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From world famous wood carving to traditional methods for laying warps for clothes, these five pictures take you back in history -the Kashmir of 1890s. Scroll across 
Over 65 writers, including three established Dalit writers, will enrich the audience at the sixth Kolkata Literature Festival (KLF) which is part of the 43rd International Kolkata Book Fair (IKBF), organisers said on Monday. "Over 65 writers, both established and new from 9 countries including India, will attend this unique...
In this city of Charminar and Golconda Fort, of pearls and palaces, Salar Jung Museum stands tall as it boasts of the largest one-man collection of antiques and art treasures in the world. Located on the banks of Musi River, Salar Jung Museum welcomes you as you enter the old...
Bangla Qawwali by Murshidabadi Project will be an unique feature at the three day 'Songs On White Sand' (SOWS) festival in Gujarat's famous Rann of Kutch beginning January 25. This will be the first performance of the lesser known form of the traditional Qawwali, outside of West Bengal, when the...
While welcoming the New Year 2019, it is important to recall that 2018 was largely one of those years when India remained relatively more secure from almost every angle. A bean count of a few areas and instances will revive and reinforce memory. Firstly, unlike 2017, there was no Doklam...
Coercive diplomacy’ was a mere fig leaf to cover the strategic fiasco in 2002. Seventeen years ago, in the first week of January, 2002, the Indian armed forces were deployed and ready for war with Pakistan. Frantic last minute preparations were underway. The timing could not have been more opportune. Operation Parakram,...
The day before the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) waxed eloquent on the triple talaq bill in parliament, saffron bullies confronted a group of Muslims offering namaz (prayers) at a park in Noida, UP. The attitude of the storm-troopers was both mocking and threatening. Today you are offering namaz, tomorrow you...
For Kashmir, 2018 presented some of the direst numbers seen in recent times. Terror-related incidents, at 587, were at the highest since 2012. The deaths of 240 militants and 86 securitymen made it the bloodiest year in six years. Civilian deaths jumped 167% from two years ago. By December...
Last month, a Facebook video criticising Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh and Prime Minister Narendra Modi got a journalist in the northeastern state into trouble. After being on bail for a short period, Kishorechandra Wangkhemcha has been detained for 12 months. Wangkhemcha worked for ISTV, a local news channel. Even...
Recently Lok Sabha has passed the Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill which if passed by Rajya Sabha will put a blanket ban on commercial surrogacy in India. According to this bill, a couple can only opt for altruistic surrogacy where the surrogate mother must be a relative of the intending couple....