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Indian social entrepreneur wins Gusi Peace Prize

Bhubaneswar , Nov 22

Achyuta Samanta, a social entrepreneur from India, is among 15 laureates selected for the prestigious Gusi Peace Prize for the year 2014, Samanta's office here said Saturday.

Confusion about dating reflected through play

Gurgaon , Nov 21

A girl meets a boy, they fall in love and get married. This sounds so cliched in today's world where dating rules apply and confused relationships exist. Based on such incidents, a play by actor-director Roshan Abbas will be staged here Friday.

Azam Khan's comment on Taj Mahal draws flak

Agra , Nov 21

Uttar Pradesh Minister Mohammed Azam Khan's comment that Taj Mahal should be declared Wakf property has invited flak from heritage lovers and Hindu groups.

Seeking love, law and gossip

New Delhi

From an insider's view of the world to cinema to seeking gender sensitisation of the judiciary, going through the feeling of homelessness and seeking love in personal life, the IANS bookshelf this weekend covers a broad spectrum. Take a look.

Delhi to host Belgian museum's Indian art exhibition

New Delhi , Nov 20

The Museum of Sacred Art (MOSA) in Belgium is bringing a multi-dimensional arts project conceptualised around the notion of the spiritual and devotion in Indian art to the capital in March next year, the organisers said Thursday.

Kerala performing arts festival to host 650 artists

Kochi , Nov 22

The upcoming Kochi Muziris Biennale (KMB), a four-month-long performing arts festival, will showcase the country's rich heritage through 650 artists, the organisers said here Saturday.

O'Keeffe painting sells for $44.4 mn, new record for female artist

New York , Nov 21

American Georgia O'Keeffe's "Jimson Weed/White Flower No. 1" has been sold at a Sotheby's auction in New York for $44.4 million, a new record for a female artist.

Satellite images showcase Indian, Chinese delta

Kolkata , Nov 21

Marrying art and science, a unique exhibition of digital prints here showcases how landscapes change in the deltaic regions of China and India through the use of Google Maps satellite images.

Sundaram, wife donate Rs.40 lakh for Kochi biennale

Kochi , Nov 20

Renowned artist Vivan Sundaram and his art historian wife Geeta Kapur have donated Rs.40 lakh for the Kochi-Muziris Biennale (KMB) that begins here Dec 12, organisers said Thursday.

Undress your mind at first-ever sex exhibition

London , Nov 20

With over 200 erotic objects, a sex exhibition titled "The Institute of Sexology" was Thursday opened for public at the prestigious Wellcome Collection in London.