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Bounty in the pits: Water conservation trenches change face of Rajasthan villages

Udaipur (Rajasthan) |Friday, 2017 12:45:04 PM IST

Kishan Lal Ahir, a farmer in Ummedpura village of this district in southern Rajasthan, is a happy man today as he can sow two crops a year instead of the one he used to due to water scarcity.

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Love for calligraphy draws Japanese girl to India (Lead, correcting paras 8,9) (With Image)

Hyderabad |Monday, 2017 8:45:04 PM IST

Calligraphy may be dying in an increasingly digitalised world, but the sheer love of the art has attracted a Japanese girl to India.

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Love for calligraphy draws Japanese girl to India

Hyderabad |Monday, 2017 3:45:14 PM IST

Calligraphy may be dying in an increasingly digitalised world, but the sheer love of the art has attracted a Japanese girl to India.

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A melting pot of Hindustani classical music, Manipuri dance

New Delhi |Friday, 2017 6:45:04 PM IST

The harmonious raagas of Hindustani classical music rendered by Saniya Patankar and the stories told by S. Karuna Devi through graceful movements of the resplendent Manipuri dance took audiences on an

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They are destroying India's great achievement of unity in diversity: Writer Nayantara Sahgal (IANS Interview)

New Delhi |Tuesday, 2017 1:15:04 PM IST

She grew up during India's fight for freedom under the guidance of Mahatma Gandhi and is among the country's foremost writers with feminist concerns. But Nayantara Sahgal, a member of the Nehru-Gandhi

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Reading people's minds through their writing (Feature, with images)

Bengaluru |Monday, 2017 12:45:04 PM IST

From a young age, Aditi Surana could identify people's behavioural traits from their writing strokes. Honing this special ability, she has emerged as a "graphologist" -- with testimonials from the lik

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Madrassas go modern, challenge stereotype (IANS Special Series)

Azamgarh (Uttar Pradesh) |Wednesday, 2017 2:15:04 PM IST

Abu Osama, an alumnus of Madrasatul Islah, one of the oldest Islamic seminaries in this region, believed that after graduating from a madrassa he would not be able to compete in the modern world. He s

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Upcoming art show to pay tribute to iconic Indian legends

New Delhi |Monday, 2017 3:45:04 PM IST

Delhi-based artist Rita Jhunjhunwala will pay tribute to extraordinary men and women from a spectrum of society, including arts and science, politics and business, religion and and spirituality throug

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Being a change agent through education (IANS Special Series)(With Images)

New Delhi/Udaipur |Wednesday, 2017 12:15:04 PM IST

From the time of her birth, Antimbala was told she was unwanted and a burden to her family. She was convinced she was blighted by destiny and couldn't succeed in life.

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Cruise through Bahubali's Mahismati, test-tube babies and Kumartuli this Durga Puja (Societal Feature)

Kolkata |Sunday, 2017 12:15:04 PM IST

Let your Durga Puja travelogue be a medley of cinema, sensitisation and emotion this year.

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Kashmir's nomadic goatherds: Saga of survival and endurance (Societal Feature)

Srinagar |Sunday, 2017 12:45:04 PM IST

For the hardy goatherds of Jammu and Kashmir, called "Bakarwals", it is time to say goodbye to the mountain pastures of the Valley as autumn sets in.

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Tales of communal harmony this Durga Puja (With images)

Kolkata |Thursday, 2017 3:15:04 PM IST

For over 200 years, the Nandi family in West Bengal's Hooghly has been feeding Muslim fakirs during the Hindu festival of Durga Puja. To the Nandis, this annual ritual has its roots in a family legend

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