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Chess taught me never to give up, to hold my defence:...

By Vishnu MakhijaniNew Delhi, June 6 | Remember the 1977 Satyajit Ray classic "Satranj ke Khiladi" based on Munshi Premchand's short story about two...

Yoga Day to go virtual this year amid COVID-19 pandemic

New Delhi, June 5 | The Ministry of AYUSH along with Indian Council of Cultural Relations on Friday announced a unique international video blog...

Rajasthan opens monuments, museums after over 2 months

Jaipur, June 2 | Monuments and museums were opened in Rajasthan from Tuesday after over two months.The decision to open these 16 monuments and...

Famous astrologer Bejan Daruwalla dies at 89

Gandhinagar, May 29 | Famous astrologer Bejan Daruwalla breathed his last on Friday in an Ahmedabad hospital. Daruwalla, 89, was admitted in the private...

The poet in Narendra Modi emerges in ‘Letters to Mother’ (Ld)

New Delhi, May 28 | "This is not an attempt at literary writing; the passages featured in this book are reflections of my observations...

Narendra Modi’s ‘Letters to Mother’ to release in June

New Delhi, May 28 | Prime Minister Narendra Modi's book 'Letters to Mother', translated by film critic Bhawana Somaaya, will be released by...

Noted Urdu satirist Mujtaba Hussain is no more

Hyderabad, May 27 | Celebrated Urdu author, humorist and satirist Mujtaba Hussain passed away here on Wednesday after a prolonged illness. He was...

Kathmandu Triennale: From poets to Shamans

New Delhi, May 27 | Focussing on ideas and movements that have been marginalised both within Nepal and globally, including discourses of...

J.K. Rowling’s ‘The Ickabog’ bedtime stories released online

New Delhi, May 26 | Breaking new ground, J.K. Rowling, the creator of the immensely popular Harry Potter series, on Tuesday launched the online...

Louvre Abu Dhabi brings treasures to the internet

Abu Dhabi, May 26 | With the Louvre Abu Dhabi "closed until further notice" due to the coronavirus pandemic, the museum's website was now...

Reimagining businesses for a post-coronavirus world

New Delhi, May 23 | The disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic will entail a drastic reimagining of business models in going forward says...

MHA gives permission for chariot construction for Puri Rath Yatra

Bhubaneswar, May 7 | The Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Thursday granted permission for construction of chariots for the annual Rath Yatra...

COVID-19 has created a rippling effect, accept his new way of...

By Vishnu MakhijaniNew Delhi, May 6 | The corovirus pandemic and the subsequent lockdown in many parts of the world, including India has...

Danseuse Leela Samson heads JCB lit prize jury for 2020

New Delhi, May 5 | Noted Bharatanatyam dancer former chairperson of Sangeet Natak Akademi and author Leela Samson will head the five-member jury for...

Italian museums turning to online options

Rome, May 3 | Most of Italy's nearly 4,000 museums are set to reopen this month, several weeks after they closed at the start...

Can we ever move on from the past?

Tapan has spent decades running away from the trauma of his childhood -- his fathers murder at the hands of a British colonial official....

JLF in colaboration with Penguin Random House

New Delhi, April 16 | Jaipur Literature Festival and Penguin Random House India have come together for the initiative #ReadForResilience, that will showcase a...

Begum Akhtar’s pupil Shanti Hiranand dies at 87

New Delhi, April 10 | Padma Shri recipient and disciple of Begum Akhtar, noted Indian vocalist Shanti Hiranand passed away early Friday morning in...

Lifeline Udan: 200 tonnes of medical supplies reach across India (Ld)

New Delhi, April 7 | Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said on Tuesday that 152 flights have transported 200 tonnes of medical...

Indian novel’s story parallels deadly coronavirus outbreak

New Delhi, March 23 | An Indian novel published in 2018 and set in various parts of Asia and Europe was uncannily prescient...

Arts are feared by the powers that be: Sanjna Kapoor

New Delhi, March 21 | "The arts are wonderfully challenging and difficult to engage with or tackle, depending on your point of view. They...

(Morning release) I was concerned with preserving India’s strategic autonomy: Anil...

By Vishnu MakhijaniNew Delhi, March 19 | The landmark India-US nuclear deal of 2008 marked a tectonic shift in international politics but it took...

Dry Fasting can empower the body, nourish the soul

New Delhi, March 17 | In the olden days, people ate early because there was hardly any light after sunset. Their next meal...

Holi celebrated across West Bengal

Kolkata, March 10 | Holi, the festival of colours, was celebrated with mirth and gaiety across West Bengal on Tuesday as people participated in...

Exploring the Ganga, unravelling India’s links to capitalism, a peep into...

New Delhi, March 7 | How long can the Ganga river sustain the 500 million people along its banks; study how capitalism functioned in...

India, other emerging powers can fill space vacated by US (Book...

By Vishnu MakhijaniNew Delhi, Feb 27 | Emerging powers like India have the best chance in contemporary history to rise up as great...

