An all-encompassing view of Kashmiri ethos and culture
Is the world headed for Cold War 2 - this time between the US and China? (IANS Interview)
  • Is the world headed for Cold War 2 - this time between the US and China? (IANS Interview)(12:24)
    By Vishnu Makhijani

    New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) Is the world headed for Cold War 2 more than three decades after the collapse of the Soviet Union? The contours were first visible just before the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic in a bitter trade war that erupted between the US and China and seemed to have taken a backseat as the world struggles to control the spread of the virus. However, US President Joe Biden's remarks backing NATO and QUAD to control China has again stoked the fires of what could happen in the 'new normal'.

Waseem Rizvi's 'New Quran' out
  • Waseem Rizvi's 'New Quran' out(15:16)

    Lucknow, June 15 (IANS) UP Shia Central Waqf Board member and its former chairman, Waseem Rizvi, has printed and self-published the first compilation of what he has calls 'The Real Quran'.

'Conscious purchases and recognition of design crafts is a global trend'
Exhibition on Satyajit Ray as a children's magazine illustrator
  • Exhibition on Satyajit Ray as a children's magazine illustrator(13:14)
    By Siddhi Jain

    New Delhi, June 15 (IANSlife) An online exhibition presenting a selection of Sandesh covers, illustrated by Satyajit Ray, is on view from June 14-27, as part of the centenary year celebrations of the legendary filmmaker, writer, illustrator and music composer. Sandesh (meaning both information as well as sweetmeat), is the iconic Bengali children's magazine started by Ray's grandfather, Upendrakishore Raychaudhury in 1913.

Oil PSUs to support various Art & Handicraft projects
  • Oil PSUs to support various Art & Handicraft projects(15:20)

    New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) In line with the government's commemoration of 75 years of Indian Independence - Azadi ka Amrut Mahotsav, Petroleum Secretary Tarun Kapoor inaugurated an initiative by Oil PSUs to support various Art and Crafts in the country and launched Bamboo Craft project of Madhya Pradesh supported by ONGC, in a webinar organized by National Oil Company Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) on Friday.

Renowned neurologist Panagariya's memoir to be released posthumously June 28
  • Renowned neurologist Panagariya's memoir to be released posthumously June 28(12:22)

    New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) On the day of his demise from post-Covid complications, renowned neurologist Ashok Panagariyas publisher announced that his memoir, "Monk in a Merc", which will serve as a poignant reminder for anyone looking to achieve eternal happiness and mental peace while pursuing all of lifes luxuries, material wealth and professional success, will be released on June 28.

Kannada Dalit poet Siddalingaiah dies due to Covid
Mastering the art of thinking in an AI-driven world
Fresh insights into rich aesthetic & cultural legacy of the Mughal era
J&K's Dream Project: India's best mythological theme park at Katra
Cartographer of Agha Shahid Ali's longings
A stream of consciousness that grew into a volume of poetry (IANS Interview)
  • A stream of consciousness that grew into a volume of poetry (IANS Interview)(12:32)
    By Vishnu Makhijani

    New Delhi, June 10 (IANS) Ayesha Chenoy, a successful investment banker who won the prestigious Adam Smith Prize for economics at Cambridge, served stints at Merrill Lynch, UBS Global Asset Management and Credit Suisse before cofounding in 2013 an advertising agency that she says empowers brands and help them build their digital real estate: a universe of interactive and immersive experiences.

Music is the finest way to meditate: Sohini Roy Chowdhury
  • Music is the finest way to meditate: Sohini Roy Chowdhury(18:54)
    By Sukant Deepak

    New Delhi, June 9 (IANS) Starting her musical journey at the age of four under the tutelage of her paternal uncle and guru, the legendary R.D. Burman, and her grandmother Bokul Sengupta, classical vocalist Sohini Roy Chowdhry clarifies that her childhood was real fun.

