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Jhumpa Lahiri's "The Lowl! and" among Time's top 10
Jhumpa Lahiri’s “The Lowland...

Jhumpa Lahiri’s “The Lowland” among Time’s top 10

By Arun Kumar Washington, Dec (IANS) Pulitzer Prize winning Indian-American author Jhumpa Lahiri’s new novel, “The Lowland”, set in Kolkata of the 1960s, has been listed fourth in Time magazine’s top ten books of fiction in 2013. Describing it as “a life-spanning novel... read more »

Poverty the key trigger of violence, say Indian kids
Poverty the key trigger of violence, say...

Poverty the key trigger of violence, say Indian kids

By Prantick Majumder New Delhi – Children across the world are aware of the causes of violence in their countries and 50 percent of children in India said poverty was the key trigger, according to a worldwide NGO. The fourth annual “Small Voices, Big Dreams” global survey,... read more »

Bees, wasps and hornets
Bees, wasps and hornets

Bees, wasps and hornets

A long time ago, I was bitten by a bee on the nape of my neck. My husband immediately ran inside, cut a potato in half and applied it to the sting. It worked to extract the sting and some of the poison but it hurt for days. Once Rajiv, Sonia and the children went on a picnic. One of them threw a... read more »

China's richest man pays $28 mn for a Picasso
China’s richest man pays $28 mn fo...

China’s richest man pays $28 mn for a Picasso

Beijing – Billionaire Wang Jianlin, who is China’s richest man and chairman of real estate developer Dalian Wanda Group, paid $28.16 million for Spanish master Pablo Picasso’s painting of his children, “Claude et Paloma,” at Christie’s in New York. The purchase... read more »

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New Delhi – Create, share your stories and explore various tools of story-telling with the second edition of Kahaani Festival which begins this month in New Delhi and Jaipur. An... read more »

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Some species of ants using aggression and deception

The animal world fascinates me for two reasons. Their talents and abilities far exceed ours. They are so similar to humans in the way they feel emotion and handle problems. And no species... read more »

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By Sanu George True to its name, there’s probably no other place in Kerala’s capital city Thiruvananthapuram where one can stay as close to the world-renowned Kovalam beach as... read more »

Young Naga designer to represent India in New York Fashion Week

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Dimapur – The northeast, which has over the years produced many talents, has added another feather to its cap through Ikali Sukhalu, who has got a chance to represent India at a... read more »

Gandhi’s personal Charkha expected to fetch 80k pounds at UK auction

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London – Mahatma Gandhi’s personal Charkha, which he used whilst imprisoned at Yerwada Jail, is set to go under the hammer this Tuesday 5th November at Mullock’s auction house in... read more »