For 41 days, only silence reigns in these Manali villages

BY VISHAL GULATI Manali, Jan 16 (IANS) It’s silence for the gods in 10 villages dotting the outskirts of the picturesque hill resort of Manali, currently marooned under a blanket of snow.... Read more »

Wildlife exhibition in urban jungle

New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Several well-known Indian photographers have joined hands and organised a photo- exhibition on wildlife and environment, titled ‘Wild India- Celebrating Wilderness’ in the two galleries of All... Read more »

A love letter to the abandoned

By Sukant Deepak Mandu, Jan 15 (IANS) For quite some time, hearing the name of the place, you would oscillate between melancholy and nostalgia. And thats further accentuated when you descend in... Read more »

Pak-born woman is now Indian, fights local polls in R’than

Jaipur, Jan 16 (IANS) At a time when the debate on the Citizenship Act and the National Population Register (NPR) rages on, a Pakistan-born Neeta Kanwar is contesting panchayat elections being held... Read more »

Pongal celebrated in TN, 30 injured in Jallikattu

Chennai, Jan 15 (IANS) About 30 persons were injured in the bull taming sport of Jallikattu that was held in Madurai district in Tamil Nadu on Wednesday, according to reports. The traditional... Read more »

Kite Festival: Big biz, source of livelihood for many

BY SANJEEV KUMAR SINGH CHAUHAN   Ahmedabad, Jan 14 (IANS) Gujarat’s famous International Kite Festival is not just about kite-flying, but about multi-crore business opportunity for the people from the state. Apart from... Read more »

Lipstick – and an Iron Will – under my burqa

Source: By Aviral Anand A tribute to the women of Shaheen Bagh As I get off the metro at the Jasola Vihar Shaheen Bagh station, I am uncertain how to get... Read more »

Punjab’s Robinhood Dulla Bhatti: Why Lohri is celebrated

Source: Every Lohri, Punjabis sing the songs of Dulla Bhatti and build a bonfire for the community. The story behind this is complex, endearing, and dates back to the legend of... Read more »

Land that turned Phoolan bandit, still eludes her family

Kanpur, Jan 9 (IANS) More than 40 years after she picked up the gun and turned into a bandit, following a dispute over four bighas of land with her cousin Maya Din,... Read more »

Nationalism, identity, homeland to be focus at Apeejay Kolkata lit fest

Kolkata, Jan 9 (IANS) The Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival (AKLF) just gets bigger and bigger. The 11th edition during January 17-19 will see a focus on themes like nationalism, identity, homeland and... Read more »

9 kids in Afghanistan killed, maimed daily: Unicef

Dec 17 (IANS) An average of nine children were killed or maimed on a daily basis in the first nine months of this year in “the world’s most lethal warzone” of Afghanistan, according... Read more »

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 »