New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) One day, her house help was watching a Hindi film on television, showing Sita refusing to give the agni pariksha and pointing that she too could have stayed in the palace like Urmila and not followed Ram into exile.
Washington, July 24 (IANS) NASA's Europa Clipper spacecraft, slated for a launch to Jupiter's icy moon in October 2024, will fly aboard a Falcon Heavy rocket built by SpaceX.
Bengaluru, July 24 (IANS) A three-year-old boy who swallowed roughly 5 centimeters long lord Ganesha idol had a miraculous escape after immediate medical intervention in Bengaluru, Karnataka.
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) With the number of Covid-19 cases come down in the national capital, the Rashtrapati Bhavan has decided to reopen its complex and museum for the common citizens from August 1 onwards.
Srinagar, July 23 (IANS) The Kargil War Memorial bike rally reached Drass on Friday.
London, July 23 (IANS) An upcoming book titled 'Renegades: Born in the USA', which is a collection of candid, intimate, and entertaining conversations between Barack Obama, the 44th president of the United States, and legendary musician Bruce Springsteen, will be published in October this year.
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) Bloomsbury Publishing India Private Ltd. has signed up with New Frontier Publishing (NFP), a leading publisher of the UK's primary school-age books, to exclusively represent the marketing and distribution of their titles in the Indian subcontinent.
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) "To portray the emotions of a character effectively, it is important to understand her back story. The same may not show in the expressions, but the actor must live with it to do complete justice. And that is where theatre training comes in," says actor Sampa Mandal, who was recently seen in the movie Ã¯Â¿Â½Sherni as Jyoti, the tribal woman.
Jaipur, July 22 (IANS) Rajsamand MP Diya Kumari on Thursday met Union Minister of Tourism and Culture, G. Kishan Reddy and raised the demand for restoration work of Meera Bai Memorial and Meera Mahal in Merta as well as for the approval of Maharana Kumbha Marg Memorial.
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) This is the story of a clerk who became an actor; an actor who became a star; a star who became an icon and an icon who became a legend almost a demigod and of whom even Satyajit Ray said: "There is none like Uttam and there will be no one to ever replace him. He was and he is unparalleled in Bengali, even Indian cinema."
Chennai, July 22 (IANS) After a couple of teachers were arrested following complaints from students that they were sexually assaulted in schools and even during online classes, the Chennai schools have launched virtual complaint boxes to complain against misbehaving teachers.
London, July 22 (IANS) A new report has revealed that a whopping 2.5 billion tonnes of food is wasted each year, contributing to 10 per cent of all greenhouse gases released annually in the atmosphere, including CO2.
New York, July 21 (IANS) Scientists have found viruses nearly 15,000-years-old in two ice samples taken from the Tibetan Plateau in China. Most of those viruses, which survived because they had remained frozen, are unlike any viruses that have been cataloged to date.
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) "When price tags speak for themselves, one really does not need to convince people that art can be affordable. Our challenge is to let more people know," says Srila Chatterjee, founder of Baro Market which will be putting together a one-week show 'The Affordable Art Show (July 31- August 8) at the Method Art Space, in Mumbais heritage Arts District - Kala Ghoda. With art works starting from a base price of Rupees two thousand, customised framing on the spot will also be offered.
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) It may have been decades that he walked the Ganges from its source in the snow bound Himalayas to the Bay of Bengal for his book, but he insists that it has never left him. "It has never disappeared, always remained a constant companion inside," says Paris-based author Vijay Singh, whose cult classic eJaya Ganga which he also made into a film is now available in Hindi, translated by the late poet Manglesh Dabral.
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Close on the heels of media reports on the Pegasus project that some 300 Indians were targeted using spyware capable of extracting data from a phone, comes a riveting book that asks an urgent question relating to Facebook: What are the consequences for society when a few individuals are in charge of the technology used by half the worlds population?
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Some 30 years ago, American author and relationship counsellor John Gray had created quite a stir with his path-breaking book "Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus". Positioned as a practical guide for improving communication and getting what you want in your relationships, its premise was that the basic cause of relationship problems between men and women were the result of their psychological differences that they belonged to different planets and that each gender was dependent on its planets society and customs and not to those of each other.
Venice, July 19 (IANS) Italy's decision to ban oversized cruise ships from sailing into Venice is bound to reset the balance between the environmental and safety needs of the canal city and its status as one of country's top tourist destinations. But some key observers are already complaining that the new rules do not go far enough.
Thane, July 18 (IANS) Displaying quick presence of mind, the loco pilots of a Mumbai-Varanasi train on Sunday immediately applied emergency brakes to save the life of a senior citizen who fell while crossing the railway tracks near Maharashtra's Kalyan station, Central Railway (CR) officials said.
Srinagar, July 18 (IANS) In order to decongest roads in Srinagar city and to revive the centuries old mode of water transport, Kashmir's first bus boat started its trial run in the Jhelum River on Friday.
Bharuch/Mumbai, July 18 (IANS) The magnificent and imposing 'Golden Bridge' in Bharuch - built with the scrap iron of the disaster-hit Tay Bridge - on the river Narmada in south Gujarat, 'retired' this week, after a glorious 140 years of service on the Mumbai-Ahmedabad National Highway.
Patna, July 17 (IANS) The Kaimur police in Bihar has received a complaint about the alleged 'murder' of a billy goat (male goat) in the district, an official said.
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) Most MasterChef Australia winners go on to sign up book deals and TV shows, and open restaurants. Justin Narayan, the Fijian-Indian Season 13 topper, is not only doing all this, but he plans to cook and work for the Mumbai-based NGO, Vision Rescue.
Bengaluru, July 17 (IANS) Marking July 16 as the World Snake Day, rare snake species have been displayed at reptile park in the Bengaluru zoo to spread awareness about them, an official said on Friday.
Hyderabad, July 16 (IANS) The Telangana Forest Department has identified 14 tigers in Amrabad Tiger Reserve (ATR).