- Make data open, accessible as electricity: Microsoft President (Book Review)(09:20)
By Nishant Arora
New Delhi, Sep 15 (IANS) At a time when there are calls to break tech giants like Facebook and Google, Microsoft President Brad Smith has a solution: To ensure that data does not become the province of a few large companies and countries, the stakeholders should aim to make the effective use of data as accessible as electricity.
- Polish WW-II Memorial Pillar unveiled in Kolhapur (Lead)(19:04)
BY QUAID NAJMI
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.
- British Library ad triggers Twitter storm over 'comma'(18:00)
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. CafÃ©s. The whole wealth of human knowledge, endeavour and experience to date. Events. Exhibitions."
- Polish WW-II Memorial Pillar unveiled in Kolhapur(16:42)
Kolhapur (Maharashtra), Sep 14 (IANS) In a brief and touching ceremony on Saturday, Poland's Deputy Foreign Minister Marcin Przydacz unveiled a Memorial Pillar to remember the thousands of persecuted Polish refugees who escaped to India during World War II and were given shelter in the erstwhile kingdoms of Kolhapur and Jamnagar in the then Bombay Province.
- Muslims divided on caste, class & regional lines: Book(17:48)
Aligarh, Sep 13 (IANS) Muslims in India have been playing their constitutional role and are focused on basic issues of poverty, employment generation and education, according to a book released at the Faculty of Arts Lounge, Aligarh Muslim University, here on Friday.
- Goa's Serendipity Arts Festival launches new edition(22:22)
New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS) The Serendipity Arts Festival, an annual multi-arts festival that takes place in the heart of Goa, raised the curtains on its fourth edition on Thursday with a celebration of percussion.
- Safarnama app reanimates Delhi's ancient monuments (IANS Interview)(15:42)
By Vishnu Makhijani
New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS) There've been guidebooks, bus tours, videos, pamphlets, walkabouts et al, but this 'Safarnama' app will "capture the way history in Delhi is actually held within and under the stones" in short bursts as you travel across the city.
- JK Rowling donates to MS research centre(15:22)
Edinburgh, Sep 12 (IANS) "Harry Potter" author JK Rowling has donated 15.3 million pounds ($18 million) to support research into multiple sclerosis (MS) and neurological conditions at a centre here named after her mother.
- A life dedicated to Rajasthan's traditional Dabu print(12:56)
By Siddhi Jain
New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANSlife) A casual stroll into the open Bapu Bazar of the pink city of Jaipur, and one will see a range of traditional Rajasthani textiles. Amid the Bandhej, Sanganeri and applique works, clothing and home decor items in the mud-resist Dabu print are sure to stand out. A master-printer dedicated to the craft, Ramkishore Chippa Derawala, brings the story of Dabu from his little village for the world to see.
- Expert tips, tricks to organizing your home library(12:54)
New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANSlife) Home libraries are deeply personal and therapeutic. A well-decorated library establishes a more relaxed mood and inspires your creativity. The art of creating a reading nook in your home to curl up with a good book is a great way to unwind after a long day. While e-books might be convenient, there is a different joy of holding an actual book. Build a home library with these simple tips and you will probably never want to leave!
- Reflections of farmers' suicides, widows in Kota Neelima's paintings(12:54)
New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANSlife) An author, artist and researcher, Kota Neelima wears many hats and is largely known for her research and art practice that centres on rural agrarian distress. Her 2018 book, "Widows of Vidarbha, Making of Shadows", details the plight of farmers widows and so does her art that has drawn inspiration from the hope and reconciliation of these women.
- Eschew promotion of distrust and discord: Hamid Ansari(00:02)
New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS) Lamenting the "most recent happenings in that unfortunate land" in the wake of Jammu and Kashmir's special status being revoked, former Vice President Hamid Ansari cautioned against promoting "distrust and discord" and "seeking uniformity at the expense of diversity."
- Nobel Series' exhibition showcases feats of laureates(18:30)
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.
- Kerala prepares for delectable 26-dish 'Onam sadhya'(13:34)
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 11 (IANS) Irrespective of caste, creed or religion, practically every household in Kerala, rich or poor, the one common thing would be the traditional vegetarian 26-dish Onam lunch, more popularly called 'Onam sadhya' on the occasion of Onam festival being celebrated across the state on Wednesday.
- At 86, Picasso fell in love with Switzerland's Basel(10:12)
By Jayant K. Singh
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.
- Punjab CM's account of Battle of Saragarhi to be staged(17:32)
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.
- Preeti Shenoy on good writing and promotion of reading(15:18)
By Siddhi Jain
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANSlife) As the author of several best-selling books like "Life Is What You Make It" and its sequel "Wake Up, Life Is Calling", Preeti Shenoy has carved a niche for herself. She is on the Forbes longlist of the most influential celebrities in India.
- The splendid Junagarh Fort (Also read on IANSlife)(19:14)
By Shona Adhikari
Sep 9 (IANS) It was my second visit to Bikaner and the magnificent Junagarh Fort drew me like a magnet. A visit to the fort takes at least an hour and a half, for there is much to see. Junagarh Fort is one of Rajasthan's few forts, which are not built on a hilltop. The modern city of Bikaner has grown and developed around the fort.