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HindustanTimes Thu,10 Jul 2014

Home again: New Zealand gets back historic Maori art

Five historic wooden panels carved by New Zealand's indigenous Maoris have been returned to the country from Switzerland more than four decades after they were illegally exported, a senior government minister announced.

Mumbai play to revisit popular fables from Panchatantra

Drawing inspiration from some of the ancient tales, director Jhelum Gosalia has come up with a new musical play, Panchatantra: India’s Original Musical, which weaves five tales together, and presents them in acontemporary setting.

Make room for the world's most beautiful interiors

60 of the world's most beautiful interiors from across nine categories - bar and restaurant, civic, creative re-use, display, education and health, hotels, offices, residential and retail - from 21 countries have been nominated for the prestigious awards this year.

Clinton: the musical to hit New York stage

It's tough being Hillary Clinton. Her book's a flop, she's angered ordinary Americans with crass remarks about money and now her husband's sex life is a musical, premiering in the Big Apple on July 18.

'Arvind Kejriwal is the funniest person in India today'

Stand-up comic Sorabh Pant talks about India's funny and not-so-funny people. Also, how we are ready to take a joke on ourselves. Earlier, that came with a statutory warning.

Nigella’s arty choke on sale; causes shock

Illustrations of British ­celebrity chef Nigella Lawson being throttled by her former husband — noted art collector — Charles Saatchi, are up for sale on Saatchi’s own ­website, and the art ­fraternity is not amused.

London's iconic Tower Bridge celebrates 120th birthday

To mark its 120th birthday on Monday, London’s iconic Tower Bridge has been festooned with blue and white balloons and ticket prices have been dropped to £1.20.

Art for therapy's sake! When talking doesn't help

When talking doesn't help those with emotional trauma, counselors are turning to art. When words cannot reach a patient's emotional space, it could be a very useful tool to heal mental scars.

Monumental task: saving India's rich heritage

Negotiating with dacoits, unearthing medieval recipes for building material, and applying Multani mitti ‘face packs’ to the Taj are all part of the difficult effort to preserve India’s rich built heritage.

Artist Sudarsan Pattnaik wins global sculpting award

Odisha sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik has won a prize at the sand sculpting World Cup in the US, the artist said Saturday.
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