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Mountbatten's Indian valuables auctioned for Rs 56 crore

A diamond bracelet and jewelled decorative elephants from Jaipur are some of the Indian heirlooms that made up a collection of 350 personal items belonging to Patricia Mountbatten, Lord Louis......

All eyes on rediscovered Sher-Gil at auction

The auction will also feature works of M F Husain, as well as early works by masters Tyeb Mehta and Francis Newton Souza.Ritwik Sharma reports. IMAGE: Untitled (Self-portrait) by Amrita......

Kept locked for 100 years, Van Gogh painting to be displayed for first time

A major Paris work by Vincent van Gogh that has been part of the same French family’s private collection for more than a century is to go on public display for the first time since it was......

This 102-carat diamond could become most expensive jewel

An exceptionally rare 102.39-carat diamond may become one of the most expensive stones ever to sell at auction when it goes under the hammer in Hong Kong in October. IMAGE: An employee of......

Want to buy a dinosaur?

One of the world's most complete Tyrannosaurus rex skeletons is up for sale. IMAGE: Stan, one of the largest and most complete Tyrannosaurus rex fossil discovered, is going up for auction at......

India Inc's demand for flexible workspace up 73% in Q1

Leasing of flexible workspace by corporates rose 73 per cent to 31,538 seats during January-June period on a year-on-year basis, with enterprises looking to save cost besides flexibility that......

How much will this painting sell for?

This is the largest single-owner sale of Indian modern art, but it is for reasons other than this historicity that it will be remembered, says Kishore Singh. IMAGE: The Winner of Hippies by......

Sotheby's India auction sees tepid response as slowdown hits art world

The sale lot of 61 pieces of art, which was spread across a variety of categories such as modern and contemporary South Asian art, prints, and photographs, realised an estimated sale price of Rs......

Sotheby's India debut gets lukewarm response

The auction was watched closely as it comes at a time when other major names like Christie's have pulled out of India.Pavan Lall reports. Photograph: Kind courtesy, Sotheby's Sotheby's inaugural......

'Diamond trade continues to be money-laundering conduit'

The spotlight is back on the hawala trade in diamonds. IMAGE: India exports polished diamonds worth around $35 billion a year. It is the biggest processor of rough diamonds. Finished diamonds, like......

Rowling pens Harry Potter prequel

British author J K Rowling has written an 800-word prequel to the Harry Potter series for charity. The book, which was written almost a year after the seventh and last book Harry Potter and the......

J K Rowling's final adieu to Harry Potter

J K Rowling, the author of the iconic Harry Potter book series,has bid goodbye to the boy wonder and his friends in the form of a set of handwritten fairy tales. The only catch is that you and I......

Psst! Wanna buy an Oscar?

You win an Academy Award. You make a speech, walk off the stage with your statue, bring it home, and you put it on the mantle. Very cool. But what if someday you wanted to--or worse, needed......

Maradona's 'Hand Of God' shirt could be yours

IMAGE: Charge d'affaires of the Argentine embassy Diego Alonso mourns the death of soccer legend Diego Armando Maradona, outside the Argentine embassy building in La Paz, Bolivia. Photograph:......

Michael Jordan's first Air Jordan sneakers sold for record $560,000

IMAGE: The Air Jordan 1s, designed for Jordan in 1985 and the first ever signature sneakers, are a mismatched pair in a size 13 (left) and size 13.5 (right). Photograph: Sotheby's/Handout via......

World's oldest soccer rule book sold for $1.4mn

The world's oldest soccer rule book dating from the 1850s was sold for 881,250 ($1.4 million) at a Sotheby's auction in London, the book's owners Sheffield FC said on their website on Thursday.......

Lewis Hamilton aims for three titles

Lewis Hamilton needs two more Formula One championships to get his hands on the $8 million (5 million pounds) car of his dreams. The 23-year-old McLaren driver, looking relaxed and considerably......

'83 heroes relive World Cup win at Lord's

It was a journey down the memory lane as India's 1983 World Cup heroes relived the historic occasion by walking down the pitch and then victorious captain Kapil Dev opening a champagne bottle from......

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