This R-Day, app to hail India's musical diversity(14:57) Mumbai, Jan 24 (IANS) Music lovers are in for a treat this Republic Day as unique multi-artiste reimaginations of Indias national song and national anthem are set to feature in a music streaming app.
Of no regrets and living guilt-free(00:32) By Sukant Deepak Jaipur, Jan 24 (IANS) "For a working woman, the pressure is not just to balance home and work, but also ascertain a work-home-society balance. The book is under no circumstances self-help one. What it is supposed to do is kick you to get up," said writer and journalist Kaveree Bamzai, during the session Ã¯Â¿Â½No Regrets: The Guilt-Free Womans Guide to a Good Life, which is also the title of her anthology published by HarperCollins India. Sharing the stage with author Shobha De and actor and activist, Vani Tripathi Tikoo on the inaugural day of the Jaipur Literature Festival, the journalist stressed that a Ã¯Â¿Â½good life allowed one to be herself. "As women, we dont need to be told what is right. It is one when women learn not to be silenced."
Visva-Bharati planning to celebrate Basanta Utsav ahead of Holi(18:33) Bolpur (West Bengal), Jan 21 (IANS) Circumventing its age old tradition, the Visva-Bharati University is considering celebrating Basanta Utsav (Spring Festival) ahead of the March 9 "Dol" (Holi) fest and restrict the entry of visitors to the programme.
9-year-old to launch book at JLF this year(22:25) Jaipur, Jan 20 (IANS) The youngest author to launch his book this year at the Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF2020), scheduled on January 23-27 at Diggi Palace, here, is only 9-year-old and resident of the Rajasthan capital city.
Vocalist Pandit Jasraj to turn 90(13:46) By Siddhi Jain New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANSlife) Recipient of Indias second-highest civilian honour, the Padma Vibhushan, Indian classical vocalist Pandit Jasraj is a force to reckon with in the countrys music space. The artiste extradonaire even has a minor planet named after him in 2019. As the doyen stands on the cusp of turning 90 next week, he speaks of the student in him, which is the constant might that keeps him hungry to learn.
Smart Cities must turn smarter by doing things right(14:50) By Sumit Saxena New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) The conundrum of positioning a city either smart city or liveable city, contributes towards the larger question, could smart cities lead into smart urbanization.
Creating cancer hospitals, Harry Potter unites youth, an inspirational guide (IANS Books This Weekend)(17:53) By Vishnu Makhijani New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Read the inspiring story of an oncologist who chose his country over staying abroad in search of financial security to create India's largest chain of world-class cancer hospitals; then enjoy a roller coaster ride of four very different people whose lives are brought together by Harry Potter; and finally, learn how effective communication can be a game changer in your profession or business.
Artisans community dwindles in Rajasthan as exports slip(15:48) By Archana Sharma Jaipur, Jan 17 (IANS) The artisans of Rajasthan, who have made their mark the world over with their skilled hands, are slowly dwindling in number which is causing worry to manufacturers here in the handicraft industry.
Renowned Sikh historian Surjit Hans passes away(11:05) Chandigarh, Jan 17 (IANS) Eighty-nine-year-old renowned Sikh historian and writer Surjit Hans, who had translated all the works of William Shakespeare into Punjabi, died on Friday in a hospital, his family said.
V.K. Krishna Menon emerges larger than life in Jairam Ramesh's biography (Book Review)(08:36) By Vishnu Makhijani New Delhi, Jan 12 (IANS) It's very easy to judge V.K. Krishna with his long record of pluses and minuses; on what he accomplished he commands plaudits, on what he blotched up, he deserves strictures, writes former Union Minister Jairam Ramesh in his meticulously researched biography of the former Defence Minister, who emerges as a larger than life figure in spite of his greatest setback, the Chinese invasion of 1962.