Arya to use ‘Bigg Boss’ for new phase as author

By Subhash K. Jha Mumbai, Sep 23 (IANS) — Actor-politician Raj Babbar’s son Arya has joined the celebrity bandwagon... (more...)

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Book hopes to seek engagement amongst business conglomerates

New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) — Conflict resolution is again a pivotal theme of author Sudeep Chakravarti’s new book,... (more...)

Children use stage to highlight their issues

New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) — A group of children here Monday presented three short plays revolving around the theme of... (more...)

Writers, artists ‘In-Residence’ call on president

New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) — President Pranab Mukherjee Monday said if artists and writers are able to make any difference... (more...)

Mumbai artist to judge global art, music competition

Mumbai, Sep 22 (IANS) — Mumbai’s renowned artist Prakash Bal Joshi has been named to the jury of an international... (more...)

Indian Museum’s heritage, modern 3D idols to mark Durga Puja

By Sahana Ghosh Kolkata, Sep 21 (IANS) — Resurgence of traditional idol designs at the clay modelers’ quarter... (more...)

History made readable: James Michener’s epic novels (Column: Bookends)

By Vikas Datta Can there be a better source of inspiration for novelists than the expansive and colourful pageant of history,... (more...)

New book aims to spread awareness about dementia

New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) — With over 40 lakh dementia patients in India, there is an urgent need to educate people... (more...)

Taiwan students visit Jamia to learn about Indian culture

New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) — Students from different universities of Taiwan visited the Jamia Millia University here... (more...)

Theatre treat begins in Delhi

New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) — What happens when a group of fickle-minded people are adamant on staging a drama? And how... (more...)

President condoles mandolin player U. Srinivas’ death

New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) — President Pranab Mukherjee Saturday condoled the death of mandolin musician Uppalapu Srinivas. In... (more...)

Now, a comic on romantic microorganisms!

Tokyo, Sep 20 (IANS/EFE) — An unusual manga comic based on the amorous experiences of some microorganisms, created... (more...)

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