Sanjay Khan set to launch new book 'Assalamualaikum Watan'
Group exhibition to celebrate 28 years of Indo-Israeli diplomatic relations
  • Group exhibition to celebrate 28 years of Indo-Israeli diplomatic relations(01:50)
    New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) To celebrate 28 years of diplomatic relations between India and Israel, The Embassy of Israel in India and Bruno Art Group will organise 'Shining Brightly', a group exhibition by Israeli and international artists, from February 23 to 29 at Visual Arts Gallery, India Habitat Center.
Meeras-e-Kashmir showcases essence of Kashmiri culture at DU
  • Meeras-e-Kashmir showcases essence of Kashmiri culture at DU(22:14)
    New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) To showcase the spirit, flavour and essence of the Kashmiri culture, the University of Delhi (DU) organised the first of a series of cultural events "Meeras-e-Kashmir" at Sir Shankar Lal Concert Hall, here on Tuesday.
Mysterious suicide of birds in Assam village portrayed in poems (Review)
  • Mysterious suicide of birds in Assam village portrayed in poems (Review)(11:28)
    By Sujit Chakraborty
    Agartala, Feb 18 (IANS) Jatinga, a small tribal village and Assam's only hill station, is known for the mysterious suicide of birds during certain weeks of the year. While scientists and ornithologists have been trying to explore and understand the mystery as to why birds behave in a particular manner during those weeks in Jatinga, Guwahati-based poet and award-winning author Tapati Baruah Kashyap has chosen to tell the stories of the birds, the beautiful place and the people living there through her poems.
India a $5 tn economy by 2025 unrealistic: Montek Singh Ahluwalia (Book Review)
  • India a $5 tn economy by 2025 unrealistic: Montek Singh Ahluwalia (Book Review)(16:15)
    By Vishnu Makhijani
    New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi's dream of India rising to a $5 trillion economy by 2025 is unrealistic though it will happen at some time, says Montek Singh Ahluwalia, a former Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission and whose document prepared in 1990 largely influenced the economic reforms unveiled the next year, in his book "Backstage - The Story Behind India's High Growth Years". He is also extremely harsh on "two major policy mistakes" of the present government -- demonetisation and the hasty implementation of GST.
SBI creates unique artworks from e-waste
  • SBI creates unique artworks from e-waste(16:06)
    New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) With the continuous commitment towards environmental sustainability, country's largest lender, SBI has taken a unique initiative by creating two distinctive 12.5 ft artworks namely 'Manasvi' and 'Tapasvi'.
Of a battle that changed Indian history, a new kid on currency block, ensuring good products are pitched correctly (IANS Books This Weekend)
Fashion designer Wendell Rodricks' remains laid to rest
  • Fashion designer Wendell Rodricks' remains laid to rest(20:21)
    Panaji, Feb 13 (IANS) The mortal remains of one of India's top fashion designers and gay icon Wendell Rodricks were laid to rest in his ancestral village of Colvale in North Goa after a solemn funeral ceremony on Thursday evening.
20th edition of 'Hunar Haat' begins in Delhi
  • 20th edition of 'Hunar Haat' begins in Delhi(16:03)
    New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) The 20th edition of the 'Hunar Haat' was inaugurated at the India Gate lawns here on Thursday. The 10-day event, based on the theme of "Kaushal Ka Kam", will conclude on February 23.
Goa Open Arts festival and the art of fostering relationships
  • Goa Open Arts festival and the art of fostering relationships(08:18)
    By Sukant Deepak
    New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) With a view to build upon the community of creative people residing in Goa, the maiden edition of The Goa Open Arts Festival that will take place from February 13 to 16 at Nagoa in North Goa aims to foster collaborations and relationships amongst participants who may not have previously known each other - but are all living and making work in the state.
