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Film songs and drama on bookshelf (IANS Books This Week)


January 21st, 2012 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) Chill with a varied pile of books on history, Gulzar's lyrics and Dalai Lama's philosophy this weekend. Browse on:1. "Sentinels of Raisina Hill"; Written ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Colonial India’s treasures live in a Delhi home


December 14th, 2011 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) The grandeur of Mughal and colonial India lives in a spacious library-cum-gallery and a boutique shop at a home in a Delhi neighbourhood where antique ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

100 years since Kolkata lost the crown


December 12th, 2011 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 12 (IANS) A hundred years have passed since India's capital was shifted to Delhi from Kolkata. Some say the transfer was a 'blessing in disguise', but many say ... Read more...

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Capturing 100 years of Delhi in colours


December 7th, 2011 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANS) The making of Delhi is the focus of two major art expositions to be held in the capital over the next few days.A cultural exposition ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Opium Wars sparked off Chinese nationalism: Writer Julia Lovell


August 1st, 2011 - 11:30 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) The 19th century Opium Wars between China and Britain over the opium trade constituted the founding event of Chinese nationalism and marked the beginning ... Read more...

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Nepal moves to measure its biggest revenue earner - Mt Everest


July 19th, 2011 - 3:54 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, July 19 (IANS) From the new Nepali financial year that started Sunday, Nepal's government began an ambitious two-year project to survey Mt Everest - the highest mountain in the ... Read more...

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Sotheby’s to auction portrait of Nana Phadnavis


June 30th, 2011 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 30 (IANS) An 18th century portrait of one of the most important Indian historical statesmen, Nana Phadnavis, will be auctioned by Sotheby's in London, the auction house ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Mt Everest! That’s the height of British colonialism (With Image)


June 14th, 2011 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, June 14 (IANS) Have you ever heard of Chomolungma or Sagarmatha? For the uninitiated, these are the Asian names of Mt Everest. An American photographer, mesmerised by the world's ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Bengal’s seat of power set to turn green


May 13th, 2011 - 10:30 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 13 (IANS) West Bengal's seat of power, the Writers' Buildings, initially wore a deserted look, but turned into a centre of celebration Friday as the news of a ... Read more...

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Kushinagar monks complain about poor maintenance of old Buddha statue


March 3rd, 2011 - 4:29 pm ICT by ANI
Kushinagar , Mar 3 (ANI): Buddhist monks and pilgrims in Kushinagar, Uttar Pradesh, have complained about the poor maintenance of the famous Mahaparinirvana Buddha idol.Several parts of the statue have cracks, ... Read more...

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Experts decipher Burmese letter to King George II after more than 250yrs


January 15th, 2011 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 15 (ANI): Experts have finally deciphered a letter made from pure gold that was sent to King George II from a Burmese king in 1756.Sent by King Alaungphaya, the letter ... Read more...

Posted in World |

I don’t think about awards while composing: Ilayaraja


September 16th, 2010 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 16 (IANS) Legendary composer Ilayaraja, who bagged the National Award for the best background score for Malayalam film "Kerala Varma Pazhassi Raja", says he never thinks about awards while composing ... Read more...

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Pick on history, diaspora and adventure this weekend (IANS Books This Week)


July 22nd, 2010 - 12:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) The reading cart flaunts a heady mix of history, romance, diaspora and hope this weekend. 1. "The Pleasure Seekers": Written by Tishani Doshi; Published by Penguin Books-India; Priced ... Read more...

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Don’t politicise issue, Chinese daily tells Google


March 22nd, 2010 - 5:17 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 22 (IANS) Google should not "politicise" the row with the Chinese government, an editorial in a Chinese daily said, adding that the US internet giant has "suddenly announced it no ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Murshidabad welcomes embankment protection scheme


February 27th, 2010 - 12:02 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 26 (IANS) People of West Bengal's Murshidabad district Friday cheered as Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee announced schemes in the 2010-11 general budget for protection of embankments along the ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Pranab’s Jangipur seeks attention in 2010-11 budget


February 25th, 2010 - 5:43 pm ICT by IANS
By Soudhriti Bhabani Jangipur (West Bengal), Feb 25 (IANS) A day ahead of the general budget, the Jangipur Lok Sabha constituency of Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee is looking expectantly at him for ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

India’s archaeological treasures “disappearing” due to red tapeism


November 28th, 2009 - 3:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, November 28 (ANI): Reports indicate that red tapeism is threatening India's archaeological treasures, with an audit finding that 34 monuments, including a cave temple, have "disappeared" recently.According to a report ... Read more...

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Indian Botanical Garden renamed


June 26th, 2009 - 11:29 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 26 (IANS) The 222-year-old Indian Botanical Garden has been renamed Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Botanical Garden. The one of its kind garden at Shibpur in neighbouring Howrah district was named after ... Read more...

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‘Indian investments way out for Britain from recession’ (Lead)


June 25th, 2009 - 2:44 pm ICT by IANS
By Dipankar De Sarkar London, June 25 (IANS) Indian investments need not cause fears of an Indian Raj over Britain, the House of Lords has been told by an Indian-born member, but instead ... Read more...

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India, Nepal agree to fast-track cooperation amid protests (Lead)


June 20th, 2009 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, June 20 (IANS) Indian Foreign Secretary Shivshankar Menon Saturday began his two-day visit to Nepal with an agreement on fast-track cooperation even as police arrested nearly two dozen ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Blaming India, Nepal PM quits (Lead)


May 22nd, 2009 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, May 22 (IANS) After obstructing parliament for three weeks, Nepal's Maoist party finally allowed the house to convene Friday with caretaker Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda making an ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Sotheby’s offers Indian colonial art at its sale news


November 27th, 2008 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/London, Nov 27 (IANS) Global art auctioneer Sotheby's will showcase a slice of the 18th century colonial Indian heritage at its forthcoming sale of Early British Drawings, Watercolours and Water Miniatures ... Read more...

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Dhaka is 400 years old, celebrations begin


November 27th, 2008 - 11:52 am ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Nov 27 (IANS) Bangladesh Thursday began three-year-long celebrations to mark the establishment of its capital city Dhaka, which will turn 400 years old in 2010.Chief Adviser Fakhruddin Ahmed, who performs the ... Read more...

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PM poll saves India from embarrassment in Nepal


August 15th, 2008 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Aug 15 (IANS) The republic of Nepal's first prime ministerial election Friday saved India from embarrassment on its 62nd Independence Day by averting an anti-India protest in the capital. ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Coimbatore hosts extraordinary numismatics exhibition


August 6th, 2008 - 8:28 pm ICT by ANI
By Jehova G Coimbatore, Aug.6 (ANI): Over 50 participants from different parts of the country recently participated in a national numismatic exhibition which had coins dating from the first century B.C till ... Read more...

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Major Indo-Nepal treaty goes ‘missing’


June 19th, 2008 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, June 19 (IANS) A major treaty signed between the governments of India and Nepal is not to be found in either the national archives or the royal palace here, ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Chennai heritage building to be torn down for assembly


June 13th, 2008 - 3:05 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 13 (IANS) A 100-year-old heritage building here will be demolished to make space for Tamil Nadu's new assembly building that is to come up by 2010. Tamil Nadu's budget will ... Read more...

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