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Mastering the art of letting go for achieving spiritual awareness
New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) Contemporary and internationally respected spiritual teacher Nithya Shanti unveils the art of letting go and returning to a 'zero state', a state of mind that has only intentions and no desires, in "Call Your Own Bluff: An Incredible Journey to Your True Freedom" (Penguin) as he guides you on the road to spiritual awareness -- all the more necessary in these pandemic times.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
I don't think about who is at top and who isn't: Subodh Gupta
New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) From brass utensils to stainless steel tiffins. From cow dung to buckets -- in the world of one of India's best known contemporary artists, Subodh Gupta, the universal derives from the personal even as the past and future emerges as a time of both hope and conflict.
2021-04-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Folk artistes protest across TN over curbs on temple festivals
Chennai, April 13 (IANS) Folk artistes across Tamil Nadu continued their protest for the second day on Tuesday over restrictions on temple festivals amid the surge in the number of Covid-19 cases in the southern state. Their main demand is that the festivals must be allowed with a cap on the number of people participating in them.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
'Believe' is the mantra that guided Suresh Raina to the top
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) Sachin Tendulkar gave him a mantra that he took to heart, getting it etched on his arm as a tattoo.
2021-04-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Identifying great opportunities and leveraging them when they arrive
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) Are you waiting for that once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to change your life, change your business or change the world? How will you know when it comes? How will you be sure you're ready?
2021-04-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
'The Gopichand Factor' flatters to deceive (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) Hero or hurdle? That's the question one is left wondering after reading "The Gopichand Factor" (Westland) given author Abhijeet Kulkarni's praising sky high only the second Indian to win the All-England badminton title but also grudgingly admitting how he has been an impediment to the game while being the Chief National Coach for the past 14 years while simultaneously running his private training academy -- leading to repeated charges of a huge conflict of interest.
2021-04-10
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
'Once, there was a seed' to germinate at Vadehra
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) The Vadehra Art Gallery in the national capital is organising a solo exhibition by artist Sachin George Sebastian, who brings new drawings and cut-out sculptures cast in metal and paper in his latest body of work titled 'Once, there was a seed'.
2021-04-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Legendary musician Dave Grohl's saga to come alive in 'The Storyteller'
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) Dave Grohl has been one of the most beloved and respected figures on the international music scene since his recorded debut with the alternative rock band Nirvana on 1991s generation-defining "Nevermind".
2021-04-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Two trend-setting books set to clear the air on Indian data
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) Two new books by Chennai-based data journalist Rukmini S, "Whole Numbers and Half-Truths: What Data Tells Us About Modern India" and "India in 100 Charts", to be published by Westland, are set to release in quick succession
2021-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Two trend-setting books set to clear the air on Indian data
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) Two new books by Chennai-based data journalist Rukmini S, "Whole Numbers and Half-Truths: What Data Tells Us About Modern India" and "India in 100 Charts", to be published by Westland, are set to release in quick succession
2021-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Two trend-setting books set to clear the air on Indian data
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) Two new books by Chennai-based data journalist Rukmini S, "Whole Numbers and Half-Truths: What Data Tells Us About Modern India" and "India in 100 Charts", to be published by Westland, are set to release in quick succession
2021-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Devdutt Pattanaik retells iconic stories of Abrahamic lore in new book
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) India's favourite mythologist, Devdutt Pattanaik will introduce readers to the fascinating mythology of angels, demons, prophets and kings of the Abrahamic religions: Judaism, Christianity and Islam, in his new book, "Eden: An Indian Retelling of Jewish, Christian and Islamic lore" (Viking).
2021-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Centre's new initiative to promote tribal craft, culture
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) As tribes are among the disadvantaged sections of the society, a quiz has been started by the Centre at promoting and preserving their craft, culture and lifestyle to improve their income. Tribes constitute over 8 per cent of our population.
