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International seminar to mark Tagore's Nobel centenary
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International seminar to mark Tagore’s Nobel centenary

Kolkata – The eastern metropolis is hosting music scholars from seven countries along with international musicians as part of Rabindra Bharati University’s celebrations to mark the centenary of poet Rabindranath Tagore’s Nobel prize. Christened ‘International Seminar on... read more »

Parrikar likes to read in loo, be it even on Mahabharata
Parrikar likes to read in loo, be it eve...

Parrikar likes to read in loo, be it even on Mahabharata

Panaji – Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar likes reading in the loo, even if the book is based on an epic, like the Mahabharata. Speaking at a book release function in Panaji, Parrikar said that Maratha King Shivaji was his ideal and that he always tried following his tenets, even though... read more »

Remove make-up with care
Remove make-up with care

Remove make-up with care

New Delhi – Pop colours can brighten up your face, but to improve your skin ensure that you clean it with mild face wash once you get back home from your outings. Makeover expert Aashmeen Munjaal shares how to go gentle on skin after exposing it to a heavy dose of make-up: – Wash your... read more »

Aleph to publish 'A Suitable Boy' sequel
Aleph to publish ‘A Suitable Boy&#...

Aleph to publish ‘A Suitable Boy’ sequel

New Delhi – Aleph Book Company has acquired publishing rights of Vikram Seth’s much-awaited “A Suitable Girl”, sequel to the 1993 bestseller “A Suitable Boy”. The novel is set for release 2016. Aleph will also be publishing the 20th anniversary edition of... read more »

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Chinese ink paintings exhibition opens in London

Chinese ink paintings exhibition opens in London

London – An exhibition of ink paintings by Chinese contemporary artists opened at the Henry Moore Gallery in London. “The paintings are different in style and subject,” Wang... read more »

Auction of Sikh Empire's artifacts in Britain

Auction of Sikh Empire’s artifacts in Britai...

London – An 1805 report, first-hand accounts, a book and and a few paintings throwing light on the life of Maharajah Ranjit Singh, under whom... read more »

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