Kerala Kalamandalam to admit girl students first time in 90 yrs
TN to have detailed excavation at port city of Pandyan empire, Korkai
  • TN to have detailed excavation at port city of Pandyan empire, Korkai(08:32)
    By Arun Lakshman

    Chennai, Oct 24 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Minister for Culture and Archaeology, Thangam Thenarasu has said that the state government will rope in oceanographers and archaeologists of international repute to conduct deep excavations at Korkai, the ancient port city of the erstwhile Pandyan empire.

A glimpse into unsealed chambers
  • A glimpse into unsealed chambers(18:38)

    New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) On the 195th anniversary of the first successful experimentation with photography as a novel form, an exhibition 'Unsealed Chamber: The Transient Image' is being held at Alliance Francaise de Delhi, New Delhi till November 3.

Telangana's Bathukamma festival on Burj Khalifa
  • Telangana's Bathukamma festival on Burj Khalifa(16:36)

    Hyderabad, Oct 23 (IANS) Telangana's floral festival Bathukamma is going global as it is all set to be showcased on the world's largest screen at Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building, in Dubai.

Has West Bengal dug its own political grave?
  • Has West Bengal dug its own political grave?(12:14)

    New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) Public policy analyst Sugato Hazra presents a comprehensive account of West Bengals political history tracing the changing leadership, ideologies, and discourse from the birth of modern ideas and nationalism in the state which eventually spread across India to what he contends is its steady movement away from the national mainstream in recent times.

Forget 'shaken, not stirred', this is hardcore
  • Forget 'shaken, not stirred', this is hardcore(08:06)
    By Sukant Deepak

    New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) In the last quarter of over 25 years experience in his line of work, he felt an acute need to unravel the enigma surrounding spy-craft. Considering the fact that their work has forever been 'viewed' in various ways -- the adventures of James Bond or Ethan Hunt, or demonizing by some as acts of exalted reprobates, author Prabhakar Aloka, whose debut book "Operation Haygreeva" (Penguin) recently hit the stands says that the authentic picture of spying as an instrument of providing security to common man is lost in these such descriptions.

Ghalib's compassion, plurality is critical for our times: Najeeb Jung (IANS Interview)
Reincarnating images in ruins
  • Reincarnating images in ruins(07:48)
    By Sukant Deepak

    New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) He may have left his dusty hometown of Bhiwani in Haryana decades back, but there is something about the city that refuses to part with him.

Century-old Nandana Fort in Pak set for restoration
  • Century-old Nandana Fort in Pak set for restoration(19:02)
    By Hamza Ameer

    Islamabad, Oct 21 (IANS) The century-old Nandana Fort, discovered by Pakistans archeological department three months back which is set for restoration, still showcases its unique and magnificent might, even as it stands in a derelict condition.

Superman colourist quits DC Comics after superhero's bisexual outing
TN: Ancient Pandyan port of Korkai to be excavated
  • TN: Ancient Pandyan port of Korkai to be excavated(11:00)

    Chennai, Oct 20 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu government is reaching out to Oceanographers of repute to assist the government in the archaeological excavation process at Korkai, the ancient port city of the Pandyan empire.

Work begins to restore entrance of Cambodia's iconic Angkor Wat
Science Museum in London announces major new climate change gallery
  • Science Museum in London announces major new climate change gallery(12:58)

    New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) The Science Museum in London has announced a landmark new gallery, with Adani Green Energy Limited as the title funder, examining how the world can undergo the fastest energy transition in history to curb climate change. The announcement was made as delegates arrived for a Global Investment Summit hosted at the museum by the Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

Istanbul's 250-yr-old historic building to get facelift: Mayor
Qadir Ali Baig Theatre Festival from October 21
Superman to now fight for 'Truth, Justice, and a Better Tomorrow'
Theatre artists switch to Delhi's suburbs, smaller cities to keep shows on
  • Theatre artists switch to Delhi's suburbs, smaller cities to keep shows on(13:50)

    New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) In the wake of Covid-19, lack of funds and fewer audiences, theatre artists have switched to confined and experimental spaces in Delhi's suburbs and smaller cities, leaving the Mandi House area -- the national capital's hub for performing art students and actors -- with a deserted look.

Dozens injured during traditional stick fighting in Andhra
Progressive thinker, theatre artist G K Govinda Rao no more
  • Progressive thinker, theatre artist G K Govinda Rao no more(12:18)

    Hubballi (Karnataka), Oct 15 (IANS) Noted progressive thinker, theatre person and writer Professor G.K. Govinda Rao, known for his sharp criticism, passed away in the wee hours of Friday at his daughter's residence in Karnataka's Hubballi.

To act or not to act? Ramlilas not-so-healthy affair with big names
  • To act or not to act? Ramlilas not-so-healthy affair with big names(15:06)
    By Shashi Bhushan and Radhika Tiwari

    New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) Ramlilas - a theatrical adaptation of Lord Ram's life that goes on for almost a week and concludes on the night of Vijayadashmi, are a major source of income for thousands of theatre artists during the festival season.

  • 'Silverview', the last complete work by John Le Carre(21:34)

    New Delhi, Oct 11 (IANS) Julian Lawndsley has renounced his high-flying job in the city for a simpler life of running a bookshop in a small English seaside town. But only a couple of months into his new career, Julian's evening is disrupted by a visitor. Edward, a Polish emigre living in Silverview, the big house on the edge of town, seems to know a lot about Julian's family and is rather too interested in the inner workings of his modest new enterprise.

UP's first tribal museum to be ready in 2022
  • UP's first tribal museum to be ready in 2022(08:46)

    Lucknow, Oct 10 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh's first tribal museum, known as 'Tharu Janjati Museum, will come up at Imilia Koder village, a Tharu populated area in Balrampur district.

Anecdotal, thought-provoking memoir on India's banking system
  • Anecdotal, thought-provoking memoir on India's banking system(10:36)

    New Delhi, Oct 9 (IANS) This is a highly anticipated account of some of the critical periods in the history of Indias financial sector by one of the countrys most talented and established banking professionals in the country, Rajnish Kumar, former Chairman of State Bank of India (SBI), Indias largest commercial bank.

24-episode docuseries traces Guru Nanak's travels across 9 nations