2021-04-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Taking a photograph is a starting point now, not final product: Rema Chaudhary
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) She believes that we take more photographs now as we can, and what we believe to be acceptable content is changing -- therefore a need to adapt. Also in our over-communicated world, people are constantly trying to imitate each other. "But it's important to understand that you can never do what someone else does and someone else cannot do what you do as long as you are honest in your work. Coming to this realisation is very liberating," photographer Rema Chaudhary tells IANS.
2021-04-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
RSS chief Bhagwat to launch Sanskar Bharti art and culture campus
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) On April 2, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) Chief Mohan Bhagwat will inaugurate the Sanskar Bharati Kala Sankul (campus) to be located at 33, Deendayal Upadhyay Marg.
2021-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Assaulted by humans & nature, Taj needs better care
Agra, March 31 (IANS) The 17th century monument of love, the iconic Taj Mahal in Agra, is feeling the heat of abruptly rising temperature, sand blasting by seasonal dust storms and human apathy.
2021-03-31
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife,Art/Culture/Books
Of the power of books and the bonds of friendship
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) The obsession with World War II continues -- and from all indications, is not likely to die down anytime soon.
2021-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
'Jharokha': India's rich architectural heritage captured on canvas
New Delhi, March 31: Bringing to the fore, that too effectively, the deep connect between art and architecture, is the ongoing solo exhibition of Smita Jain, "Jharokha". Her 21 works ? all acrylic on canvas -- are on view at Uchaan Art Gallery in Gurugrams Souk Mall till April 1.
2021-03-31
Category: International, Iraq,National,Art/Culture/Books
Biography of last Travancore ruler silent on his Dewan's machinations (IANS Interview)
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.
2021-03-31
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
'Parrikar ensured transparent, simpler defence acquisition procedures' (Book Review)
New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) Manohar Parrikar transformed the Ministry of Defence (MoD) from a "slumberous, mammoth and slow-moving organisation, happy to trudge along, least bothered about time-bound outcomes" and "personally led changes that have resulted in transparent and simpler" acquisition procedures" and implemented "three big decisions", says a new book on his 28-month tenure in the South Block by his "very close" friend Nitin Gokhale and commissioned by the Goa government that he also headed for four terms as Chief Minister over an eight-year period.
2021-03-30
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Patrolling increased to ensure visibility during festivals: Delhi Police
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) The Delhi Traffic Police have said they have made elaborate arrangements to ensure the safety of motorists on the roads and also to check the incidents of drunk and driving, over-speeding, reckless driving, etc.
2021-03-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
KalaGhar empowering Odisha women, reviving handicraft
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) Starting its journey from a small village in Odisha's Balasore district with six artisans five years ago, KalaGhar is not only creating employment opportunities for rural women artisans, but also reviving handicrafts in Odisha.
2021-03-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
All roads lead north are less travelled (Book Review)
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) Amish Raj Mulmis unbelievable jubilation of 'Nepals turn to China and his painstaking efforts in proving the flawed argument how 'all roads lead north -- sweeps over the possibility of a genuine and unbiased account coming from him on Chinas misadventures in the South Asian region, their historical progression and Nepals continuing vulnerability.
2021-03-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
'Think out of the box, no set formula for success' (Book Review)
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) When he was 11, family members and friends thought he would become a monk. When he was 18, people thought he would run away from IIT-Bombay because he didnt know English. At 25, given his lifestyle and habits, most of his friends thought he would not reach 50.
2021-03-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,Art/Culture/Books
India's Bagai family asks Pak PM to stop dismantling its palace in KP
Dera Ismail Khan (Pakistan), March 26 (IANS) The Bagai family in India has urged Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan to refrain from dismantling its historic ancestral palace located in the Dera Ismail Khan city in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province.
2021-03-26
Category: International, Pakistan,Diplomacy,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Journalist, writer, film critic, engineer: Anil Dharker wore many hats during illustrious career (Obituary)
Mumbai, March 26 (IANS) With his wavy, silvery mane and erudite wit, Anil Dharker, who passed away late Thursday night, was an essential fixture at literary events in the city, was a promoter of New Cinema, a film critic of note, and as a journalist, was the editor of some of Indias best known publications.
