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औरतों का मासिक धर्म, सेहत और रमज़ान

अफ़शां खान  ‘जानमाज़ मत छूना… क़ुरआन से दूर हटो… अपने कपड़े अलग धो लेना… तुम्हारा रोज़ा नहीं, लेकिन सबका है, इसलिए छुपकर खा लो…’ क्या...

Remember Asma Mohammed Rafi from Oman? She’s back

By Kavita Bajeli-Datt, IANS, Muscat : Until a few months ago she could barely string together a sentence in Hindi. Now Omani girl Asma Mohammed Rafi, who won many Indian hearts on a music reality show on TV and rubbed shoulders with top Bollywood faces, is back for a second stint. The beautiful 18-year-old, whose faltering, funny sounding Hindi made her a rage on the "Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge" last year, is on a two-year contract with Zee TV which produces the show.

नोखा: जानिए एशिया की सबसे बड़ी मोठ मंडी को

अफ़रोज़ आलम साहिल, TwoCircles.net नोखा (राजस्थान): दलित छात्रा डेल्टा मेघवाल की मौत ने राजस्थान के बीकानेर जिले के नोखा शहर को चर्चा में ला दिया...

Jaun Elia: A Concealed Philosopher Poet

By Mohammad Suhail Yeh hai ek jabr Ittefaq nahi Jaun hona koi Mazak nahi (This is a hardship, not the coincidence Being Jaun is not a joke) (Jaun Elia) Mostly...

पढ़िए गौहर रज़ा की वह ग़ज़ल, जिसके लिए जी न्यूज़ ने उन्हें देशद्रोही साबित...

TwoCircles.net Staff Reporter नई दिल्ली: शायर गौहर रज़ा भी मुल्क में फ़ैली देशद्रोह की फिज़ा से अछूते नहीं रहे. हालांकि यह फिज़ा मुल्क में जितनी...

UP Government confers Yash Bharti award to 46 people, list includes nine Muslims

By TCN Staff Reporter Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh's highest honour Yash Bharti award was given to 46 personalities on Monday. Among them, nine Muslims were conferred...

Kerala to pay tributes to Shaikh Zainuddin Makhdoom

Fifty seminars on his book ‘Tuhfat Ul Mujahidin Fee Akhbaril Burthugaliyeen’ to mark the celebrations that start after Ramadan By Shafeeq Hudavi,...

Zikir-Zari mahotsav organized at Sivasagar in Assam

By Dr. Syed Ahmed, for TwoCircles.net ,

Master Qawwal Jani Babu Is No More

By Ayub Khan, TwoCircles.net

Mumbai : Yesterday year's famous Qawwal Jani Babu passed away in Mumbai on 28th January at the age of 73. Syed Jan Muhammad, who acquired fame as Jani Babu, was born in 1935 in the town of Hingan Ghat near Nagpur.

Pulianthope: Muslim-dominated area in Chennai faces marital insecurity

By Shafee Ahmed Ko, TwoCircles.net, In Chennai, thickly populated Muslim areas such as Pulianthope, Triplicane and Royapettah are considered very important. Pulianthope is an area once thought to be very sensitive for communal disharmony especially during Hindu festivals Vinayaga Chaturthi and the Ganesh Utsavs. Decades ago these were causes for communal flare-up. Nowadays this Muslim dominated area is rampant with broken marriages even when there is improvement in their educational, social and economic condition and there is low graph of crimes.

Texas doctor demands “retribution” after Kashmir Files film

The film has incited widespread calls for anti-Muslim violence. Pieter Friedrich | TwoCircles.net UNITED STATES — “Retribution,” declared Rajiv Pandit, a doctor based in Dallas, TX,...

Almost 60 years later, Deekshabhoomi continues to draw Ambedkarites

By Nivedita Khandekar Nagpur (Maharashtra): Hemlata Sontakke, 60, was too young to remember the epoch making event she had attended with...

