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Danish Cultural Institute will bring India, Denmark closer: Danish PM (Lead) (21:26) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) In a bid to boost people-to-people ties and cultural exchanges, Danish Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen on Saturday inaugurated a Danish Cultural Institute (DKI) here.

Two new museums likely to be inaugurated by Modi at Red Fort (19:28) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Two new experiential museums at Red Fort, planned by Archeological Survey of India as homage to the sacrifices made by Indians, are likely to be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi ahead of the Republic Day celebrations.

Danish PM inaugurates cultural institute in India (19:22) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) In a bid to boost people-to-people ties and cultural exchanges, Danish Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen on Saturday inaugurated a Danish Cultural Institute here.

Art is a beautiful, poignant byproduct of artists' lives: British artist Sacha Jafri (IANS Interview) (11:14)
By Siddhi Jain IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Art, for long, has been a commodity manipulated by select czars of the space, but for British artist Sacha Jafri, works of art are "beautiful, meaningful and poignant" byproducts that spill out of artists' lives.

Unesco names Rio as World Capital of Architecture (10:56) IANS Photo Service
Brasilia, Jan 19 (IANS) The UN Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (Unesco) has named the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro as the World Capital of Architecture for 2020.

Seven designers shortlisted for Book Cover prize (Lead, correcting para 4) (22:20)
Kolkata, Jan 18 (IANS) The shortlist for the fourth edition of Oxford Bookstore Book Cover Prize was announced on Friday at the opening day of the Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival.

Welsh artists, organisations to perform in Kolkata from Jan 19-Feb 2 (21:56)
Kolkata, Jan 18 (IANS) Kolkata is all set to experience the distinct flavour of Welsh theatre, language and literature this month.

Seven designers shortlisted for Book Cover prize (21:08)
Kolkata, Jan 18 (IANS) The shortlist for the fourth edition of Oxford Bookstore Book Cover Prize was announced on Friday at the opening day of the Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival.

Aditi Mittal happy to be featured in book (15:42)
Mumbai, Jan 18 (IANS) Comedian Aditi Mittal, who features in a children's book "The Dot That Went For A Walk", says she is glad to be a part of a compilation which aims to inspire young girls.

Graffiti in Tokyo could be Banksy artwork (13:56)
Tokyo, Jan 18 (IANS) Japanese officials have said that a piece of graffiti found at a monorail station in Tokyo could be the work of British anonymous artist Banksy, the media reported on Friday.

Is Xi-ism the new doctrine of Communism? (Book Review) (11:40)
By Aroonim Bhuyan
Book:Inside the Mind of Xi Jinping; Author: Francois Bougon; Publisher: Westland Publications; Pages: 181; Price: Rs 599

Of friendship, love, search for life and abandonment (IANS Books This Weekend) (11:12)
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Witness the unbreakable bond of two girls whose ambition beats patriarchy and poverty; live through a true big fat Bollywood romance; tread through the lanes of Kathmandu as a young girl seeks love and her own space in life, and finally, explore how an 'Orange' sanyaasi life feels like through the eyes of a child abandoned by the mother.

Kovind inaugurates Gandhian Resurgence Summit at Kumbh Mela (22:54) IANS Photo Service
Prayagraj, Jan 17 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind inaugurated a three-day Gandhian Resurgence Summit at Parmarth Niketan camp at the ongoing Kumbh Mela on Thursday.

Sikkim Red Panda Winter Carnival begins (21:20)
Gangtok, Jan 17 (IANS) Doves symbolising peace and prosperity were released and Tibetan native drum-dance presented, as the three-day Sikkim Red Panda Winter Carnival 2019, showcasing the state's unique culture and talent, got off to a grand opening here on Thursday.

Massive lighting-up exercise to greet Pravasi delegates in Varanasi (20:20)
By Arun Kumar Das IANS Photo Service
Varanasi, Jan 17 (IANS) Decked up with hundreds of mono and multi-colour lights with a special-effects system synchronised with soothing music, the entire stretch from Rajghat Bridge to Samne Ghat Bridge on the Ganga river is being spruced up to welcome delegates to the upcoming Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) celebrations in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Varanasi Parliamentary constituency.

PM to unveil national film museum in Mumbai (17:42) IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Saturday inaugurate the National Museum of Indian Cinema (NMIC) that has come up in a 19th century heritage bungalow and a modern building in the country's film capital, an official said here on Thursday.

Days of khichdi politics over, India needs another 10 years of Modi: Hardeep Singh Puri (IANS Special) (16:20) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Asserting that the days of "khichdi politics" are over, Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri, says that the proposed mahagathbandhan is an "alliance of opportunists".

William Dalrymple to skip JLF 2019 (16:12) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Noted writer-historian and co-director of the Jaipur Literature Festival William Dalrymple will not be attending the 2019 edition of the annual literary extravaganza, scheduled to take place in the Pink City from January 24 to 28.

Despite ban, Assam district witnesses Buffalo fights as part of Bihu celebrations (21:00) IANS Photo Service
Guwahati, Jan 16 (IANS) Despite a Supreme Court ban on animal fights and race across the country, people of Morigaon district organized the traditional buffalo fight at Bidyabori and Ahatguri area of the district on Wednesday.

I consider my books my ladies: Novoneel Chakraborty (20:00)
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Author Novoneel Chakraborty says he considers his books his ladies and so, he is "extra possessive" about them.

Silence prevails in Manali hamlets to appease gods (18:40)
By Vishal Gulati
Manali, Jan 16 (IANS) The sounds of silence in tiny picturesque hamlets currently marooned in a thick blanket of snow overlooking this Himachal Pradesh tourist resort can be heard loud and clear.

Kinnar Akhara debuts at Kumbh, call for more public acceptance (15:44) IANS Photo Service
Prayagraj, Jan 16 (IANS) The inclusion of the Kinnar Akhara led by transgender activist Lakshmi Narayan Tripathi is drawing huge crowds at the ongoing Kumbh Mela, the spiritual congregation here.

Kumbh Mela: Crowd settles on Day 2, enthusiasm remains high (15:40) IANS Photo Service
Prayagraj, Jan 16 (IANS) After a spectacular opening on the occasion of Makar Sankranti, the ongoing Kumbh Mela here is slowly settling down as thousands of devotees who had gathered here for the first of the 'Shahi Snan' are making their way back to their homes.

Swach Kumbh falls flat as thousands of toilets rendered non-functional on Day 1 (IANS Special) (15:24)
By Saket Suman
Prayagraj, Jan 16 (IANS) The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh and the Centre have publicised the construction of over 1,20,000 toilets here on a large scale but their "Swach Kumbh" (clean Kumbh) -- claims have seemingly fallen flat as thousands of these were rendered non-functional on the very first day of the mega spiritual, cultural and religious congregation.

Cement art by Scottish residency artist a satire on urbanisation (15:16) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) For multi-disciplinary artist and winner of the 2017 Glenfiddich 'Emerging Artist of the Year' Sitaram Swain, grey defines uncertainty, anxiety and impermanence, but on closer look, one finds his 'grey' cement-based works a satire on increasing urban areas.

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