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Amid Covid, Nagaland's Hornbill Festival fever grips NE states
Kohima, Nov 29 (IANS) The Hornbill Festival 'fever' has gripped the entire northeastern region with the event's epicentre - the Naga Heritage Village Kisama in southern Nagaland - in excited mood on holding of the 10-day mega carnival, beginning December 1, after the pandemic.
2021-11-29
Category: India, Nagaland,National,Art/Culture/Books
Mohammad Ali Baig receives 'Pride of Telangana' award
Hyderabad, Nov 29 (IANS) Well-known theatre personality Mohammad Ali Baig has received the 'Pride of Telangana' award of Round Table India.
2021-11-29
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Art/Culture/Books
Israel discovers 2,150-year-old Hellenistic farm in central Tel Aviv
Jerusalem, Nov 29 (IANS) Israeli archaeologists have unearthed the relics of a Hellenistic (Greek culture) farm in the heart of the coastal city of Tel Aviv, dated to about 2,150 years ago, the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) said.
2021-11-29
Category: International, Israel,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Tansen Music Festival set to be part of MP tourism
Gwalior, Nov 28 (IANS) The Madhya Pradesh government is all set to organise the National Tansen Music Festival of Gwalior to boost tourism in the state. This music festival holds great significance in the world of music.
2021-11-28
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Art/Culture/Books
Mahindra Kabira 2021 opens with musical extravaganza in Varanasi
New Delhi, Nov 28 (IANS) The fifth edition of the Mahindra Kabira Festival started with a musical medley at the Guleria Kothi ghat in Varanasi.
2021-11-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Confluence of Saraswaths Worldwide event to be organised in Mangalore on Sunday
New Delhi, Nov 27 (IANS) The Confluence of Saraswaths Worldwide event is being organised in Mangalore on Sunday where Saraswaths from across the world will participate.
2021-11-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Religion,Art/Culture/Books
Reflecting on life, work, family, spirituality
New Delhi, Nov 27 (IANS) While at Wharton, Jason Kothari scraped together money from family and friends to save his childhood favourite comic book company, Valiant Entertainment, from bankruptcy and bring it back to life. A few years later, he transformed the company into the third-largest superhero entertainment company after Marvel and DC Entertainment and sold it for $100 million.
2021-11-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
'The lives of Sikh gurus, Granth Sahib represent a remarkable unity of thought' (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) Growing up in Sikkim, he had never learned to read Gurumukhi as a young man. The coming of age happened when he was pursuing graduate studies in the US and a series of "fortuitous encounters" with Sikhs inspired him to learn about his faith. And proof that faith can move mountains is evident from his book "The Story of the Sikhs - 1469-1708", a comprehensive account of the ten Gurus that intricately weaves in accounts from the Guru Granth Sahib, the Dasam Granth and epic Braj poetry.
2021-11-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Zimbabwe calls for repatriation of African artifacts from Western museums
Harare, Nov 25 (IANS) Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa called for the restitution and repatriation of African artifacts that were expropriated from Africa during the colonial era and are currently displayed in Western museums.
2021-11-25
Category: International, Zimbabwe,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Oxford Bookstore supports Emile Guimet Prize for Asian Literature 2021
New Delhi/Kolkata, Nov 24 (IANS) Two Indians - Deepa Anappara and Geetanjali Shree - are among five nominees for this years 5,000 euro Emile Guimet Prize for Asian Literature for works translated into French, an award that is supported by the Oxford Book Store.
2021-11-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Pankaj Dubey hopes to adapt his book 'One String Attached' into a film
Mumbai, Nov 22 (IANS) Pankaj Dubey is excited as he has not one but two reasons to smile as his book 'One String Attached' is getting a good response and his recent stint as director of the film 'Maratha Mandir Cinema' which is a tribute to the iconic 'Dilwale Dulhania Le Jaayenge' .
2021-11-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Art/Culture/Books
IIT to preserve yoga, classical music, Sanskrit, traditional medicine
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) State-of-the-art Centre for Nanotechnology (CNT) and Indian Center for Knowledge Systems (CIKS) were inaugurated on Sunday at IIT, Guwahati.
2021-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Technology,Art/Culture/Books
Pictures recall horror of 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks
Mumbai, Nov 21 (IANS) In less than a week, the nation will observe the 13th anniversary of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks, which paralysed the nation's commercial capital for three days in 2008.
