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Qadir Ali Baig Theatre Festival from October 21
Hyderabad, Oct 17 (IANS) The 16th edition of Qadir Ali Baig Theatre Festival, one of India's most significant theatre events, will be held here from October 21 to 24.
2021-10-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Art/Culture/Books
Superman to now fight for 'Truth, Justice, and a Better Tomorrow'
Los Angeles, Oct 17 (IANS) On a Saturday crowded with announcements at the DC FanDome virtual event, DC's Chief Creative Officer and publisher Jim Lee announced that Superman will have a better, and more neutral, motto.
2021-10-17
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Art/Culture/Books
Theatre artists switch to Delhi's suburbs, smaller cities to keep shows on
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) In the wake of Covid-19, lack of funds and fewer audiences, theatre artists have switched to confined and experimental spaces in Delhi's suburbs and smaller cities, leaving the Mandi House area -- the national capital's hub for performing art students and actors -- with a deserted look.
2021-10-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Dozens injured during traditional stick fighting in Andhra
Amaravati, Oct 16 (IANS) Dozens of people were injured in the violence during traditional fight with sticks during Dasara celebrations in Andhra Pradesh's Kurnool district.
2021-10-16
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Art/Culture/Books
Progressive thinker, theatre artist G K Govinda Rao no more
Hubballi (Karnataka), Oct 15 (IANS) Noted progressive thinker, theatre person and writer Professor G.K. Govinda Rao, known for his sharp criticism, passed away in the wee hours of Friday at his daughter's residence in Karnataka's Hubballi.
2021-10-15
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Art/Culture/Books
To act or not to act? Ramlilas not-so-healthy affair with big names
New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) Ramlilas - a theatrical adaptation of Lord Ram's life that goes on for almost a week and concludes on the night of Vijayadashmi, are a major source of income for thousands of theatre artists during the festival season.
2021-10-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,Art/Culture/Books
'Silverview', the last complete work by John Le Carre
New Delhi, Oct 11 (IANS) Julian Lawndsley has renounced his high-flying job in the city for a simpler life of running a bookshop in a small English seaside town. But only a couple of months into his new career, Julian's evening is disrupted by a visitor. Edward, a Polish emigre living in Silverview, the big house on the edge of town, seems to know a lot about Julian's family and is rather too interested in the inner workings of his modest new enterprise.
2021-10-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
UP's first tribal museum to be ready in 2022
Lucknow, Oct 10 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh's first tribal museum, known as 'Tharu Janjati Museum, will come up at Imilia Koder village, a Tharu populated area in Balrampur district.
2021-10-10
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Art/Culture/Books
Anecdotal, though-provoking memoir on India's banking system
New Delhi, Oct 9 (IANS) This is a highly anticipated account of some of the critical periods in the history of Indias financial sector by one of the countrys most talented and established banking professionals in the country, Rajnish Kumar, former Chairman of State Bank of India (SBI), Indias largest commercial bank.
2021-10-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
24-episode docuseries traces Guru Nanak's travels across 9 nations
Chandigarh, Oct 8 (IANS) The first-ever comprehensive documentation of Guru Nanak's life journey through visitations to multi-faith sites across nine nations, as documented in the historical texts, will be available from October 14.
2021-10-08
Category: India, Punjab,National,Human Interest/Society,Religion,Art/Culture/Books
Literature Nobel brings back focus on post-colonialism, identity, cultural drift
New Delhi, Oct 7 (IANS) Amid resurgent questions over cultural identity and colonial legacies, the Nobel Prize for Literature 2021 has been awarded to the first writer since Sir V.S. Naipaul (2001) to deal with the vexed impact of colonialism and the dilemmas of travellers - forced or voluntary - among differing cultural millieus.
2021-10-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Abdulrazak Gurnah conferred Nobel Prize for Literature 2021
London, Oct 7 (IANS) Tanzania-born UK-based post-colonialist novelist Abdulrazak Gurnah, whose oeuvre mainly deals with the physical and mental disruptions faced by refugees, was on Thursday conferred the Nobel Prize in Literature for 2021.
2021-10-07
Category: International, United Kingdom,National,Art/Culture/Books
The turbulent connection between religion and terrorism
New Delhi, Oct 6 (IANS) A recently divorced doctor looking for seclusion relocates to an isolated house on a riverbank. The following summer, dead bodies start turning up in the river, on the roads, in trains and on city crossings. Everybody calls it the 'Punjab Problem, as if it was a stubborn crossword puzzle. The doctor is kidnapped and nearly killed, once by terrorists for helping the police and once by the police for helping the terrorists.
