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AHMEDABAD, (IANS) - Gujarat has announced that it will turnVadnagar into a world-class heritage tourism destination. Vadnagar is also the native place of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel said that Vadnagar is one of the oldest towns

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - Interestingly, one of the most well-known rappers in the country, Dilin Nair aka Raftaar, who raps in Hindi, Punjabi and Haryanvi happens to be a Malayali. "Most people don't know this fact. After Malaika Arora Khan

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - A century-and-a-half after her birth, "The Lost Diary of Kastur, My Ba" (HarperCollins) by her great-grandson Tushar Gandhi finally presents Kasturba as her own person, a woman of substance. Rare photos of Kasturba and Mahatma Gandhi are

MUMBAI, (IANS) - Singer-songwriter Prateek Kuhad recently released his new single titled 'Favorite Peeps', which is his second offering from his upcoming album 'The Way That Lovers Do'. Kuhad also announced 'The Way That Lovers Do' tour, a North American headline

By VIKAS DATTA With his velvety, soulful and ethereal voice, marked by a slight quaver, Talat Mahmood was well suited for the elegant poetic compositions that are the bedrock of Hindi film music, and rose to great heights initially. But given

MUMBAI, (IANS) - Santoor maestro Pandit Shivkumar Sharma was cremated with full state honors, comprising Mumbai Police gun salute, at the Vile Parle Hindu crematorium, here on May 11 evening with Bollywood turning out in force to bid him a tearful adieu. His

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - 'Scorching Love: Letters from Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi to his son, Devadas' reveals -- for the most part, for the first time -- Gandhi's letters to his youngest son, Devadas from 1914, when father and son were

MUMBAI, (IANS) - Celebrated singer Kanika Kapoor, who recently released her new independent song 'Buhe Bariya', says that it is a completely new take on love that is inspired by the Punjabi folk. The lyrics of 'Buhe Bariyan' are written by

BY GUNJAN SHRIVASTAVA NEW DELHI, (IANS) - While women have been the subject of many a masterpiece, prized and adorned on the walls of prestigious museums and galleries across the world, the progress made in the representation, as well as the

NEW DELHI, (IANS) – "These past two years have been brutal to the Indian classical music fraternity. We have lost several major pillars, and now, Pt. Shivkumar Sharma. His passing on is an end of an era," Salil Bhat, Veena player

BY VIKAS DATTA Few music composers can achieve the distinction of their tunes becoming so popular as to be played at weddings -- especially their own. Unfortunately, for this individual, who reached this pinnacle in his late 20s, it was a

MUMBAI, (IANS) - The well-known face of the entertainment industry Raqesh Bapat enjoys painting and recently he unveiled his first painting. The painting will be used in an upcoming exhibition where he intends to dedicate it to his late father. He

BY SUKANT DEEPAK NEW DELHI, (IANS) - During the height of the pandemic, artist Veer Munshi made several trips to Kashmir, a place not unfamiliar to quarantines, though of a different kind. There, he began photographing people he knew through their

BY VIKAS DATTA When Chetan Anand was making a war movie based on the latest India-Pakistan conflict, there was one love song that was to be picturized on an IAF officer and they wanted a singer who could display a bit

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - In the India of today, social, and communal fault lines have become starker than ever before. Inter-faith marriages, once seen as the hallmark of a plural society, are now being increasingly used to further a divisive

MUMBAI, (IANS)- Sony Pictures International Productions has acquired film adaptation rights to author Chetan Bhagat's 2016 acclaimed novel 'One Indian Girl'. Bhagat's book revolves around an Indian girl who is intelligent and successful and finds it difficult to find love. Bhagat said:

WASHINGTON DC, (ANI) - Legendary comic book artist Neal Adam, who drew superhero characters like Batman, Green Arrow, Green Lantern, the Avengers and several others, has died at age 80. The news of his demise was confirmed by his daughter. Adams

MUMBAI, (ANI) – The passing of Rishi Kapoor marks brought to an end an era of romance in Bollywood. Recalling him with five of his best movie songs which were the ditty songs of their time. 1. Tu Tu Hai Wahi: Quite

BY VISHNU MAKHIJANI NEW DELHI, (IANS)- In spite of becoming more conscious about the importance of eating healthy, most people don't realize the full potential of food as a healer and often fall prey to half-baked information on social media and

