Los Angeles, Sep 23 (IANS) Streaming giant Netflix has got the golden ticket as it has acquired the rights to the books of the iconic writer of children's fiction, Roald Dahl
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) As the Indian cricket team prepares for a transition to a new head coach and a change of guard in the shortest format, its story is, in so many ways, the story of the nation itself. It is also a game that has inspired some of the most insightful writing across all genres. "Indian Innings" (Westland) collects some of the finest samples of this writing, thoughtfully curated by Ayaz Memon, one of India's foremost sports journalists.
Chandigarh, Sep 22 (IANS) 'From Nazneen to Naina', a book on 20 years of actress Kareena Kapoor Khan in Bollywood, was officially launched here.
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) It was while writing an article on the Bengal Famine of 1943 that she asked herself -- why does Indian food only focus on taste-centric gastronomy? Who writes about cuisine, and who grows food?
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) With the gradual easing of global travel restrictions and lockdowns, the JLF Soneva Fushi, the latest international venture of the iconic Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF), is set to debut in the Maldives in a 10-day event spread over two weekends -- May 13-22, 2022 -- at a luxury resort located within the Baa Atoll UNESCO Biosphere Reserve with themes as varied as travel, fiction, food, art, wellness, climate change and the environment.
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Manoranjan Byapari, who educated himself while in prison for participating in a tribal movement against feudal landlords, once worked as a rickshaw-puller and as a cook, is today the award-winning author of a dozen books and hundreds of short stories and is a member of the West Bengal Assembly.
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) It was an epic battle that cost the lives of 110 valiant soldiers of the Indian Army who stood steadfast against a marauding force of 5,000 attackers and prevented a possible Chinese occupation of the entire Ladakh region during the 1962 Sino-Indian war. And yet, very little is known about it to Indians at large outside the villages of southern Haryana from where the soldiers hailed, prompting author Kulpreet Yadav, who served for 20 years in uniform, to bring its minute details onto a larger canvas.
Riyadh, Sep 20 (IANS) The Museums Commission of Saudi Arabia has outlined a strategy to upgrade the sector of museums in the country.
Cairo, Sep 19 (IANS) Egyptian archaeologists have unearthed ancient tools once used in religious rituals at a temple site in Kafr el-Sheikh province north of the capital Cairo, the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities said in a statement.
Beijing, Sep 17 (IANS) The mausoleum of Qinshihuang, known for the famous Terracotta Army in China's Shaanxi province, reopened on Friday after the Covid-19 resurgence suspended operations for over a month.
Mumbai, Sep 17 (IANS) Production banner Abundantia Entertainment have acquired the rights of journalist, Pavan C. Lall's book based on scam-accused Nirav Modi titled 'Flawed: The Rise and Fall of India's Diamond Mogul Nirav Modi' will be adapted into a dramatised, multi-season series for streaming.
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Through the lens, she sees her friends in the little worlds they have created. She says she wanted it to be like a page in her diary -- a little something about them in the spaces they inhabit.
Mysuru, Sep 17 (IANS) Karnataka began its preparations for the celebration of Mysuru Dasara, regarded as 'Nada Habba' (state festival), with eight elephants, which will figure in the festivities, accorded a 'Poornakumbha' (traditional welcome) into the Mysuru Palace on Thursday.
Mumbai, Sep 16 (IANS) Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar on Thursday welcomed Marathi playback singer Devyani Bendre, prominent folk-dancer Surekha Punekar, and others into the Nationalist Congress Party fold.
New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANS) It all starts with one simple question: How might your life be better with less?
New Delhi, Sep 15 (IANSlife) Baroda-based Indian artist Raju Baraiya, who has been the artist-in-residence at Glenfiddich International Residency Program In Scotland in 2019, will open a month-long exhibition of his art works inspired by the pandemic and the rural life.
New Delhi, Sep 15 (IANS) Sri Lankan author Anuk Arudpragasam's novel "A Passage North" (Penguin India) that transports the reader from Colombo to the war-torn Northern Province and lays bare the imprints of an islands past and the unattainable distances between who we are and what we seek, has moved to the shortlist for The Booker Prize 2021.
New Delhi, Sep 15 (IANS) A conflict of interest with his familys thriving construction business, coupled with a perception that his leadership "would result in the dismantling of the Tata group and reverting it to a collection of standalone companies" -- thus overturning its very ethos of giving back to the people -- led to the sacking of Cyrus Mistry as its Chairman in 2016 after just four years on the job, says a new book on the 150-year-old conglomerate.
New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) In the months leading up to Independence, in Delhi, Jawaharlal Nehru and Vallabhbhai Patel are engaged in deliberations with British Viceroy Louis Mountbatten over the fate of the country.
New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) Union Home and Cooperation Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday said that the Hindi language is not competing with any other regional languages and it complements other regional languages.
Cairo, Sep 14 (IANS) Egyptian Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Khaled al-Anany opened the south tomb of King Djoser in the Saqqara necropolis near capital Cairo.
New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) Grammy Award winner, Pt. Vishwa Mohan Bhatt, who plays the 'Mohan Veena' may often be seen collaborating with major music directors like A.R. Rehman and Vishal Bhardwaj, but he prefers a 'cautious' approach when it comes to film projects and feels that being selective has always worked for him.
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) This book is a double delectation. Its an inspiring chronicle of the resilience of the Jewish community in India over the centuries and a tribute to the artwork of Siona Benjamin, who grew up in Mumbais Bene Israel community and whose extensive portfolio reflects her background of being born Jewish in a country that is predominantly Hindu and Muslim but also gives ample space to other religions to flourish.
New Delhi, Sep 11 (IANSlife) Starting early October, a new exhibition will give a deep insight into the history of the English royal family, and present the story from amicable beginnings to distrust and betrayal. Titled 'Elizabeth and Mary: Royal Cousins, Rival Queens' it is the first major exhibition to consider Elizabeth I and Mary, Queen of Scots together.
New Delhi, Sep 9 (IANS) In 2018, while working at Rosie and Peter's Food Forest in Goa, learning how to grow food using regenerative and resilient systems, she was walking around in the garden one day when she noticed that the cacao fruit was being taken over by a colony of weaver ants.