When fleeing a homeland stirs one’s creative juices

New Delhi, Feb 25 | Vu Tran's father fought for the South Vietnamese Air Force with the Americans so he had to flee the...

‘India by the Nile’ fest next month in Egypt

Cairo, Feb 22 | The annual 'India by the Nile' festival in Egypt will be held this year from March 2-10, bringing with it...

Sanjay Khan set to launch new book ‘Assalamualaikum Watan’

Mumbai, Feb 19 | Actor-filmmaker Sanjay Khan is set to launch his second book titled "Assalamualaikum Watan", which will trace Muslims' role in shaping...

Meeras-e-Kashmir showcases essence of Kashmiri culture at DU

New Delhi, Feb 18 | To showcase the spirit, flavour and essence of the Kashmiri culture, the University of Delhi (DU) organised the...

10 META nominated plays to be staged in Delhi

New Delhi, Feb 18 | The 15th edition of the Mahindra Excellence in Theatre Awards (META) Festival, a week-long national theatre festival culminating...

47th Khajuraho Dance Festival to enthrall with classical dance

New Delhi, Feb 18 | From February 20 to 26, the spellbinding Khajuraho Temples will come alive with some of the most spectacular...

Of a battle that changed Indian history, a new kid on...

New Delhi, Feb 14 | Read about the Battle of Plassey on June 23, 1757 between the forces of the Nawab of Bengal, Siraj-ud-Daulah,...

Goa Open Arts festival and the art of fostering relationships

By Sukant DeepakNew Delhi, Feb 12 | With a view to build upon the community of creative people residing in Goa, the maiden...

Book on Sindhu’s stellar journey to hit stands next month

New Delhi, Feb 11 | "Shuttling to the Top: The Story of P.V. Sindhu", a book written by V. Krishnaswamy, which narrates the...

13th Film Festival on Art & Artists concludes

Bhubaneswar, Feb 10 | The 13th International Film Festival on Art and Artists organised by the JD Centre of Art, which witnessed multiple film...

Sathya Saran’s magnificent paean to Hariprasad Chaurasia

By Vishnu MakhijaniNew Delhi, Feb 10 | Imagine a gently gurgling brook. Now close your eyes and let the magic woven by...

Gandhi never accepted India’s division on religious lines: Pranab

New Delhi, Feb 9 | Mahatma Gandhi fought for the unity of India for every moment of his public life and never accepted...

‘Song of the Earth and the Sky’ at Sunder Nursery

New Delhi, Feb 9 | The Gujral Foundation, in association with Outset India, has commissioned a pleated pavilion titled "The Song of the Earth...

Manoj Das receives Mystic Kalinga Literary Award

Bhubaneswar, Feb 8 | Manoj Das, who was recently bestowed with Padma Bhushan for his outstanding contribution to English and Odia literature, on Saturday...

Telangana Governor, CM offer prayers to tribal deities

Hyderabad, Feb 7 | Telangana Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan, Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao and Himachal Pradesh Governor Bandaru Dattatreya paid obeisance to tribal deities...

‘Sculpt for Delhi III’ from February 10

New Delhi, Feb 6 | The Delhi Art Society will bring an art...

Italy wants to maintain ‘cultural presence’ in Middle East

Rome, Feb 5 (IANS/AKI) Italy's government is eager to keep a "cultural presence" alive in Syria and other war-wracked parts of the Middle East,...

Abridged version of Serendipity Arts Festival to be held in Delhi

By Sukant DeepakNew Delhi, Feb 3 | "We are very excited to do an abridged version of the Serendipity Arts Festival here in...

Namita Gokhale pens an ode to JLF

New Delhi, Feb 1 | Whether or not the Jaipur Literature Festival continues at its iconic Diggi Palace venue from next year -- in...

Canadian artist exhibits Bollywood-inspired art at India Art Fair 2020

New Delhi, Jan 31 | Inspired by the imagery of Indian movies of the 1960s, the paintings of Canada-born artist Marcel Dzama at the...

Sindhu, puppeteer among Padma awardees from Telugu states

Hyderabad, Jan 27 | Ace shuttler and Olympian P. V. Sindhu, an innovative farmer and a puppeteer were among five personalities from the Telugu...

Konark to be soon in iconic tourist sites list: Union Minister

Bhubaneswar, Jan 24 | Union Tourism Minister Prahlad Singh Patel on Friday said the Sun Temple at Odisha's Konark will soon be included in...

Rakhshanda Jalil conferred translator award at JLF

Jaipur, Jan 23 | Writer, translator and literary historian, Rakhshanda Jalil bagged the 5th Vani Foundation Distinguished Translator Award on the opening...

13th Jaipur Literature Festival inaugurated

Jaipur, Jan 23 | Bringing literature lovers face to face with some of the best-known names in writing in 15 Indian and 35 international...

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‘Long wait for return of migrant workers to Karnataka’

Bengaluru, June 6 | It has only been a month since migrant workers have been able to go back to their home states in...