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Valentine’s Day: Origin, History, 10 Interesting Facts to Recall

When Rome was ruled by Claudius II in 270 BC, not many youth were available for military might he wanted so he banned the country’s youth from homes or holding marriage functions and imposed host of other restrictions that made them unhappy to live with their loved ones. That was the time when Saint Valentine discreetly held marriage vows for ...

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Valentine’s Weekend Ups Shopping by 18% in Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong, Jakarta: Study

Valentine’s weekend saw 18% heavy footfall on an average in top shopping destinations across South East Asia overriding the record for the Christmas, New Year and Chinese New Year weekends in the region, said Singapore-based AdNear. AdNear, a location intelligence company, said shopping locations in Singapore saw a 25% increase in footfalls, Hong Kong and Jakarta a 15% increase in ...

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Despite Odds, Indian Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Fervour

Despite strict warning from Hindu fringe groups, many couples smiling, walking hand-in-hand, holding bouquets of red roses or bags with gifts and wearing a smile were a common sight across cafes, eateries and streets across India on Valentine’s Day on Saturday, Love was in the air — whether it was at Delhi’s central Connaught Place area, malls or green parks; ...

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Valentine’s Day Plans of Some Bollywood Celebrities

By Subhash K. Jha  Mumbai, Feb 14 (IANS): For some like Shabana Azmi, Valentine’s Day is a “marketing ploy” and for others like Dia Mirza, the occasion is being made special with their beloved’s presence. V-Day plans of some film celebrities: Raveena Tandon: This month, my husband and I celebrate 11 years of marriage. So Valentine’s Day is like a ...

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Valentine’s Day: Hindu Mahasabha says married off couples, JNUSU protests moral policing

Wearing wedding attire and carrying placards reading “Fall in Love, Not in Line”, around 150 protesters Saturday gathered outside the Akhil Bharatiya Hindu Mahasabha’s office here to protest against the outfit’s moral policing, but were detained by police. These protesters, mainly from the Jawaharlal Nehru University Student’s Union (JNUSU) and from different organisations, gathered at the Mandir Marg office of ...

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Tweets change dramatically after she says ‘yes’, finds study

After she says yes, announcing the engagement on the micro-blogging site Twitter to the world can lead to a “New You” — changing your online profile following the proposal, finds an Indian-American researcher. “People began to paint themselves as a couple rather than as individuals. They are going through a major change in life and it shows on social media ...

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Valentine’s Day: Celebrate V-Day with a Color Theme

​Whether you’re single or have a significant other, this Valentine’s Day keep up with the international trend of traffic signal parties and select from a range of colour-themed beauty packages based upon your relationship status. Colour coded parties wherein the colour of one’s outfit signals their relationship status has been trending internationally lately, and Lakme Salon has taken the trend ...

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Special gifts top list of must-haves on V-Day for women

​Most women like to be pampered almost everyday, but Valentine’s Day is one day when they expect “special gifts” from their lovers, reveals a study. So, men get creative. Daily deals site Groupon India’s Valentine’s Day survey shows that women hope for an exciting experience they can tell all their friends about. The research, which polled over 2,000 adults across ...

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Women for alone time, men for romance on V-Day: Survey

Close to 70 percent women want to spend Valentine’s Day Feb 14 by themselves or with family and friends instead of a romantic jaunt with their someone special, a survey by a leading Indian matrimonial site said Thursday. A survey conducted by Jeevansathi.com with more than 4700 people — 2025 women and 2675 men — encompassing various age groups, revealed ...

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Special gifts top women’s preference for must-haves on V-Day: Groupon Survey

​Most women like to be pampered almost everyday, but Valentine’s Day is one day when they expect “special gifts” from their lovers, reveals a study. So, men get creative. Daily deals site Groupon India’s Valentine’s Day survey shows that women hope for an exciting experience they can tell all their friends about. The research, which polled over 2,000 adults across ...

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Valentine’s Day Greetings: Origin, History, Top Messages, Quotes and Gifts to send

As the world celebrates the Valentine’s Day or the day of love on February 14, falling on Saturday, a weekend, the day may get further boost, if the moral police elements of pro-Hindu groups who were drubbed in Delhi elections remain indoors brooding over the tragedy. Legend goes that Saint Valentine of Rome was imprisoned for performing weddings for soldiers ...

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Valentine’s Day: Plan weekend getaway?

Unwinding and relaxing with your beloved after a week of hectic work can be a great way to make your Valentine’s Day special, especially when the occasion falls on a Saturday this year! With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, couples have started to pre-book their holidays. While India offers a plethora of options to choose from, online travel site ...

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Valentine’s Day: Indulge in skin care, hair first, advises expert

With just two weeks to go, start indulging in proper skin and hair care to look your best on Valentine’s Day Feb 14, says an expert on cosmetology. Mohan Thomas, cosmetic surgeon and managing director of Cosmetic Surgery Institute, shares skin care tips that you should start following to look radiant on Valentine’s Day: The brunt of the activity is ...

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