2021-10-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Kabira, back in Varanasi
New Delhi, Oct 6 (IANS) Mahindra Kabira Festival 2021 is all set to host a small and select audience of double-vaccinated people on the banks of the Ganga in Varanasi with music, literature and discourse.
2021-10-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Divya Dutta comes out with her second book titled 'Stars In My Sky'
Mumbai, Oct 6 (IANS) National Award-winning actress Divya Dutta, who turned an author in 2017 with her memoir 'Me and Ma', is now all set to release her second book titled 'Stars In My Sky'.
2021-10-06
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Art/Culture/Books
Popular Kerala cartoonist Yesudasan passes away
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 6 (IANS) Popular Kerala cartoonist C.J. Yesudasan, popularly known as Yesudasan, passed away at his residence at Kochi early on Wednesday, family sources said. He was 83.
2021-10-06
Category: India, Kerala,National,Media,Art/Culture/Books
'Where you are, that's your home' (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, Oct 5 (IANS) Back in the 1960s, the national capital was a "quiet and safe place" where women were not harmed and you could sleep on your terrace "without locking the main house door". Then, "a nouveau riche class prospered" and outwardly, New Delhi today "is a beautiful city" but "beneath lies hunger, filth and diseases".
2021-10-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Anonymous artist Princess Pea says 'Khud Se Pooche'
New Delhi, Oct 5 (IANS) Even as her practice has evolved with its relationship to diverse women through multiple age groups over the past decade -- looking at participants through the lens of gender and urbanisation, she asserts, "Over the years it has moved into thinking about the politics and aesthetics of care, women-led narratives of self, and economies of domestic life amongst women and children."
2021-10-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Quantum leap for J&K's culture, tourism and economy
Srinagar, Oct 4 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir is home to a blend of rich and diverse cultures. People of multi-religious, ethnic, lingual identities live here. The UT prides itself on its fairs and festivals which have great cultural, traditional, and religious significance. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has taken a special interest in bringing Jammu and Kashmir to the mainstream and integrating it with the rest of India.
2021-10-04
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Art/Culture/Books
B'luru artist to perform at Parliament of World's Religions on Oct 18
Bengaluru, Oct 4 (IANS) Deepti Navaratna, the current Regional Director of Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, has been invited to perform at the prestigious Parliament of the World's Religions scheduled to be held on Oct 18.
2021-10-04
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Art/Culture/Books
'Cyanide killer' Jolly's murderous exploits now in new book
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 4 (IANS) Almost two years after arrest of 49 year-old Jolly Amma Joseph, who eliminated six people in her family using cyanide many years back, is now again in the news again, through bestselling author Sourabh Mukherjee's latest book "Death Served Cold".
2021-10-04
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Art/Culture/Books
Depicting the courage of women under trying circumstances
New Delhi, Oct 4 (IANS) The late Jnanpith award-winning author Indira Goswami was a great literary writer of her generation and a feminist icon. Most of her major works have been translated from Assamese into English; however, some of her works are yet to be discovered by a larger audience. "Five Novellas About Women" (Niyogi Books) represents a cross-section of her writing, with a special focus on the courage of women under trying circumstances.
2021-10-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Jogen Chowdhury's lines of art
New Delhi, Oct 4 (IANS) He says that the brush line can be like the throb of the heart. That when he puts a line on the canvas, the feeling is reminiscent of the flow of blood. And many times, it is not about what he is trying to project, after all form is also important. "Technique cannot be ignored, otherwise it is not art," major contemporary artist Jogen Chowdhury tells IANS.
2021-10-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Tribal art corner opened at Indian High Commission in Canada to mark Gandhi Jayanti
New Delhi, Oct 2 (IANS) An 'Aatmanirbhar Bharat' corner showcasing exquisite GI-tagged tribal art and craft products from India was set up at the High Commission of India in Ottawa, Canada, to mark the Gandhi Jayanti on Saturday.
2021-10-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Penguin to publish 3 novels by award-winning Malayalam author V.J. James
New Delhi, Oct 2 (IANS) Penguin Random House India said on Saturday it has acquired three new titles by critically acclaimed Malayalam writer V.J. James, to be translated into English by Ministhy S. and with the first of the novels coming out in February, 2022.
