Facebook has removed my poem: Srijato (23:58)
Kolkata, March 25 (IANS) Poet Srijato Bandyopadhyay claimed on Saturday that Facebook had deleted his controversial poem he had posted on his wall.

Working to improve nightlife in Delhi: Minister (18:04) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, March 25 (IANS) In what may turn out to be a good news for the capital's dwellers, Minister of Culture and Tourism Kapil Mishra has said he believes in improving the city's nightlife and that attempts are underway in this direction.

Intense discussion on culture and nationalism at conclave (18:02)
New Delhi, March 25 (IANS) The relationship between culture and nationalism as well as the impact of both of these on each other remained the high-point at a culture conclave here on Saturday.

Give Yogi a chance, say panelists at Culture conclave (17:36) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, March 25 (IANS) It was an awkward moment of sorts when the panelists at a culture conclave were suddenly asked to share their perspectives on newly-appointed Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Aditya Nath Yogi.

Where art is a learning, therapy and creative hub (With Images) (13:04)
By Saket Suman
New Delhi, March 25 (IANS) A magnificently elegant interior dotted with all things artistic -- surreal paintings, graffiti and moving quotations etched on its walls -- houses, to the wonder of many, young and enthusiastic children happily learning tidbits of art. And from whom? No, not amateur teachers but top professional artists.

Marketing is all about storytelling: Indo-British author Vish Dhamija (With Images) (11:34)
By Vishnu Makhijani
New Delhi, March 25 (IANS) Marketing is all about storytelling, says London-based writer of Indian origin Vish Dhamija, who once aspired to be a doctor and then a lawyer and who today successfully combines the career of a digital marketer with that of a bestselling author, having churned out five works of crime fiction, with another on the way later this year.

We're a great team: Twinkle on marriage with Akshay (23:48)
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) At a time when marriages and relationships are becoming increasingly volatile, "Mrs Funnybones" writer Twinkle Khanna says she is happy being part of a "great team" with husband and Bollywood star Akshay Kumar.

Jahan-e-Khusrau sets right note for capital's Sufi music lovers (23:28)
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) Jahan-e-Khusrau, the famous World Sufi Music Festival founded by filmmaker Muzaffar Ali and held under the aegis of Rumi Foundation, on Friday returned to the capital after a three year hiatus. The comeback editon not only mesmerised music lovers but also brought alive the finest voices of Sufism.

A musical show to celebrate diversity of Gharanas (20:10)
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) Hindustani classical music has a rich tradition of Gharanas that are also called styles. An upcoming show here is all set to celebrate the diversity of these Gharanas with the performances of experts.

Japanese Ikebana show in the capital on Sunday (20:08)
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) Ikebana is the Japanese art of flower arrangement, which is also known as Kado or the "Way of flowers". An exhibition on Sunday is all set to bring across the exquisite art to the capital's denizens.

Poetry is my statement to life: Gulzar (19:38) IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, March 24 (IANS) Noted poet and Bollywood lyricist Gulzar says writing lyrics is his profession, but writing poetry is his statement to life.

Land of Buddha, Mahavira inspires me: President (18:36) IANS Photo Service
Patna, March 24 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday said Bihar -- the land of Buddha and Mahavira -- inspires him whenever he visits the state.

Transgender women pose as 'mainstream models' in photo exhibition (18:34)
Kolkata, March 24 (IANS) Capturing their beauty and poise, a recent photography exhibition here featured transgender women as mainstream models as a tribute to the "female souls" who have overcome stigma and discrimination to give wings to their desires.

Pakistan probes 'theft' of priceless art pieces from PNCA (17:26)
Islamabad, March 24 (IANS) The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Friday initiated an inquiry into the disappearance and theft of priceless artwork and preciouspaintings from the Pakistan National Council of Arts (PNCA) here.

Sharrock in talks to direct 'The One and Only Ivan' (16:36)
Los Angeles, March 24 (IANS) Director Thea Sharrock is in talks to direct "The One and Only Ivan", Disney's adaptation of the Newbery Medal-winning book written by Katherine Applegate and illustrated by Patricia Castelao.

Famous Indian artists to exhibit works in the capital (With Images) (16:36)
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) Famous Indian artists like Samir Aich, Amrut Patel and Anjan Chakraborty, irrespective of their work experience, are already recognised and have received national acclaim in some form or the other.

Kalam's lessons, weight loss tips and a flight attendant's life (IANS Books This Weekend) (12:46) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) Take lessons from former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam to ensure that a better life becomes possible for everyone, know about a liberating new way to tame hunger and lose weight, get an uncensored insight into a flight attendant's colourful life, and flick through an interesting tale about a bright red Bench that creates confusion, stupidity, and even the desire to commit a crime.

Not just 'Adarsh Bhartiya Nari', Sita was a warrior: Amish Tripathi (With Images) (11:06) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) He is the author of the fastest-selling book series in Indian publishing history -- "The Shiva Trilogy" -- and his last book, "Scion of Ikshvaku", was the biggest literary blockbuster of 2015, all of which have together sold over 3.5 million copies.

Hurdles notwithstanding, Akshaya Patra feeds 1.6 million schoolkids daily (Book Review) (With Images) (10:32)
By Vishnu Makhijani
Book: Gods Own Kitchen; Auhtor: Rashmi Bansal; Publisher: Westland; Pages: 263; Price: Rs 350

'Saffron party' threatening Bengali poet Srijato: Mamata (21:30) IANS Photo Service
Kolkata, March 23 (IANS) In a veiled attack on the BJP, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said a certain party "engaged in saffronisation" is threatening Bengali poet Srijato Bandyopadhyay who is courting controversy over a poem that allegedly hurt Hindu religious sentiments.

'Amarinder emerged as a model for a dispassionate biography' (11:18)
By Jaideep Sarin IANS Photo Service
Chandigarh, March 23 (IANS) Unlike a politician or a royal, both of which he is, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh does not hold back on sharing information about himself. This is reflected in his just-released authorised biography.

India's UN connect: A treasured tome (10:36)
By Vishnu Makhijani
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) This one surely is for posterity, perhaps the first exhaustive and definitive work on the India-UN connect over the past seven decades, presented in 70 theme-based chapters spread over three sections.

'Living Walls - Street art with Mohamed Abla, Yogesh Saini (21:34)
Cairo, March 22 (IANS) "Living Walls - Street Art", a celebration of music, dance, theatre, visual arts, food and wellbeing is currently underway here as part of the ongoing "India by the Nile 2017" exposition.

Culture shapes how we see the world: Vice President (19:56) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) Vice President Hamid Ansari on Wednesday said culture can be an important element in dealing with the issues confronting humanity and can change the attitudes needed to ensure peace and sustainable development.

Rajshri Deshpande eager to enter world of 'Manto' (18:28) IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, March 22 (IANS) Actress Rajshri Deshpande, who has been roped in to essay the role of writer Ismat Chughtai in upcoming movie "Manto", says she always wanted to be a part of the "beautiful world" that actress-filmmaker Nandita Das creates with her work.

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