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Fashion designer Wendell Rodricks remains laid to rest
Panaji, Feb 13 (IANS) The mortal remains of one of India's top fashion designers and gay icon Wendell Rodricks were laid to rest in his ancestral village of Colvale in North Goa after a solemn funeral ceremony on Thursday evening.
2020-02-13
Category: India, Goa,Cinema/Showbiz,Art/Culture/Books
Kashmir-themed photo exhibition at Pune music fest
Pune, Feb 13 (IANS) While everything about Pune's music Vh1 Supersonic music festival was happy and vibrant, a slice of reality reflected in Manjiri Desle's photography.
2020-02-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Art/Culture/Books
20th edition of 'Hunar Haat' begins in Delhi
New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) The 20th edition of the 'Hunar Haat' was inaugurated at the India Gate lawns here on Thursday. The 10-day event, based on the theme of "Kaushal Ka Kam", will conclude on February 23.
2020-02-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Book on Sindhu's stellar journey to hit stands next month
New Delhi, Feb 11 (IANS) "Shuttling to the Top: The Story of P.V. Sindhu", a book written by V. Krishnaswamy, which narrates the journey of India's first and only woman athlete to win a silver at the Olympics, is all set to hit the stands next month.
2020-02-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
13th Film Festival on Art & Artists concludes
Bhubaneswar, Feb 10 (IANS) The 13th International Film Festival on Art and Artists organised by the JD Centre of Art, which witnessed multiple film screenings, workshops and talks by several senior artists, concluded here on Monday.
2020-02-10
Category: India, Orissa,National,Art/Culture/Books
Srinagar Police hold talent hunt event
Srinagar, Feb 10 (IANS) Srinagar police organised a talent hunt event titled 'Choona Hai Aasman' under the Civic Action Programme at Tagore Hall here on Monday.
2020-02-10
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Art/Culture/Books
Gandhi never accepted India's division on religious lines: Pranab
New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) Mahatma Gandhi fought for the unity of India for every moment of his public life and never accepted that the country could be divided on religious lines, former President Pranab Mukherjee said here on Sunday.
2020-02-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
3 lakh artisans, craftspersons get job through Hunar Haat
New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) The Hunar Haat, a marketplace to empower master artisans and craftspersons, has generated employment for nearly 3,00,000 people, said Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, Union Minister for Minority Affairs, in Indore on Sunday.
2020-02-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Manoj Das receives Mystic Kalinga Literary Award
Bhubaneswar, Feb 8 (IANS) Manoj Das, who was recently bestowed with Padma Bhushan for his outstanding contribution to English and Odia literature, on Saturday received Mystic Kalinga Literary Awards-Indian and Global Languages.
2020-02-08
Category: India, Orissa,National,Art/Culture/Books
Coming together for art
New Delhi, Feb 7 (IANS) The Circle, Gurgaon, has collaborated with Gallerie Splash to hold an exhibition and group show with works of well-known artists, including Manu Parekh, Lal Bahadur Singh, Lalu Prasad Shaw, Vinita Das Gupta, Nagesh Ghodke, Roy K John and Ramesh Gurjala from February 7 to 14.
2020-02-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
'Sculpt for Delhi III' from February 10
New Delhi, Feb 6 (IANS) The Delhi Art Society will bring an art show 'Sculpt for Delhi III' to the national capital from February 10 to 17 at the Visual Art Gallery in India Habitat Centre.
2020-02-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
'All The Wrong Turns' a grim wakeup call on the economy (Book Review)
New Delhi, Feb 3 (IANS) Not too long ago, India was the darling of the world with its rosy growth story. Then came the 2008 global meltdown and it all came crashing down. Thereafter a recovery seemed in sight with GDP growth at 8 per cent in 2018-19, but now it's down to 5 per cent in 2020-21.
2020-02-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
MP's Kalidas Awards for Assam dance guru, Kathak danseuse
Bhopal, Feb 3 (IANS) Veteran classical dance guru from Assam, Jatin Goswami, and renowned Kathak danseuse Guru Uma Sharma will be conferred Madhya Pradesh's prestigious cultural award, National Kalidas Samman, for 2017 and 2018 respectively during the Khajuraho Dance festival later this month.
