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PM Modi greets nation on 'Sanskrit Day'
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted the people on the occasion of 'Sanskrit Day' on Thursday.
2019-08-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
$25,000 DSC prize to be announced in Pokhra on Dec 16
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) The ninth $25,000 DSC Prize for South Asian Literature will be awarded at the finale of the four-day Nepal Literature Festival in Pokhra on December 16, in keeping with the tradition of announcing the winner at a different South Asian country every year. It was announced here on Tuesday.
2019-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Photos by Jaipur king to be on display in Delhi
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) An upcoming exhibition here will present rare reproductions of Jaipur's Maharaja Sawai Ram Singh II's early engagement with photography as India's first known photographer-king.
2019-08-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
'Sorcerer's treasure trove' found in Pompeii
Rome, Aug 13 (IANS) Archaeologists working in the buried Roman city of Pompeii said they have uncovered a "sorcerer's treasure trove" of artefacts, including good-luck charms, mirrors and glass beads, the media reported.
2019-08-13
Category: International, Italy,Human Interest/Society,Art/Culture/Books
Jailed Kurdish writer wins Australian award
Canberra, Aug 12 (IANS) An Iranian-Kurdish journalist and writer, who has spent the past six years at a migrant detention centre, was on Monday named the winner of the National Biography Award, one of Australia's most important literary prizes.
2019-08-12
Category: International, Australia,Art/Culture/Books
Punjab's Virasat-e-Khalsa museum enters Asia Book of Records
Chandigarh, Aug 10 (IANS) Virasat-e-Khalsa, a pioneer museum in the Sikh holy town of Anandpur Sahib in Punjab, has entered the Asia Book of Records for receiving a record visitors, state Cultural Affairs and Tourism Minister Charanjit Channi said on Saturday.
2019-08-10
Category: India, Punjab,National,Religion,Art/Culture/Books
Family misses absence of late cameraman who bagged national award
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 9 (IANS) It was an award that never actually came for seven-time Kerala State Film Award winning cinematographer, M.J. Radhakrishnan. When the national film awards were announced on Friday, his name figured, but he is no longer around to hear the news.
2019-08-09
Category: India, Kerala,National,Art/Culture/Books
India's art community to discuss antiquities Act
Mumbai, Aug 8 (IANS) A two-day conference examining the Antiquities and Art Treasures Act, 1972, enacted to prevent smuggling and fraudulent dealings in Indian antiquities, will be opened here on Friday.
2019-08-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Art/Culture/Books
Delhi Archives to record oral history of city in 2 years
New Delhi, Aug 5 (IANS) The Delhi Archives, in collaboration with Ambedkar University, on Monday launched the Delhi government's 'Oral History Programme' and plans to interview 100 local residents in the next two years.
2019-08-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Japan through lens of Indian photographers
New Delhi, Aug 5 (IANS) Amateur Indian photographers have captured Japanese shrines, Mount Fuji, cherry blossoms and the busy life of the Japanese for the fifth edition of the Japan Photo Contest 'The Click', organised by the Embassy of Japan.
2019-08-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
S.Korean cuisine inspired by its topography, culture
New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) Like most cuisines, the culinary flavours of South Korea showcase its rich history and culture. But, foodies in India often find themselves short of options when it comes to this cuisine which is much less popular than its Japanese and Chinese counterparts.
2019-08-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Art/Culture/Books
A covert war that helped India crush Pakistan in 1971 (Book Review)
Title: Operation - The Untold Story of India's Covert Naval War in East Pakistan; Author: Captain M.N.R. Sawant and Sandeep Unnithan; Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers India; Pages: 272; Price: Rs 499
2019-08-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Art/Culture/Books
Sunanda Pushkar's spirit was one that couldn't be contained (Book Review)
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) From a convent in Ambala to the high-profile corridors of power in Delhi, from an event manager in Dubai to a "serendipitous" meeting with Shashi Tharoor, from polarising the media to a fairy tale gone wrong, Sunanda Pushkar "died just as she had lived - dramatically", says the definitive biography of a woman whose spirit was one that couldn't be contained.
2019-08-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Statue of Unity in shortlist for best engineered structures
Kevadia (Gujarat), Aug 2 (IANS) The Statue of Unity, the world's tallest statue honouring India's visionary leader Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, has been shortlisted for the 52nd Structural Awards 2019 that celebrate the best in engineering across the globe.
2019-08-02
Category: India, Gujarat,National,Art/Culture/Books
Twelve fading handicrafts on display at Delhi exhibition
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) A set of 12 'languishing' crafts, including Akola and Nandana hand block prints, Mashru, Rangkat and Garad Korial silk weave, Rogan paintings and Chamba Rumal art, is the focus of a new exhibition, which opened at the Central Cottage Industries Corporation (CCIC) Emporium, here on Thursday.
2019-08-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Sahitya Akademi invites entries for 2020 Yuva Puraskar
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) Sahitya Akademi, the national academy of letters, has opened entries for Yuva Puraskar 2020 for publishers and young Indian authors in all 24 languages it recognises.