MUMBAI, (IANS) - Kaaranvir Bohra recently appeared on the reality show 'Lock Upp', is all set for his first-ever South project. Produced by legendary Rajinikanth's wife Latha, his next is a music video directed by Prerna Arora. The actor will be

(ANI) - Dance influencers on Instagram have been on the rise ever since social media paved way for an open platform to showcase their talent. Out of innumerable talented influencers on social media, here's a list of some famous dancing celebrities

MUMBAI (ANI)v- International Dance Day is an occasion that is celebrated annually on April 29 to mark Jean-Georges Noverre's birthday. The Hindi film industry is incomplete without songs and dance sequences. Actors go through rigorous training sessions to learn the perfect

MUMBAI (ANI) - The first song from Aamir Khan's upcoming movie 'Laal Singh Chaddha' is finally out and it is titled 'Kahani'. Recently, a video of the superstar talking about a big Kahani took the internet by storm and finally, on

NEW DELHI (IANS) - Notching up a major success, HarperCollins on April 21 announced the acquisition of "The Magicians of Mazda", the keenly anticipated new book by bestselling author, Ashwin Sanghi - India's master storyteller with more than a million

MUMBAI (IANS) - Singer Aditya Narayan, who recently came up with his new song 'Mangta Hai Kya', says he is quite choosy about his singing and he can manage to maintain the quality control because music is not a way

RANCHI (IANS) - Jamtara in Jharkhand has become the only district in India where all gram panchayats have community libraries. This district with a population of about eight lakh has a total of 118 gram panchayats under six blocks and each

NEW DELHI (IANS) - Storming through the charts with her rendition of the Kashmiri folk song 'Hukus Bukus' that has garnered 3.7 million views on YouTube and was also used in the web series 'The Family Man', Aabha Hanjura, who

NEW DELHI (IANS) - Publishing in the 75th year of India’s independence and partition, Aanchal Malhotra’s "In The Language of Remembering - The Inheritance of Partition" serves as a reminder of the price this land once paid for not guarding

People all over the world have long been fascinated by Indian art and culture. However, the twentieth century was the one that truly defined and propelled India's visual identity in the modern world. The global acclaim that Indian art now

By KNOX ARTISTE The Indian music industry is undergoing a revolution, and Gen Z is driving the change. Gone are the days when people had to listen to a record, turned on the radio, or relied entirely on MTV to hear

By India-West Staff Reporter CERRITOS, CA - Namrata Poddar read from her debut novel ‘Border Less’ on the evening of April 12 at the Cerritos Library Skyline Room, here. Divided into two sections, “Roots” and “Routes,” “Border Less” traces the migratory journey

MUMBAI - The deRivaz&Ives inaugural of The India's Film Poster Heritage Online Auction was a success, setting new records for many of the iconic images of Indian cinema, with many lots exceeding 50 bids in the intense battle to own

The late artist Manjit Bawa enjoyed spontaneously drawing his compositions without any definition of their utility within the scheme of painting and considered drawing an integral process in his practice. These drawings would naturally evolve into oil paintings. The artist described

MUMBAI (IANS) - Vinod Rai, the former chief of the Committee of Administrators that ruled the Indian cricket board for some years, has made a major revelation in his new book, claiming that he had explained to the former head

Aparna Piramal Raje's life looks successful. Hailing from a well-known business family, she is married, has two children, is a published author, a popular columnist with a leading daily and was the CEO of a leading furniture company. However, only a

LONDON (IANS) - 'The Eagle has Landed' author Henry Patterson, who published under his pen name of Jack Higgins, has died aged 92. His publisher Harper Collins, announced that the author died at his home on the Channel Island of Jersey.

NEW YORK, NY - Christie's has announced the sale of a previously unseen drawing by Michelangelo, 'A Naked Young Man' (after Masaccio) surrounded by two figures, completed early in his career. This extremely rare work, one of the very few

NEW DELHI (IANS) - Critically acclaimed author Geetanjali Shree’s novel "Tomb of Sand", translated from Hindi by Daisy Rockwell, has been shortlisted for this year’s International Booker Prize - the first time the translation of a Hindi language book has

For over twenty-five years, legendary leadership and elite performance virtuoso Robin Sharma has quietly taught business titans, professional sports superstars and entertainment royalty a revolutionary system that has helped these luminaries translate their highest ambitions into daily results. Now, in "The

