'It is not impossible to clean the Ganga, but it's very difficult'

New Delhi , Nov 19 About five years ago, when Financial Times journalist and author Victor Mallet began living in Delhi, he was shocked to discover that the Yamuna -- "this beautiful river of Indian legend and art" -- was chocked with untreated sewage and industrial waste after it had passed through the city on its way to Mathura, Agra and on to join the Ganga at Allahabad. He wondered "how a river so sacred to so many Indians could also be so polluted and neglected" and then set out to record the plight of the Ganga.

Learning how to deal with history -- from three women writers

New Delhi The human propensity to go full tilt at windmills, a la Don Quixote, is not limited by gender -- as anyone seeing Indian news channels focusing on a forthcoming film can attest. Among other grievances, a section of women protesters deemed "Padmavati" an attack on royalty (in republican India, no less), underlining how many of us can do much with history -- except learn from it. Even when there are some worthwhile woman guides.

Sri Lankan author Anuk Arudpragasam bags 2017 DSC Prize for South Asian Literature

Dhaka , Nov 18

Sri Lankan author Anuk Arudpragasams "The Story of a Brief Marriage" -- a touching tale of a young man trapped on the frontlines between the Sri Lankan army and the Tamil Tigers -- has bagged the $25,000 DSC Prize for South Asian Literature 2017. The announcement was made at the magnificent Bangla Academy here during the closing ceremony of the three-day-long Dhaka Literature Festival on Saturday.

When digital and pop art amalgamated

New Delhi , Nov 17

Giving art a modern twist, here is an exhibition that brings digital art and pop art under the same roof, creating a new form of art.

Tribute to Indira Gandhi through dance and music

New Delhi , Nov 17

Eminent artists from the world of classical dance and music will come together on stage to pay tributes to India's first woman Prime Minister, Indira Gandhi on her 100th birth anniversary on Sunday.