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Grammar of gender relations in India

Grammar of gender relations in India

The contemporary discourse credits the modern world exclusively with improving the status of women. But thousands of years ago, Indian women had enjoyed high status. Gargi, Maitreyi and other women of Vedic lore illustrate the high status Indian women enjoyed in ancient times. The Gargi tradition... read more »

Know what stories do to your brain?
Know what stories do to your brain?

Know what stories do to your brain?

New York – Good stories can put you in someone else’s shoes, figuratively. Now is the time to see what a good novel may do to your brain. Researchers at Emory University in Georgia, US, have detected what may be biological traces related to actual changes in the brain that linger, at least... read more »

Fictional dose for your voracious appetite
Fictional dose for your voracious appeti...

Fictional dose for your voracious appetite

An ace crime journalist is killed, and a honeymoon goes awry; a kidnapping somewhere on the streets of Karachi and love blossoming when least expected – aren’t these themes interesting enough to be read over the weekend? Take a look and pick one. 1. Book: The Prisoner; Author: Omar... read more »

Revellers usher in 2014
Revellers usher in 2014

Revellers usher in 2014

South Africa’s top tourist drawcard Cape Town bid farewell to 2013 with a 3D video send-off of Nelson Mandela as the nation entered the new year without its beloved icon. Mandela’s face was briefly mapped onto the city hall in Cape Town where he gave his first freedom speech in 1990... read more »

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Anoushka Shankar to perform solo at Kolkata first time

Kolkata – Five years after she performed with her father Pandit Ravi Shankar at the prestigious Dover Lane Music Conference here, sitarist Anoushka Shankar will be back in the city... read more »

Jorhat holds 11th Assam Mahotsav to promote culture and traditions

Jorhat holds 11th Assam Mahotsav to promote culture and traditions

Guwahati –  The eleventh edition of the Assam Mahotsav, a two week long annual fair, was organized in Jorhat recently, and provided a window to the culture of the state. More than... read more »

People in poorer nations `understand` life better than richer counterparts

Washington – A new study has shown that people residing in poorer countries find greater meaning in life, whereas residents of wealthy nations tend to have greater life... read more »

Hornbill Festival reflects traditional and modern face of Nagaland

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... read more »

History behind common Christmas traditions revealed

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... read more »