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Multiple rhythms for a unique sound

By Sukant Deepak New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Playing multiple genres including Rajasthani Folk, Folk Rock, Sufi fusion, instrumental and Bollywood, Rajasthan-based band 'Swaraag' has carved a distinct niche for itself. Co-founder of the band, Pratap...

A powerful, compassionate, timely account of rape victims

New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) As the world moves on after expressing outrage, what happens to the rape victims who are left to fend for themselves in an apathetic society and a nonchalant judicial...

‘Satyajit Ray in 100 Anecdotes’ to be published on April 5

By Siddhi Jain New Delhi, April 2 (IANSlife) Set to release on Satyajit Ray's 100th year birth anniversary on April 5, a new book titled 'Satyajit Ray in 100 Anecdotes' is a gorgeously illustrated, appealing...

Recalling memories and reimagining memorials of political caution and cultural nourishment

By Sukant Deepak New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) Comprising installations, assemblages, sculptures, paintings and woodcuts, major Indian artist Riyas Komu tells IANS that his latest exhibition 'SALT' that opened in Mumbai recently is an act of...

Why India needs more women on the Internet

By Siddharta Swarup New Delhi, March 29 (IANSlife) We all know that there is a correlation between gender equality and the digital gender divide. However, until recently, the direction and quantum of that correlation has...

75-day-long Snow Festival ends in Himachal

Shimla, March 29 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said the 75-day-long Snow Festival, which concluded on Monday, would go a long way in promoting the rich diverse culture and traditions of...

These women are curbing maternal deaths in Upper Assam

By Monika Mondal Tinsukia, March 28 (IANS) Hemanti Dhara Das was severely underweight and anemic at the time of her pregnancy. Her weight had dropped to 32 kg and her haemoglobin level had dipped to...

Audiences fatigued by digital concerts: Smita Bellur

By Sukant Deepak New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) If there is something that has been constant in Sufi singer Smita Bellur's life, the first female Hindustani vocalist to have been accepted into a lineage of...

You can even learn how to remain happy

London, March 21 (IANS) One can learn to be happy as new research has shown that several psychological well-being measures gradually increased within people from the beginning to the end of an intensive programme...

Giving Sita a #MeToo-inspired voice

By Vishnu Makhijani New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) When Indian American writer Sini Panicker, a trained chemist who is a heroin profiler for the US government, began her research into the Ramayana in early 2018,...