Chef Hermann Grossbichler's 25-year romance with India (Societal Feature)

New Delhi |Monday, 2019 12:45:05 PM IST

He was born and trained in Austria, spent time in Switzerland where he developed a likeness for Italian cuisine, travelled the world in a cruise liner and eventually began a 25-year-romance with India

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No substitute for great storytelling: Debutant novelist

New Delhi |Saturday, 2019 4:15:05 PM IST

Publishing one's first novel is often more complicated than what the process may seem but Neel Mullick, whose "Dark Blossom" -- endorsed by veteran writer Ruskin Bond -- has just hit the stands, says

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How art is reforming prisoners, giving them second chance at life (IANS Special Series)

New Delhi |Sunday, 2019 10:45:04 AM IST

One often thinks of Indian prisons as dingy, cramped cells with their mean and often dehumanised inmates waiting for redemption. So it comes as a surprise when a group of prisoners takes to stage and

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TV-time in class? Textbooks come alive in Gujarat's schools (Educational Feature)

Bhuj (Gujarat) |Friday, 2019 1:15:04 PM IST

In a small school near Bhuj in Gujarat, a group of class five students sit attentively in class, their eyes glued to an LCD screen. The opened science books on their laps have come alive on the screen

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Adopt an animal at Tripura Zoo (Societal Feature)

Agartala |Thursday, 2019 3:45:04 PM IST

Ever dreamt of adopting a lion, a crocodile or a Himalayan black bear or any wild animal?

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Kolkata takes on Jaipur in literary face-off

New Delhi |Wednesday, 2019 12:15:04 PM IST

For five days every January the Pink City of Jaipur becomes the centre of attraction as literary stalwarts from India and abroad assemble in huge numbers -- spanning languages, genres and themes -- to

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One hour a day can change your life: Robin Sharma (IANS Interview)

New Delhi |Tuesday, 2019 11:45:05 AM IST

Private lessons that leadership and elite performance expert Robin Sharma has been imparting to billionaires and celebrities have now found their way into his new book "The 5 AM Club", which the globa

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Ganga synonymous with threshold of afterlife, says new book

New Delhi |Sunday, 2019 12:45:05 PM IST

As millions of devotees continue to gather in the Kumbh nagri to take a holy dip at the confluence of the Ganga, Yamuna and the mythical Saraswati rivers, a timely book throws light on the "divine pur

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Sample West Coast cuisine in heart of Delhi (Foodie Trail-Delhi)

New Delhi |Friday, 2019 7:15:11 PM IST

Be it Nandu Puttu (crab), Attirachi Kurumelagu (lamb pepper masala) or Pomfret Kalwan (Goan pomfret curry), there is much that eateries along NH-66, the 1,622 km long national highway that connects Ka

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To clean Goa beaches, this 'waste-bar' exchanges cigarette butts, used straws for beer (IANS Special Series)

Panaji |Sunday, 2019 2:15:04 PM IST

You could be fined Rs 2,000 for drinking beer on a Goa beach, but thanks to an innovative green initiative, 10 beer bottle caps or 20 used cigarette butts can fetch you a beer in Goa, if you exchange

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This Bengal teacher collects, cooks food to feed the impoverished (IANS Special Series)

Kolkata |Sunday, 2019 2:15:04 PM IST

While the habit of wasting food at festivities, parties or even at household dinners has become an increasingly callous trend in urban living, a computer science teacher from West Bengal's Asansol is

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A school that challenged the claustrophobic orthodoxy of 'purdah' (IANS Special Series)

Jaipur |Sunday, 2019 4:15:04 PM IST

Located in the heart of the capital of Rajasthan, this all-girls school, started by an erstwhile queen, began a silent revolution in 1943 when the region was steeped in the claustrophobic orthodoxy of

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