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Telugu fastest growing language in US (05:46)
Washington, Oct 22 (IANS) Telugu is the fastest growing language in the US, says a study by an American think tank.

#MeToo: Artist Binoy Varghese named anonymously, painter denies (16:52) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) Artist Binoy Varghese was named in an anonymous #MeToo post on Instagram on Saturday night. Varghese has denied knowing the woman.

Islamic, Indian medieval artefacts to be sold at Christie's London (14:14) IANS Photo Service
London, Oct 21 (IANS) Collectors and connoisseurs of Islamic and Indian art are in for a treat as medieval historical artefacts dating between the 9th and the 19th centuries will be on auction at Christie's London on Thursday.

Threats to Indian sovereignty will be answered with double strength: Modi (Second Lead, correcting para 4) (12:50) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) In a lengthy speech invoking valour and recalling the contribution of the Azad Hind Fauj (Indian National Army) in the freedom movement, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday that his government was committed to taking "big and bold" decisions and that the Indian Army was being modernised as per Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose's vision.

Why was Bose not accorded the respect he deserved: Minister (12:42) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) Recalling the sacrifices made by Subhas Chandra Bose in raising the Azad Hind Fauj (Indian National Army) towards the freedom movement, Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma asked on Sunday why was Bose not accorded the respect he deserved in the seven decades since independence.

Threats to Indian sovereignty will be answered with double strength: Modi (Lead) (12:18) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) In a lengthy speech invoking valour and recalling the contribution of the Azad Hind Fauj (Indian National Army) in the freedom movement, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday that his government was committed to taking "big and bold" decisions and that the Indian Army was being modernised as per the vision of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose.

Sons of India obliterated to magnify presence of one family: Modi (11:40) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) The contribution of leaders such as Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, B.R. Ambedkar and Sardar Patel have been obliterated in mainstream Indian discourse to magnify the presence of one family, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday.

Threats to Indian sovereignty will be answered with double strength: Modi (11:24) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) In a lengthy speech invoking valour and recalling the contribution of the Azad Hind Fauj (Indian National Army) in the freedom movement, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday that his government was committed to taking "big and bold" decisions and that the Indian Army was being modernised as per the dreams of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose.

Nur Jahan: The widow who became the Empress of India (Book Review) (11:10)
By Mayabhushan Nagvenkar
Book: Empress: The Astonishing Reign of Nur Jahan; Author: Ruby Lal; Publisher: Penguin-Viking; Pages: 308; Price: Rs 599

We'll be fielding strongest Jaipur lineup ever in 2019: William Dalrymple (18:12) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) Come January, literary heavyweights will gather in Jaipur for a sumptuous feast of ideas at the annual Zee Jaipur Literature Festival. Its co-director and noted historian William Dalrymple said the organisers will be fielding the strongest lineup of literary heavyweights in the upcoming edition as the first 30 speakers were announced on Saturday.

I love England as I love my wife: Lord Bill Lall (15:00)
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) Some 60 years ago, Dharambir Lall moved to England from India and the eventful journey that followed finds elaborate mention in his upcoming book "England, My Love". The successful chartered accountant is now a millionaire and has been conferred the title of Lord Bill Lall of Woodlands.

India asks UN for visitor tours in Hindi language (08:20)
By Arul Louis IANS Photo Service
United Nations, Oct 20 (IANS) In its push to promote Hindi at the world body, India has reiterated its request to the UN to conduct tours for visitors to the headquarters in that language.

'Gods', 'goddesses' arrive at Kullu Dussehra (18:00) IANS Photo Service
Shimla, Oct 19 (IANS) Over 200 'gods and goddesses' assembled in Himachal Pradesh's Kullu town for the week-long Kullu Dussehra festivities that began on Friday.

Chinese typewriter exhibition held in New York (14:58)
New York, Oct 19 (IANS) An exhibition featuring Chinese typewriters and processors opened in New York city, offering unprecedented insight into the still-transforming history of one of the world's oldest living languages.

Full Disclosure: Sex, threats and Donald Trump (Book Review) (12:04)
By Saket Suman
Book: Full Disclosure; Author: Stormy Daniels; Publisher: St. Martins Press/Pan Macmillan/Pages: 270; Price: Rs 699

Special reads dedicated to women, by women (IANS Books This Weekend) (11:08) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) Invoke the "Shakti" within you to transform your mind and transcend limits; get inspiration from the life of a female journalist who has exposed 20 lies and misconceptions so far; read an amalgamation of many old-school ideas that come from grandmothers which modern nutrition is trying to catch up with; flick through a book designed specially for women on how to present oneself to maximum effect, in person and online.

Double standards in JLF's stand on #MeToo? (18:50) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) After several star speakers of the Zee Jaipur Literature Festival, including C.P. Surendran, Suhel Seth and Chetan Bhagat, among others, have been accused of sexually harassing multiple women, on the sidelines of the popular lit fest, the organisers, in a cautiously worded one-sentence tweet on Thursday, have supported the rising tide of the #MeToo campaign in India -- but questions still remain.

Exhibition-sale to raise funds for breast cancer treatment (18:30) IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) To mark October as the breast cancer awareness month and raise funds for patients' treatments, a gallery here will exhibit and sell artwork-printed carpets, gallerist-doctor Tarana Khubchandani said.

There's no God: Stephen Hawking in his last book (18:24) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) In "Brief Answers To The Big Questions", the last book published in renowned physicist Stephen Hawkings name, he has reached the conclusion that there is no God.

Armoury worship marks 9th day of Mysuru Dussehra (18:22)
Mysuru, Oct 18 (IANS) Karnataka's cultural capital Mysuru on Thursday invoked gods to worship armoury, horses and the golden royal throne in the Amba Vilas Palace, marking the ninth day of its world famous Dussehra festival.

Photographic canvasses capturing nature on view from today (16:08) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Striking detail and vibrant hues at a Nature Morte gallery exhibition, that opened on Thursday here, transport the viewers to lakes, mountains and valleys, just as canvasses are rendered a mystic and photographic quality at the same time.

Conceptual art exhibition leaves open an 'infinite' landscape (15:10) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Conceptual art by three contemporary artists, exploring the fine balance between form, narrative and medium, takes viewers to an ‘infinite landscape at the Exhibit 320 gallery here.

Postcards, photographs from pre-independence cities on view (21:10) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) An exhibition of picture postcards and photographs from the Indian subcontinent from 1890s to 1947 opened at the Art Heritage Gallery here on Wednesday.

Pinjore Heritage festival to begin on October 19 (19:42)
Chandigarh, Oct 17 (IANS) The three-day Pinjore Heritage festival, beginning Friday, will be historic this year. A play titled "1857 Ki Kahani, Haryana Ki Zubani", showcasing the sagas of Haryana bravehearts, will be staged, officials said on Wednesday.

My job to sit back, believe more women: Jatin Das accuser (19:06)
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Entrepreneur-conservationist Nisha Bora, who has accused senior artist Jatin Das of sexual harassment, says she is happy to let more voices emerge, and that now her job is to sit back, pay attention and believe.

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