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Penguin releases e-book on coronavirus' evolution and myths
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) Penguin Random House India on Sunday released an e-book, published under its Ebury Press imprint, on the history, evolution, facts and myths around coronavirus, before the subsequent release of its physical form in the market. "The Coronavirus: What you Need to Know about the Global Pandemic' has been written by Dr Swapneil Parikh, Maherra Desai and Dr. Rajesh M. Parikh, is available on e-commerce websites.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Art/Culture/Books
Ray's visual artist Nemai Ghosh dead
Kolkata, March 25 (IANS) Famed photographer Nemai Ghosh, known for his very fruitful two-decade long association with auteur Satyajit Ray, died at his residence here on Wednesday following cardio-respiratory failure, a family member said.
2020-03-25
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Art/Culture/Books
Ray's visual artist Nemai Ghosh dead
Kolkata, March 25 (IANS) Famed photographer Nemai Ghosh, known for his very fruitful two-decade long association with auteur Satyajit Ray, died at his residence here on Wednesday following cardio-respiratory failure, a family member said.
2020-03-25
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Art/Culture/Books
Art historian's ultimate tribute to ancient Indian manuscript (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Somewhere close to the year 2000, as an informal consultant, renowned art historian B.N. Goswami was going over the San Diego Museum of Arts' holdings of Indian paintings, nearly all of which came from the collection of American billionaire Edwin Binney III. Among the things he saw was the manuscript of the Mysore Bhagvata, the 10th book of the Bhagavata Purana and was "charmed".
2020-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Indian novel's story parallels deadly coronavirus outbreak
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) An Indian novel published in 2018 and set in various parts of Asia and Europe was uncannily prescient about the possibilities of accidental or otherwise release of biotechnology products and how it can trigger an epidemic comparable to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.
2020-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Holi celebrated across West Bengal
Kolkata, March 10 (IANS) Holi, the festival of colours, was celebrated with mirth and gaiety across West Bengal on Tuesday as people participated in large numbers draped in festive spirits.
2020-03-10
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Art/Culture/Books
'Dol' celebrated in West Bengal amidst coronavirus scare
Kolkata, March 9 (IANS) West Bengal on Monday celebrated the spring carnival or 'Dol' with colours, songs, prayers and distribution of sweets, even as fear of coronavirus cast its shadow over the festivities.
2020-03-09
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Art/Culture/Books
Exploring the Ganga, unravelling India's links to capitalism, a peep into the darkest secrets of an earlier Calcutta (IANS Books This Weekend)
New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) How long can the Ganga river sustain the 500 million people along its banks; study how capitalism functioned in India before the turn of the previous century; and finally, get an insight into the turbulent times in Calcutta in the first two decades of the 1900s.
2020-03-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
SL book breaks record for most number of alternate endings
Colombo, March 6 (IANS) A Sri Lankan book has achieved a world record for the most number of alternate endings, a media report said.
2020-03-06
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Art/Culture/Books
When one teargas shell quelled a 3,000-strong mob (Book Review)
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) The sight of a mellow dawn breaking over the city's ghat's or the light of a thousand diyas brightening the Ganga river at dusk might have inspired Mirza Ghalib to label it the Mecca of India but administratively, few cities are as complicated as Banaras, the hometown of then Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Kamlapati Tripathi. Its "professional goondas, communal factions, a fractious student community and politicians of all hues made the city a seething cauldron ready to spill over at the slightest pretext", writes Ajai Raj Sharma, who went on to become Delhi's Police Commissioner, in his memoirs of his posting as the city's Superintendent of Police (SSP) early in his IPS career.
2020-03-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
India, other emerging powers can fill space vacated by US (Book Review)
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) Emerging powers like India have the best chance in contemporary history to rise up as great powers as the US pulls back from its role of a global policeman but they must have the apt political leadership at home, says a new book on the first three years of the Donald Trump presidency.
2020-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Agartala Book Fair begins
Agartala, Feb 26 (IANS) Amid controversy over shifting of its venue outside the capital city, the 38th edition of the Agartala Book Fair, the second largest in eastern India after the Kolkata Book Fair, began on Wednesday.
2020-02-26
Category: India, Tripura,National,Art/Culture/Books
'Free for all' Jaipur Jazz and Blues Festival from Feb 28
Jaipur, Feb 24 (IANS) The Jaipur Jazz and Blues Festival, a world-class music festival, will be held here from February 28 to March 1. The three-day festival will be organised by Seher India in association with Unesco and Rajasthan Tourism.
2020-02-24
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Art/Culture/Books
Mumbai cops had intel on killing of Gulshan Kumar: Rakesh Maria
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) The Mumbai police had detailed intelligence on a plot to kill music baron Gulshan Kumar, down to the name of the underworld don whose gang had been assigned the task, and did all it could to protect him but the appearance of the UP Police upset the equation, former Maharashtra DGP Rakesh Maria writes in his memoirs.
2020-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Meeras-e-Kashmir showcases essence of Kashmiri culture at DU
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) To showcase the spirit, flavour and essence of the Kashmiri culture, the University of Delhi (DU) organised the first of a series of cultural events "Meeras-e-Kashmir" at Sir Shankar Lal Concert Hall, here on Tuesday.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
India-B'desh tourism festival in Agartala from Feb 20
Agartala, Feb 18 (IANS) The first ever two-day India-Bangladesh tourism festival would be held in Agartala on Thursday, officials said here on Tuesday.
2020-02-18
Category: India, Tripura,National,Art/Culture/Books
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