Mortal remains of Boroma reach Thakurnagar

Thakurnagar (West Bengal), March 6 (IANS) The mortal remains of Matua matriarch Binapani Devi, popular as ‘Boroma’, reached her hometown here in North 24 Parganas district on Wednesday. The mortal remains of the... Read more »

It’s curtains on Kumbh; many firsts during congregation

Prayagraj, March 6 (IANS) Curtains officially came down on the 50-day religious, spiritual and cultural jamboree — Kumbh-2019 — on Tuesday evening as Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik and Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath... Read more »

Musuem on freedom struggle’s unsung heroes opens in Red Fort

(IANS) “Azaadi Ke Diwane”, a museum paying homage to the unsung heroes of Indian freedom struggle, was inaugurated by Union Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma in the Red Fort complex on Monday. The museum... Read more »

A new round of Bhed Chaal

By Vinod Mirani  Filmmaking has been all about trendsetting and following trends. Sounds nice. But, when the same thing is said in Hindi, it is called Bhed Chaal, not so complementary a... Read more »

Why reading Harsh Mander’s ‘Partitions of the Heart’ is the need of the hour

 By Abhilasha Chattopadhyay “There is a well-known story about a frog, which when thrown into boiling water, reacts immediately by jumping out. By contrast, if the frog is placed into lukewarm water which... Read more »

Commemorative notes to be released to mark Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary

Mumbai, Feb 27 (IANS) To mark the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, a UAE-based company will globally release 12 bank notes of zero value, the first-ever limited edition commemorative series, an official... Read more »

‘Virasat-e-Khalsa’, museum with highest footfall in India

By Jaideep Sarin Anandpur Sahib (Punjab), Feb 25 (IANS) Built to commemorate 300 years of the founding of the ‘Khalsa Panth’ by the 10th Master, Guru Gobind Singh, the ‘Virasat-e-Khalsa’ museum in the... Read more »

Saurabh Shukla “If you are going through pain and don’t laugh, you die; so laugh”

By Binita Das Kolkata, Feb 25 (IANS) Versatile actor-cum-screenwriter Saurabh Shukla, best known for playing Justice Sunderlal Tripathi in the “Jolly LLB” movies, says the current political situation is funny and one just... Read more »

The lure of Indian culture

By Mohd Asim Khan New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) Reem Ibrahim Al-Arfaj is the first certified yoga trainer in Saudi Arabia. On her first visit to India this past week, she was left... Read more »

Modi takes holy dip at Sangam

Prayagraj, Feb 24 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday took the holy dip at the Sangam – the holy confluence of sacred Ganga, Yamuna and mystical Sarawasti rivers – and prayed for... Read more »

Photographer captures ecology integrated in human life, development

By Siddhi Jain New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) For photographer Juhi Saklani, life can persist in most unexpected places, like a grand tree braving traffic, pollution, and dirt of a busy Delhi road,... Read more »

‘Northeast not homogenous but diverse grouping of communities’

By Vishnu Makhijani New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Some years ago, I was startled at a seminar titled “Seeking our collective peace: The northeast India diaspora looks into solutions for peace and development... Read more »

Renowned Hindi author Namwar Singh dies at 92, nation mourns

New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Marking the end of an era, Hindi literary stalwart, poet and critic Namwar Singh passed away on Tuesday night at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS)... Read more »

Bihar DM Inayat Khan adopts children of 2 slain CRPF jawans

Feb 20, India is slowly beginning to cope with the loss of 44 jawans of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) in the terrorist attack in Pulwama. But while on the one... Read more »

Thousands take holy dip at Kumbh on ‘Maghi Purnima’

Prayagraj, Feb 19 (IANS) Hundreds and thousands of devotees, seers, pilgrims and tourists on Tuesday took a holy dip in the Sangam — the trinity of holy rivers Ganga, Yamuna, Saraswati — on... Read more »

Kovind “Tagore belongs to world”

New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) ‘Gurudev’ Rabindranath Tagore was a remarkable genius, and remains not just India’s, but the worlds foremost cultural icons, President Ramnath Kovind said here on Monday, while presenting the... Read more »

How art is reforming prisoners, giving them second chance at life

By Siddhi Jain New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) One often thinks of Indian prisons as dingy, cramped cells with their mean and often dehumanised inmates waiting for redemption. So it comes as a... Read more »

Irom Sharmila “I dream of a world without caste, discrimination”

Kolkata, Feb 16 (IANS) Manipur’s legendary human rights activist Irom Sharmila, who continued a fast-unto-death protest for 16 years demanding repeal of an Act, on Friday said she dreams of a world without... Read more »

TV-time in class? Textbooks come alive in Gujarat’s schools

By Azera Parveen Rahman Bhuj (Gujarat), Feb 15 (IANS) In a small school near Bhuj in Gujarat, a group of class five students sit attentively in class, their eyes glued to an LCD... Read more »

Kolkata takes on Jaipur in literary face-off

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... Read more »