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Kishan Reddy thanks PM for heritage site status to Ramappa temple
Hyderabad, July 25 (IANS) Union minister of culture and tourism G. Kishan Reddy on Sunday thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his guidance and support as the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) conferred the World Heritage inscription to Telangana's Rudreswara Temple, also known as Ramappa Temple.
2021-07-25
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
First heritage site from Telangana gets coveted UNESCO tag
Hyderabad, July 25 (IANS) The UNESCO World Heritage site status to Ramappa temple has come as the first global recognition of the rich spiritual and cultural heritage of Telangana, India's youngest state.
2021-07-25
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Art/Culture/Books
Ramappa temple inscribed on UNESCO World Heritage List
Paris, July 25 (IANS) The World Heritage Committee has inscribed Telangana's Kakatiya Rudreshwara (Ramappa) Temple on UNESCO's World Heritage List during its 44th session held online and chaired from Fuzhou (China), it announced on Sunday.
2021-07-25
Category: International, France,National,Art/Culture/Books
Renowned Marathi litterateur Satish Kalsekar dies at 78
Raigad (Maharashtra), July 24 (IANS) Banker-turned-Marathi litterateur Satish Kalsekar - who was conferred the 2013 Sahitya Akademi Award for literature - passed away following a brief illness, a close associate said here on Saturday.
2021-07-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Art/Culture/Books
Presidential palace to reopen for public from Aug 1
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) With the number of Covid-19 cases come down in the national capital, the Rashtrapati Bhavan has decided to reopen its complex and museum for the common citizens from August 1 onwards.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Barack Obama, Bruce Springsteen to share 'American stories' in new book
London, July 23 (IANS) An upcoming book titled 'Renegades: Born in the USA', which is a collection of candid, intimate, and entertaining conversations between Barack Obama, the 44th president of the United States, and legendary musician Bruce Springsteen, will be published in October this year.
2021-07-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Art/Culture/Books
Bloomsbury signs up with UK's New Frontier Publishing for children's bookk
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) Bloomsbury Publishing India Private Ltd. has signed up with New Frontier Publishing (NFP), a leading publisher of the UK's primary school-age books, to exclusively represent the marketing and distribution of their titles in the Indian subcontinent.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Start restoration work of Meera Bai Memorial & Meera Mahal in Merta: MP
Jaipur, July 22 (IANS) Rajsamand MP Diya Kumari on Thursday met Union Minister of Tourism and Culture, G. Kishan Reddy and raised the demand for restoration work of Meera Bai Memorial and Meera Mahal in Merta as well as for the approval of Maharana Kumbha Marg Memorial.
2021-07-22
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Israeli artists highlight India's influence in the 'holy land'
New Delhi, July 22: The ties between India and Israel date back to several centuries and can be traced to ancient times. Art is one sphere which truly manifests the influence of these two regions and its people on each other and example of this, is the ongoing virtual group exhibition "Heat and Dust Between India and Zion". A collaboration between India International Centre and the Embassy of Israel in New Delhi, the exhibition will be on till July 25.
2021-07-22
Category: International, United States,National,Diplomacy,Art/Culture/Books
Veteran stage and film actor KTS Padannayil dead
Kochi, July 22 (IANS) Hugely popular stage, TV and film actor K.T.S. Padannayil passed away on Thursday at a private hospital, near here, said family sources.
2021-07-22
Category: India, Kerala,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion,Southern Cinema,Art/Culture/Books
'None like Uttam Kumar, he is irreplaceable'
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) This is the story of a clerk who became an actor; an actor who became a star; a star who became an icon and an icon who became a legend almost a demigod and of whom even Satyajit Ray said: "There is none like Uttam and there will be no one to ever replace him. He was and he is unparalleled in Bengali, even Indian cinema."
2021-07-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Maha Governor releases book on post-Art 370 Kashmir
Mumbai, July 21 (IANS) Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari on Wednesday expressed confidence that Jammu and Kashmir will once again reclaim its lost glory and become a 'heaven on earth'.