2021-11-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Art/Culture/Books
Academia has created sharp divide among young Hindi writers (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) Academia has negatively impacted contemporary Hindi literature, as there is no longer a discourse on universal and timeless issues such as empathy, moral dilemma, metaphysics, poetic merits, horror, humour, children, lingual confusion, says Prachand Praveer, a prominent New Age author whose works have inspired many young and aspiring writers and who has just published a three-volume magnum opus titled "Kal Ki Baat", which he describes as "a cry in a hypocritical world".
2021-11-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Of the pandemic and other miseries
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) Artist Ranjan Kaul is presenting his fourth solo exhibition titled 'Ringside View' that tells the story of contemporary times through the painter's eyes at Open Palm Court Gallery, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi (on till November 18).
2021-11-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
'Inactivated virus vaccine against Covid-19 was the perfect choice' (Book Review)
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) "We pulled off an extraordinary feat. After the tension, the drama, the hard work, the long nights, the constant fear of illness and death, the brainstorming, the travel, the testing the fatigue, the adrenalin rush... After all this, lets pause and marvel. There is much to marvel at," writes Balram Bhargava, the Director General of the Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR), in "Going Viral" of the race against time to develop the Covaxin vaccine against Covid-19.
2021-11-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Delhi Court refuses interim injunction against Salman Khurshid's book
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) A Delhi Court on Wednesday refused to grant ad-interim ex-parte injunction in a suit filed by Hindu Sena President Vishnu Gupta seeking direction to stop the publication, circulation, and sale of former Union Minister Salman Khurshid's book 'Sunrise over Ayodhya: Nationhood in our times' for its alleged remarks on Hindutva.
2021-11-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
India's first crypto-funded documentary by Kashmiri filmmaker to be screened at FLIFF
Srinagar, Nov 17 (IANS) India's first crypto-funded documentary by Kashmiri filmmaker Naseer Khanday on Afghanistan's skiing culture is scheduled to be screened at the ongoing Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival (FLIFF) in the US.
2021-11-17
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Art/Culture/Books
IFFK to be held from February 4-11
Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 16 (IANS) The signature event of Kerala -- the International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK)'s 26th edition will be held in the state capital from February 4 to 11.
2021-11-16
Category: India, Kerala,National,Art/Culture/Books
Jitendra Singh to inaugurate Science Fest at Goa
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) Union Science and Technology Minister Jitendra Singh will inaugurate the seventh edition of India International Science Festival (IISF) at Panaji.
2021-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Science/Tech,Art/Culture/Books
Of a family's fall from grace and journey to redemption
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) Set in a Malabar village of Christian settlers and rendered by the prolific pen of C.V. Balakrishnan, "The Book of Passing Shadows", translated from the Malayalam original "Ayussinte Pusthakam", is the melancholic story of a familys fall from grace and its journey to redemption.
2021-11-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
3-day 'Kashi Utsav' begins today
Varanasi, Nov 16 (IANS) A three-day festival -- 'Kashi Utsav' being organised by the Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts (IGNCA) began here at the Rudraksh International Cooperation and Convention Centre on Tuesday.
2021-11-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Art/Culture/Books
Birsa Munda's biography to release in December
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) An authoritative biography of tribal leader Birsa Munda (Nov15, 1875-June 9, 1900), who, in the words of Prime Minister Narendra Modi "shook the British empire" with his traditional bow and arrow, will be published in December, the publisher said on his birth anniversary on Monday while releasing the trailer of the book.
2021-11-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Acclaimed historian, author Babasaheb Purandare passes away at 100 (Ld)
Pune (Maharashtra), Nov 15 (IANS) Renowned historian, authority on Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, celebrated writer and theatre personality Balwant Moreshwar 'Babasaheb Purandare' passed away in a private hospital following a brief illness early on Monday, his family sources said.
2021-11-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Art/Culture/Books
Modi, Uddhav Thackeray condole Babasaheb Purandare's death
New Delhi/Pune, Nov 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray grieved the demise of eminent litterateur and historian Balwant Moreshwar alias 'Shivshahir' Babasaheb Purandare, who passed away aged 100, in Pune early on Monday.
