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10 shortlisted writers to attend JLF's Jaipur Bookmark in Jan
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Ten shortlisted writers will be invited to attend the Jaipur BookMark (JBM) January 22 to 25, 2020, that runs parallel to the JLF to "not just to undergo mentorship but also individually pitch their work to national and international experts from the industry, with a chance to even sign a book deal," the organisers said.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
On birth anniversary, Mahatma to 'return to life' at UNESCO
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Mahatma Gandhi is 'set to return to life' in the form of a hologram at UNESCO Paris to mark the International Day of Non Violence 2019. The life size 3D hologram will "address audience" to explain the Mahatma's philosophy in a life-like audio visual medium.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Telangana HC bars government from demolishing Errum Manzil
Hyderabad, Sep 16 (IANS) In a jolt to the Telangana government, the Telangana High Court on Monday directed it not to demolish the Errum Manzil, a heritage structure, for construction of a new Assembly building.
2019-09-16
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Polish WW-II Memorial Pillar unveiled in Kolhapur
Kolhapur (Maharashtra), Sep 14 (IANS) Eighty years after the outbreak of World War II, thousands of persecuted Polish refugees - who had escaped with dear life from concentration camps in Russia and Germany - finally got a memorial in Valivade village, which they had made their new home for several years.
2019-09-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Human Interest/Society,Art/Culture/Books
British Library ad triggers Twitter storm over 'comma'
London, Sep 14 (IANS) The British Library's advertisement outside its building has triggered a debate over the use of 'comma' on social media. It reads: "Shops. Caf├ęs. The whole wealth of human knowledge, endeavour and experience to date. Events. Exhibitions."
2019-09-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Education,Human Interest/Society,Art/Culture/Books
Tripura's legendary artist Kamalprabha Devi passes away
Agartala, Sep 12 (IANS) Tripura's legendary artist Maharaj Kumari Kamalprabha Devi died at Nagaon in Assam on Thursday, family sources said here. She was 105.
2019-09-12
Category: India, Tripura,National,Art/Culture/Books
Nobel Series' exhibition showcases feats of laureates
Mohali (Punjab), Sep 11 (IANS) Punjab Health and Family Welfare Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu along with Nobel laureates Serge Haroche (Physics) and Kailash Satyarthi (Peace) inaugurated a travelling exhibition on Wednesday.
2019-09-11
Category: India, Punjab,National,Art/Culture/Books
At 86, Picasso fell in love with Switzerland's Basel
Basel, Sep 11 (IANS) Regarded as one of the most influential artists of the 20th century, Pablo Picasso died at the age of 93 in 1973 but seven years before that he fell in love with this cultural capital of Switzerland - and this translated into seven of his great paintings displayed in the biggest art centre in the alpine country - the Kuntsmusuem Basel.
2019-09-11
Category: International, Switzerland,Art/Culture/Books
Punjab CM's account of Battle of Saragarhi to be staged
Chandigarh, Sep 10 (IANS) A play depicting sequences from Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh's much-acclaimed book "Saragarhi and the Defense of Samana Forts" will be staged this week in the state, it was announced on Tuesday.
2019-09-10
Category: India, Punjab,National,Art/Culture/Books
Braz Gonsalves: The Lord of Jazz who gave up greatness for God (Where Are They Now?)
Panaji, Sep 8 (IANS) It's difficult to get a question through to Braz Gonsalves these days. Age has caught up with one of India's greatest jazz musicians at 85 and the man whose music was once described by connoisseurs, "as the kind which rears and sways before eventually striking the listener like a serpent", struggles to catch up with questions asked of him.
2019-09-08
Category: India, Goa,National,Art/Culture/Books
Sahitya Akademi awardee novelist Kiran Nagarkar dead
Mumbai, Sep 5 (IANS) Acclaimed English-Marathi journalist and writer Kiran Nagarkar died here on Thursday after a brief illness, family sources said. He was 77.
2019-09-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Art/Culture/Books
Perumal Murugan, Zacharia in JCB Prize for Literature longlist
Mumbai, Sep 4 (IANS) Noted Tamil writer Perumal Murugan's twin novels, "Trial by Silence" and "Lonely Harvest" (Penguin Random House) and Malayalam author Paul Zacharia's maiden work in English "A Secret History of Compassion" (Westland) are among the 10 authors who feature in the longlist of the Rs 25 lakh JCB Prize for Literature 2019, India's richest, it was announced here on Wednesday.
