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Hornbill Festival reflects traditional and modern face of Nagaland
Hornbill Festival reflects traditional a...

Hornbill Festival reflects traditional and modern face of Nagaland

Kohima – In an endeavor to promote tourism and preserve the socio-cultural heritage of the Nagas, Kohima played host to the 14th Hornbill Festival of Nagaland recently. During the festival, 16 tribes of Nagaland presented their food, folk dances, music and other arts. The annual festival is... read more »

History behind common Christmas traditions revealed
Kolkata Christmas Festival to begin Dec ...

Kolkata Christmas Festival to begin Dec 20

Kolkata – Scheduled to be inaugurated by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, the Kolkata Christmas Festival beginning Dec 20 here is set to usher in the festive spirit with food, fun an! d carols. The three-day carnival would roll across Park Street, stretching 2.2 km from Free School... read more »

New age writings of love, confusion and erotica
New age writings of love, confusion and ...

New age writings of love, confusion and erotica

Fresh and complex, funny and erotic, this week IANS bookshelf is stacked with new age writings that are about today’s generation and their many ways of looking at life and love. Take a look. 1. Book: “Miracles”; Author: Ranjit Lal; Publisher: Inked by Penguin; Pages: 282; Price:... read more »

Akhilesh to lay foundation for 200 ft Buddha statue, park
Akhilesh to lay foundation for 200 ft Bu...

Akhilesh to lay foundation for 200 ft Buddha statue, park

Lucknow – Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav will lay the foundation stone of multi-crore project in Kushinagar Dec 13 that includes const! ruction of a 200-feet bronze statue of Lord Buddha, education institute! s and parks, officials said Thursday. Buddhist monk Lama Jopa Rinposhe... read more »

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A culture of distrust : How India’s ruling class feeds on paranoia

Pratap Bhanu Mehta’s columns often read like graduate school homework. Each missive from the resident guru of the Centre for Policy Research is peppered with sentences that strain the... read more »

18th century ivory furniture on sale at Sotheby's

18th century ivory furniture on sale at Sotheby’s

London – Two pairs of 18th century chairs and a settee from the same era, custom-made for Warren Hastings, governor general of Bengal from 1772 to 1785, will go under the hammer at... read more »

Kerala classical arts festival starts in Dubai

Kerala classical arts festival starts in Dubai

Dubai – A five-day International Koodiyattam and Kathakali Festival (IKKF), showcasing the ancient and highly structured classical performing arts of Kerala, began in Dubai Thursday,... read more »

Bantony Estate to be Museum of Shimla: CM

Bantony Estate to be Museum of Shimla: CM

Shimla – A British-era building decaying from long neglect in the erstwhile summer capital of the British Raj will be restored and converted into a public museum, Himachal Pradesh... read more »

Kolkata's Park Mansions bags maiden heritage award

Kolkata’s Park Mansions bags maiden heritage award

Kolkata – The 103-year-old stately Park Mansions, located in the city’s stylish Park Street has bagged the first heritage award instituted by the Kolkata Municipal Corporation and Indian... read more »