Book on Sindhu's stellar journey to hit stands next month
  • Book on Sindhu's stellar journey to hit stands next month(22:43)
    New Delhi, Feb 11 (IANS) "Shuttling to the Top: The Story of P.V. Sindhu", a book written by V. Krishnaswamy, which narrates the journey of India's first and only woman athlete to win a silver at the Olympics, is all set to hit the stands next month.
ECoR to run special trains to Ajmer for Urs festival
Art offers human experiences that raise empathy levels: Dattani
  • Art offers human experiences that raise empathy levels: Dattani(10:48)
    By Sukant Deepak
    New Delhi, Feb 11 (IANS) Communal tension, same-sex love, child abuse and patriarchy -- even as playwright Mahesh Dattani's plays portray everyday tragedies, his characters never cease to be human. They are seldom in the extreme, preferring to tiptoe somewhere in between. Perhaps that's what makes them so easily relatable. And maybe that's why theatregoers eagerly await his productions.
13th Film Festival on Art & Artists concludes
  • 13th Film Festival on Art & Artists concludes(23:08)
    Bhubaneswar, Feb 10 (IANS) The 13th International Film Festival on Art and Artists organised by the JD Centre of Art, which witnessed multiple film screenings, workshops and talks by several senior artists, concluded here on Monday.
Srinagar Police hold talent hunt event
  • Srinagar Police hold talent hunt event(18:36)
    Srinagar, Feb 10 (IANS) Srinagar police organised a talent hunt event titled 'Choona Hai Aasman' under the Civic Action Programme at Tagore Hall here on Monday.
Sathya Saran's magnificent paean to Hariprasad Chaurasia
  • Sathya Saran's magnificent paean to Hariprasad Chaurasia(14:54)
    By Vishnu Makhijani
    New Delhi, Feb 10 (IANS) Imagine a gently gurgling brook. Now close your eyes and let the magic woven by India's greatest flautist transport you to a never never land. That's the effect that author Sathya Saran's "Breath of Gold" has on you as it unravels the journey of Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia, who, if his father had his way, would have become a wrestler in the family's tradition rather than one of the defining musicians of modern times.
Gandhi never accepted India's division on religious lines: Pranab
3 lakh artisans, craftspersons get job through Hunar Haat
  • 3 lakh artisans, craftspersons get job through Hunar Haat(18:19)
    New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) The Hunar Haat, a marketplace to empower master artisans and craftspersons, has generated employment for nearly 3,00,000 people, said Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, Union Minister for Minority Affairs, in Indore on Sunday.
Writer Giriraj Kishore passes away
  • Writer Giriraj Kishore passes away(15:36)
    Kanpur, Feb 9 (IANS) Well-known Hindi litterateur and Padma Shri awardee Giriraj Kishore passed away on Sunday, following a cardiac arrest at his Suterganj residence in Kanpur, doctors said.
'Song of the Earth and the Sky' at Sunder Nursery
  • 'Song of the Earth and the Sky' at Sunder Nursery(01:28)
    New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) The Gujral Foundation, in association with Outset India, has commissioned a pleated pavilion titled "The Song of the Earth and the Sky" at the Sunder Nursery, New Delhi, designed by the architect and artist Ankon Mitra.
Manoj Das receives Mystic Kalinga Literary Award
  • Manoj Das receives Mystic Kalinga Literary Award(19:02)
    Bhubaneswar, Feb 8 (IANS) Manoj Das, who was recently bestowed with Padma Bhushan for his outstanding contribution to English and Odia literature, on Saturday received Mystic Kalinga Literary Awards-Indian and Global Languages.
Coming together for art
  • Coming together for art(23:45)
    New Delhi, Feb 7 (IANS) The Circle, Gurgaon, has collaborated with Gallerie Splash to hold an exhibition and group show with works of well-known artists, including Manu Parekh, Lal Bahadur Singh, Lalu Prasad Shaw, Vinita Das Gupta, Nagesh Ghodke, Roy K John and Ramesh Gurjala from February 7 to 14.