Shah Jahan’s 353rd death anniversary observed at Taj Mahal

By IANS, Agra : Mughal emperor Shah Jahan's 353rd urs (death anniversay) is being celebrated at the Taj Mahal here with prayers for ending terrorism. The three-day celebrations began Tuesday with customary fanfare and rituals. Entry to the 17th century monument of love build by Shah Jahan for his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal is free from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. on the urs days. Authorities have made "foolproof" security arrangements to ensure orderly conduct of the urs and crowd management.

Bengali actor Subhendu Chatterjee dead

By IANS

Kolkata : Eminent Bengali actor Subhendu Chatterjee, who essayed significant roles in films of maestro Satyajit Ray, passed away in a city hospital Thursday night. He was 71.

Wali Gujarati: Father of Urdu poetry

By Kashif-ul-Huda, TwoCircles.net, There are disputes over when and where Urdu poet Wali Gujarati was born and when he died. But what is not in dispute is Wali’s contribution to Urdu poetry. Also not in dispute is when and why his tomb was razed to the ground and road built over it.

Sunil Abhiman Awachar: An inimitable voice in Dalit poetry and painting in contemporary India

Dr Sunil Abhiman Awachar is clearly an antithesis to discourse on contemporary Indian art. By Yogesh Maitreya, TwoCircles.net, New Delhi: Dr. Sunil Abhiman Awachar is well known as a poet and painter, also an assistant professor with the Department of Marathi in University of Mumbai. Meanwhile, he is full time activist in dalit human rights movement. He has published four anthologies of poetry, all in Marathi, that include ‘Global vartamanachya kavita (2008)’ ‘Mi mahasattechya darashi katora gheun ubha rahanaar nahi,’ ‘Bravo! Fox minds of capitalist’ and ‘Poems of the occupied everything’.

This Muslim-run NGO run in Hyderabad helps women build sustainable livelihoods

SAFA is an NGO that has changed the lives of thousands of women from poor economic groups in Hyderabad and given them hope...

“I want to break the othering of Indian Muslims in media,” says film-maker Fahim...

In this free-wheeling interview, filmmaker Fahim Irshad of Aani Maani fame talks about the depiction of Indian Muslims in media, film, and society and...

“Kesari”and “21 Sarfarosh” – a highly fictionalized ode

By Misbahuddin Mirza Those familiar with America’s Civil Rights movement will tell you that African-American slaves were unofficially divided into two groups – ‘the field...

A book by this Dalit author has left RSS fuming

The 72-page book on RSS by a Dalit writer Devanur Mahadeva from Karnataka criticizes the right-wing Hindu nationalist party and is hitting record sales...

MANUU launches its tarana written by Gulzar

By TCN News, Hyderabad: The Directorate of Distance Education auditorium at Maulana Azad National Urdu University (MANUU) came alive with a musical ceremony on Friday to launch the university’s tarana (song), which is written by famous writer, poet and Bollywood lyricist Gulzar.

Renowned Urdu poet from Patna Dr. Kalim Ahmed Ajiz is no more

By TwoCircles.net staff reporter, Patna: Renowned Urdu poet and the recipient of Padma Shri, Dr. Kalim Ajiz passed away on Sunday in Hazaribagh, Jharkhan. He was 90 years old. He was currently serving as the Chairman of the Urdu Advisory Committee, Government of Bihar. The author of several books on poetry Dr. Ajiz was a retired professor of Patna University.

Popular calligraphy artist from Kerala aims to ‘build bridges between communities with his art’

A graphic designer by profession, Abdul Kareem, who is popularly known as Kareemgrahy, left his job at an American company in Qatar last...

Zulfiqar – An attempt to negatively stereotype Muslims

By TwoCircles.net staff reporter Kolkata: Otherization of Muslims in movies is nothing new but a recent Bengali movie went over the top in its negative...

