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  • 'Translation is creativity within a defined space'

    I began translating simply because I wanted my children to be able to appreciate the short stories I was reading in Marathi. When I realised that the translation had come out well, I also realised that many gems in Marathi literature which I had read since childhood were unknown and unavailable to...

  • Bhasha upsurge: Major focus on translations among Indian publishing houses

    New Delhi: Millions of copies of "One Hundred Years of Solitude" by Gabriel García Márquez have been sold globally. Everybody saw Márquez's name on the cover but little attention was paid to Gregory Rabassa, whose translation of the novel into English was declared superior to the Spanish original...

  • The unscientific perception of women in the sciences and how it can change

    Jaipur: Science, which focuses on facts, experimental validation and purported lack of social considerations, seems to be the last place where you could find gender disparity, but as experts say that it is a human activity after all and its practitioners, who largely happen to be men, cannot ignore...

  • 'Literature not only expression but existential imperative in the Middle East'

    By Vikas DattaJaipur: It is a tragic truth of human conditions that the best artistic endeavours come from chaotic, violent conditions -- wars, revolutions, displacements and others -- and the Arab lands of the Middle East, especially its Levantine part are no different in this respect. But there...

  • India shouldn't depend on Western media for news on Afghanistan: Hamid Karzai

    Jaipur: Terming the Western media propagandist, former Afghan President Hamid Karzai said on Friday that India, for whom he had a special message on its 69th Republic Day, should develop its own sources in his country, even as he termed US President Donald Trump's aid cut to Pakistan "a bit too...

  • Google Arts and Culture app brings 'selfie feature' to India

    New Delhi: Google Arts & Culture app on Friday introduced a new feature in India that lets users take a selfie, upload it and the feature will match it with a work of classical art from one of the several art museums globally.Using the computer-vision technology, the selfie feature lets users...

  • Good judgement impossible without leisure: Australian envoy

    Kolkata: Leading a civilised life is impossible without leisure, which enriches people to make good judgement, but a lot many have no clue how to enjoy it, a senior diplomat and a writer said here on Friday."As a diplomat, my job is to travel. But I think there is something about taking time...

  • 'Art makes thought processes more constructive'

    Gwalior: Santoor player and teacher Bhajan Sopori, who hails from a family that has played the stringed instrument for over six generations, believes that if art and individuals are connected, then thought processes become constructive and lead to a brighter future. Sopori runs a music academy...

  • A pastime for practitioners too: Authors on reading and collecting books

    They may not flaunt the object of their interest like some do with mobiles or other high-tech devices, but committed and devoted readers can be made out by how their eyes suddenly display a glint of interest when they see a fellow reader, someone who talks about books, or they pass that...

  • Drugs to discrimination: The darker side of science

    Title: Pandoras Lab: Seven Stories of Science Gone Wrong; Author: Paul Offit; Publisher: National Geographic: Pages: 290; Price: Rs 699Science makes our life easier, healthier and longer -- but not always. For like all human creations, it is a double-edged weapon that solves one problem but may...

  • Black and white Bombay: Tracing Indian cinema's roots through photographs

    Panaji: A still indicating the scale of an indoor set from the 1938 movie "Vachan"; another of legendary actress Helen rehearsing the cabaret number "Yeh itni badi mehfil aur ik dil, kisko doon"; and, among many others, Meena Kumari leaning on a piano in a dramatic scene from the film "Dil Apna Aur...

  • The portrait: Raghu Rai through the eyes of his daughter

    New Delhi: As Raghu Rai turns 75, the ace photographer was presented to the audience by his daughter Avani Rai, both as a father and a photographer through a 55 minute documentary titled "Raghu Rai, An Unframed Portrait", produced by Likka Vehkalahti and Anurag Kashyap and co-produced by ARTE...