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On the trail of 12 Indian fugitives who fled to London
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.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Both Bhutto Sahib and Benazir were firm believers that Kashmir can't be left in the hands of the generals
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) Bhutto Sahib and Benazir Bhutto were both firm believers that intricate issues such as Kashmir cannot be left in the hands of generals, says Ambassador Shamshul Hassan in his book, "Life with the Bhuttos."
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
'The Code Breaker' is an uplifting tale in trying times
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) In these days of the coronavirus pandemic, Walter Isaacson, the bestselling author of "Leonardo da Vinci" and "Steve Jobs", returns with "The Code Breaker" (Simon & Schuster), a gripping account of how Nobel Prize winner Jennifer Doudna and her colleagues launched a revolution that will allow us to cure diseases, fend off viruses, and have healthier babies.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Science/Tech,Art/Culture/Books
Railways to restore 8 heritage stations in Karnataka
Bengaluru, Feb 26 (IANS) The South Western Railway (SWR) would restore 8 heritage stations in its Bengaluru division, with the help of Intach (Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage), an official said on Friday.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Art/Culture/Books
JLF-2022's venue becomes key question for literary aficionados
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.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Art/Culture/Books
Combing nuances of poetry, music into Kangra's miniature paintings (IANS Interview)
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.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Poet, teacher, priest Vishnu Narayanan Namboothiri no more
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 25 (IANS) Acclaimed teacher, poet and temple priest, Vishnu Narayanan Namboothiri passed away on Thursday at his house here, family sources said. He was 81.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics,Religion,Art/Culture/Books
Rekindling a forgotten Himalayan story
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) Did the CIA, in association with Indias Intelligence Bureau, clandestinely plant nuclear devices on Nanda Devi, the second highest mountain in India, in the 1950s to spy on Chinas nuclear programme and which are said to have led to a glacier break and triggered the devastating floods in Uttarakhand earlier this month?
2021-02-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Girish Karnad Memorial Lecture on 'US Politics: Why Here, and Where from Here?' on March 12
Bangalore, Feb 25 (IANS) At a time when US President Joe Biden is known to have a China plan in which India has a role, and a clutch of Indian American have been named to key positions in the new administration, renowned journalist and commentator Edward Luce, who was the New Delhi-based South Asia Bureau Chief of Financial Times and has written a seminal book on India, will be heard with eager attention when he delivers the Girish Karnad Memorial Lecture 2021 on 'US Politics: Why Here, and Where from Here? here on March 12.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Diplomacy,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
When Arthur Conan Doyle responded to the call of a Parsi lawyer
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) In the village of Great Wyrley near Birmingham, someone is mutilating horses. Someone is also sending threatening letters to the vicarage, where the vicar, Shahpur Edalji, is a Parsi convert to Christianity and the first Indian to have a parish in England.
2021-02-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Yesterday once more: Skyroom is back in new avatar
Kolkata, Feb 24 (IANS) As you walk down the main thoroughfare in Kolkata's key arterial stretch of Southern Avenue, you can find a quaint narrow alley that will lead you to a whole new world of a vintage city.
2021-02-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Art/Culture/Books
The race to create a world-class ventilator to combat Covid-19
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) A raging pandemic, a dearth of life-saving equipment, and 90 days to manufacture a world-class ventilator.
2021-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Suicide preventer comes to terms with suicide
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) In April 2017, Nandini Murali lost her urologist husband Dr T.R. Murali to suicide. In the wake of that devastation, her life changed forever.
2021-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society,Art/Culture/Books
Documenting the horse in Indian history
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) The horse is etched on the Indian landscape and to view the sub-continent's past through the prism of the horse is to be swept up in its power and grace.
2021-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Awakening your 'soulprint' to find happiness and success (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) It was a chance discovery of a book written 100 years ago by his great great grandfather that blended spiritual wisdom to aid decision-making that inspired writer and life coach Aditya Nath to delve deeper into the subject and pen his debut novel, "Awaken Your Soulprint - Discovering Your Own Special Path To Happiness And Success" that he believes can also provide the path ahead in todays pandemic times.
