Monday, May 25, 2015




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.

We are the World
Mon, May 25, 2015

An exhibition captures the bonhomie and grandeur of first Asian Relations Conference organised by Jawaharlal Nehru.

Click & Fly to India
Wed, May 20, 2015

E-tourist visa, or e-TV, is an electronically obtained travel permit that a tourist visiting India can apply for, without having to visit the concerned Indian Embassy or High Commission.

National Museum head’s transfer riles art fraternity
Mon, May 18, 2015

The departure of the man with a passion for arts and theatre has left a group of peers riled.

Land Ownership Rules: No right to educate for ‘illegal’ slum schools
Sun, May 10, 2015

RTE is causing several low-cost private schools to shut down, unwittingly depriving children of education.

101 miniature paintings from India to tell the story of the Ramayana in Australia
Wed, May 06, 2015

Delhi’s National Museum has lent 101 such paintings from its collection to the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, for a month-long exhibition.

Hope, in Pixels: How a photo blog rescued Nepal quake survivors
Mon, May 04, 2015

How a photo blog rescued Nepal quake survivors and their families.

Buzz at Museum, Lalit Kala Akademi but it’s not about art
Fri, May 01, 2015

National Museum head who did ‘good work’ shifted, LKA in govt hands since April 1.

A Deccan Odyssey
Thu, Apr 16, 2015

The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York showcases the biggest-ever collection of Indo-Islamic art.

Need to ‘mainstream’ Dalit literature: writers
Wed, Apr 15, 2015

Tamil writer D’Cruz argued that Dalit voices should be spread around the world through translation of Dalit literature.

Crafts Museum may soon be history
Sun, Apr 12, 2015

Days numbered as it is now going to make way for government-run Hastkala Academy

West Delhi gets its first cultural hub, under a flyover
Wed, Mar 25, 2015

King’s Park Street — a 3.5-acre cultural facility under Rajouri Garden flyover — is finally up and running

Govt plans 50 circuits across country to boost tourism
Wed, Mar 04, 2015

Krishna Circuit, Muslim Circuit, Nature Tourism Circuit among the ones to be developed.

Varanasi to be pitched as ‘cultural capital’
Tue, Mar 03, 2015

On its end, the Ministry of Culture has envisaged a concept wherein schools will be turned into “interpretation centres” for tourists.

Strait Drive
Wed, Feb 18, 2015

Singapore opens a window to the hybrid culture of Peranakan Chinese settlers through an exhibition in the city.

Who Ate My Forest?
Mon, Feb 09, 2015

Filmmakers Kavita Bahl and Nandan Saxena examine depleting forest food for tribals in their film.

Culinary institute, permanent museum campus to open in Noida
Wed, Feb 04, 2015

The Indian Culinary Institute (ICI) comes under the Tourism Ministry.

UN meet seeks a better future for kids
Tue, Jan 13, 2015

Ban Ki-moon reiterated UN’s commitment to giving equal rights and entitlement to “those with different sexual orientation”.

Centre keen to project Chhattisgarh as tourist hotspot
Mon, Dec 29, 2014

A tourist security plan has was launched on Friday that includes setting up of a 24x7 tourist helpline and deployment of tourist police.

From Christmas, buy online tickets for Humayun’s Tomb, Taj Mahal
Tue, Dec 23, 2014

A joint venture between ASI and IRCTC aims to facilitate e-ticketing for all heritage monuments in the country.

India to restore Nepal’s Pashupatinath and other temples abroad
Mon, Dec 22, 2014

An ASI team has visited the site to assess the requirements for its restoration and the funds required.

Loose bricks in Delhi’s ambition to get world heritage city status
Sun, Dec 14, 2014

Sources told Newsline that officials had sought clarifications on the inter-linkage between various agencies involved

‘Chakravyuh’ in Parliament, but it’s only a play
Thu, Dec 11, 2014

Former MP Nitish Bharadwaj returns to House, as Mahabharata’s Lord Krishna

Satyarthi’s Nobel should put focus on rehabilitation of sex workers’ children
Wed, Dec 10, 2014

There are around 30 lakh female sex workers in India, with 35.47 percent of them entering the trade before the age of 18 years.

In healthcare starved Assam, Dholmara health centre sets example of super-effective functioning
Fri, Dec 05, 2014

The PHC is known for being among the best in the district on the scale of management and service delivery.

Snapdeal launches India’s first virtual store for the differently abled
Wed, Dec 03, 2014

The first-of-its-kind virtual store, from the stable of, was inaugurated by Member of Parliament Shashi Tharoor.

Two Delhi NGOs share the $1,00,000 Deutsche Bank award
Wed, Nov 26, 2014

The shortlist included the likes of Delhi Haat, Center for Social Research, Yamuna Biodiversity Park, Katha and Khoj.

Special aid to rebuild tourist spots in Andhra, Odisha
Thu, Nov 20, 2014

The Centre has come to the rescue of cyclone-hit states of Andhra Pradesh and Odisha for the restoration of government-run tourist facilities.

Figures of Speech
Mon, Nov 10, 2014

The third edition of Mehfil-e-Gangojamun honoured three young and unpublished poets

Figures of Speech: Mehfil-e-Gangojamun honours young and unpublished poets
Mon, Nov 10, 2014

The third edition of Mehfil-e-Gangojamun honoured three young and unpublished poets.

Lindiwe Nonceba Sisulu: We also own Mahatma Gandhi ji
Thu, Nov 06, 2014

Next year, South Africa will celebrate 100 years of Mahatma Gandhi's historic journey from South Africa to India.

Pen Drive: Samanvay Indian Languages Festival to put regional languages in spotlight
Mon, Nov 03, 2014

The fourth edition of the annual event held at India Habitat Centre, and is tipped to be bigger than before.

Now, E-Museums
Thu, Oct 23, 2014

Over 11,000 rare artefacts and artworks from across 10 government museums go digital.

Baap Waali Baat! Every Indian dad must take cue from this song
Mon, Oct 13, 2014

The song directly targets the mindset of fathers, presenting before them a positive scenario where girls can thrive and develop to their full potential.

Dilli Haat to open doors to embassies, state govts
Mon, Oct 06, 2014

Delhi Tourism Dept wants them to celebrate statehood days, national days and festivals at Dilli Haat.

Years after its construction, Delhi Eye is finally open to public
Sun, Oct 05, 2014

From 36 air-conditioned cabins, Delhi Eye offers a bird's eye view of popular sites in a span of 20 minutes.

India to host SAARC cultural ministers’ meet
Thu, Sep 18, 2014

Also on the agenda is the declaration of the year 2016-17 as the SAARC Year for Cultural Heritage.