2020-02-03
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Art/Culture/Books
Vicky Kaushal: 'Bhoot?' will tap into right note of horror
Mumbai, Feb 3 (IANS) Actor Vicky Kaushal says his upcoming "Bhoot Part One: The Haunted Ship" has a very interesting plot, and will tap into the right note of horror.
2020-02-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Art/Culture/Books
Abridged version of Serendipity Arts Festival to be held in Delhi
New Delhi, Feb 3 (IANS) "We are very excited to do an abridged version of the Serendipity Arts Festival here in Delhi around the end of March. A showcase consisting of select excerpts will be presented and we hope to bring a slice of the experience to Delhi," said Smriti Rajgarhia, Director, Serendipity Arts Foundation and Festival.
2020-02-03
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Art/Culture/Books
Rajiv Gandhi brought a paradigm shift in India: Book
Chandigarh, Feb 2 (IANS) Rajiv Gandhi is perhaps the only Prime Minister through India's constitutional history who brought a dramatic paradigm change in the India story in the shortest possible time -- the first three years of office, Ashwini Bhatnagar, author of the recently released 'The Lotus Years, Political Life in India in the Time of Rajiv Gandhi', said.
2020-02-02
Category: India, Punjab,National,Art/Culture/Books
Anjan Modak's powerful paintings on the 'common man'
New Delhi, Feb 1 (IANS) Over 25 art pieces by Anjan Modak, an upcoming artist from Kolkata, are part of an important exhibition at the ongoing India Art Fair 2020 in the national capital. Showcasing the plight of the common man, he depicts the complex contrast between the rural and urban life.
2020-02-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
No real fear of Muslim takeover in India: Abhijit Banerjee
Kolkata, Jan 28 (IANS) The talk from the "fringes of the ruling party" about the demographics of the Muslim population is just a way to 'demonise' a community, Nobel Laureate Abhijit Banerjee said here, asserting that there is no real fear of Muslim takeover in India.
2020-01-28
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Konark to be soon in iconic tourist sites list: Union Minister
Bhubaneswar, Jan 24 (IANS) Union Tourism Minister Prahlad Singh Patel on Friday said the Sun Temple at Odisha's Konark will soon be included in the list of iconic tourist sites.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Understanding different shades of grey, coping with change, of leadership in sports & life (IANS Books This Weekend)
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Everything isn't black or white - there are overlaps and shades of grey and this primer will nudge you into finding the answers that will help you navigate through the world; then, learn about overcoming critical barriers to change; and finally, digest some out-of-the-box thinking on unleashing the leadership potential within you.
2020-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
9-year-old to launch book at JLF this year
Jaipur, Jan 20 (IANS) The youngest author to launch his book this year at the Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF2020), scheduled on January 23-27 at Diggi Palace, here, is only 9-year-old and resident of the Rajasthan capital city.
2020-01-20
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Art/Culture/Books
Vice President for national movement to promote Indians' languages
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu called for a national movement to promote all Indian languages.
2020-01-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Twinkle Khanna's book wins at 17th Crossword awards
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) Twinkle Khanna's fiction novel 'Pyjamas are Forgiving' has won the Crossword Book Award (Popular) for Fiction for last year.
2020-01-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Features,IANS Life,Lifestyle/Fashion,Art/Culture/Books
Kite-flying fest in Agra to raise awareness on saving Yamuna
Agra, Jan 14 (IANS) Thousands of colourful kites lit up the Agra sky on Tuesday evening carrying messages to save Yamuna river in the city of the Taj Mahal at the Etmauddaula view point park.
2020-01-14
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Art/Culture/Books
Protect culture by taking them to future generations: Naidu
Chennai, Jan 11 (IANS) Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Saturday said India's ancient culture and humanitarian value are the legacy that needs to be protected by taking them to the future generations.
2020-01-11
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
India to be guest country at Paris Book Fair 2020
New Delhi, Jan 7 (IANS) India is slated to be the guest country at the Paris book fair -- Livre Paris -- in March, third time after 2002 and 2007.
