Netflix acquires rights to Roald Dahl's books
  • Netflix acquires rights to Roald Dahl's books(08:56)

    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

A riveting volume on post-Independence Indian cricketing history
  • A riveting volume on post-Independence Indian cricketing history(16:10)

    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.

Book portrays 20 years of Kareena Kapoor in Bollywood
Exploring food histories through moments of famine
  • Exploring food histories through moments of famine(18:24)
    By Sukant Deepak

    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?

JLF Soneva Fushi to debut in Maldives in May 2022
  • JLF Soneva Fushi to debut in Maldives in May 2022(16:30)

    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.

Manoranjan Byapari's 'Imaan' a searing exploration of day-to-living
  • Manoranjan Byapari's 'Imaan' a searing exploration of day-to-living(13:00)

    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.

'Indians at large need to know about The Battle of Rezang La' (IANS Interview)
  • 'Indians at large need to know about The Battle of Rezang La' (IANS Interview)(11:54)
    By Vishnu Makhijani

    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.

Saudi Arabia outlines roadmap to boost museum sector
Ancient ritual tools unearthed in Pharaonic site in Egypt
  • Ancient ritual tools unearthed in Pharaonic site in Egypt(10:10)

    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.

Mausoleum in China housing Terracotta Army reopens
  • Mausoleum in China housing Terracotta Army reopens(14:38)

    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.

Book on PNB scam accused Nirav Modi to be made into web series
  • Book on PNB scam accused Nirav Modi to be made into web series(11:52)

    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.

Of people, spaces and in-betweens
  • Of people, spaces and in-betweens(07:58)
    By Sukant Deepak

    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.

K'taka gears up for Mysuru Dasara, elephants accorded grand welcome
  • K'taka gears up for Mysuru Dasara, elephants accorded grand welcome(00:06)

    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.

Ajit Pawar welcomes top Marathi singer, folk-dancer into NCP
A guide to minimalism for a more meaningful life
  • Artist Raju Baraiya's new show contemplates on social gathering, Covid(18:30)
    By Siddhi Jain

    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.

Anuk Arudpragasam's 'A Passage North' shortlisted for Booker Prize 2021
  • Anuk Arudpragasam's 'A Passage North' shortlisted for Booker Prize 2021(15:40)

    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.

'Conflict of interest a trigger for Cyrus Mistry's sacking as Tata Sons Chairman' (Book Review)
  • 'Conflict of interest a trigger for Cyrus Mistry's sacking as Tata Sons Chairman' (Book Review)(11:56)
    By Vishnu Makhijani

    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.

Harkening back to the turbulent times leading to Independence
Hindi not competing with any other regional languages: Shah
Egypt opens south tomb of King Djoser after restoration
Best to be selective with film projects: Pt. Vishwa Mohan Bhatt
  • Best to be selective with film projects: Pt. Vishwa Mohan Bhatt(07:54)
    By Sukant Deepak

    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.

Juxtaposing the resilience of Jews in India with artwork of Siona Benjamin (IANS Interview)
  • Juxtaposing the resilience of Jews in India with artwork of Siona Benjamin (IANS Interview)(11:14)
    By Vishnu Makhijani

    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 show to exhibit 'rivalry' among 16th-century English royalty
  • New show to exhibit 'rivalry' among 16th-century English royalty(22:36)
    By Siddhi Jain

    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.

On a mission decoding insect recipes from across the country
  • On a mission decoding insect recipes from across the country(18:24)
    By Sukant Deepak

    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.