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He quit India's space agency many years ago to spur a revival of India's cultural traditions across the world. Today, Nataraja 'Soorya' Krishnamoorthy is busy trying to rejuvenate Kerala's age-old arts, enable folk and theatre artists to live a more dignified life and also integrate Malayali artistes living outside Kerala, especially those in the Gulf countries.

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The decline in the art market in the aftermath of the economic meltdown has given the 15th century artistic tradition of printmaking a reason to survive and re-invent itself.

New printmakers in India are using high technology to push their art to budget collectors. Print art is a reproduction practice in which a picture or an image is reporduced using techniques like woodcuts, linocuts, lithography, etching, engraving and tinting.

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Historian-scholar S Irfan Habib finds the idea of Islamic science as a category distinct from modern Eurocentrism as problematic and questions it along with some other fundamentalist notions being peddled in Islam today in his new book.

"Jihad or Ijtihad" is a study in which Habib tries to trace the trajectory of mainstream Islam's questioning of modern science.

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Cycling through the rugged mountain tracks of Himachal Pradesh is on a roll. And this time, the adventurous mountain bikers are not just foreigners.

At a nine-day, 438-km long mountain biking (MTB) expedition here last week, 62 of the 75 cyclists were Indians - most of them with white collar jobs in big cities.

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As Irom Sharmila continues in solitary confinement in Imphal, a group of theatre activists has taken up the cudgels to ensure the story behind her 11-year-old hunger strike reaches people across the country.

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In this speed - obsessed age, most of the people simply love to enjoy and have some fun with their friends in the lap of nature. If you are one among them, Chembra Peak is the best place where you can experience the real sense of natural interference. 

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