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Crime not men's monopoly, Sushant Singh on debut crime book
  • Crime not men's monopoly, Sushant Singh on debut crime book(16:42)
    By Siddhi Jain
    New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Mumbai-based Shantadevi, once a meek woman disowned by her husband, soon sat atop a colossal drug empire she built over decades. Her real-life story opens the new thriller "Queens of Crime" where Sushant Singh, host of crime-based TV series "Savdhaan India", and his co-author Kulpreet Yadav decipher what sends women down the road of crime.
Serendipity's three-month art residency begins (Lead)
  • Serendipity's three-month art residency begins (Lead)(22:46)
    New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) The third edition of the Dharti Arts Residency, a leading three-month artists' residency by Serendipity Arts Foundation, started Monday with four emerging artists kickstarting work on their unique ideas.
Serendipity's three-month art residency begins
  • Serendipity's three-month art residency begins(19:22)
    New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) The third edition of the Dharti Arts Residency, a leading three-month artists' residency by Serendipity Arts Foundation, started Monday with four emerging artists kickstarting work on their unique ideas.
Art of commuting: Delhi metro stations double up as art galleries (Art Feature)
  • Art of commuting: Delhi metro stations double up as art galleries (Art Feature)(16:40)
    By Siddhi Jain
    New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) Most Indians may still need a push to visit art galleries and museums, but when the national capital's favourite commuting mode Metro Rail doubles up as a contemporary art gallery itself, it is not uncommon to see Delhiwallahs stop, look and even click an occasional selfie.
Remaining silent in court my biggest mistake: Rajat Gupta
  • Remaining silent in court my biggest mistake: Rajat Gupta(10:02)
    By Vishnu Makhijani
    New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) Rajat Gupta, the first foreign-born head of influential management consultancy McKinsey and Co who was jailed for two years for insider trading, says his biggest regret is remaining silent in court even as his legal team mounted a vigorous defence and insists that he did no wrong but "would anyone in the courtroom realise this?"
Buddhist figurines, Chinese ceramics to be auctioned
  • Buddhist figurines, Chinese ceramics to be auctioned(19:18)
    Hong Kong, May 18 (IANS) A Qing dynasty robe, and finely cast gilt-bronze sculptures of two Buddhist figures - Avalokiteshvara, the bodhisattva of compassion, and Milarepa, an ancient Tibetan yogi - would go under the hammer at an auction here.
Hungarian Parliament comes to Delhi in images
  • Hungarian Parliament comes to Delhi in images(15:54)
    New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) On the banks of the Danube river stands a tall Unesco world heritage structure and the seat of Hungarian power - the Hungarian Parliament. Inaugurating an exhibition of its photographs here, the Hungarian envoy to India, Gyula Petho, called Indo-Hungary relations "strain-free", and the exhibition a step in the right direction.
Ruskin Bond's recollection of 1947, Partition in a deeply personal memoir (Ruskin Bond turns 85 on May 19)
Explore K.L. Saigal's soulful renditions, examine where AI's taking us and ponder over gravitas (Books This Weekend)
Indian modernist painters to shine at London sale
  • Indian modernist painters to shine at London sale(16:10)
    London, May 17 (IANS) An upcoming global auction here will spotlight contemporary and modern art from South Asia, with a special focus on Indian masters like Tyeb Mehta, M.F. Husain and S.H. Raza.
Printmaker's exhibited art says life is balancing act
  • Printmaker's exhibited art says life is balancing act(13:48)
    New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) For printmaker Jaskanwal, life is a balancing act of soft and harsh emotions, and so is her art. In her latest exhibition, which celebrates three decades of printmaking and her retirement as a fine arts professor, the artist displays 50 prints that visualize an important message on feelings.
Architect who designed Louvre's pyramid dead at 102
  • 'America will need better firefighters for next economic crisis'(09:12)
    By Vishnu Makhijani
    New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) It's not imminent but the US needs a "better prepared firehouse with better equipped firefighters" else the first responders to the next economic crisis, the fire that will "eventually" come, will react with even fewer and weaker tools, say three financial wizards who helped contain the fallout of the 2008 global meltdown - an event whose worldwide implications are being felt even now.
Exhibition explores influence of Marvel
  • Exhibition explores influence of Marvel(20:08)
    New York, May 16 (IANS) Over 300 original artefacts on display at an exhibition here include iconic comics, costumes and props ranging from the earliest Marvel comic books to original theatrical costumes of 'Black Panther' and 'Captain America'.
  • $91mn 'Rabbit' sculpture sets new auction record(09:30)
    New York, May 16 (IANS) A stainless-steel figure titled, "Rabbit" by American artist Jeff Koons has become the most expensive work by a living artist after it was sold for more than $91 million at an auction here, smashing previous records.
First Apple computer to be auctioned online
  • First Apple computer to be auctioned online(17:12)
    New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) In 1976, Apple Inc made and sold the first ever Apple computer. Fewer than half of the 200 Apple-1 computers, ever made, have survived and one of them could be yours as it goes for an online sale starting Thursday.
New book aims to decode the 'magic weight-loss pill'
  • New book aims to decode the 'magic weight-loss pill'(19:48)
    New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) It's easy to wait for a magic weight-loss pill as many online advertisements tend to promise customers than to alter your lifestyle to incorporate effort, dedication and self-discipline for shedding those extra kilos. An upcoming book by two lifestyle coaches claims to decode the magic weight-loss pill.
'Physical expression now encouraged among Indian youth'
  • 'Physical expression now encouraged among Indian youth'(18:38)
    By Siddhi Jain
    New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) Croatia-born Bharatanatyam danseuse Nikolina Nikoleski, who was encouraged to pursue dance forms and sports from childhood, finds to her delight that more and more Indian youngsters are taking to physical expression.
Museum on Mughals, war memorial to open in Red Fort
  • Museum on Mughals, war memorial to open in Red Fort(18:32)
    New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) A museum displaying the government's historical and rare collections of Mughal antiquities and the Indian War Memorial would soon add to the array of British barrack buildings, redeveloped as museums, in the Red Fort here. It could open by 2019 end.
'Miles to go before SDGs are achieved'
  • 'Miles to go before SDGs are achieved'(09:06)
    BY Vishnu Makhijani
    New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) India had slipped considerably on the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). For instance, in 2015 half the population suffered from hunger. And, three years into the SDGs 29 states have been able to achieve only 42-69 per cent of targets and the Union Territories 57-68 per cent. While Himachal Pradesh and Kerala were top performers (50-64 per cent), Uttar Pradesh and Dadra Nagar Haveli could achieve only 0-49 per cent of the SDGs.
Witness grandeur of Hungary's Parliament in Delhi
  • Witness grandeur of Hungary's Parliament in Delhi(07:52)
    New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) At a time when the nation is busy chosing its own parliamentarians, the breathtaking architecture of the Parliament building of Hungary, a UNESCO World Heritage site built in the neo-gothic style from 1885-1902, will soon be seen in an exhibition in the national capital.
  • Apply for Sahapedia-UNESCO fellowship from May 15(19:18)
    New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) Starting May 15, scholars can apply for the third edition of the Sahapedia-UNESCO Fellowship programme, a project that encourages fresh research on tangible and intangible heritage across India and South Asia.
54-year-old tusker opens Thrissur Pooram fest in Kerala
  • 54-year-old tusker opens Thrissur Pooram fest in Kerala(13:36)
    Thrissur (Kerala), May 12 (IANS) The opening of the famed Thrissur Pooram festival here on Sunday was attended by more than 10,000 people after an order disallowing a 54-year-old tusker from taking part in the festivities was reversed on Saturday.