We're a great team: Twinkle on marriage with Akshay (23:48)
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) At a time when marriages and relationships are becoming increasingly volatile, "Mrs Funnybones" writer Twinkle Khanna says she is happy being part of a "great team" with husband and Bollywood star Akshay Kumar.

Jahan-e-Khusrau sets right note for capital's Sufi music lovers (23:28)
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) Jahan-e-Khusrau, the famous World Sufi Music Festival founded by filmmaker Muzaffar Ali and held under the aegis of Rumi Foundation, on Friday returned to the capital after a three year hiatus. The comeback editon not only mesmerised music lovers but also brought alive the finest voices of Sufism.

A musical show to celebrate diversity of Gharanas (20:10)
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) Hindustani classical music has a rich tradition of Gharanas that are also called styles. An upcoming show here is all set to celebrate the diversity of these Gharanas with the performances of experts.

Japanese Ikebana show in the capital on Sunday (20:08)
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) Ikebana is the Japanese art of flower arrangement, which is also known as Kado or the "Way of flowers". An exhibition on Sunday is all set to bring across the exquisite art to the capital's denizens.

Poetry is my statement to life: Gulzar (19:38)
Mumbai, March 24 (IANS) Noted poet and Bollywood lyricist Gulzar says writing lyrics is his profession, but writing poetry is his statement to life.

Land of Buddha, Mahavira inspires me: President (18:36)
Patna, March 24 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday said Bihar -- the land of Buddha and Mahavira -- inspires him whenever he visits the state.

Transgender women pose as 'mainstream models' in photo exhibition (18:34)
Kolkata, March 24 (IANS) Capturing their beauty and poise, a recent photography exhibition here featured transgender women as mainstream models as a tribute to the "female souls" who have overcome stigma and discrimination to give wings to their desires.

Pakistan probes 'theft' of priceless art pieces from PNCA (17:26)
Islamabad, March 24 (IANS) The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Friday initiated an inquiry into the disappearance and theft of priceless artwork and preciouspaintings from the Pakistan National Council of Arts (PNCA) here.

Sharrock in talks to direct 'The One and Only Ivan' (16:36)
Los Angeles, March 24 (IANS) Director Thea Sharrock is in talks to direct "The One and Only Ivan", Disney's adaptation of the Newbery Medal-winning book written by Katherine Applegate and illustrated by Patricia Castelao.

Famous Indian artists to exhibit works in the capital  (16:36)
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) Famous Indian artists like Samir Aich, Amrut Patel and Anjan Chakraborty, irrespective of their work experience, are already recognised and have received national acclaim in some form or the other.

Kalam's lessons, weight loss tips and a flight attendant's life (IANS Books This Weekend) (12:46)
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) Take lessons from former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam to ensure that a better life becomes possible for everyone, know about a liberating new way to tame hunger and lose weight, get an uncensored insight into a flight attendant's colourful life, and flick through an interesting tale about a bright red Bench that creates confusion, stupidity, and even the desire to commit a crime.

Not just 'Adarsh Bhartiya Nari', Sita was a warrior: Amish Tripathi (11:06)
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) He is the author of the fastest-selling book series in Indian publishing history -- "The Shiva Trilogy" -- and his last book, "Scion of Ikshvaku", was the biggest literary blockbuster of 2015, all of which have together sold over 3.5 million copies.

Hurdles notwithstanding, Akshaya Patra feeds 1.6 million schoolkids daily (Book Review) (10:32)
By Vishnu Makhijani
Book: Gods Own Kitchen; Auhtor: Rashmi Bansal; Publisher: Westland; Pages: 263; Price: Rs 350

'Saffron party' threatening Bengali poet Srijato: Mamata (21:30)
Kolkata, March 23 (IANS) In a veiled attack on the BJP, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said a certain party "engaged in saffronisation" is threatening Bengali poet Srijato Bandyopadhyay who is courting controversy over a poem that allegedly hurt Hindu religious sentiments.

'Amarinder emerged as a model for a dispassionate biography' (11:18)
By Jaideep Sarin
Chandigarh, March 23 (IANS) Unlike a politician or a royal, both of which he is, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh does not hold back on sharing information about himself. This is reflected in his just-released authorised biography.

India's UN connect: A treasured tome (10:36)
By Vishnu Makhijani
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) This one surely is for posterity, perhaps the first exhaustive and definitive work on the India-UN connect over the past seven decades, presented in 70 theme-based chapters spread over three sections.

'Living Walls - Street art with Mohamed Abla, Yogesh Saini (21:34)
Cairo, March 22 (IANS) "Living Walls - Street Art", a celebration of music, dance, theatre, visual arts, food and wellbeing is currently underway here as part of the ongoing "India by the Nile 2017" exposition currently underway here.

Culture shapes how we see the world: Vice President (19:56)
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) Vice President Hamid Ansari on Wednesday said culture can be an important element in dealing with the issues confronting humanity and can change the attitudes needed to ensure peace and sustainable development.

Rajshri Deshpande eager to enter world of 'Manto' (18:28)
Mumbai, March 22 (IANS) Actress Rajshri Deshpande, who has been roped in to essay the role of writer Ismat Chughtai in upcoming movie "Manto", says she always wanted to be a part of the "beautiful world" that actress-filmmaker Nandita Das creates with her work.

Christie's Dubai Auction sets new records  (16:02)
Dubai, March 22 (IANS) Christies, one of the worlds leading players in the art business, set new records at its "Dubai March auctions of modern and contemporary Middle Eastern art and important watches," which fetched a whooping $13,437,688 dollars.

Dalai Lama to release his autobiography in Assamese (16:02)
Guwahati, March 22 (IANS) The Assamese translation of "My Land and My People", the autobiography of Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, will be released here next month.

Facebook COO pens a self-help book (14:00)
Washington, March 22 (IANS) The first woman to serve on Facebook's board, who is now the Social media giants Chief Operating Officer, Sheryl Sandberg has announced the release of her latest book, which focusses on finding meaning and happiness after an adversity.

The incredible journey from Dalip Rana to The Great Khali (Book Review) (12:50)
By Somrita Ghosh
Book: The Man Who Became Khali; Author: Dalip Singh Rana with Vinit K Bansal; Publisher: Penguin; Price: Rs 250; Pages: 178

The irreducible bond between photography and memories (12:38)
Mumbai, March 22 (IANS) In today's digital world, where phones and sharing platforms have revolutionised the speed at which we transform the present into the past, we must ask whether photography has, in fact, become a memory.

No music is bad if justice is done to the symphonic pieces: Tabla maestro Tanmoy Bose (11:44)
By Somrita Ghosh
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) Music is all about rhythmic collaboration, and no music -- even fusion -- is bad if justice is done to the symphonic pieces by the performers, Tabla maestro Tanmoy Bose believes.

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