Author Rajiv Bahl's new literary take on jobs post-pandemic
  • Author Rajiv Bahl's new literary take on jobs post-pandemic(12:30)
    By Siddhi Jain

    New Delhi, June 9 (IANSlife) Reflecting on this time of great change brought about by new discoveries and breakthroughs happening continuously in nearly every field of human endeavour, economics enthusiast and acclaimed author of 'The Economic Reactor' Rajiv Bahl has come up with a new book on work in an ever-changing world.

'Ek Saath India Will Rise Again' concert proves to be for the ages (Ld)
Amartya Sen truly at 'Home in the World' as his memoir reveals
Assam to confer 'Asom Ratna', other awards every year to 'icons'
  • Assam to confer 'Asom Ratna', other awards every year to 'icons'(16:40)

    Guwahati, June 8 (IANS) The BJP-led government in Assam on Tuesday decided to confer various awards including "Asom Ratna" on a regular basis to recognise the "icons" who have made significant contributions to the society and various other fields including literature.

Ayodhya to get Ram Dwars, Ramayana gardens
Of interpersonal relationships and science fiction
  • Of interpersonal relationships and science fiction(12:12)
    By Siddhi Jain

    New Delhi, June 8 (IANSlife) From poetry on the vibrance of 'letting go', a reference guide on married lives and a sprinkle of self love and even mythological fiction, these five books by forthcoming authors are on our bookshelf this summer.

Noted Dravidian artist Elayaraja succumbs to Covid
  • Noted Dravidian artist Elayaraja succumbs to Covid(23:44)

    Chennai, June 7 (IANS) Noted artist S. Elayaraja, who became famous for drawing realistic paintings of Dravidian women, died at a private hospital in Chennai on Monday morning due to Covid-19 related complications. He was 43.

East meets West to celebrate frontline workers
  • East meets West to celebrate frontline workers(21:28)

    New Delhi, June 7 (IANS) Multi-Grammy award winning singer, songwriter and producer Joe Walsh and Sarod virtuoso and composer Amjad Ali Khan, joined by his sons Aman Ali Bangash and Ayaan Ali Bangash, recently released a three-song EP titled 'Prayers' as a mark of tribute to frontline workers, doctors and social justice groups.

When 'The Light of Asia' impacted Tagore, Vivekanand (Exclusive)
  • When 'The Light of Asia' impacted Tagore, Vivekanand (Exclusive)(14:58)
    By Jairam Ramesh

    In late-February 1912, a play called Buddha was staged at the Royal Court Theatre in London. This was produced by William Poel, the noted theatre figure best known for his presentations of Shakespeare. The play was adapted for stage by S.C. Bose. It has been speculated that he was Sarat Chandra Bose, the elder brother of Subhas Chandra Bose, and later to become a prominent figure in the Indian freedom movement himself. Sarat Chandra Bose was indeed in London at that time studying law. The evidence, however, is not conclusive.5 Buddha was a significant success. The driving force behind it was Kedar Nath Das Gupta, who had come to London in 1907 fleeing possible police action against him in Calcutta for having been a revolutionary there. In 1912, Das Gupta would also set up the Indian Art and Dramatic Society, which organized an evening dedicated to the works of Rabindranath Tagore in his presence at the Royal Albert Hall. Tagore would win the 1913 Nobel Prize in Literature for his collection of songs called Gitanjali.

'Toycathon 2021' to introduce Indian culture in toys
Jairam Ramesh pens a magnificent tribute to Edwin Arnold's 'The Light of Asia' (Book Review)
  • Jairam Ramesh pens a magnificent tribute to Edwin Arnold's 'The Light of Asia' (Book Review)(12:52)
    By Vishnu Makhijani

    New Delhi, June 7 (IANS) This surely is a labour of love as economist-author-politician Jairam Ramesh painstakingly unveils the myriad nuances of Edwin Arnolds "The Light of Asia", originally published in 1879, that has done much to shape the ideas of people around the world on the life of the Buddha but also had a profound impact on Mahatma Gandhi, Jawahralal Nehru, Rabindranath Tagore, Swami Vivekananda, and even Winston Churchill, as also five Nobel laureates. It also served as the basis for one of Indias first silent films and figured in a Hollywood classic.