- Depiction of Gandhi in films: Has it remained true to Mahatma in reality?(19:29)
By Shankar Kumar
As one of history's most transformative and inspirational figures, Mahatma Gandhi continues to be relevant across the world. His life and philosophy have hugely impacted every aspect of human existence. Even the film industry has not been untouched by his campaign for non-violence, truth, equality of religions and self-reliance.
- From corporate to Sufi, a journey within(19:07)
By Sukant Deepak
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) She smiles that unlike any Bollywood blockbuster, no big break happened for her. Just a journey of small steps where she has savoured the rhythm of every phase -- discovering along the way what she enjoyed singing, the poetry that stirred her and the musicians she has come to admire.
- Rajasthan villagers dig reservoir for stray wild(16:06)
By Archana Sharma
Jaipur, May 25 (IANS) With summer in its zenith in India amid the corona induced lockdown that has seen a number of wild animals making their ways to cities and villages unaccustomed to the sudden absence of humans on roads, a group of villagers in Rajasthan took it as a lesson and have prepared to avoid any man-animal face-off in these trying times.
- Historical Jama Masjid remains closed on Eid(11:25)
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) The Jama Masjid on Monday wore a deserted look on the occasion of the Eid-ul-Fitr as the gates of the historical mosque remained closed amid the nationwide lockdown to cut the transmission of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.
- All odds in favour(08:56)
By Sukant Deepak
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Even while her debut fiction film 'What are the Odds' starring Abhay Deol, Monica Dogra, Karanvir Malhotra and Yashaswini Dayama that premiered recently on Netflix, trends high, filmmaker Megha Ramaswamy insists that it does not mean that documentary movie making will lose its space in her scheme of things.
- Small is beautiful(15:57)
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Architect Nisha Mathew Ghosh will represent India at London Design Biennale 2020, which was scheduled to take place in September this year, but has now been rescheduled to be held in June 2021 due to Covid-19.
- Painting a film, like Rima Das(08:27)
By Sukant Deepak
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Delicate lives at their most profound. No overt metaphysical questions, just rhythmic existence leaving enough room for interpretation. Stories, mostly wrapped under a thin disguise. What she manages to say loudly is always with the silences and abandon of her characters. With glimpses of tales and images unseen, left for the imaginations of viewers, National-award winning filmmaker Rima Das always convinces -- there is never just one story.
- Snow leopard cub reintroduced in Himachal wild, experts anxious(19:45)
BY VISHAL GULATI
Shimla, May 22 (IANS) Wildlife officials in Himachal Pradesh on Friday claimed that they have "successfully" reintroduced the six-month snow leopard in the wild in the Spiti Valley, some 350 km from Shimla, after 16 days of captivity.
- Crocodiles may shed real tears for food at Chennai reptile zoo(14:22)
By Venkatachari Jagannathan
Chennai, May 22 (IANS) Hit by COVID-19 lockdown since March 16 and revenue sources drying up, the Madras Crocodile Bank Trust (MCBT) and Center for Herpetology, that maintains the popular crocodile park near here, is crowd sourcing for funds, said a top official.
- Pune's Raja Dinkar Kelkar museum goes virtual (IANS Special)(11:48)
By Sfoorti Mishra
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) The nationwide lockdown being imposed to curb the spread of coronavirus pandemic has been keeping a large number of people indoors, but as they say humans have a never-ending spirit and their innovative ideas are mightier than the problem, so, keeping in view the social distancing norm, many institutions have turned to virtual space across the country and Raja Dinkar Kelkar museum is one of them.
- Social media concerts celebration of fatigue & mediocrity: Rabbi Shergill(18:31)
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) One of the few contemporary singers whose music, despite enjoying popularity across generations, in clubs and never-ending car drives, has always managed to remain rooted in contemporary social issues, Rabbi Shergill smiles as he talks about what is going on in his recording studio.
- Indian Army officer who defended Poonch in 1971 war bids adieu(15:38)
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) Major General (Retired) Kashmiri Lal Rattan, the architect of one of the bravest battles of the 1971 war fought to defend Poonch in Jammu and Kashmir, breathed his last on May 16, a senior Indian Army officer said on Wednesday.
- Making a difference from behind the bars(17:20)
By Archana Sharma
Jaipur, May 19 (IANS) Women prisoners belonging to different age groups at a Jaipur jail are contributing to the battle against Covid-19 by making thousands of face masks, either with sewing machines or by using needle and thread.