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Writer-director Purva Naresh: Best stories are always in the real world
Mumbai, July 14 (IANS) Director-writer Purva Naresh says her writing has a ring of truth to it because best stories come out of the real world.
2020-07-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Art/Culture/Books,Bollywood
International Mandela Day: Following in Madiba's footsteps
New Delhi, July 14 (IANSlife) While the mention of South Africa immediately brings alive the imagery of safaris, glamping, bungee jumping, diverse food and warm people, its rich and diverse cultural history is equally appealing. An inseparable part of the historic fabric of this nation remains its iconic leader - Nelson Mandela, or as he is affectionately known -- Madiba.
2020-07-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life,Art/Culture/Books
Canvases of abstraction
New Delhi, July 14 (IANSlife) 'My Abstract Universe', an online solo exhibition of artworks by contemporary artist Yashwant Singh, depicts an unusual imagery of abstraction -- replete with tattoos and piercings, kitchen artifacts, weapons, masks and textiles.
2020-07-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life,Art/Culture/Books
Habits you need to teach your child in a COVID-19 world
New Delhi, July 12 (IANSlife) The fight against COVID-19 continues to take place all over the world. With most of us homebound owning to the home-sheltering and social restrictions, we have been able to spend quality time with the family.
2020-07-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life,Art/Culture/Books
An online career community for women
New Delhi, July 12 (IANSlife) During the COVID-19 pandemic the focus has been on women supporting each other to help build financial security. In these uncertain times and an economic slowdown, women and working harder than they ever did, both at home and at work.
2020-07-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life,Art/Culture/Books
Namit Das: This year has been very kind to me
Mumbai, July 11 (IANS) Actor Namit Das has impressed many with his recent shows "Aarya" and "Mafia". He says 2020 has been very kind to him.
2020-07-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Art/Culture/Books
Mariah Carey announces her memoir
New York, July 9 (IANS) Award-winning singer-songwriter and producer Mariah Carey will "tell the unfiltered story of her life" in her upcoming memoir "The Meaning of Mariah Carey". It releases in September.
2020-07-09
Category: International, United States,Art/Culture/Books
Charminar, Golconda Fort shut after brief re-opening
Hyderabad, July 6 (IANS) The Charminar and the Golconda Fort, two of Hyderabad's most famous monuments, were re-opened for visitors on Monday, only to be shut again as authorities took a U-turn.
2020-07-06
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Art/Culture/Books
On-view lockdown art an ode to artists' resilient spirits
New Delhi, July 6 (IANSlife) A remote arts residency that began on the first day of the nationwide lockdown, featuring 30 artists confined in homes and studios in a multitude of locations, has culminated in an extensive online exhibition 'The Spirit Remains Unlocked.'
2020-07-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life,Art/Culture/Books
Ryan Adams pens apology in response to #MeToo allegations
Los Angeles, July 5 (IANS) Musician Ryan Adams has apologised to the women, including his former wife Mandy Moore, who accused him of emotional abuse and sexual misconduct over a year ago.
2020-07-05
Category: International, United States,Art/Culture/Books
Bollywood runs on nepotism, says musician Ranjit Barot
New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) Stressing that the Hindi film industry is an institution that doesn't place talent and virtuosity at the top of is list and runs on nepotism, India's best known drummer and music director Ranjit Barot, who guitar legend John McLaughli describes as "one of the leading edges in drumming", adds, "It looks to cultivate a servile attitude in the people that service that industry. Therefore, not a good fit for me. However, if the right director and brief comes my way, I would gladly collaborate."
2020-07-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Art/Culture/Books
A nomad's journey through bright watercolours
New Delhi, July 4 (IANSlife) An interesting visual travelogue showcasing the histories and cultures of various lands, has come alive as an online exhibition by the India International Centre (IIC), featuring the works of a talented self-taught artist and illustrator.
2020-07-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life,Art/Culture/Books
Guidelines for reopening of monuments, museums issued
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) The Central government on Thursday issued a slew of directions for reopening of monuments and museums, protected by the Archaeological Survey of India, from July 6.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Art/Culture/Books
Cairo palace opens to public after decades of neglect
Cairo, July 1 (IANS) Cairos Baron Palace, which has the shape of a Hindu temple and a luxurious interior, has opened to the public as a museum after decades of inexplicable neglect.
