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.
Chennai, March 3 (IANS) Small traders and businessmen from the outskirts and neighbouring villages of Chennai have started using their discarded bullock carts for transporting goods and commodities to the capital city.
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) Goans use the Konkani word "susegad" to convey the sense of contentment, fulfilment and relaxation that everyone associates with the coastal state and its culture.
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."
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) Citing threats by Shiv Sena, ruling party in Maharashtra, Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut and her sister Rangoli Chandel have moved the Supreme Court seeking transfer of cases pending against them in Mumbai to a court in Shimla.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) The ongoing Jaipur Literature Festival (JFF) hosted a session on Shekhar Pathak's new book 'Chipko - A People's History' that maps the journey of the people of Uttarakhand and a century of peaceful agitations to fight for the survival of their habitat and existence.
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.
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.
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".
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.
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.
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) The Indian armed forces attended an international defence exhibition and a naval exhibition in Abu Dhabi, aimed to enhance military cooperation with the friendly countries.
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.
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.
Los Angeles, Feb 26 (IANS) Writer F. Scott Fitzgerald's 1925 classic novel The Great Gatsby is set to be made into an animated feature film.
Bengaluru, Feb 25 (IANS) The Bannerghatta Biological Park here has gifted 3 lions to Kittur Rani Channamma zoo at Belagavi, an official said on Thursday.
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.