- Recite prayers from home: Dalai Lama's appeal on his birthday(09:36)
Dharamsala, July 6 (IANS) Revered globally as a 'living god', Buddhist spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, who transcends all barriers of religion, language and even distances, turned 85 on Monday and his followers began the global virtual celebrations to dedicate him the 'Year of Gratitude'.
- Bollywood runs on nepotism, says musician Ranjit Barot(08:55)
By Sukant Deepak
New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) Stressing that the Hindi film industry is an institution that doesn't place talent and virtuosity at the top of is list and runs on nepotism, India's best known drummer and music director Ranjit Barot, who guitar legend John McLaughli describes as "one of the leading edges in drumming", adds, "It looks to cultivate a servile attitude in the people that service that industry. Therefore, not a good fit for me. However, if the right director and brief comes my way, I would gladly collaborate."
- Virtual classes, empty rooms, Delhi's coaching hub's a ghost town now(22:26)
New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) The national capital's Rajinder Nagar is a buzzing locality of aspiring youngsters who come here to get coached for their future. They not only dot every length and breadth of the Delhi locality, but collectively drive the area's economy. Today, with nearly 80 per cent of them gone, the area is not only wrapped in an eerie silence, but the areas economy too has dried up significantly.
- Meet the Pune man with the 'golden mask'(19:42)
Pune (Maharashtra), July 4 (IANS) A Pune businessman and connoisseur of the yellow metal has got himself a "gold mask" in the time of the Covid-19 pandemic raging across Maharashtra.
- Students arrange jobs, income prospects for workers amid Covid-19(17:54)
New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) With the world maintaining social distancing and facing financial turbulence and economic de-growth amid the coronavirus pandemic, some students have brought hope to the workers, especially those who lost their livelihoods during the Covid-19-induced lockdown and the subsequent disruptions, and have rolled out a promising digital service to help them find relevant jobs and employment.
- Lockdown: 65% children became device addictive, reveals study(15:01)
By Archana Sharma
Jaipur, July 4 (IANS) Around 65% children have become device addictive in recent months and are unable to stay away from the device even for half an hour. Children are expressing anger, crying, not listening to parents, showing irritable behaviour when asked to leave the device.
- Home and a question mark(08:13)
By Sukant Deepak
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) He has always believed that a specific geographical location may not contain the identity we possess, despite the fact that we 'belong' there. No wonder, New-Delhi based multimedia artist Gigi Scaria has always considered himself a perpetual outsider.
- In the matrix of mythology, time travel and gaming(08:28)
By Sukant Deepak
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) When you ask the last question first -- will Amish, whose name is synonymous with mythology will ever work in another genre, he pauses. Then laughs. "Look, I go with what inspires me. But I admit, for the last one year, I have been thinking about a book set in modern times, complete with elements of time travel and gaming," he leaves it at that.
- Ahead of Bakrid, Peta campaigns to save goats(10:48)
Lucknow, July 1 (IANS) A month before the festival of Bakra Eid, the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India has started a campaign to stop sacrifice of goats.
- IAF develops locust control system for Mi-17 choppers(23:09)
New Delhi, June 30 (IANS) The Indian Air Force has indigenously designed and developed an pesticide spraying tool for Mi-17 choppers -- the Airborne Locust Control System (ALCS) -- to save the country from locust attacks.
- Kritika Pandey wins Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2020(19:56)
London, June 30 (IANS) India's Kritika Pandey was on Tuesday awarded the 5,000 pound Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2020 for "The Great Indian Tee and Snakes" in a virtual ceremony here. The Asian Regional Winner beat challengers from four other contenders in the final round.
- Zaiwalla's book 'Honour Bound' withdrawn(18:26)
New Delhi, June 30 (IANS) The book 'Honour Bound' by Sarosh Zaiwalla, published by HarperCollins India, has been withdrawn, pursuant to an injunction following an objection by Abhishek Manu Singhvi relating to references in the book to his late father L.M. Singhvi and himself.
- Indian Army's 22 Medium Regiment marks 100-yr anniversary(15:37)
New Delhi, June 30 (IANS) The 22 Medium Regiment (Sittang and Yenangyaung), one of the Indian Army's artillery regiments, celebrated the 100-year anniversary of its raising on June 29, 2020. The regiment fought in the 1962 war where in Bum La, it defeated numerous Chinese attacks in support of 1 Sikh.
- Koalas face extinction in New South Wales before 2050(15:06)
Sydney, June 30 (IANS) Koalas will face extinction in Australia's New South Wales (NSW) state before 2050 due to the continuous destruction of their habitat and frequent natural disasters occurring in the region, according to an official report published on Tuesday which urges greater environmental protection.
- Film is dead: Filmmaker Q(08:06)
By Sukant Deepak
New Delhi, June 30 (IANS) India's most subversive filmmaker Q is planning something different this time. Not a film, but a form he is experimenting with that will thematically emerge from the changing conditions in the country where people are aspiring --- even if not for normalcy, at least a way that can be deciphered.