Diplomatic poetic literature: A growing creativity

July 27th, 2012 - 11:24 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) A growing tribe of Indian diplomats is seeking emotional refuge in poetry and creative literature to battle workplace blues and the stress of decision ... Read more...

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Beyond champagne chic: a peek into Indian diplomacy

June 25th, 2012 - 12:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) Indian diplomacy is 50 percent protocol, 30 percent alcohol and 20 percent T.N. Kaul (India's legendary foreign secretary in the late sixties), so goes the ... Read more...

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Yogananda biography wins international award

May 25th, 2012 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, May 25 (IANS) A biography of Indian yoga guru Paramhansa Yogananda and an Indian cookery book have won honours at an international book awards event here.The JPX Media ... Read more...

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Diplomat delights with poetry of promise (IANS Book Review)

November 7th, 2011 - 10:40 am ICT by IANS
Book: "Candling the Light", Author: Abhay K., Publisher: Yash Publications; Price: Rs.350; Pages: 120"Candling the Light", an anthology of verses by young poet, diplomat and artist Abhay K., shows the pressures ... Read more...

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Lucknow, poetry, gripping fiction on bookshelf (IANS Books This Week)

November 3rd, 2011 - 1:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 3 (IANS) The bookshelf is diverse this weekend. Browse along.1. "Lucknow Boy"; Written by Vinod Mehta; Published by Penguin-India; Priced at Rs.499.The writer, one of India's leading ... Read more...

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Delhi toasts spirit of Nelson Mandela

July 18th, 2011 - 10:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) The national capital had a brush with the spirit of Nelson Mandela Monday. Singing by students and celebratory chants blended with reminiscences of the living ... Read more...

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China to build Tagore museum in Kolkata

May 13th, 2011 - 10:59 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) The 150th birth anniversary of Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore has brought India and China closer and the Chinese government plans to build a museum at ... Read more...

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Margaret Thatcher refused to meet Meryl Streep over Hollywood biopic

February 13th, 2011 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 13 (ANI): The makers of upcoming film 'The Iron Lady' wanted lead actress Meryl Streep to discuss the project with Margaret Thatcher so that she could gain a better understanding ... Read more...

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Tony Blair’s memoirs ‘A Journey’ nominated for Bad Sex Award!

October 15th, 2010 - 3:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 15 (ANI): Former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair's memoirs have been nominated for the Literary Review's Bad Sex Award.The least desirable prize in literature is conventionally awarded to novelists.However, the ... Read more...

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Catholic Church bans footy club songs, popular music from funerals

September 10th, 2010 - 6:51 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Sept 10 (ANI): The Catholic Church has banned footy club songs and popular music from funerals under strict guidelines sent to priests and funeral directors.The guidelines for Catholic funerals, sent by ... Read more...

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Army generals join college assembly, inspire students

September 7th, 2010 - 12:48 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Sep 7 (IANS) It was a unique get-together that just might have motivated a few schoolchildren to join the armed forces. Four senior military officials joined the assembly at their ... Read more...

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Vishal’s stunning makeover for ‘Avan Ivan’

March 11th, 2010 - 11:54 am ICT by Sampurn Wire
March 11, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Director Bala is well known for presenting his actors with new-dimensional looks and it has been illustrious with his films with Vikram, Surya and Aarya. This ... Read more...

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Passengers On Flight Recount Terrorist Attack

December 27th, 2009 - 1:26 am ICT by GD
By Madhuri DeyDec. 26, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Airbus 330 of the Northwest Airlines came under a terrorist attack on Dec. 25. Thankfully, the attempt was pretty harebrained, and was foiled by the ... Read more...

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Jogen Chowdhury, Nandalal Bose highlights of Sotheby’s India sale (With Image)

May 21st, 2009 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) A 1979 work by the master of modern Indian art Jogen Chowdhury - painted on paper in ink and pastel colours, and titled "Day Dreaming" - will ... Read more...

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Investments in state firms’ initial offerings still in green

October 20th, 2008 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) Long-term investments and public sector initial public offerings are still showing a positive return despite the massive drop in share values over the past few months, a ... Read more...

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AC Milan captain Paolo Maldini turns 40

June 27th, 2008 - 12:18 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Milan, June 27 (DPA) AC Milan celebrated their captain Paolo Maldini's 40th birthday Thursday after he signed yet another contract with the Devils. The defender, who is currently on holiday in the ... Read more...

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Child’s play, and a very special one too, from northeast

June 17th, 2008 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
By Maitreyee Boruah Guwahati, June 17 (IANS) Assam's celebrated theatre personality Bhagirathi is all set to direct a very special play - a comedy starring disabled children from the northeast. The yet to ... Read more...

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