'Arunachal's Idu Mishmi people regard tigers as their elder brothers' (IANS Interview)
  • 'Arunachal's Idu Mishmi people regard tigers as their elder brothers' (IANS Interview)(13:54)
    By Vishnu Makhijani

    New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) The Idu Mishmi sub-tribe of Arunachal Pradesh's Dibang Valley believes that tigers are their elder brothers. Killing tigers is, for the Idu Mishmi, a taboo. While their beliefs support wildlife conservation, they also offer a critique of the dominant mode of nature protection, Ambika Aiyadurai, Assistant Professor in Humanities and Social Science at IIT-Gandhinagar, writes in "Tigers Are Our Brothers" (OUP).

1857: The 1st War of Independence from an Indian perspective
  • 1857: The 1st War of Independence from an Indian perspective(12:38)

    New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) Drawn from the details provided by a Brahmin-turned-amateur-historian, this is a real story that follows two learned men as they traverse India during the 1857 uprising on foot, unearthing history from a new vantage point

Jumme Khan and the world in a story
  • Jumme Khan and the world in a story(08:28)
    By Sukant Deepak

    New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) He describes himself as a 'Shiv bhakt' and a 'Muslim Jogi'. In his world, stories are not mere tales that entertain, but a tool to reinforce contemporary realities among listeners. Rich in metaphors, vivid with minute details, Jumme Khan likes to transport his audiences not to a world far away but the universe that surrounds them.

'Not judging UPA on 26/11': Tewari in damage control mode at book launch
  • 'Not judging UPA on 26/11': Tewari in damage control mode at book launch(23:50)

    New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) Congress MP Manish Tewari's book "10 Flashpoints: 20 years - National Security Situations That Impacted India", in which he stirred up a row by stating that the then UPA government should have acted in the wake of the 26/11 attacks, was released by former NSA Shiv Shankar Menon on Thursday.

6th edition of Kerala Literature Festival to be held from Jan 20 to 23
When cancer sorted a midlife crisis (Book Review)
  • When cancer sorted a midlife crisis (Book Review)(12:42)
    By Vishnu Makhijani

    New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) When Shormistha Mukherjee, whose Linkedin profile describes her as a storyteller, creative strategist, problem solver, connection maker, team builder and entrepreneur, was diagnosed with cancer, she kept wondering why people were so awkward around her.

10-day Hornbill Festival in Nagaland kicks off with colourful ceremony
MK Raina ready with film script on Pandit's forced exodus from Kashmir
Amid Covid, Nagaland's Hornbill Festival fever grips NE states
  • Amid Covid, Nagaland's Hornbill Festival fever grips NE states(19:54)
    By Sujit Chakraborty

    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.

Mohammad Ali Baig receives 'Pride of Telangana' award
Israel discovers 2,150-year-old Hellenistic farm in central Tel Aviv
Mahindra Kabira Festival concludes
  • Mahindra Kabira Festival concludes(06:28)

    Varanasi, Nov 29 (IANS) After two days of celebrating Kabir and his teachings through a wide range of performances, the Mahindra Kabira Festival 2021 ended late Sunday evening.

Tansen Music Festival set to be part of MP tourism
  • Tansen Music Festival set to be part of MP tourism(06:58)

    Gwalior, Nov 28 (IANS) The Madhya Pradesh government is all set to organise the National Tansen Sangeet Samaroh of Gwalior to boost tourism in the state. This music festival holds great significance in the world of music.

Mahindra Kabira 2021 opens with musical extravaganza in Varanasi
Reflecting on life, work, family, spirituality
  • Reflecting on life, work, family, spirituality(13:06)

    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.

'The lives of Sikh gurus, Granth Sahib represent a remarkable unity of thought' (IANS Interview)
  • 'The lives of Sikh gurus, Granth Sahib represent a remarkable unity of thought' (IANS Interview)(12:10)
    By Vishnu Makhijani

    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.

Amitav Ghosh's 'Jungle Nama' to be a stage production soon
  • Amitav Ghosh's 'Jungle Nama' to be a stage production soon(07:50)
    By Sukant Deepak

    New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) A few days back, when author Amitav Ghosh was doing an event for his book 'Jangal Nama' in Mestre, Italy, some of Ali Sethi's songs were played. Later, everyone wanted to know where they could get them. "We are now actually developing a stage performance of 'Jungle Nama' with the help of the University of Pennsylvania," Ghosh tells IANS.

Zimbabwe calls for repatriation of African artifacts from Western museums
Oxford Bookstore supports Emile Guimet Prize for Asian Literature 2021
Pankaj Dubey hopes to adapt his book 'One String Attached' into a film
  • Pankaj Dubey hopes to adapt his book 'One String Attached' into a film(20:24)

    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' .

A practical playbook on self-management for young professionals
  • A practical playbook on self-management for young professionals(11:22)

    New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) A new workplace demands that you take charge of your anchors. It challenges you to pay attention to the aspects that drive your behaviour, attitudes, perceptions, and emotions. At the same time, recognising the motives, needs, and emotions is imperative for personal leadership. This will help you hone your collaborative instincts, and in embracing diversity and engaging effectively in a professional setting.

The long march home -- book on lockdown migration launched
  • The long march home -- book on lockdown migration launched(00:20)

    New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) '1232 KM: Corona Kaal Mein Ek Asambhav Safar' by author Vinod Kapri, published by Sarthak Prakashan (an imprint of Rajkamal Prakashan Samuh) was launched at India Habitat Centre. Those in attendance included Ritesh Kumar Pandit and Rambabu Pandit, two of the seven migrant labourers from the book. Both Ritesh and Rambabu were felicitated and books were presented to them.

Tata Literature Live! Literary Awards for 2021 announced
IIT to preserve yoga, classical music, Sanskrit, traditional medicine