Touching the heart, going to the soul(17:10) By Sukant Deepak New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) At the last minute, we decide to change the venue of the interview and have a conversation walking the serpentine lanes of Nizamuddin basti. After all, for writer Amandeep Sandhu, it is important to touch the heart of a place, to go to its soul.
Historic treasures from Indian, French archives on view(20:12) New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) A unique Indo-French exhibition, which draws from the archives of the Bibliotheque Nationale in Paris and the National Museum in New Delhi, will open a historical window into the lives of 12 Indian rulers and French-speaking officers serving under them from 1750-1850.
Hoshiarpur Literary Society to host first lit fest(15:54) Chandigarh, Nov 15 (IANS) Setting literary thoughts in the rural landscape of Punjab amidst citrus groves, the Hoshiarpur Literary Society is all set to host its first writers' festival in Hoshiarpur town on November 23, event organiser said on Friday.
Now, audiobooks by Ruskin Bond(20:22) New Delhi, Nov 14 (IANS) In a first, celebrated author Ruskin Bond records his own work in his own voice for a series of audiobooks based on his original short stories. The set of audiobooks will release early 2020.
Children design postage stamps on child rights(19:38) New Delhi, Nov 14 (IANS) Two postage stamps touching of the theme of child rights, designed by Indian children as part of a UNICEF competition, were released Thursday on the occasion of Children's Day in India.
Crunching numbers with peace(11:00) By Sukant Deepak New Delhi, Nov 14 (IANSlife) Young and middle-aged corporates in sharp suits and expensive watches are standing in a disciplined queue. But they wont be content with just an autograph. Most of them also want pictures with him. 'Him' has no problem obliging. It's his moment. He is nothing short of a rockstar right now.
Little chance of Tamil issue resolution in Lanka, says new book(20:38) By Ranjana Narayan New Delhi, Nov 13 (IANS) There is very little chance of resolution of the Tamil issue in Sri Lanka, and particularly so if Gotabaya Rajapaksa, former defence secretary and brother of former president Mahinda Rajapaksa, wins the November 16 presidential elections, says a new book on the island nation.
'Nanak offers enduring infrastructure with fellow humans'(14:54) By Vishnu Makhijani New Delhi, Nov 12 (IANS) With Guru Nanak Dev's birth anniversary being observed around the world, such moments of "collective effervescence" are enormously meaningful, with the first Sikh master offering a strong and enduring infrastructure with fellow humans, a new book says.
'Sikh Heritage' a fitting tribute on Guru Nanak's 550th birth anniversary (Book Review)(14:48) By Vishnu Makhijani New Delhi, Nov 12 (IANS) There have been any number of books on Sikhs, their valour, their customs and their culture but what makes the present work a standout is that within 250 pages it encompasses not only their history but also contains intimate accounts of all the 10 Sikh gurus, a detailed account of Harmandir Sahib (the Golden Temple in Amritsar), the five 'Takhts' (temporal seats of power) and across four pages, an index of important gurdwaras - all this in glorious colour.
Section of Jaipur's City Palace goes on Airbnb(11:26) Jaipur, Nov 11 (IANS) A part of the 300-year-old City Palace of Jaipur, home to Jaipur's royal family, has been listed as a bookable property on travel lodging platform Airbnb.
Dhrupad singer Ramakant Gundecha dead(23:16) Bhopal, Nov 8 (IANS) Noted Dhrupad singer Ramakant Gundecha died of a heart attack at his residence here on Friday evening, his family said.
SRK inaugurates 25th Kolkata International Film Festival(18:02) Kolkata, Nov 8 (IANS) Amidst a galaxy of stars from Bollywood, Bengali cinema and foreign strands, megastar Shah Rukh Khan on Friday inaugurated the 25th Kolkata International Film Festival at a packed-to-the-capacity Netaji Indoor stadium here.
Nabaneeta Deb Sen: Wit, brilliance, guts shaped literary ouvre(07:58) By Sirshendu Panth Kolkata, Nov 8 (IANS) Nabaneeta Dev Sen once said she took up the pen because there was no escape for her as "everybody who came to our house, was a writer". It was a typical witty take on her childhood, the sort of sharp humour that pervades most of the engrossing large body of works spanning all literary genres which Dev Sen effortlessly delved into, and almost always struck gold".
Author Atish Taseer ineligible for OCI card: Home Ministry(23:22) New Delhi, Nov 7 (IANS) New York-based author and journalist Aatish Taseer is ineligible for Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI) card as he had "concealed" the fact that his late father was of Pakistani origin, the government said on Thursday night.