2020-07-01
Category: International, Egypt,Art/Culture/Books
A revealing look into the soul of a tormented Palestinian girl
New Delhi, July 1 (IANS) Susan Abulhawa was born to refugees of the Six Day War of 1967, when her family's land was seized and Israel captured what remained of Palestine, including Jerusalem. Now, this Palestinian American writer and activist has come out with a powerful, furious, beautiful book on sex, power, persecution, violation, survival, and resistance.
2020-07-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Hyderabad's Chowmahalla Palace's clock tower collapses
Hyderabad, June 28 (IANS) Window of historic Chowmahalla Palace's clock tower collapsed following Saturday's heavy rains. The clock tower served as the main gate to the splendid palace, the royal seat of the Asaf Jah dynasty (Nizams) from 1724 to 1948, a major tourism attraction in the city.
2020-06-28
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Art/Culture/Books
Scaling the inward, detailing the outward
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) From Portraiture to painting images of undernourished daily labourers. From the 'Ape' series representing the deep socio-political divide in the country to shifting his gaze inwards in the 'Man' series -- the fact remains that for Rameshwar Broota, considered the 'second most successful Indian artist alive in 2020', after Anish Kapoor, (Hurun India Art List 2020), it is important to move on. Though initially this Delhi-based artist's work would undergo a transformation every decade, like in 'Ape' and 'Man' series, he admits that it is more frequent now.
2020-06-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Halsey announces her debut poetry book
New York, June 26 (IANS) American singer and songwriter Halsey on Thursday announced her debut poetry book "I Would Leave Me If I Could".
2020-06-26
Category: International, United States,Art/Culture/Books
I want to break all cultural barriers: Subodh Kerkar
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) Stressing that at the moment, contemporary art seems to have become a source of entertainment for a select few, the founder of Museum of Goa (MOG) in the coastal state, Subodh Kerkar, who started the space with the objective of taking art to the masses, adds, "Through the museum, I wanted to break all cultural barriers. Lets not forget that art has many functions including diminishing differences."
2020-06-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Novelist Kevin Kwan is back with a bang- as he usually is
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) Singapore-born and now a naturalised American, Keven Kwans "Crazy Rich Asians" was a number one New York Times bestseller, a major motion picture, and has been translated into more than 30 languages.
2020-06-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Mumbai music school Furtados enriches lives of 75,000 students in past decade
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) A music school in Mumbai, building on the 154-year-old legacy of its parent, has touched the lives of over 75,000 students across the country in the last decade - 20,000 of them online during the lockdown caused by the coronavirus pandemic - its co-founder, Tanuja Gomes says.
2020-06-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Bengaluru readies for Yoga Day at home, with family
Bengaluru, June 20 (IANS) For the first time in six years since the International Day of Yoga began on June 21, 2015, India's tech city is readying to celebrate it on Sunday at home with family, thanks to the Covid-induced ban on public gatherings, an official said on Saturday.
2020-06-20
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Art/Culture/Books
Immerse yourself in melody, books this World Music Day
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Remember the goosebumps you got when Indira Gandhi drove down Rajpath on Republic Day to the haunting strains of "Ai Mere Watan Ke Logon"? Or this homily from the late comedian and singer Robin Williams: "You know what music is? God's little reminder
2020-06-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
British author Neil Gaiman to feature online at 'JLF Brave New World' on Saturday
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) British author Neil Gaiman, a master of short fiction, novels, comic books, graphic novels, audio theatre, and films, will be in conversation with author and journalist Nilanjana S. Roy in the "JLF Brave New World" online literature series on Saturday about his life and work and how he is surviving in a world turned upside down by the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life,Art/Culture/Books
'Miles to go for effective suicide-prevention protocols in India'
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) The apparent suicide of rising Bollywood star Sushant Singh Rajput has once again focused on two glaring lacunae: that while mental health issues are estimated to affect 150 million Indians, less than a fifth - 30 million - are seeking care of one form or another and that suicide is the leading cause of death for Indians in the 15 to 39 age group.