2019-08-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Ruskin Bond releases latest book at Noida school
Noida, July 31 (IANS) Celebrated author Ruskin Bond on Wednesday released his latest book "Words From My Window -- A Journal" amid his young admirers from the Shriram Millennium School here and other prominent schools of the National Capital Region.
2019-07-31
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Education,Art/Culture/Books
Swami Vivekananda helped revive depressed Hindu mind: Soni
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Swami Vivekananda acted as a tonic for the Hindu mind that was depressed and demoralised, RSS Joint General Secretary Suresh Soni said here on Tuesday while releasing the book 'Essential Vivekananda'.
2019-07-30
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion,Art/Culture/Books
Ramayana-inspired paintings to be exhibited at US Museum
New York, July 29 (IANS) Created between the 17th and 19th centuries for the Rajput and Pahari courts of north India, a selection of 30 paintings depicting the Ramayana will go on a year-long exhibition at The Met America's prestigious museum.
2019-07-29
Category: International, United States,Art/Culture/Books
Sand artist Sudarsan wins People's Choice award in US
Bhubaneswar, July 28 (IANS) Renowned sand artist from Odisha, Sudarsan Pattnaik, has won the People's Choice Prize at International Sand Sculpting Championship 2019 held in Boston city of the US.
2019-07-28
Category: India, Orissa,National,Art/Culture/Books
Graphic novel on soldier disabled in Kargil war launched
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) In July 1999, a mortar shell fired by the Pakistan Army cost Devender Pal Singh, a Kargil war veteran, his right leg. Twenty years later, a graphic novel on his struggle and resilience has been released which is sure to inspire many.
2019-07-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Art/Culture/Books
Stone to mobile: Show on Devanagari script's digitisation
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) How has the Indian letterform, specifically Devanagari script, evolved from its earliest stone engraving? A new digital exhibition surveys the journey of Devanagari from stone pillars to digital screens.
2019-07-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Pallav Chander's experiences coalesce in art
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) With its moving portrayals of dyslexia and art, 2007 movie 'Taare Zameen Par' touched many hearts and lives, but it left a unique impression on artist Pallav Chander, a painter's son who took to art out of curiosity.
2019-07-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Rajiv Gandhi was 2nd most prominent karsevak: Ex-Home Secretary Godbole
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Several opportunities for saving the Babri Masjid were lost, as neither the Rajiv Gandhi government, the V.P. Singh government nor that of P.V. Narasimha Rao was "receptive" about finding a solution to the sensitive issue, says Madhav Godbole, who quit as Union home secretary after the demolition of the 16th century mosque, and has penned his thoughts on the simmering Ramjanmabhoomi-Babri Masjid issue in a new book.
2019-07-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Zakir, Sonal made Sangeet Natak Akademi fellows, 44 conferred 2018 awards
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) Tabla maestro Zakir Hussain and eminent classical dancers Sonal Mansingh, Jatin Goswami (Sattriya) and K. Kalyanasundaram Pillai (Bharatanatyam) were conferred the Sangeet Natak Akademi's prestigious fellowships on Tuesday. The Akademi also announced 44 recipients of its awards for the year 2018.
2019-07-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Winners of 2018 Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar announced
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) The Sangeet Natak Akademi on Tuesday announced the names of 32 young Indian artistes conferred the Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar for 2018.
2019-07-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Zakir Hussain, Sonal Mansingh among 4 selected for Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellow
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) The Sangeet Natak Akademi has named four eminent personalities in the field of performing arts - tabla virtuoso Zakir Hussain, dancer Sonal Mansingh, dancer and choreographer Jatin Goswami and Bharatnatyam exponent K. Kalyanasundaram Pillai - for the prestigious Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellow or Akademi Ratna awards.
2019-07-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Children's art on view at Triveni's newest gallery
New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) Triveni Kala Sangam, a major cultural hotspot in the national capital especially known for its terrace cafe, has added its list of galleries, a unique open-air gallery dedicated to children's art.
2019-07-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
MakeMyTrip, ASI partner for online ticketing for 116 heritage sites
New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) In a bid to promote India as a heritage tourism destination, online travel company MakeMyTrip Ltd. has signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoU) the with Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) for convenient and hassle-free online bookings for 116 historical monuments and sites across India, MakeMyTrip announced in a statement on Monday.
2019-07-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Art/Culture/Books,Business/Economy
10-day Partition exhibition to come to California
Berkeley, July 15 (IANS) An upcoming 10-day pop-up exhibition will be held here by the 1947 Partition Archive, spotlighting the "largest mass refugee crisis that unfolded when the British Empire broke up after World War II", and featuring survivors and witnesses who "now call California their home".
2019-07-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Art/Culture/Books
IIM Bodhgaya all set to get new, green campus building
Patna, July 14 (IANS) The Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Bodh Gaya in Bihar is all set to get a new look by 2020.
2019-07-14
Category: India, Bihar,National,Education,Art/Culture/Books
Spirituality transcends religion: Artist Seema Kohli
New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) Watching the art of Seema Kohli is like a walkthrough of the pictorial Jataka tales of Ajanta caves, defined by intricacy, rich hues, storytelling and imbued with a deeply spiritual flavour.