2019-09-04
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Art/Culture/Books
Banksy artwork 'stolen' in Paris
Paris, Sep 3 (IANS) A work of art by Banksy that appeared outside the Pompidou Centre in Paris in 2018 has been "stolen" overnight, the cultural space said on Tuesday.
2019-09-03
Category: International, France,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Art/Culture/Books
Bengal remembers Rituparno Ghosh
Kolkata, Aug 31 (IANS) Eminent personalities of Bengal on Saturday remembered National award-winning filmmaker Rituparno Ghosh on his 56th birth anniversary. Ghosh, who started his career as a creative artist at an advertising agency, is hailed as one of the most versatile filmmakers post-Satyajit Ray generation.
2019-08-31
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Art/Culture/Books
Bengal remembers Rituparno Ghosh
Kolkata, Aug 31 (IANS) Eminent personalities of Bengal on Saturday remembered National award-winning filmmaker Rituparno Ghosh on his 56th birth anniversary. Ghosh, who started his career as a creative artist at an advertising agency, is hailed as one of the most versatile filmmakers post-Satyajit Ray generation.
2019-08-31
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Art/Culture/Books
Discovering India through food, says chef Ratnani
Chandigarh, Aug 29 (IANS) Celebrated masterchef Vicky Ratnani on Thursday said he is discovering India through food.
2019-08-29
Category: India, Punjab,National,Human Interest/Society,Art/Culture/Books
Delhi govt announces fellowships for street artists
New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) The Delhi government on Wednesday announced Street Performance Fellowships for 1,000 artists, to encourage, promote and mentor young street artists.
2019-08-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Baby feeding room at Taj from Thursday
Agra, Aug 28 (IANS) Here's some good news for mothers visiting the iconic Taj Mahal: an air-conditioned baby feeding room will be opened at the premise on Thursday.
2019-08-28
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Art/Culture/Books
How modernisation deleted endangered tribe's dialect
Chhindwara (Madhya Pradesh), Aug 27 (IANS/ 101Reporters) On a sweltering summer evening, Inder Chalthiya and the other members of his tribe were out in the wild, preparing for a ritual of sacrificing an animal to the village gods. Inder was responsible for handling the final moments of the goat. He was supposed to follow the instructions given by a tribe elder but could not understand properly what the elder said in the local tongue and the animal lying on its back moved. Immediately, a senior tribesman jumped in and finished the job.
2019-08-27
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Art/Culture/Books
Javadekar to present National Community Radio Awards
New Delhi, Aug 26 (IANS) Minister for Information and Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar will present the 2019 National Radio Community Awards at the three-day Seventh 'Community Radio Sammelan', to be inaugurated here pn August 27.
2019-08-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Asians need to de-colonise: Filipino lensperson Xyza Bacani
Thimphu, Aug 25 (IANS) Celebrated Filipino documentary photographer Xyza Cruz Bacani, who has been travelling to several Asian cities to capture the lives of migrant domestic workers, says that Asians are quite influenced by the colonial culture, and to find their voice and reclaim their space, they need to de-colonise their minds.
2019-08-25
Category: International, Bhutan,Art/Culture/Books
People's participation on rise at Mountain Echoes: Kelly
Thimphu, Aug 25 (IANS) Rise in audience participation at the four-day Mountain Echoes 2019, the festival of arts, literature and culture, which concluded at the Royal University of Bhutan, here on Sunday, was a positive change, said Kelly Dorji, one of the festival directors.
2019-08-25
Category: International, Bhutan,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Art/Culture/Books
Nitish Bhardwaj returns as Krishna on stage
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Actor Nitish Bhardwaj, known for his long-standing portrayal of Hindu deity Krishna in B.R. Chopra's "Mahabharata", will be seen returning to his 1980s character in an upcoming play.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Bengaluru to host 3rd Neev litfest for children in Sep
Bengaluru, Aug 21 (IANS) It is that time of the year again when children, parents, and teachers come together to experience the magical world of books and share a common love for the written word as the Neev Literature Festival (NLF 2019) for children turns another page with its 3rd edition here next month.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Art/Culture/Books
New exhibition turns gaze to contemporary Indian art
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Focussing on contemporary Indian artists who use media and material in non-traditional ways, an exhibition here will showcase the art practice of three artists.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
PM Modi greets nation on 'Sanskrit Day'
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted the people on the occasion of 'Sanskrit Day' on Thursday.
