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German duo to ring in 100 year celebrations of Calcutta music school

Kolkata , Oct 30

A German musician duo will present timeless compositions of the stalwarts of Western classical music at a fundraiser, part of Calcutta School of Music's (CSM) centenary celebrations here Friday.

Fictionalising Indian history: Setting a new trend

Panaji , Oct 30

Indian history presents one of the richest tapestries that can inspire any writer of fiction. In this "fascinating mosaic", the Mughal period is like an exquisite miniature, says author Aroon Raman, whose second book is a historical fiction set in this period.

Doordarshan organises musical tribute to martyrs

New Delhi , Oct 29

An ensemble of talented musicians like ace violinist L. Subramanium, his wife and singer Kavita Krishnamurthy and Suresh Wadkar will pay tribute to martyrs here Thursday.

Paleolithic Age site found in China

Beijing , Oct 29

Chinese archaeologists have discovered a large paleolithic site that dates back 10,000-30,000 years in China's Heilongjiang province, Xinhua reported Wednesday.

'Discover North East' to create awareness about region

Guwahati , Oct 28

In the wake of attacks on people from the northeast in many cities across India, an organisation under the culture ministry has launched a programme "Discover North East" to create awareness about the region and its people.

Illegal excavation uncovers Pharaonic temple ruins

Cairo , Oct 30

A clandestine excavation in a rural town, south of Egypt's capital Cairo, has uncovered artifacts from a Pharaonic temple dating back to more than 3,500 years ago, said Egyptian Minister of Antiquities Mamdouh al-Damati.

A story of deprivation and torture in custody

New Delhi

Title: Colours of the Cage: A Prison Memoir; Author: Arun Ferreira; Publisher: Aleph (Rupa Publications); Pages: 164; Price: Rs.295

How culture affects physiology

New York , Oct 29

People who are born in aggressive environments may pass on traits that make it more likely for future generations to react to certain situations in a violent manner, found a research, underscoring how culture could affect biology.

Film actors, writers to attend Lucknow Mahotsava

Lucknow , Oct 29

Film personalities like Shyam Benegal, Muzaffar Ali, writer Shobha De and journalist Mrinal Pandey will be part of the Literary Carnival at the Lucknow Mahotsava this year, officials said Wednesday.

Festival of India in Japan inaugurated

New Delhi , Oct 28

The Festival of India in Japan was inaugurated by union Tourism Minister Shripad Naik and Japanese Tourism Minister Akihiro Ohta in Tokyo, an official statement said Tuesday.