Switzerland's beloved Lion Monument threatened with decay (Travelogue)

Lucerne |Tuesday, 2019 3:45:05 AM IST

It's a giant dying lion carved into the cliff face of a former sandstone quarry, above a pond and set in a landscaped garden in this medieval town. It is often referred to as the "saddest stone" as it

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A retired civil servant's tireless quest to preserve rural heritage (IANS Special Series)

New Delhi |Sunday, 2019 3:45:05 PM IST

Even after giving almost 40 years of his life to government service, retired civil servant S.K. Misra felt his work was still not complete. The former bureaucrat felt that the experience he had gained

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Crime not men's monopoly, Sushant Singh on debut crime book

New Delhi |Tuesday, 2019 10:45:05 PM IST

Mumbai-based Shantadevi, once a meek woman disowned by her husband, soon sat atop a colossal drug empire she built over decades. Her real-life story opens the new thriller "Queens of Crime" where Sush

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A weekend of unusual journeys (IANS Books This Weekend)

New Delhi |Friday, 2019 5:15:05 PM IST

This weekend, journey into the innermost chambers of the diary and mind of renowned Indian poet-scholar A K Ramanujan; Hop onto a train - or eighty - that take you around the world; And finally, begin

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How this Hyderabad social entrepreneur is using big data to change farmers' lives (IANS Special Series)

Hyderabad |Sunday, 2019 6:15:05 PM IST

At a time of widespread agricultural distress caused by successive droughts, unremunerative farming and debt-trapped rural economies, a young man with his mobile app is showing how change can be brou

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Now, Hindi innings for French bestseller Asterix comics

New Delhi |Friday, 2019 1:45:05 PM IST

Launched in 1959, the French comic classic 'Asterix' boasts having sold an unmatched 370 million copies in more than 100 languages. After capturing the global comics market, the series is now availabl

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A different kind of grandmothers' tale for Chef Julien Royer

New Delhi |Wednesday, 2019 12:15:05 PM IST

Inspired as he was by the cooking of his grandmother, it shouldn't be a surprise that French Chef Julien Royer, who was in India recently to unveil his magic, should be the co-owner in Singapore of a

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Nepalese chef R.B. serves up delectable fare at Ni Hao

Noida |Sunday, 2019 12:15:05 PM IST

If proof were required of an Indian homily that translates into "there's magic in his hands" it is to be found in Nepalese master chef R.B., who weaves magic with his pan-Asian creations at the Ni Hao

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Moroccan Food Festival gets underway in Delhi

New Delhi |Friday, 2019 8:15:05 PM IST

India's love affair with Morocco is nearly 700 years old, from much before the country's cuisine gained international repute, if one considers that a North African nobleman named Ibn Batuta's account

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Manipuri dancer explores human cost of war

New Delhi |Wednesday, 2019 7:45:05 PM IST

The plight of refugees and their constant state of movement and instability became the central theme of "1 Sq Ft", a contemporary dance act by Manipuri choreographer Surjit Nongmeikapam, who was first

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How a chance meeting with PM inspired this Grammy winner to dedicate music to environment (IANS Special Series)

Bengaluru |Sunday, 2019 6:15:05 PM IST

A chance meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in September 2015 in New Delhi inspired Bengaluru-based Grammy Award winner Ricky Kej to dedicate his life and music to the cause of environment.

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Gurugram artists create eye-opening art installations from plastic trash

Gurugram |Wednesday, 2019 5:45:05 PM IST

"For one sip of water, we create permanent plastic junk," artist Arunkumar H.G. remarked about 100-ml bottles that are part of our high-consumption lifestyle.

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