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Important for women to become financially independent: Twinkle Khanna (23:05)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Actress-turned-author Twinkle Khanna, who has been vocal about several social issues especially those related to gender equality, believes that the best way for a woman to empower herself is through financial independence.

Sisodia urges people to preserve Delhi's historical sites (21:40)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Wednesday urged the people to engage in "preserving" historical sites around them.

Sudarsan to head Odisha Lalit Kala Akademi (17:30)IANS Photo Service
Bhubaneswar, Sep 19 (IANS) Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday appointed Padma Shri awardee Sudarsan Pattnaik as the President of Odisha Lalit Kala Akademi.

A 'Sholay' replay: Asrani reanimates classic act for theatre (14:26)
By Siddhi JainIANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Fan or not, most cinelovers remember veteran actor-comedian Govardhan Asrani for his "Jailor" scene in the 1975 hit "Sholay". A reenactment of it in his play "Makhichoos" comes after almost 43 years, reminding us why the thespian is loved both on screen and stage.

A political theorist's act of resistance against his Partition ghost (Book Review) (11:16)
By Saket SumanIANS Photo Service
Book: Looking for the Nation; Author: Manash Firaq Bhattacharjee; Publisher: Speaking Tiger; Pages: 202; Price: Rs 350

Exhibition on 'India's national fabric' Khadi opens (Lead, recasting intro) (21:40)
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) An exhibition of memorabilia related to Khadi, archival and personal photographs, prints, postcards, calendar art, charkhas and examples of what curator Sunaina Suneja terms "India's national fabric" from the past and present, is on view at the India International Centre (IIC) here.

Exhibition on 'India's national fabric' Khadi opens (20:30)
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) An exhibition of memorabilia related to Khadi, archival and personal photographs, prints, postcards, calendar art, charkhas and Khadi fabric from the past and present, what curator Sunaina Suneja terms "India's national fabric", is on view at the India International Centre (IIC) here.

NCPA to organise fundraisers for Kerala flood relief (19:28)IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) The National Centre for Performing Arts (NCPA) announced Tuesday that specially-curated fund-raising events will be held later this month, the earnings from which will be donated towards flood relief in Kerala.

Found home in Delhi but retained reverence for Kerala: Uma Nair on donating artworks for flood relief (14:32)
By Saket SumanIANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Life has turned a full circle for art critic and writer Uma Nair, whose parents were immigrants from Kerala but found livelihood in the bustling city of New Delhi. Several decades on, as Gods Own Country navigates its return to normalcy, Nair has donated artworks from her personal collection to National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), which will be used to raise funds for the flood-ravaged state.

Now, a book on sprinter Dutee Chand (Lead, correcting intro) (13:38)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The incredible story of Dutee Chand, who rose from abject poverty to become one of Indias biggest sprinting stars, will be brought alive in the form of a book, whose title hasn't been announced so far.

Upcoming exhibition of emerging artists calls for entries (13:03)
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Painters, photographers, printmakers, installation artists as well as new media artists can apply for an exhibition of emerging artists this October.

Now, a book on sprinter Dutee Chand (12:56)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The incredible story of Dutee Chand, who rose from abject poverty to become one of India's biggest sprinting stars, will be brought alive in the form of a book titled "Story so far".

Beyond romance and roses: Writing and living the modern marriage (Book Review) (11:54)
By Saket SumanIANS Photo Service
Book: Knot for Keeps: Writing The Modern Marriage; Edited by: Sathya Saran; Publisher: HarperCollins; Pages: 164; Price: Rs 299

Painted ambience of temples for artist Sanjay Bhattacharya's upcoming show (19:04)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Renowned artist Sanjay Bhattacharya's larger-than-life canvasses may explore religious themes, but are far from being strictly representative images of shrines.

Bengal celebrates Vishwakarma Puja (18:48)IANS Photo Service
Kolkata, Sep 17 (IANS) Kites of all shapes, sizes and hues dotted the blue skies while workers using machines and tools prayed for safe working conditions as Vishwakarma Puja was celebrated with traditional gaiety and fervour across West Bengal on Monday.

'Kumbh of Himalayas' begins in Ladakh (17:44)
By Nivedita Singh
Leh, Sep 17 (IANS) Otherwise calm Hemis, on the outskirts of Leh, is witnessing the presence of thousands of people from across the Himalayas to celebrate the life of Buddhist philosopher and scholar Naropa in their tradition ways with singing and cultural events.

Deep bidding from Greater China at Christie's Asian Art Week (16:22)
New York, Sep 17 (IANS) Greater China, which is used to refer to mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan, emerged as the leading market for artworks at Christies Asian Art Week sales that realised $34,720,750 (Rs 2.5 billion) with bidders from 37 countries.

Haunting tribute to the plight of refugees (15:14)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) International bestselling author Khaled Hosseini's latest book "Sea Prayer" is barely 48 pages long but in its short span, the authors text and illustrations by Dan Williams capture the modern day tragedy of forced migration, thereby narrating the emotional trauma that its victims face as an unforeseeable future awaits them.

Egyptian archaeologists find sphinx in temple (14:58)
Cairo, Sep 17 (IANS) Egyptian archaeologists announced that they have discovered the statue of a sphinx while draining water from the Temple of Kom Ombo in the city of Aswan, the Antiquities Ministry said on Monday.

Benegal's personal collection of 2500 books unveiled (19:08)
New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANS) Shyam Benegals personal collection of about 2500 books was unveiled by the veteran filmmaker and was donated to Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA) here on Sunday.

Music festivals introduce new artistes, different repertoire: Shubha Mudgal (17:14)
By Siddhi JainIANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANS) Music festivals create more listeners and provide access to new artistes with different repertoire, says Indian classical musician and Thumri singer Shubha Mudgal, adding she does not subscribe the usual notions of purity in arts.

Music is for whole being, not just for sighted: Visually-impaired musician Baluji Shrivastav (13:04)
By Siddhi JainIANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANS) Music is not just for the sighted, as it stems from the body's rhythm, visually-impaired multi-instrumentalist Baluji Shrivastav said at his performance "Antardrishti: Inner Vision" at the British Council here. The Indo-British musician was appointed the Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) -- a Queen's honour -- for his services to music in 2016.

Sandeep Jauhar's 'Heart' is in the right place, has the right pace (Book Review) (11:40)
By Mayabhushan NagvenkarIANS Photo Service
Book: Heart - A history; Author: Sandeep Jauhar; Publisher: Viking Books; Pages: 269; Price: Rs. 599

Dalai Lama opens exhibition on Buddha's life in Netherlands (19:24)IANS Photo Service
Amsterdam, Sep 15 (IANS) Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on Saturday opened a new exhibition in the Netherlands dedicated to the life of Buddha.

Handwoven saree sale raises Rs 1.5 lakh for Kerala relief work (15:06)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Sep 15 (IANS) A little over Rs 1.5 lakh was raised to support a flood-ravaged Kerala in a sale of over 260 handwoven sarees.

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