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Probir Gupta's exhibition a telling visual narrative of our times
New Delhi, Dec 10 (IANSlife) Inspired by the 2012 Nirbhaya gang rape case that had India in throes, and the Arab Spring that saw similar mass movements in another part of the world, an on-view artwork by Probir Gupta is a sharp commentary on the socio-political times we live in.
2019-12-10
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life,Art/Culture/Books
NGMA DG Adwaita Gadanayak gets 3-year extension
New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANS) Adwaita Gadanayak, the current Director-General of the National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA) has been given an extension for three years by the Ministry of Culture, it was announced by the institution on Saturday.
2019-12-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Dalrymple, Murugan, Tharoor in line-up for Kerala litfest
New Delhi, Nov 29 (IANS) Prominent authors William Dalrymple, Perumal Murugan, Benyamin and Shashi Tharoor, also the Lok Sabha MP from Thiruvananthapuram, lead an impressive line-up for the fifth edition of the Kerala Literature Festival 2020 that will be held at Calicut from January 16 to 19, the organisers have announced.
2019-11-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
12th edition of Bookaroo children's lit fest over the weekend
New Delhi, Nov 29 (IANS) Over the weekend, the sprawling grounds of the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA) will resound to the chatter of young voices as the 12th edition of Bookaroo, India's biggest Children's Literature Festival brings together.
2019-11-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Light and sound show to mark Guru's birth anniversary
Chandigarh, Nov 4 (IANS) Punjab will organise a grand multi-media light and sound show at historical Sultanpur Lodhi city to commemorate the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev, the first Sikh master.
2019-11-04
Category: India, Punjab,National,Religion,Art/Culture/Books
ICCR to hold international youth seminar on Sikhism
New Delhi, Oct 31 (IANS) In a bid to spread the teachings of Guru Nanak Dev, the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) will organise an international youth seminar on teachings of the first Sikh guru and Sikhism on November 6.
2019-10-31
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
'Urgent need for police, judicial reforms, reining in politicians, media'
New Delhi, Oct 30 (IANS) The urgent need for reforms in the police and judicial systems, coupled with reining in politicians and the media, particularly the electronic media, to prevent them from subverting the system was stressed by former Delhi Police Commissioner Neeraj Kumar at the release function of his book "Khaki Files", here.
2019-10-30
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Sixth season of excavations at Keeladi to begin in Jan
Chennai, Oct 29 (IANS) With the five seasons of excavations at Keeladi in Tamil Nadu providing a rich haul of material and data about the past, the next excavation at the spot would begin by the end of January 2020, said K. Pandiarajan, Minister for Tamil Official Language and Tamil Culture, here on Tuesday.
2019-10-29
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Science/Tech,Art/Culture/Books
Festive fervour in Bengal as Kali Puja-Diwali coincide
Kolkata, Oct 27 (IANS) West Bengal on Sunday plunged into gaiety and religious fervour holding simultaneous Diwali and Kali Puja celebrations.
2019-10-27
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Religion,Art/Culture/Books
Disagreement with parents not disrespect: Smriti Irani
New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) Stressing that disagreement with parents was not disrespect, Women and Child Development Minister Smriti Irani said on Saturday that respecting diametrically opposing views was what kept families together.
2019-10-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Ancient tales, take me home
New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) For 65-year-old Larry Walsh, an Australian Aboriginal cultural leader and storyteller, the pulse of his people's 60,000 year-old oral story-telling traditions easily sync with the beats of a new-age DJ.
2019-10-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Karnataka's legendary saxophonist Gopalnath passes away
Mangaluru, Oct 11 (IANS) Karnataka's legendary saxophonist Kadri Gopalnath died at a private hospital here on Friday. He was 69.
2019-10-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Art/Culture/Books
Has Dalrymple stirred fresh controversy with Marwari remark?
New Delhi, Oct 11 (IANS) Scottish historian and award winning author William Dalrymple recreated his latest work, "The Anarchy" at the launch of a seven-city book tour here, contending that the East India Company (EIC), which later morphed into the British Raj, was the "greatest corporate coup in history". But, has he stirred a controversy by contending that this was fuelled by the Marwari businessmen of Bengal?
2019-10-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Environment to NRC highlights of Kolkata Durga carnival
Kolkata, Oct 11 (IANS) Highlighting communal harmony, the National Register for Citizens and environmental issues as also other varied themes, 75 community puja organisers took part in a colourful parade of their award-winning idols in the annual Kolkata Durga carnival here on Friday on way to the immersion in the Hooghly river.