Lucknow Zardozi Artisans Are Hanging By A Thread

Hasan Zia Rizvi | Twocircles.net Lucknow has carved out a niche for the world-famous art form of Zardozi. In recent years, the art form has...

हमारा हिजाब ही हमारी ताकत,देश भर की मुस्लिम लड़कियों ने बुलंद की आवाज़

सिमरा अंसारी। Twocircles.net इलाहाबाद निवासी सारा अहमद सिद्दीकी हिजाब पर प्रतिबंध को इस्लामोफोबिया की संज्ञा देते हुए कहती हैं, ये जेंडर इस्लामोफोबिया है, इससे...

‘Aaj rang hai’ – Qawwali revisited

From Khanqahs to the auditorium; from shrines to international pop charts, from spirituality and devotion to entertainment – the qawwali has travelled far and wide in its 700 year journey.

In the office of Kolom, a Kolkata-based newspaper, Hindus join Muslims for Iftar

By Mirza Mosaraf Hossain, TwoCircles.net Over the last two years, starting from the inhuman killing of Akhlaq to the recent lynching of Pehlu Khan in...

Rooh Afza – the favourite sharbet is back in the market

By Nikhat Fatima, TwoCircles.net Of late the favourite refreshing cool drink in almost every household during summers has been unavailable in the market giving rise...

औरंगज़ेब और दारा शिकोह की पारंपरिक छवि बदलने की कोशिश है ये नई किताब

यूसुफ़ अंसारी, twocircles.net जब कभी मुग़ल काल के बादशाहों का ज़िक्र होता है तो औरंगज़ेब और दाराशिकोह बरबस ही एक आमने-सामने खड़े  दिखते हैं। तीसरा...

Remembering Qurratulain Hyder : The fierce, unapologetic and bold Urdu writer

By Sharjeel Usmani for TwoCircles.net The Union Hall building of Aligarh Muslim University Students’ Union (AMUSU) is buzzing with supporters of the newly elected...

Nagpur keeps alive its unique ‘Marbat’ tradition

By IANS Nagpur : Thousands of people here Tuesday participated in the annual 'Marbat' processions, organised to ward off social evils. Dressed in traditional attire, men carried clay idols of deities daubed in yellow and black and chanted 'Ida, pida gheun jaa ge Marbat' (Take away social evils and human miseries) after their women worshipped the idols. Famous all over India for its oranges, Nagpur has kept alive this exclusive tradition dating back to the 19th century when the Bhonsla dynasty ruled.

These Muslim artisans in Jaipur are preserving traditional art-form of Gulal Gota for celebrating...

Dozens of Muslim artisans in Jaipur have kept the 400-year-old traditional art form of Gulal Gota alive. Tabeenah Anjum | TwoCircles.net JAIPUR — The narrow lanes...

Building to mark Mahatma Gandhi’s visit to Chhattisgarh

By IANS, Raipur : The Chhattisgarh government has announced construction of a multi-storeyed building, which will house a library, an emporium and portraits of Mahatma Gandhi, to mark his visit to Raipur, now the state capital, in 1920. The building, to be constructed at a cost of Rs.20 million, will come up in the Kankali Para area, on a 1,560 sq metre piece of land. Mahatma Gandhi visited here during his trip to the area Dec 20, 1920 to build up the movement against British rule. Officials said the government sanctioned Rs.5 million to begin the construction work on a war-footing.

बिहार के गरीब स्कूल की रंगीन कहानी

TwoCircles.net Staff Reporter बोधगया(सुजाता) - आज कोई व्यक्ति नहीं, कोई शख्सियत नहीं न कोई संस्थान जिसे हम मिसाल की तरह पेश करना चाहते हैं. ऐसे...

