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Football shouldn’t be set in stone: Arsene Wenger (Book Review)

By Vishnu MakhijaniNew Delhi, Nov 24 | "What does this Frenchman know about football? He wears glasses and looks more like a schoolteacher," Arsenal...

Covid: Gehlot launches digital concert series to support Raj folk artists

Jaipur, Nov 22 | Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Sunday inaugurated 'Padharo Mhare Des' Digital Covid Relief Concert Series - an initiative...

Qadir Ali Baig Theatre Festival off to colourful start

Hyderabad, Nov 19 | The annual Qadir Ali Baig Theatre Festival got off to a colourful start with the staging of internationally-acclaimed...

Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank to be conferred with prestigious Vatayan International Summit...

New Delhi, Nov 18 | Union Education Minister Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' will receive the prestigious literary honour: the International Vatayan Summit Award, on...

UP Mati Kala Board to have permanent sale outlet

Lucknow, Nov 18 | The UP Mati Kala Board, encouraged by the success of its Diwali exhibition, has now decided to open a permanent...

Yogi pays for artisans’ gifts to him

Lucknow, Nov 13 | Artisans from the 'Mati Kala Hunar Bazaar', an exhibition organised to promote local sculptors of the state, visited Chief Minister...

Children’s writer Paro Anand to lauch ‘Nomad’s Land’

November 10 Nov 10 (IANSlife) 'Nomads Land', a new book by award-winning writer Paro Anand, that is told through the voice of teenagers, and...

Sand sculpture in Odisha hails Biden, Harris win

Bhubaneswar, Nov 8 | Renowned sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik has created a 25-feet sand sculpture to mark the election victory of US President-elect Joe...

Malayalam author wins Rs 25 lakh JCB Prize for Literature

New Delhi, Nov 7 | "Moustache" by S. Hareesh, translated from the Malayalam by Jayasree Kalathil, was on Saturday named the winner of the...

Second Taj International Film Festival from Nov 6

Agra, Nov 4 | The second edition of the three-day 'Global Taj International Film Festival' is set to begin in Agra this Friday at...

JLF lit fests in Colorado, Houston, NY, Toronto to celebrate power...

New Delhi, Nov 2 | As the world embraces a new digital idiom, the power of books, ideas and discourse is vital and invigorating,...

Shantanu Moitra’s silence of sound

By Sukant DeepakNew Delhi, Oct 24 | Be it his first film outing as a music composer with 'Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi', 'Parineeta', 'Yahan', 'October'...

A captive of literature

By Sukant DeepakNew Delhi, Oct 22 | While reading 'Chuti Nakoch', a story by writer Ashapurna Devi, he suddenly felt grabbed by the...

‘Sita’ preparing for defence services, ‘Ram’ works in bank

New Delhi, Oct 21 | With Dussehra round the corner, Ramlilas are being staged at many places in the capital. In one...

Celebrated graffiti artist Banksy confirms UK hula-hooping girl mural is his...

Nottingham, Oct 17 | Renowned graffiti artist Banksy has confirmed that the hula-hooping girl mural which appeared in Nottingham was created by him.The work,...

BMC headquarters to open as a weekend tourist destination

By QUAID NAJMIMumbai, Oct 14 | The iconic, V-shaped BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) headquarters -- opposite the UNESCO World Heritage Site Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj...

Kuchipudi exponent and renowned teacher Sobha Naidu passes away

Amaravati, Oct 14 | Acclaimed Kuchipudi danseuse, Sobha Naidu, passed away on Wednesday at a private hospital in Hyderabad.The...

American poet Louise Gluck awarded Nobel Prize for Literature

Stockholm, Oct 8 | American poet Louise Gluck was on Thursday awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature for 2020 "for her unmistakable poetic voice...

Jairam Ramesh, Stephen Alter in Kamaladevi NIF Book Prize longlist (Ld)

Bengaluru, Sep 30 | A biography of V.K. Krishna Menon by Jairam Ramesh, a scholarly study of the Himalayas by Stephen Alter and Katherine...

Jairam Ramesh, Stephen Altar in Kamaladevi NIF Book Prize longlist

Bengaluru, Sep 30 | A biography of V.K. Krishna Menon by Jairam Ramesh, a scholarly study of the Himalayas by Stephen Altar and...

‘Soviet disinformation in Indian newspaper echoed for decades’ (Book Review)

By Vishnu MakhijaniNew Delhi, Sep 29 | The Soviets used an Indian newspaper in 1983 to spread disinformation that the AIDS virus had...

‘Viruses a crown of thorns borne for centuries’ (Book Review)

By Vishnu MakhijaniNew Delhi, Sep 28 | It began as "panspermia", a hypothesis that life exists throughout the Universe, that was coined...

Children are a very serious audience: Puppeteer Anurupa Roy

By Sukant DeepakNew Delhi, Sep 23 | Lamenting that many assume puppetry as simple and for frivolous consumption, and that there seems to be...

How writing became a tool for self-discovery, empowerment for these women

New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANSlife) Being a female author can come with its own set of challenges, especially when one is trying to juggle...

Turning rejection into opportunity against adversity (Book Review)

By Vishnu MakhijaniNew Delhi, Sep 21 | He was twice rejected by one of India's top FMCG firms when he applied...