2020-01-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
HarperCollins acquires 3 books by Amitav Ghosh
New Delhi, Jan 6 (IANS) HarperCollins Publishers India will be publishing three new books by Amitav Ghosh, winner of the prestigious Jnanpith Award and one of the most acclaimed Indian writers.
2020-01-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
'52 Red Pills' a hyper-learning journey (Book Review)
New Delhi, Dec 29 (IANS) Author, podcaster and blogger Fred Ferriss has famously said: "Forget New Year's Resolutions and Conduct a Past Year Review instead." Inspired by this, Eika Banerjee, a top honcho in the leadership development space, and her husband Siddharth, who operates in the marketing and IT sectors, while sitting amidst the "lush greens of a tiger reserve" on the New Year's Eve of 2018, decided to take the bull by the horns as it were.
2019-12-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Assamese 'Miyah' poets condemn artwork 'censure' at Goa fest
Panaji, Dec 20 (IANS) 'Miyah' poets from Assam, whose artworks were barred from being displayed at the ongoing Serendipity Arts Festival in Goa, have expressed deep disappointment and blamed "political suppression" for the move.
2019-12-20
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Probir Gupta's exhibition a telling visual narrative of our times
New Delhi, Dec 10 (IANSlife) Inspired by the 2012 Nirbhaya gang rape case that had India in throes, and the Arab Spring that saw similar mass movements in another part of the world, an on-view artwork by Probir Gupta is a sharp commentary on the socio-political times we live in.
2019-12-10
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life,Art/Culture/Books
NGMA DG Adwaita Gadanayak gets 3-year extension
New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANS) Adwaita Gadanayak, the current Director-General of the National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA) has been given an extension for three years by the Ministry of Culture, it was announced by the institution on Saturday.
2019-12-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Dalrymple, Murugan, Tharoor in line-up for Kerala litfest
New Delhi, Nov 29 (IANS) Prominent authors William Dalrymple, Perumal Murugan, Benyamin and Shashi Tharoor, also the Lok Sabha MP from Thiruvananthapuram, lead an impressive line-up for the fifth edition of the Kerala Literature Festival 2020 that will be held at Calicut from January 16 to 19, the organisers have announced.
2019-11-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
12th edition of Bookaroo children's lit fest over the weekend
New Delhi, Nov 29 (IANS) Over the weekend, the sprawling grounds of the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA) will resound to the chatter of young voices as the 12th edition of Bookaroo, India's biggest Children's Literature Festival brings together.
2019-11-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Light and sound show to mark Guru's birth anniversary
Chandigarh, Nov 4 (IANS) Punjab will organise a grand multi-media light and sound show at historical Sultanpur Lodhi city to commemorate the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev, the first Sikh master.
2019-11-04
Category: India, Punjab,National,Religion,Art/Culture/Books
ICCR to hold international youth seminar on Sikhism
New Delhi, Oct 31 (IANS) In a bid to spread the teachings of Guru Nanak Dev, the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) will organise an international youth seminar on teachings of the first Sikh guru and Sikhism on November 6.
2019-10-31
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
'Urgent need for police, judicial reforms, reining in politicians, media'
New Delhi, Oct 30 (IANS) The urgent need for reforms in the police and judicial systems, coupled with reining in politicians and the media, particularly the electronic media, to prevent them from subverting the system was stressed by former Delhi Police Commissioner Neeraj Kumar at the release function of his book "Khaki Files", here.
2019-10-30
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Sixth season of excavations at Keeladi to begin in Jan
Chennai, Oct 29 (IANS) With the five seasons of excavations at Keeladi in Tamil Nadu providing a rich haul of material and data about the past, the next excavation at the spot would begin by the end of January 2020, said K. Pandiarajan, Minister for Tamil Official Language and Tamil Culture, here on Tuesday.
2019-10-29
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Science/Tech,Art/Culture/Books
Festive fervour in Bengal as Kali Puja-Diwali coincide
Kolkata, Oct 27 (IANS) West Bengal on Sunday plunged into gaiety and religious fervour holding simultaneous Diwali and Kali Puja celebrations.
