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India to get taste of contemporary dance from Britain

Kolkata , Sep 2

Leading British dance companies will wow audiences in India in the second edition of Impulse contemporary dance fest beginning Sep 5.

A born rebel who died a lonely death

New Delhi

Title: The First Naxal: An Authorised Biography of Kanu Sanyal; Author: Bappaditya Paul; Publisher: Sage Publications; Pages: 249; Price: Rs.550

Rescued elephants turns painter!

New Delhi , Sep 1

Phoolkali, a rescued elephant, is unaware that she is securing her future as the artworks created by her are selling well.

Exhibition aims to make art affordable for all

Kolkata , Sep 1

An exhibition, featuring works by over a hundred artists, will focus on making art affordable for everyone. It will start here Sep 8.

British secret service aided Nepal in torture of rebels: Book

London , Aug 31

Thomas Bell, a journalist who writes on Nepal for The Economist and other publications, has in his new book, "Kathmandu", accused British secret service MI6 of aiding Nepal authorities in the torture of Maoist rebels during the South Asian country's civil war, a media report said Sunday.

Sachin Tendulkar's autobiography releasing Nov 6

Mumbai , Sep 2

"Playing It My Way - My Autobiography" is the title of cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar's life story in his own words, slated for release Nov 6, it was announced Tuesday.

Spain returns Colombian treasure

Bogota , Sep 2

Spain has returned to Colombia 691 indigenous artefacts seized in a police operation 11 years ago.

Bihar to set up music varsity after Bismillah Khan

Patna , Sep 1

The Bihar government plans to set up its first music university, named after shehnai maestro Bismillah Khan, in Muzaffarpur district, Minister of Art and Culture Binay Bihari said Monday.

Bruce Springsteen to publish children's book

New York , Sep 1

Musician Bruce Springsteen is set to publish his first children's book Nov 4.

Child crusader's story to inspire the world

Kolkata , Aug 31 Her defiance against an age-old custom developed into a campaign that caught the imagination of the nation. And now anti-child marriage crusader Rekha Kalindi will rub shoulders with Malala Yousafzai and Anne Frank in a book that tells the tales of how they changed the world.