The Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts (IGNCA), in association with the Odisha State Museum (OSM), organised the rock art exhibition in Bhubaneshwar on the occasion of the International Museum Day. The renowned museum showcased around 250 photographs of rock arts and six to eight replicas of the preserved art. Project director of the Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts, BL Malla said ...
Irate over rampant killings of endangered one-horned rhinoceros Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) staged protests in Assam. Led by former Assam Chief Minister Prafulla Kumar Mahanta and senior leaders of AGP held a demonstration in Kohora against surging Rhino deaths due to poaching in Kaziranga National Park. Upset over recent spate in death of the threatened animals provincial leaders demanded ...
Jharkhand Police arrested four cadres of the People's Liberation Front of India (PLFI) who were acting as messengers of Maoists in Gumla district. Police had been conducting several search operations in various districts in order to catch hold of the Maoists who approach the local villagers and offer them some money. Talking to mediapersons here on Saturday, Inspector of Police of Gumla ...
Local police have conducted martial arts training for about 400 school girls in West Bengal's Siliguri district in order to combat violence against women. Recently, the alleged rapes of girl children triggered protests, reawakening concerns about safety for women and girls. In order to protect themselves, the girls were seen enthusiastic and curious to learn defence training. Deputy ...
Singer Beyonce Knowles is reportedly expecting her second child with rapper Jay-Z and it is unlikely to affect her forthcoming stage performances. She had earlier pulled out of her Mrs. Carter show world tour in Antwerp, Belgium due to exhaustion, but she performed later when the tour touched down in Switzerland. A source has said that Knowles' pregnancy will most likely not affect her North ...
American Desi might best be best described as a comedy of cultural conflict. It takes a well-worn Hollywood genre--the teen/college movie--and inflects it with a new twist to explore the experiences of second-generation American teens. The title is short for "American Born Confused Desi," usually referred to by the acronym "ABCD" to describe the troubled cultural identities of these second ... ...
We take thousands of pictures nowadays, but do we still cherish them? We asked writers and artists, including Grayson Perry and Mary McCartney, to pick a shot they treasure - and tell us the role photography has played in their ...
cycling is in dire need of a heroic figure who can capture the public's imagination and bring pizzazz and sponsorship money back into the sport. That gap - and its underlying reasons - was thrown into clear relief when the slightly truncated 14th stage of ...
BAYREUTH, Germany--Opera houses the world over are scrambling to pay tribute to Richard Wagner, the controversial German composer often referred to as Hitler's favorite, who would have turned 200 this ...
Thankfully only the later part of that plot seems to have inspired Obama. The New York Times' Peter Baker reported last week that Obama had spoken "longingly of 'going Bulworth'" and telling it like it is.As Baker's story and other Obama moments have proven, it's not the only Hollywood plot available to those in the West ...
The Hangover star Heather Graham has detailed her past sex hang-ups in a revealing new movie screenplay. The actress admits she was scarred by religious teachings, which suggested that kids who had sex before marriage were on the fast track to hell. She says, "When you grow up Catholic and you're told that you're going to go to hell for having pre-marital sex, then how do ...
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An Australian scientist is planning an expedition to the Wessel islands in July and will revisit the location where five coins and an old map might reveal findings recreating Australia's history.
Professor of Anthropology at Indiana University in US Ian McIntosh plans to open up possibilities that the 1000-year-old coins may prove that explorers from distant countries might have landed in Australian shores much earlier than James Cook declared it 'terra nullius' and claimed it for the British throne in, The Age reports.
McIntosh and his team of Australian and American historians, archaeologists, geomorphologists and Aboriginal rangers say that the five African coins date back to the 900s to 1300s and are from the former Kilwa sultanate, now a World Heritage ruin on an island off Tanzania.
Australian soldier Maurie Isenberg had discovered a handful of coins in the sand during his stay at one of the islands and in 1979 he rediscovered his 'treasure' and found out from a museum that the coins proved to be 1000 years old. He marked an old map with an 'X' to remember where he had found them.
According to the report, Isenberg too found four coins originating from the Dutch East India Company with one dating back to 1690, when some early Dutch seafarers stepped on Australian shores much before Cook. ...
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