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All-woman group spreads the ‘word’ of awareness

When theatre acts as a therapy, its message travels beyond the stage podium. It impacts the audience to carry forward the “word” of awareness to be spread around.

President Pranab: Assault on women, children has shaken collective conscience of the nation

President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday expressed his anguish over the recent increase in cases of brutal assault on women and child rape and said it was time the nation reset its moral compass.

Journey from homemaker to passionate artist

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As children, we all loved sketching and playing with crayons. Mixing those bright shades, the distorted human figures, the orange sun rising from between the green, “pointed” hills… these images were an intrinsic part of our childhood.

Dark secrets of being a woman in India

Scenes from Jug Jug Jiyo being performed at Stein Auditorium, Indian Habitat Centre, in New Delhi.

The inaugural performance of the Hinglish theatre Jug Jug Jiyo — a dark comedy with sharp, witty intensity, revolving around the lives of two childhood friends, Samyukta and Simran, living and sharing a small house in a small town — took place recently at Stein Auditorium, Indian Habitat Centre, New Delhi.

Ton-up raina puts rest in control

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Suresh Raina smashed his 11th first class ton to power Rest of India to 526 in 130.1 overs against hosts Mumbai on Day Two of the Irani Cup match at the Wankhede Stadium here on Thursday.

Commanding show

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Rest of India’s batsmen, led my opener Murali Vijay’s timely century, tamed the inexperienced Mumbai bowling line-up to end the first day at 330/5 in the Irani Cup at Wankhede Stadium here on Wednesday.

United in a universal expression of dance and music


The recently held “Festival of Young Musicians and Dancers” was an occasion to celebrate the richness and colour of Indian classical music and traditional dance forms. Organised by the Sahitya Kala Parishad along with department of art, culture and languages, Delhi government, the three-day festival brought together varied Indian heritage and the timeless traditions of Indian classical art forms. It was a much-needed break from the over-emphasised Western dance and musical forms that has taken over the young generation.

Sandeep, Yuvraj miss out

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Drag-flicker Sandeep Singh continued to be sidelined, while striker Yuvraj Walmiki was the surprise ommission as India made several changes to their squad for the Hockey World League Round 2, scheduled here from February 18 to 24.

Focus on Test spots in Irani clash

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An India call-up and regaining form will be on the mind of players from both sides when Ranji Trophy champions Mumbai host Rest of India in the five-day Irani Cup match starting at the Wankhede Stadium here from Wednesday.

Clarke might captain Pune: Roy

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Michael Clarke, who was signed by Pune Warriors India in the 2013 IPL auctions, may lead the side in the sixth edition of the cash-rich tournament ahead of the team’s icon player Yuvraj Singh.

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I want to begin with a little story that was told to me by a leading executive at Aptech. He was exercising in a gym with a lot of younger people.

Shekhar Kapur’s Bandit Queen didn’t make the cut. Neither did Shaji Karun’s Piravi, which bagged 31 international awards.