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Book on coping with parent's dementia

Shimla , July 30 Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh Wednesday released a book titled 'A World Within', which is based on the travails of coping with a parent's dementia.

Bengal scroll artists' art-music synergy at fest

Kolkata , July 29 Patachitra (scroll painting) artists from West Bengal will present traditional songs as they paint scrolls at the first Sahaj Parab Festival, beginning Aug 1.

Deposit your artwork, get a loan!

New Delhi , July 28 A private firm is offering loans to artists who are in need of cash. Artists can deposit their artworks, the firm will evaluate them and then extend the loan, organisers said Monday.

Colombian artist to perform in New Delhi

New Delhi , July 28 A Colombian fusion artist will perform in New Delhi Aug 4 as part of Colombia's National Day celebrations and cultural promotion of the country in India, the Colombian embassy said in a statement Monday.

Gondi language: A bridge to Maoist heartland?

New Delhi , July 27 Conventional wisdom has it that economic development can overcome the Maoist challenge. Now there's another powerfull and emotive method - through the Gondi language spoken by the tribals in much of the Maoist corridor that runs across the country. What if all stakeholders involved in dealing with the rebels could speak and understand the Gondi language?

Mexican artist takes his environmental message to New York

New York , July 29 Mexican artist Gilberto Aceves Navarro is using 122 bicycle sculptures placed around New York City to urge people to get moving, enjoy their freedom and protect the environment.

Tell real-life tale with happy end, get published

New Delhi , July 28 If you have a real-life story that warms the heart and inspires people, then participate in a story contest and win a chance to meet a celebrated author.

Bengal launches 11 cultural tourism hubs

Kolkata , July 28 Now, visitors to West Bengal can experience rural culture first hand and see how indigenous crafts are fabricated at 11 cultural tourism hubs that were launched across the state recently.

Serbian's art to dot Bengal suburb

Kolkata , July 27 Inspired by India's tropical forests and gardens, a Serbian artist visiting West Bengal is working on art installations that will deck up a suburban area, about 25 km from here.

Wherever I may roam: Travelling in the subcontinent (Column: Bookends)

New Delhi What drives people to leave the comforts of their home and familiar surroundings to explore other lands near and far? Can we ascribe it to the human fascination to visit new places, see how other people live, or obtain fresh experiences? Or are they simply echoing life, which itself is a journey in time and space?