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Rock Climbing

A new documentary chronicles the journey of rock ‘n’ roll in India

Google doodle honours Junko Tabei, the first woman to scale Mount Everest

Junko Tabei was born on September 22, this is her 80th birth anniversary. Google doodle is celebrating her feat.

Kuljeet Singh on theatre, venturing into direction and discussing contemporary issues through his plays

Singh's group, Atelier Repertory Company, has previously adapted Saadat Hasan Manto's stories, Bu, Thanda Gosht, Dhuan and Kaali Shalwar, in the play Kuchh Afsaney, which recalls post-Independence conflicts as well as the present fears.

Shashi Sood is on a mission to capture rare birds with her camera lens

A post graduate in political science, in the last six years, Sood has photographed and documented hundreds of species of rare and lost birds across Punjab, Bharatpur, Harike Pattan, Rann of Kutch, Nanital and Australia, where she has travelled extensively.

For some laughs

Standup comedy is becoming popular in India.

Gods in the making: Meet the idol makers of Delhi’s CR Park

For the next few months, these idol makers would find themselves a home in the capital, and dedicate themselves to the services of various deities.

Shikaar successfully walks the fine line between real laughs and real fears

Shikaar, Patchworks Ensemble’s latest production, a rip-roaring comedy about five chudails, and a man on a mission.

Netflix’s Unbelievable underlines how women need to behave as victims to be believed as one

In the post #MeToo universe where there is an abundance of instances of disparate women sharing their private stories, Unbelievable is the show we deserve as much as we need.

An exhibition of textiles presents the range of experiments done in pattern and material in Varanasi

Made possible by the Devi Art Foundation, the exhibition curated by Pramod Kumar KG of Eka Archiving Services, is dedicated to the memory of Suresh Neotia and Martand Singh, patrons who found merit in Rahul Jain’s research.

World Bamboo Day: India’s green gold is sustainable and versatile

Every year, September 18 is observed as the World Bamboo Day by the World Bamboo Organisation, in order to generate awareness about conserving and promoting the bamboo industry.

Pune: Three-day Ganpati photo exhibition ‘Bappagraphy’ from September 27

The competition is held in two categories — Amateur & Professional. Interested photographers are required to register and submit their original photos on or before September 20.

Prank raises expectations for Banksy sale

“Devolved Parliament” by Banksy will be offered at Sotheby’s in London with a valuation of 1.5 million to 2 million pounds, or about $1.9 million to $2.5 million.