Agra, March 3 (IANS) Indian sentiment is not against Pakistan because people in the country are open to cultural exchanges with the neighbouring country, says Ajeet Cour, the founder president of the Foundation of SAARC Writers and Literature (FOSWAL)." "When the National School of Drama refused to hold the performance of Madeeha Gohar's play 'Kaun hai yeh ghustaakh?' it was the people of Delhi who organized two shows for them instead of one, Ajeet Cour told IANS in interview here. "This is a secular and democratic country and people here understand that differences between governments and armies should not be allowed to interfere in the people-to-people contacts," Cour said. The Foundation of SAARC Writers and Literature will organize the SAARC Festival of Literature in Agra March 10-
Gujarat CM Narendra Modi has emerged as one of the most popular leaders of BJP among women and youth. In the National Council meet, social and political analysts praised Modi and his work and said that he must be declared as the partys Prime Ministerial candidate
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) Sanjay, 25, is totally absorbed as he etches out intricate designs on a piece of wood, as are three other men in the room with him - all serving life term in Tihar Jail for murder. But it is the possible start of a new life for them with their training in wood carving that is fetching rich dividends. Besides Sanjay, the others are Nadeem, 25, Chamanlal, 55 and Eklakh, 35.
Mumbai, March 3 (IANS) Pop music culture is diminishing and it upsets Pakistani singer-actor Ali Zafar, who would love to do something to save it, but admits he can't bring about the change single-handedly.
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) Despite ample sunlight, people in India are deficient in Vitamin D which is leading to problems like weaker bones among the population, the Rajya Sabha was informed. The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has reported that surveys carried out in India indicate that despite ample sunlight, people are deficient in Vitamin D, Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad said while replying to a question by nominated member H.K. Dua this week.
Thiruvananthapuram, March 3 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Sunday wrote to his counterpart in Karnataka requesting his intervention to see that jailed PDP leader Abdul Nasser Maudany be given bail to enable him to attend his daughter's wedding.
Hyderabad, March 3 (IANS) India were 160/1 at tea in their first innings on the second day of the second cricket Test match against Australia here at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Uppal, Sunday. The hosts still trail Australia's first innings total of 237/9 declared by 77 runs. Murali Vijay and Cheteshwar Pujara were batting at 73 each when the second session ended.
Kolkata, March 3 (IANS) A pair of sunglasses, a book of poems, old gramophone records: These and other items brought back to Santiniketan from Argentina take one to the early 20th century and the enigmatic relationship between Argentine writer and feminist Victoria Ocampo and Noble laureate Rabindranath Tagore. The much written about relationship flourished across two continents and spanned decades.
Los Angeles, March 3 (IANS) Tyra Banks has been voted the most popular supermodel on the internet. The poll conducted by Modelinia.com crowned Banks for having 8.2 million followers on Twitter, beating fellow supermodel Miranda Kerr to second position with 1.6 million fans, reports dailystar.co.uk
Mumbai, March 3 (IANS) Filmmaker Subash Kapoor, who has been roped in to direct the third instalment of "Munnabhai" franchise, says the film will go on the floors early next year.