2021-07-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Convert Jinnah House into cultural centre: Mumbai BJP to Shah
Mumbai, July 21 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party's Mumbai unit has urged Union Home Minister Amit Shah to convert the historic 'Jinnah House' in Mumbai into a South Asia Centre for Arts & Culture (SACAC), a BJP leader said here on Wednesday.
2021-07-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Theatre stalwart Urmil Kumar Thapliyal passes away
Lucknow, July 21 (IANS) Renowned theatre director, satirist and eminent columnist Urmil Kumar Thapliyal passed away after a prolonged illness. He was 78.
2021-07-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Odisha: Bahuda Yatra of Lord Jagannath, deities completed
Bhubaneswar, July 20 (IANS) The Bahuda Yatra (return journey) of Lord Jagannath and his siblings, Lord Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra, to Srimandir in Puri town of Odisha was completed on Tuesday without participation of devotees.
2021-07-20
Category: India, Orissa,National,Religion,Art/Culture/Books
'An Ugly Truth' unveils Facebook's battle for dominion
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Close on the heels of media reports on the Pegasus project that some 300 Indians were targeted using spyware capable of extracting data from a phone, comes a riveting book that asks an urgent question relating to Facebook: What are the consequences for society when a few individuals are in charge of the technology used by half the worlds population?
2021-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
SS Rajamouli gives mahurat clap for Bellamkonda Sai Sreenivas's next
Hyderabad, July 16 (IANS) Filmmaker SS Rajamouli gave the mahurat clap for Telugu actor Bellamkonda's Hindi remake of the film "Chatrapathi" here on Friday.
2021-07-16
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion,Art/Culture/Books
MasterChef favourite Kishwar Chowdhury dishes up best of both Bengals
New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) If there was one MasterChef Australia Season 13 contestant who had judges and viewers eating out of her hand throughout the just-concluded edition of the reality TV show, it was Kishwar Chowdhury, a printing press owner and mother of two from Melbourne, and one of the three who made it to the grand finale telecast globally on Tuesday, July 13.
2021-07-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Art/Culture/Books
Indian publishing to be Rs 800 bn industry by 2024: EY Parthenon
New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) India, which has the second largest publishing infrastructure among the developing countries next only to China, is expected to see this grow to Rs 800 billion by 2024 from Rs 500 billion in 2019, a new report from EY Parthenon said on Wednesday.
2021-07-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Bihar sculptor's unique way to honour PM Modi
Patna, July 14 (IANS) A fan of Prime Minister Narendra Modi has made several piggy banks in the form of his statues in Bihar's Muzaffarpur district.
2021-07-14
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
'Winning is everywhere, but doesn't happen all at once' (Book Review)
New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) "The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not winning but taking part; the essential thing in life is not conquering but fighting well," Baron Pierre de Coubertin, the founder of the International Olympic Committee and the driving force behind the revival of the modern Olympic Games in 1896, had famously declared.
2021-07-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
SW Railway begins development of heritage stations in K'taka
Bengaluru, July 13 (IANS) South-Western Railway, Bengaluru Division has begun to give shape to its grand plan of developing four of the oldest railway stations surrounding Bengaluru as heritage stations.
2021-07-13
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Rath Yatra 2021: Lord Jagannath reaches Gundicha
Bhubaneswar, July 12 (IANS) The chariots of Lord Jagannath and his siblings Lord Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra reached Gundicha temple before the scheduled time on Monday.
2021-07-12
Category: India, Orissa,National,Art/Culture/Books
'Veda Sakhas' plummeted from 1,331 to just 9: TTD
Tirupati, July 12 (IANS) Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) additional executive officer A.V. Dharma Reddy on Monday lamented that 'Veda Sakhas' have plummeted from 1,331 to just nine over the years and exhorted that there is a need to safeguard and propagate the 'Vedas'.
2021-07-12
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Art/Culture/Books
Looking into the well, staring at the clouds with Gieve Patel
New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) A painter, playwright and poet who practiced medicine for decades, Mumbai-based artist Gieve Patel smiles that for him all these art forms may not necessarily "complement" each other.
