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To win, link success with emotions and motivation

New Delhi Title: Winning Instinct, Decoding the Power Within; Author: Virender Kapoor; Publisher: Bloomsbury India; Pages: 234; Price: Rs.299

Will the Dalai Lama ever return to Tibet?

New Delhi Book: H H the Dalai Lama XIV: My Appeal To The World; Compiler: Sofia Stril-Rever, Publisher: Hay House; Pages: 400; Price: Rs.399

Of mystery, compassion and other human emotions

New Delhi

Take some time off this weekend for some self reflection on compassion. Read a gripping tale involving delivering justice to someone a lawyer has hated. Indulge in a mystery of unlocking a bundle of letters with a coded key. Also to read is a rare portrait of Assam. Check out the weekend fare the IANS bookshelf has to offer.

US recovers $1 mn stolen Indian Chola bronze idol

Washington , July 2 A stolen 11th-12th century Chola bronze statue from India worth at least $1 million in the open market has been recovered by the US authorities during an international smuggling probe focused on an Indian art dealer.

Bringing Ottoman Istanbul to life - courtesy Kolkata and Dan Brown

New Delhi , July 2 Inspired by great writers' depiction of grand cities, British historian Jason Goodwin sought to immortalise the Ottoman Empire's imposing capital, which not only straddles continents but also cultures and eras, in fiction and found recreating the ambiance of 19th century Istanbul owed as much to a stint in Calcutta of the 1980s as contemporary accounts.

The funniest storyteller's funniest storytellers

New Delhi Winston Churchill's most outstanding contribution during World War II, according to President John F. Kennedy, was that he "mobilised the English language and sent it into battle". But his compatriot, P.

Morning Ragas at Tihar Jail pay tribute to Girija Devi

New Delhi , July 3

Morning ragas at Tihar Jail on Friday paid tribute to eminent classical singer Girija Devi.

Unesco lists Sanaa as endangered heritage site

Berlin , July 3

The UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco), has inducted the Old City of Sanaa to the list of World Heritage in danger due to the "serious damage" done amidst clashes between Shiite Houthi rebels and pro-government forces in Yemen.

Sushma Swaraj's Thailand visit signals major cultural push for India

Bangkok , July 2 The signing of a revised treaty to avoid double taxation may have hogged the limelight during the recent visit of the Indian Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj to Thailand, but the two-day June-end trip also signalled a significant push to Indian cultural promotion and soft power in Southeast Asia.

2,000-year-old ritual bath discovered near Jerusalem

Jerusalem , July 1

A 2,000-year old ritual bath was discovered near Jerusalem under a living room of a private house, the Israeli Antiquities Authority said in a statement on Wednesday.