In parts of Himachal, Diwali celebrations begin now

In parts of Himachal, Diwali celebrations begin now!

Shimla, Dec 1 - In some interior areas of mountainous Himachal Pradesh, Diwali celebrations have begun only now, almost a month after the country celebrated the Festival of Lights.The reason: Some believe...
Ancient Roman villa uncovered near Florence

Ancient Roman villa uncovered near Florence

Florence, Oct 21.  Archaeologists have unearthed a luxurious ancient Roman villa complete with thermal baths and stunning mosaics near the central Italian city of Florence in what they described as an "exceptional"...

Show off your roots, decorate home with Indian handicrafts

New Delhi, Sep 11 . Decorate your home with Indian handicrafts and boast the beautiful, interesting and intricate handicrafts which are made by rural artisans of the country. Add jute, brass and...
Ehsaan Ghungroowala creates magic with his vocal cords

Ehsaan Ghungroowala creates magic with his vocal cords

Kolkata, June 28 - Having mastered the art of vocal percussion, he takes his listeners to a realm of disbelief. With his unique ability to translate musical compositions into sounds of a...

Padamsee and Gaitonde among masters at Saffronart’s auction

New Delhi, Aug 31.  Auction house Saffronart is all set to host its evening sale that will feature important works of Modern Indian artists like Akbar Padamsee and V.S. Gaitonde.The auction, to...

The hazards of changing history

Suppose we had the power to travel back in time and change history by preventing the death of a key figure, or perhaps, eliminating a troublemaker. But would time sweep on...

Sudarsan Pattnaik wins prize in Moscow sand art show

Bhubaneswar, Aug 31 . Renowned sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik has won the people's choice prize for his sand sculpture titled "Mahatma Gandhi - World Peace" at the ninth Moscow Sand Sculpture Championship...
Indian wins international screenwriting contest

Indian wins international screenwriting contest

New Delhi, Sep 29. Adite Banerjie, a New Delhi-based author and screenwriter, is among the top three winners of a Hollywood-based scriptwriting competition.The Finish Line Scriptwriting Competition, based out of Los Angeles,...

India’s Nalanda among 9 new cultural sites added to World Heritage List

Istanbul, July 16 The World Heritage Committee on Friday added nine new cultural sites, including India's Archaeological Site of Nalanda Mahavihara, to the prestigious World Heritage List.The committee, at its 40th session...
Jaipur Literature Festival

Jaipur Literature Festival: Names of 10 more speakers announced

Jaipur, Nov 1 . The Jaipur Literature Festival on Tuesday announced the names of 10 more speakers who will appear at its January 2017 edition.This is the third in a series of...

Entertainment

Pop superstar George Michael dead at 53

London, Dec 26 - Singer-songwriter George Michael, who sold tens of millions of albums as a member of the duo Wham! and on his own,...

History

Ancient Roman villa uncovered near Florence

Florence, Oct 21.  Archaeologists have unearthed a luxurious ancient Roman villa complete with thermal baths and stunning mosaics near the central Italian city of Florence...