2019-10-11
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Religion,Art/Culture/Books
Don't do anything forests will revive: Bitu Sehgal
New Delhi, Oct 10 (IANS) Just don't do anything and the forests and the ecosystem will revive -- is the message of noted conservationist Bitu Sehgal, contending that forests are "more valuable" than all the human-created infrastructure put together.
2019-10-10
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
New book traces how Britain lost plot on Brexit negotiations
New Delhi, Oct 9 (IANS) Britain, it would seem, is yet to come to terms with the end of an era when 'Britannia Ruled The Waves' and is turning out to be an extremely churlish loser as the October 31 deadline for its exit from the European Union (EU) nears.
2019-10-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Paryatan Parv tourism fest draws over 2.5 lakh visitors
New Delhi, Oct 6 (IANS) With a footfall of over 2.5 lakh visitors, the third edition of Paryatan Parv, the five-day tourism fest organised with the aim to increase tourism in various destinations of the country, concluded here on Sunday.
2019-10-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books,Business/Economy
Asha Bhosle bats for ghazals in simple Hindi for its revival
Jaipur, Oct 5 (IANS) Legendary singer Asha Bhosle, who has lent her voice to many memorable and melodious ghazals, says ghazal can be revived if written in simple Hindi as younger generation finds Urdu a bit complicated.
2019-10-05
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Art/Culture/Books
Story-tellers, musicians captivate Jaipur connoisseurs, commoners
Jaipur, Oct 5 (IANS) "We are all poets, story-tellers and musicians in our own ways. This creativity is equal and latent in all of us. What makes a difference is how much one invests in this instinct and unleashes it," said Prasoon Joshi, renowned lyricist, screenwriter, poet and mentor, here on Saturday.
2019-10-05
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Human Interest/Society,Art/Culture/Books
Popular Shortlist for 17th Crossword Book Awards released
New Delhi, Oct 4 (IANS) Literary works by Shashi Tharoor, Sadhguru, V.V.S. Laxman, Twinkle Khanna, Rujuta Diwekar and Amish are among the 30 books in six categories that feature in the Popular Shortlist for the 17th Crossword Book Awards announced here on Friday.
2019-10-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
'Balakot to NRC': Bengal Durga puja set to begin with bang
Kolkata, Oct 3 (IANS) From the cross-border airstrike in Pakistan's Balakot to the National Register of Citizens (NRC), myriad themes mark the community puja marquees as festive fervour grips the eastern metropolis with the biggest socio-cultural carnival of Bengalis - the annual religious observance of Durga Puja - beginning on Friday, notwithstanding the threat of rains playing spoilsport.
2019-10-03
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Religion,Art/Culture/Books
'Balakot to NRC': Bengal Durga puja set to begin with bang
Kolkata, Oct 3 (IANS) From the Balakot airstrike to the National Register of Citizens, myriad themes mark the community puja marquees as festive fervour grips the eastern metropolis with the biggest socio-cultural carnival of Bengalis - the annual religious observance of Durga Puja - begins on Friday, notwithstanding the threat of rains gods playing spoilsport.
2019-10-03
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Religion,Art/Culture/Books
All hurdles on Kartarpur access to be cleared: Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi
New Delhi, Sep 30 (IANS) All hurdles in the way of giving Sikh pilgrims access to the Kartarpur Sahib gurdwara, where Guru Nanak Dev breathed his last and which now lies in Pakistan, would be cleared, Union Minister for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said here on Monday.
2019-09-30
Category: India, Delhi,National,Religion,Art/Culture/Books
UNSW Sydney set to mark Gandhi's 150th birth anniversary
Sydney, Sep 30 (IANS) As Australia gets ready to celebrate Mahatma Gandhi's 150th birth anniversary with week-long exhibitions and interactive discussions at various universities, Mahatma Gandhi's bronze bust at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) here keeps reminding students of his commitment to humanity and importance of education in shaping a better world.
2019-09-30
Category: International, Australia,Human Interest/Society,Art/Culture/Books
Ghazanfar Ali of AMU bags Iqbal Samman
Aligarh, Sep 28 (IANS) A prominent novelist, poet and author Ghazanfar Ali, a former faculty of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) and alumnus has been awarded the prestigious literary award "Iqbal Samman" for 2018. The award, given by the Madhya Pradesh government, carries a cash prize of Rs 2 lakh and a citation.
