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Convert iconic Town Hall into library or museum: Himachal HC

After the facelift of Town Hall, an iconic British-era structure in Shimla, it can be used either as a museum or a library rather than leaving it at the mercy of the "babus" by allowing a public office to run from there, the Himachal Pradesh High Court has ... Prokerala, 2 months ago

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A historic library lies in ruins in Aligarh

The government's negligence towards this 'treasure house of knowledge' can be seen from the fact that monkeys roam about freely in the reading rooms, disturbing the calm of the library, as well as putting the lives of the readers in danger, writes Sajad Ahmad Dar. IMAGE: The Malviya Pustakalaya in Aligarh. Photograph: Sajad Ahmad Dar As the train passes from Aligarh toward Delhi, on the left, across the Railway Road of Aligarh, one witnesses a high, fort-like structure. It is a ...
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Harish Kapadia: India's Greatest Mountaineer

Harish Kapadia is the only Indian to win mountaineering's most prestigious award, reports Sadiya Upade.Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com Early in November Harish Kapadia was conferred the Piolets d'Or Asia Lifetime Achievement Award from the Union of Asian Alpine Associations, which hands out the 'Oscars of climbing'. How did he celebrate? By climbing another mountain, of course. This time, he and his group headed out to explore Incheon in South Korea. "It was just a day-long trek," ...
 Rediff.com2 weeks ago

The Sari Satyagraha

A short story by award-winning writer Madhulika Liddle. Illustrations: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com The washerwoman, her sari clinging to her wet ankles as she drew water from the well, was the first to inform Sulakshana of the news. Sulakshana had been sitting on the charpai under the neem tree that grew in a corner of the courtyard. It was her favourite place, the place she always retired to after she had done the little bit of supervision that was required to keep the household moving in its ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago

Ahmadiyya community develops Rabwah on its own accord

The Ahmadiyya community, a section that moved its headquarters to Pakistan from India in 1948, purchased a barren stretch of desert land from the government, developing it on their own, naming it Rabwah."Today the city contains about 70,000 Ahmadis. The roads ...
 Business Standard1 month ago

India's first 'books village'

Bhilar, a strawberry farming hub in Maharashtra, has been transformed into India's first 'books village', discovers Ranjita Ganesan.Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com It is the fifth visit to Mahabaleshwar for Pratibha and Rajesh Bhujbal and, by now, the standard tourist attractions -- a handful of temples, several 'points' offering similar views and fruit packaging firms -- have lost much of their appeal. Still, the couple from Mumbai planned another mini-break here after hearing about ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago
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At Patna University's special exhibition, check out original Laila-Majnu manuscript, rare coins

If you are a history lover and living in Patna, you must not miss out the Patna University exhibition that starts today. From letters written by the First President of India to handwritten manuscript of 'Laila-Majnu', from antique coins of the Mughal era and ...
 DNA2 months ago
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World's oldest Latin Bible to return to UK after 1300 years

The world's oldest complete Latin Bible in existence is set to return to the UK after over 1,300 years for display in an exhibition by the British Library next year.
 DNA2 months ago Giant Bible returns to England after 1300 years  Business Standard2 months ago

Rampur and the Mahaseer

I remember being surprised by the presence of fish on the coat of arms of a number of princely states, until I learnt that the fish represented was the famous Himalayan Mahseer. It has been is said that “it was its tenacious nature, that made the Mahseer ...
 The Financial Chronicle2 months ago
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