NEW DELHI (IANS) - This is a definitive anthology of Indian poetry in English for the next decade and more. Edited by Booker Prize-shortlisted and Sahitya Akademi Award-winner Jeet Thayil, 'The Penguin Book of Indian Poets' returns the forgotten figures of

CHENNAI (IANS) - India’s first fully curated NFT marketplace, Jupiter Meta, is all set to announce the launch of music NFTs in the country. Singer and composer, Karthik, who is known for his work in Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam films

Gond art is a well-known Indian folk and tribal community folk art, as well as one of our cultural heritage's pearls. Rajendra Kumar Shyam’s quiet and modest demeanour is inextricably linked to his bold and almost-well-balanced Gond painting style. Kumar's Gond

By VISHNU MAKHIJANI NEW DELHI (IANS) - Its undercurrents had been simmering for long but were ignored. When it finally erupted at Bombay on Feb.18, 1946 over terrible service conditions, racism and broken recruitment promises, the Royal Indian Navy Mutiny spread

NEW DELHI (IANS) - Even as they are working on two international and one Bollywood project, and are in talks for the background score for two films, musicians Amaan and Ayaan Ali Bangash stress that their focus will always be

NEW DELHI (IANS) - Jatin Das is a name that needs no introduction in the world of art. A painter, poet, sculptor, muralist, printmaker, teacher and cultural expert, he has been a constant inspiration for artistic expression. With a career

BELGRADE (IANS) - Stressing Serbia was the last "free tribe" of Europe and that it will continue to follow its independent foreign policy, its President Aleksandar Vucic has compared the country to the Gaulish village from the iconic comic series

MUMBAI (IANS) - Production power house Yash Raj Films's head honcho Aditya Chopra is going to turn the quick-witted character of 'Jayeshbhai Jordaar' into a comic book series post the release of the film. "Adi wants to immortalize the character of

New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) 'Kintsugi' is the ancient Japanese art of mending broken objects with gold, and designer Ishan Khosla has delicately woven this concept into the jacket for a similarly titled novel authored by Anukrti Upadhyay to win

NEW DELHI (IANS) - The immediate impact for India from Russia's war on Ukraine will be inflation as the country imports nearly 80 per cent of its crude oil needs. But, given the thin line dividing geo-politics and oil politics, the

MUMBAI (IANS) - On World Poetry Day, Mar.21, actor Ayushmann Khurrana has urged ‘everyone to pour their hearts out to each other through the written word because he feels people need to connect deeply and more genuinely with each other. He

MUMBAI - "Standing in front of the huge plaster-of -paris statues of Venus de' Medici, Apollo Belvedere, Apollo Sauroctonos, and The Discobolus I felt as if in a dream

Veteran industrialist Rahul Bajaj, the original Make in India proponent, made his company's two-wheelers a household name with the catchy "Hamara Bajaj" tagline. He took over the Bajaj Group in 1965 and in a career spanning over five decades led the

MUMBAI (IANS) - "Revolution does not come overnight and social revolution takes time to come. Social and logistics aspects also take time,"the Supreme Court of India had observed on International Women’s Day. The mindset in India's civil aviation sector, however, began

By VIKAS DATTA Some news portals may have a small blurb next to an article headline that tells the reader the time it will take them to read it -- usually five minutes or less. The feature, which can be found

MUMBAI (IANS) - Actor Karan Singh Grover says his artworks are driven by the body and its gestures. The actor-turned-artist's paintings are inspired by nature and spirituality. His paintings are amalgamations of symbols, colours and patterns. Speaking about art, Grover said: "I

JAIPUR (IANS) - "I am not very brave. I guess a certain strength comes with honesty. Of course, opposed to the popular saying, honesty may not always be the best policy," says actor Neena Gupta. At the Jaipur Literature Festival for

MUMBAI (IANS) - Choreographer Saurabh Prajapati has been gaining attention for his choreography in the recently released music video 'Shonk Se', starring Mohsin Khan and Sonarika Bhadoria. It is sung by Afsana Khan. "When they offered me the song, 'Shonk Se'

From the book we learn that in 1906, Tagore sponsored three young men from Santiniketan to study agriculture and dairy farming at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. (IANS photo) By VISHNU MAKHIJHANI NEW DELHI - "I alone cannot take responsibility for the