A Joe Biden biography to warm the heart
  • A Joe Biden biography to warm the heart(19:38)

    New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) The timing couldnt be more perfect. "Joe Biden: American Dreamer" (Bloomsbury) is a concise, brilliant and incisive examination of the US President-elect and his lifelong quest for the White House by National Book Award winner and New Yorker staff writer Evan Osnos.

Re-wilding big prey animals help restoring tiger habitat: Study
Shalini Vatsa & the art of metamorphosis
  • Shalini Vatsa & the art of metamorphosis(11:18)
    By Sukant Deepak

    New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) : Dhanya in ‘Peepli Live, Kanta Bai in ‘Sacred Games, ‘Karma Devi in Gurgaon and Lata Kutty in ‘Ludo -- her quiet (and sometimes not so) intensity ascertains that the screen belongs to her no matter who is sharing the frame with her.

Prayagraj student is PETA's 'volunteer of the year'
'Unbridled competition has raised costs for India, China' (Book Review)
  • 'Unbridled competition has raised costs for India, China' (Book Review)(15:02)
    By Vishnu Makhijani

    New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) The irony couldn't be more apt. The Sino-American rapprochement saw the once bitter enemies establishing diplomatic relations in 1979. A decade later came the Sino-Soviet rapprochement - again between two seemingly intractable ideologies - and the settlement of the Russia-China territorial dispute in 2004, to the extent that Russian turbofan engines now power the Chinese JF-17 jet that could soon become the mainstay of the Pakistani Air Force. Today, even the Arabs and the Israelis are talking about peace in a multipolar world that is taking shape with the re-emergence of Russia post the collapse of the Soviet Union.

Min temperatures dip below zero in valley & Ladakh
  • Min temperatures dip below zero in valley & Ladakh(10:48)

    Srinagar, Dec 2 (IANS) Night temperatures across Kashmir again dropped below the freezing point on Wednesday as the weather office forecast dry and cold weather across Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh till Saturday.

Weaving a broad tapestry of India's growth into a soft power
A beguiling tale about urban loneliness
Light-and-sound show at Ram Katha park in Ayodhya
Modi, Shah greet BSF on its 56th Raising Day
  • Modi, Shah greet BSF on its 56th Raising Day(10:18)

    New Delhi, Dec 1 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday greeted the troopers of the Border Security Force (BSF) on its 56th Raising Day saying it has distinguished itself as a valorous force, committed to protect the nation and assist citizens during natural calamities.

Leopard strays into girls' hostel in Guwahati, rescued
  • Leopard strays into girls' hostel in Guwahati, rescued(22:50)

    Guwahati, Nov 30 (IANS) Triggering panic among the people, an adult leopard strayed into a girls' hostel at a residential locality in Hengrabari here on Monday, officials said. The leopard was tranquilised after more than four hours of efforts and rescued by the forest officials later in the day.

Rare pangolin rescued near Agra
  • Rare pangolin rescued near Agra(21:26)

    Agra, Nov 30 (IANS) A rare and endangered Indian pangolin was rescued by the Wildlife SOS after it was seen wandering across a field in Bichpuri village, around 10 km from Agra city.

Royal Enfield more than brand name of a legendary bike
  • Royal Enfield more than brand name of a legendary bike(19:18)

    New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS) Few brands inspire the kind of devotion that an Enfield does. Its distinctive look and feel, the sound of its engine and the image that it creates of its rider have all contributed to putting the brand on the kind of pedestal that others could only dream of.

2020 will be known as year of internal discovery: Modi
  • 2020 will be known as year of internal discovery: Modi(16:02)

    New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS) The year just ending may be called by some as one of external disruptions due to the coronavirus pandemic but for India, it will be known as a year of internal discovery, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said, affirming that "reforms and resolve, resilience and responsibility will power our journey in the coming year".

Commission agents and the Congress have instigated farmers: BJP spokesperson (IANS Exclusive)
  • Commission agents and the Congress have instigated farmers: BJP spokesperson (IANS Exclusive)(15:58)
    By Navneet Mishra

    New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) believes that some political organisations including Punjab's commission agents, middlemen and the Congress are behind the farmers' agitation going on at the Delhi border. BJP's national economic affairs spokesperson Gopal Krishna Agarwal claims that the new law led to a hit of six thousand crore rupees annually and that is why 25,000 commission agents began instigating the common farmer.

'Toxicity of narcissistic personality traits heighten Covid blues' (IANS Interview)
  • 'Toxicity of narcissistic personality traits heighten Covid blues' (IANS Interview)(13:18)
    By Vishnu Makhijani

    New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS) Coping with a toxic relationship -- that is, with a person with narcissistic personality traits who makes their partner feel emotionally stifled, lost, hopeless, stuck and damaged -- has not been the easiest in the best of times. It becomes even worse in Covid times as quarantined quarters can be too close for comfort, says author, life coach and pranic healer Kalpana Nair who has suggested a series of tools in a new book to help those affected cope better and even turn the tables around.

Italian Cultural Centre unveils its first post-lockdown exhibition
Chandigarh to get another landmark -- Museum of Trees
  • Chandigarh to get another landmark -- Museum of Trees(18:16)

    Chandigarh, Nov 29 (IANS) Punjab Governor VP Singh Badnore will virtually inaugurate a unique environmental landmark in Chandigarh -- the Museum of Trees - to commemorate the 551st birth anniversary celebrations of first Sikh master, Guru Nanak Dev, on November 30.

With 'Eklavya' and improvisation, Manekshaw battles Pandemic for theatre
In filmy style, Chennai SI catches bike-borne phone snatcher
Writing about sacred food helped me figure out my faith: Shoba Narayan (IANS Interview)
  • Writing about sacred food helped me figure out my faith: Shoba Narayan (IANS Interview)(13:34)
    By Vishnu Makhijani

    New Delhi, Nov 28 (IANS) Award-winning author and columnist Shoba Narayan is a graduate from the Columbia Journalism School with a Pulitzer Travelling Fellowship and writes on food, travel, fashion, and art and culture for a slew of International and Indian publications like the Conde Nast Traveller, NYT and Brunch. All her four books are firmly rooted in Indian culture, as is her latest offering, "Food & Faith - A Pilgrim's Journey Through India", (HarperCollins) that she says actually helped her figure out her faith.

India's first wilderness park opened near Hyderabad
  • India's first wilderness park opened near Hyderabad(21:10)

    Hyderabad, Nov 27 (IANS) India's first wilderness park with focus on biodiversity conservation, rewilding and a stated objective to be focused on total inclusivity was opened near Hyderabad on Friday.

India, Aus players take part in 'barefoot circle' ceremony against racism
New book recounts how BJP was deprived of power in Maharashtra
  • New book recounts how BJP was deprived of power in Maharashtra(19:46)

    New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) In October 2019, the Assembly elections held in Maharashtra saw a decisive mandate in favour of the pre-poll Mahayuti alliance of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Shiv Sena, against the Maha-agahdi alliance of the Nationalist Congress Party and the Indian National Congress. But what followed shook the very foundations of democracy in the state, as Priyam Gandhi-Mody relates in "Trading Power" (Hachette).

Controversy over ex-Army chief VK Singh's age re-emerges (IANS Interview)
  • Controversy over ex-Army chief VK Singh's age re-emerges (IANS Interview)(16:06)
    By Vishnu Makhijani

    New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) In 2012, an unseemly controversy had erupted over the age of the then Indian Army chief, General V.K. Singh, with the Supreme Court having to finally settle the matter by refusing to let him reduce this by a year so that his tenure could continue till May 2013 instead of ending in May 2012.