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Britain’s most iconic images go on show in London

London, April 22: Think of Britain and the English language, and images of William Shakespeare, the Beatles, Isaac Newton’s apple tree, and TV series Downtown Abbey flash across the mind.

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Sufi meets pop at Punjabi music festival in Delhi

New Delhi, April 22: Punjabi pop singer Jasbir Jassi and Pakistani classical singer Shafqat Amanat Ali, among others, will perform here at a Punjabi festival beginning April 25, the organisers said Tuesday.

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Katha, Britannica tie-up to promote Indian children’s stories

New Delhi April 21 IANS) Publishing firm Katha has tied up with Encyclopaedia Britannica to present the best of children’s stories from India across the world.

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Rongali Bihu celebrated in Delhi

New Delhi, April 21: Rongali Bihu, the most colourful festival of Assam, was celebrated with traditional fervour by the Assam Association Delhi.

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‘Young Indian authors can now live their dreams’

New Delhi, April 21: With a growing number of books written by young Indian authors now made into successful movies and the increasing number of publishing houses eager to offer a break to budding writers, young authors in India can now live their dreams, said Nikhil Chandwani, the first Indian to win the UK Writers’ Forum award.

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Italy releases Persian epic in digital format

Rome, April 20: The oldest manuscript of Persian epic book in the world “The Shahnameh” (The Book of Kings) has been published digitally in Italy.

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How Marquez’s ‘magic realism’ captivated Indians!

New Delhi, April 19: Former Indian prime minister P.V.

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Rajasthani folk music group Barmer Boys touring US

Washington, April 18: Keeping alive the centuries-old musical tradition of the Manganiyars, a hereditary caste of Muslim musicians in India’s desert state of Rajasthan, the “Barmer Boys” are on a debut two week coast-to-coast US tour.

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Agraites show no pride in Taj city’s rich heritage (August 18 is World Heritage Day)

Agra, April 18: While World Heritage Day was celebratd globally on Friday, Agra’s residents seem unconcerned and indifferent to the Taj city’s rich historical legacy.

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