NEW DELHI, (IANS) - 'The Eternal Religion: Glimpses of Hinduism' (Speaking Tiger) is a collection of essays and experiences of statesman and philosopher, Dr Karan Singh that are made available conveniently, seven decades since, as a 22-year-old, he wrote his

Here is a list of new book launches to read before the year ends: THE GREAT INDIAN MANTHAN In the tenth volume of the Rethinking India series, some of India’s most eminent persons from Sonia Gandhi, Margaret Alva, Hamid Ansari to Mallikarjun

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - Playwright Mahesh Dattani's works have the extraordinary ability to make the reader/audience take a long hard look at himself. The first playwright in English to be awarded the Sahitya Akademi Award for 'Final Solutions', Dattani, who debuted

MUMBAI, (IANS) - Actress, best-selling author, and columnist Twinkle Khanna unveiled her fourth book, 'Welcome to Paradise' (Juggernaut) here on November 29. The event was attended by her husband Akshay Kumar, mother Dimple Kapadia, filmmaker Karan Johar, and the actresses Vidya

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - Stressing that Pakistani writers are doing well in India as both nations are on the same edge -- socially and politically, Pakistani American writer and translator Tahira Naqvi says that when it comes to the UK

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - During his tenure as India's 13th President, Pranab Mukherjee had advised Prime Minister Narendra Modi to always acknowledge the contributions of Jawaharlal Nehru and Indira Gandhi. This and other nuggets of Mukherjee's life from an unprepossessing village

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - Bestselling author Ashwin Sanghi, whose novels include 'The Rozabal Line', 'Chanakya's Chant', 'The Krishna Key', 'Sialkot Saga', ‘'The Vault of Vishnu’ and ‘The Magicians of Mazda’, believes that there is immense overlap between history and mythology,

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - Celebrated artist Satish Gupta has been navigating his personal journey of contemplations through a lifetime of creating meditative works. His quest takes him through painting, sculptures, poetry, calligraphy, and an intuitive seeking of a spiritual space

MUMBAI, (IANS) - Five celebrated artists Amrita Sher-Gil, Akbar Padamsee, Ganesh Pyne, Prabhakar Barwe, Jagdish Swaminathan, are being showcased by Progressive Art Gallery, the exhibit showcases the works of five iconic artists of India whose works reflected an Indian form

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - Seeking to transcend the boundaries of rationality in her exploration of the human psyche, considering surrealism as a transformative and spiritually rich form of visual expression. Delhi-based artist Antra Srivastava says, “I remain both a participant

VARANASI (UP), (IANS) - A museum dedicated to author Munshi Premchand is coming up in his native village Lamahi in Uttar Pradesh's Varanasi. The museum will use digital aids to recreate moments of his life and characters from his books. The government

KOCHI, (IANS) - An exhibition of non-fungible token (NFT) digital paintings by Indian American girl Teresa Melvin captured the imagination of art enthusiasts here. The 14-year-old girl, originally from Kerala, lives in Texas. She is also conducted a workshop on NFT art for

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - Acclaimed author Gurcharan Das has talked at length about the political dilemma of liberals like him, who find it difficult to vote for Rahul Gandhi and are equally opposed to the present ruling dispensation. "I think the

By Devangana Mishra NEW DELHI, (IANS) - Aristotle was a philosopher and polymath from Greece. He began our journey into ‘Poetics’, the science of poetry, as we know today. Poetics and the science of poetry have been the central document in

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - The 10th edition of the Kalinga Literary Festival (KLF) with the theme 'Legends of Ancient Bharat and Beyond: Inspiring Lived Experience in the 21st Century', will be held in Bhubaneswar from February 9 to 11, 2024. Three

MUMBAI, (IANS) - Actor Jaideep Ahlawat, who is known for ‘Gangs of Wasseypur’, ‘Paatal Lok’, ‘Gabbar is Back’ and ‘Raazi’, feels that the medium of audio storytelling enhances the imagination of the audience in a big way. The actor recently lent

