Next visit to Sabarimala after I turn 50: 9-year-old girl

Sabarimala, Nov 18 (IANS) It was a message that drew everyone’s attention. A young girl trekking the long route to the famed Sabarimala temple sported a placard around her neck reading: “Am... Read more »

Tens of thousands converge on Guru’s holy town

By Vishal Gulati  Sultanpur Lodhi (Punjab), Nov 10 (IANS) Tens of thousands of devotees from across the globe are converging every day in this holy town associated with the founder of Sikhism,... Read more »

The saga of Rajasthan’s Sansi melodies

By Siddhi Jain  Jodhpur, Oct 11 (IANS) In a sandstone courtyard of the majestic Mehrangarh Fort, visitors to Rajasthan’s sun city Jodhpur are currently able to hear folk melodies from all parts... Read more »

Of sudden and striking realisations, lessons from the Holocaust, creative solutions for Indian cities

New Delhi, Oct 11 (IANS) Read the epiphanies – sudden and striking realisations – of a girl born with SCID (severe combined immune deficiency) who died two months before her 19th birthday... Read more »

How Sambhal’s Shanno became Al-Qaeda’s Maulana Asim Umar

Sambhal, Oct 10 (IANS) He left home in 1998 after his father refused to give him money to go to Saudi Arabia. Almost 20 years later, local intelligence officials informed Asim Umar’s... Read more »

Over 7 lakh devotees take part in Tirumala Brahmotsavam

Tirupati, Oct 8 (IANS) More than seven lakh devotees had darshan of Lord Venkateswara in the temple atop the Tirumala hills here during the Srivari Salakatla Brahmotsavam, the nine-day annual festival concluding... Read more »

Gandhi’s khadi back in forceful reckoning

By Rohan Agarwal  New Delhi, Oct 2 (IANS) Once on the verge of being forgotten, Bapu’s beloved fabric Khadi is back in the mainstream and has been ruling the fabric market like... Read more »

Sparse, austere mud-walled cottage, symbol of Gandhi’s dedication to the poorest

Source: By Moin Qazi “My aim is not to be consistent with my previous statements on a given question, but to be consistent with truth as it may present itself to... Read more »

‘India’s handmade tales to get stronger’

Jaipur, Sep 30 (IANS) Lifestyle brand Fabindia has launched an Experience Centre in Jaipur for its products across categories and services. The Centre houses FabCafe, Tug Bug (a playing space), a wellness... Read more »

Spreading Bapu’s message across the world through tech

By Mohammed Shafeeq Hyderabad, Sep 27 (IANS) As India gears up to celebrate 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, Birad Rajaram Yajnik is travelling to Paris and Russia in his continuing pursuit... Read more »

Swedish teen Greta triumphs where world leaders falter

By Vishnu Makhijani New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) There was much hope when the Paris Agreement on Climate Change was adopted in December 2015 to keep the increase in global average temperatures... Read more »

Never considered myself as special: Lata Mangeshkar

BY SUBHASH K. JHA  Mumbai, Sep 23 (IANS) Lata Mangeshkar turns 90 on September 28. The playback legend opened up in an exclusive chat. SKJ: It is that time of the year again?... Read more »

Missing jumbo Laxmi found near Delhi Police HQ

BY SANJEEV KUMAR SINGH CHAUHAN  New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The Delhi Police with a reputation of finding a needle in a haystack, has been given a hard time by an elephant. The... Read more »

Gold crown offered at Varanasi temple on PM Modi’s b’day

Varanasi, Sep 17 (IANS) A staunch supporter of Narendra Modi has offered a gold crown weighing 1.25 kg to the Sankat Mochan Hanuman Temple here to mark the Prime Minister’s 69th birthday. Arvind... Read more »

Polish WW-II Memorial Pillar unveiled in Kolhapur

Kolhapur (Maharashtra), Sep 14 (IANS) In a brief and touching ceremony on Saturday, Poland’s Deputy Foreign Minister Marcin Przydacz unveiled a Memorial Pillar to remember the thousands of persecuted Polish refugees who escaped... Read more »

Reflections of farmers’ suicides, widows in Kota Neelima’s paintings

New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANSlife) An author, artist and researcher, Kota Neelima wears many hats and is largely known for her research and art practice that centres on rural agrarian distress. Her... Read more »

The plight of Madhya Pradesh’s tiger tribe

BY MANISH CHANDRA MISHRA Bhopal, Sep 11 (IANS/ 101Reporters) Madhya Pradesh has a rich history of tiger conservation and it comes naturally to the native, tribal community here. However, in the past... Read more »

NASA used Indian almanac for moon missions, claims Hindutva leader

Solapur (Maharashtra), Sep 10 (IANS) Social media went into splits on Tuesday after Hindutva protagonist, Manohar Sambhaji Bhide, claimed that the US space agency NASA had adhered to Indian astrological calculations for its... Read more »

The splendid Junagarh Fort

BY SHONA ADHIKARI  Sep 9 (IANS) It was my second visit to Bikaner and the magnificent Junagarh Fort drew me like a magnet. A visit to the fort takes at least an hour... Read more »

At 74, Andhra woman is the oldest to give birth

Guntur (Andhra Pradesh), Sep 5 (IANS) A 74-year-old woman has became the oldest-ever to give birth after she delivered twins at a hospital in Andhra Pradesh’s Guntur town on Thursday, doctors have said.... Read more »