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Navjot Altaf's first retrospective charts her 5-decade artistic practice (18:24)IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, Dec 12 (IANS) The first retrospective of acclaimed contemporary artist Navjot Altaf, mapping her artistic presence in the Indian art scenario since the 1960s, is open for public till January 25 here.

Call to name new Brahmaputra bridge after Ahom Kingdom founder (Lead) (17:44)IANS Photo Service
Dibrugarh, Dec 12 (IANS) With Prime Minister Narendra Modi set to inaugurate the new rail-cum-road bridge over river Brahmaputra at Bogibeel near here on December 25, a demand has come up for naming it after the founder of the erstwhile Ahom Kingdom of Assam, Chaolung Siu-ka-pha.

Demand to name new Brahmaputra bridge after Ahom Kingdom founder (15:06)IANS Photo Service
Dibrugarh, Dec 12 (IANS) With Prime Minister Narendra Modi set to inaugurate the new rail-cum-road bridge over river Brahmaputra at Bogibeel near here on December 25, a demand has come up for naming it after the founder of the erstwhile Ahom Kingdom of Assam, Chaolung Siu-ka-pha.

I end up withholding much more than telling: Writer S. Hussain Zaidi (11:38)
By Radhika BhiraniIANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Between exploring the complex labyrinth of India's criminal underbelly and narrating it to curious readers through his gritty books on dons and mafia queens, there's a lot that writer S. Hussain Zaidi still ends up not telling.

How Gandhi came to drink goat milk (Book Review) (11:14)
By Mayabhushan Nagvenkar
Book: Kasturba Gandhi; Publisher: Thornbird; Pages: 424; Price: Rs. 795

New book takes readers on a historic adventure through railway legends (16:24)
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) A new book by New Delhi-based author-poet Arup K. Chatterjee, "The Great Indian Railways" takes its readers on a historic adventure through many junctions of Indias hidden railway legends.

US returns 3 church bells seized from Philippines in 1901 (15:10)
Manila, Dec 11 (IANS) The US on Tuesday returned to the Philippines three church bells seized by American troops as war booty over a century ago.

Maneka Gandhi receives first copy of children's sci-fi book (14:24)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Women and Child Development minister Maneka Gandhi on Tuesday received the first copy of "The Great Moto-Matic House" by debut author Brijesh Luthra.

Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni places Sita at the centre of new novel (14:24)
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Author Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, whose writing has been included in over 50 anthologies and books translated into 29 languages, will be releasing "The Forest of Enchantments" in January 2019.

'Jallianwala Bagh massacre was preceded by reign of terror by the British' (11:30)
By Jaideep Sarin
Chandigarh, Dec 11 (IANS) As the country gears up to observe the 100th anniversary of the Jallianwala Bagh massacre of innocent, unarmed Indians by ruthless British forces, the events before and after the April 13, 1919, killing of hundreds clearly indicate that the British rulers of that time were unnerved by the unrest in Punjab in general and Amritsar in particular, which led them to do something which could "teach a lesson" to the Indians.

'Fearless Girl' statue relocated to NY Stock Exchange (08:20)IANS Photo Service
New York, Dec 11 (IANS) The popular bronze statue of the "Fearless Girl" that had been facing Wall Street's iconic "Charging Bull" for the past 18 months, was moved to its new and permanent location in front of the New York Stock Exchange.

Mushirul Hasan: Man with a mission and a vision (Obituary) (19:02)
By Firoz Bakht AhmedIANS Photo Service
Tears welled up my eyes, when I was told by my friend, Mohammed Wajihuddin, an eminent columnist, that not a single wreath or even a flower, was laid at the grave of Prof Mushirul Hasan by Jamia Millia Islamia, the institution that the renowned historian and the educationist had nursed as his offspring.

Ssumier to perform Kuchipudi dance in Mumbai (17:20)IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, Dec 10 (IANS) Actor-anchor-comedian Ssumier Pasricha, who is the brain behind the character Pammi Aunty, is returning to dance after 15 years. He will perform Kuchipudi dance here on Wednesday.

Into the heart of the art of a book cover (14:16)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Dec 10 (IANS) A gathering of book lovers here celebrated the art of book cover designing and recognised the foremost practitioners of the craft. Cutting across genres and languages, the longlist of Oxford Bookstore Book Cover Prize was unveiled over the weekend and also saw experts throw light on the subject -- with some fine wine and country music to keep one company.

Renowned historian Mushirul Hasan passes away (13:28)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Dec 10 (IANS) Renowned historian Mushirul Hasan, a former Vice Chancellor of Jamia Millia Islamia, died on Monday. He was 71.

The history of South India is relatively unknown: Rajmohan Gandhi (12:28)
By Saket SumanIANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) Billed as "a masterpiece in every sense of the word", Rajmohan Gandhi's upcoming book "Modern South India" is promoted by its publisher Aleph as an authoritative and magnificent work of history about South India that will be read and reflected upon for years to come.

Evolve consensus on code of conduct: Naidu to political parties (22:50)
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Saturday advised political parties to evolve a consensus on the code of conduct for their members to maintain people's faith in the political processes.

Writers call for 'literary exchanges' through translation of regional literature (20:24)
Kolkata, Dec 8 (IANS) At a time when some vernacular languages are being "threatened" by the gaining popularity of a foreign language, Nepali and Indian writers on Saturday called for greater "literary exchange" through translations of their literature and writing into regional languages for strengthening mutual collaborations.

Congress, Communist instigated judges to criticise CJI, says laudatory book on Modi (19:26)
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) Congress and Communist parties instigated some apex court judges to openly criticise the then Chief Justice of India, claims a new book about Prime Minister Narendra Modi as it seeks to knock down the so-called "ruckus" about intolerance, stating that a majority of those in the forefront of the intolerance protest were "Congress retainers and Left-oriented darbaris (courtiers)".

Mankind has forgotten art of living due to technology: Life coach (15:18)
Kolkata, Dec 8 (IANS) Mankind has forgotten the art of living and feeling successful in this era of technological boom, said a renowned life coach.

Now, lifetime achievement award for writer Shashi Tharoor (14:56)
By Saket SumanIANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) In a recognition long overdue, the Crossword Book Award announced on Saturday that its jury has unanimously nominated Shashi Tharoor, who is at the peak of his literary career and is easily among the most read and debated authors in contemporary India, for the Lifetime achievement award in view of his stellar contribution to literature.

Jaipur to see sculpture park in Nahargarh Fort (22:55)
Jaipur, Dec 7 (IANS) Visitors to Madhavendra Palace, Nahargarh Fort, here can witness the second edition of a sculpture park starting on Saturday.

Dubai Crown Prince launches world's largest Arabic audio library (18:35)
Abu Dhabi, Dec 7 (IANS/WAM) Dubai Crown Prince Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has launched the largest Arabic audio library in the world.

Final season will come with lots of surprises: GoT Night King star (18:24)
By Sugandha RawalIANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANS) The final chapter of "Game of Thrones" will not only come with an epic storyline, but will be packed with lots of surprises, says Vladimir Furdik, who plays the villainous Night King in the globally popular fantasy series.

Military Literature Festival begins with tribute to WWI soldiers (15:50)IANS Photo Service
Chandigarh, Dec 7 (IANS) Punjab Governor V. P. Singh Badnore on Friday dedicated the Military Literature Festival (MLF) 2018 to the valour of over 74,000 Indians who had laid down their lives in World War I.

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