Aug 14

PU professor revives writer of writers, Anton Chekhov

One of the greatest writers of short fiction in history, Anton Chekhov was a Russian playwright and short story writer during the late 19th and early 20th century. As his works have been translated to many languages, Chekhov’s short stories have always gained much appreciation from the readers worldwide. But for the first time, Pankaj

Launch of Great Russian playwright ‘’Rang Chakhov’’

Chandigarh: A great collection of Russian playwright book ‘’Rang Chakhov’’ is launching by today, at studies auditorium of Panjab university by 3pm. This book is translated by Dr Pankaj Malviya chairperson of Russian department Panjab

Pracheen Kala Kendra organized its 225th Monthly Baithak Programme

Pracheen Kala Kendra organized its 225th Monthly Baithak Programme here today at its Bhaskar Rao Indoor Auditorium, Sector 35-B, at 6:30pm onwards when Pune based Eminent Vocalist Pt. Yadavraj Phad and disciple of Legendry Pt. Bhimsen Joshi mesmerized the city audience with his melodious Vocal recital. Kendra’s Chairman Shri S.K. Monga was the Chief Guest

R D Burman ‘hated’ composing disco songs

Legendary musician R D Burman, whose cabaret tunes still reverberate at pubs and discotheques, actually hated composing such songs and even believed that the genre was just a “passing fad”, says a new book and when he first won the Filmfare Award for Best Music Director, an honour that came to him after two decades of

Adolf Hitler’s short-lived successor and his contribution (Book Review)

Karl Doenitz and the Last Days of the Third Reich; Author: Barry Turner; Publisher: Icon Books/Penguin India; Pages: 304; Price: Rs 599 Adolf Hitler is so identified with the Nazi epoch that it is commonly thought that his Third Reich began and ended with him. It almost did but in the few days between his

Anjan Dutta reinvents Hamlet

Kolkata: Shakespeare’s Hamlet has inspired award-winning director Anjan Dutta to recreate the intense drama on celluloid, though with a contemporary spin. Anjan’s ‘Hamlet’, which is the second adaptation of the age-defying drama in recent times after ‘Haider’ by Vishal Bhardwaj, deals with socio-political crisis and violence against humanity. “Shakespeare’s Hamlet suffered from a basic crisis

Ex-SP recounts Hashimpura massacre issue

New Delhi:early 30 years since the Hashimpura massacre, the then superintendent of police of Ghaziabad district has come out with a book giving his version of the gory incident in which 42 Muslims were gunned by jawans of the Provincial Armed Constabulary (PAC). “Still weighing heavy on my conscience is that horrifying night of May

Manbhawan Singh’s punjabi film’Gelo’ is released today

Punjab: Gelo is an upcoming punjabi movie in punjabi indian language based on one of the famous punjabi novel Gelo written by doyen of Punjabi literature Ram Sarup Ankhi, Manbhawan Singh is related to a story of a girl named as Gurmel Kaur belongs to Malwa region of punjab, demonstrates the problems of  the  farmers

Taking Tamil ebooks to the world — for free By Frederick Noronha

Chandigarh:He publishes ebooks. He uploads millions of words to cyberspace — and he’s proud that he charges zilch for this, even though some of the have seen over 150,000 downloads. Thirty-three-year-old T. Shrinivasan, an instrumentation engineering alumni from the University of Madras, runs the site. The site, which turned three last month, already has