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  • 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...

  • On a wing and verse: Bengal girl gives poetic meaning to broken life

    Kolkata: Eight years back, Sathi Mondal was a normal, jovial teenager, enjoying life and dreaming of making it big in sports. That's till a botched-up medical treatment derailed her life's planned journey. Now she can't take a morsel of food or even water through her mouth, shuttles between home...

  • Books as 'bombs': Opposition gets ready to unleash 'soft power'

    New Delhi: Keen observers of contemporary Indian literature would recall that a series of memoirs, which came to be known as 'book bombs', critical of the then Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government, hit the stands just ahead of the 2014 general election. Four years later, it...

  • World War I's forgotten violent aftermath and toxic legacy

    Title: The Vanquished - Why the First World War Failed to End, 1917-1923; Author: Robert Gerwarth; Publisher: Penguin Random House UK; Pages: 416; Price: Rs 699Not all wars end when the fighting does is a lesson that we still have to learn. The First World War was supposed, despite all the upheaval...

  • Commercialisation has led to emergence of new talent in art: Satish Gujral

    New Delhi: Many major artists, including stalwarts like Jatin Das, have expressed disappointment at the widespread commercialisation of the art market. But Satish Gujral, a pioneer of contemporary Indian art, believes commercialisation has also led to the emergence of new talent.Gujral, whose...