Khandu inaugurates World War II Memorial Museum in Arunachal (23:32)
Nampong (Arunachal Pradesh), Jan 21 (IANS) Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Sunday inaugurated the World War II Memorial Museum here in the state's Changlang district bordering Myanmar.
The forgotten Cavalier poet and his tangled love for Lucasta (Column: Bookends) (12:24)
By Vikas Datta
An intrepid swordsman, inveterate royalist, handsome, and a ladies' man, this 17th-century English nobleman was a Cavalier, with a capital C, in all its colourful, historical meaning, instead of the current usage as an unflattering adjective. He also happened to be a delightful poet, largely forgotten now despite penning one of the most quoted lines of English poetry -- and the finest expositions of human spirit's resilience.
Bibliophile's paradise in Daryaganj closed for fourth Sunday in a row (11:38)
By Nivedita Singh
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) It was an unprecedented fourth Sunday in a row when Delhi's famous Daryaganj weekly book market was not allowed to function, causing huge losses to booksellers and robbing book lovers and students in Delhi of their low-cost one-stop solution spot.
'Transgenders have been marginalised in Kashmir' (11:06)
By Umer Rashid
Srinagar, Jan 21 (IANS) A recent book looks at the suffering of Kashmir's transgender community by studying the lives of 24 "hijras", with the author contending that very few people are interested in knowing about them, resulting in the sordid conditions in which they live.
Raja accuses Vinod Rai of his 'political murder', wants him prosecuted (21:54)
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Calling former Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) Vinod Rai a "murderer", former Union Telecom Minister A. Raja on Saturday said Rai should be prosecuted for "cheating".
Artistic freedom cannot distort heritage: Mewar ex-royal on SC's 'Padmaavat' order (18:00)
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Mahendra Singh Mewar, the 76th descendant of the Mewar dynasty and a former Lok Sabha member, has criticised the Supreme Court order allowing country-wide release of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's "Padmaavat", saying artistic freedom is "anti-national" if it plays with history and nation's heritage.
Beyond the Hindutva debate, Shashi Tharoor's new book a self-discovery of a 'believing Hindu' (17:20)
By Saket Suman
Book: Why I Am A Hindu; Author: Shashi Tharoor; Publisher: Aleph Book Company; Pages: 302; Price: Rs 699
Tom Petty died of accidental drug overdose (14:44)
Los Angeles, Jan 20 (IANS) Musician Tom Petty, a songwriter who melded California rock with a deep, stubborn Southern heritage, died of an accidental overdose after taking various painkillers, according to a statement issued by his family.
Jaipur is perfect for the world's most egalitarian book festival: William Dalrymple (Special to IANS) (12:00)
ATTN EDITORS: This article, by William Dalrymple, is the second of two exclusively written for IANS ahead of the Jaipur Literature Festival. Editor IANS
Spotlight on traditional fashion, food, music at Assam fest (02:44)
By Natalia Ningthoujam
Guwahati, Jan 20 (IANS) From artistes like veteran singer Arun Das performing in Assamese to food stalls serving local cuisine, and models sashaying down the ramp in their traditional wear -- Mekhela chador, the opening day of Rongali Festival was all about celebration of Assam's culture.
Kolkata book fair dedicates largest pavilion to France (20:20)
Kolkata, Jan 19 (IANS) The 42nd edition of International Kolkata Book Fair is dedicating its "largest-ever" theme pavilion of 14,000 sq.ft. to France, that is also the focal theme of the event rated as the world's most attended book fair, the organisers said on Friday.
Google Arts and Culture app brings 'selfie feature' to India (18:00)
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Google Arts & Culture app on Friday introduced a new feature in India that lets users take a selfie, upload it and the feature will match it with a work of classical art from one of the several art museums globally.