2021-10-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Dadasaheb Phalke statue coming up in Mumbai, township in Raigad
Mumbai, Sep 30 (IANS) A grand statue honouring Dhundiraj Govind Phalke, famous as Dadasaheb Phalke, the revered father of Indian film industry, will come up in Bandra West by the year-end, said a top film organisation head.
2021-09-30
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Human Interest/Society,Betting Central,Art/Culture/Books
Danish artist who created blank canvasses 'Take the Money and Run' can face trouble
Copenhagen, Sep 30 (IANS) A Danish museum has asked an artist to return around $83,000 he had been given in cash to recreate old artworks using banknotes, after he produced blank canvasses with the title "Take the Money and Run".
2021-09-30
Category: International, Denmark,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Art/Culture/Books
India's vibrant botanical art returns home in lavishly illustrated tome (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, Sep 29 (IANS) Term it colonialism in reverse. A seminal book brings together the striking botanical art of Indian origin spanning a period of 300 years drawn mostly from original works held in the collections of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (London), that showcase the richness and variety of art commissioned from talented, mostly unknown, Indian artists who made a substantial contribution to the documentation of the flora of the Indian subcontinent.
2021-09-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
'Do you think you are Mother Teresa?'
New Delhi, Sep 27 (IANS) For a dozen years as one of the worlds most admired CEOs, Indra Nooyi, redefined what it means to be an exceptional leader. To the extent that when she once pitched a revolutionary strategy to introduce healthy products, she was asked if she was Mother Teresa!
2021-09-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Tagore's Visva Bharati likely to be part of UNESCO World Heritage Site
Kolkata, Sep 27 (IANS) A 30-member delegation team from UNESCO is likely to visit Santiniketan between September 28 and October 3 brightening up the prospect of Rabindranath Tagore-envisioned prestigious university Visva Bharati being included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Site.
2021-09-27
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Art/Culture/Books
Publisher apologises for objectionable photo in Telangana text book (Ld)
Hyderabad, Sep 26 (IANS) Following demand from the Students Islamic Organisation of India (SIO) to delete 'Islamophobic' content in a school book in Telangana, the state authorities on Sunday assured appropriate action while the publisher has apologised and decided to delete the objectionable photograph.
2021-09-26
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Religion,Art/Culture/Books
Fusion dissolves all barriers: Classical singer Nadeem Khan
New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) Believing that musicians should expose themselves to all forms of music, irrespective of language, techniques and borders, he feels that doing so ascertains a broader approach towards the art form and of course, wider knowledge.
2021-09-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Latest excavations unearth glimpses of rich Tamil culture in 6th century BC
Chennai, Sep 25 (IANS) The archeological excavations being carried out at Keeladi and Thamiraibaranai in Tamil Nadu have given inputs to the archeologists and historians that there was a rich Tamil culture that thrived in 6th century BC in these parts of the world.
2021-09-25
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Human Interest/Society,Art/Culture/Books
'To counter 'WhatsApp University' on India's PMs' (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) Rasheed Kidwai, a political commentator, author and journalist of three decades standing, generally writes in English but chose Hindi for his book on Indian Prime Ministers as he found it the ideal medium to not only to counter what the "WhatsApp University" has been purveying on social media but also to serve as a handbook for students of contemporary Indian politics.
2021-09-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Netflix acquires rights to Roald Dahl's books
Los Angeles, Sep 23 (IANS) Streaming giant Netflix has got the golden ticket as it has acquired the rights of novelist Roald Dahl's books.
2021-09-23
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood,Art/Culture/Books
A riveting volume on post-Independence Indian cricketing history
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) As the Indian cricket team prepares for a transition to a new head coach and a change of guard in the shortest format, its story is, in so many ways, the story of the nation itself. It is also a game that has inspired some of the most insightful writing across all genres. "Indian Innings" (Westland) collects some of the finest samples of this writing, thoughtfully curated by Ayaz Memon, one of India's foremost sports journalists.
2021-09-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Book portrays 20 years of Kareena Kapoor in Bollywood
Chandigarh, Sep 22 (IANS) 'From Nazneen to Naina', a book on 20 years of actress Kareena Kapoor Khan in Bollywood, was officially launched here.
2021-09-22
Category: India, Punjab,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Art/Culture/Books
Exploring food histories through moments of famine
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) It was while writing an article on the Bengal Famine of 1943 that she asked herself -- why does Indian food only focus on taste-centric gastronomy? Who writes about cuisine, and who grows food?