2021-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
2nd phase of Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav to be inaugurated in Darjeeling
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Union Minister of State for Culture & Tourism (Independent Charge) Prahlad Singh Patel will inaugurate the second phase of Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav on February 22 at Raj Bhawan in Darjeeling.
2021-02-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Eijaz Khan on how Bigg Boss 14 cemented bond with Pavitra Punia
Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) Former Bigg Boss 14 contestant Eijaz says the show gave him a chance to discover the love of his love. Eijaz and evicted housemate Pavitra Punias romance gathered ground while they spent time in the season 14 house.
2021-02-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Art/Culture/Books
Remo D'Souza calls his music label an extension of his efforts to nurture talent
Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) Filmmaker and choreographer Remo Dsouza has launched his music label B-Live, and he says his effort is to support budding singers in small town as well as the cities.
2021-02-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Art/Culture/Books
Understanding nuances of world cinema through 10th century Kashmiri philosopher Abhinavagupta (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) A new book that unravels the nuances of world cinema harkens back to the 10th century philosopher Abhinavagupta (924-1020), a highly revered Kashmiri Shaiva master, as it pays tribute to his commentary on the "Natyasastra" (an ancient treatise on dramaturgy) and the concepts of "Rasa Siddhanta" (theory of aesthetic experience) and "purusartha" (life-pursuits).
2021-02-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
My career has never been dependent on my co-actors: Priyanka Chopra Jonas
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) "There is no rulebook for me and I don't believe in planning too much. I have never allowed my work to define me completely. All my life, I have chosen diverse roles -- across genres, continents and platforms, and my career has never been dependent on my co-actors," said actor Priyanka Chopra Jonas, talking about her recently released memoir 'Unfinished', during the ongoing Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF).
2021-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Betting Central,Art/Culture/Books
'Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Power' a grim wake-up call for India (Book Review) (Repeating, correcting intro)
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) With Artificial Intelligence helping "biological materialism sneak in through the back door", the world is witnessing a real clash of civilisations with "the battle between algorithm and being" writes Rajiv Malhotra, an internationally acclaimed author and public intellectual, in this seminal deep dive into a phenomenon that is only partially visible, like an iceberg.
2021-02-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
RSS not happy with writing of Indian history, Bhagwat to release new book
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh wants to initiate a debate on Indian history written so far. The RSS believes that till now historians have written Indian history narrowly and now is the time to revisit it.
2021-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Jaipur Literature Festival debuts in digital avatar on Friday
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Hailed as the 'greatest literary show on Earth', the 14th edition of the Jaipur Literature Festival 2021, will open on Friday on its brand new virtual platform. The festival, this year features over 300 speakers and performers representing around 25 Indian and 18 international languages and over 23 nationalities as well as major literary awards ranging from the Nobel, the Man Booker, the Pulitzer, the Sahitya Akademi, DSC Prize for South Asian Literature, JCB Prize for Literature.
2021-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
'Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Power' a grim wake-up call for India (Book Review)
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) With Artificial Intelligence helping "biological materialism sneak in through the back door", the world is witnessing a real clash of civilisations with "the battle between algorithm and being" writes Rajiv Malhotra, one of the most respected venture capitalists of Silicon Valley and a former chairman of the powerful TiE Global, in this seminal deep dive into a phenomenon that is only partially visible, like an iceberg.
2021-02-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
'Street art largely undiscovered in India'
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) She comes to the street with an unburdened mind. You can expect her to paint an asteroid, a doormat or anything she fancies. There is no space for constraint. Aspects of life, death and decay can take shape on the wall. In fact, what really excites Anpu Varkey, a New Delhi-based painter and street artist is imagining possibilities.
2021-02-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Confidence & success comes from India's small towns: Ameya Prabhu at KLF Bhava Samvad
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) It's not just about the success in Mumbai or in Delhi. The confidence and success comes up from small towns of India like Bhubaneswar, Ranchi, Imphal, Deogarh and other says writer Ameya Prabhu at KLF Bhava Samvad.
