Switzerland's beloved Lion Monument threatened with decay (Travelogue)
  • Switzerland's beloved Lion Monument threatened with decay (Travelogue)(21:36)
    By Jayant K. Singh
    Lucerne, May 27 (IANS) It's a giant dying lion carved into the cliff face of a former sandstone quarry, above a pond and set in a landscaped garden in this medieval town. It is often referred to as the "saddest stone" as it commemorates the sacrifice of 800 Swiss guardsman in the pay of King Louis XVI during the French Revolution - but is now threatened with decay, chiefly from melting snow.
A retired civil servant's tireless quest to preserve rural heritage (IANS Special Series)
Crime not men's monopoly, Sushant Singh on debut crime book
  • Crime not men's monopoly, Sushant Singh on debut crime book(16:42)
    By Siddhi Jain
    New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Mumbai-based Shantadevi, once a meek woman disowned by her husband, soon sat atop a colossal drug empire she built over decades. Her real-life story opens the new thriller "Queens of Crime" where Sushant Singh, host of crime-based TV series "Savdhaan India", and his co-author Kulpreet Yadav decipher what sends women down the road of crime.
Art of commuting: Delhi metro stations double up as art galleries (Art Feature)
  • Art of commuting: Delhi metro stations double up as art galleries (Art Feature)(16:40)
    By Siddhi Jain
    New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) Most Indians may still need a push to visit art galleries and museums, but when the national capital's favourite commuting mode Metro Rail doubles up as a contemporary art gallery itself, it is not uncommon to see Delhiwallahs stop, look and even click an occasional selfie.
Indians flock to Switzerland's Engelberg-Titlis multi-activity mountain trail (Travelogue)
'Physical expression now encouraged among Indian youth'
  • 'Physical expression now encouraged among Indian youth'(18:38)
    By Siddhi Jain
    New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) Croatia-born Bharatanatyam danseuse Nikolina Nikoleski, who was encouraged to pursue dance forms and sports from childhood, finds to her delight that more and more Indian youngsters are taking to physical expression.