Kolkata , Dec 11 Asked to leave West Bengal in 2007, which she still considers her "own land", exiled Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasreen Wednesday hoped she could return to the eastern metropolis some day in future.
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New Delhi , Dec 10 Preservation of folk and tribal art and culture is a major challenge in the country due to the rapid urbanisation, Culture Minister Chandresh Kumari Katoch informed the Lok Sabha Tuesday.
Cairo , Dec 9 A precious statue of Ankhesom, the sister of ancient Egyptian boy king Tutankhamun, that was stolen from a museum this summer has been recovered, a minister said.
Beijing , Dec 8 Archaeologists in China's Shanxi province have discovered a 1,400-year-old temple where a collection of the Buddha statues was once stored.
New Delhi , Dec 7 Selected architectural drawings, paper impressions of the inscriptions of 1000-year-old Barahadisvara Temple at Tanjore of the Chola kingdom, along with a few paintings have been put together in an exhibition here to document the making of the temple.
Kolkata , Dec 11 Foraying into television with the Bengali serial "Dusahobas", based on her story, exiled Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasreen Wednesday slammed certain serials for "glorifying submissive women" and not portraying women in strong characters.
Kolkata , Dec 10 Tourists will have the option Friday to walk with cameras through the cultural corridors of the city along with celebrated photographers and get to know amazing facts about various communities settled here for centuries.
Mumbai , Dec 9 Actor Uday Chopra, who will be seen in "Dhoom 3", says his biggest regret is that he didn't work with his father Yash Chopra, one of the finest and most celebrated director in the Hindi film industry.
Los Angeles , Dec 7 Indian sitar legend Ravi Shankar, who was awarded two Grammy honours earlier this year, has received a posthumous nomination in the 56th Annual Grammy Awards for his album "The Living Room Sessions Part 2".
New Delhi From smelling freshly-brewed cup of coffee from the bylanes of Chennai to intriguing stories from northeast, this week IANS books treads on cultural and historical facets of a few Indian cities. Take a look.