2021-11-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Renowned historian, Babasaheb Purandare passes away at 100
Pune (Maharashtra), Nov 15 (IANS) Renowned historian, authority on Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, writer and theatre personality Balwant Moreshwar alis Babasaheb Purandare passed away in a private hospital following a brief illness early on Monday, his family sources said.
2021-11-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Jnanpith winner sends out strong message on climate crisis
Sharjah, Nov 13 (IANS) Indias highest literary award winner sent out a strong message on the impending climate catastrophe at a special ceremony here as part of the 40th Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF).
2021-11-13
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Art/Culture/Books
Pandemic on the canvas
New Delhi, Nov 12 (IANS) Thirteen new paintings by renowned artist A. Ramachandran will be on display in the capital from Sunday, giving an insight into how a prolonged Covid-19 lockdown induced phenomenal experimentation in the content and style of his work.
2021-11-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
'The Disruptor' details VP Singh's repeated crises during his 11-month tenure
New Delhi, Nov 11 (IANS) Vishwanath Pratap Singh, Indias seventh Prime Minister, struck Indian politics with the force of a tornado.
2021-11-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
'Remarkable emphasis on empathy runs throughout Dale Carnegie's body of work' (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, Nov 11 (IANS) In yet another affirmation that old is gold, heres an amazingly easy-to-read book that sparkles with stories and simple super-tips, carefully selected for young readers from the best-selling works of American writer, lecturer and developer of courses in public speaking, self-improvement, interpersonal skills and corporate training Dale Carnegie (1888-1955).
2021-11-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Bombay HC lifts stay on Vijaypat Singhania's autobiography
New Delhi, Nov 10 (IANS) The Bombay High Court on Wednesday vacated the stay on the distribution of Vijaypat Singhanias autobiography "An Incomplete Life", saying it had been erroneously passed by a single judge bench of the court.
2021-11-10
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Shabana Azmi, Javed Akhtar launch Divya Dutta's new book
Mumbai, Nov 10 (IANS) Veteran poet-lyricist Javed Akhtar and his actress wife Shabana Azmi released the book titled 'The Stars In My Sky' authored by actress Divya Dutta here on Wednesday.
2021-11-10
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Art/Culture/Books
It's a great honour for me, says Adnan Sami on getting Padma Shri
New Delhi, Nov 10 (IANS) Renowned singer Adnan Sami who was honoured with the Padma Shri award by President Ram Nath Kovind on Monday has thanked the Indian government for the "respect he has received", while remembering his father with moist eyes.
2021-11-10
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Padma awards to S.P. Balsumbramanyam, Ram Vilas, Keshubhai Patel presented
New Delhi, Nov 10 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind presented Padma Vibhushans to six eminent persons, including late playback singer S.P. Balasubramanyam and archaeologist B.B. Lal, Padma Bhushan to 10 persons, and Padma Shri to 92 from across multiple fields for 2021 on Tuesday.
2021-11-10
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Sports,Art/Culture/Books
Duty of a teacher never ends, says Padma Shri awardee
New Delhi, Nov 9 (IANS) Sujeet Chattopadhyay, a retired teacher from West Bengal who is teaching around 300 students only for Rs 2, was conferred with the Padma Shri award by President Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday.
2021-11-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Hope future generations will carry forward musical legacy: Anwar Khan
New Delhi, Nov 9 (IANS) Folk artist Anwar Khan Manganiar, who was conferred the Padma Shri on Monday by President Ram Nath Kovind, said that he hopes that his musical legacy will be carried forward by his future generations.
2021-11-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
No Baliyatra in Odisha this year too
Bhubaneswar, Nov 9 (IANS) Like last year, the historic Baliyatra in Cuttack city of Odisha will not be organised this year too due to Covid-19 situation, an official said on Tuesday.
2021-11-09
Category: India, Orissa,National,Religion,Art/Culture/Books
Padma awards to classical singer Pt Chhannulal Mishra, Sushma Swaraj, Mary Kom
New Delhi, Nov 9 (IANS) President, Ram Nath Kovind on Monday presented seven Vibhushans, including to classical singer Pandit Chhannulal Mishra, 16 Padma Bhushans and 122 Padma Shri Awards for 2020.
