New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) The Idu Mishmi sub-tribe of Arunachal Pradesh's Dibang Valley believes that tigers are their elder brothers. Killing tigers is, for the Idu Mishmi, a taboo. While their beliefs support wildlife conservation, they also offer a critique of the dominant mode of nature protection, Ambika Aiyadurai, Assistant Professor in Humanities and Social Science at IIT-Gandhinagar, writes in "Tigers Are Our Brothers" (OUP).
Mumbai, Dec 2 (IANS) Lara Dutta's digital debut 'Hiccups and Hookups', directed by Kunal Kohli, has set the stage for the entry of Lionsgate Play in India. The show revolves around a modern Indian family, who are quite open about talking about pretty much anything that is considered a taboo in our society, from their dating to their sex lives.
Mumbai, Nov 28 (IANS) Akshay Oberoi and Sahher Bambba are currently enjoying the audience's love and attention with their freshly released Disney+ Hotstar series 'Dil Bekaraar' directed by Habib Faisal.
Mumbai, Nov 28 (IANS) Habib Faisal's latest web series 'Dil Bekaraar' tells the story of the Thakur family. Peppered with comedy, drama and love, it travels back in time to the era of the 1980s when India was witnessing tectonic shifts in its social, political and economical landscape.
Mumbai, Nov 27 (IANS) With an 18-year career in Bollywood that is filled with some of unusual choices of films that hold strong recall value, John Abraham is trying to cater both sections of audience - urban and mass. The actor says, he does not have the fear of failure and that drives him to take risks.
Mumbai, Nov 27 (IANS) British spy thriller 'Alex Rider' is set to return with its second season on December 3. The series, which is based on the novel series of the same name, follows the story of a teenager recruited by a subdivision of MI6 to spy on outlaws.
Jaipur, Nov 26 (IANS) The much-awaited cabinet expansion in Rajasthan has finally happened and former Deputy Chief Minister and state Congress chief Sachin Pilot is content, as his loyalists have been inducted. Two ministers Vishvendra Singh and Ramesh Meena, who were removed after last year's rebellion, have also made a comeback.
New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) Growing up in Sikkim, he had never learned to read Gurumukhi as a young man. The coming of age happened when he was pursuing graduate studies in the US and a series of "fortuitous encounters" with Sikhs inspired him to learn about his faith. And proof that faith can move mountains is evident from his book "The Story of the Sikhs - 1469-1708", a comprehensive account of the ten Gurus that intricately weaves in accounts from the Guru Granth Sahib, the Dasam Granth and epic Braj poetry.
New Delhi, Nov 25 (IANS) Author and filmmaker Nilosree Biswas has shot various documentaries in Banaras since her first visit to the city in 1996. The idea of a book took root in 2013 and she was initially apprehensive whether she would come out "fully scathed or oblivious". The outcome of this true labour of love is a book that combines her rich prose with the powerful images of photographer Irfan Nabi that explores the fascinating nuances of the holy city.
New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) Union Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Pratima Bhoumik said that all the incidents of violence in Tripura are scripted and pre-planned by Prashant Kishor and TMC leader Abhishek Banerjee.
New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) Rakhi Sawant, who is known for creating a buzz, is all set to enter 'Bigg Boss 15' as a wild card contestant.
Chennai, Nov 24 (IANS) With more and more high-end work assigned to its research and development (R&D) centre/Global Competency Centre (GCC) in Bengaluru, Swedish automotive major Volvo will be increasing its headcount, said a top official of Volvo Group India.
Hyderabad, Nov 24 (IANS) Venkatesh Daggubati, who appeared in the Telugu remake of 'Asuran', is now set to appear in Jeethu Joseph's directorial 'Drushyam 2'. The actor has spoken about his character in the movie which is a remake of Malayalam hit 'Drishyam 2'.
New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) She made her acting debut with the Bengali film 'Biyer Phool' in 1996 and entered Bollywood the same year with 'Raja Ki Aayegi Baraat'. Rani Mukerji, who has been in the industry for over 25 years, has talked about how in Bollywood the definition of a "heroine" has changed over the years.
New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) The Sino-Indian border stand-off is set for a long haul as Beijing seems "to have lost the plot" and within China, nationalism and authoritarianism "make for a toxic cocktail" that is steadily raising levels of tension in the region, says Nirupama Rao, a former Indian Foreign Secretary who has served ambassadorial stints in Beijing and Washington.
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) Academia has negatively impacted contemporary Hindi literature, as there is no longer a discourse on universal and timeless issues such as empathy, moral dilemma, metaphysics, poetic merits, horror, humour, children, lingual confusion, says Prachand Praveer, a prominent New Age author whose works have inspired many young and aspiring writers and who has just published a three-volume magnum opus titled "Kal Ki Baat", which he describes as "a cry in a hypocritical world".
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) Hollywood star Michael C. Hall has returned as Dexter Morgan in the crime drama miniseries 'Dexter: New Blood'.
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) With the essay commanding up to a hefty 25 per cent weightage for admission to a tony US college, aspirants must learn to master the craft, say two prominent educational consultants who have curated a book of 85 essays by students they have mentored that got them into an Ivy League University and Stanford -- with a recurring theme being "the mission to actualize knowledge and learning for a better world".
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) There are the achievers and there are the exceptionals.
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) All efforts are being made to hold elections in Jammu and Kashmir, after the delimitation process gets over, said BJP general secretary Tarun Chugh and in-charge of Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh and Telangana in an exclusive interview with IANS.
New Delhi, Nov 13 (IANS) He made his acting debut in 'The Mummy Returns' in 2001, and since then, WWE wrestler-turned-Hollywood superstar and producer Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson has reprised the lead role in a series of global blockbusters, starting with 'The Scorpion King' in 2002.
New Delhi, Nov 12 (IANS) What we hear from the news, social media and other media forums are events of disasters, conflicts, wars and violence. These events can have negative psychological impacts on us. Why not celebrate the good that is being done across the world?
Panjim, Nov 11 (IANS) Ahead of next year's Goa assembly polls, former union minister and senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader Rajiv Pratap Rudy has said that the opposition is visionless and the BJP will register a huge victory in the forthcoming polls.
Glasgow, Nov 11 (IANS) After the culmination of the pivotal two-week-long UN Climate Change Conference COP26, Rotary will convene its own summit in a week's time in the Philippines with focus on "how we can battle climate change and help build local economies".
New Delhi, Nov 11 (IANS) In yet another affirmation that old is gold, heres an amazingly easy-to-read book that sparkles with stories and simple super-tips, carefully selected for young readers from the best-selling works of American writer, lecturer and developer of courses in public speaking, self-improvement, interpersonal skills and corporate training Dale Carnegie (1888-1955).