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A not-so straight take on homosexuality

New Delhi , March 27

What happens when a play is based on the sensitive subject of homosexuality in India and the narrative is seen through the lens of a gay teacher? And what happens when the protagonist's fantastic performance can't salvage a tale that ironically ends up as another stereotypical narrative?

Indian theatre productions to be staged in Slovenia

Ljubljana , March 27

Two theatre productions from India will be staged for the first time in a week-long theatre festival in the Balkan nation of Slovenia.

Kipling's birthplace to become tourist attraction

Mumbai , March 25

The heritage bungalow in south Mumbai where author and Nobel laureate Rudyard Kipling was born will be converted into a tourist attraction by the Maharashtra government, a minister has said.

Modi's defining trait is determination, says British author

New Delhi , March 25 Prime Minister Narendra Modi's defining trait is determination and an absolute commitment to success, says British author Lance Price, noting that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader has the potential to transform India's politics.

Indian-origin writer attacked in South Africa, traumatised

Durban , March 24

An Indian-origin author attacked in South Africa for praising the controversial writer Salman Rushdie said on Monday that the incident left her traumatised and needing psychiatric help, according to media reports.

A mother's dilemma, a virtual world, Nepal

New Delhi

The nightmare of being the mother of a 27-year-old, looking at a relationship through the lens of virtual reality and a journey through Nepal are some of the hand-picked gems IANS is treating its readers to this weekend. Take a look.

Indian poet-diplomat new director of London's Nehru Centre

New Delhi , March 25

Poet-diplomat Abhay K. has been appointed the new director of the Nehru Centre, London.

'Broken Horses' to release in novel form globally

New Delhi , March 25

Indian filmmaker Vidhu Vinod Chopra's maiden Hollywood venture "Broken Horses" will release as a novel in India, Britain and the US, a spokesperson has said.

Indian-American Akhil Sharma wins Folio literary prize

London , March 24

Indian-American writer Akhil Sharma has won the second annual Folio prize for fiction for a novel which charts an emigrant family's heart-wrenching search for the "American dream", said a media report.

Indonesians treated to Sufi, Punjabi folk music

Jakarta , March 24

People in four Indonesian cities were treated to a mix of Sufi and Punjabi folk music as part of the ongoing Festival of India 2015.