British-era castle to be renovated for tourism: Himachal CM

Shimla , May 17

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Thursday said that British-era Bantony Estate, a private castle in disuse for many decades, would be renovated at a cost of Rs 25 crore to be developed as a major tourist attraction.

Jindal varsity launches school of art and architecture

Sonipat (Haryana) , May 17

The O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU) here on Thursday announced the launch of its Jindal School of Arts and Architecture (JSAA) which aims to become one of the foremost schools of learning of the visual, material and built environments.

Noted novelist Balakumaran dead

Chennai , May 15

Noted Tamil novelist and script writer V. Balakumaran died on Tuesday at a private hospital here, hospital sources said. He was 71.

Acclaimed Warli artist Jivya Soma Mashe dead

Palghar (Maharashtra) , May 15

Internationally acclaimed artist Jivya Soma Mashe -- who catapulted Warli tribal art form to the global stage -- passed away here after a prolonged illness, an official said on Tuesday.

Selected offerings to celebrate all things Bengali

New Delhi , May 14
Of all the states in India, West Bengal stands apart as a rich and vibrant land of people with shared customs and tastes. If history stands testimony to the everlasting sea of stories, music and art that have evolved in Bengal and made a mark not only in India but globally, the very streets of the state resonate with a shared love for its cultural heritage.

Malayalam actor Kalashala Babu dead at 68

Kochi , May 14

Veteran stage, TV and Malayalam film artiste Kalashala Babu passed away here in Kerala early on Monday at a private hospital, family sources said. He was 68.