistan, kills at least nineThere was no immediate claim of responsibility, but the Pakistani Taliban has threatened to attack the ANP ahead of May 11 general elections.

North

Narendra Modi
Narendra Modi will campaign across India, says Rajnath SinghOn Modi being the BJP's prime ministerial candidate, the BJP chief said, "Any decision regarding this will be taken at the right forum at the right time."

East

From left- Nitish Kumar, Narendra Modi, Rajnath Singh
Crack in coalition? Key NDA partner JD-U calls Modi's Gujarat model non-inclusiveParty spokesman Shivanand Tiwari said that Bihar had consistently achieved a better growth rate than Gujarat through its own model.

Decor

Luxury redefinedGarden City, Bangalore has got a tony address in lifestyle decor brand, Furniturewalla.

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Go with the flowIt is the age of digitisation and faucets are experiencing a change-over both in the looks and functionality department.

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Keya Chatterjee
Modern marvelIn interior designer Keya Chatterjee's Gurgaon home, opposites attract and contrasts click.

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Colour of creativityImagination rules the world. Self-taught artist Trishla Jain, who picked up the brush at the age of seven, had a clear picture in her mind from the beginning as how art as a medium can be used to play around with patterns and colours.

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Scar furniture
Furniture fiestaScars are an affirmation of living. Architect and interior designer Luca Macri loves to make use of these everyday experiences we all go through in life.

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Decorative mirrors
Mirror finishWhat's the best way to add space and character to an otherwise sober living room?

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Dinnerware
Revival routeA melting pot of tradition and modernity, India has been on the international design radar for quite some time especially when it comes to matters of home decor.

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Kunal Mehta, Shobhna Mehta
Designer's DomainWhat's common to the Sultan of Brunei's daughter, Princess Hamida's personal space in Brunei, Falaknuma Palace in Hyderabad, India, the villa of President Jacob Zuma of Johannesburg, South Africa and the home of Mukesh and Nita Ambani, Antilla in Mumbai, India.

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Kitchen confidentialKitchens are no longer cubicles for meal preparation alone.

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Stack, stash and storeItalian designer Illaria Innonceti has developed crafty multi-functional footstools that do a double duty as storage boxes.

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Meltdown lamp
Trip the light fantasticUnexpected details that create interest are a recurring theme for Swedish designer Johan Lindsten

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Open a new windowAccented with the finest finials, tassels, tiebacks, rods, sheers and accessorised with coordinated cushions, throws, rugs and lampshades, they customise everything needed for that perfect window.

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Furniture with art work from ToncelliItalian luxury maker Toncelli likes to celebrate the cult of luxury through its designs.

Sports

Champions Trophy hockey: India return empty-handed, lose bronze play-off to Pakistan 3-2Wildcard entrats India have lost four times now to Pakistan in the battle for third place in the Champions Trophy in the last 10 years.

India-England series 2012

India humiliated at Eden, England win third Test by seven wicketsChasing 41 to win, visitors shake off top-order collapse to outplay hosts in all departments of the game, India lose first consecutive Tests at home since 2000. Scorecard | In Pics: The Cook and Kevin show | Pietersen returns to sparkling form

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Jamie Dwyer
Hockey: India go down fighting to Australia in semis, play Pakistan for bronzeInjury-hit India go down 3-0 to defending champions, Netherlands beat Pakistan 5-2 in other semifinal.

India-England series 2012

India on the brink of another humiliating defeatWith one full day left, England were on course for a huge win and take an unassailable 2-1 lead in the four-match series.

India-England series 2012

Ashwin wages lonely battle to avoid innings defeat but England close in on victory at EdenOff-spinner top-scores with unbeaten 83 to give India a 31-run lead after the top-order suffers another collapse. Scorecard | In Pics: The Cook and Kevin show | Pietersen returns to sparkling form

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Lalit Bhanot
Systemic rot in sports bodies: Why did it take international disgrace to spur corrective action?The government's primary aim now should be to ensure free and fair elections to sports bodies which end the reign of politicians who run the sports bodies as their fiefdoms.

India-England series 2012

Alastair Cook
Cook misses double ton by a whisker but puts England in command of Eden TestEngland skipper scores 190, England take 193-run lead at stumps on Day Three of Kolkata Test.

India-England series 2012

Milestones and records on Day Three at the Eden GardensEngland and its skipper Alastair Cook added more achievements against their name by stumps on Friday.

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Hockey: Struggling with injuries, India buckle for physical assault from AussiesStriker SV Sunil is already out of competition as India look to create history in the competition.

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Sports Ministry wakes up, suspends archery and boxing federationsCites violation of election norms and sports code as reason for suspension, gives them 15 days to reply.

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Another embarassment: After IOA, now Indian boxing federation suspended for manipulating electionsInternational boxing association has said it will investigate the elections and, if required, get them re-conducted before lifting suspension.

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Abhay Singh Chautala
IOA delegation to meet sports secretary today to bring suspended body back into IOC foldThe three-member advisory panel comprises legendary runner PT Usha, former All England badminton champion Pullela Gopichand and hockey stalwart Dilip Tirkey.

India-England series 2012

Alastair Cook
What's Cooking? Alastair's special centuries on Indian soilEngland captain Alastair Cook has passed several Test milestones on the current tour, including being the youngest to reach 7000 runs.

Cricket

BCCI welcomes Pakistan for series but slams the door on IPLIPL Governing Council has advised franchises not to pick Pakistani players during auction.

Sports

Wildcards India continue dream run in Champions Trophy hockey, enter semisIndia reach medal round for the first time since 2004 with 1-0 victory in quarterfinals.

India-England series 2012

Eden Test: India fold up for 316 on Day Two, cautious start for EnglandPace and spin attack: Panesar, Anderson rattle Indian batting with four and three wickets respectively.