2019-08-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
$25,000 DSC prize to be announced in Pokhra on Dec 16
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) The ninth $25,000 DSC Prize for South Asian Literature will be awarded at the finale of the four-day Nepal Literature Festival in Pokhra on December 16, in keeping with the tradition of announcing the winner at a different South Asian country every year. It was announced here on Tuesday.
2019-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Photos by Jaipur king to be on display in Delhi
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) An upcoming exhibition here will present rare reproductions of Jaipur's Maharaja Sawai Ram Singh II's early engagement with photography as India's first known photographer-king.
2019-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
'Sorcerer's treasure trove' found in Pompeii
Rome, Aug 13 (IANS) Archaeologists working in the buried Roman city of Pompeii said they have uncovered a "sorcerer's treasure trove" of artefacts, including good-luck charms, mirrors and glass beads, the media reported.
2019-08-13
Category: International, Italy,Human Interest/Society,Art/Culture/Books
Jailed Kurdish writer wins Australian award
Canberra, Aug 12 (IANS) An Iranian-Kurdish journalist and writer, who has spent the past six years at a migrant detention centre, was on Monday named the winner of the National Biography Award, one of Australia's most important literary prizes.
2019-08-12
Category: International, Australia,Art/Culture/Books
Punjab's Virasat-e-Khalsa museum enters Asia Book of Records
Chandigarh, Aug 10 (IANS) Virasat-e-Khalsa, a pioneer museum in the Sikh holy town of Anandpur Sahib in Punjab, has entered the Asia Book of Records for receiving a record visitors, state Cultural Affairs and Tourism Minister Charanjit Channi said on Saturday.
2019-08-10
Category: India, Punjab,National,Religion,Art/Culture/Books
Family misses absence of late cameraman who bagged national award
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 9 (IANS) It was an award that never actually came for seven-time Kerala State Film Award winning cinematographer, M.J. Radhakrishnan. When the national film awards were announced on Friday, his name figured, but he is no longer around to hear the news.
2019-08-09
Category: India, Kerala,National,Art/Culture/Books
India's art community to discuss antiquities Act
Mumbai, Aug 8 (IANS) A two-day conference examining the Antiquities and Art Treasures Act, 1972, enacted to prevent smuggling and fraudulent dealings in Indian antiquities, will be opened here on Friday.
2019-08-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Art/Culture/Books
Delhi Archives to record oral history of city in 2 years
New Delhi, Aug 5 (IANS) The Delhi Archives, in collaboration with Ambedkar University, on Monday launched the Delhi government's 'Oral History Programme' and plans to interview 100 local residents in the next two years.
2019-08-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Japan through lens of Indian photographers
New Delhi, Aug 5 (IANS) Amateur Indian photographers have captured Japanese shrines, Mount Fuji, cherry blossoms and the busy life of the Japanese for the fifth edition of the Japan Photo Contest 'The Click', organised by the Embassy of Japan.
2019-08-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
S.Korean cuisine inspired by its topography, culture
New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) Like most cuisines, the culinary flavours of South Korea showcase its rich history and culture. But, foodies in India often find themselves short of options when it comes to this cuisine which is much less popular than its Japanese and Chinese counterparts.
2019-08-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Art/Culture/Books
A covert war that helped India crush Pakistan in 1971 (Book Review)
Title: Operation - The Untold Story of India's Covert Naval War in East Pakistan; Author: Captain M.N.R. Sawant and Sandeep Unnithan; Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers India; Pages: 272; Price: Rs 499
2019-08-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Art/Culture/Books
Sunanda Pushkar's spirit was one that couldn't be contained (Book Review)
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) From a convent in Ambala to the high-profile corridors of power in Delhi, from an event manager in Dubai to a "serendipitous" meeting with Shashi Tharoor, from polarising the media to a fairy tale gone wrong, Sunanda Pushkar "died just as she had lived - dramatically", says the definitive biography of a woman whose spirit was one that couldn't be contained.
