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vs naipaul nobel laureate passes away at 85 take a look at his profound work

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.........

after angry hanuman mangaluru vector artist creates stoic lord rama

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. ........

poet lyricist gopaldas neeraj dies at 93

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.........

rare first edition harry potter book sold for jaw dropping rs 51 lakh

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........

mumbai s art deco buildings get world heritage tag

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.........

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.........

writer novelist yaddanapudi sulochana rani no more

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.........

meet the british woman who s preaching the benefits of tulsi to the world

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 and was given tulsi seeds by gunis or folk herbalists to take back home to the United States. T........

artistes shouldn t measure knowledge they gain says pandit jasraj

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.........

volkswagen polo 1 5 tdi review test drive

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........

saora paintings travel from tribal homes to living rooms overseas

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.........

dravidian language family is 4 500 years old study

Dravidian language family is 4,500 years old: study

The Dravidian language family’s four largest languages — Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil and Telugu — have literary traditions spanning centuries, of which Tamil reaches back the furthest. Along with Sanskrit, Tamil is one of the world’s classical languages, but unlike Sanskrit, there is continuity between its classical and modern forms documented in inscriptions, poems, and secular and religious texts and songs.........

this italian photographer is chronicling the traditions of the parsi community of mumbai

This Italian photographer is chronicling the traditions of the Parsi community of Mumbai

Italian documentary photographer Majlend Bramo’s coffee table book, Like Sugar in Milk, puts the spotlight on the Parsi community of Mumbai, their unique history and culture, and how they manage to thrive despite the challenge of dwindling numbers.........

bv doshi becomes first indian architect to win pritzker prize

BV Doshi becomes first Indian architect to win Pritzker Prize

Balkrishna Vithaldas Doshi, became the first Indian to win the Pritzker Prize, considered architecture’s ‘Nobel’ equivalent. It will be conferred on the ‘Laureate’ at the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto in May. ........

pyarelal wadali of the wadali brothers dies of cardiac arrest

Pyarelal Wadali of The Wadali Brothers dies of cardiac arrest

Sufi singer Pyarelal Wadali, one-half of the legendary Sufi singing duo The Wadali Brothers, passed away March 9 after suffering a cardiac arrest at Fortis Escorts Hospital in Amritsar. Pyarelal Wadali comes from the fifth generation of singers-cum-musicians. The Wadali Brothers have been very proficient in various genres of music like Gurbani, Kafi, Ghazal, and Bhajan.........

government forms panel on indian culture stresses not an attempt to rewrite history

Government Forms Panel on Indian Culture, Stresses Not an Attempt to ‘Rewrite’ History

The government set up a 17-member multi-disciplinary committee with a task to verify the facts that support the history and culture of India. “The committee met twice during its one-year tenure and has given various suggestions on important historic findings on Indian culture.........

varanasi to hold a two day sanskriti mahotsav swachhagrah bapu ko kaaryaanjali

Varanasi to hold a two day Sanskriti Mahotsav ‘Swachhagrah – Bapu ko Kaaryaanjali’

To celebrate the creative and cultural industries in Varanasi and to focus attention on the need for Swachhta by using cultural forms, a two day Sanskriti Mahotsav “Swachhagrah – Bapu ko Kaaryaanjali” is being organized starting from Wednesday at the Man Mandir Ghat and Assi Ghat in Varanasi.........

indian art s strong international presence

Indian art’s strong international presence

Indian art is having a global moment. Three months ago, eyebrows shot up when Bhupen Khakhar’s De-Luxe Tailors fetched £1.1 million at the Sotheby’s auction in London. In mid-2016, The Met Breuer launched its modern and contemporary art programme with a retrospective of modernist artist Nasreen Mohamedi, while across the Atlantic, Tate Modern in London honoured Khakhar.........

malayalam poet k sreekumar attacked 6 arrested

Malayalam poet K Sreekumar attacked; 6 arrested

Six people were arrested when Malayalam poet K Sreekumar on Tuesday was allegedly attacked on Monday night in Kerala's Kollam district while he was returning from a public function. The office of Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan intervened in the matter and directed the district police chief to act against the miscreants.........

national tribal festival kicks off at kalagram

National Tribal Festival kicks off at Kalagram

The festival was inaugurated by Haryana Governor, Kaptan Singh Solanki. The event was a collaboration between the Union Ministry of Tribal Affairs and North Zone Cultural Centre, Patiala. This is an initiative for the betterment of tribal artisans. Over 150 artisans from almost 25 states have come here to showcase the art and culture of their land which is thousands of years old.........