It's April end and still snowing in Himachal
  • It's April end and still snowing in Himachal(11:18)

    Shimla, April 21 (IANS) It's April end and tourist resorts in higher reaches of Himachal Pradesh were still snowing, weather officials said on Wednesday. The state capital Shimla, which saw the night temperature at 7.4 degrees Celsius, recorded 16.2 mm rain.

Drawing social narratives
  • Drawing social narratives(08:06)
    By Sukant Deepak

    New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) "It's important for me as a person to comment on social and political issues. Social media is a powerful tool to project my opinions into the world. It is also a great place to find alternate points of view and to engage with people outside of our echo chambers. My tool is drawing, so that is what I use to express myself," says artist Ikroop Sandhu, whose illustration, re-imagining painter Amrita Shergill's famous 'Three Girls' to mark Woman's Day during the ongoing farmers' agitation went viral.

Lakshmi Manchu: Our fear of pandemic gets instilled in our children
  • Lakshmi Manchu: Our fear of pandemic gets instilled in our children(11:54)
    By Yashika Mathur

    Hyderabad, April 20 (IANS) Telugu actress Lakshmi Manchu, whose YouTube series "Chitti Chilakamma" on parenting has been getting good response, says amid the latest Covid surge, parents need to be aware that their fear of the pandemic can affect their children, too.

B-Town turns to pals with paws to battle lockdown blues
  • B-Town turns to pals with paws to battle lockdown blues(10:14)
    By Durga Chakravarty

    Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) Dogs are mankinds best friends, and the fur balls also make for perfect pals in times of dire need. Many Covid-marooned citizens say they look at their four-legged friends at home as resident emotional props at a time when lockdown stress is beating everyone down.

Monuments dwarfed by encroachments
  • Monuments dwarfed by encroachments(08:34)
    By Brij Khandelwal

    Agra, April 20 (IANS) Alhough Agra could not celebrate World Heritage Day on April 18 due to the Covid-19 pandemic restrictions, conservationists and green activists have once again highlighted the failure of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) to free the string of monuments in the city of encroachments that were seen as a major threat to the health and safety of these precious properties.

Lyricist Mehboob: Line between film music and indie music has blurred
  • First human-monkey embryo sparks ethical debate(17:02)

    New York, April 18 (IANS) A joint team of US and Chinese scientists have, in breakthrough research, grown human cells in monkey embryos in a laboratory for up to 20 days. The development, which has sparked ethical debates, has implications for developing new models of human biology and disease.

Aditi Rao Hydari: I am dying to go back to theatres
Uralungal, village cooperative turns into world's 2nd largest cooperative
Fatima Sana Shaikh: I am constantly doubting myself
  • Fatima Sana Shaikh: I am constantly doubting myself(11:22)
    By Durga Chakravarty

    New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) Fatima Sana Shaikh became popular even before the audience knew her name. Way back in 1997, she endeared herself to viewers playing Kamal Hassan and Tabu's daughter in "Chachi 420". Years later, she would score her first blockbuster with the 2016 Aamir Khan-starrer "Dangal".

People trust computers more than humans: Study
  • People trust computers more than humans: Study(15:12)

    New York, April 14 (IANS) Despite increasing concern over the intrusion of algorithms in daily life, a new research shows that people are more likely to rely on algorithms than humans, especially if a task becomes too challenging.

This bureaucrat brings beauty of nature on bottles with art
  • This bureaucrat brings beauty of nature on bottles with art(13:42)
    By Archana Sharma

    Jaipur, April 14 (IANS) A senior civil servant in Rajasthan, Mugdha Sinha with an aim to bring out the artist within her, organised a unique two-in-one art exhibition - 'Bottle is Canvas' and 'Freehand Meditative Mandalas' in Jaipur-based Jawahar Kala Kendra. This exhibition has been drawing art connoisseurs from different parts of the country.

Priyanka Chopra: I always find my light
  • Priyanka Chopra: I always find my light(18:58)

    Mumbai, April 9 (IANS) Indian actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas, who has started shooting for the drama series "Citadel", asserts she has clean skin from within, and that she would always find her light.

One-third of Antarctic ice shelf area at risk of collapse: Study
NASA's Odyssey spacecraft marks 20 years of mapping Mars
Adarsh Gourav: 'I know the advantage of being middle-class'
Girl aged 12 with 5 kg tumour gets new life after surgery (Ld)
  • Girl aged 12 with 5 kg tumour gets new life after surgery (Ld)(14:34)

    New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) A 12-year-old girl from Delhi got a new lease of life by a team of doctors of City based Sir Ganga Ram Hospital who removed two football-sized tumours weighing 5 kg from her stomach which she was carrying for the past few years.

Astronomers spot double quasars in merging galaxies
  • Astronomers spot double quasars in merging galaxies(13:40)

    Washington, April 7 (IANS) Peering back 10 billion years into the universe's past, astronomers have found a pair of quasars that are so close to each other they look like a single object in ground-based telescopic photos, but not in Hubble Space Telescope's crisp view.

Sayani Gupta: Only in India do actors talk about a film's business
Bagh Print from Madhya Pradesh makes it to Vogue Italia
  • Bagh Print from Madhya Pradesh makes it to Vogue Italia(15:42)

    Dhar (MP), April 2 (IANS) World famous Bagh print of Dhar district of Madhya Pradesh has appeared in the digital edition of Vogue Italia, giving it a new identity in the world of designing. The pictures of Sita, a tribal woman, wearing a sari in of the Bagh print are in the news in the fashion world these days.

Rediscovering Mir Taqi Mir, Urdu's first great poet (IANS Interview)
  • Rediscovering Mir Taqi Mir, Urdu's first great poet (IANS Interview)(12:00)
    By Vishnu Makhijani

    New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) Mir Taqi Mir (1723-1810) was not only Urdu's first great poet but also the most prolific one with around 13,500 couplets to his name. He is credited with giving shape and structure to the Urdu language itself, is counted among the five major poets of the language along with Mirza Ghalib, Mir Anees Allama Iqbal and Josh Malihabadi and is often mentioned as 'Khuda-e-Sukhan' (God of Posey or poetry).

This Kashmiri digs everyday in search of his soldier son's last remains
  • This Kashmiri digs everyday in search of his soldier son's last remains(15:56)
    By Sheikh Qayoom

    Srinagar, April 1 (IANS) That all the four kidnappers and killers of his son have been killed by the security forces is little consolation for 56-year-old Manzoor Ahmad Wagay, who is still digging up mother earth just to find the last resting place of his son, Shakir Manzoor.

This Raj farmer created a new fennel variety through crop engineering
  • This Raj farmer created a new fennel variety through crop engineering(15:34)

    Jaipur, April 1 (IANS) Regarded as the 'Saunf King' of Sirohi, Ishaq Ali, a farmer 'scientist' in Rajasthan, has earned many laurels for innovating in the field of fennel farming and has left one and all surprised by producing over 25 tonnes on 15 acres of land, thereby making a decent earning of around Rs 30 lakh annually.

Raveena Tandon: Hang poachers and rapists
  • Raveena Tandon: Hang poachers and rapists(19:48)

    Mumbai, March 31 (IANS) Actress Raveena Tandon on Wednesday posted a comment on social media about India's legal system, saying the laws in our country are too weak, and culprits are not convicted in most cases. She raised concern about crimes like poaching and rape, and demanded capital punishment for such misdemeanours.