ISKCON head's new book 'The Journey Within' launched (16:08)
Mumbai, Jan 19 (IANS) 'The Journey Within', penned by ISKCON spiritual head Radhanath Swami Maharaj as a sequel to his earlier New York Times bestseller 'The Journey Home', was released here in the presence of a galaxy of personalities.
The Mumbai Fest to commence on January 26 (16:02)
Mumbai, Jan 19 (IANS) The Mumbai Fest, which will offer an array of activities including music, dance, art, food and acting masterclasses, will commence on January 26 here.
Many languages, one literature (Exclusive to IANS) (12:02)
ATTN EDITORS: This article, by Namita Gokhale, is the first of two exclusively written for IANS ahead of the Jaipur Literature Festival. The second article, by William Dalrymple, will move on Saturday. Editor IANS
Of longing, friendships, Buddha and desire (IANS Books This Weekend) (11:38)
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Read a compelling translation of a masterpiece by Rabindranath Tagore, delve into the friendship of three flatmates in London, enjoy the thrills that an obsessed seductress unleashes on a perfect couple, and finally take a look at the world of godmen, spiritual seekers, and the men and women whose lives are ruled by the sex market and its overlords.
Contemporary uncanny: Modern-day mysteries that defy solution (Book Review) (11:16)
By Vikas Datta
Title: The Mysterium: Unexplained and Extraordinary Stories for a Post-Nessie Generation; Author: David Bramwell & Jo Keeling; Publisher: Brewers/Hachette India; Pages: 256; Price: Rs 699
Ushering social reforms through education: An Irish nun's experiments in India (11:14)
By Somrita Ghosh
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) She believes that education, not charity, is the only way to bring a change in India's existing educational and social system. And to turn this thinking into reality, she battled the inequality in the classroom through pioneering school reforms.
Karan Johar denies rumours of roping Manushi Chillar for 'SOTY 2' (23:50)
Mumbai, Jan 18 (IANS) Filmmaker Karan Johar on Thursday dismissed rumours that he had roped in Miss World Manushi Chillar as a second heroine for his film "Student Of The Year 2".
Ramayana fest in Delhi to enhance India-Asean ties (22:02)
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Indian epic saga Ramayana, which is also a popular theme for theatre presentation in Asean countries, has now been conceptualised into a festival which will help further enhance India-Asean ties.
Cartoonist Chandi Lahiri passes away (21:40)
Kolkata, Jan 18 (IANS) Eminent cartoonist Chandi Lahiri passed away at a government hospital here on Thursday following respiratory complications, a family member said. He was 86.
Rongali Festival to showcase Assam's cultural mosaic (Curtainraiser) (14:34)
By Natalia Ningthoujam
Guwahati, Jan 18 (IANS) Aiming to celebrate the vivid colours of Assam, the fourth edition of Rongali Festival will begin here on Friday. The three-day fest will showcase the culture of communities of the northeastern state and also give a platform to 75 musicians, housewives who will exhibit their culinary skills, designers, cyclists and more.
Vinod Rai compromised CAG's sanctity, had ulterior motives: Former minister A. Raja (11:28)
By Sarwar Kashani
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Former Telecom Minister A. Raja, acquitted in the so-called 2G scam case, contends that the sanctity of the Comptroller and Auditor General's (CAG) office was "severely compromised" by Vinod Rai who clearly had "ulterior motives" in over-reaching the bounds of his constitutional function while auditing accounts relating to the 2G spectrum allocation in 2010.
Delhi Metro begins art job at Moti Bagh station (19:14)
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Delhi Metro has begun beautification work at the Moti Bagh Metro Station on the upcoming Pink Line (Shiv Vihar-Majlis Park) with traditional Indian mesh-work and artworks on the station facade, it said on Wednesday.
Abu Dhabi Festival 2018 announces visual arts programme (18:10)
Abu Dhabi, Jan 17 (IANS/WAM) Abu Dhabi Festival 2018 will present a diverse visual arts programme throughout February and March, with over 100 artworks by more than 70 artists, including 20 Emirati artists.