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JLF enters its 12th edition amid festive fervour, security beefed up (Second Lead) (13:00)IANS Photo Service
Jaipur, Jan 24 (IANS) The Jaipur Literature Festival entered its 12th edition with its characteristic fervour, with the loud beating of drums and rhythms of traditional Rajasthani musical instruments reverberating in the premises of Diggi Palace here on Thursday while the Rajasthan Police beefed up security to avoid any untoward incident.

Enjoy science & maths just as music & arts: Nobel Laureate Venki Ramakrishnan (12:10)
By Saket Suman
Jaipur, Jan 24 (IANS) Science and mathematics are as much a triumph of human achievement and part of our culture as history, literature, art and music, and therefore all of us should enjoy them, Nobel Laureate Venki Ramakrishnan said here on Thursday.

Celebrations begin at Diggi Palace as JLF kicks-off (Lead) (11:58)IANS Photo Service
Jaipur, Jan 24 (IANS) Loud beating of drums and rhythms of traditional Rajasthani musical instruments reverberated in the premises of Diggi Palace here on Thursday, marking the inauguration of the 12th edition of the Jaipur Literature Festival.

Maharashtra student-professors conclude 2,600-km cycling odyssey to Bhutan (11:00)
By Quaid NajmiIANS Photo Service
Aurangabad (Maharashtra), Jan 24 (IANS) Peddling on the theme of 'Cycling For Health' and 'Pollution-free Asia', a unique team of students-professors from the Deogiri Institute of Engineering & Management Studies (DIEMS) here furiously rode over 2,500-kms to complete a month-long Maharashtra-Bhutan cycling odyssey.

My childhood is there in all my books: Markus Zusak (10:36)
Kolkata, Jan 24 (IANS) Famed Australian author Markus Zusak says his childhood stories always crop up in his writings.

Celebrations begin at Diggi Palace for JLF inauguration (10:04)IANS Photo Service
Jaipur, Jan 24 (IANS) Loud beating of drums and rhythms of traditional Rajasthani musical instruments reverberated in the premises of Diggi Palace here on Thursday, marking the inauguration of the 12th edition of the Jaipur Literature Festival.

There are more writers in India now than ever before: Bond (23:22)
Kolkata, Jan 23 (IANS) Celebrated author Ruskin Bond on Wednesday said there are more writers in the country now than ever before and also hailed the reading culture among the youth of today.

Indigo-based artworks to be exhibited as curtain raiser to Arvind-Indigo Museum (20:54)
Ahmedabad, Jan 23 (IANS) As a curtain raiser to the forthcoming launch of the Arvind-Indigo Museum, 'Alchemy' will feature weaves, furniture, paintings, sculptures and installations from artists, and artists who explored the powerful effect of Indigo -- a historically important dye.

Teji Grover bags distinguished translator award (19:20)IANS Photo Service
Jaipur, Jan 23 (IANS) Noted poet, essayist, painter and translator Teji Grover was awarded the Vani Foundation Distinguished Translator Award on Wednesday.

President confers Pravasi Bharatiya Samman awards (18:48)IANS Photo Service
Varanasi, Jan 23 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind conferred the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman awards on 28 eminent personalities and two organisations of the Indian diaspora for their contributions and achievements in various fields, here on Wednesday.

Panel explores different modes of storytelling (18:40)
Jaipur, Jan 23 (IANS) Different modes of storytelling, other than a novel, that writers employ to express themselves, and how and why they do so were explored in a panel discussion on Wednesday at Jaipur BookMark, the South Asian publishing conclave that runs parallel to Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF).

500 speakers from over 30 countries set to participate in JLF 2019 amid tight security (Curtain Raiser) (17:58)
By Saket SumanIANS Photo Service
Jaipur, Jan 23 (IANS) Described as "the greatest literary show on earth", the much-anticipated 2019 edition of the Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF), starting Thursday, will see participation of over 500 speakers across 15 Indian and 12 international languages, representing over 30 nationalities and awards ranging from the Nobel, the Man Booker, the Pulitzer and the Sahitya Akademi.

