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'Superhero' tribute to Gandhi

New Delhi , Oct 1

Mahatma Gandhi has received a unique tribute from an online site. Touchtalent.com has come up with an exclusive range of paintings that depict Gandhi as a superhero, ahead of his birth anniversary Thursday.

Art exhibition generates Rs.60,000 for Kashmir flood victims

New Delhi , Sep 30

A painting exhibition here has generated Rs.60,000 for Jammu and Kashmir flood victims and the money would be sent to the prime minister's relief fund, organisers said Tuesday.

India commemorating 100 years of Komagata Maru

New Delhi , Sep 29

India Monday released a set of special coins of denominations of Rs.100 and Rs.5 launching a year-long centenary commemoration of the 1914 Komagata Maru incident to create awareness about the heroic struggle of Indian migrants against discriminatory immigration laws of Canada.

SAARC cultural festival concludes

New Delhi , Sep 28

The SAARC cultural festival here concluded Sunday with felicitation of 105 visiting artistes even as it sent out a strong message of fostering strong cultural engagements among the eight-member group.

Six novels shortlisted for Shakti Bhatt prize

New Delhi , Sep 28

Author Deepti Kapoor's "A Bad Character", Shovon Chowdhury's "The Competent Authority", and Mahesh Rao's "The Smoke is Rising" are among six books shortlisted for the 2014 Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize, the organisers said Sunday.

Durga Puja pandals marry history with tradition

New Delhi , Oct 1

In one of the pandals or marquees, a jovial-looking Goddess Durga poses as a dancer; in another, she comes out of an oyster; in several others she looks regal in a traditional sari. Retelling myths and marrying history with tradition are the dominant themes of the Durga Puja pandals in the city this time around.

Contemporising myths to find new voices

New Delhi , Sep 29

Issues of class inequality, environment degradation and gender stereotypes have always found voice in Nalini Malani's works, and so has the artist persistently contemporarised Greek and Indian myths to create visual vocabulary with a message. A retrospective of her works is a testimony to these many threads.

What Mahatma Gandhi means to us today?

New Delhi

Title: Leadership The Gandhi Way; Author: Virender Kapoor; Publisher: Rupa; Pages: 122; Price: Rs.195.

Technology, celebrities to draw crowds at Delhi Ramlilas

New Delhi , Sep 28

Ramlila committees in the national capital have this year lined up a visual delight besides inviting a host of celebrities to leave the audiences awestruck.

Kolkata's iconic Writers' Buildings in landmark restoration

Kolkata , Sep 28

Restoring Victorian-era layers shrouded by paint and cement to bring out the imposing architecture of the 230-year-old Writers' Buildings, the permanent seat of the West Bengal government, is among the measures suggested by an Australian heritage expert who has been consulted for the grand structure's landmark renovation.