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Best-picture Oscars up for sale in rare auction

Two Academy Awards for best picture are going up for sale in a rare auction of Oscars. An Oscar awarded to Mutiny on the Bounty in 1936 and another given to Gentleman’s Agreement in 1948 will go up for auction in Los Angeles starting December 11. Source  :  https://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-life/best-picture-oscars-up-for-sale-in-rare-auction/article25542935.ece

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Painting found is not Picasso’s

A Romanian novelist who thought she had found a painting by Pablo Picasso stolen from a museum in the Netherlands six years ago seems to have been the victim of a prank. Mira Feticu said an anonymous tip led her to the picture supposedly Picasso’sTete d’Arlequinunder a tree in eastern …

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Prison inmates bring Kolkata of the past alive on canvas

As part of the World Heritage Week celebrations, an exhibition of 40 paintings titled Aitirjya (Our Heritage) has been curated at the Indian Museum, Kolkata. What makes it special is that the paintings have not been created by renowned artists, but those confined within the high walls of correctional homes …

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Best-picture Oscars up for sale in rare auction

Two Academy Awards for best picture are going up for sale in a rare auction of Oscars. An Oscar awarded to Mutiny on the Bounty in 1936 and another given to Gentleman’s Agreement in 1948 will go up for auction in Los Angeles starting December 11.AP Source :  https://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-life/best-picture-oscars-up-for-sale-in-rare-auction/article25542935.ece

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Painting found is not Picasso’s

Painting found in Romania not by Picasso A Romanian novelist who thought she had found a painting by Pablo Picasso stolen from a museum in the Netherlands six years ago seems to have been the victim of a prank. Mira Feticu said an anonymous tip led her to the picture …

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Ape fossil 11 million years old unearthed in Gujarat

Tireless fossil hunting under the scorching heat of the Kutch basin, Gujarat proved fruitful and palaeontologists unearthed a fossilised upper jaw (maxilla). Further studies showed that the fossil find was highly significant: it is the oldest and the only known ape fossil discovered in peninsular India. Ansuya Bhandari from Birbal …

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4 Indian authors shortlisted for DSC Prize

Four Indian authors and two authors of Pakistani origin have made it to the shortlist of the $25,000 DSC Prize for South Asian Literature 2018. The names were announced at an event in the London School of Economics & Political Science on Wednesday. The shortlisted writers are Jayant Kaikini for …

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