2021-11-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Sports,Art/Culture/Books
Srinagar city's crafts, folk art make to prestigious UNESCO creative cities list
Srinagar, Nov 8 (IANS) J&K's Srinagar city on Monday made it to the prestigious list of UNESCO creative cities network for 2021, for craft and folk art.
2021-11-08
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Art/Culture/Books
The symphony on Paresh Maity's canvas
New Delhi, Nov 8 (IANS) Believing that multiple art forms, especially music and cinema, constantly affect his work, painter Paresh Maity, who from an early age has been inspired by folk, tribal and miniature art, says that ever since he can remember, classical music has always made a deep impact on him.
2021-11-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Padma awards presented to Pt Chhannulal Mishra, Sushma Swaraj, Kangana
New Delhi, Nov 8 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind on Monday presented four Padma Vibhushans, including to classical singer Pandit Chhannulal Mishra, eight Padma Bhushans, and 61 Padma Shri awards for 2020.
2021-11-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Biopic announced on life of legendary dancer Sitara Devi
Mumbai, Nov 8 (IANS) Sitara Devi is one of the iconic artistes of India. A recipient of several awards, including the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award, Padma Shri and Kalidas Samman among others, she revived the Indian classical dance form of Kathak and gave it a new dimension.
2021-11-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Art/Culture/Books
Teen author narrates aspects of Ayodhya, Lord Ram's ancestors i
New Delhi, Nov 7 (IANS) After his retelling of "The Ramayana", this 16-year-old author has focused on Lord Rama's ancestors who ruled at Ayodhya in his second historical fiction work, highlighting the stories of various kings of the Suryavanshi lineage in a dramatic form.
2021-11-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
'9 of 10 start-ups fail, I'm aiming to rectify that' (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, Nov 7 (IANS) With nine out of 10 start-ups failing, Shirish Nadkarni, a serial entrepreneur with 20-plus years of experience in creating consumer businesses that have scaled to tens of missions of users worldwide, challenges that equation in his new book in which he lays down strategic and tactical methods "to change the world".
2021-11-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Examining India's present and future prospects
New Delhi, Nov 6 (IANS) At this time of crucial transition, Bimal Jalan, a former Reserve Bank of India Governor and Rajya Sabha MP, examines the countrys present and future prospects in "India Reckoning: Politics, Economy, Governance and Beyond" (Bloomsbury).
2021-11-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
In this Bastar operation, collective power flows through a website
New Delhi, Nov 6 (IANS) Rewind to 2018 -- artisans and those associated with the art sector could not even imagine a doomsday scenario for themselves which the Covid-19 pandemic presented. Everything was going well -- multiple exhibitions showcasing the best of crafts from the interior most parts of the country, collaborations with business houses and export orders.
2021-11-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Bombay HC restrains publication of Vijaypat Singhania's book 'An Incomplete Life'
New Delhi, Nov 5 (IANS) Pan Macmillan India said on Friday it would comply with a Bombay High Court order restraining the publication of Vijaypat Singhania's book 'An Incomplete Life' and would seek legal advice on the remedies available to it.
2021-11-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Art/Culture/Books
Ornithologist Salim Ali's forgotten radio-casts now come 'alive' in book
Mumbai, Nov 5 (IANS) In a unique initiative, the forgotten radio broadcasts of legendary ornithologist, the late Dr. Salim Ali have been compiled and brought 'alive' in a book form, which will be released on November 12, marking the 125th birth anniversary of the 'Birdman of India'.
2021-11-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Environment/Wildlife,Art/Culture/Books
John Marsh helms Samuel Beckett biopic starring Gabriel Byrne
Los Angeles, Nov 4 (IANS) Oscar-winning director James Marsh, who was last in the news for his Stephen Hawking biopic "The Theory of Everything", will now helm "Dance First", which recreates the life and times of Irish playwright, novelist and Nobel laureate Samuel Beckett, who has been immortalised by his 1953 play, 'Waiting for Godot'.
2021-11-04
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Art/Culture/Books
Divya Dutta's memorable moments with SRK, Irrfan
Mumbai, Nov 4 (IANS) National Award-winning actress Divya Dutta, who is all set to release her second book 'The Stars In My Sky', recalls her first meeting with Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan. She also shares how painful it was for her to revisit the memories of actor Irrfan Khan post his sudden demise.
2021-11-04
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Art/Culture/Books