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...

Myanmar quake damages nearly 400 ancient temples

Nay Pyi Daw, Aug 29.  The number of ancient temples damaged in the archaeological complex of Bagan in Myanmar in a 6.8 magnitude earthquake last week has risen to 397, according to...

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...

The Hindu Theatre Fest expands to three cities

Chennai, July 28  The Hindu Theatre Fest 2016, slated to begin from August 19, will be held in three cities-Chennai, Bengaluru and Hyderabad."The highlights for this year are Naseeruddin Shah's 'Dear...

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...

National Museum gets head — with Ayodhya connection — after a year

New Delhi, July 26 . Buddha Rashmi Mani, a former Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) official who had led a team that excavated the Ramjanmabhoomi-Babri Masjid site in 2003, has been appointed...

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...

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...

A radical religiousity’s results – learning the hard way

We need someone to update American thinker William James's "The Varieties of Religious Experience" to explain why in the modern, technology-driven world, extremist manifestations of a religion can still draw adherents....

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...