2019-09-28
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Art/Culture/Books
'Translations speed up democratisation of literary culture'
New Delhi, Sep 28 (IANS) Translations are an important step towards the democratisation of literary culture as they break down elitist distinctions. Inter-lingual translations into regional languages need to be encouraged, even as the culture specific transfer of symbols, metaphors and myths from Indian languages to English could be problematic, experts in the genre say.
2019-09-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
The making, unmaking, making and more of Boris Johnson (Book Review)
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) It is almost two months that Boris Johnson has been the Prime Minister of Britain. But what was his career like in the initial years of politics and how did he rise in the Conservative Party? These details have been penned down by a veteran journalist Andrew W Gimson in a book.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
10 shortlisted writers to attend JLF's Jaipur Bookmark in Jan
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Ten shortlisted writers will be invited to attend the Jaipur BookMark (JBM) January 22 to 25, 2020, that runs parallel to the JLF to "not just to undergo mentorship but also individually pitch their work to national and international experts from the industry, with a chance to even sign a book deal," the organisers said.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
On birth anniversary, Mahatma to 'return to life' at UNESCO
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Mahatma Gandhi is 'set to return to life' in the form of a hologram at UNESCO Paris to mark the International Day of Non Violence 2019. The life size 3D hologram will "address audience" to explain the Mahatma's philosophy in a life-like audio visual medium.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Telangana HC bars government from demolishing Errum Manzil
Hyderabad, Sep 16 (IANS) In a jolt to the Telangana government, the Telangana High Court on Monday directed it not to demolish the Errum Manzil, a heritage structure, for construction of a new Assembly building.
2019-09-16
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Polish WW-II Memorial Pillar unveiled in Kolhapur
Kolhapur (Maharashtra), Sep 14 (IANS) Eighty years after the outbreak of World War II, thousands of persecuted Polish refugees - who had escaped with dear life from concentration camps in Russia and Germany - finally got a memorial in Valivade village, which they had made their new home for several years.
2019-09-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Human Interest/Society,Art/Culture/Books
British Library ad triggers Twitter storm over 'comma'
London, Sep 14 (IANS) The British Library's advertisement outside its building has triggered a debate over the use of 'comma' on social media. It reads: "Shops. Caf├ęs. The whole wealth of human knowledge, endeavour and experience to date. Events. Exhibitions."
2019-09-14
Category: International, United Kingdom,Education,Human Interest/Society,Art/Culture/Books
Tripura's legendary artist Kamalprabha Devi passes away
Agartala, Sep 12 (IANS) Tripura's legendary artist Maharaj Kumari Kamalprabha Devi died at Nagaon in Assam on Thursday, family sources said here. She was 105.
2019-09-12
Category: India, Tripura,National,Art/Culture/Books
Nobel Series' exhibition showcases feats of laureates
Mohali (Punjab), Sep 11 (IANS) Punjab Health and Family Welfare Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu along with Nobel laureates Serge Haroche (Physics) and Kailash Satyarthi (Peace) inaugurated a travelling exhibition on Wednesday.
2019-09-11
Category: India, Punjab,National,Art/Culture/Books
At 86, Picasso fell in love with Switzerland's Basel
Basel, Sep 11 (IANS) Regarded as one of the most influential artists of the 20th century, Pablo Picasso died at the age of 93 in 1973 but seven years before that he fell in love with this cultural capital of Switzerland - and this translated into seven of his great paintings displayed in the biggest art centre in the alpine country - the Kuntsmusuem Basel.
2019-09-11
Category: International, Switzerland,Art/Culture/Books
Punjab CM's account of Battle of Saragarhi to be staged
Chandigarh, Sep 10 (IANS) A play depicting sequences from Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh's much-acclaimed book "Saragarhi and the Defense of Samana Forts" will be staged this week in the state, it was announced on Tuesday.
2019-09-10
Category: India, Punjab,National,Art/Culture/Books
Braz Gonsalves: The Lord of Jazz who gave up greatness for God (Where Are They Now?)
Panaji, Sep 8 (IANS) It's difficult to get a question through to Braz Gonsalves these days. Age has caught up with one of India's greatest jazz musicians at 85 and the man whose music was once described by connoisseurs, "as the kind which rears and sways before eventually striking the listener like a serpent", struggles to catch up with questions asked of him.
2019-09-08
Category: India, Goa,National,Art/Culture/Books
Sahitya Akademi awardee novelist Kiran Nagarkar dead
Mumbai, Sep 5 (IANS) Acclaimed English-Marathi journalist and writer Kiran Nagarkar died here on Thursday after a brief illness, family sources said. He was 77.
