Popular self-help author Stephen Covey dies at 79|
7/17/2012 5:33:00 PM IST
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) Popular American self-help author StephenR. Covey, whose 1989 book 'The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People'shot him to international fame, died early Monday in Idado fromcomplications arising from a bicycle accident in April. He was 79.
Tagore as India's peace envoy: book project by ICWA|
5/8/2012 10:01:00 AM IST
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) He is revered the world over for his prodigious literary output, including thousands of poems and songs. But what the world will now get to know about Rabindranath Tagore is that through his travels to over 30 countries he became India's peace envoy and outlined a vision of humanism and unity of mankind.
Goa University to have Mario Miranda, Anthony Gonsalves chairs|
5/3/2012 5:53:00 PM IST
Panaji, May 3 (IANS) Legendary cartoonist Mario Miranda and Bollywood music composer Anthony Gonsalves, both natives of Goa, have been honoured posthumously with the establishment of two chairs in their names in Goa University.
Rajasthani touch at British queen's celebrations|
4/28/2012 8:50:00 PM IST
Jaipur, April 28 (IANS) The grand celebrations being organised in Britain during June to mark 60 years of Queen Elizabeth II's reign will have a Rajasthani connection!
'More companies helping preserve India's monuments'|
4/24/2012 7:04:00 PM IST
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) The number of public sector undertakings, private corporations and trusts paying for the maintenance of India's ancient monuments has grown over the years, Kumari Selja, minister of culture and urban poverty alleviation, told the Lok Sabha Tuesday.
US forges connect with India through green crafts|
4/21/2012 6:25:00 PM IST
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) The US is forging new cultural connections with the eco-friendly Indian arts and crafts sector by providing them a platform for promotion.
India's largest-ever steel installation at Delhi mall|
4/20/2012 6:36:00 PM IST
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) The diveristy of new media art in India added yet another feather to its cap with the official unveiling of 'Line of Control', a monumental steel sculpture by the country's leading contemporary artist Subodh Gupta at the South Court Mall in Saket in the capital Friday.
Fascism proving its meaning in Bengal: Mahasweta Devi|
4/4/2012 9:39:00 PM IST
Kolkata, April 4 (IANS) Months after terming the West Bengal government led by Mamata Banerjee 'fascist', Magsaysay awardee Mahasweta Devi Wednesday said the word is proving its meaning in the state.
Now, a course in Kangra miniature paintings|
4/3/2012 2:27:00 PM IST
Shimla, April 3 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh University here is starting a postgraduate course on Kangra miniature paintings to protect the dying art form, an official said here Tuesday.
Taking poetry to India's young readers - with Kamala Das|
4/3/2012 10:35:00 AM IST
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Prose has for long edged poetry to the margins of contemporary Indian literature. It is only natural that the new reader is not familiar with the late Kamala Das or her bold feminist oeuvre of poetry and short story that gave her cult status in India like Sylvia Plath in the West.
Odisha festival in Tripura to commemorate 'Utkal Divas'|
4/1/2012 4:53:00 PM IST
Agartala, April 1 (IANS) Colourful traditional dances, singing of songs, screening of award-winning films, offerings of Odisha cuisine and an exhibition of customary handlooms and handicrafts marked the Odisha festival in Tripura Sunday, commemorating the 77th 'Utkal Divas' .
Agra citizens demand firm action against encroachers|
3/25/2012 8:25:00 PM IST
Agra, March 25 (IANS) Agra citizens Sunday demanded firm and drastic action against encroachers who were blocking traffic movement and threatening the survival of historical buildings.
Turkey sees huge potential in ties with India|
3/24/2012 7:24:00 PM IST
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) Stressing the strong relations between India and Turkey, Turkish ambassador to India Burak Akcapar Saturday said there was huge potential in the ties between the two countries.
South Asian art to find new platform at first Dhaka summit|
3/22/2012 5:16:00 PM IST
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) South Asian art will find yet another new platform to showcase contemporary trends at the inaugural edition of the Dhaka Art Summit in Bangladesh April 12-15.
Now Agra has its own anthem|
3/21/2012 4:07:00 PM IST
Agra, March 21 (IANS) The city of the Taj Mahal has got its own anthem and it is being played at road junctions, schools and colleges as a part of the ongoing Taj Mahotsav.
Rushdie session postponed|
3/16/2012 3:22:00 PM IST
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) Author Salman Rushdie's literary session at the India Today Conclave has been postponed by a day to Saturday following a sudden change in schedule, the organisers said Friday.
City Museum depicting Hyderabad's history inaugurated|
3/11/2012 11:23:00 PM IST
Hyderabad , March 11 (IANS) The historic city of Hyderabad Sunday added another landmark with the formal inauguration of City Museum, said to be the first of its kind in the country.
A classic on meditation (Book Review)|
3/11/2012 2:34:00 PM IST
Book: 'Meditation Made Simple' Author: Shri Nimishananda; Publishers: Konark Publishers
200 kids fall sick playing Holi in Mumbai|
3/8/2012 6:31:00 PM IST
Mumbai, March 8 (IANS) Nearly 200 children from Mumbai's Dharavi slum suffered colour poisoning playing Holi Thursday and were admitted to hospital following allergic reactions, a hospital official said. All are now said to be stable.
World Book Fair begins in New Delhi|
2/25/2012 3:32:00 PM IST
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) The 20th World Book Fair in the capital began on an optimistic note Saturday with Union Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal announcing that efforts were on to make the biennial fair an annual affair.