indian mythology

Indian animation industry ready to take off: Ketan Mehta (Interview)


July 28th, 2012 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) The Indian animation industry is on a growth trajectory given not just the talent pool and lower costs but also the treasure trove of ... Read more...

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I look at India through a woman’s eyes: Diplomat-author Vikas Swarup (Interview)


July 3rd, 2012 - 10:29 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) Diplomat Vikas Swarup, the celebrity author of the novel "Q & A" adapted into the Oscar-winning movie "Slumdog Millionaire" has stepped into a ... Read more...

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A new, giant wasp discovered in Indonesia


March 25th, 2012 - 1:16 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, March 25 (IANS) Scientists have discovered a new and unusual wasp species during an expedition to the Indonesian island of Sulawesi.The new species is pitch black, has an enormous ... Read more...

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To those we said sayonara… RIP (2011 in Retrospect)


December 23rd, 2011 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 23 (IANS) They entertained, educated and enlivened our lives with their talent and sheer brilliance. As another year draws to a close, it is time to ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Endangered Garuda takes wing in Bihar


November 16th, 2011 - 10:56 am ICT by IANS
Patna, Nov 16 (IANS) The mythical Garuda is staging a comeback - only this time in reality. Four years after these endangered birds of the stork family started nesting and ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Shringara, India, Karachi on weekend book cart (IANS Books This Week)


October 27th, 2011 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 27 (IANS) Enjoy a lazy autumn weekend with a shelf of gripping new titles... Browse with IANS.1. Book: "Shringara: The Many Faces of Indian Beauty"; Written ... Read more...

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Tyeb Mehta still rules art auctions


September 25th, 2011 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) Even two years after his death, Tyeb Mehta, pioneer of post-Independence modernism in Indian art, continues to rule international auction markets. The works of Mehta, who ... Read more...

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Indian tantrik art moving beyond traditional icons (Feature, With Images)


August 3rd, 2011 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) The repertoire of Indian tantrik art has expanded over the years to co-exist with other forms. The dots, squares, mandalas and the flaming core consciousness ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

Small town designer impresses at first-ever show (With Images)


March 12th, 2011 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 12 (IANS) From a small town in Orissa to one of the biggest fashion events of the country, young designer Manas Dash created a stir at his first-ever ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Ignore Left’s taunts about saffronisation, Joshi tells Pranab


March 8th, 2011 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Murli Manohar Joshi Tuesday advised Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee not to care if Left parties taunted him for "saffronisation" ... Read more...

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I-Mark: India sets new quality benchmark for design (With Images)


March 4th, 2011 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 4 (IANS) The campaign to foster awareness about good design in India set a new benchmark Friday with the unveiling of the I-Mark -- a quality tag ... Read more...

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What’s ‘Monkeys Of Bollywood’ Cooking?


January 14th, 2011 - 12:22 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Any idea guys? Is this movie on monkeys or on Bollywood or on Ramayan, the greatest Indian epic? Going by the reports, this is the story of Hanuman, the monkey ... Read more...

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Tyeb Mehta’s last work open to viewers


January 12th, 2011 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 12 (IANS) The last work of Indian contemporary master artist Tyeb Mehta that he painted just before his death in 2009 has been thrown open for viewing in a ... Read more...

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Allahabad procession to honour Ravana


October 4th, 2010 - 7:09 pm ICT by ANI
By Virendra PathakAllahabad, Oct.4 (ANI): Ahead of the Dussehra festival, scores of people participated in a grand procession to honour Ravana here on Sunday.The procession comprised of youths dressed in mythological attire, ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

Big B gyming for ‘Power’ (Movie Snippets)


October 1st, 2010 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 1 (IANS) Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan has hit the gym to prepare for his role in the new film "Power"."Finished gym ... need to get trim and fit ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

CWG mascot Shera visits ANI


September 24th, 2010 - 5:29 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sep 24 (ANI): The mascot for the 2010 Commonwealth Games, Shera, visited South Asia's leading multimedia news agency Asian News International here on Friday.Employees were delighted on seeing Shera and ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Shri Ram sports a 6 pack abdomen in Ramayan-The Epic


September 21st, 2010 - 10:19 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
September 21, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): As our silver screen heroes sport fit and chiseled physiques –another mythological character follows suit.Produced by Ketan Mehta and directed by Chetan Desai, Ramayan-The Epic tells ... Read more...

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Bollywood goes Broadway way with ‘Kingdom of Dreams’


January 27th, 2010 - 5:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) If you like the song and dance culture on the big screen, dodge this. Bollywood is set to stage its own Broadway at a special destination called ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Sharman Joshi graces the inauguration of India’s first Art hotel


January 20th, 2010 - 5:46 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
India recently got its first Indian Art Hotel "Le Sutra' which has replaced "Hotel Pali Hill'.Sharman Joshi, Priya Dutt, Prem Chopra, Amrita Rao and Chunky Pandey graced the occasion of inauguration.At ... Read more...

