Discussions and debates in quaint Chinese tea houses over simmering cups of green tea in the snaking lanes of Kolkata's Chinatown may soon be a reality.
With millions taking part, India celebrated its 64th Republic Day with pomp and pride, with people in a few areas defying rebel groups to join official flag hoisting functions.
The curtain will go up on the DSC Jaipur Literatutre Festival 2013 Jan 24-Jan 28 under the shadow of simmering unease with Muslim hardline groups upping the din for banning four writers who had read out excerpts from Salman Rushdie's "Satanic Verses" last year and the RSS opposing the presence of six Pakistani writers at the event in view of the ongoing tension along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir.
Offering a glimpse of what cerebral palsy patients go through via mime, hand model performance and dance theatre, Performer Andrew Dawson feels people's perception towards the differently -abled is "beginning to change".
Leading British light artist and poet Robert Montgomery has crafted a poetry installation in light on the wall of a heritage spice trading house facing the sea.