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Amazon India Fashion Week: Indo-Western blend, ode to textiles

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Models display creations by designers Pratima Pandey during the Amazon India Fashion Week in New Dellhi. (Photo: Bunny Smith)

Chronicler of Soviet life wins Literature Nobel

Svetlana Alexievich

Belarussian author Svetlana Alexievich has won the Nobel Prize in Literature for her portrayal of life in the former Soviet Union which the Swedish Academy said was “a monument to suffering and courag

Margaret Atwood, McCurry, Thomas Piketty at Jaipur 2016 literary festival

Margaret Atwood

Canadian author Margaret Atwood, who has just released her latest novel The Heart Goes Last, Israeli author and peace activist David Grossman, French economist Thomas Piketty and Indian writer Ruskin

Chemistry Nobel for DNA repair study

Aziz Sancar,Paul Modrich and Tomas Lindahl (Photo: AP)

Three scientists from Swe-den, the US and Turkey won the 2015 Nobel Prize for Chemistry on Wed-nesday for working out how cells repair damaged DNA, providing new ammunition in the war on cancer.

Emirati activist wins ‘Nobel for human rights’

An Emirati human rights activist barred from leaving his home country was named the 2015 winner of an award often dubbed the Nobel prize for human rights.

Sexual assault suit filed against Bill Cosby

Bill Cosby

A 25-year-old model filed a lawsuit against disgraced US comedian Bill Cosby on Tuesday alleging he sexually assaulted her at the Playboy Mansion in 2008.

Mystery of giraffe’s long neck solved by scientists


The long neck of modern-day giraffes evolved in several stages as one of the animal’s neck vertebrae stretched first towards the head and then towards the tail a few million years later, scientists ha

New ‘habitability index’ to help find alien life


The hunt for alien life may get easier, thanks to a “habitability index” created by scientists that can point out which of the thousands of exoplanets discovered so far have a better chance of hosting

Rushdie’s Frankfurt invite angers Iran

Salman Rushdie poses during the promotion of his new book, Two Years Eight Months And Twenty-Eight Nights in Madrid, Spain. —AFP

Iran has threatened to boycott next week’s Frankfurt Book Fair because organisers have invited the author Salman Rushdie, who still has a fatwa against him, as a guest speaker.

The wise men have spoken — the moot point is, will they be heard?

Nearly a quarter century ago, when the Babri Masjid was demolished, Fahmida Riaz, a well- known Urdu writer, poet and feminist of Pakistan who had spent many years in exile in India with her husband a