2021-03-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Media,Art/Culture/Books
Noted journalist, writer Anil Dharker passes away
Mumbai, March 26 (IANS) Well known journalist and writer, Anil Dharker, the Founder Director of the Mumbai International Literature Festival, has passed away, family sources said.
2021-03-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine,Media,Art/Culture/Books
Gujarat spends Rs 15 cr on Rannotsav festival
Gandhinagar, March 26 (IANS) The Gujarat government has spent around Rs 15 crore on Rannotsav festival to earn Rs 11.8 crore in the two years -- 2019 and 2020.
2021-03-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Melody queen Asha Bhosle conferred with Maharashtra Bhushan award (Ld)
Mumbai, March 25 (IANS) Veteran singer Asha Bhosle has been selected for the prestigious 'Maharashtra Bhushan-2020' honour, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray said here on Thursday.
2021-03-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Art/Culture/Books
Veteran Kolkata journalist releases 1971 Photo Book ahead of PM's Dhaka visit
Kolkata, March 25 (IANS) A book with more than 150 rare photographs of the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War was launched at the Kolkata Press Club ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's two-day visit to Bangladesh.
2021-03-25
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights,Art/Culture/Books
Anahad releases 'Colours of Braj' on Holi
Lucknow, March 23 (IANS) To mark the festival of Holi, the Anahad foundation is releasing a ten-track album, "Colours of Braj" which revolves around the cultural hub of Uttar Pradesh, the Braj region.
2021-03-23
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society,Art/Culture/Books
Once scorned, AI now buzzword for humanity
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) With deep and exclusive reporting, across hundreds of interviews, New York Times Silicon Valley journalist Cade Metz relates the modern history of artificial intelligence (AI) in "The Genius Makers: The Mavericks Who Brought A.I. to Google, Facebook, and the World" (Penguin).
2021-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Art/Culture/Books
META 2021 to be held virtually from March 26 to May 1
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) The 16th edition of the Mahindra Excellence in Theatre Awards (META) and Festival 2021 will be held virtually from March 26 to May 1 in view of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-03-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
'Sometimes, stories lie dormant in mind for years' (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) An idea, an experience or even a fleeting moment can become a story. But the story does not get written immediately after you think of it. Sometimes the story ideas live dormant in the mind for years and then one day become stories, says the multifaceted Dr C.S. Lakshmi.
2021-03-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Gandhi had DNA reverence for sages-saints from childhood: Grandson at KLF
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) Kalinga Literary Festival's virtual platform KLF Bhava Samvad hosted writer, diplomat, academic and Mahatma's grandson Gopalkrishna Gandhi who joined in a conversation with poet and literary critic Arundhathi Subramaniam on the book 'Restless As Mercury: My Life As A Young Man Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi'.
2021-03-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion,Art/Culture/Books
Gandhi had DNA reverence for sages-saints from childhood: Grandson at KLF
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) Kalinga Literary Festival's virtual platform KLF Bhava Samvad hosted writer, diplomat, academic and Mahatma's grandson Gopalkrishna Gandhi who joined in a conversation with poet and literary critic Arundhathi Subramaniam on the book 'Restless As Mercury: My Life As A Young Man Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi'.
2021-03-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Religion,Art/Culture/Books
Art installation 'Murmurations' put up in Chandigarh
Chandigarh, March 20 (IANS) A unique art installation titled 'Murmurations', featuring 300 clay pot birds, was inaugurated by Chandigarh Advisor Manoj Parida at the city's prominent landmark close to the Rose Garden on Saturday.
2021-03-20
Category: India, Punjab,National,Art/Culture/Books
7 mantras to cope with volatile-complex digital world (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) The VUCA -- Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, Ambiguous -- world we live in has become an all-pervasive mega-trend, dramatically changing the lives of individuals, business models of enterprises, and the Indian economy.
