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Bad news and 'verse': A poetic journalist's contribution (Column: Bookends) (12:02)
By Vikas Datta IANS Photo Service
News is rather ephemeral. Since it has most effect -- in these times -- when on TV, we may paraphase Shakespeare's Macbeth to term it something "full of sound and fury" but soon forgotten due to our limited memory and the sheer volume of round-the-clock programming. But there are ways of preserving it for posterity.

Embarking on an entrepreneurial journey? Do not write a business plan (Book Review) (11:08)
By Porisma P. Gogoi
Title: Burn the Business Plan: What Great Entrepreneurs Do; Author: Carl J. Schramm; Publisher: Hachette India; Pages: 272; Price: Rs 499

Legendary violinist Dilip Roy dead (22:34) IANS Photo Service
Kolkata, March 17 (IANS) Legendary musician and violinist Dilip Roy died at his residence here following old age complications, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Saturday. He was 83.

Amitabh Bachchan rails against 60 year copyright rule, calls it 'rubbish' (17:46) IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, March 17 (IANS) Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan, son of late noted poet Harivansh Rai Bachchan, has questioned the stipulation in the copyright law which allows exclusive rights to heirs of original literary work for 60 years after the death of the author.

Hockey legend Balbir Singh Sr. turns nostalgic at sports lit fest (15:40)
Chandigarh, March 17 (IANS) Bringing together sports personalities of India, who have either written books or have been the subject of one or more books, Play Write 2018, a first-of-its-kind sports literature festival of India, got off to a colourful start here on Saturday.

President dedicates Odisha's Anand Bhawan museum to people (14:44) IANS Photo Service
Cuttack, March 17 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday dedicated the Anand Bhawan Museum and Learning Centre, the ancestral house of late former Chief Minister Biju Patnaik, to the people of Odisha.

Now, Dalai Lama events to kick-start from Dharamsala (14:38) IANS Photo Service
Dharamsala, March 17 (IANS) After cancelling events in the national capital, the Tibetan government-in-exile will now start the pan-India programmes to mark the beginning of the 60th year of the Dalai Lama stepping on Indian soil, from its headquarters here, organisers said on Saturday.

'The Beatles reinvented themselves in Rishikesh' (IANS Interview) (11:34)
By Saket Suman IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) In February 1968, members of the legendary rock band, The Beatles, arrived in Rishikesh for a "momentous" sojourn. A teenage rebel -- a diehard Beatles fan himself -- watched them with keen interest. Five decades later, he has compiled an account of their stay here, and maintains that the three-year period that marked their affair with India was particularly significant in the life of the band.

Ancient sculpture of Hindu goddess on sale at Christie's (09:48)
New York, March 17 (IANS) An around 1000-year-old blackstone sculpture of Hindu warrior goddess Durga will be on sale at Christie's in New York next week.

Exhibition to host art, decor and design under one roof (18:22)
Mumbai, March 16 (IANS) An interesting design-centric exhibition that brings together the best in the fields of art, decor and design will be taking place here over the weekend.

British Council to felicitate 100 Indian women (17:32)
By Nivedita IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) As many as 100 Indian women will be awarded the British Council's 70th Anniversary Scholarships to mark the organisation's 70th anniversary in India here on Saturday. It is the organisation's largest investment in a scholarship programme in India, according to a top official.

The world needs more quality teachers: Brad Cohen whose book inspired film 'Hichki' (12:08)
By Radhika Bhirani IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) Passion, perseverance and a flair for building relationships with students are pre-requisites for the kind of teachers that the world needs, says American motivational speaker and educator Brad Cohen, whose book "Front of The Class" -- detailing how Tourette Syndrome made him the teacher he never had -- has inspired upcoming Bollywood film "Hichki".

The 'home' of capitalism and the renovations it needs (Book Review) (11:36)
By Vikas Datta IANS Photo Service
Title: Why Wall Street Matters; Author: William D. Cohan; Publisher: Penguin Random House; Pages: 192; Price: Rs 499

Of women in business, quest, mystery and truths for children (IANS Books This Weekend) (11:16)
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) Are women getting their due at workplaces or are they being overlooked? What happens when a devastated man embarks on a quest to find the recipient of his donated kidney? IANS book shelf for this weekend presents an exciting array of books that, apart from answering these questions, also feature a thrilling mystery novel and a book for children where 10 "idea-shapers" have valuable lessons for kids.

Touch of Italian Renaissance in Kolkata to celebrate 70 years of bilateral relationship (23:24)
Kolkata, March 15 (IANS) In a bid to enthrall the people of Kolkata with a taste of authentic Italian art from the Renaissance period, a unique exhibition of famous Italian painter Raphael's works was inaugurated on Thursday as part of the multifarious events on occasion of the 70th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations.

'Maelstrom Rising' to get film adaptation (16:28)
Mumbai, March 15 (IANS) The film adaptation rights of author Gagandeep Bakshi's "Maelstrom Rising" have been acquired by 200 NOTOUT Cinemas, which backed "Sachin: A Billion dreams".

Grammy-nominated percussionist to headline Jazz India Circuit finale (14:00)
New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) Music lovers in the national capital have an exciting event coming up this weekend where Grammy-nominated percussionist Jamison Ross will be performing at the grand finale of the ongoing edition of Jazz India Circuit.

Harper Lee's estate sues over Broadway adaptation of 'Mockingbird' (13:38)
Washington, March 15 (IANS) The estate of "To Kill a Mockingbird" author Harper Lee is suing the producers of a much-anticipated Broadway adaptation of the US novel, saying that screenwriter Aaron Sorkin's script deviates too much from the novel and violates a contract.

Why are India's farmers committing suicide? (Comment: Special to IANS) (12:36)
By Kota Neelima IANS Photo Service
Farmer suicides have been taking place across India for years now, and studies of rural distress reveal the deeply-rooted, tenacious causes, such as lack of irrigation, fragmentation of land, unsuitability of seeds and inadequate sources of credit.

Fearful of writing about gods and humans, Perumal Murugan turns to goats (12:24)
By Saket Suman IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) He can barely speak a few lines of English, yet his deep insight and observations of rural life are reshaping how we view the hinterland.

Grand opening for Ballet premiere in Mumbai (18:34)
Mumbai, March 14 (IANS) The ballet premiere of "Swan Lake" by Navrasa Duende and Royal Russian Ballet saw a grand opening night on Tuesday here.

Solving a murder in a Nazi bastion, escaping the Stasi (Book Review) (11:08)
By Vikas Datta IANS Photo Service
Title: Prussian Blue (Bernie Gunther Series); Author: Philip Kerr; Publisher: Quercus; Pages: 546; Price: Rs 399

Naresh Agrawal regrets comments on Jaya Bachchan (14:26) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, March 13 (IANS) Samajwadi Party former leader Naresh Agrawal on Tuesday expressed regret for calling actress and politician Jaya Bachchan a "mere film dancer" while joining the BJP on Monday.

Metropolitan Opera fires its director for sexual harassment (08:04)
New York, March 13 (IANS) New York's Metropolitan Opera on Monday fired its music director emeritus, James Levine, after an investigation that turned up "credible evidence" that he had engaged in sexual harassment during his career.

Muthalik, 30 others acquitted in Mangaluru pub attack case (01:08) IANS Photo Service
Mangaluru, March 13 (IANS) A local court on Monday acquitted right-wing Ram Sene President Pramod Muthalik and 30 others in the pub attack case here in January 2009 for want of evidence.

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