2021-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
JLF Soneva Fushi to debut in Maldives in May 2022
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) With the gradual easing of global travel restrictions and lockdowns, the JLF Soneva Fushi, the latest international venture of the iconic Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF), is set to debut in the Maldives in a 10-day event spread over two weekends -- May 13-22, 2022 -- at a luxury resort located within the Baa Atoll UNESCO Biosphere Reserve with themes as varied as travel, fiction, food, art, wellness, climate change and the environment.
2021-09-21
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
'Indians at large need to know about The Battle of Rezang La' (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) It was an epic battle that cost the lives of 110 valiant soldiers of the Indian Army who stood steadfast against a marauding force of 5,000 attackers and prevented a possible Chinese occupation of the entire Ladakh region during the 1962 Sino-Indian war. And yet, very little is known about it to Indians at large outside the villages of southern Haryana from where the soldiers hailed, prompting author Kulpreet Yadav, who served for 20 years in uniform, to bring its minute details onto a larger canvas.
2021-09-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Art/Culture/Books
Saudi Arabia outlines roadmap to boost museum sector
Riyadh, Sep 20 (IANS) The Museums Commission of Saudi Arabia has outlined a strategy to upgrade the sector of museums in the country.
2021-09-20
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Ancient ritual tools unearthed in Pharaonic site in Egypt
Cairo, Sep 19 (IANS) Egyptian archaeologists have unearthed ancient tools once used in religious rituals at a temple site in Kafr el-Sheikh province north of the capital Cairo, the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities said in a statement.
2021-09-19
Category: International, Egypt,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Mausoleum in China housing Terracotta Army reopens
Beijing, Sep 17 (IANS) The mausoleum of Qinshihuang, known for the famous Terracotta Army in China's Shaanxi province, reopened on Friday after the Covid-19 resurgence suspended operations for over a month.
2021-09-17
Category: International, China,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
Book on PNB scam accused Nirav Modi to be made into web series
Mumbai, Sep 17 (IANS) Production banner Abundantia Entertainment have acquired the rights of journalist, Pavan C. Lall's book based on scam-accused Nirav Modi titled 'Flawed: The Rise and Fall of India's Diamond Mogul Nirav Modi' will be adapted into a dramatised, multi-season series for streaming.
2021-09-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Bollywood,Art/Culture/Books
Ajit Pawar welcomes top Marathi singer, folk-dancer into NCP
Mumbai, Sep 16 (IANS) Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar on Thursday welcomed Marathi playback singer Devyani Bendre, prominent folk-dancer Surekha Punekar, and others into the Nationalist Congress Party fold.
2021-09-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics,Art/Culture/Books
A guide to minimalism for a more meaningful life
New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANS) It all starts with one simple question: How might your life be better with less?
2021-09-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,Art/Culture/Books
Artist Raju Baraiya's new show contemplates on social gathering, Covid
New Delhi, Sep 15 (IANSlife) Baroda-based Indian artist Raju Baraiya, who has been the artist-in-residence at Glenfiddich International Residency Program In Scotland in 2019, will open a month-long exhibition of his art works inspired by the pandemic and the rural life.
2021-09-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life,Art/Culture/Books
Anuk Arudpragasam's 'A Passage North' shortlisted for Booker Prize 2021
New Delhi, Sep 15 (IANS) Sri Lankan author Anuk Arudpragasam's novel "A Passage North" (Penguin India) that transports the reader from Colombo to the war-torn Northern Province and lays bare the imprints of an islands past and the unattainable distances between who we are and what we seek, has moved to the shortlist for The Booker Prize 2021.
2021-09-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Art/Culture/Books
'Conflict of interest a trigger for Cyrus Mistry's sacking as Tata Sons Chairman' (Book Review)
New Delhi, Sep 15 (IANS) A conflict of interest with his familys thriving construction business, coupled with a perception that his leadership "would result in the dismantling of the Tata group and reverting it to a collection of standalone companies" -- thus overturning its very ethos of giving back to the people -- led to the sacking of Cyrus Mistry as its Chairman in 2016 after just four years on the job, says a new book on the 150-year-old conglomerate.
2021-09-15
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Art/Culture/Books
Harkening back to the turbulent times leading to Independence
New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) In the months leading up to Independence, in Delhi, Jawaharlal Nehru and Vallabhbhai Patel are engaged in deliberations with British Viceroy Louis Mountbatten over the fate of the country.
2021-09-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books