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Women Writers’ Festival concludes

New Delhi, Feb 25 The first edition of Women Writers Festival brought together discussions on some significant issues around women under one roof here.

Nandita Das an able director Nawazuddin Siddiqui

Mumbai, Feb 25 Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui, who will be seen portraying Saadat Hasan Manto in filmmaker Nandita Das' film Manto, says he is quite excited to work with her as she is an able director.

French photographer to hold exhibition over ‘redhead’ abuse

Paris, Feb 25 A French photographer is set to hold an exhibition to highlight a prejudice known as Gingerism, the country's ginger or red-haired people face, a media report said.

Over 600,000 offer prayers at Pashupatinath on Mahashivratri

Kathmandu, Feb 25 Over 600,000 devotees offered prayers to Lord Shiva till Saturday morning at the Pashupatinath Temple in Nepal on the occasion of the Mahashivaratri festival, media reports said.

Born to dance Raja-Radha Reddy’s Kuchipudi taverses 50 years (Arts Feature)

New Delhi, Feb 25 The inception of their 50-year-journey was without fanfare and in the face of quite some opposition, but the commitment and passion of iconic dance couple Raja and Radha Reddy brought Kuchipudi on to the cultural map of the world.

Big B to felicitate Birju Maharaj at Vasantotsav

Mumbai, Feb 25 Leading Kathak exponent Birju Maharaj will be presented the Uttam Vag Geykar Award by megastar Amitabh Bachchan at the 17th edition of Vasantotsav on Sunday.

Fest to reclaim ancient musical heritage of the Taj city

Agra, Feb 24 In a bid to preserve the musical heritage of India, the city of Agra is all set to host a music festival featuring an impressive lineup of artistes.

‘We are defined by our love, nothing less and nothing more’

New Delhi, Feb 24 Human life is solely about love, says the author of a recent book that attempts to unravel several significant facets for those who aspire to be their own masters.

India inhospitable for writing historical biographies Ramachandra Guha

New Delhi, Feb 24 Noted historian and biographer, Ramachandra Guha has said that India offers an inhospitable atmosphere for writing historical biographies. He said that biographies are written under constant fear of offending someone, a problem that historians have been dealing with regularly.

Carnival festivities to kick off in Goa on Saturday

Panaji, Feb 24 Even as Goa awaits with bated breath for the state assembly election verdict on March 11, the state's residents get their 'legitimate' opportunity to let their hair down during the much anticipated Carnival festival starting from Saturday.

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