2020-06-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Playing it true
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) Assuring that he is equally at peace doing the most expensive series on earth, 'Star Trek -Discovery' and starring in a Khasi film that does not have budgets for travelling to locations in a car, actor Adil Hussain, who is seen in both Indian art house and mainstream cinema, besides international productions including 'Life of Pi', and 'The Reluctant Fundamentalist' is now back to concentrating on his first love -- theatre.
2020-06-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Art/Culture/Books
Author Shobhaa De's attempt to hitch onto lockdown bandwagon, falls flat (Opinion)
New Delhi, June 13 (IANS) The Reconstruction Period (1865-77) that followed the conclusion of the American Civil War gave rise to the pejorative term Carpetbaggers to describe politicians and financial adventurers from the Northern Confederate states who descended on the South to reap from the devastation the conflict had caused.
2020-06-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary,Art/Culture/Books
Veteran Urdu poet Gulzar Dehlvi dies of heart attack after defeating corona
New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) Prominent Urdu poet Anand Mohan Zutshi Gulzar Dehlvi (93) died of a heart attack at his residence in Noida on Friday, less than a week after recovering from coronavirus.
2020-06-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Art/Culture/Books
Rajasthan opens monuments, museums after over 2 months
Jaipur, June 2 (IANS) Monuments and museums were opened in Rajasthan from Tuesday after over two months.
2020-06-02
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Health/Medicine,Art/Culture/Books
Rediscovering the Parsis of Calcutta
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) It began with author Prochy N. Mehta's grandchildren being barred from Kolkata's sole fire temple and culminated in a meticulously researched book on the role of prominent Parsis and the community at large in various aspects of the city's growth in diverse areas over the years.
2020-05-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Early mammography screening cuts fatal breast cancer risk: Study
London, May 11 (IANS) An analysis of more than half a million women has revealed that early mammography screening reduces the rates of advanced and fatal breast cancers, say researchers.
2020-05-11
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Art/Culture/Books
Amid Covid scare, Bengal celebrates Tagore's 159th birth anniversary
Kolkata, May 8 (IANS) Amid the coronavirus scare, West Bengal, led by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, observed the 159th birth anniversary of Nobel laureate poet Rabindranath Tagore on Friday.
2020-05-08
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Art/Culture/Books
COVID-19 effect: PM to address 'virtual' Buddha Purnima celebrations
New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) Extraordinary times demand extraordinary measures. Hence, this year's Buddha Purnima celebration has gone virtual keeping in mind the need to maintain social distancing where prayers will be virtually uttered. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will also be participating in the event and will be delivering the keynote address for the same on Thursday morning.
2020-05-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Religion,Art/Culture/Books
Tribal Ministry pact with Art of Living, tribal workers to get monthly ration
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) To give relief to tribal artisans, TRIFED has tied up with Sri Sri Ravi Shankar's Art of Living, under the Ministry of Tribal Affairs. Under this agreement, monthly ration kits worth Rs 1,000 will be given to tribal families across India.
2020-05-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Art/Culture/Books
Silver casket with St Xavier's remains needs repairs: Goa Church
Panaji, May 4 (IANS) The Church in Goa, with help from the the state government, is planning to send an ornate 17th century silver casket holding the 'relics', or the remains, of Spanish saint Francis Xavier to Italy for restoration.
2020-05-04
Category: India, Goa,National,Religion,Art/Culture/Books
Men and women may develop heart disease differently: Study
Toronto, April 27 (IANS) Researchers have revealed the minerals that block heart valves in men are totally different, as compared to women. This discovery could impact how heart disease is diagnosed and treated for different sexes.
2020-04-27
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine,Art/Culture/Books
Harper Collins to celebrate World Book Day
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) HarperCollins India will be celebrating a 'World Book Day Jam' on their Instagram page - @HarperCollinsIN - on April 23, which will have a series of live author sessions, making for a perfect booklover's day in, during the lockdown.
2020-04-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Dekho Apna Desh webinar to offer tourism 'virtually'
New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) With the tourism sector in India hugely impacted with no movement happening either domestically or from across the border due to COVID-19 lockdown, the Union Tourism ministry on Tuesday launched 'Dekho Apna Desh' webinar series to cater for an in-depth information on several destinations and expanse of the culture and heritage of India.
