Mariah Carey announces her memoir
  • Mariah Carey announces her memoir(21:12)
    By Siddhi Jain
    New York, July 9 (IANS) Award-winning singer-songwriter and producer Mariah Carey will "tell the unfiltered story of her life" in her upcoming memoir "The Meaning of Mariah Carey". It releases in September.
Charminar, Golconda Fort shut after brief re-opening
On-view lockdown art an ode to artists' resilient spirits
  • On-view lockdown art an ode to artists' resilient spirits(15:52)
    By Siddhi Jain
    New Delhi, July 6 (IANSlife) A remote arts residency that began on the first day of the nationwide lockdown, featuring 30 artists confined in homes and studios in a multitude of locations, has culminated in an extensive online exhibition 'The Spirit Remains Unlocked.'
Ryan Adams pens apology in response to #MeToo allegations
A nomad's journey through bright watercolours
  • A nomad's journey through bright watercolours(11:58)
    By Siddhi Jain
    New Delhi, July 4 (IANSlife) An interesting visual travelogue showcasing the histories and cultures of various lands, has come alive as an online exhibition by the India International Centre (IIC), featuring the works of a talented self-taught artist and illustrator.
Guidelines for reopening of monuments, museums issued
A revealing look into the soul of a tormented Palestinian girl
  • A revealing look into the soul of a tormented Palestinian girl(08:06)
    New Delhi, July 1 (IANS) Susan Abulhawa was born to refugees of the Six Day War of 1967, when her family's land was seized and Israel captured what remained of Palestine, including Jerusalem. Now, this Palestinian American writer and activist has come out with a powerful, furious, beautiful book on sex, power, persecution, violation, survival, and resistance.
Extending closure of Red Light area can avert peak, reduce deaths
  • Extending closure of Red Light area can avert peak, reduce deaths(15:22)
    New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) A study conducted by Mumbai's KEM doctors alongside academicians from School of Medicine and Harvard Medical School have found that the extended closure of the Red Light areas (RLAs) in India could delay the peak of COVID-19 cases by up to 23 days and the toll could be reduced by 67 per cent.
Halsey announces her debut poetry book
  • Halsey announces her debut poetry book(00:23)
    By Siddhi Jain
    New York, June 26 (IANS) American singer and songwriter Halsey on Thursday announced her debut poetry book "I Would Leave Me If I Could".
I want to break all cultural barriers: Subodh Kerkar
  • I want to break all cultural barriers: Subodh Kerkar(08:24)
    By Sukant Deepak
    New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) Stressing that at the moment, contemporary art seems to have become a source of entertainment for a select few, the founder of Museum of Goa (MOG) in the coastal state, Subodh Kerkar, who started the space with the objective of taking art to the masses, adds, "Through the museum, I wanted to break all cultural barriers. Lets not forget that art has many functions including diminishing differences."
Novelist Kevin Kwan is back with a bang- as he usually is
  • Novelist Kevin Kwan is back with a bang- as he usually is(15:39)
    New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) Singapore-born and now a naturalised American, Keven Kwans "Crazy Rich Asians" was a number one New York Times bestseller, a major motion picture, and has been translated into more than 30 languages.
Mumbai music school Furtados enriches lives of 75,000 students in past decade
  • Mumbai music school Furtados enriches lives of 75,000 students in past decade(18:20)
    By Vishnu Makhijani
    New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) A music school in Mumbai, building on the 154-year-old legacy of its parent, has touched the lives of over 75,000 students across the country in the last decade - 20,000 of them online during the lockdown caused by the coronavirus pandemic - its co-founder, Tanuja Gomes says.
Bengaluru readies for Yoga Day at home, with family
  • Bengaluru readies for Yoga Day at home, with family(23:44)
    Bengaluru, June 20 (IANS) For the first time in six years since the International Day of Yoga began on June 21, 2015, India's tech city is readying to celebrate it on Sunday at home with family, thanks to the Covid-induced ban on public gatherings, an official said on Saturday.
Immerse yourself in melody, books this World Music Day
  • Immerse yourself in melody, books this World Music Day(12:00)
    New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Remember the goosebumps you got when Indira Gandhi drove down Rajpath on Republic Day to the haunting strains of "Ai Mere Watan Ke Logon"? Or this homily from the late comedian and singer Robin Williams: "You know what music is? God's little reminder
British author Neil Gaiman to feature online at 'JLF Brave New World' on Saturday
  • British author Neil Gaiman to feature online at 'JLF Brave New World' on Saturday(15:56)
    New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) British author Neil Gaiman, a master of short fiction, novels, comic books, graphic novels, audio theatre, and films, will be in conversation with author and journalist Nilanjana S. Roy in the "JLF Brave New World" online literature series on Saturday about his life and work and how he is surviving in a world turned upside down by the coronavirus pandemic.
'Miles to go for effective suicide-prevention protocols in India'
  • 'Miles to go for effective suicide-prevention protocols in India'(17:15)
    New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) The apparent suicide of rising Bollywood star Sushant Singh Rajput has once again focused on two glaring lacunae: that while mental health issues are estimated to affect 150 million Indians, less than a fifth - 30 million - are seeking care of one form or another and that suicide is the leading cause of death for Indians in the 15 to 39 age group.
Playing it true
  • Playing it true(08:24)
    By Sukant Deepak
    New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) Assuring that he is equally at peace doing the most expensive series on earth, 'Star Trek -Discovery' and starring in a Khasi film that does not have budgets for travelling to locations in a car, actor Adil Hussain, who is seen in both Indian art house and mainstream cinema, besides international productions including 'Life of Pi', and 'The Reluctant Fundamentalist' is now back to concentrating on his first love -- theatre.
Author Shobhaa De's attempt to hitch onto lockdown bandwagon, falls flat (Opinion)
  • Author Shobhaa De's attempt to hitch onto lockdown bandwagon, falls flat (Opinion)(13:00)
    By Vishnu Makhijani
    New Delhi, June 13 (IANS) The Reconstruction Period (1865-77) that followed the conclusion of the American Civil War gave rise to the pejorative term Carpetbaggers to describe politicians and financial adventurers from the Northern Confederate states who descended on the South to reap from the devastation the conflict had caused.
Veteran Urdu poet Gulzar Dehlvi dies of heart attack after defeating corona
The many lives of Ruskin Bond
  • The many lives of Ruskin Bond(08:07)
    By Sukant Deepak
    New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) He starts with a pause. There is a window that lives on the wall of his writing room. He looks out often to take in the mist enveloped mountains of Garhwal embracing Landour.
Hyderabad's 'Bonalu' festival to be a low-key affair
  • Hyderabad's 'Bonalu' festival to be a low-key affair(19:24)
    Hyderabad, June 10 (IANS) 'Bonalu', the state festival of Telangana, will be a low-key affair this time as the state government has appealed to people to celebrate it at their homes in view of Covid-19 pandemic.
Now, Milton & friends explain COVID-19 intricacies to 5-8-year-olds in new book
  • Now, Milton & friends explain COVID-19 intricacies to 5-8-year-olds in new book(16:56)
    New Delhi, June 10 (IANS) Recognising the complexities that come with understanding the coronavirus disease to the younger generation, a Danish publisher and the Indian arm of an MNC have come together to develop an illustrated childrens book to help shed light on what the pandemic is all about, and how we can play our part in fighting it.