2021-02-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
China's national museum kicks off ox-themed exhibition
Beijing, Feb 14 (IANS) The National Museum of China has kicked off a themed exhibition to mark the Year of the Ox, showcasing a selection of cultural relics and artworks related to the zodiac animal.
2021-02-14
Category: International, China,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Govt orders removal of encroachments from ASI monuments
New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) The Centre has ordered the removal of encroachments from the monuments and sites protected by the Archeological Survey of India (ASI) across the country. Currently, there are 3,693 monuments of national importance under ASI's protection.
2021-02-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Goa ushers in colourful Carnival festival
Panaji, Feb 13 (IANS) Goa ushered in the colourful festival of Carnival, albeit on a toned down scale, with a float parade organised in the state capital of Panaji on Saturday.
2021-02-13
Category: India, Goa,National,Features,Religion,Art/Culture/Books
Mumbai square - named after ex-Israeli PM Shimon Peres - sparks row
Mumbai, Feb. Feb 13 (IANS) For the first time, a prominent junction in south Mumbai has been named after a foreign dignitary, but it sparked off a political row among various parties in the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC).
2021-02-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Diplomacy,Features,Human Interest/Society,Art/Culture/Books
Goa to identify, restore dilapidated govt. buildings: CM
Panaji, Feb 13 (IANS) Amid resistance to government land acquisition processes in various parts of Goa, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Saturday urged elected village panchayat representatives to identify unused government land and buildings, which he said could be used to build permanent assets for the local community.
2021-02-13
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Mining the recesses of the human mind
New Delhi, Feb 11 (IANS) When they were first published, Gracys stories shocked readers with their sexual candour and frank celebration of female desire. She is now widely recognized as one of the most important contemporary writers in Malayalam.
2021-02-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Project to capture cultural life of UK's high streets
London, Feb 11 (IANS) The Historic England, the UK's cultural agency, announced a multi-million dollar project to tell stories of the country's famous high streets, the focal point for business, especially shopping.
2021-02-11
Category: International, United Kingdom,Art/Culture/Books
Central Vista project: IGNCA, National Museum to be shifted
New Delhi, Feb 10 (IANS) As part of the Central Vista project, prestigious institutions like the National Museum and the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, located in central Delhi, will be shifted to other locations.
2021-02-10
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Mandu, Khajuraho festivals to be held this month
Bhopal, Feb 10 (IANS) Cultural activities are on a steady rise in Madhya Pradesh as the coronavirus crisis slowly subsides with the upcoming Mandu and Khajuraho dance festivals being organised this month.
2021-02-10
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Art/Culture/Books
'Restless As Mercury' a perfect complement to Gandhi's 'The Story of My Experiments With Truth' (Book Review)
New Delhi, Feb 10 (IANS) 'Original footage might be grainy and jerky but has a ring of truth because it is the 'thing itself and not an image of it, Gopalkrishna Gandhi writes in the Preface of "Restless as Mercury ? My Life As A Young Man" that knits together the autobiographical observations scattered over several pages of the "Collected Works of Mahatma Gandhi" and seamlessly complements "The Story of My Experiments With Truth" to bring into focus the Father of the Nations descriptions of his life in its familial aspect.
2021-02-10
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Iraq vows to recover all artefacts stolen after US-led invasion
Baghdad, Feb 10 (IANS) Iraqi authorities have pledged to recover all the ancient artefacts that were stolen after the US-led invasion in 2003, a local media report said citing a top official.
2021-02-10
Category: International, Iraq,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
'Ram Darbar' flower mural at UP flower show
Lucknow, Feb 7 (IANS) For the first time, a larger-than-life mural of 'Ram Darbar' has been put up at the annual state fruit and flower show at the ongoing Raj Bhawan here.
2021-02-07
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
'Khadau' gains popularity in Magh Mela
Prayagraj (Uttar Pradesh), Feb 5 (IANS) One of the fastest selling items at the ongoing Magh Mela in Prayagraj this year, is the 'khadau' (wooden slipper).
