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2018 11 30 04:15:16

Tyeb Mehta’s Durga Mahisasura Mardini auctioned for Rs 20.5 crore

The Tyeb Mehta painting eventually netted the biggest bid—Rs 20.5 crore. Little Girl in Blue breached its estimate of Rs 12.5 crore and sold at Rs 18.7 crore. It was Sotheby’s first physical auction in Mumbai.........

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2018 11 13 04:49:46

Stan Lee, Marvel Comics visionary, dead at 95

Stan Lee, the colourful Marvel Comics patriarch who helped usher in a new era of superhero storytelling -- and saw his creations become a giant influence in the movie business has died. The cause of death is not yet known.........

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2018 10 31 06:10:02

Meet the 93-year-old sculptor behind the Sardar Patel

Ram Vanji Sutar, 93, the sculptor behind the 522­-feet Statue of Unity of Sardar Patel. Sutar was India’s tallest sculptor, having to his credit over 8,00 sculptures created mostly in bronze over a career spanning seven decades. He also assigned the projects of a 400-ft Shivaji statue and a 250-ft Ambedkar statue, both to be installed in Mumbai. ........

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2018 10 17 05:27:47

Wildlife Photographer of the Year: winners announced

Dutch photographer Van Oosten has been awarded the prestigious Wildlife Photographer of the Year award for his portrait, "The Golden Couple," which caught the primates in their only habitat on earth.........

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2018 10 17 04:55:41

Northern Irish writer Anna Burns wins 2018 Booker Prize for 'Milkman'

Author Anna Burns has won the Man Booker Prize for her novel 'Milkman', becoming the first author from Northern Ireland to win the most prestigious English-language literary award. Burns, 56, who was born in Belfast, is the 17th woman to bag the award in its 49-year history and the first woman since 2013. It was her third novel.........

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2018 10 11 07:06:03

Kasturbhai Lalbhai Museum: A house for Indian art

The museum that opened to the public last year, is just a 100 metres away from the famed Calico Museum of Textiles in Shahibaug. It displays a collection of traditional and folk art from various schools — Persian, Mughal, Rajput, Pahari and modern and contemporary Indian art.........

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2018 10 01 08:28:15

$65 million Chinese painting leads one of Asia's largest ever art auctions

The abstract work "Juin-Octobre 1985" by the Chinese-French painter Zao Wou-Ki sold for a record 510 million Hong Kong dollars ($65 million), leading one of Asia's largest ever art auctions.........

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2018 09 06 07:01:05

Press Council of India chief pitches for 'social security' for journalists

Press Council of India (PCI) chairman Justice C K Prasad said journalists should be provided with “social security”, stressing that they could not work properly without it.........

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2018 09 05 12:28:36

Supreme Court clears Malayalam novel ‘Meesha,’ supports free flow of ideas

The Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to humour a plea to delete certain portions of Malayalam novel Meesha he perceived to be derogatory to temple-going Hindu women.........

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2018 08 12 05:52:14

VS Naipaul, Nobel Laureate Passes Away at 85; Take a Look at His Profound Work

Noted British author and Nobel Prize winner for Literature, Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul passed away in London at the age of 85. He was awarded the 2001 Nobel prize for literature, the Swedish Academy described him as a “literary circumnavigator.........

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2018 07 30 08:33:43

After ‘angry’ Hanuman, Mangaluru vector artist creates stoic Lord Rama

Vector artist Karan Acharya, whose ‘angry Hanuman’ glances out of many car windshields and T-shirts and won praise from PM Narendra Modi, is ready with his next: a stoic Lord Rama. ........

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2018 07 20 04:17:49

Poet-lyricist Gopaldas Neeraj dies at 93

Noted Hindi poet and lyricist Gopaldas Neeraj breathed his last on Thursday (July 19). He was 93 years old. Neeraj was awarded the Padma Shri in 1991 and Padma Bhushan in 2007 for his contribution to the art.........

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2018 07 03 08:41:08

Rare first-edition Harry Potter book sold for jaw-dropping Rs 51 lakh

An early copy of the first book of the Harry Potter series recently sold for more than Pounds 56,000 (Rs 50,68,933) at an auction. The book belonged to an unidentified woman who had purchased one of the first 500 editions of Harry Potter........

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2018 06 30 11:23:53

Mumbai's Art Deco buildings get World Heritage tag

Mumbai's Art Deco buildings, believed to be the world's second-largest collection after Miami, were added to UNESCO's World Heritage List alongside the city's better-known Victorian Gothic architecture.........

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2018 06 07 07:02:46

Hindi Storytelling - Cineink

Hindi Storytelling: We aim to provide you with a list of the best Hindi Storytelling that describes the social and cultural activity of sharing radio stories which is one of our oldest artforms.........

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2018 05 21 06:05:22

Writer-Novelist Yaddanapudi Sulochana Rani No More

Popular writer and novelist Yaddanapudi Sulochana Rani has breathed her last at the age of 79 years. While spending her time at her daughter's residence in Cupertino, California, USA, Yaddanapudi breathed her last other day due to heart stroke while sleeping.........

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2018 04 13 06:32:59

Meet the British woman who's preaching the benefits of tulsi to the world

Tish Streeten is collaborating with Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni to make a documentary that highlights the cultural and medical significance of tulsi. At university, Streeten had studied agricultural botany but it was over the past few decades that she became a keen student of herbal medicine. Her introduction to the benefits of tulsi, or holy basil, came in 2000, when she was visiting India to begin the process of adopting her daughter. She came across the popular herb repeatedly during her travels a........

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2018 04 09 05:44:47

Artistes shouldn't measure knowledge they gain, says Pandit Jasraj

The 88-year-old maestro, Pandit Jasraj who has lent vocals for the upcoming biopic of Guru Nanak Dev titled, "Nanak Shah Fakir", said an artist's age is reflected in the knowledge he or she possesses, not by the years they live.........

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2018 04 05 05:12:44

Volkswagen Polo 1.5 TDI Review, Test Drive

The VW Polo gets a much-needed change of heart. Out goes the 1.2 litre three-pot diesel, replaced by a far more refined 1.5 litre power........

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2018 04 03 05:52:06

Saora paintings travel from tribal homes to living rooms overseas

Saora paintings, lately sought by art lovers for living rooms around the world, have their origin in the mud walls of aboriginal Lanjia Saora tribal homes in Odisha. Selling fast at tribal art fairs and handicraft outlets, painting lots are also exported regularly to Germany, France and the U.S.........

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