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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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Special tribute to Mahatma Gandhi

To coincide with the celebrations of the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, IFFI 2018 will pay tribute to the Father of the Nation. The National Film Archives (NFAI) of India, in collaboration with the Bureau of Outreach and Communication, will hold a multi-media digital exhibition as a tribute to …

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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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Microplastics – a scourge stalks the sea

Sometime in 2009, Bindu Sulochanan, a marine ecologist at Mangalore’s Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI), was dissecting sardines in her laboratory. Scientists at the CMFRI have been doing this for decades, to study the feeding behaviour of various ocean-dwelling fish. As Dr. Sulochanan peered at the contents of the …

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