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NEW DELHI, (IANS) - Japan International Cooperation Agency has launched a Manga comic titled "India Calling Me Now," aimed at raising gender awareness, simultaneously in India and Japan, in collaboration with publishing company Kodansha. The comic series is published on Manga

NEW DELHI (ANI) - Arthshila, an initiative spearheaded by the Takshila Education Society, has unveiled a distinctive collection of books on Modern South Indian Architecture. The Modern South Indian Architecture series sets out on a comprehensive exploration of notable architectural endeavors

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - Development sector specialist-turned-acclaimed Kathak dancer Dr Yasmin Singh completed her doctorate in Kathak from the Raja Man Singh Tomar Sangeet Vishwadvidyalaya, Gwalior. Yasmin was initiated into Kathak by Guru Madhukar Jagtapji of Indore. In the Guru-Shishya

HYDERABAD, (IANS) - Andhra Pradesh unit Congress president Y.S. Sharmila Reddy said on April 3 that there is a need for political experts, journalists, and writers, to present political narratives, backgrounds, and the actual happenings in a more analytical and

India-West Staff Reporter HACKENSACK, NJ - Pravit S. Kochar, a sixteen-year-old junior at Bergen County Academies high school here, has released his debut book "The Cloudy Conundrum: A Tale of Harmony and Hope", aiming to educate young readers about environmental conservation. Inspired

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - A new book titled 'What If There Was No Congress' (Rupa Publication) by author and political brand strategist Priyam Gandhi-Mody has shed light on an elite Indian party that sowed the seeds of Partition by setting

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - Mumbai-based Yashwant Deshmukh is a contemporary Indian artist known for his contemplative style depicting the lack of movement or the stillness of space. His abstract and meditative style heavily relies on symbolism and functions as a bridge

MUMBAI, (IANS) - Lyricist Varun Grover, who is known for his work on ‘Gangs of Wasseypur’, ‘Masaan’, ‘Sacred Games’, and others, doesn’t believe in the philosophy of quality art being born from a broken heart. Varun said the basic requirement to create

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - Top corporate executive of the yesteryear and now an author, Gurcharan Das, has laid out a feast for thought in 'The Dilemma of An Indian Liberal' (Speaking Tiger). Known for consistently advocating liberal values, Das began by

MUMBAI (ANI) - Music composer AR Rahman has revealed plans to establish a Broadway-style theatre in Chennai, and his team is already in the process of making it happen. He said, "I don't see myself only in the movie world strangely.

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - Usually, we connect graphic novels to entertainment, fun, and children. But in the 2024 election season, author Shantanu Gupta has a graphic novel titled '101 Reasons, Why I Will Vote for Modi' for the voters as

MUMBAI, (IANS) - Choreographer Shiamak Davar, who is known for his work on ‘Dil to Pagal Hai’, ‘Taal’ and others, has credited Bollywood megastar Shah Rukh Khan and the late director Yash Chopra for bringing him to the world of

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - Through nuanced paintings that use allegory, magic realism, mythology, and fantasy -- the show 'Within, without' is Ranjan Kaul's expression of what he views as a discordant, chaotic, and disrupted world. His works are reflections on the

NEW DELHI (IANS) - Why does the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), which has been at the forefront of all major debates since its late founder, Anil Aggarwal, wrote the first 'Citizens Report’ on the state of India's environment

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - She talks about food like it is living and defines wafting aromas with the intensity of a lover. There is talk of the magical ‘adrak halwa’ and the lost art of making dishes that her ancestors

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - Post-modernist painter and sculptor Rameshwar Broota's exploration into the world of abstraction has culminated into a body of works that illuminates the artist’s preoccupation with layered painting and scraping processes. Broota is drawn to exploring an inner journey

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - For the last 60 years, he has been framing diverse shades of life. From leaders like late Prime Minister Indira Gandhi to maestros of classical music, and more importantly -- the common man on the street. Forever

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - She says it has been exciting to smell the danger in their voice. That it had been an infuriating journey too -- for whenever she thought she had a hold on the content, someone would parachute

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - Best known for his portraits of the late Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi and his realistic portrayal of Kolkata, veteran artist Sanjay Bhattacharya embarks on a new journey with 'Moving Geometry,' his geometric abstractions. Originally from West Bengal

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - The conversation starts with her book 'A Separation', and the fact that unloving can be such a tragedy for the person who stops being tender, making him/her completely empty. Well-known American author, journalist, and art critic

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - She remembers the time when women were only actors, and never in the decision-making machinery like the director's chair. She smiled that she had no expectations of herself, nor the theatre world of her. Theatre director Neelam

CHANDIGARH, (IANS) - The moment you enter, a portrait of Lal Singh Dil, one of the major revolutionary Punjabi poets emerging out of the Naxalite Movement in Punjab towards the late sixties of the 20th century, stares directly at you.