2021-07-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Once again, the spectre of a new Cold War
New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) In July 1971, US National Security Advisor Henry Kissinger made a secret visit to China to meet top Chinese leaders. This inaugurated a new phase not just in US-China relations but in contemporary history. That visit and the subsequent US-China relationship, including the US decision to invest in China's economic rise and admit it into the World Trade Organisation, combined to firm up the foundations of China's rise as a world power.
2021-07-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Art/Culture/Books
'Adieu, Da Moni': Legendary B'desh journalist Dasgupta passes away
Dhaka, July 11 (IANS) Poet and journalist Arun Dasgupta passed away at his village Dhalghat Patiya in Bangladesh's Chittaagong at about 12 noon on Saturday. He was 86.
2021-07-11
Category: International, Bangladesh,National,Media,Art/Culture/Books
Afghan diplomats visits Taj Mahal amid weekend lockdown
Agra/New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) Diplomats from Afghanistan visited the Taj Mahal on Sunday morning and enjoyed their stay at the iconic monument amid the weekly lockdown imposed in the city on Saturday and Sunday to curb Covid-19 infections.
2021-07-11
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Diplomacy,Art/Culture/Books
'What are we if not our memories?' (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) Everything in our lives warps and unravels with the passage of time, says P.A. Chawla, a fan of T.S. Eliot, which explains her nom de plume, of her new book, "The Slow Disappearing" ? part memoir and three parts fiction that suggests fading relationships as well as a fading memory ? the writing of which she describes as a "wonderfully cathartic experience".
2021-07-10
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
PM receives first copy of book on Guru Gobind Singh Ji
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday received the first copy of the book 'The Ramayana of Shri Guru Gobind Singh Ji, penned by late Baljit Kaur Tulsi, the mother of noted lawyer K.T.S. Tulsi.
2021-07-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Ruins of ancient Sun temple in UP gets govt's attention
Pratapgarh (Uttar Pradesh), July 9 (IANS) Plans are afoot to revive a 8th century Sun temple, located in a Uttar Pradesh village in Pratapgarh district.
2021-07-09
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Art/Culture/Books
Kaveree Bamzai's 'The Three Khans' to release on July 15
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) Heres an ode to one of the most entertaining periods of Hindi cinema.
2021-07-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Art/Culture/Books
Last-minute plea for Liverpool to stay on Unesco World Heritage list
Liverpool, July 9 (IANS) Arts and cultural organisations in Liverpool joined force in a last-minute bid to avert the British city losing its Unesco World Heritage status.
2021-07-09
Category: International, United Kingdom,Art/Culture/Books
Dehradun's Booknerds revolutionizing way readers & authors connect
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) Booknerds, a Dehradun-based initiative, is revolutionizing the way books and authors connect.
2021-07-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Need to enlighten youth on 'Arsha Dharma' ethics: TTD
Tirupati, July 6 (IANS) Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) additional executive officer A.V. Dharma Reddy on Tuesday said there is an urgent need to enlighten youth on the ethics embedded in 'Arsha Dharma' after the recitation of 'Ravana Samharam' from 'Yuddhakanda' here.
2021-07-06
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Art/Culture/Books
Film shooting consent process in world heritage Darjeeling Himalayan Railway goes digital
Guwahati, July 6 (IANS) The Indian railways authorities have initiated the process to give permission digitally to make films and documentaries on Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (DHR), a UNESCO World Heritage site, which is also known across the world for its fascinating journey through the hills of Himalayas in narrow gauge toy trains.
2021-07-06
Category: India, Assam,National,Art/Culture/Books
Will Afghan ancient historical sites again face Talib threats?
New Delhi, July 6: While there is a widespread speculation as to what awaits Afghanistan after the departure of the US-led foreign troops in the country, historians and heritage experts globally, are keeping their fingers crossed as to the fate of cultural legacy of the embattled nation.
