Bengal stage legend Sova Sen passes away

Kolkata, Aug 13 : Sova Sen, a legendary figure of the Bengali stage, died here on Sunday following old age complications, her family said. Sen, 93, the widow of thespian Utpal Dutt, left behind her daughter. During a long career on the stage, she acted in iconic plays like “Nabanna” (1944), based on the Great […]

Would like to mentor young writers: Balika Vadhu writer Gajra Kottary

By Bhavana Akella Bengaluru, Aug 13 : With popular soaps like “Balika Vadhu”, “Astitva – Ek Prem Kahani”, “Jyoti” and “Buddha” to her credit, award-winning television writer and author Gajra Kottary said she has reached that point in her two-decade long writing career where she would like to mentor young writers. “I’ve been writing episodes […]

Thousands witness Nehru boat race in Kerala

Alappuzha, Aug 12 : The annual Nehru boat race, a signature event of Kerala, was held here on Saturday evening in front of thousands of cheering spectators. The 65th edition of the race, named after former Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, took place in the Vembanad Lake. It was inaugurated by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, who […]

Exhibition showcases world map through cartography

New Delhi, Aug 12 : Bringing back the art of Cartography, an ongoing exhibition showcases an unique story on how boundaries of the world have changed over the centuries. The exhibition, titled “India: A Mapful Story” at the Ojas Art gallery in the national capital, has been curated by Anubhav Nath and highlights unseen historical […]

EVMs can be manipulated, says former Delhi Chief Secretary

New Delhi, Aug 12 : Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) can be manipulated, says a new book by former Delhi Chief Secretary Omesh Saigal. Saigal says that he had told then Chief Election Commissioner Navin Chawla that the election results could be altered “if a pre-programmed code number was keyed” into the EVMs. “A mock poll, […]

Hugo Award for Best Novel 2017 given to N.K. Jemisin

Helsinki, Aug 12 : The Hugo Award for Best Novel 2017 was given on Friday to Nora K. Jemisin, an American speculative fiction writer for her work “The Obelisk Gate”. The award was presented at the 75th World Science Fiction Convention in Helsinki. The awarded book was the second in the trilogy that started with […]