2019-09-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Art/Culture/Books
Perumal Murugan, Zacharia in JCB Prize for Literature longlist
Mumbai, Sep 4 (IANS) Noted Tamil writer Perumal Murugan's twin novels, "Trial by Silence" and "Lonely Harvest" (Penguin Random House) and Malayalam author Paul Zacharia's maiden work in English "A Secret History of Compassion" (Westland) are among the 10 authors who feature in the longlist of the Rs 25 lakh JCB Prize for Literature 2019, India's richest, it was announced here on Wednesday.
2019-09-04
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Art/Culture/Books
Banksy artwork 'stolen' in Paris
Paris, Sep 3 (IANS) A work of art by Banksy that appeared outside the Pompidou Centre in Paris in 2018 has been "stolen" overnight, the cultural space said on Tuesday.
2019-09-03
Category: International, France,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Art/Culture/Books
Bengal remembers Rituparno Ghosh
Kolkata, Aug 31 (IANS) Eminent personalities of Bengal on Saturday remembered National award-winning filmmaker Rituparno Ghosh on his 56th birth anniversary. Ghosh, who started his career as a creative artist at an advertising agency, is hailed as one of the most versatile filmmakers post-Satyajit Ray generation.
2019-08-31
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Art/Culture/Books
Bengal remembers Rituparno Ghosh
Kolkata, Aug 31 (IANS) Eminent personalities of Bengal on Saturday remembered National award-winning filmmaker Rituparno Ghosh on his 56th birth anniversary. Ghosh, who started his career as a creative artist at an advertising agency, is hailed as one of the most versatile filmmakers post-Satyajit Ray generation.
2019-08-31
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Art/Culture/Books
Discovering India through food, says chef Ratnani
Chandigarh, Aug 29 (IANS) Celebrated masterchef Vicky Ratnani on Thursday said he is discovering India through food.
2019-08-29
Category: India, Punjab,National,Human Interest/Society,Art/Culture/Books
Delhi govt announces fellowships for street artists
New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) The Delhi government on Wednesday announced Street Performance Fellowships for 1,000 artists, to encourage, promote and mentor young street artists.
2019-08-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Baby feeding room at Taj from Thursday
Agra, Aug 28 (IANS) Here's some good news for mothers visiting the iconic Taj Mahal: an air-conditioned baby feeding room will be opened at the premise on Thursday.
2019-08-28
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Art/Culture/Books
How modernisation deleted endangered tribe's dialect
Chhindwara (Madhya Pradesh), Aug 27 (IANS/ 101Reporters) On a sweltering summer evening, Inder Chalthiya and the other members of his tribe were out in the wild, preparing for a ritual of sacrificing an animal to the village gods. Inder was responsible for handling the final moments of the goat. He was supposed to follow the instructions given by a tribe elder but could not understand properly what the elder said in the local tongue and the animal lying on its back moved. Immediately, a senior tribesman jumped in and finished the job.
2019-08-27
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Art/Culture/Books
Javadekar to present National Community Radio Awards
New Delhi, Aug 26 (IANS) Minister for Information and Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar will present the 2019 National Radio Community Awards at the three-day Seventh 'Community Radio Sammelan', to be inaugurated here pn August 27.
2019-08-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Asians need to de-colonise: Filipino lensperson Xyza Bacani
Thimphu, Aug 25 (IANS) Celebrated Filipino documentary photographer Xyza Cruz Bacani, who has been travelling to several Asian cities to capture the lives of migrant domestic workers, says that Asians are quite influenced by the colonial culture, and to find their voice and reclaim their space, they need to de-colonise their minds.
2019-08-25
Category: International, Bhutan,Art/Culture/Books
People's participation on rise at Mountain Echoes: Kelly
Thimphu, Aug 25 (IANS) Rise in audience participation at the four-day Mountain Echoes 2019, the festival of arts, literature and culture, which concluded at the Royal University of Bhutan, here on Sunday, was a positive change, said Kelly Dorji, one of the festival directors.
2019-08-25
Category: International, Bhutan,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Art/Culture/Books
Nitish Bhardwaj returns as Krishna on stage
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Actor Nitish Bhardwaj, known for his long-standing portrayal of Hindu deity Krishna in B.R. Chopra's "Mahabharata", will be seen returning to his 1980s character in an upcoming play.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books