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....
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...

Exhibition to showcase varied facets of Yoga

New Delhi, June 21 - An exhibition here will present the rich and ancient cultural treasure of Yoga in the form of sculptures, paintings, scrolls, illustrated manuscripts and books which explain the key...
Woman student-editor stirs Kashmir's young creative minds

Woman student-editor stirs Kashmir’s young creative minds

Srinagar, June 17 - In search of space for political dissent in the trouble-torn Kashmir Valley, 23-year-old Saba Nazki and a bunch of youths have started a tabloid -- "Mizraab" exclusively for...

Entertainment

My intentions are to entertain with dignity: Sunil Grover

Mumbai, April 5 - Following a spat with comedian-actor Kapil Sharma, Sunil Grover says that his intentions are to act and entertain people with dignity.Sunil...

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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...