Mumbai, May 17 (IANS) Amid the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic in the country, the Indian art community has united to raise funds to assist with the ongoing relief efforts through 'Art Rises for India', a 24-hour online fundraiser auction hosted by Saffronart from May 19-20.
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) His three teen and preteen daughters find it hilarious that their father has written a book about memory; they believe he "literally can't remember anything". His wife, after reading the manuscript of the book, reminded him that she was, in fact, his truest love. He wisely conceded this point.
San Francisco, May 17 (IANS) Some of the Microsoft board members last year wanted Bill Gates to step down amid an internal investigation into his alleged affair with an employee, The Wall Street Journal reported.
Thiruvananthapuram, May 17 (IANS) A Kerala doctor Hari Kumar who studied medicine in the erstwhile USSR, after decades re-lives his life and times, like experimenting with vodka, surviving the bitter winter and falling in love with Russian culture.
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) What are periods? And why is it such a big secret, 11-year-old Aditya really wants to know.
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) At the age of 16, she may have won major honours -- from performing in front of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Mahatma Gandhi's 150th anniversary, winning the Bala Pratibha Award, and honours by Kalasagaram, Rasika Ranjana Sabha and Madras Music Academy; but violinist VSP Gayatri Sivani maintains that she never feels 'left out' from what youngsters her age enjoy. Someone who has already started teaching students and helped them participate in competitions, says, "While I enjoy practising violin everyday, when I am not doing that, I love watching sports, playing and reading. So, I don't think I am missing out on anything much."
Kolkata, May 15 (IANS) In a heartwarming news amid the gloom brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic, a 42-year-old man and his seven-month-old child were reunited with their family in Kolkata after a live streaming on Facebook showed them wandering aimlessly in the Bhowanipur area of the city.
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) Award-winning childrens author Vaishali Shroff belongs to a family of wildlife enthusiasts. While her husband and children look for interesting sightings and topographies to photograph, she looks for stories and lessons to be learnt, like for instance, that life in a forest evokes empathy for all living beings.
Shimla, May 14 (IANS) After trudging the high mountains in a 17-hour-long operation amid heavy rain with the mercury dipping close to the freezing point, Himachal Pradesh Police seized over 15 lakh fully grown poppy plants, valued at Rs 10 crore, illegally spread over a vast stretch in the interiors of Mandi district, the police said on Friday.
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) Amid the rapid surge in coronavirus infections across the country, the 'Panchmukhi Doli' yatra (procession) of Lord of Kedarnath in Uttarakhand was taken out without massive gatherings on Friday.
Chennai, May 13 (IANS) Dr Sakthivel of Sakthi Nursing Home, Tirupur, the garment capital of South India, is into another venture to help save the lives of Covid patients.
Kathmandu, May 13 (IANS) Mingma Tenji Sherpa, a Nepali mountain guide, has created a world record by scaling Mt. Everest, the world's highest peak, twice in the shortest span of time in a season, organisers said on Thursday.
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) In the midst of Covid-19, when the world is at a loss over how to tackle the pandemic unleashed by the coronavirus, with millions infected and hundreds of thousands dead and dying, an expert says keeping the body alkaline is a sure way to fight not just Covid but all illnesses.
Beijing, May 13 (IANS) Twelve Buddhist statues in China's Shandong province dating back nearly 1,000 years have undergone their first renovation in 39 years.
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) From multi-award-winning and bestselling historian William Dalrymple comes a four-book collection chronicling the thrilling rise and fall of the East India Company.
Mumbai, May 12 (IANS) Renowned religious personality Swami Tapasyananda Saraswathi of Kerala has become the first-ever South Indian to be named as the Chief Vedic Acharya of the Sanyasi Mahasabha, based in Ahmedabad, an official said here on Wednesday.
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) Sikkim remains an enigma for most, with many misconceptions about its history and its merger with India in 1975. In "Sikkim - A History of Intrigue and Alliance" (HarperCollins), former diplomat Preet Mohan Singh Malik combines insights into the erstwhile kingdoms unique history with the intriguing story of how it became Indias 22nd state.
Lucknow, May 12 (IANS) Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (ADCP) Lucknow, Chiranjeev Nath Sinha, has been conferred the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India Award in appreciation of his efforts to feed animals during the lockdowns.
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) Ahead of his 87th birthday on May 19, Ruskin Bond, one of Indias most-loved writers of childrens stories, has carefully curated a mixed bag of 25 of his most cherished stories in a new book, "All Time Favourites for Children", (Puffin), interspersed with excellent and quirky artwork that will evoke a range of emotions, not only among the young but also across a spectrum of readers
Srinagar, May 11 (IANS) How seriously have Kashmiris taken the fast spreading Covid-19 infection? Well, long queues of people outside banks and in markets have betrayed all public seriousness towards the officially announced corona curfew in the Valley.
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) He remembers the never-ending days of learning how to drive a truck -- from negotiating traffic, parking it, to the exact way it is boarded by professionals. "The details were important. In fact, even the seat had a hard cushion. Then came the part of ensuring that I was not 'acting'. Everything had to be in a certain undertone contrary to the loud image of truck drivers portrayed in most films. The audience was to be trusted too --- that they would understand the pauses. Adopting a certain body language and conveying with the eyes... It was a fantastic experience," smiles actor Suvinder Vicky, who played the lead role of the truck driver 'Ghalib' in Ivan Ayr's recently premiered film 'Milestone' on Netflix, for which he also won the award for Best Performance at the 31st Singapore International Film Festival last year.
New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) Guess whats cooking in Gadbadland? Lies, mystery, trouble and laughs as a superhero grandmother faces her greatest foe yet in Lavanya Karthik's "Ninja Nani And The Freaky Food Festival" (Duckbill).
New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) Author and gastronomist Veena Sharma has always believed that ones kitchen is ones best pharmacy, providing us with the particular admixtures and combinations that help uplift both our physical and mental constitutions.
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) Even as another book 'Life in the Clock Tower Valley' emerges from Kashmir, its author, Shakoor Rather says that while many past books have shone a light on the conflict in Kashmir, his debut novel takes a different approach by depicting the life that the people live amidst the conflict.
Bengaluru, May 9 (IANS) The Indian Army on Saturday inducted the first batch of 83 women soldiers into the Military Police after their attestation parade held here on Saturday.