Divya A reports on travel, tourism, culture and social issues – not necessarily in that order – for The Indian Express. She’s been a journalist for over a decade now, working with Khaleej Times and The Times of India, before settling down at Express. Besides writing/ editing news reports, she indulges her pen to write short stories. As Sanskriti Prabha Dutt Fellow for Excellence in Journalism, she is researching on the lives of the children of sex workers in India.
In April this year, The Indian Express reported that India had sent Sowa-Rigpa, the Tibetan system of medicine, as its official entry for UNESCO’s prestigious Intangible Cultural Heritage list. The problem was Beijing, too, had sent a similar entry, claiming Sowa-Rigpa as its own.
The first museum dedicated to Partition opens in Amritsar tomorrow. It is a place for survivors and their families to come to terms with the loss and look ahead with hope.
The National Museum pulls out turbans and pagris from its reserves to highlight the importance of headgears in India
A new exhibit in New York showcases the world in miniature, created by more than 100 artists
In the clip, Sharma was heard telling residents of Mahagun Moderne that he will ensure the accused who pelted stones and stormed the society “never get bail”, while also asserting it was a case of “mob violence” against the family
Through inscriptions, artwork, books and maps, the exhibition at IGNCA aims to revisit the tangible and intangible heritage associated with the epic.
It was rooted to the soil, or so said the organisers of the Ministry of Culture’s Rs 490-crore ‘Cultural Mapping Project’ —the third leg that was held in Thanesar block in Kurukshetra on Saturday.
An animation franchise is taking children back to the days of grandma’s stories and traditional Indian art forms
However, visitors to the 46 site museums across India, such as Agra’s Taj Museum, Delhi’s Indian War Memorial Museum can continue to take their cellphones inside the premises and use the museum lighting to take pictures of artefacts.
Sources say the proposal for Lucknow was mooted on the basis of the city’s worldwide fame for Tundey Kebab, Handi Chicken and other such delicacies. While the idea was approved during the meeting, it was later shot down by the ministry “for reasons unknown”.
Henri Cartier-Bresson’s exhibition in New York City offers a ringside view of key political and everyday events of mid-20th century India, besides some rare glimpses of Mahatma Gandhi’s final day
A panel set up to probe allegations of irregularities in the functioning of Lalit Kala Akademi (LKA) has virtually given a clean chit to suspended LKA secretary Sudhakar Sharma.
As soon as you get to the top of Muottas Muragl, another adventure awaits you — an “inspiration walk”, replete with art installations and natural views at each turn. The “inspiration walk” is also a five-mile hike!
Spread over 800 acres, the Dinpanah Archaeological Park comprises the Purana Qila area, with nearly 100 monuments and a lush green forest. The DDA aimed to bring together various stakeholders such as the Archaeological Survey of India
With a refreshing summer menu, a new coffee place in GK1 is a welcome addition to the market
A solo in Delhi by noted Korean artist Kim Ho-suk harps on the mundane, layering it with the country’s turbulent colonial past.
National award-winning documentary In the Shadow of Time focuses on the evolution of Ravan Chhaya, and the survival of the centuries-old shadow puppetry form in contemporary times
Bollywood actress Sonam Kapoor received a Special Mention for Neerja, amid loud cheers from father Anil Kapoor, himself an actor, mother Sunita and friend Anand Ahuja.
The Sangeet Natak Akademi is holding a function on Wednesday to mark the renaming with Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan as the chief guest.
An exhibition brings out rare works on Guanyin, considered to be the first female deity in Buddhism
The new dispensation under Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath is learnt to have assured the Centre of speeding up acquisition and transfer of land for these projects.
The restaurant industry, already reeling under the highway liquor ban, reacts to the government’s plan to regulate portion sizes.
Both India and China nominate Tibetan medicine system for Unesco honour.
These artists gave Indian art a new language; all of them worked with metal in the 1950s.
Union Tourism Minister Mahesh Sharma said the Centre will hold discussions on the matter and see how a solution can be found so that the tourism industry doesn’t take a hit while the SC directive is also followed.
A new CBFC website was also launched on Monday.
Photographs, letters and personal artefacts make up the Partition Museum Exhibition in Delhi.
Sources said the first step would be to develop major tourist attractions and places of worship in these cities, followed by renovation of railway stations.
Uttar Pradesh’s Kheriya is a village largely inhabited by glass bangle-making Muslim families.
Going off the beaten track in the village of Guraidhoo in the Maldives.
An exhibition in Delhi chronicles the influence the Jewish community has on Indian cinema, pop culture and architecture.
NYC administration is going to flash its tagline "All are welcome" across all major airports and also spread it through social media.
NGMA Director General Adwaita Gadanayak on getting people to the gallery, collaborating with other cultural bodies and his Picasso plan
While Thursday was a washout, people from different age groups came visited the Red Fort in droves on Friday.
Union Tourism and Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma, the current occupant, confirmed that he has been asked to vacate the duplex bungalow.
A newly launched rickshaw tour of Old Delhi takes you through all things spiritual and historical, with some food and shopping thrown in