By Parveen Chopra, IANS
New York : Those gnawed by emptiness following the completion early this year of the Harry Potter series of books by J.K. Rowling can take heart. Scholastic, the books' US publisher, has unveiled plans Tuesday to launch what it hopes will be a follow-up blockbuster series.
Thiruvananthapuram : Kerala Chief Minister V.S. Achuthanandan Tuesday held discussions with a British Council official in an effort to prevent the closure of the council's library here.
By Sujoy Dhar, IANS
Kolkata : It is not "Tom & Jerry", "Sesame Street", or even "Harry Potter". Colorado will ring in New Year this time with an animation series based on Indian fables and nonsense rhymes made by renowned US-based Indian animator Manick Sorcar.
New Delhi : India's dream of reviving Nalanda, the ancient seat of Buddhist learning, moved a step closer to reality with the mentor group headed by Nobel laureate Amartya Sen fleshing out the details of the proposed international university which will act as a bridge between East Asia and South Asia.
By Fakir Hassen, IANS
Durban : Legendary south Indian singer T.M. Sounderarajan has urged Indian musicians everywhere to go back to their roots and first learn classical Indian music, as most of them leave him unimpressed.
Rio de Janeiro : Cuban musicians Miguel Angel Costafreda, Arodis Verdecia Pompa and Juan Alcides Diaz, who had been missing in Brazil since last Tuesday, have asked the Brazilian government for political asylum, the Spanish news agency EFE said quoting authorities.
By Azera Rahman, IANS
New Delhi : It may not have as big a fan following as its more popular relatives - rock and pop. But Western classical music, the "deeper and more pure form of melody" as music aficionados call it, is slowly catching on among the Delhi-zens.
Tehran : Iran has approved a concert by a Western pop artiste in Tehran, Fars news agency reported Sunday.
Irish pop singer Chris de Burgh, who has recorded the song A Melody for Peace, with the Iranian band Arian, is scheduled to give a concert with Arian next August, Arian's manager Mohsen Rajabpour told Fars.
NEW DELHI, Dec. 16 (APP): A large number of Indian art lovers and critics visited exhibition of Pakistani artists held in Mumbai.
In all twenty eight Pakistani artists participated in the exhibition “Indus Strokes” jointly organised by Ishi Jami from Pakistan and Ritu Jain from India in association with other organisations including Pakistan International Airlines.
By TwoCircles.net staff reporter
New Delhi : A Persian and six Urdu scholars have been conferred Ghalib Awards for their contribution to the growth of the languages. Vice-President Mohammad Hamid Ansari presented the awards here Friday while inaugurating the four-day International Ghalib Seminar on Iqbal: The Poet of Asia's Awakening.