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We'll be fielding strongest Jaipur lineup ever in 2019: William Dalrymple (18:12) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) Come January, literary heavyweights will gather in Jaipur for a sumptuous feast of ideas at the annual Zee Jaipur Literature Festival. Its co-director and noted historian William Dalrymple said the organisers will be fielding the strongest lineup of literary heavyweights in the upcoming edition as the first 30 speakers were announced on Saturday.

I love England as I love my wife: Lord Bill Lall (15:00)
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) Some 60 years ago, Dharambir Lall moved to England from India and the eventful journey that followed finds elaborate mention in his upcoming book "England, My Love". The successful chartered accountant is now a millionaire and has been conferred the title of Lord Bill Lall of Woodlands.

India asks UN for visitor tours in Hindi language (08:20)
By Arul Louis IANS Photo Service
United Nations, Oct 20 (IANS) In its push to promote Hindi at the world body, India has reiterated its request to the UN to conduct tours for visitors to the headquarters in that language.

'Gods', 'goddesses' arrive at Kullu Dussehra (18:00) IANS Photo Service
Shimla, Oct 19 (IANS) Over 200 'gods and goddesses' assembled in Himachal Pradesh's Kullu town for the week-long Kullu Dussehra festivities that began on Friday.

Chinese typewriter exhibition held in New York (14:58)
New York, Oct 19 (IANS) An exhibition featuring Chinese typewriters and processors opened in New York city, offering unprecedented insight into the still-transforming history of one of the world's oldest living languages.

Full Disclosure: Sex, threats and Donald Trump (Book Review) (12:04)
By Saket Suman
Book: Full Disclosure; Author: Stormy Daniels; Publisher: St. Martins Press/Pan Macmillan/Pages: 270; Price: Rs 699

Special reads dedicated to women, by women (IANS Books This Weekend) (11:08) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) Invoke the "Shakti" within you to transform your mind and transcend limits; get inspiration from the life of a female journalist who has exposed 20 lies and misconceptions so far; read an amalgamation of many old-school ideas that come from grandmothers which modern nutrition is trying to catch up with; flick through a book designed specially for women on how to present oneself to maximum effect, in person and online.

Double standards in JLF's stand on #MeToo? (18:50) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) After several star speakers of the Zee Jaipur Literature Festival, including C.P. Surendran, Suhel Seth and Chetan Bhagat, among others, have been accused of sexually harassing multiple women, on the sidelines of the popular lit fest, the organisers, in a cautiously worded one-sentence tweet on Thursday, have supported the rising tide of the #MeToo campaign in India -- but questions still remain.

Exhibition-sale to raise funds for breast cancer treatment (18:30) IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) To mark October as the breast cancer awareness month and raise funds for patients' treatments, a gallery here will exhibit and sell artwork-printed carpets, gallerist-doctor Tarana Khubchandani said.

There's no God: Stephen Hawking in his last book (18:24) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) In "Brief Answers To The Big Questions", the last book published in renowned physicist Stephen Hawkings name, he has reached the conclusion that there is no God.

Armoury worship marks 9th day of Mysuru Dussehra (18:22)
Mysuru, Oct 18 (IANS) Karnataka's cultural capital Mysuru on Thursday invoked gods to worship armoury, horses and the golden royal throne in the Amba Vilas Palace, marking the ninth day of its world famous Dussehra festival.

Photographic canvasses capturing nature on view from today (16:08) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Striking detail and vibrant hues at a Nature Morte gallery exhibition, that opened on Thursday here, transport the viewers to lakes, mountains and valleys, just as canvasses are rendered a mystic and photographic quality at the same time.

Conceptual art exhibition leaves open an 'infinite' landscape (15:10) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Conceptual art by three contemporary artists, exploring the fine balance between form, narrative and medium, takes viewers to an ‘infinite landscape at the Exhibit 320 gallery here.

Postcards, photographs from pre-independence cities on view (21:10) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) An exhibition of picture postcards and photographs from the Indian subcontinent from 1890s to 1947 opened at the Art Heritage Gallery here on Wednesday.

Pinjore Heritage festival to begin on October 19 (19:42)
Chandigarh, Oct 17 (IANS) The three-day Pinjore Heritage festival, beginning Friday, will be historic this year. A play titled "1857 Ki Kahani, Haryana Ki Zubani", showcasing the sagas of Haryana bravehearts, will be staged, officials said on Wednesday.

My job to sit back, believe more women: Jatin Das accuser (19:06)
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Entrepreneur-conservationist Nisha Bora, who has accused senior artist Jatin Das of sexual harassment, says she is happy to let more voices emerge, and that now her job is to sit back, pay attention and believe.

#MeToo: 2nd case surfaces against artist Jatin Das (16:51) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Artist Jatin Das was named on Wednesday by writer Garusha Katoch in a second allegation against the Padma Bhushan recipient, accusing him of trying to kiss her forcibly when she had interned under him in 2013.

Indian Oil's art exhibition to open in Mumbai on October 24 (16:41) IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) Indian Oil Corporation's biennial art exhibition - The Canvas Code - will open here on October 24, officials said on Wednesday.

Applications open for Sahapedia's cultural photography grant (14:30) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Photographers can now apply for a three-month visual documentation fellowship by online cultural resource Sahapedia that allows serious engagement with "subjects of cultural value in India and South Asia".

Works by Tagore, Raza to be on sale at Sotheby's London (14:30) IANS Photo Service
London, Oct 17 (IANS) Works of art by coveted Indian artists Rabindranath Tagore and S.H. Raza will go under the hammer at a London sale by global auction house Sothebys, on October 23.

Love, loss and betrayal in 19th century Delhi (14:14)
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Noted writer-historian Rana Safvi has translated four Urdu narratives spanning the period of turmoil that led to the revolt of 1857, and culminated in the fall of the Mughal Empire.

Violence against artistes: A condition of Indian democracy? (11:02)
By Saket Suman IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Attacks against artistes are happening not just because of "the rise of any particular ideology over the last two-three decades", nor is it a result of "one or two political parties exploiting communalism or religiosity". Instead, according to Malvika Maheshwari, whose upcoming book "Art Attacks: Violence and Offence-Taking in India" presents a dismal picture of the turmoil that artistes are facing in the country, it is because of the complicated nature of democracy -- where votes ratify power.

Anna Burns wins 50th Man Booker Prize for 'Milkman' (Lead) (09:22)
London, Oct 17 (IANS) Anna Burns from Northern Ireland has won the 2018 Man Booker Prize for her third novel "Milkman". She won the much coveted 50,000 pound award for her timely, troubles-set novel about a young woman being sexually harassed by a powerful man.

Japan to be showcased in Shillong cherry blossom festival (20:16) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Japanese culture and cuisine will be showcased in this year's Indian International Cherry Blossom Festival to be held in Shillong from November 14 to 17, Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma said on Tuesday.

#MeToo: Artist Jatin Das accused of sexual harassment by conservationist (18:06) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Conservationist Nisha Bora on Tuesday accused Padma Bhushan recipient artist Jatin Das of sexually harassing her at his Khidki village studio in 2004, which Das refuted as "ridiculous and vulgar".

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