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19th-century Kathmandu tower collapses

Kathmandu , April 25

The Dharahara, a nine-storeyed 19th-century tower, collapsed here after a huge earthquake shook Nepal and caused widespread devastation on Saturday, a media report said.

Kolkata Armenians mark 100th anniversary of genocide

Kolkata , April 24

At least 100 members of the Armenian community in Kolkata participated in a special prayer on Friday in observance of the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide.

Why this 1949 love story is relevant in today's times

New Delhi Title: Chander and Sudha; Author: Dharamvir Bharati translated by Poonam Saxena; Publisher:Penguin Viking; Pages: 351; Price: Rs.499

Shakespeare now a New Yorker and more alive than ever

New York , April 23

William Shakespeare is now a New Yorker and more alive than ever -- thanks to The Sonnet Project, a virtual initiative in the form of a mobile application in which actors recite his 154 sonnets in New York City's most emblematic places, offering a contemporary setting of the classic works.

India, Nepal to work together in arts, culture

Kathmandu , April 23

With a view to enhancing the close and friendly relations between India and Nepal, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed on Thursday between the Nepal Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) and the New Delhi-based Lalit Kala Akademi for promotion of and cooperation in the field of art and culture.

South Asia's biggest tattoo convention being held in Nepal

Kathmandu , April 25

Over 150 tattoo artists from various countries have gathered here for the 5th International Nepal Tattoo Convention, billed as the biggest in South Asia.

Stories of women's empowerment, a werewolf

New Delhi

A book analyses the drivers of change and the repercussions of present-day gender revolutions, a man in today's Kolkata meets a man who claims to be a werewolf. Some light and some heavy dosage, the IANS bookshelf this weekend has reality meeting fantasy. Take a look.

Sunita Williams visits Taj Mahal

Agra , April 24

Renowned astronaut Sunita Williams, who spent a record 195 days in space, has visited the Taj Mahal with her sister.

Will clarify things: Chetan Bhagat on defamation suit

New Delhi , April 23

Reacting to news of a defamation suit filed against him, author Chetan Bhagat says his novel "Half Girlfriend" has nothing to do with the former kingdom of Dumraon in Bihar and that he will try to settle things by explaining the point to the other party.

Maulana Azad-Najma photo-morphing case posted for August 26

New Delhi , April 23

The Delhi High Court on Thursday posted for August 26 a plea over alleged morphing of a photo of India's first education minister Maulana Abul Kalam Azad and union Minister Najma Heptulla.