2020-04-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Begum Akhtar's pupil Shanti Hiranand dies at 87
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) Padma Shri recipient and disciple of Begum Akhtar, noted Indian vocalist Shanti Hiranand passed away early Friday morning in Gurugram. She was 87.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Penguin releases e-book on coronavirus' evolution and myths
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) Penguin Random House India on Sunday released an e-book, published under its Ebury Press imprint, on the history, evolution, facts and myths around coronavirus, before the subsequent release of its physical form in the market. "The Coronavirus: What you Need to Know about the Global Pandemic' has been written by Dr Swapneil Parikh, Maherra Desai and Dr. Rajesh M. Parikh, is available on e-commerce websites.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Art/Culture/Books
Ray's visual artist Nemai Ghosh dead
Kolkata, March 25 (IANS) Famed photographer Nemai Ghosh, known for his very fruitful two-decade long association with auteur Satyajit Ray, died at his residence here on Wednesday following cardio-respiratory failure, a family member said.
2020-03-25
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Art/Culture/Books
Ray's visual artist Nemai Ghosh dead
Kolkata, March 25 (IANS) Famed photographer Nemai Ghosh, known for his very fruitful two-decade long association with auteur Satyajit Ray, died at his residence here on Wednesday following cardio-respiratory failure, a family member said.
2020-03-25
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Art/Culture/Books
Art historian's ultimate tribute to ancient Indian manuscript (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Somewhere close to the year 2000, as an informal consultant, renowned art historian B.N. Goswami was going over the San Diego Museum of Arts' holdings of Indian paintings, nearly all of which came from the collection of American billionaire Edwin Binney III. Among the things he saw was the manuscript of the Mysore Bhagvata, the 10th book of the Bhagavata Purana and was "charmed".
2020-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Indian novel's story parallels deadly coronavirus outbreak
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) An Indian novel published in 2018 and set in various parts of Asia and Europe was uncannily prescient about the possibilities of accidental or otherwise release of biotechnology products and how it can trigger an epidemic comparable to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.
2020-03-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Holi celebrated across West Bengal
Kolkata, March 10 (IANS) Holi, the festival of colours, was celebrated with mirth and gaiety across West Bengal on Tuesday as people participated in large numbers draped in festive spirits.
2020-03-10
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Art/Culture/Books
'Dol' celebrated in West Bengal amidst coronavirus scare
Kolkata, March 9 (IANS) West Bengal on Monday celebrated the spring carnival or 'Dol' with colours, songs, prayers and distribution of sweets, even as fear of coronavirus cast its shadow over the festivities.
2020-03-09
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Art/Culture/Books
Exploring the Ganga, unravelling India's links to capitalism, a peep into the darkest secrets of an earlier Calcutta (IANS Books This Weekend)
New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) How long can the Ganga river sustain the 500 million people along its banks; study how capitalism functioned in India before the turn of the previous century; and finally, get an insight into the turbulent times in Calcutta in the first two decades of the 1900s.
2020-03-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
SL book breaks record for most number of alternate endings
Colombo, March 6 (IANS) A Sri Lankan book has achieved a world record for the most number of alternate endings, a media report said.
2020-03-06
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Art/Culture/Books
When one teargas shell quelled a 3,000-strong mob (Book Review)
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) The sight of a mellow dawn breaking over the city's ghat's or the light of a thousand diyas brightening the Ganga river at dusk might have inspired Mirza Ghalib to label it the Mecca of India but administratively, few cities are as complicated as Banaras, the hometown of then Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Kamlapati Tripathi. Its "professional goondas, communal factions, a fractious student community and politicians of all hues made the city a seething cauldron ready to spill over at the slightest pretext", writes Ajai Raj Sharma, who went on to become Delhi's Police Commissioner, in his memoirs of his posting as the city's Superintendent of Police (SSP) early in his IPS career.
2020-03-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
India, other emerging powers can fill space vacated by US (Book Review)
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) Emerging powers like India have the best chance in contemporary history to rise up as great powers as the US pulls back from its role of a global policeman but they must have the apt political leadership at home, says a new book on the first three years of the Donald Trump presidency.
2020-02-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books