2021-03-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Art/Culture/Books
Penguin to publish Booker Prize finalist Sunjeev Sahota's multigenerational saga
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) "China Room" by 2015 Booker Prize nominee Sunjeev Sahota, a riveting novel about two characters separated by more than half a century but united by blood inspired in part by the authors own family history, is to be simultaneously published by Penguin Random House India and Penguin Random House in the UK and in North America.
2021-03-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Exploring the world of publishing from behind the scenes
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) The Indian publishing industry is thriving with a wave of new publishers, international contracts, and authors but the average Indian reader and first-time author knows very little about the intricacies of the publishing process.
2021-03-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Exploring the world of publishing from behind the scenes
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) The Indian publishing industry is thriving with a wave of new publishers, international contracts, and authors but the average Indian reader and first-time author knows very little about the intricacies of the publishing process.
2021-03-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
US Air Force Band of Pacific collaborates with Indian Ghatam player
Bengaluru, March 17 (IANS) Acclaimed Indian percussion artist Giridhar Udupa, who plays the ghatam and the Hawaii-based United States Air Force Band of the Pacific, have jointly released a music video.
2021-03-17
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Defence/Security,Human Interest/Society,Art/Culture/Books
Parrikar was like Abhimanyu trapped in a political battlefield: Biographer
Panaji, March 17 (IANS) Former Chief Minister late Manohar Parrikar was like an Abhimanyu trapped in the battlefield of politics, according to the former Defence Minister's biographer Mangala Khadilkar, whose book 'Ek Manohar Katha' in Marathi was unveiled in Panaji in the presence of top BJP leaders on the occasion of the departed politician's second death anniversary.
2021-03-17
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
AMU lecture: Gandhi was for individual freedom, says Rajmohan
Aligarh (Uttar Pradesh), March 17 (IANS) Rajmohan Gandhi, the grandson of the 'Father of the Nation' Mahatma Gandhi, delivered an online lecture on "Does the Arc of History bend towards Justice? Some Reflections", organised by the Sir Syed Academy, Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) under the varsity's centenary celebrations lecture series.
2021-03-17
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Art/Culture/Books
Kannagi Nagar: First 'Art District' of Chennai to get facelift
Chennai, March 17 (IANS) Kannagi Nagar, famous for being the "First art district" of Chennai, is now getting a facelift with the Greater Chennai Corporation and its Resident Commissioner (South), Dr Alby John Varghese, making efforts to have four to five facades painted by local artists.
2021-03-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Art/Culture/Books
Presenting Ganesha in an entirely new light
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) For the lovers of the "Lord of the Rings" and the "Bartimaeus Trilogy", here's an exciting new voice who packs fantastic, action packed quests and brilliant world building into an emotional roller coaster of a book. Rohit Gaur's "Ganesha's Temple" (Penguin Random House India) presents Ganesha in an entirely new light, while subtly conveying themes of truth, good vs evil, faith and duty in this great fantasy for middle graders.
2021-03-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Mumbai's grand, iconic, British-era GPO springs alive in e-book
Mumbai, March 17 (IANS) Like many of the magnificent British-era buildings, the iconic General Post Office of Mumbai is a riot of turrets, big and small spires, minarets, big and small windows which allow light and air inside, topped off by a majestic dome looking at the early-summer clear blue skies.
2021-03-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Art/Culture/Books
Picture books that introduce children to Parsis, Anglo-Indians
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) Here are two gorgeously illustrated picture books on the culture and lives of lesser-known communities in India, starting with the first two books in the Have You Met series (Penguin Random House India), for younger kids to know the culture and customs, the heritage and food habits, and the festivals of these communities.
2021-03-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Tisca Chopra unveils cover of new book
Mumbai, March 14 (IANS) Bollywood actress and author, Tisca Chopra, unveiled the cover of her second book "What's up with me" on Sunday.
2021-03-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Art/Culture/Books
Indian-origin crypto investor buys $69.3 mn artwork
New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) Singapore-based Indian Cryptocurrency investor Metakovan has bought an artwork by digital artist Beeple for $69.3 million.
2021-03-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books