History

Lost Van Gogh notebook found, says French publisher Le Seuil

Dutch museum turns down claim, saying the drawings are imitations


Karnataka salutes its real heroes

Marks Children’s Day by honouring young ones for acts of exemplary courage


Millennia-old mummy discovered

Brightly coloured sarcophagus was unearthed near Luxor in Egypt


The forgotten war

Maoism today suffers from a lack of tall leaders — the present party general secretary ‘Ganapathy’ can hardly measure up to the ‘giants’ of the past


Currency recall version 3.0 also has same story to tell

Many years have gone by since the country witnessed the first and second demonetisation of high denomination currency notes. But, the primary reason behind the move remains the same.


The power of Bollywood

The India-Pakistan conflict has sadly spilled into the cultural realm, attenuating forces that provide the little glimmer of hope for an integrated, peaceful and prosperous South Asia: culture, arts,


Constitution Bench declines to go into Hindutva verdict

The Supreme Court has declined social activist Teesta Setalvad’s plea to check the “devastating consequences” of its 1995 judgment that Hindutva or Hinduism is a “way of life” and has nothing to do wi


Texts read off the road

A few days had passed since thousands of Buddhist monks took to the streets in Myanmar in September 2007 to protest against economic and political stagnation when an English couple walked into the Bad


Questions about Narasimha Rao

Let us wait for records to be opened up for the full story of July 1991.... and for more scholarly work so that history can pass judgment on his political persona


A new censorship

If this is the case with those in the industry who are ‘empowered’, what to say of smaller film-makers who have nowhere to run and hide?


BRICS calls for checking IS, anti-terror convention

Introducing the Goa Declaration at the BRICS summit here on Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, “We also agreed that those who nurture, shelter, support and sponsor such forces of violence and


Literature, unplugged

Bob Dylan is a truly singular figure: a prophetic bard whose songs contained the force of immediacy, but were both universal and timeless


History beckons: On the trail of the lost Saraswati

Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology aims at establishing the likely origin and course of the mystical river


Times they are a-changin’ — Dylan gets Literature Nobel

Swedish Academy lauds him for his new poetic expressions within the American song tradition


BHU readies a unique archive on Madan Mohan Malaviya

In 2018, the Banaras Hindu University (BHU) will throw open to researchers an archive dedicated to its founder Madan Mohan Malaviya, a veteran Congress and Hindu Mahasabha leader of pre-independence India who was awarded the Bharat Ratna by the Modi government in December 2014.


Before he became Mahatma

Gandhi failed to grasp the importance of an alliance between oppressed groups. That task was taken on by his heir Nehru. Gandhi would have approved


Ghana decides to relocate Gandhi statue

India to take up issue with African leaders


Versatile artist and sculptor Yusuf Arakkal dies at 71

He worked hard to carve a place for himself in the tumultuous world of art


A new life for heritage

The Heritage Section of The Nilgiri Library, which houses old books, some dating back to the early 16th century, has been restored to its glory.


Tourism meet sees pacts worth Rs.15,000 cr.

Five states — Gujarat, Rajasthan, Karnataka, Uttarakhand and Chattisgarh — signed 86 MoUs worth close to Rs.15,000 crore during the recently concluded Incredible India Investors’ Summit.