Competitions important for growth, says DJ Skip(23:24) By Natalia Ningthoujam Pune, Feb 16 (IANS) DJ Skip has represented India at various world DJ championships. He has been in the industry for a while, but doesn't shy away from participating in competitions as he feels they help in improving skills.
Javed Akhtar, Shabana Azmi cancel Pakistan visit(19:08) Mumbai, Feb 15 (IANS) In the wake of the terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district, veteran lyricist Javed Akhtar and his wife actress Shabana Azmi have decided not to attend an event in Pakistan.
Ceasefire violations may lead to Indo-Pak war, says former Army officer(17:34) By Saket Suman New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) The conflict waging along the unsettled border between the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir and Pakistan can lead to higher rungs of escalation between the two nuclear weapon-armed states, says Harcharanjit Singh Panag, who retired as a lieutenant general of the Indian Army in 2008.
Entries open for awards for social changemakers(16:22) New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) Social innovators across India can now apply for the third edition of Rashtriya Swayamsiddh Samman awards, which plans to honour 20 exemplary changemakers (10 individuals and 10 organisations) for their societal achievements.
Souza's painting on Goa's Catholicism on preview in Delhi(16:06) New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) The story behind an artwork is key to understanding it, and a 1948 work by highly-collected Goan modernist painter F.N. Souza gives a glimpse into the religious imagery of Goa of that time, when the state was still under Portuguese rule.
Of Titan's success story and emotive human relationships (IANS Books This Weekend)(12:00) New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) Plunge into the history of Titan, once a casual idea and now a brand with a lion's share of the Indian watch market; read a story of love, loss and redemption written by an Indian diplomat; and finally, the tale of a mother and daughter which combines Bollywood, four Indian cities and an underworld of drugs and sex.
Minister opens Taj-view-garden(22:54) Agra Feb 14 (IANS) Union Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma here on Thursday inaugurated the green river front on the Taj Heritage Corridor, sandwiched between the Agra Fort and the Taj Mahal.
Poets from 18 countries to converge in Delhi(15:16) New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) Poetic voices from 18 countries will converge in the national capital for Raza Utsav's poetry biennale "VAK-The Raza Biennale of Asian Poetry 2019", starting on Friday.
Solo exhibition to showcase everyday life(14:26) New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) The quotidian life of common people and their predicaments will find a visual expression in artist Ranjan Kauls exhibition "Staying Alive", to be on view at the Lalit Kala Akademi here starting Thursday.
Kolkata takes on Jaipur in literary face-off(11:38) By Saket Suman New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) For five days every January the Pink City of Jaipur becomes the centre of attraction as literary stalwarts from India and abroad assemble in huge numbers -- spanning languages, genres and themes -- to participate in the Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF). This has been happening for over a decade.
Redesigning the India story: Handmade as India's strength at Frankfurt trade fair(19:38) By Siddhi Jain Frankfurt, Feb 12 (IANS) In the heart of Germany's business capital, four Indians are showcasing a facet of the country's soft power: handicrafts. With India the partner country of one of the world's biggest consumer goods trade fairs, its pavilions are serving as a window to its diverse cultures and deft craftspeople.
Ruskin Bond, Vishal Bhardwaj might work on a film soon(14:54) By Natalia Ningthoujam New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) Filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj had adapted two of Ruskin Bond's stories for his movies -- "The Blue Umbrella" (2005) and "7 Khoon Maaf" (2011). The celebrated author says he would love to collaborate with Bhardwaj again and is sure that they will make something soon.
'Long after the British have departed, India remains a work in progress'(13:10) By Vishnu Makhijani New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) Seven decades ago a question was posed by B.R. Ambedkar in the closing debates of the Constituent Assembly: How long shall we continue to live a life of contradictions where, in politics, the principle of one man, one vote and one vote, one value is recognised while in our social and economic life we continue to deny the principle of one man, one value? The question is still relevant today, says a new book that traces India's economic journey since Independence.