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Telling the India story
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Telling the India story

An ambitious exhibition tells the story of India as also the history of the world.Ritika Kochar reports. IMAGE: Nandi, Western Ganga dynasty, AD 800-900, exhibited at the CSMVS Museum in Mumbai. Photograph: Kind courtesy CSMVS The India and the World exhibition at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, Mumbai (CSMVS, formerly the Prince of Wales Museum) opens immediately as you enter. In the main hall of the museum are five large statues -- the bull Nandi, a winged Garuda, Hanuman ... Rediff.com, 10 hours ago

Can a museum change how the world views an Arabic nation?

The new Louvre Abu Dhabi has put no restrictions on art, proudly displaying everything from nude figures to Christian and Hindu art. Scroll down for a tour of the museum the world can't stop talking about! After 10 years of work, the much-awaited Louvre Abu Dhabi opens to the world today.The architectural masterpiece designed by Jean Nouvel is located on the waterfront -- it is surrounded by water from three sides -- in Abu Dhabi's cultural district on Saadiyat Island.Photograph: Satish ...
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Meet this year's Republic Day Chief Guests. All 10 of them!

This January 26, India will host 10 ASEAN leaders as chief guests at the Republic Day celebrations.Utkarsh Mishra introduces us to the nine men and one woman who will witness the pomp and pageantry that marks the 68th anniversary of the founding of the Republic. Aung San Suu Kyi Photograph: Fred Dufour/Pool/Reuters The Nobel Laureate has the title State Counsellor, but don't be fooled by the tepid nomenclature. Though there is a head of State, Suu Kyi heads the government in Myanmar, ruling ...
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LEARNINGS FROM CHINA

Pradip Baijal China is five times bigger than India. However, both have started almost at the same place India and China were embarking on attempts to reform, with the same level of GDP at the same time around 1994, as shown below, both having similar ...
 The Financial Chronicle2 days ago China, Pak, India won't use arsenals to bring on Second Nuclear Age in Asia  Sify2 months ago

The slan(g)t of culture

Amit Khanna Nothing reflects the social change better than street food and lingo Language and food are two important facets of culture anywhere. They are indicators of tradition, adaptation and change in our everyday life. They are influencers and identity ...
 The Financial Chronicle2 days ago
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Rethinking our Westernised biases

Ajit Balakrishnan reflects on pariahs, small businesses, and blockchains.Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com Last weekend, on the way back from a weekend trip to Varanasi, my first trip there, we were idly glancing at the books in the airport bookstall there, when my eyes lit on a book that has made me question many assumptions in my life. But, first the context. I have always been a dog lover. Shortly after setting up home in Mumbai, I adopted a dachshund. Like many obsessive dog lovers, I ...
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Will Mudbound get Netflix an Oscar nomination?

Even as the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences decide if a film backed by a streaming service qualifies for a 'regular' feature nomination, both critics and audiences hope Mudbound makes it to the Oscars, says Nikita Puri. IMAGE: Diandrea Rees's Mudbound is a period drama produced by Netflix. The film opens with two brothers digging a grave for their father in Mississippi in the 1940s. The heavy rain doesn't make the task any easier. When Jamie McAllen (Garrett Hedlund) realises he ...
 Rediff.com4 weeks ago
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What next for Sonia Gandhi?

After handing over the reins of the Congress to her son, the 71-year-old MP may have time to pursue her other interests, but many believe that she will continue to play the role of a mentor. Sanjeev Chopra reports IMAGE: Sonia Gandhi handed over the control of the party on Saturday. Her exit was as subdued as her entry was spirited. Photograph: Pawan Kumar/Reuters Sonia Gandhi, who on Saturday handed over the reins of the Congress to her son, Rahul Gandhi, was once seen as an ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago

Best Books of 2017: My Choice

MJ AKBAR, AUTHOR AND MINISTER OF STATE FOR EXTERNAL AFFAIRS The oldest advertisement for travel claims that it broadens the mind. The anonymous chap who thought this up was probably referring to culture, architecture and possibly a variety of victuals he ...
 Open Magazine1 month ago

Ira Dubey: An Actor’s Delight

My last article was actor centric and about how the spark on stage is lit by the brilliance of a good actor. This article is an interview with a young, feisty actress, who has morphed into any role given to her, be it onstage, in film or in television. A Yale ...
 The Financial Chronicle1 month ago
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