Isha Foundation to erect 112 feet Shiva idols in India

Chennai, Feb 21.  The Isha Foundation plans to have 112-foot tall faces of Hindu God Shiva or `Adiyogi' in the other three regions of the country - east, north and west -...

I don’t believe in fusion: Kathak legend Birju Maharaj 

New Delhi, Nov 10. Classical dance and music forms are pure and aesthetic and fusion with modern genres will detract from the charm of their originality, Kathak maestro Pandit Birju Maharaj believes. "Art...

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...

Ancient Himalyan temples reveal signs of past earthquakes

Dehradun, July 27  Based on studies of ancient ruins like tilted pillars, cracked steps and sliding stone canopies of the 7th-century A.D. temples in northwestern India, seismologists have revealed the extent...

Tagore’s works not translated perfectly : Gulzar

New Delhi, Aug 27 . Translations of Rabindranath Tagore's Bengali works in English and Hindi are not up to the mark, according to eminent poet Gulzar, who recently translated the Nobel Laureate's...

On a historic trail of Khirki Village

New Delhi, July 19 .  The historic significance of Khirki village will be back in focus on Wednesday with a triple treat of art, poetry and food at the Khoj Studios.The highlight...
Hindutva or Hind Swaraj: Book Review

Savarkar and Gandhi for Hindutva or Hind Swaraj: A guide for the perplexed

Title: Hindutva or Hind Swaraj; Author: U.R. Ananthamurthy (translated by Keerti Ramachandra and Vivek Shanbhag); Publisher: Harper Perennial; Pages: 144; Price: Rs 350Every country and society may have differing narratives of...

Archaeologists study ancient gold coffin

Rome, June 16 .  Archaeologists are due to resume a study aimed at unravelling the mystery over the identity of one of most controversial coffins in ancient Egyptian history and the tomb...

Walls will always divide, resettling Kashmiri Pandits in camps bad idea, says author

New Delhi, Feb 20 .  Author Sanchit Gupta, who has debuted with a novel based in Kashmir of the early 1990s when militancy peaked and saw mass exodus of Hindu Pandit families,...

Manipur celebrates Ningol Chakkouba: Occasion for sibling bonding 

Imphal, Nov 17. For generations, Manipur has been celebrating a unique festival called Ningol Chakkouba every November when married sisters and daughters are invited to their parental house for a sumptuous lunch...

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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...