2021-02-05
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion,Art/Culture/Books
Kolkata Book Fair to be held in July
Kolkata, Feb 4 (IANS) Considering the upcoming Assembly elections and multiple board exams in West Bengal, the 45th International Kolkata Book Fair will be held in the month of July this year at the Central Park Mela Ground in Salt Lake.
2021-02-04
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Art/Culture/Books
About searching for love and rediscovering yourself
New Delhi, Feb 4 (IANS) What if you ran away from your life today? Twenty years later, three people are looking for you. One is dying to meet you again. The other wishes you had never met them. The third wishes they could have met you at least once. You are one person. Arent you? But you are not the same person to each of them.
2021-02-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
200 musicians come together to mark 174th Thyagaraja Aradhana
Thanjavur, Feb 2 (IANS) Adhering to Covid protocols such as social distancing, as many as 200 musicians gathered on Tuesday at saint-composer Thyagaraja's samadhi for the 174th Thyagaraja Aradhana event. The samadhi (memorial) is located in Thiruvaiaru of Tamil Nadu's Thanjavur district.
2021-02-02
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Human Interest/Society,Art/Culture/Books
Pranab Mukherjee's diaries may soon be a book
New Delhi, Feb 1 (IANS) Sharmistha Mukherjee, national spokesperson of the Congress and the daughter of former India President late Pranab Mukherjee, said that she is contemplating to come out with a book based on her father's handwritten diaries.
2021-02-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Telangana Governor felicitates Gussadi dance exponent
Hyderabad, Feb 1 (IANS) Telangana Governor Dr Tamilisai Soundararjan on Monday felicitated Gussadi dance exponent Kanaka Raju for being bestowed with the Padma Shri honour.
2021-02-01
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Honour to be mentioned by PM: Bhagyashree
Bhubaneswar, Jan 31 (IANS) Bhagyashree Sahu of Odisha's Rourkela, who was praised by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for her artwork on Sunday, said it was an honour to be mentioned by the Prime Minister.
2021-01-31
Category: India, Orissa,National,Human Interest/Society,Art/Culture/Books
This artist pays tributes to martyrs differently since 1999
Jaipur, Jan 31 (IANS) Meet artist Chandraprakash Gupta who is paying rich tributes to Army martyrs differently since the Kargil War of 1999.
2021-01-31
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Art/Culture/Books
Book on Queen Didda breaks at number one on rankings
New Delhi, Jan 31 (IANS) Author Ashish Kaul's fourth book based on the life and times of the 10th century Queen Didda, titled 'Didda - Kashmir Ki Yodha Rani' has debuted at no. 1 and no. 4 in the 'Hot New Release' and 'Women's Category' respectively on Amazon.
2021-01-31
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Mumbai: BMC is India's first civic body to launch 'Heritage Walk'
Mumbai, Jan 30 (IANS) The first batch of 15 excited, wide-eyed tourists entered the hallowed portals of the iconic BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) building - the headquarters of Asia's richest civic body which administers India's commercial capital - for the inaugural 'Heritage Walk' here on Saturday.
2021-01-30
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Art/Culture/Books
Veteran Gujarati theatre artist Arvind Joshi passes away at 84 (Ld)
Gandhinagar Jan 29 (IANS) Gujarati theatre veteran Arvind Joshi breathed his last on Friday morning at Nanavati Hospital in Bombay. He was 84 years old. The actor is survived by his wife and two children: film actor Sharman Joshi and Mansi Joshi Roy.
2021-01-29
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Art/Culture/Books
Exploring the other side of the LoC
New Delhi, Jan 28 (IANS) 'Forgotten Kashmir' examines the evolution of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) over the past seven decades. It includes major milestones like the tribal invasion in 1947-­48, the Sudhan revolt in the 1950s, the Ayub era, the Simla Agreement, the adoption of the Interim Constitution of 1974 and the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).
2021-01-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books