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Vishwakarma Puja 2019: Date, significance, facts, time and shubh muhurat for the Hindu festival

Vishwakarma Puja 2019: Vishwakarma created many wondrous weapons for the Gods; he also constructed the Maya Sabha of the Pandavas and Lord Krishna’s Dwarka.
Nagoan: An artist gives final touches to an idol of Lord Vishwakarma at a workshop ahead of upcoming Vishwakarma Puja Festival in Nagaon district of Assam, Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019.(PTI)
Nagoan: An artist gives final touches to an idol of Lord Vishwakarma at a workshop ahead of upcoming Vishwakarma Puja Festival in Nagaon district of Assam, Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019.(PTI)
Updated on Sep 17, 2019 11:11 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

At OIC meet, Sushma Swaraj quotes Rig Veda, Quran to denounce terror

Sushma Swaraj cited verses from Quran and Rig Veda, and quoted Guru Nanak Dev at the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation meet to denounce terror and their supporters.
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj addressing the inaugural plenary session of Organisation of Islamic Cooperation in Abu Dhabi on Friday.(Photo: Twitter/@MEAIndia)
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj addressing the inaugural plenary session of Organisation of Islamic Cooperation in Abu Dhabi on Friday.(Photo: Twitter/@MEAIndia)
Updated on Apr 20, 2020 09:09 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Abu Dhabi | ByHT Correspondent

‘In the Absence of Writing’: History as it was recited

An exhibit at India Art Fair explores what links Avesta, oral Torah, Rig Veda
‘And secrets are secrets’, an interactive installation by Astha Butail, invites viewers to respond to previous entries in any of the handmade diaries left on a bookshelf. The result is an open book with no beginning or end.
‘And secrets are secrets’, an interactive installation by Astha Butail, invites viewers to respond to previous entries in any of the handmade diaries left on a bookshelf. The result is an open book with no beginning or end.
Updated on Feb 10, 2019 11:42 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByDevyani Nighoskar

Review: Style of India walks us through the dressing traditions in India from the Vedic Age till now

Ten significant moments in Style of India, from past to the future, traditional to the contemporary and costume to couture from the Vedic Age till now
Style of India shows why Indian people dress the way they do. The journey begins from Harappa, to show the evolution of Indian style through ages, invasions and post- independence.
Style of India shows why Indian people dress the way they do. The journey begins from Harappa, to show the evolution of Indian style through ages, invasions and post- independence.
Updated on Nov 20, 2018 02:01 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Delhi | BySrishti Jha

Review: Kama: The Riddle of Desire by Gurcharan Das

An exploration of desire establishes that Kama is at the very root of being human
A miniature from the album of Ragamala, circa 1754, shows lovers being served on a terrace. The bow and arrow held by the man are symbols of Kama, the god of love.(Getty Images)
A miniature from the album of Ragamala, circa 1754, shows lovers being served on a terrace. The bow and arrow held by the man are symbols of Kama, the god of love.(Getty Images)
Updated on Nov 09, 2018 06:42 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | BySudhirendar Sharma

AICTE gets 4,800 signatures in support of Ancient Knowledge Systems course for engineering students

On September 27, a group of scientists and experts filed two online petitions against the book, claiming it endorses pseudoscientific claims about supposed inventions in ancient India
AICTE has promised the book will be submitted to another expert panel if enough complaints are received.(HT File)
AICTE has promised the book will be submitted to another expert panel if enough complaints are received.(HT File)
Updated on Oct 11, 2018 07:14 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByShreya Bhandary, Mumbai

Online petition hits out at book endorsed by AICTE

Calling all experiments in the book “conspiracy theories”, experts said AICTE was endorsing pseudoscientific claims about supposed inventions of ancient India
Officials from AICTE said the book has references as well.(Pic for representation)
Officials from AICTE said the book has references as well.(Pic for representation)
Published on Sep 29, 2018 12:27 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByShreya Bhandary, Mumbai

Review: Who We Are And How We Got Here by David Reich

David Reich’s new book concludes there was definitely a large migration from Central Asia to India and suggests that those with ANI (Ancestral North Indian) genes are descended from migrants from the Steppes
Enduring mystery: Mohenjo Daro, one of many large pieces in the puzzle that is Indian ancestry.(Flickr Vision/Getty Images)
Enduring mystery: Mohenjo Daro, one of many large pieces in the puzzle that is Indian ancestry.(Flickr Vision/Getty Images)
Updated on Apr 20, 2018 07:11 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByVir Sanghvi

Try to find correlation between ancient Indian history and epics: Govt committee

A 14-member committee was set up in November 2016 tasked with the job to trace Indian culture and compare it with other cultures across the world.
File photo of culture minister Mahesh Sharma in his office in Noida. The minister said the work of the committee has “nothing to do with Hinduism or Islam. It is about our civilisation”.(HT)
File photo of culture minister Mahesh Sharma in his office in Noida. The minister said the work of the committee has “nothing to do with Hinduism or Islam. It is about our civilisation”.(HT)
Updated on Mar 07, 2018 06:26 PM IST
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