Gandhi, Mohammed Rafi, Krishna in one frame, inside artist Atul Dodiya's mind
  • Gandhi, Mohammed Rafi, Krishna in one frame, inside artist Atul Dodiya's mind(08:44)
    By Sukant Deepak
    New Delhi, Sep 29 (IANS) The last two months have been hectic, and a great change from the suffocating stillness of the initial days of the lockdown. Having painted more than 200 works, and counting, Mumbai-based artist Atul Dodiya is happy that many new experiences and revelations are happening in his work. "I am doing small-scale watercolours as the medium allows one much freedom. I can take the colours and pads home and continue working. Oil can be quite demanding in many ways," he says.
Versatile Kannada writer-critic G.S. Amur passes away
Meet this Hyderabadi running 'Rice ATM' to feed hungry
  • Meet this Hyderabadi running 'Rice ATM' to feed hungry(21:19)
    By Mohammed Shafeeq
    Hyderabad, Sep 28 (IANS) The Covid-19-induced lockdown saw many heroes emerging in different parts of the country who went all out to feed the hungry and help the needy. Here is one hero from Hyderabad who is still continuing the work, providing succour to families still reeling under the impact of lockdown.
Rafael Nadal hails 5-year-old Kerala tennis prodigy
'Viruses a crown of thorns borne for centuries' (Book Review)
  • 'Viruses a crown of thorns borne for centuries' (Book Review)(12:33)
    By Vishnu Makhijani
    New Delhi, Sep 28 (IANS) It began as "panspermia", a hypothesis that life exists throughout the Universe, that was coined by the 5th century BC Greek polymath Anaxagorus. He theorised that the first contaminants - as also other organisms - made their appearance via meteors that had loosened from large stars and plunged down to earth, carrying "seeds everywhere and thus generating life". Aristotle pipped him at the post with the more believable theory of spontaneous generation of life on earth.
Manali paraglider pilot who took Modi to skies flying high
  • Manali paraglider pilot who took Modi to skies flying high(11:29)
    BY VISHAL GULATI
    Manali, Sep 28 (IANS) Twenty-seven years after he took Narendra Modi to the skies, the pilot of a paraglider is flying high over the Prime Minister's visit to this picturesque tourist resort in Himachal Pradesh on October 3.
50 yrs of YRF: Aditya Chopra remembers father Yash Chopra
No plans to enter politics: Actor Sonu Sood
  • No plans to enter politics: Actor Sonu Sood(07:59)
    By Sukant Deepak
    New Delhi, Sep 27 (IANS) Actor Sonu Sood, much in the limelight for the charity work he has been doing during the lockdown, especially in facilitating transport for migrant workers to their native places during the initial days (of the lockdown) is clear that entering politics is nowhere on the horizon for him.
Indian Army lauds sacrifices of animal transport warriors
'Swadeshi' push: Khadi outlet for PM Modi's bodyguards
  • 'Swadeshi' push: Khadi outlet for PM Modi's bodyguards(17:32)
    New Delhi, Sep 26 (IANS) In another push for "Swadeshi", the Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) has roped in the Special Protection Group (SPG) -- a specialised security wing responsible for the protection of Prime Minister Narendra Modi -- as the biggest brand ambassador of Khadi.
Air Bubble: Vistara eyes operations to Paris, Frankfurt
  • Air Bubble: Vistara eyes operations to Paris, Frankfurt(13:58)
    By Rohit Vaid
    New Delhi, Sep 26 (IANS) Even as uncertainty looms over a possible second wave of Covid-19 pandemic, full-service air carrier Vistara is eyeing opportunities to expand internationally under the 'Air Bubble' transport agreements.
Rohtang highway tunnel to prove blessing for T-90 tanks too
  • Rohtang highway tunnel to prove blessing for T-90 tanks too(11:41)
    BY VISHAL GULATI
    Manali (Himachal Pradesh), Sep 25 (IANS) One of the world's most challenging and a marvel of engineering motorways -- the Rohtang Pass highway tunnel -- in the Himalayas is strategic as it will bring the Indian Army with its T-90 tanks and infantry combat vehicles closer to the Line of Actual Control, project engineers said on Friday.
