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  • US exhibition explores European fireworks' history(4 minutes ago)
    Washington, June 24 (IANS) How important were fireworks for European public events in the 17-18th centuries? An exhibition here answers this question with its collection of firework records.
  • Barwe's 'interactive' art retrospective opens in Delhi(17:18)
    New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) After its first stop in Mumbai, the retrospective exhibition of artist Prabhakar Barwe (1936-1995) is currently open at the National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA) here. It, however, has more to offer than a regular painting and sculpture show.
Anupam Kher's autobiography to be out on August 5
Mrinalini Mukherjee draws awe at New York's Met
  • Mrinalini Mukherjee draws awe at New York's Met(15:10)
    By Uma Nair
    New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) At the Metropolitan Museum in New York, art lovers are walking in and devouring late Indian sculptor Mrinalini Mukherjee's retrospective "Phenomenal Nature" with utmost relish. Curator Shanay Jhaveri, who has turned around the axis of aesthetic ardour with his inclusion of South Asian art practices, has breathed new life into the galleries at the Met Breur.
Indian percussion one of the most sophisticated: Gino Banks
  • 'Five major risks will haunt the Indian economy' (Book Review)(16:16)
    By VISHNU MAKHIJANI
    New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) India is a nation with a huge demand but one that lacks high quality services. Be it agriculture, manufacturing or other services, the Indian economy is still a work in progress and its political leadership, its bureaucracy, its business class and its citizens are on a learning curve, searching for ways to get it right, says a new book that points to the five major risks that India must address in the coming decade to stay ahead.
Mumbai's Esplanade Mansion barricaded, awaits redevelopment
'Like food, one constantly craves new flavours in music'
  • 'Like food, one constantly craves new flavours in music'(15:04)
    By Siddhi Jain
    New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) Sitar player Purbayan Chatterjee, known for his fusion work with Western and Indian classical music, feels that the art form is very much like food and the Indian classical music is not as rigid as it is thought to be.
Explore the diverse tribes of Nagaland, master serendipity as an entrepreneur, embark on a journey to transform your body (IANS Books This Weekend)
Baba Ramdev announces first official memoir on Yoga Day
  • Baba Ramdev announces first official memoir on Yoga Day(12:54)
    New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) On the occasion of International Yoga Day on Friday, yoga guru Baba Ramdev announced his first official autobiography, titled "My Life, My Mission". It will release in August, the publisher Penguin said.
Bhutan's Mountain Echoes lit fest turns 10, focuses on homegrown talent
  • Bhutan's Mountain Echoes lit fest turns 10, focuses on homegrown talent(18:48)
    New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) In a refreshing change for such events, Mountain Echoes, the Bhutan Festival of Art, Literature, is focusing on homegrown talent - and a great deal of informality - as it aims to put its speakers and guests in the same space as its audiences at its 10th edition in Thimpu August 23-25, with the inaugural on August 22.
Record-high auction of royal Indian jewels totals $109mn
  • Record-high auction of royal Indian jewels totals $109mn(10:12)
    New York, June 20 (IANS) An auction of royal Indian jewellery at Christie's here has totalled almost $109 million, with a jade-hilted dagger of Mughal emperor Shah Jahan, a ceremonial sword of the Nizams of Hyderabad and a bejewelled medieval huqqa setting world records.
Diamond 'Arcot II', royal Indian jewels go under hammer
  • Diamond 'Arcot II', royal Indian jewels go under hammer(01:20)
    New York, June 20 (IANS) A Golconda diamond 'Arcot II' once owned by Queen Charlotte, consort of King of Great Britain George III, a diamond necklace of the Nizams of Hyderabad, and a jewel-studded bracelet by Maharani Sita Devi of Baroda, were among the sought-after Indian jewels that fetched high prices at a Christie's auction here.
Indian royal jewels fetch high prices at Christie's auction
  • Indian royal jewels fetch high prices at Christie's auction(23:28)
    New York, June 19 (IANS) An auction of Indian royal jewellery at Christie's here on Wednesday realised high prices for its first few lots. The items included a 17-carat Golconda diamond "Arcot II", once owned by the Nawab of Arcot, that sold for a stunning Rs 23.5 crore ($3,375,00).
  • Dalrymple's book on East India Company launches in Sept(16:44)
    New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Bestselling historian and author William Dalrymple's latest book "The Anarchy", based on the rise of the East India Company, will release on September 10, publisher Bloomsbury announced on Tuesday.
Indian jewels in focus at Christie's heritage auction
  • Indian jewels in focus at Christie's heritage auction(14:42)
    New York, June 18 (IANS) Ever since its announcement, Christie's upcoming auction -- "Maharajas and Mughal Magnificence" -- of Indian jewels, gemstones and decorative objects that span over 500 years, has been the talk of the art world and is expected to set some new records on Wednesday.
Poland's archival posters to be displayed in Delhi
Auctioneer Sotheby's announces its acquistion for $3.7 bn
Few takers for Sanskrit as a subject in UP
  • Few takers for Sanskrit as a subject in UP(10:44)
    Lucknow, June 18 (IANS) Even as the Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh is trying to promote Sanskrit in a big way by issuing press statements in this language, the number of students who wish to study it is falling alarmingly.
  • NSD's rural children theatre program begins with Odisha(15:48)
    New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) In a move to promote children's theatre in rural India, the National School of Drama (NSD) will showcase the results of its first such effort with Odisha's tribal children in the form of two plays produced in a Children's Theatre Workshop in the state.