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - Celebrated historian Sugata Bose, who holds Harvard University's prestigious Gardiner Chair of Oceanic History, has said in his latest book that the "Asian Dream" remained unfulfilled because of two major events that unfolded in the last

India-West News Desk In a literary debut that sparkles, sixteen-year-old Uma Menon, the daughter of immigrants, unveils a heartwarming ode to the power of multilingualism in her children's book, beautifully illustrated by Rahele Jomepour Bell. Published by Candlewick Press, the story

Photo:thinklikeamonkbook.com India-West News Desk LOS ANGELES, CA - British author and influencer, Jay Shetty, who lives in Southern California and has a massive following of over 15 million on Instagram and millions of views on his "life coaching" videos on YouTube, has

SRINAGAR, (IANS) - Noted Kashmiri poet and filmmaker Fayaz Dilbar has decided to sue a US-based NGO for using his poem without any permission thereby violating the copyright act and the intellectual property protection laws. “I was shocked to see one

India-West Staff Reporter PITTSBURGH, PA - In a groundbreaking exploration of the life and contributions of Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay, Professor Nico Slate, from Carnegie Mellon University, unveils a captivating narrative in his latest book, "The Art of Freedom." Published by the University

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - Director-storyteller-YouTuber Sudhanshu Rai has released a book on family life titled 'Mom Says You Need to Be Strong!' authored by Aditi Gupta (Notion Press). 'Mom Says You Need to be Strong!' is a collection of short stories

AMRITSAR, (IANS) - Attributing his success as a lyricist, playback singer, writer, actor, and dialogue writer Swanand Kirkire said that theatre has taught him everything. The two-time National Film Award winner for Best Lyrics -- ‘Bande Me Tha Dum

MUMBAI, (IANS) - Bollywood superstar Salman Khan, who was last seen in ‘Tiger 3’, has partnered with an art company to make his paintings accessible to his fans and art enthusiasts. This includes his diptych ‘Unity 1’ and ‘Unity 2’. The

CHHATARPUR (ANI) - The dance of 1484 Kathak exponents to the rhythm of Raga Basant at the 50th Khajuraho Dance Festival has resulted in their names being registered in the Guinness Book of World Records. Under the choreography of renowned

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - The origins of the fragile relationship between Jawaharlal Nehru's sister, Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit, and her niece, Indira Gandhi, which ended with the aunt becoming one of the fiercest critics of the Emergency (1975-77), has been a

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - Lakshmi Murdeshwar Puri wears many hats -- of a diplomat, gender rights advocate, wife of a Union Minister, and daughter of a freedom fighter who grew up believing in revolution and the power of poetry. But recently,

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - A new book titled 'What If There Was No Congress' (Rupa Publication) by author and political brand strategist Priyam Gandhi-Mody has shed light on an elite Indian party that sowed the seeds of Partition by setting

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - As China continues to bless the Pakistani deep state's designs on Kashmir, a former top diplomat has made a pitch for India to become more active across the Karakoram region and reclaim the ancient economic and

India-West News Desk NEW DELHI - For his profound contributions to Sanskrit literature, spiritual leader, and educator, Jagadguru Swami Rambhadracharya is set to be honored with the prestigious 58th Jnanpith Award. Born as Pandit Giridhar on January 14, 1950, Swami Rambhadracharya is

MUMBAI, (IANS) - Sampooran Singh Kalra, more famous by his pen name ‘Gulzar’, is renowned as a man and master of letters, in Urdu, Hindi and Punjabi, with over seven decades of rich contributions to the literary arena as well

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - Art historian and curator Dr Alka Pande has written a set of 14 collectible books titled '108 Portraits of Indian Culture and Heritage' that puts the spotlight on 14 disciplines ranging from art, architecture, objects, crafts

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - Author Sam Miller on February 11 said that people generally lack empathy towards migrants across the globe and the attitude of the countries they want to settle in also remains hostile. “The migration phenomenon has shown many

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - The meaning of love may alter for each of us depending on the circumstances. Life is an emotional rollercoaster, and while everything appears to be wonderful and going well due to children, family, work pressure, and

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - She was in the news recently when her brother, the actor Arjun Kapoor, broke down after listening to her at the Spoken Fest in Mumbai, and now Anshula Kapoor is preparing for more rendezvous with news

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - She says he never left. Those snatches of him keep coming back, reminding her that we love to leave a part of them with us. But writer Sutapa Sikdar, wife of late actor Irrfan also says

MUMBAI, (IANS) - Popular choreographer Ganesh Acharya, who has made the who's who of Bollywood dance to his steps, recalled his rags to riches journey in the industry. The choreographer said that the reason behind his success was his “quality” of

NEW DELHI, (IANS) In times when Lord Ram has ceased to be just God, author Devdutt Pattanaik, who has to his credit around 50 books on mythology stresses that for him, he symbolizes the eternal soul and someone who believes

JAIPUR, (IANS) - Believing in the strength of Indian laws and the judicial system, former IPS officer and author Amod Kanth stresses that extra-judicial killings by the police are nothing but cold-blooded murders. "Never in my entire career did I allow

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - All four Kalinga Literary Awards for the year 2024 have gone to women writers. Hindi novelist Nasira Sharma and former assistant secretary-general at the United Nations, Lakshmi Murdeshwar Puri, have won the Kalinga Literary Awards. Nepalese writer Prof.

JAIPUR (ANI) - Poet-diplomat Abhay K's new book 'Celestial' was launched at the Jaipur Literature Festival on February 1 by well-known author William Dalrymple and the Head of the Department of Music at King's College, London Katherine Schofield. 'Celestial' is a

BHUBANESWAR, (IANS) - Four unsung heroes of Odisha including the 105-year-old Krishna Leela Bhajan singer have been selected for the prestigious Padma Shri awards for 2024. The centenarian traditional Krishna Leela singer, Gopinath Swain from Ganjam, the 85-year-old Sabda Nrutya folk

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - Ask author Amish Tripathi about what he has been working on lately, and the list seems almost endless. Even as his latest 'Idols: Unearthing the Power of Murti Puja' which he authored with sister Bhavna Roy released

India-West Staff Reporter From the sprawling, storied Mughal Empire there is a single surviving work of prose written by a woman: the memoir of the brave and brilliant Princess Gulbadan. A participant in the innermost circles of the Empire, Gulbadan (1523–1603)