Speakers, woofers stolen from Sarnath
  • Speakers, woofers stolen from Sarnath(10:31)
    Varanasi, Sep 25 (IANS) In a shocking incident, the speakers and woofers of the ambitious light and sound show project have been stolen from the high security Archaeological Survey of India protected site of Sarnath's Dhamekh Stupa in Varanasi.
Village bids emotional adieu to Spaniard stranded in Assam during the lockdown
Shaheen Bagh's 'dadi' Bilkis in Time magazine, congratulates Modi
  • Shaheen Bagh's 'dadi' Bilkis in Time magazine, congratulates Modi(18:12)
    New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) Thousands of people participated in last year's widespread protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) in New Delhi's Shaheen Bagh. Three feisty grandmothers also took part in these demonstrations surrounded by young women with prayer beads in one hand and the national flag in the other.
Renowned Malayalam poet Akkitham Achuthan wins Jnanpith award
HarperCollins welcomes lifting of injunction against Asaram book
  • HarperCollins welcomes lifting of injunction against Asaram book(13:02)
    New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) Publisher HarperCollins on Thursday welcomed the lifting of the injunction on the book "Gunning For The Godman", terming it a "victory for free speech". The book is now available on all e-retail platforms and in physical stories.
India a Civilisational State re-architecting the Republic' (Book Review)
  • India a Civilisational State re-architecting the Republic' (Book Review)(12:34)
    By Vishnu Makhijani
    New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) India is a Civilisational State engaged in a "grand undertaking to re-architect" the Republic. It should make a "clean break" from its "socialistic, feudal past" to maintain the momentum and should stake claim to be a world power, says a new book on the country's journey as it approaches the 75th year of its Independence, even as it calls for course corrections in the areas of governance, bureaucracy, foreign policy and the judiciary.
Manish Malhotra's closes digital ICW with opulence
  • Manish Malhotra's closes digital ICW with opulence(06:02)
    By Puja Gupta
    New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANSlife) On Wednesday, veteran designer Manish Malhotra was the finale act as he closed the digital edition of the India Couture Week with a showcase of his latest couture collection 'Roohaniyat -- A celebration called life.'
Iconic Coffee House tweaks menu to include 'Kadha'
  • Iconic Coffee House tweaks menu to include 'Kadha'(15:20)
    Lucknow, Sep 23 (IANS) The iconic Coffee House in Lucknow, whose clientele includes litterateur, politicians, playwrights and the creme de la creme of the Uttar Pradesh capital, has tweaked its menu to suit Covid times.
The Indian royals who modelled for first vaccine in the world
Children are a very serious audience: Puppeteer Anurupa Roy
  • Children are a very serious audience: Puppeteer Anurupa Roy(08:04)
    By Sukant Deepak
    New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) Lamenting that many assume puppetry as simple and for frivolous consumption, and that there seems to be a general assumption that so are children, puppeteer Anurupa Roy stresses that it is important to note that that children are a serious audience and creating for them is far more challenging than it is for adults.
No shortcuts to success: Kerala's 'Chhota Rafi'
Rhino poaching in Assam has reduced by 86%: Minister (World Rhino Day Special)
'Pandemic a time for humanity to change its very basic philosophy'
  • 'Pandemic a time for humanity to change its very basic philosophy'(15:04)
    By Vishnu Makhijani
    New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) The coronavirus pandemic has endangered our basic human rights and liberties and taught us that it is time to change our values, priorities and perspective if humanity is to survive, says Ramin Jahanbegloo, a prominent political philosopher of Iranian origin, in his new book, "The Courage to Exist - A Philosophy of Life and Death in the Age of Coronavirus" (Orient BlackSwan).