2019-10-27
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Religion,Art/Culture/Books
Disagreement with parents not disrespect: Smriti Irani
New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) Stressing that disagreement with parents was not disrespect, Women and Child Development Minister Smriti Irani said on Saturday that respecting diametrically opposing views was what kept families together.
2019-10-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Ancient tales, take me home
New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) For 65-year-old Larry Walsh, an Australian Aboriginal cultural leader and storyteller, the pulse of his people's 60,000 year-old oral story-telling traditions easily sync with the beats of a new-age DJ.
2019-10-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Karnataka's legendary saxophonist Gopalnath passes away
Mangaluru, Oct 11 (IANS) Karnataka's legendary saxophonist Kadri Gopalnath died at a private hospital here on Friday. He was 69.
2019-10-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Art/Culture/Books
Has Dalrymple stirred fresh controversy with Marwari remark?
New Delhi, Oct 11 (IANS) Scottish historian and award winning author William Dalrymple recreated his latest work, "The Anarchy" at the launch of a seven-city book tour here, contending that the East India Company (EIC), which later morphed into the British Raj, was the "greatest corporate coup in history". But, has he stirred a controversy by contending that this was fuelled by the Marwari businessmen of Bengal?
2019-10-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Environment to NRC highlights of Kolkata Durga carnival
Kolkata, Oct 11 (IANS) Highlighting communal harmony, the National Register for Citizens and environmental issues as also other varied themes, 75 community puja organisers took part in a colourful parade of their award-winning idols in the annual Kolkata Durga carnival here on Friday on way to the immersion in the Hooghly river.
2019-10-11
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Religion,Art/Culture/Books
Don't do anything forests will revive: Bitu Sehgal
New Delhi, Oct 10 (IANS) Just don't do anything and the forests and the ecosystem will revive -- is the message of noted conservationist Bitu Sehgal, contending that forests are "more valuable" than all the human-created infrastructure put together.
2019-10-10
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
New book traces how Britain lost plot on Brexit negotiations
New Delhi, Oct 9 (IANS) Britain, it would seem, is yet to come to terms with the end of an era when 'Britannia Ruled The Waves' and is turning out to be an extremely churlish loser as the October 31 deadline for its exit from the European Union (EU) nears.
2019-10-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Paryatan Parv tourism fest draws over 2.5 lakh visitors
New Delhi, Oct 6 (IANS) With a footfall of over 2.5 lakh visitors, the third edition of Paryatan Parv, the five-day tourism fest organised with the aim to increase tourism in various destinations of the country, concluded here on Sunday.
2019-10-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books,Business/Economy
Asha Bhosle bats for ghazals in simple Hindi for its revival
Jaipur, Oct 5 (IANS) Legendary singer Asha Bhosle, who has lent her voice to many memorable and melodious ghazals, says ghazal can be revived if written in simple Hindi as younger generation finds Urdu a bit complicated.
2019-10-05
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Art/Culture/Books
Story-tellers, musicians captivate Jaipur connoisseurs, commoners
Jaipur, Oct 5 (IANS) "We are all poets, story-tellers and musicians in our own ways. This creativity is equal and latent in all of us. What makes a difference is how much one invests in this instinct and unleashes it," said Prasoon Joshi, renowned lyricist, screenwriter, poet and mentor, here on Saturday.
2019-10-05
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Human Interest/Society,Art/Culture/Books
Popular Shortlist for 17th Crossword Book Awards released
New Delhi, Oct 4 (IANS) Literary works by Shashi Tharoor, Sadhguru, V.V.S. Laxman, Twinkle Khanna, Rujuta Diwekar and Amish are among the 30 books in six categories that feature in the Popular Shortlist for the 17th Crossword Book Awards announced here on Friday.
2019-10-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
'Balakot to NRC': Bengal Durga puja set to begin with bang
Kolkata, Oct 3 (IANS) From the cross-border airstrike in Pakistan's Balakot to the National Register of Citizens (NRC), myriad themes mark the community puja marquees as festive fervour grips the eastern metropolis with the biggest socio-cultural carnival of Bengalis - the annual religious observance of Durga Puja - beginning on Friday, notwithstanding the threat of rains playing spoilsport.
2019-10-03
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Religion,Art/Culture/Books