CHENNAI, (IANS) - Perturbed by unnecessary controversies resulting from his yet to be published autobiography, S. Somanath, the Chairman of Indian Space Research Organization, has decided to withhold the formal release of the book. “The book is not published yet. Some

MYSURU, (ANI) - The royal scion of Mysuru, Yaduveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar has released a book and a special limited edition agarbathi "Darbari" in honor of N Ranga Rao, the founder of Cycle Pure Agarbathi. The book titled "From Mysuru to

MUMBAI, (IANS) - Assassinated rapper Sidhu Moosewala’s story is set to unravel on the screen as the book ‘Who Killed Moosewala?’ is being adapted for an audio-visual experience. The book, authored by crime journalist, Jupinderjit Singh, sheds light on the Punjabi

NEW DELHI (IANS) - The seventh edition of the Kerala Literature Festival (KLF) in January next year will be held on the beaches of Kozhikode. With a half-million-footfall, KLF has become Asia’s Largest Literature Festival. The initial list of speakers includes

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - He says all his work is political. The fact that he is a Sikh, gay, and male Bharatanatyam dancer is political. That every time he goes on the stage, lets the world look at him, is a political

NEW DELHI (ANI) - Award-winning poet, writer, and Indian diplomat, Abhay K has published another poem titled 'Celestial'. Published by Mapin, Celestial is a love poem of 100 rhyming couplets wherein the poet restlessly seeks his beloved, who is playing a

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - From tales of courage and determination to stories of love and redemption, these narratives promise to enthrall and inspire. Whether you relish character-driven sagas or crave gripping dramas, our list has something for every listener. Grab

India-West Staff Reporter NEW YORK, NY - Author Veera Hiranandani is set to release her latest novel, "Amil and the After," (Penguin Young Readers) on January 23, 2024. This novel, which serves as a companion to her Newbery Honor book "The

India-West Staff Reporter NEW YORK, NY - Rajiv J. Shah, the president of the Rockefeller Foundation and former administrator of President Barack Obama’s United States Agency for International Development, introduces an innovative approach to achieving large-scale change in his latest work,

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - Rarely comes a book that needs to be read and understood not only from the perspective of subject experts, but by common people to comprehend and recognize the relationship between rural and urban India. Prof. Surinder S.

MUMBAI, (IANS) - Sourabh Raaj Jain, who is known for his work in shows such as ‘Kasamh Se’ and ‘Mahabharat’, has been sharing his thoughts and poems on social media. The actor called writing to his best friend and said

AHMEDABAD, (IANS) - Famous historian Dr Manu Pillai on October 11 shared insights on Indian history. Known for titles like ‘The Ivory Throne’, ‘The Courtesan, The Mahatma And The Italian Brahmin’, and ‘False Allies’, Pillai said, “The past is not a

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - Former Election Commissioner of India S.Y. Quraishi in his just-released book 'India’s Experiment with Democracy: The Life of a Nation Through Its Elections' (HarperCollins India), Quraishi, while referring to the recent disqualification of Rahul Gandhi, says

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - The inner silence of buildings is translated into a script of the physical. Whispers continue to resound. In the endless corridors of meanings, sub-texts and contemporary relevance, artist Ayesha Singh creates tangible thoughts celebrating/celebrating multiple possibilities

Here are the most recent Penguin Random House's publications, as well as the highlights from September to November 2023. PAIN by Shweta Singh Kirti No human is unacquainted with the concept of pain. It is an inescapable universal experience. Shweta Kirti’s pain

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - Delhi-based photographer Gauri Gill, recently adjudged the winner of the prestigious 2023 Prix Pictet, the global award for photography and sustainability, was selected from a shortlist of 12 photographers by an independent and highly regarded jury

STOCKHOLM (IANS) - The Swedish Academy on October 5 announced Norwegian novelist and playwright Jon Fosse, whose stark and gritty works offer an unforgettable portrayal of the ambiguities, vicissitudes and disquietude of the human condition, as the recipient of the