Urdu poet Hanif Akhgar Malihabadi is no more

By Afzal Usmani, “Jo hai Taazgi meri zaat mein, wahi zikr-o-fikr chaman mein hai Ke wajood mera kaheen bhi ho, meri rooh mere watan mein hai “
(Hanif Akhgar Malihabadi)

‘उदास नस्लें’ और अब्दुल्ला हुसैन

जावेद अनीस उर्दू के शीर्ष उपन्यासकार अब्दुल्ला हुसैन का 7 जून 2015 को 84 वर्ष की उम्र में देहांत हो गया, वे लम्बे समय से...

Odisha’s applique artisans are struggling to conserve this 12th century traditional artform

Once known as the hub of applique works in Odisha, a market in Chandua has lost its shine with most of the shops selling...

Research on folk songs in 1857 war urged

By IANS

New Delhi : Reiterating the role of folk songs as a motivating force in the 1857 uprising, noted historians Tuesday urged scholars in India to carry out research on folk songs and publish books on the event.

Hyderabadi culture celebrated in Mississauga

By TCN News, Toronto (Canada): Hyderabadi culture, in all its dazzling glory, was in full display at the annual Mehfil-e-Hyderabad gala event held on June 19, 2010 at the Versailles Convention Center in Mississauga. There was music, authentic Hyderabadi food, speeches, a raffle featuring round trip air tickets to Hyderabad from Etihad Airways, and above all great company.

Breaking faith barriers, Shia Muslim artists create Hindu wedding mandaps

(IANS Special Series) By Archana Sharma Jaipur, July 8 (IANS) For centuries, their creations have been used in sombre processions to commemorate and reconstruct the narrative of...

An epoch-making Urdu bibliography

By Dr Omar Khalidi Dr. Anwar Moazzam, former professor of Islamic Studies at Osmania University in Hyderabad, Deccan, India and Ashhar Farhan, an info-technologist and entrepreneur has compiled a massive, epoch-making bibliography of works in social sciences in Urdu. Dr. Moazzam launched the project way back in 1976, under the auspices of Indian Council for Social Science Research and National Council for the Promotion of Urdu Language, both institutions funded by the union government of India in New Delhi.

अजमेर के हिन्दू दुकानदार मानते हैं उन पर है गरीब नवाज की रहमत का...

अजमेर में ख़्वाजा गरीब नवाज दरगाह स्थानीय नागरिकों को आर्थिक रूप से सक्षम बना रही है। इनमे दुकानदार ज्यादातर हिन्दू समुदाय से आते हैं।...

A new documentary challenges notions of mainstream anti-caste movement

Caste-ing Space raises serious questions about the prevalence of caste in social spaces and underlies crucial concerns in anti-caste circles. Muhammed Nihad PV | TwoCircles.net  KERALA — A...

Karbala: The true symbol of non-violent resistance

By Rupa Abdi, TwoCircles.net Black was the colour of pathos, and I was submerged in it. Women dressed in black sarees and salwar kameez were beating their chests to the chant of ‘Ya Hussain’. The chorus rose to a fevered pitch followed by a sudden silence. In that momentary silence was crystallized generations of mourning. The place – a Shia Muslim neighbourhood in Lucknow; the time – the tenth of Moharrum. If grief has different shades, on can see it during Moharrum.

Bhavna Talwar’s ‘Dharm’ goes to Cannes

By Arpana

IANS

New Delhi : When a journalist decides to make a film, it has to be different, close to reality and an eye opener. That's exactly what scribe-turned-director Bhavna Talwar tries to achieve with her debut movie "Dharm" which will be premiered at the ongoing Cannes Film Festival.

Pakistani singers distressed over vegetarian food in Mumbai

By Subhash K. Jha

IANS

Mumbai : Five Pakistani contestants taking part in India's music talent-hunt show "Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge 2007" are fed up with the vegetarian food being served to them at their temporary residence in Mumbai. Culinary setbacks notwithstanding, the Pakistanis are having a blast in India.

For the Love of Urdu: Running free Urdu classes

"Even when Qamar Hayat retired in 2003 as a teacher from the Nagpur Municipal Urdu School, the Urdu class continues to be free of...

