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Amrita Sher-Gil’s painting sets world record for the artist, sells for Rs 37.8 cr

By Siddhi Jain Mumbai, July 14 (IANS) Amrita Sher-Gil's 1938 painting titled 'In the Ladies Enclosure' sold for Rs 37.8 crore (USD 5.14 million) at a Tuesday auction by Mumbai-based auction house Saffronart, setting a...

Indian flavours infuse MasterChef Australia Season 13 finale

New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) When Sarah Todd, fashion model-turned-restaurateur, made 'aloo-gobhi' on the sets of MasterChef Australia in 2014, it made headlines because Indian food was then still a novelty Down Under. With Justin...

457 mountaineers climbed Everest this spring

Kathmandu, July 13 (IANS) A total of 457 mountaineers, including Sherpa guides, scaled Mount Everest during the 2021 spring season, Nepal's Department of Tourism said. The feat was achieved despite reports about climbers infected with...

Once again, the spectre of a new Cold War

New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) In July 1971, US National Security Advisor Henry Kissinger made a secret visit to China to meet top Chinese leaders. This inaugurated a new phase not just in US-China...

34% of urban Indians claim to have played online fantasy sports

New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) A third of urban Indians claim to have played online fantasy sports for money in the past one month, out of which, the participation of female players has been...

‘Feel humbled to shed light on Kashmiri Pandit narrative’

By Vishnu Makhijani New Delhi, July 7 (IANS) Writing a book on the exodus of the Kashmiri Pandits was "very emotional" because of the "ghastly details" that came to the fore and 16-year-old Anushka Dhar...

50% NextGen Indians shy away from talking sex in relationship: Survey

New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) While generation Z and millennials clearly understand 'consent' as a prerequisite for engaging in sexual activity, both fear being judged for their thoughts when talking about sex in a...

A refreshingly candid perspective on the Tata empire

By Vishnu Makhijani New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) It has its origins in the Harvard University PhD thesis of Mircea Raianu, a historian of global capitalism and modern South Asia and currently Assistant Professor of...

Survey shows increasing support for LGBTQ+ rights

By Siddhi Jain New Delhi, July 1 (IANSlife) Two-thirds of urban Indians believe same sex couples should have the same rights to adopt children as heterosexual couples, while 62 per cent urban Indians believe same...

One mango tree with 121 varieties of the fruit

Saharanpur (Uttar Pradesh), June 30 (IANS): Saharanpur, a district mainly known for its hand carved furniture, has now become famous for something else -- a unique mango tree that has 121 varieties of fruits...