Film frat shows its political colour ahead of Bengal polls
  • Film frat shows its political colour ahead of Bengal polls(20:52)

    Kolkata, March 3 (IANS) As election temperature soars in poll-bound West Bengal, political parties have opened their doors to local cine-stars, virtually offering them an alternative career path to join the mainstream electoral politics.

To beat fuel price blues, traders take to bullock carts in TN
Finding contentment in the new normal the Goan way
Much more needs to be written on Kashmir: Ashish Kaul
  • Much more needs to be written on Kashmir: Ashish Kaul(08:04)
    By Sukant Deepak

    New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) He always thought of his best-selling book 'Refugee Camp' as a celluloid spectacle, a story of Kashmir's living tragedy, but aware of the cinematic challenges, author Ashish Kaul first wanted to establish the validity and acceptance of the story. "Therefore, the Herculean effort of reverse engineering Refugee Camp into a book format, and now a play."

Feeling threatened by Sena, Kangana asks SC to transfer cases to Himachal
Penguin to publish memoir of award-winning film-maker Onir
  • Penguin to publish memoir of award-winning film-maker Onir(17:04)

    New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) Award-winning film-maker and craftsman extraordinaire Onir is to share his intimate and dramatic journey in his memoir, co-written with his sister, Irene Dhar Malik, an award-winning film editor, screenwriter and short-story writer, that is to be published by Penguin Random House.

85% of Indian women missed out on raise, promotion
  • 85% of Indian women missed out on raise, promotion(10:30)

    New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) Women have been disproportionately impacted amid the Covid-19 pandemic in India and 85 per cent of those surveyed have missed out on a raise and promotion because of their gender, a new LinkedIn report revealed on Tuesday.

Puppetry needs more platforms and grants: Dadi Pudumjee
  • Puppetry needs more platforms and grants: Dadi Pudumjee(08:04)
    By Sukant Deepak

    New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) "It is important that more festivals come up and grants be given so as to ensure that the art of puppetry thrives in the country. Unfortunately, the recent budget witnessed a substantial cut in the cultural budget," internationally renowned puppeteer Dadi Pudumjee told IANS.

Can a cursed inheritance be turned into a blessing?
  • Can a cursed inheritance be turned into a blessing?(12:54)

    New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) Award-winning author and poet, Sutapa Basu brings to you a heady mix of mystery and the paranormal, a treasure hunt, and an amateur detective at work that will remind readers of the works of Satyajit Ray and Ruskin Bond.

I dream of India-Pakistan becoming good friends: Malala Yousafzai
  • I dream of India-Pakistan becoming good friends: Malala Yousafzai(02:08)

    New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) The concluding day of the 14th Jaipur Literature Festival witnessed Nobel Prize recipient, author, and Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai talking about a range of subjects including education, human rights, and her hopes for India-Pakistan relationship.

I see my book as a journey of healing, forgiveness: Sarah Maas
  • I see my book as a journey of healing, forgiveness: Sarah Maas(18:40)

    New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) To celebrate the publication of the sequel to 'A Court of Thorns and Roses' (ACOTAR) titled 'A Court of Silver Flames', American author Sarah J. Maas was in a live conversation with Mumbai-based writer Deepanjana Pal at the 14th edition of the Jaipur Literature Festival(JLF). The author talked about the roller-coaster ride of actions and emotions that this book series has been.

New Parliament likely to use Tripura's bamboo products
  • New Parliament likely to use Tripura's bamboo products(16:12)
    By Sujit Chakraborty

    Agartala, Feb 28 (IANS) After Rashtrapati Bhavan and Prime Minister's Office (PMO), Tripura's eco-friendly bamboo products or bamboo artifacts are now expected to be used in the construction of the new Parliament building which is underway in the national capital.

I record my time, surroundings and experiences: Purushothaman Satish Kumar
  • I record my time, surroundings and experiences: Purushothaman Satish Kumar(08:16)
    By Sukant Deepak

    New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) It has been a long journey -- from spending time at his uncle's photo studio as a teenager during his vacations to winning the prestigious Rs 12 lakh Serendipity Arles Grant, South Asia's largest grant for lens- based practitioners, for his work 'Town Boy' recently.

