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).
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
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.
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.
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) The sixth edition of the Kerala Literature Festival (KLF 2022) will be held at the beaches of Calicut (Kozhikode) from January 20 to January 23.
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.
Kohima, Dec 1 (IANS) Showcasing traditional life and culture, the 10-day-long 22nd edition of Hornbill Festival began at the Naga Heritage Village Kisama on Wednesday.
New Delhi, Dec 1 (IANS) Veteran theatre director, MK Raina has finished a film script on his familys forced exodus from Kashmir when militancy erupted in the valley in the 1980s.
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.
Hyderabad, Nov 29 (IANS) Well-known theatre personality Mohammad Ali Baig has received the 'Pride of Telangana' award of Round Table India.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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' .
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.
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.
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) The Tata Literature Live! Literary Awards for 2021 were announced at the finale of the festival which was held online from November 18 to 21.
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.