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Writers Must Weave Tales To Enthuse Young Readers: Ramendra Kumar

Bhubaneswar(PTI): Children take keen interest in stories and writers and story tellers must churn out tales which can entertain and enthuse young ones, says noted writer Ramendra Kumar. This will wean away the young minds from the distractions of the virtual world, said the well-known award winning children's writer. "The notion that children are not interested in stories is incorrect," Kumar...

Tall Man: Ex-President Pranab, Ex-PM Deve Gowda At Release Of Biju Patnaik’s Pictorial Biography

Bhubaneswar(PTI): Former President Pranab Mukherjee, Prime Minister H D Deve Gowda, Deputy Prime Minister L K Advani and CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechury participated in the launch of the pictorial biography of Odisha’s stalwart Biju Patnaik here today. The leaders were welcomed at the Biju Patnaik International Airport by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik during the day, official sources said. The...

Hamid Karzai, A Stifled Voice From A Wounded Land

By: Sai Prasad Mohapatra Jaipur: He is an Indophile. The chill of Indian winter less harsh on him rather more welcoming, for his peacock blue silk robe contained more of royalty than an extra layer to triumph over the winter. On the rim , a glittering lining of motif sparkled as he moved, waived his hand, nodded and winked....

Whose History Is It Anyway: ‘Padmaavat’ Taints Khilji

New Delhi(PTI): He gnaws the meat off the bone, bares his hairy chest, has long unruly locks and laughs like a hyena. History doesn t quite remember Alauddin Khilji like this, but that is the image Sanjay Leela Bhansali seeks to portray of the Khilji dynasty king in his film "Padmaavat". The king is depicted almost like a barbarian in the...

PIL Filed In Punjab And Haryan HC Seeking Action Against Karni Sena

Chandigarh(PTI): A PIL was today filed in the Punjab and Haryana High Court, seeking action against Karni Sena activists for "disturbing peace" in the wake of the release of "Padmaavat". The Sanjay Leela Bansali directed period drama was released across the country today despite opposition from the Rajput outfit and several other organisations. The PIL, filed by advocate Ranjan Lakhanpal, also...

Jaipur Literature Festival: Sans Intolerance, Echoes Message Of Unity

By: Sai Prasad Mohapatra Jaipur: Between 3 am to 6 am I was raised on Ganesh, Saraswati strotas by my father Ustad Allah Rakha Khan, a legend by himself. His fingers mellifluously generating bols, taals and often conquering different seasons and times. Mesmerized and bewildered, between 6 to 7 I was sent to Madrassa , did up and down to...

‘Padmaavat’ Opens In Kolkata, No Trouble In Mamata Land

Kolkata(PTI): Sanjay Leela Bhansali's controversial film 'Padmaavat' today opened in 129 theatres in and around Kolkata, a spokesperson of the movie distributor here said. 'Padmavaat' shows are running smoothly everywhere in the city with no sign of protest anywhere, a police officer said, adding that elaborate security arrangements have been put in place. "The film is running in 129 theatres,...

Waste Is Beautiful: Museum Showcases Exhibits Made From Scrap

Berhampur(PTI): A unique museum has come up in this Silk City in south Odisha displaying exhibits made from scrap. The initiative, as part of institutional waste management, has been taken by the ITI here. Models of horse carts, flower vases, aeroplane radars, machine guns and old bikes and bicycles, all made from scrap like cycle chains and iron rods have found...

‘Padmaavat’ Row: Karni Sena Activists Torch Haryana Roadways Bus In Gurgaon

Chandigarh(PTI): A Haryana Roadways bus was set on fire today near village Bhondsi in Gurgaon allegedly by activists of Karni Sena, who were protesting against the release of film 'Padmaavat'. This latest incident of hooliganism occurred despite Haryana Police claims that nobody would be allowed to disrupt peace in the state in the wake of the controversial movie's release tomorrow. A...

Basically I Remain A Classical Musician: Shankar Mahadevan

Kolkata(PTI): Popular singer Shankar Mahadevan tonight said though he is flooded with requests to perform hit Bollywood numbers on stage, the artist remains a classically- rooted musician. "I can't escape crooning the 'Mitwa... Kahe Dhadkan Tujhse Kya' number wherever I perform, basically I am a classically rooted musician," Mahadevan said at the Tata Steel Kolkata Literary Meet here. His roots in...

‘Padmaavat’ Row: Film To Be Screened By Rajasthan High Court

Jodhpur in Rajasthan(PTI): A screening of 'Padmaavat' will be held in the Rajasthan High Court after the controversial film's director Sanjay Leela Bhansali, who is seeking the quashing of an FIR against the movie, agreed to it. Sanjay Leela Bhansali's counsel, however, requested that adequate security measures should be put in place during screening of the film in the court. Acting...

Karni Sena Open To Witnessing ‘Padmaavat’ Ahead Of Its Release: Kalvi

Jaipur in Rajasthan(PTI): The Shree Rajput Karni Sena, a group opposing film 'Padmaavat', said today it was ready to watch the Bollywood period drama as offered by Bhansali productions to end the deadlock on the issue. The film, slated to be released on January 25, has been been facing protests by Karni Sena and other fringe groups over allegations that...

Sudarsan Pattnaik Offers Sandy Tribute To Goddess Of Knowledge Saraswati

Puri: Globally renowned sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaikwho wears many a feather on his hat today dedicated a sand sculpture of Goddess of Knowledge on the auspicious occasion of Basant Panchami or Saraswati Puja. In his reverence to the goddess Sudarshan Pattnaik took to Twitter and shared the pictures of the beautiful sand art tribute. He mentioned : “Our SandArt...

‘Sholay’ Revisits ‘Padmaavat’: Rajasthan Youth Climbs Mobile Tower With Bottle Of Petrol, Demands Ban On Film

New Delhi: Demanding a countrywide ban on Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s upcoming film ‘Padmaavat’, a youth in Bhilwara district of Rajasthan climbed a 350 feet tall mobile tower with a bottle of petrol today. Opposing the release of the film in theatres, the youth said that he will come down only when the Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer...