Priyanka Chopra: I always find my light
  • Priyanka Chopra: I always find my light(18:58)

    Mumbai, April 9 (IANS) Indian actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas, who has started shooting for the drama series "Citadel", asserts she has clean skin from within, and that she would always find her light.

One-third of Antarctic ice shelf area at risk of collapse: Study
NASA's Odyssey spacecraft marks 20 years of mapping Mars
Adarsh Gourav: 'I know the advantage of being middle-class'
Girl aged 12 with 5 kg tumour gets new life after surgery (Ld)
  • Girl aged 12 with 5 kg tumour gets new life after surgery (Ld)(14:34)

    New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) A 12-year-old girl from Delhi got a new lease of life by a team of doctors of City based Sir Ganga Ram Hospital who removed two football-sized tumours weighing 5 kg from her stomach which she was carrying for the past few years.

Astronomers spot double quasars in merging galaxies
  • Astronomers spot double quasars in merging galaxies(13:40)

    Washington, April 7 (IANS) Peering back 10 billion years into the universe's past, astronomers have found a pair of quasars that are so close to each other they look like a single object in ground-based telescopic photos, but not in Hubble Space Telescope's crisp view.

Sayani Gupta: Only in India do actors talk about a film's business
Bagh Print from Madhya Pradesh makes it to Vogue Italia
  • Bagh Print from Madhya Pradesh makes it to Vogue Italia(15:42)

    Dhar (MP), April 2 (IANS) World famous Bagh print of Dhar district of Madhya Pradesh has appeared in the digital edition of Vogue Italia, giving it a new identity in the world of designing. The pictures of Sita, a tribal woman, wearing a sari in of the Bagh print are in the news in the fashion world these days.

Rediscovering Mir Taqi Mir, Urdu's first great poet (IANS Interview)
  • Rediscovering Mir Taqi Mir, Urdu's first great poet (IANS Interview)(12:00)
    By Vishnu Makhijani

    New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) Mir Taqi Mir (1723-1810) was not only Urdu's first great poet but also the most prolific one with around 13,500 couplets to his name. He is credited with giving shape and structure to the Urdu language itself, is counted among the five major poets of the language along with Mirza Ghalib, Mir Anees Allama Iqbal and Josh Malihabadi and is often mentioned as 'Khuda-e-Sukhan' (God of Posey or poetry).

This Kashmiri digs everyday in search of his soldier son's last remains
  • This Kashmiri digs everyday in search of his soldier son's last remains(15:56)
    By Sheikh Qayoom

    Srinagar, April 1 (IANS) That all the four kidnappers and killers of his son have been killed by the security forces is little consolation for 56-year-old Manzoor Ahmad Wagay, who is still digging up mother earth just to find the last resting place of his son, Shakir Manzoor.

This Raj farmer created a new fennel variety through crop engineering
  • This Raj farmer created a new fennel variety through crop engineering(15:34)

    Jaipur, April 1 (IANS) Regarded as the 'Saunf King' of Sirohi, Ishaq Ali, a farmer 'scientist' in Rajasthan, has earned many laurels for innovating in the field of fennel farming and has left one and all surprised by producing over 25 tonnes on 15 acres of land, thereby making a decent earning of around Rs 30 lakh annually.

Raveena Tandon: Hang poachers and rapists
  • Raveena Tandon: Hang poachers and rapists(19:48)

    Mumbai, March 31 (IANS) Actress Raveena Tandon on Wednesday posted a comment on social media about India's legal system, saying the laws in our country are too weak, and culprits are not convicted in most cases. She raised concern about crimes like poaching and rape, and demanded capital punishment for such misdemeanours.

'Godzilla vs Kong' highest-grossing foreign film in India post pandemic
Grey & yellow enjoying a fashion moment
  • Grey & yellow enjoying a fashion moment(14:36)
    By Puja Gupta

    New Delhi, March 31 (IANSlife) Remember that iconic cerulean scene in 'The Devil Wears Prada'? Everyone who has seen the movie, probably does: It's one of Miranda Priestly's iciest, most savage moments in the film. It takes place after Andy (Anne Hathaway) snickers over a discussion of which belt is best for the shoot. Miranda (Meryl Streep) quickly shuts her down with a monologue about where, exactly, Andy's sweater came from.

Biography of last Travancore ruler silent on his Dewan's machinations (IANS Interview)
  • Biography of last Travancore ruler silent on his Dewan's machinations (IANS Interview)(11:45)
    By Vishnu Makhijani

    New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) A biography of the last Maharaja of Travancore that attempts to provide an "authentic" account of his accession and his legacy is, however, silent on the shenanigans of his Dewan, Sir C.P. Ramaswami Aiyar, to retain the independence of the province in 1947 and his deal with the British to export the states valuable mineral resources, while the author obfuscated on the two issues in an interview with IANS.

Recalling memories and reimagining memorials of political caution and cultural nourishment
  • Recalling memories and reimagining memorials of political caution and cultural nourishment(10:24)
    By Sukant Deepak

    New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) Comprising installations, assemblages, sculptures, paintings and woodcuts, major Indian artist Riyas Komu tells IANS that his latest exhibition 'SALT' that opened in Mumbai recently is an act of remembrance, an attempt to preserve and pickle certain memories, and an invocation to reflect upon what essentially permeates the web and weave, the heart and soul of our social being. Excerpts from the conversation with the co-founder of Kochi Biennale:

Famous as 'tree man', TN bus conductor wins PM's praise
  • Famous as 'tree man', TN bus conductor wins PM's praise(14:34)

    New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) Popular as the 'Tree Man', Marimuthu Yoganathan, a bus conductor in Tamil Nadu's Coimbatore city, on Sunday accumulated admiration by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his extraordinary initiative to encourage people in planting trees.

This Limca Book of Record holder made saree using 25 natural fibres
  • This Limca Book of Record holder made saree using 25 natural fibres(13:18)

    Chennai, March 28 (IANS) C. Sekar, a third generation weaver from Chennai's Anakaputhur had entered the Limca Book of Records in 2011 after he made a saree using 25 natural fibres including banana, jute, bamboo, pineapple and others and even got the appreciation from Prime minister Narendra Modi during his recent Chennai visit.

MBA-turned-sarpanch brings winds of change in Raj village
Sanya Malhotra decodes what 'Pagglait' means
  • Sanya Malhotra decodes what 'Pagglait' means(17:08)

    New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) Actress Sanya Malhotra has decoded the title of her new film "Pagglait". She says for her a person who listens to their heart and does not seek external validation is a Pagglait.

'From Gilli Danda to Golf', a beautiful tribute to life
  • 'From Gilli Danda to Golf', a beautiful tribute to life(16:02)
    By Siddhi Jain

    New Delhi, March 27 (IANSlife) The book "Gilli Danda to Golf", a memoir by Ram Varma, a retired IAS and the former Chief Secretary of Haryana, captures and narrates the profound, introspective and a no-holds-barred life story of a seasoned bureaucrat.

'Raj cows fast-tracking village economy & clearing air'
Majuli connectivity in spotlight as Assam goes to polls on Saturday
Astronomers obtain 1st image of black hole's magnetic fields
These teachers & school kids gave fresh lease of life to Hyd lake