2019-08-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Statue of Unity in shortlist for best engineered structures
Kevadia (Gujarat), Aug 2 (IANS) The Statue of Unity, the world's tallest statue honouring India's visionary leader Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, has been shortlisted for the 52nd Structural Awards 2019 that celebrate the best in engineering across the globe.
2019-08-02
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Art/Culture/Books
Twelve fading handicrafts on display at Delhi exhibition
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) A set of 12 'languishing' crafts, including Akola and Nandana hand block prints, Mashru, Rangkat and Garad Korial silk weave, Rogan paintings and Chamba Rumal art, is the focus of a new exhibition, which opened at the Central Cottage Industries Corporation (CCIC) Emporium, here on Thursday.
2019-08-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Sahitya Akademi invites entries for 2020 Yuva Puraskar
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) Sahitya Akademi, the national academy of letters, has opened entries for Yuva Puraskar 2020 for publishers and young Indian authors in all 24 languages it recognises.
2019-08-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Ruskin Bond releases latest book at Noida school
Noida, July 31 (IANS) Celebrated author Ruskin Bond on Wednesday released his latest book "Words From My Window -- A Journal" amid his young admirers from the Shriram Millennium School here and other prominent schools of the National Capital Region.
2019-07-31
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Education,Art/Culture/Books
Swami Vivekananda helped revive depressed Hindu mind: Soni
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Swami Vivekananda acted as a tonic for the Hindu mind that was depressed and demoralised, RSS Joint General Secretary Suresh Soni said here on Tuesday while releasing the book 'Essential Vivekananda'.
2019-07-30
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion,Art/Culture/Books
Ramayana-inspired paintings to be exhibited at US Museum
New York, July 29 (IANS) Created between the 17th and 19th centuries for the Rajput and Pahari courts of north India, a selection of 30 paintings depicting the Ramayana will go on a year-long exhibition at The Met America's prestigious museum.
2019-07-29
Category: International, United States,Art/Culture/Books
Sand artist Sudarsan wins People's Choice award in US
Bhubaneswar, July 28 (IANS) Renowned sand artist from Odisha, Sudarsan Pattnaik, has won the People's Choice Prize at International Sand Sculpting Championship 2019 held in Boston city of the US.
2019-07-28
Category: India, Orissa,National,Art/Culture/Books
Graphic novel on soldier disabled in Kargil war launched
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) In July 1999, a mortar shell fired by the Pakistan Army cost Devender Pal Singh, a Kargil war veteran, his right leg. Twenty years later, a graphic novel on his struggle and resilience has been released which is sure to inspire many.
2019-07-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Art/Culture/Books
Stone to mobile: Show on Devanagari script's digitisation
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) How has the Indian letterform, specifically Devanagari script, evolved from its earliest stone engraving? A new digital exhibition surveys the journey of Devanagari from stone pillars to digital screens.
2019-07-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Pallav Chander's experiences coalesce in art
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) With its moving portrayals of dyslexia and art, 2007 movie 'Taare Zameen Par' touched many hearts and lives, but it left a unique impression on artist Pallav Chander, a painter's son who took to art out of curiosity.
2019-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Rajiv Gandhi was 2nd most prominent karsevak: Ex-Home Secretary Godbole
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Several opportunities for saving the Babri Masjid were lost, as neither the Rajiv Gandhi government, the V.P. Singh government nor that of P.V. Narasimha Rao was "receptive" about finding a solution to the sensitive issue, says Madhav Godbole, who quit as Union home secretary after the demolition of the 16th century mosque, and has penned his thoughts on the simmering Ramjanmabhoomi-Babri Masjid issue in a new book.
2019-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Zakir, Sonal made Sangeet Natak Akademi fellows, 44 conferred 2018 awards
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) Tabla maestro Zakir Hussain and eminent classical dancers Sonal Mansingh, Jatin Goswami (Sattriya) and K. Kalyanasundaram Pillai (Bharatanatyam) were conferred the Sangeet Natak Akademi's prestigious fellowships on Tuesday. The Akademi also announced 44 recipients of its awards for the year 2018.
2019-07-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books