Is Urdu journalism dying in India? 

With decreasing readers and lack of capital driving the news content, Urdu journalism in India is staring at an uphill task to compete...

The works of a restless Dalit mind: Understanding Prabhakar Kamble’s art.

By Shiva Thorat, TwoCircles.net The history, and the baggage, of the caste system in our country have always been felt the most by the...

Marathi author, children’s poet Kalyan Inamdar dead

By IANS, Mumbai : Well-known Marathi author and children's poet Kalyan Inamdar expired in Pune Monday afternoon following a brief illness, according to his publisher Arun Jakhade. He was 68 and is survived by his wife and two daughters who are married, Jakhade told IANS by phone from Pune. Inamdar July 2 suffered a brain haemorrhage and was rushed to the Dinanath Mangeshkar Hospital. He died this afternoon around 2.30 pm, Jakhade said.

Assam singer faces gender discrimination; barred from performance as she refused putting traditional chadar

By Abdul Gani, TwoCircles.net, Guwahati: Even as several measures are being taken in minimizing the gender discrimination in the country, a female singer in Assam was barred from performing at a function, allegedly for not wearing a particular kind of dress.

Book review: Loknath Yashwant’s Broken man might be too hard-hitting for ‘Ghalib’ fans

By Siddhant Mohan, TwoCircles.net Mirza Ghalib is a celebrated figure in the vast world of poetry, and many times Ghalib produces a self-demolishing effect on...

Nawab Sikandar Begum’s Hajj memoir

By Kashif-ul-Huda, TwoCircles.net Hajj is one of the five pillars of Islam and for over fourteen hundred years a journey of a lifetime for millions of Muslims living in different corners of the world. These hajis returned to their homelands to tell a tale of physical and spiritual journey of extraordinary proportions. Hajj is obligatory for every Muslim man and woman who are able to undertake this journey. A large number of Muslim women from India made this pious trip but one of the first to write an account of her hajj journey was Nawab Sikandar Begum of Bhopal.

Facts and Fiction of Padmavat – the movie

By Misbahuddin Mirza: Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s recent movie – Padmaavat, is supposed to be based on the silly fictional tale written by Malik Muhammad Jayasi...

Parallel Literature Festival will attempt to counter the elitist nature of the Jaipur Lit...

By Siddhant Mohan, TwoCircles.net The world-famous Jaipur Literature Festival, or JLF, has entered in its eleventh chapter this year. JLF has been inviting writers - both...

Photo Feature: Independence Day celebrations in Indian madrasas

By Raqib Hameed Naik, TwoCircles.net Belying a perception that Madrasas generally show little interest in national festivals like Independence Day and Republic Day, several...

Tamil Poet ‘Kavikko’ Abdul Rahman no more

By TwoCircles.net Staff Reporter S Abdul Rahman, a Tamil poet, passed away on Friday at the age of 79. Abdul Rahman was popularly known as...

Satiric poet Sagar Khayami passes away

By TwoCircles.net staff reporter,

Mumbai: Famous Urdu satiric poet Sagar Khayami passed away yesterday at Mumbai’s Nanavati Hospital after a prolonged illness. He was 70. He was suffering from lung cancer. He is survived by his wife and three sons. His body has been flown to Lucknow for burial.

How independent publishers ensure Ambedkarite literature continues to reach the masses

By Daisy K, TwoCircles.net Every year on December 6, millions of people from all over India gather at Chaityabhoomi in Shivaji Park, Mumbai to pay...

15 shrines in Pakistan under the Religious Shrines Bilateral Protocol

By TwoCircles.net staff reporter 15 religious shrines in Pakistan are covered under the 1974 Bilateral Protocol on Visits to Religious Shrines. This information was given by the Minister of External Affairs, Shri Pranab Mukherjee in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today. 1974 Bilateral Protocol on Visit to Religious Shrines signed by India and Pakistan ensures that places of religious worship mentioned in the protocol are properly maintained and their sanctity preserved.