MUMBAI, (IANS) - Acclaimed Tamil author C.S. Lakshmi - who writes under the pseudonym Ambai - has been conferred the ‘Tata Literature Live! Lifetime Achievement Award for 2023, an official said here on October 3. Mumbai-based Lakshmi, 79, is a leading

CHANDIGARH, (IANS) - In the middle of the show, a young man starts shouting, and rushes towards the stage. Armed guards accompanying entitled bureaucrats in Chandigarh even inside the auditorium try stopping him. He gets more agitated. Everyone is expecting

Rukhmani Mehta. Photo: Leela Dance Collective India-West Staff Reporter LOS ANGELES, CA – Leela Dance Collective, the Los Angeles-based internationally-touring kathak dance company that combines classical dance from North India with contemporary influences, has announced that it has reached its initial $1

MUMBAI, (IANS) - Let's break away from the screen and venture into a world of captivating audio storytelling. Insta Millionaire Follow Lucky's incredible journey from rags to riches, filled with determination and selflessness. Despite the odds, Lucky's unwavering mission to bring joy

NEW DELHI (IANS) - Indian contemporary artists have been at the forefront of embracing mixed media creations in recent years, giving rise to a dynamic and diverse art scene that fuses tradition with innovation. This artistic movement involves combining various materials,

MUMBAI, (IANS) - Veteran screenwriter and lyricist Javed Akhtar has said that the iconic Bollywood film 'Sholay' was not based, as was rumoured, on the classic western 'Once Upon a Time in the West', which was directed by Sergio Leone. "As

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - Among the multiple regional and cultural expressions of the Mahabharata, the one from the Mewar School stands out for a galaxy of reasons. Meticulously put together by Alok Bhalla and Chandra Prakash Deval, and published by Niyogi

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - It may explore the varied social and political tensions engulfing contemporary India. At multiple levels, it forces the reader to encounter her/his own biases and barbarity, but surprisingly the same is executed with almost heart-breaking delicacy,

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - Several unfinished works are on different easels. Between never-ending cups of green tea, he says there are too many deadlines to be met. National award-winning artist Madan Lal, whose work will be showcased at the South Korean

India-West News Desk NEW YORK, NY - Nihar Malaviya has been officially named the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Penguin Random House (PRH), marking the culmination of a transition that began following the departure of Markus Dohle at the close of

In the digital age, audio series have become a new medium for storytelling, and Pocket FM leads the way in bringing compelling Hindi narratives to its audience. The Return "The Return" follows Neha Tripathi, an intelligent woman from an upper-middle-class family, whose

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - Artist Amrita Sher-Gil's 1937 work 'The Storyteller' sold for Rs 61.8 crore on September 16, a world record for the highest price achieved by an Indian artist. This work was part of Saffronart's 'Evening Sale: Modern Art'

NEW YORK, NY (IANS) - Gita Mehta had made her home in New York for several decades. She was last in the news when she declined the Padma Shri in 2019 because of political reasons, but that was just one

NEW YORK, NY  (IANS) - Kashyap 'Kash' Patel, the top aide to former President Donald Trump and also a close associate, will be releasing a book next week, seeking to expose the "bad actors in senior leadership". Titled "Government Gangsters", the

NEW DELHI, (ANI) - Alexandra Papanikolaou, a Greek expatriate here, is introducing a unique niche in yoga by blending traditional practices with innovative concepts like "Face Yoga" and "Pre-Postnatal Yoga." Her books and workshops have recently garnered attention for their

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - In a book packed with riveting accounts of how important decisions have been taken by India's prime ministers -- from Rajiv Gandhi's waffling over Shah Bano to Manmohan Singh on the Indo-US civilian nuclear deal --

By Vishwajyoti Ghosh NEW DELHI - For the metro living, school-going lot of the '80s, waiting for the children's magazine 'Target' was a monthly part of growing up. No sooner would the mag arrive, than the young lot would huddle, and would