Buddhist leader bestowed with Honorary Fellowship by Oxford

New Delhi, June 24 : Acclaimed Buddhist leader and head of the Drukpa Lineage, the 12th Gyalwang Drukpa, has been bestowed with an Honorary Fellowship by the Wolfson College of Oxford for preservation of culture in the Himalayas, his office said on Saturday. “It has been a privilege to work with the college over the […]

Catch ’em young: The new ‘mantra’ to revitalise public libraries

By Saket Suman New Delhi, June 24 : Once a favourite spot for learners and scholars, most of the 70,000 plus public libraries in India have now turned into haunted houses with few visitors to grace their premises. This depressing image of the vital institutions may soon witness a change. The various stakeholders in revitalising […]

Regional poets lead Sahitya Akademi Yuva Puraskar

New Delhi, June 23 : Regional language poets dominated the Sahitya Akademi Yuva Puraskar 2017 with sixteen books of poetry along with five short stories, two biographies and one essay that won the award. The award would be presented in the form of a casket containing an engraved copper-plaque and a cheque of Rs 50,000 […]

Egypt celebrates International Yoga Day

[Alexandria : Egyptian singer and actress Sawar El-Naggar and Squash player Nour El Sherbini perform yoga at a mass yoga session on 3rd International Yoga Day organised by Indian Embassy at the beachfront in Alexandria, Egypt on Wednesday. /PTI] Cairo, June 22 : Hundreds of people turned up in the Egyptian capital to celebrate the […]

Egypt celebrates International Yoga Day

Cairo, June 22 : Hundreds of people turned up in the Egyptian capital to celebrate the third International Yoga Day on Wednesday, an official statement said here. The event was organised in the lawns of the iconic Baron Palais Hindou, a structure which was inspired by the Hindu temple of Angkor-Wat in Cambodia. India’s Ambassador […]

Rains lash Lucknow ahead of Modi’s yoga event

[Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik and Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath during 3rd International Yoga Day function at the Ramabai Ambedkar Maidan, in Lucknow on Wednesday. /PTI] Lucknow, June 21 : Rains lashed the Uttar Pradesh capital early on Wednesday, ahead of the International Yoga Day event where Prime Minister Narendra Modi is to lead […]