2021-07-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism,Art/Culture/Books
Ex-UP minister seeks development of Bateshwar as tourist spot
Lucknow, July 5 (IANS) Former UP minister Raja Mahendra Aridaman Singh has written a letter to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, seeking development of Bateshwar town in Agra district as a tourist destination.
2021-07-05
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
'Not about complaints, just about facts on being Black' (Book Review)
New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) Had it not rained in Southampton on the morning of July 8, 2020, washing out play in the West Indies-England cricket Test, Michael Holding, one of the finest quicks of modern times, might never have got an opportunity to pour his heart out on a subject that incises him deeply: the racism that Blacks face in the Western world.
2021-07-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Having lost his job, man with a violin winning hearts in Kolkata
Kolkata, July 4 (IANS) Like many others he lost his job during the lockdown but he took recourse to his artistic capability and impressed film director Raj Chakraborty and the Kolkata Police Commissioner with his violin. The newest Internet sensation Bhagwan Mali, an out-of-work hotel musician, is now hitting the streets and winning hearts in the city.
2021-07-04
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Human Interest/Society,Art/Culture/Books
Kalinga Lit Fest: Of JNU, between Left and Right
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) No matter the political party in power, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) seldom shies away from the news. Though for the past few years, projected as a space where the Left clashes with the Right, it is in fact an institution that has been instrumental in imparting cutting-edge education to students.
2021-07-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Creators smile as Indians warm up to new crypto form NFT
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) As high-net-worth individuals (HNWIs) continue to invest in cryptocurrencies and seek to diversify their portfolio, non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are slowly gaining asset-class credibility.
2021-07-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Technology,Art/Culture/Books
Vijay Singh's 'Jaya Ganga' now in Hindi
New Delhi, July 1 (IANS) 'Jaya Ganga, a novel by Paris-based Indian writer Vijay Singh that traces the quest of a young Indian from France journeying down the Ganga, has been translated into Hindi by (late) Manglesh Dabral and published by Rajkamal Prakashan with the support of the French Institute in India. The book has also been made into a cult Indo-French film.
2021-07-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
TN Musicians auction saris to raise funds for deprived artists
Chennai, July 1 (IANS) Classical dancers and musicians of Tamil Nadu joined together and auctioned their saris to support the deprived artists of Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu who are suffering due to the loss of jobs following the Covid pandemic.
2021-07-01
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Human Interest/Society,Art/Culture/Books
'The House of Scindias' raises tantalising questions (Book Review)
New Delhi, June 30 (IANS) What exactly is the extent of the wealth amassed by the Scindias, the erstwhile ruling family of Gwalior? How was it generated and how is it to be distributed among its four claimants?
2021-06-30
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Sherlock Holmes goes digital with GenZ in frame
New Delhi, June 29: The world famous Sherlock Holmes who has mesmerised generations of readers with his uncanny knack of solving cases that completely confound everyone is back to entertain in the form of audiobooks.
2021-06-29
Category: International, Syrian Arab Republic,National,Art/Culture/Books
Tripura's noted painter passes away
Agartala, June 27 (IANS) Renowned painter of northeastern region Chinmoy Roy died in Delhi on Sunday after a prolonged illness, family sources said.
2021-06-27
Category: India, Tripura,National,Art/Culture/Books
Meet the poet who translated Kabir's verses into Urdu
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) Young poet Hashim Raza Jalalpuri, who translated the poetry of 16th century saint poet Mirabai into Urdu, has now achieved another great feat. He has translated 100 hymns of saint poet Kabir into Urdu.
2021-06-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
What's it that makes people take a bet on you?
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) Heres a groundbreaking book that boldly claims that the key to success in business is not talent but the ability to persuade people to take a bet on potential.
2021-06-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
'Philip' a moving account of two contrasting lives
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) This is the story of Prince Philip, the late Duke of Edinburgh -- the longest-serving consort to the longest-reigning sovereign in British history. It is an extraordinary story, told with unique insight and authority by Gyles Brandreth, a multi-talented author who knew the prince for more than 40 years.
2021-06-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books