ISI afflicted by same bungling and corruption as rest of Pak:...

New Delhi, Sep 18 | Inter-Services Intelligence, Pakistans spy agency is afflicted by the same bungling and corruption as the rest of the Pakistani...

Indian origin writer Anvi Doshi makes cut for 2020 Man Booker...

London, Sep 16 | Indian origin author Avni Doshi has made the cut for the 2020 Man Booker Prize for Literarture with her book...

The tradecraft behind a thriller

By Sukant DeepakNew Delhi, Sep 15 | ‘Canary Trap, ‘Starburst Maneuver, ‘Camp Swampy and ‘Dangle form common vocabulary for someone who at the age...

‘India will have to rethink its growth model in post-corona world’...

By Vishnu MakhijaniNew Delhi, Sep 9 | Being shaped by the broad trends in the global environment caused by Covid-19, India will have...

Seeds sown for physical art exhibition

New Delhi, Sep 7 | 'Seeds are Being Sown', an exhibition curated by Prameya Art Foundation's Art Scribes awardee Shaunak...

Pope Francis offers a beacon of hope amid Covid outbreak

New Delhi, Sep 3 | Just when it seemed there was no end to the woes caused by the coronavirus pandemic, there are words...

Pranab’s 4-volume autobiography encapsulates India from 1970s to present

New Delhi, Sep 1 | Never known to spend an idle moment during his five-decade journey in politics, during which he witnessed first-hand the...

NYC museums begin gradual reopening

New York, Aug 29 | Museums in New York City have gradually started reopening after they were closed in March due to the Covid-19...

Flashback: A French family in India

New Delhi, Aug 29 | The French Institute in India, in collaboration with Oxford Bookstores and Sanbun Publishers will organise a...

Frustrated with apathy for law prompted ‘Fear of God’: Author Vadhan

New Delhi, Aug 27 | Abide by the law to be protected by it; break the law and be answerable to it; if you...

How Covid-19 happened and charting the path forward

New Delhi, Aug 25 | As the world continues to battle the coronavirus pandemic, here's a captivating, authoritative, and eye-opening full story of how...

Of dealing with unconscious bias (Book Review)

By Vishnu MakhijaniNew Delhi, Aug 22 | We all have our conscious biases but how do we deal with our unconscious biases that...

The custodian of culture

By N. Lothungbeni HumtsoeNew Delhi, Aug 21 (IANSlife) Dr. Jamshed Jehangir Bhabha was an avid reader, and his knowledge of many subjects was encyclopaedic....

Beat depression and stress through classical music (IANS Interview)

By Vishnu MakhijaniNew Delhi, Aug 21 | Tansen was said to have been able to light lamps by singing Raga Deepak and invoke rainfall...

Folktales are most versatile form of fiction: Anukriti Upadhyay

By Sukant DeepakNew Delhi, Aug 19 | Stressing that folktales are history and imagination, reality and magic, allegory and farce - everything rolled...

The last aalap

By Sukant DeepakNew Delhi, Aug 18 | It was a long journey for the six-year-old who, on his way to school stopped the moment...

Doyen of Indian classical music Pandit Jasraj passes away at 90...

New Delhi, Aug 17 | Pandit Jasraj, the doyen of Indian classical music, passed away at the age of 90 in New Jersey, the...

‘Sholay’ turns 45: Big B, Ramesh Sippy, Hema Malini on why...

Mumbai, Aug 15 | The blockbuster Sholay turned 45 on August 15. Amitabh Bachchan, Hema Malini and director Ramesh Sippy looked back to dissect...

‘Together’ building a connected world to overcome loneliness (Book Review)

By Vishnu MakhijaniNew Delhi, Aug 15 | At a time of social distancing forced by the coronavirus pandemic, it is becoming...

Hyderabad’s famous MJ Market re-opens after facelift

Hyderabad, Aug 14 | The Moazzam Jahi Market, one of the major landmarks in this historic city, has received a much-needed...

He was, therefore we are: Theatre stars on Ebrahim Alkazi

By Sukant DeepakNew Delhi, Aug 5 | "He is definitely responsible for what I am today. It was Ebrahim Alkazi who laid my creative...

Theatre maestro Ebrahim Alkazi passes away

New Delhi, Aug 4 | Considered the father of modern Indian theatre, Ebrahim Alkazi, the first Director of National School of Drama (NSD) breathed...

Artful weekends for Indian collectors

By Siddhi JainNew Delhi, Aug 4 (IANSlife) In times like these, art can inspire and keep life colourful. In an initiative sure...

It’s challenging to deal with reality, says filmmaker Supriyo Sen

By Sukant DeepakNew Delhi, July 29 | The latest documentary he has been making sounds straight out of an engrossing work of...

Sanjay Dutt calls his wife ‘mom’

Mumbai, July 22 | On the occasion of the birthday of his wife Maanayata Dutt, actor Sanjay Dutt took to Instagram to pen a...

Business

Manufacturing GVA growth in Q2 ‘surprising’: SBI Report

New Delhi, Nov 28 | The manufacturing sector played a major role in narrowing down the India's GDP contraction in Q2 of FY21. An...