2019-07-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Art/Culture/Books
Of mythology that nurtured yoga, follow 4 women who turned Silicon Valley on its head, sharpen your vocabulary (IANS Books This Weekend)
New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) Fear of yoga being culturally appropriated by the West has prompted many teachers to disassociate it from its heritage, focusing more on the body and less on the mind - a misconception that this primer seeks to reverse; then, read the story about four gusty women who took on Silicon Valley and made deals of a lifetime; and finally a handy guide to improving your linguistic skills.
2019-07-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Sudha Murthy's children's trilogy on her dog to launch soon
New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) Literary publisher HarperCollins India on Friday announced the acquisition of a three-book series titled, "The Gopi Diaries" penned by noted English and Kannada author Sudha Murthy.
2019-07-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
China to host 2020 World Heritage Committee meeting
New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) The Unesco has announced that the Chinese city of Fuzhou will host the 44th session of the World Heritage Committee in 2020.
2019-07-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
British Library acquires revived Granta magazine's archive
London, July 9 (IANS) The British library has acquired the archives of the prestigious Granta magazine, covering 40 years since the literary journal was relaunched, and spanning the work of Nobel Laureates to debut novelists.
2019-07-09
Category: International, United Kingdom,Art/Culture/Books
Italy's Prosecco Hills become Unesco World Heritage site
Rome, July 8 (IANS/AKI) The Conegliano and Valdobbiadene regions of northeast Italy have been added to the United Nations cultural organisation Unesco's World Heritage list, the Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Monday.
2019-07-08
Category: International, Italy,Art/Culture/Books
Congress flays axing of its chief in Jallianwala trust
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) The Congress on Monday vehemently opposed the government's move to end the automatic nomination of the Congress President to the Jallianwala Bagh National Bagh Memorist Trust, calling it an "arbitrary act".
2019-07-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
5% duty on imported books: Worried publishers to meet HRD officials
New Delhi, July 7 (IANS) Upset over the five per cent customs duty proposed on imported books, an association of Indian publishers and book sellers is planning to meet government officials to highlight their problem areas and also stress that books are part of free flow of knowledge and culture and should be made more accessible.
2019-07-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books,Business/Economy
'Gandhipedia' being developed as social media portal: Culture Ministry
New Delhi, July 7 (IANS) The 'Gandhipedia' is being developed as a social media portal that will contain original works related to the Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi, a Culture Ministry official told IANS.
2019-07-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Jaipur conferred Unesco Heritage Site status
New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) The historic walled city of Jaipur, the capital of India's Rajasthan, received the status of a Unesco World Heritage Site on Saturday.
2019-07-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Bengali writer Sankar new Sheriff of Kolkata
Kolkata, July 5 (IANS) Celebrated Bengali writer Mani Sankar Mukherji, better known as 'Sankar', has been appointed the new Sheriff of Kolkata.
2019-07-05
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Art/Culture/Books
China's migratory bird sanctuaries added to Unesco World Heritage List
Baku, July 5 (IANS) China's Migratory Bird Sanctuaries along the coast of the Yellow Sea-Bohai Gulf were inscribed on the World Heritage List as a natural site on Friday at the ongoing 43rd session of the Unesco World Heritage Committee here.
2019-07-05
Category: International, Azerbaijan,Environment/Wildlife,Art/Culture/Books
Works by autistic artists to feature in Delhi show
New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) Artworks of two young, autistic artists will feature in an upcoming group exhibition here, which aims to be a 'gram' or village of art and artists of multiple colours.
2019-07-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Mughal 'jamas', jewellery up for London auction
London, July 2 (IANS) Historical Indian objects including two intact Mughal 'jamas', a pair of gem-set bracelets and a full 'thewa' jewellery set will be auctioned by Sotheby's London on July 9.
2019-07-02
Category: International, United Kingdom,Art/Culture/Books
Abstract works to show painter's art travel
New Delhi, June 29 (IANS) An exhibition of abstract artworks by young artist Yashvant Singh which show his imaginative mindscapes will open on July 2 here.
2019-06-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Abstract works to show painter's art journey
New Delhi, June 29 (IANS) An exhibition of abstract artworks by young artist Yashvant Singh, which show his imaginative mindscapes, will open on July 2 here.
2019-06-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Culture Minister visits Gandhi Smriti for first time
New Delhi, June 29 (IANS) Union Culture Minister Prahalad Singh Patel, who is also the new Vice Chairperson of the Gandhi Smriti, paid his maiden visit to it premises here on Saturday.
2019-06-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Bengali literary festival launches theme music for its fifth edition
Kolkata, June 28 (IANS) The fifth edition of the country's first Bengali literary festival to be held here from November 22-24 launched its theme music on Friday.
2019-06-28
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Art/Culture/Books
Naradmunis or Gaslighters - both are equally obnoxious (Book Review)
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) In large parts of India, they are termed Naradmunis - known for whipping up tensions among people by spicing up facts. In the West, they are termed Gaslighters - "master controllers and manipulators, often challenging your very sense of reality".
2019-06-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books