- Kota Neelima's paintings inspired by farmers' widows(15:24)
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Author-artist Kota Neelima, who has researched rural distress and farmers' suicides, is currently exhibiting a selection of 40 paintings and photographs that speak of the condition of these farmers' widows in Maharashtra.
- Christie's to auction Asian art in upcoming Asian Art Week(14:28)
New York, Aug 23 (IANS) Asian art ranging from classical Chinese paintings, ceramics, jades, bronzes and furniture, Tibetan gilt-bronzes and contemporary Indian paintings are slated to be up for auction as part of the upcoming Asian Art Week by international auction house Christie's.
- Newbies, veterans share Day 1 of LFW 2019 (Lead)(20:34)
By Puja Gupta
Mumbai, Aug 22 (IANS) The Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2019 Day 1 was shared by newbies as well as veterans of the Indian fashion industry. While several young designers made their debut with this edition of LFW, others celebrated their years-long journey.
- Classical music, dance fest on Krishna in Delhi(19:32)
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) As the nation gets festive ahead of Krishna Janmashtami, a two-day festival of classical music and dance will have the national capital immersed in the songs of 'Govinda'.
- Seeking answers to the real Sunanda Pushkar(18:26)
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Just who was Sunanda Pushkar? A businesswoman par excellence, a socialite or a high-profile politician's wife. Just like her death in a hotel room in the national capital on January 17, 2014 has raised more questions than have been answered, there is no easy way to define the Sunanda that lived.
- Book on the untold Flipkart story to launch in Oct(16:38)
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) IIT graduates Sachin Bansal and Binny Bansal founded out of an apartment in Bangalore (now Bengaluru) what would become Indias biggest e-commerce start-up. Recounting the astounding story of how the Bansals built Flipkart into a multi-billion-dollar powerhouse in a span of few years, journalist Mihir Dalal has penned a new book.
- Bengaluru to host 3rd Neev litfest for children in Sep(17:44)
Bengaluru, Aug 21 (IANS) It is that time of the year again when children, parents, and teachers come together to experience the magical world of books and share a common love for the written word as the Neev Literature Festival (NLF 2019) for children turns another page with its 3rd edition here next month.
- BJP, Congress mark last Tripura king's 111th birth anniversary(20:34)
Agartala, Aug 19 (IANS) In an unprecedented move, the ruling BJP and opposition Congress leaders, besides the state government, on Monday separately celebrated the 111th birth anniversary of Tripura's last king Maharaja Bir Bikram Kishore Manikya (1923-1947).
- Book captures brilliance of Ranjit Singh's polity, rule (IANS Interview)(17:42)
By Vishnu Makhijani
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) The secularism of Maharaja Ranjit Singh (1780-1839) needs to be stuided in the current context for the manner in which he brought together a collection of warring misls (confederacies) to create a Sikh Empire that stretched from the Khyber Pass in the west to western Tibet in the east, and from Mithankot in the south to Kashmir in the north, says US-based poet, playwright and commentator Sarbpreet Singh in a new book.
- Differently-abled artists render colours of freedom(12:56)
By Simran Sethi
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) She cannot walk. Her hands do not move. That does not mean she cannot do anything. Wheelchair-bound Sunitha Thrippanikkara makes everyone around proud with her work.
- Penguin to give Sudha Murty's books to public libraries(17:28)
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) A complete set of 23 books by Sudha Murty will be donated to five public libraries here on Monday to mark the bestselling writer and philanthropist's 69th birthday, her publisher, Penguin Random House, announced on Saturday.
- Only Sanskrit daily newspaper struggles to survive(14:22)
By Brij Khandelwal
Mysuru, Aug 16 (IANS) As the country celebrates the World Sanskrit Week to popularise the "language of the gods," which previous External Affairs Minister, the late Sushma Swaraj, claimed was a modern language fit for computers, the only Sanskrit daily of India, Sudharma, published from here, is struggling for survival.
- Ethical toolkit, burnouts, small-town India (IANS Books This Weekend)(13:14)
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Read about a new toolkit required to achieve the UN's Sustainable Development Goals that go beyond the precepts of good business management and prevalent best practices in government and civil society organisations; then a handy guide that offers a framework to ensure that you continue to have a productive life without getting burned out; and finally, commune with your brethren in small-town India to get a feel of their reality.
- Now, Marvel Superheroes in a book format (IANS Interview)(09:08)
By Vishnu Makhijani
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) You have read about them in comics -- that was the original genre. They then transformed to the stage, to the small screen, then to the big screen and soon the streaming platform. Now, read about your favourite Marvel Superhero in book format with the seven titles that have been released making waves worldwide and also in India, where they recently debuted.
- William Dalrymple's 'The Anarchy' to release on Sept 10(15:40)
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Willliam Dalrymple's latest book "The Anarchy" published by Bloomsbury and releasing on September 10, tells the remarkable story of how one of the world's most magnificent empires disintegrated and came to be replaced by a dangerously unregulated private company, based thousands of miles overseas in one small office, five windows wide, and answerable only to its distant shareholders.
- Arjun Munda to inaugurate national tribal festival in Leh(15:06)
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Union Tribal Welfare Minister Arjun Munda will inaugurate the Aadi Mahotsav in Ladakh on August 17. Aadi Mahotsav is an annual national tribal festival which will go on from August 17 to 25 and will be held at the Polo Ground in Leh.
- Penguin to publish story of iconic screen goddess Sridevi(14:26)
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) In what is described as the first and only detailed chronicle of Sridevi's 50-year long journey across all the five industries she had worked in, Penguin Random House India has announced the acquisition of the book on the iconic Indian cinema legend written by author and screenwriter Satyarth Nayak and approved by Boney Kapoor.