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Spurned NRI woman ‘killed ex-lover’ with ancient Indian poison


January 7th, 2010 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 7 (IANS) A scorned Indian-origin woman in London has been accused of killing her ex-lover by lacing his chicken curry with a poison that finds a mention in ancient Indian ... Read more...

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Disney exploring Hindu mythological superheroes


September 15th, 2009 - 5:24 am ICT by Sampurn Wire
Disney held talks with India's Vimanika Comics to explore the possibility of bringing Hindu mythological superheroes to film and television, according to reports. It reportedly includes the possibility of seeing Karna brought to ... Read more...

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Business in spiritual books booms as people look for peace


September 1st, 2009 - 9:16 am ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chatterjee New Delhi, Sep 1 (IANS) "Everybody wants peace in life," says a prominent publisher, explaining why books on the philosophies and meditation techniques of spiritual gurus, general religion, self-help guides ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Indian animator takes on Superman, Spiderman (With Images)


August 16th, 2009 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Aug 16 (IANS) An Indian entrepreneur has set out to conquer the land of Superman and Spiderman - with a little help from the Indian gods.Hoping to capture the ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Goan activist accuses minister of planning attack on him (Lead)


October 14th, 2008 - 4:21 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Oct 14 (IANS) Goan rights activist Aires Rodrigues, who was seriously injured in an attack by a group of unidentified men, Tuesday accused Education Minister Atanasio Monserratte of having planned the ... Read more...

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Rights activists assaulted in Panaji restaurant


October 14th, 2008 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Oct 14 (IANS) Two rights activists, including one who was instrumental in the sexual harassment complaint against a Goa minister's son, were seriously injured when an armed group of men attacked ... Read more...

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German mother, Goa police trade charges (Lead)


October 13th, 2008 - 12:18 am ICT by IANS
Panaji, Oct 12 (IANS) A German woman who has complained that her daughter was being sexually harassed by the Goa education minister's son, says police would "prefer" her to withdraw the complaint, ... Read more...

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Those who work for an image are not actors: Kay Kay Menon


September 30th, 2008 - 9:22 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 30 (IANS) Versatile Kay Kay Menon, who will be seen as a villain in forthcoming fantasy film "Drona", doesn't believe in image and says those who stick to certain kinds ... Read more...

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Smita Prakash makes lovelorn Radha come alive in Delhi


September 29th, 2008 - 5:47 pm ICT by ANI
By Sandeep DattaNew Delhi, September 29 (ANI): The world knows of Radha as the consort of Krishna in childhood, playing on the banks of Jamuna at Gokul. But few are aware ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Bollywood wakes up to great Indian epic (Weekly Roundup)


September 21st, 2008 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) With Abhishek Bachchan starrer "Drona" ready to hit the screen and nearly a dozen cinematic interpretations of mythological literature of ancient India under production, it seems Indian ... Read more...

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Christie’s September sale - mix of old and young masters


August 15th, 2008 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Aug 15 (IANS) International auction house Christie's is all set to spice up sales in mid September here with its 140 lots of South Asian Modern and Contemporary Art, which ... Read more...

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North east region saw more of solar eclipse


August 1st, 2008 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
By V.N. Balakrishnan Ahmedabad, Aug 1 (IANS) While most of India got to see only part of the sun covered by the moon during the solar eclipse Friday, astronomy enthusiasts in the north ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Indianised version of Bible hit among Christians


July 12th, 2008 - 3:45 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai, July 12 (ANI): An ''Indianised'' version of the Bible released in India has become a huge hit among the Christian community here. The Bible has proved to be extremely popular among ... Read more...

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Yoga guru Ramdev joins war to save Ganga


June 29th, 2008 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 29 (IANS) The river Ganga, along whose banks the Indian civilisation evolved, has found a new messiah to purge it of the accumulated filth and breathe new life into ... Read more...

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DQ Entertainment ties up with Paris-based MoonScoop


June 27th, 2008 - 11:54 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 27 (IANS) Hyderabad-based animation entertainment company DQ Entertainment International (DQE) has entered into a strategic five-year alliance with Paris-based entertainment company MoonScoop. Announcing the deal Friday, DQE Group chairman and ... Read more...

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Haryana to look for mystical river Saraswati again


April 8th, 2008 - 3:41 pm ICT by admin
Chandigarh, April 8 (IANS) The Haryana government will dig deep in another effort to find the Saraswati, the holy river of Indian mythology, in an effort to tackle water shortage, it was ... Read more...

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