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Shahryar - the person and the poetry (Book Review) (11:10)
By Mohammed Shafeeq
Book: Shahryar: A Life in Poetry; Author: Rakhshanda Jalil; Publisher: HarperCollins; Price: Rs 599; Pages: 226

Australian PM proposes national holiday to celebrate indigenous history (09:14) IANS Photo Service
Canberra, Sep 25 (IANS) Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Tuesday proposed establishing a national day to celebrate the country's indigenous history.

Goa event to celebrate Indo-Portuguese cultural fusion (20:28)
Panaji, Sep 24 (IANS) Goa will celebrate its tryst with its former coloniser, Portugal, with an extravaganza involving wine, food, music, photography and films over a several month-long extravaganza, which kicks off later this month as part of the 10th edition of the "Semana da Cultura" Indo-Portuguesa (Goa).

Nehru Memorial Fund gets eviction notice, refutes 'unauthorised occupation' charge (19:40)
By Saket Suman IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) Amidst the raging controversy surrounding the Nehru Memorial Museum Library (NMML), the Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Fund, chaired by Sonia Gandhi and housed in the Teen Murti Estate here, has been asked by Ministry of Housing and Urban Development to vacate the premises on grounds of "unauthorised occupation", which the Fund has refuted in "unequivocal terms".

Anthology on Manto by friends, foes demystifies the maverick's life (13:32)
By Siddhi Jain IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) A new anthology on Saadat Hasan Manto, penned by the maverick's friends, foes and family, inspects "Manto Saheb" beyond the usual, capturing the psychology of the much discussed figure.

Goa's Serendipity Arts Festival to hold curtain raiser events in Mumbai (13:24)
Mumbai, Sep 24 (IANS) Goa's annual Serendipity Arts Festival will be staging two days of events here this week to mark the curtain raiser for its third edition.

'Eating Wasps': A crisp take on tough choices confronting women (Book Review) (12:12)
By Mayabhushan Nagvenkar IANS Photo Service
Book: Eating Wasps; Author: Anita Nair; Publisher: Context; Pages: 256; Price: Rs 599

Mushairas to be held to commemorate Mahatma's birth anniversary (19:06)
New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) The Minority Affairs Ministry will organise 'mushairas' (social gatherings at which Urdu poetry is read) across the country as part of the 150th birth anniversary celebrations of Mahatma Gandhi, the government announced on Sunday.

Filmmaker Kalpana Lajmi dead at 64 (Third Lead) (15:48) IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, Sep 23 (IANS) Filmmaker and screenwriter Kalpana Lajmi, niece of the legendary Guru Dutt and acclaimed for making women-oriented films like "Rudaali", "Ek Pal, "Daman" and "Chingaari", died here on Sunday following a multiple organ failure at the age of 64.

Jokers: Make merry with bold cocktails, scrumptious appetizers (Foodie Trail - Noida) (12:30)
By Parul Soni
Noida, Sep 23 (IANS) Just like old times, when jokers or jesters would perform to entertain royalty, Jokers -- an attractive lounge with a quirky set-up -- promises to delight its patrons by offering a "royal dining" experience. But does it live up to its theme? Lets find out.

Filmmaker Kalpana Lajmi dead at 64 (Second Lead) (12:12) IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, Sep 23 (IANS) Filmmaker and screenwriter Kalpana Lajmi, niece of the legendary Guru Dutt and acclaimed for making women-oriented films like "Rudaali", "Ek Pal, "Daman" and "Chingaari", died here on Sunday following a multiple organ failure, said her spokesperson. She was 64.

Of love, longing and reunion: A fable of our times (Book Review) (11:16)
By Saket Suman
Book: The Rabbit & The Squirrel; Author: Siddharth Dhanvant Shanghvi; Publisher: Penguin; Pages: 66; Price: Rs 399

Centuries-old shipwreck found off Portugal's coast (09:34)
Lisbon, Sep 23 (IANS) Archeologists have found a centuries-old shipwreck off Portugal's coast near Lisbon, authorities said.

Wilderness Menu tempts where movies once played (Foodie Trail-Delhi) (Lead, correcting paras 2 & 9) (20:34)
By Vishnu Makhijani IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) It's where "The Jungle Book" once played to packed houses. Thus, it's only appropriate the cavernous lower ground floor of what was once the Chanakya cinema and which is today home to a fine diner offering a staggering 17 different cuisines should be serving a rustic Wilderness Menu set against a video wall that magically transports you to a land where the tiger is truly the king of the jungle.

'Tech giants must spend real money on media literacy in India' (17:52) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) To ensure smartphones remain a force for good, device makers need to spend some "real money" on media literacy in India so that people can take full advantage of the new technologies and learn to distinguish what messages to believe and what not, says the author of a new book on how the smartphone is changing the country.

Book on Kashmiri crafts launched (17:20) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) A book charting the history of Kashmiri crafts and detailing its myriad aspects has been launched by Union Cabinet Minister for Women & Child Development Maneka Gandhi and politician Karan Singh.

Minissha Lamba debuts into theatre, enacts 13 characters (14:22)
By Siddhi Jain IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) After a brief but fruitful career in Bollywood, actor Minissha Lambas acting career seems to take on a new lease of life -- but in a different medium. Minissha debuted into theatre with her solo play "Mirror Mirror", enacting 13 characters.

Unpublished autobiographical writings of A.K. Ramanujan to be published (14:22)
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) Previously unpublished autobiographical writings of late literary stalwart A.K. Ramanujan will be published in an upcoming volume, publisher Penguin Random House India announced.

Naropa Festival ends in Ladakh with world record in dance (19:18)
By Nivedita Singh
Leh, Sep 21 (IANS) A total of 299 women dressed up in traditional Ladakhi wedding attire danced together to mark the last day of the Naropa festival and also created a Guinness World Record in the process.

Indian modern art 'stood test of time' sold for crores (13:56) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Paintings by several Indian modernist painters and members of Bombay Progressive Artists' Group were sold at an Evening Sale by auction house Saffronart, with the leading artwork grossing more than Rs 15 crore.

A comprehensive history of America's ties with South Asia (Book Review) (11:36)
By Bhavana Akella
Title: The Most Dangerous Place: A History of United States in South Asia; Author: Srinath Raghavan; Publisher: Penguin Allen Lane; Pages: 472; Price: Rs 799

Wealth, career, the purpose of life and fate (IANS Books This Weekend) (11:06)
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Learn a strategic and practical way to create wealth; flick through easily accessible articles with ideas and wisdom that will help readers in their careers; know methods through which anyone can find their purpose; read stories of those being tested by fate and trials.

Need for serious cultural policy for arts preservation: Ratan Thiyam (21:14) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Theatre being considered as a part-time, amateur activity has compromised its quality, senior theatrist and Padma Shri awardee Ratan Thiyam said here during a lecture, stressing the need for a serious cultural policy to preserve arts.

Need for serious policy for arts preservation: NSD Chair (20:42) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Pointing out that consideration of theatre as a part-time, amateur activity has compromised its quality, NSD Chairperson Ratan Thiyam has said that the need of the hour is to formulate a serious cultural policy to preserve the arts.

Lucknow Metro bags coveted international award (19:38)
Lucknow, Sep 20 (IANS) The Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation (LMRC) has become the first ever metro rail corporation from India to bag the International 'Royal Society For The Prevention Of Accidents' (RoSPA) Award, an official said.

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