Republic Day Parade a national window to India's multifarious folk dances (IANS Special) (17:58)
By Siddhi JainIANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) India's multifarious folk dances, including those from Tamil Nadu, Arunachal Pradesh and Maharashtra, are all set to enthrall the audience on Republic Day here on Saturday, as their performers make their way from regional community spaces to a national cultural platform like no other.

Nominations begin for Chameli Devi award for women journalists (17:28)
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) Nominations for the 2018 Chameli Devi Jain Award for outstanding women mediapersons in India have started, The Media Foundation, which confers the award, said in a statement.

There was mutual frankness between Bengal and Mahatma: Gopalkrishna Gandhi (Lead) (16:28)IANS Photo Service
Kolkata, Jan 23 (IANS) Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi saw Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose as a person of extraordinary energy and fervour and one who was not to be trifled with, former West Bengal Governor and Gandhi's grandson Gopalkrishna Gandhi said.

History, mythology to be in focus at JLF 2019 (15:52)IANS Photo Service
Jaipur, Jan 23 (IANS) Conversations ranging from ancient civilisations to wars that changed the course of history and intriguing narratives by mystics and from mythologies will be in focus at the 2019 edition of the Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF), the organisers said.

Tupac Shakur's erotic drawing brings in over $20,000 at auction (15:52)
Los Angeles, Jan 23 (IANS) An erotic drawing by late rapper Tupac Shakur has sold for more than $21,000 at an auction.

Design expo showing works of 20 young artistes to open in Delhi (15:52)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) A design exhibition -- opening on Wednesday at the Alliance Francaise here -- promises a reading of the emerging trends across Indias design-based creative communities "through the prism of young designers".

Jaipur BookMark kicks off in Pink City ahead of JLF (Lead) (15:00)IANS Photo Service
Jaipur, Jan 23 (IANS) Jaipur BookMark, the South Asian publishing conclave that runs parallel to Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF), kicked off on Wednesday amid celebrations marked by beating of drums and rhythms of traditional instruments at the Diggi Palace here.

Free speech under threat in India, apathy on state's part: Frankfurt Book Fair CEO (15:00)
By Saket SumanIANS Photo Service
Jaipur, Jan 23 (IANS) Free speech is facing a threat in India sprouting from "religious motivations, political biases and social judgments" and this reflects "apathy" on the part of the state, Juergen Boos, the President and CEO of the Frankfurt Book Fair, observed on Wednesday.

Books on science should be humane: Nobel Laureate Venkatraman Ramakrishnan (14:32)IANS Photo Service
Kolkata, Jan 23 (IANS) Nobel Laureate Venkatraman Ramakrishnan said books on science should deal with human aspects of the scientists for better communication rather than the highly sanitised versions that are usually seen in science writings.

Jaipur BookMark kicks off in Pink City ahead of JLF (11:18)IANS Photo Service
Jaipur, Jan 23 (IANS) Jaipur BookMark, the South Asian publishing conclave that runs parallel to Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF), kicked off on Wednesday amid celebrations marked by beating of drums and rhythms of traditional instruments at Diggi Palace here.

PM inaugurates Netaji Subhas museum at Red Fort (11:06)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) Ahead of Republic Day celebrations, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday inaugurated three new museums inside the Red Fort compound commemorating the nation's freedom struggle, including one on Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose and his Indian National Army (INA).

With Gandhi on focus, R-Day Parade 2019 to feature 22 tableaux (20:36)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Themed around 150 years of the 'father of the nation' Mahatma Gandhi, 22 larger-than-life tableaux will descend on the Rajpath on Saturday for the 70th Republic Day Parade, each opening a new window to the iconic figure's life.

Rakhshanda Jalil translates Kaifi Azmi's most exquisite poems (19:46)
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Kaifi Azmi's literary legacy remains a bright star in the firmament of Urdu poetry and Rakhshanda Jalil's upcoming "Kaifiyat" is billed as a stunning new translation of his most exquisite poems, also containing insightful trivia about his life and legacy.

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