Indian Buddhist art to be showcased in China, Japan

Kolkata, Oct 31 (IANS) — A visually rich tapestry of stories connected with the life of Buddha will be showcased in... (more...)

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Time to test your Japanese speaking skills

Kolkata, Oct 31 (IANS) — Students learning Japanese can test their skills in the language at the 27th edition of the... (more...)

110 Mexican women pose nude for US photographer

San Miguel de Allende (Mexico), Oct 31 (IANS/EFE) — As many as 110 women posed nude as a group here for US photographer... (more...)

Of poetry, adventurism and untold stories (IANS Books This Weekend)

From the world of poetry and adventurism to the tale of Seeta’s journey through fields, palaces and forests, the IANS... (more...)

Exhibition on Nobel laureates begins in Delhi

New Delhi, Oct 30 (IANS) — Showcasing a variety of artefacts, including Swedish innovator and philanthropist Alfred... (more...)

Smithsonian official dodges queries about Modi

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German duo to ring in 100 year celebrations of Calcutta music school

Kolkata, Oct 30 (IANS) — A German musician duo will present timeless compositions of the stalwarts of Western classical... (more...)

Illegal excavation uncovers Pharaonic temple ruins

Cairo, Oct 30 (IANS/EFE) — A clandestine excavation in a rural town, south of Egypt’s capital Cairo, has uncovered... (more...)

Fictionalising Indian history: Setting a new trend (Book Review)

By Frederick Noronha Panaji, Oct 30 (IANS) — Indian history presents one of the richest tapestries that can inspire... (more...)

A story of deprivation and torture in custody (Book Review)

By M.R. Narayan Swamy Title: Colours of the Cage: A Prison Memoir; Author: Arun Ferreira; Publisher: Aleph (Rupa Publications);... (more...)


Illegal fireworks seized, sales curbed in Surrey

Illegal fireworks seized in Surrey VANCOUVER DESI Surrey, B.C. – During the Halloween season first responders see a spike... (more...)

Doordarshan organises musical tribute to martyrs

New Delhi, Oct 29 (IANS) — An ensemble of talented musicians like ace violinist L. Subramanium, his wife and singer... (more...)

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