Remembering Ustad Bismillah Khan on his death anniversary

TCN News Today is the 13th death anniversary of Ustad Bismillah Khan the Shehnai maestro who won several accolades from the Government of India and others. Born...

Urdu mushaira organised in Washington by the alumni of Aligarh University

TCN News The 44th Annual Mushaira was organized by the Aligarh Alumni Association (AAA), Washington DC on 11th November 2018 in Silver Spring, Maryland. The Aligarh Alumni Association, Washington DC...

Ambedkar Age Digital Bookmobile: Displaying centuries-old songs, and artworks on anti-caste struggle of Maharashtra

The project aims to collect Maharashtra’s long history of social reform, accessing 500-year-old traditions of song-writing, performances and poetry against caste-based exploitation and untouchability. Riya...

A festival in Tamil Nadu to honour folk artists from marginalized communities

The festival, titled “Veethi Virudhu Vizha (The Street Award Ceremony)” in its ninth year, has provided a platform for Dalit and other marginalized...

Urdu Magazine Ma’arif completes 100 years of publishing

By TCN News Bijnor (UP): To commemorate 100 years of Ma’arif, a monthly Urdu magazine, a symposium titled, “Hundred years of Ma’arif: a...

How Tamil filmmaker Pa Ranjith is bringing marginalised into the mainstream

The brain behind several hit films in Tamil, Pa Ranjith is forcing us to confront caste in all its complexities. Smitha R | TwoCircles.net NEW DELHI...

The legacy of the Shankar-Shad Mushaira

By Bushra Alvi Razzack for Twocircles.net Delhi: Dilliwalas can never get enough of Urdu poetry. In spite of inclement weather, Urdu lovers converged in...

Urdu does not belong to any religion: Danish Hussain

By Kishori Sud Lonavla, (IANS): Dastangoi artiste Murtaza Danish Hussain, who is active in both the theatre and film worlds, says that in the old...

Rafi was dedicated singer, compassionate man: Khayyam

By Jivraj Burman, IANS

Mumbai : Had Mohammed Rafi been alive, the legendary playback singer would have celebrated his 83rd birthday Monday (Dec 24). Perhaps, he would still have been singing.

Rafi Sahab, as he was fondly referred to in Bollywood, died 27 years ago. But his legacy of thousands of songs, including ghazals, qawwalis, bhajans, rendered during four decades of his singing career lives on, virtually unchallenged and un-imitated.

Muslim singer sets the stage on fire at Raas Jalsa

By TCN News, Mumbai: Days after furor over BJP leader’s ‘Muslim men should be stopped from entering Garba pandals’ comment, a Muslim singer Osman Mir – of Deepika Padukone starrer ‘Ramleela’ fame – set the stage on fire at a Raas Dandiya event at Juhu.

Book Review: People having no record of Patriotism make Muslims ‘Perpetual Others and Losers’

By Afshan Khan for TwoCircles.net Book title: Of Saffron Flags and Skullcaps: Hindutva, Muslim Identity and the Idea of India Author: Ziya Us Salam Publisher: Sage Pages:...

‘नक्काश’ बनारस के मंदिरों में काम करने वाले एक मुस्लिम कारीगर की कहानी

TCN News, हिंदू-मुस्लिम सब्जेक्ट पर आधारित इस फ़िल्म की कहानी हर किसी का ध्यान अपनी ओर आकर्षित कर रहा है. प्रधानमंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी के संसदीय...

