Letters to the past, tale from a tiny town, some science

New Delhi

Embark on a fictional journey of a widow who reads fragments of her dead husband's unfinished book that goes deep into issues of equality, love, caste and religion; Then, there's a tiny town that tells vibrant stories of its residents.

McKellen attends birthday party for Queen Elizabeth II in Mumbai

Mumbai , May 26

Award-winning British actor and Shakespeare ambassador Ian McKellen was special guest at a reception hosted by the British Deputy High Commissioner Shekhar Iyer here on Thursday evening to celebrate the 90th birthday of Queen Elizabeth II.

Writers played into Congress' hands by returning awards: Mahesh Sharma

New Delhi , May 26

As the Narendra Modi government completes two years in office, Mahesh Sharma, Minister for Culture and Tourism said that the 'award return' movement, one of the major controversies that rocked the government last year, was politically motivated to taint the nation and accused writers of colluding with the Congress party.

Made in India designs at Venice Architecture Biennale

New Delhi , May 27

Inspired by India and bearing an international vocabulary, designer Gunjan Gupta's works will be exhibited at the prestigious Triennale Di Milano and Venice Architecture Biennale 2016 beginning later this month.

India's doors always open for Africa: V.K. Singh

New Delhi , May 26

With India and Africa sharing the same challenges and development models, India's doors are always open for African countries, Minister of State for External Affairs V.K. Singh said on Thursday.

Pradhan asks Odisha to speed work for Lord Jagannath coin

Bhubaneswar , May 26

Following delay in release of a commemorative coin on Lord Jagannath's Nabakalebara festival, Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Thursday asked the Odisha government to speed up furnishing designs and photos of the deity to the central government for the purpose.

Modern Indian masters, rare art works at Christie's sale

London , May 26

Presenting unique opportunities for new art collectors and connoisseurs, Christie's upcoming sale on Thursday here, will have a private collection of Mughal, Pahari and Rajput paintings and works by leading modern masters such as Vasudeo S. Gaitonde, Jehangir Sabavala, and M.F. Husain alongside unseen works of art, including that of Ram Kuma, from important private collections across the globe.