- A weekend of unusual journeys (IANS Books This Weekend)(11:06)
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) This weekend, journey into the innermost chambers of the diary and mind of renowned Indian poet-scholar A K Ramanujan; Hop onto a train - or eighty - that take you around the world; And finally, begin the 100-day sojourn to a healthier and well-exercised brain.
- France pays tribute to Notre Dame firefighters(01:52)
Paris, April 19 (IANS) France on Thursday paid a day of tribute to hundreds of firefighters who had put their lives at risk to douse a blaze which devastated Paris' Notre Dame Cathedral, one of the country's landmark symbols.
- A look at the Holocaust through Anne Frank's eyes(18:22)
By Siddhi Jain
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) The diary of Anne Frank, a young chronicler of the horrors of the Nazis' genocide of the Jews, offers a beacon of hope - and humanity - to the millions who read her thoughts, written while hiding with her family for two years before being betrayed and sent to the death camps. Reflecting on her life 75 years after her arrest, and death, is a travelling exhibition that has come briefly to Delhi.
- Rushdie's new novel inspired by Spanish 'Don Quixote'(15:02)
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Spanish classic "Don Quixote", which remains the most-translated book in the world after the Bible, has inspired a new novel by Man Booker Prize-winning author Salman Rushdie, publisher Penguin Random House India announced on Thursday.
- Richa supports promotion of handloom weavers(12:06)
Mumbai, April 17 (IANS) Actress Richa Chadha has come out in support of a unique initiative for promoting handloom weavers of India. For this, she will feature in a coffee table book.
- Parties use 'Poila Baisakh' to connect with people(17:38)
By Sujit Chakraborty
Agartala, April 15 (IANS) Before campaigning for the second phase of the Lok Sabha elections ends on Tuesday, some candidates from Tripura East constituency used the 'Poila Baisakh' (Bengali New Year) on Monday to reach out to the electorate personally.
- Gurugram slum school now sports inspiring wall art(17:30)
Gurugram, April 15 (IANS) Once plain and bland, the walls of a school in the Nathupur Pahari slum here are now sporting vibrant wall art murals on key social issues like environmental conservation, girl child literacy and the importance of hygiene.
- American activists' stories in Bharatnatyam form(14:38)
San Francisco, April 15 (IANS) A popular California-based South Indian classical dance group will tell the stories of American activists Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King by employing the stylistic vocabulary of the Bharatnatyam dance form.
- India to be guest of honour at Abu Dhabi book fair(13:18)
Abu Dhabi, April 15 (IANS) India will be the guest of honour at the 29th edition of the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair that will be held in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) capital from April 24 to 30.
- Cellist plays concert at US-Mexico border crossing(08:48)
Washington, April 15 (IANS) World renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma performed at the US-Mexico border to make a statement about global unity, urging listeners to "build bridges, not walls", the media reported.
- Cultural diversity a big edge: Bharatnatyam dancer(18:58)
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) Bharatnatyam dancer Rukmini Chatterjee, who has performed globally and has lived in Paris for 25 years, feels that acquaintance with diverse cultures "gives us a big edge over others". She is curating 'Connections', a festival which hosts Chinese dancers with French jazz musicians and opens on Friday.
- Remember Jallianwala Bagh at 'Yaad-e-Jallian' museum(18:52)
By Siddhi Jain
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) "I could hear shots being fired from my house near Jallianwala Bagh. I rushed there and saw heaps of bodies lying on top of each other. I sorted through them until I found my husband". Thus goes Ratan Devi's account, just one of the many hundreds who lost their loved ones in a heart-wrenching tragedy that still resonates a century down Indias timeline.
- Poet Pradeep Chaubey dies due to heart attack(15:42)
Gwalior, April 12 (IANS) Hindi poet Pradeep Chaubey, famous for his humorous poetry, died on Thursday night due to cardiac arrest in Gwalior, people close to his family confirmed. He was 70 years old.
- Three books to read this election season (IANS Books This Weekend)(10:02)
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) Update your knowledge of India's elections and democratic system with these books on the dynamics of successful campaigning; There are also 9 landmark judgements that advance the Constitution's principles of liberty, equality, fraternity; And finally a history of all the Indian elections that have happened till date.
- Pakistan Minister asks Britain to return Koh-i-Noor(16:18)
Islamabad, April 11 (IANS) Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry on Thursday asked Britain to return to Islamabad the famous Koh-i-Noor diamond, which is claimed by India, Afghanistan, Pakistan and also Iran.
- Through sand sculpture, artist urges people to vote(13:46)
New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) Using art to raise voter awareness, Odisha-based sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik on Thursday created a sand art sculpture 'Your Vote, Your Future', urging people to cast their vote as the first phase of parliamentary elections got underway.
- 900 artistes, writers vouch for 'mazboot sarkar' (Lead)(19:48)
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) Over 900 artistes and people from the field of literature on Wednesday appealed to fellow voters to vote without pressure and prejudice, and elect a "mazboot sarkar" (strong government), not a "majboor sarkar" (helpess government), in the wake of challenges like terrorism.