‘धर्म संकट में’ के बहाने विमर्श

By जावेद अनीस, भारत एक धर्मान्ध देश है, यहाँ धार्मिक जीवन को बहुत गंभीरता से स्वीकार किया जाता है लेकिन भारतीय समाज की सबसे बड़ी खासियत विविधतापूर्ण एकता है. यह ज़मीन अलग-अलग सामाजिक समूहों, संस्कृतियों और सभ्यताओं की संगम-स्थली रही है और यही इस देश की ताकत भी रही है. आज़ादी और बंटवारे के ज़ख्म के बाद इन विविधताओं को साधने के लिए सेकुलरिज्म को एक ऐसे जीवन शैली के रूप में स्वीकार किया गया जहाँ विभिन्न पंथों के लोग समानता, स्वतंत्रता, सहिष्णुता और सहअस्तित्व जैसे मूल्यों के आधार पर एक साथ रह सकें.

J. Krishnamurti is growing in popularity in China

By IANS Chennai : Noted Indian thinker J. Krishnamurti has a considerable following in China where young people are looking at a philosophy that can give them answers from within, says Mark Lee, executive director of the Krishnamurti Foundation of America. He was speaking at the release of the Indian edition of a new book from the foundation, titled "Facing a World in Crisis", edited by David Skitt, a trustee of the foundation in Britain. The book is a collection of the Indian spiritual teacher's speeches in Switzerland and Britain in the 1970s and 1980s.

How online hate, trolling engenders social ostracization, cancel culture

By Laraib Fatima and Aafreen Khan, TwoCircles.net   The internet is no stranger to trolls and abuse and is a powerful tool in the hands of...

Urdu Journalism legend Hazrat Maulana Ahmad Mustafa Siddiqui Rahi no more

By Raqib Hameed Naik, TwoCircles.net New Delhi: Urdu Journalism legend and Chief editor of Islami Digest ‘Huda’ and ‘Taha'...

Ajmal National Rural Education Movement launched in Guwahati

By TCN News, Guwahati: A teacher of a government-aided school in Morigaon District of Assam took away his own life in September this year, alleging...

Sufi Conference & the Hijacking of Islam -By the West and now by India

Compiled by Dr.Ajmal About the Conference A four-day international “Sufi” conference was inaugurated by the Prime Minister Mr Narendra Modi in New Delhi on 17 March....

Why has music maestro Ilayaraja been nominated to Rajya Sabha?

Many believe that Ilayaraja’s praise for prime minister Modi and the BJP’s agenda to give token representation to Dalits led to his nomination.  Basil Islam...

Artist Akash Choyal uses 3D illusion art

By V.N. Balakrishna, IANS, Ahmedabad : Akash Choyal, who has made a name for himself for 3D illusion art and fibre glass sculptures, revisits memories of his childhood for inspiration. He claims to be the first Indian artist to have used triographics in contemporary art. "Triographics are art works in 3D illusion paintings that can be viewed without any special spectacles," he says.

रुकता चाक, गायब होते कुम्हार

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Adding sparkle to lives with poetry: Diwali at a Gurudwara

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India was Guest of Honour in Saudi Festival “Janadriyah 2018”

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Shimla toasts 175 years of historic Barnes Court

By IANS Shimla : A European exterior with a 'pahari' (mountainous) soul! That is how the historic Barnes Court, a neo-Tudor timber framed building that now serves as the Himachal Pradesh governor's residence, was described on its completion of 175 years this week. Governor V.S. Kokje hosted the city's elite to celebrate the occasion Thursday and recalled the sprawling building's history. Barnes Court was first occupied by the then British commander-in-chief of the Indian Army, Sir Edward Barnes, in 1832 and gets its name from him.

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Works of Amartya Sen, Abdul Kalam to be translated into Arabic

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Exhibition of rare documents on ‘1857 in Madhya Pradesh’

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Bhopal : The Bharatiya Janata Party ruled Government of Madhya Pradesh in collaboration with the India International Centre (IIC), New Delhi has organised an Exhibition of Rare Documents on '1857 in Madhya Pradesh', on the occasion of the 150th Anniversary of the First War of Independence.
    

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Sufi ideology integral part of Indian ethos: Modi

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