Khajuraho to host classical dance festival

Khajuraho, Feb 18 : The 44th Khajuraho Dance Festival is set to enthrall classical dance enthusiasts from February 20 here in Madhya Pradesh. The six-day-long festival will have performances by artistes from across the country including Kuchipudi dancing couple Raja-Radha Reddy from New Delhi, Bharatnatyam dancer Lakshmi Vishwanathan from Chennai, Bharatnatyam dancer Hema Tharuna-Kalaanjali from […]

Scientists uncover hidden details in Picasso’s painting

Washington, Feb 18 : An international team of scientists has used multiple modes of light to uncover details hidden beneath the visible surface of Spanish painter Pablo Picasso’s masterpiece “La Misereuse accroupie” or “The Crouching Woman.” Researchers released their findings on Saturday’s press conference at the ongoing four-day annual meeting of the American Association for […]

Literary Portrayals on 70 Years of Indian Independence

New Delhi, Feb 17 : Indias National Academy of Letters organised a national seminar on “70 Years of Indian Independence” on Friday as part of its ongoing Festival of Letters. Eminent scholars and writers presented their views on the literary portrayals that have found light of the day over the past seven decades. In one […]

Is translation a means of retelling stories, experts discus

New Delhi, Feb 17 : What is the role of translations in bringing many unknown stories to the fore? Can translation be used as a means of retelling narratives? Several experts came together at a symposium organised by the Sahitya Akademi here to deliberate on the topic. The symposium titled “Translation as Retelling” was a […]

‘Journalism was like instant coffee, writing books is satisfying, self-discovery’

By Saket Suman New Delhi, Feb 17 : She worked as a journalist for Asian Age, Frontline and Tribune, but running behind bylines always seemed like “instant coffee” with no time to pause and appreciate the beauty of things around her. After she quit her full-time job and embarked on a journey of writing, life […]

Those appropriating Vivekananda haven’t read him: Tharoor

New Delhi, Feb 16 : Taking a dig at the BJP and other rightwing political parties, acclaimed author and Congress MP Shashi Tharoor on Friday said that those trying to appropriate Swami Vivekananda have not actually read him and thus project the celebrated 19th century Hindu monk in a “blasphemous” way. “Frankly, the way in […]