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Anish Kapoor tops first edition of Hurun India Art List

With sales estimated at Rs. 168.25 crore, London-based sculptor Anish Kapoor has topped the first edition of the Hurun India Art List. He is followed by artists Akbar Padamsee and Krishen Khanna, whose works were sold for Rs 45.84 crore and Rs 9.48 crore respectively. The Hurun Research Institute has ranked the top 50 Indian ..

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India’s biggest stucco sculpture unearthed in Telangana

Archaeologists in Telangana have recently unearthed a rare life-sized stucco sculpture from a Buddhist site at Phanigiri in Suryapet. It is considered to be the biggest stucco sculpture found in the excavations in the country till date. The sculpture is about 1.73 metres in height and 35 cm in width. According to officials of department ..

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The world’s tallest 131ft indoor waterfall opened in Singapore

The world’s tallest 131 ft indoor waterfall has opened for the general public at Singapore’s Jewel Changi Airport.. The waterfall is housed inside a dome-shaped complex which has gardens growing over four storeys, more than 280 retail and food outlets, a hotel and a movie theatre. The structure also has a botanical garden with 120 ..

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UN cultural experts offers to help in rebuilding iconic structure of famed Notre Dame cathedral in Paris

UN cultural experts have recently offered to help in rebuilding the iconic structure of the famed Notre Dame cathedral in Paris. The cathedral is a universal symbol and the centre of France and its devastation has left people across nations shocked. UNESCO World Heritage Centre Director Mechtild Rossler said that the Cathedral is part of ..

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Nights are getting brighter : The light pollution

   As we have begun working in night too, excess light is dumped into the environments at nights. This is endangering ecosystems and harming animals. This is because their life cycles depend on dark. We are endangering ourselves by altering the biochemical rhythms. The International Dark Sky association defines light pollution as the excessive use ..

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Sydney scaffolding collapse traps worker

Rescue operation is under way after the scaffolding collapsed at Sydney worksite. One man was pulled from the rubble and another still trapped. 4 fire rescue crews, 10 ambulance services and 2 helicopters responded immediately. The scaffolding was next to the construction site. The workers are trapped by large amount scaffolding and concrete

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