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Street children to narrate stories at Kolkata fest

Kolkata , Oct 25

Street children of the city will perform and narrate a diverse array of stories in a unique festival here Nov 15, aimed at encouraging love for reading, story-telling and listening among them.

Owl Festival: A time to crack jokes in Varanasi

Varanasi , Oct 25 Hundreds of thousands of people in this Hindu holy city - and now Prime Minister Narendra Modi's parliamentary constituency - in Uttar Pradesh are eagerly looking forward to Sunday, to a time for cracking jokes on anything under the sun and merry making, when the annual "Uloo Mahotsava" (Owl Festival) takes place.

Stamps on Malay folk stories to be launched

Kuala Lumpur , Oct 25

Malay folklore will be depicted on a new stamp collection to be launched by Malaysian postal services Monday.

Photo exhibition captures India's unseen landscapes

New Delhi , Oct 24

A photo exhibition inaugurated here Friday captures vivid images of India's mountainous landscape, its many contrasts and hidden treasures highlighting the country's topography.

Dark shadow of Ebola now a global threat: Trinidad PM

Port-of-spain , Oct 24 The dark shadow of the Ebola has now become "a real and imminent global threat", Trinidad and Tobago's Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar has said.

Story of memories, nostalgia, metaphors

New Delhi , Oct 25

In her debut novel, Ira Singh has deliberately picked up metaphors as motifs to narrate a coming-of-age story, set against the backdrop of partition and independence, and refrained from getting into details that led to these developments to narrate a story of a family.

Hari Prasad Chaurasia, Sukhvinder to perform at Lucknow Mahotsava

Lucknow , Oct 25

From Pandit Hari Prasad Chaurasia's flute recitals, the Sabri Brothers' souldful Sufi music and qawwali's to performances by Bollywood singers like Sukhvinder Singh, Rekha Bharadwaj and Ankit Tiwari, an eclectic mix of tradition and modernity will be witnessed at the forthcoming Lucknow Mahotsava.

Japan's Kabuki theatre goes global through internet

Tokyo , Oct 24

Kabuki, the traditional Japanese theater, is seeking to become more global, and to that end, an "online" project was introduced Friday, a platform for connecting fans of this ancient discipline across the world.

Malaysian state bars foreigners from cooking in roadside stalls

Bangkok , Oct 24

Authorities in the northwestern Malaysian state of Penang have barred foreigners from cooking in popular hawker stalls in a bid to preserve local food and tastes, media reported Friday.

Balancing crime, spirituality and mental health

New Delhi

Anxiety, depression and child sexual abuse, along with a regular dose of crime thrillers, are what IANS has for its readers this weekend. Take a look.