Chipko attracted worldwide attention owing to its non-violent techniques: Ramchandra Guha
On the trail of 12 Indian fugitives who fled to London
  • On the trail of 12 Indian fugitives who fled to London(18:54)

    New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) At a time when a British court has ordered the extradition of diamantaire Nirav Modi to India to stand trial in a Rs 13,500 crore bank fraud after dismissing arguments of his "mental health concerns," saying they are not unusual in a man in his circumstances, while that of billionaire Vijay Mallya, also accused of financial crimes, hangs in the balance, a new book delves into 12 extraordinary cases over seven decades that have seen London emerge as a safe haven for those who want to escape the law in India and unravels the legal quagmire that has caused much debate in Her Majesty's courts - and consternation in New Delhi's corridors of power.

Criticism comes from both classical and metal purists: Project MishraM band
  • Criticism comes from both classical and metal purists: Project MishraM band(07:54)
    By Sukant Deepak

    New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) While most classical musicians their age group seem to really like their music, band members of Project MishraM smile that they get criticism from both Carnatic as well as Metal purists. "I think at the end of the day, we have always wanted to make our own music by incorporating diverse elements. Frankly, we are not here to re-define Carnatic or metal music, or anything of that sort," said Shivaraj Nataraj, the lead vocalist of the Bengaluru-based band that means 'mix' in Sanskrit and also denotes the number seven.

Everyone must come together for climate: Bill Gates (Ld)
  • Everyone must come together for climate: Bill Gates (Ld)(20:44)

    New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) Technologist and philanthropist Bill Gates, talking about the perils of climate change in a conversation with Alok Sharma, President of the COP26 Climate Conference, said that it was important that climate be a bi-partisan issue as "we must cap thirty years of progress, not just four years".

JLF-2022's venue becomes key question for literary aficionados
  • JLF-2022's venue becomes key question for literary aficionados(20:42)
    By Archana Sharma

    Jaipur, Feb 26 (IANS) As Jaipur Literature Festival continues to hold its sway, even in its 2021 virtual avatar, the venue of its next edition, hopefully in a physical form, is a hot topic of discussion amongst literature lovers of the Pink City and elsewhere.

Kerala tribal language film vies for Oscars
  • Kerala tribal language film vies for Oscars(18:52)

    Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 26 (IANS) The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Friday announced the list of 366 movies eligible for this years' Oscars race, which included the Vijeesh Mani directorial film 'Mmmmm (Sound of Pain)', a film in Kurumba language that is spoken by the tribal community in Attapadi in Kerala's Palakkad district.

Indian armed forces attend defence exhibition in Abu Dhabi
10-day event in UP schools to mark Women's Day
  • 10-day event in UP schools to mark Women's Day(15:44)

    Lucknow, Feb 26 (IANS) To mark International Women's Day on March 8 this year, schools across Uttar Pradesh will hold awareness events on 'gender equality' from February 27 to March 8 as part of the 'Mission Shakti' campaign.

Combing nuances of poetry, music into Kangra's miniature paintings (IANS Interview)
  • Combing nuances of poetry, music into Kangra's miniature paintings (IANS Interview)(12:02)
    By Vishnu Makhijani

    New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) His keen interest in the 'riti genre of Hindi poetry (romantic works of the 18th-20th centuries) and classical music helps him understand the nuances of Rangmala paintings that depict variations of Indian musical modes. Today, art historian and art critic Vijay Sharma is widely recognised as a fine miniature painter and has travelled extensively in India and abroad, giving lecture demonstrations on the techniques of the Pahari paintings of his native Himachal Pradesh.

'The Great Gatsby' to be made into animated feature film
Bengaluru zoo gifts 3 lions to Belagavi zoo
Work on India's first cable-styled bridge in full swing
  • Work on India's first cable-styled bridge in full swing(21:16)

    New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) Work on India's first cable-styled bridge, also called the Anji bridge, is going on in full swing in Jammu and Kashmir's Raesi district, and 85 per cent of the work was completed by January this year.

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