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PM lays foundation of southern performing arts museum


September 12th, 2012 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
Thrissur (Kerala) Sep 12 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh laid the foundation stone for a state-of-the-art museum of South Indian performing arts at the prestigious Kerala Kalamandalam here Wednesday."The ... Read more...

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Benefica may soon play with Goa soccer team


August 30th, 2012 - 2:24 am ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 30 (IANS) Benefica, one of the top football clubs in Portugal, could soon challenge footballers in Goa to a match, according to organisers of an Indo-Portuguese cultural exchange.Organisers ... Read more...

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Hard for singers to sell individual work: Neha Bhasin


July 28th, 2012 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) Singer Neha Bhasin, who has recently released her new single "Tera mera", says it has become harder to sell one's individual work in times when ... Read more...

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Dongre’s tribute to Indian textiles at LFW (With Images)


July 28th, 2012 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 28 (IANS) Designer Anita Dongre is set to pay tribute to Indian textiles with a collection called "Urban Princess" at the forthcoming Lakme Fashion Week, which begins Aug ... Read more...

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‘India’s Got Talent’ created job for participants: Cyrus Sahukar


July 10th, 2012 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) Anchor-actor Cyrus Sahukar, who will host the fourth season of "India's Got Talent", says the reality show has "created job opportunities for participants" and given ... Read more...

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India becoming market for high end European art (With Images)


April 30th, 2012 - 12:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) Rising disposable incomes, exposure to unique art forms and greater social interaction are opening urban Indian homes to niche British interior accessory art like Amanda ... Read more...

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Artists, scientists brainstorm for green cause


November 27th, 2011 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Nov 27 (IANS) It was an unusual gathering in this tech hub, organised perhaps for the first time in India but which went almost unnoticed though the discussions centred ... Read more...

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Himachal exhibits artefacts at trade fair


November 17th, 2011 - 10:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) The centuries-old, globally acclaimed dying art forms of Himachal Pradesh are displayed at the on-going India International Trade Fair here, an official said Thursday.Live demonstration ... Read more...

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Himachal reviving Chamba art forms


October 30th, 2011 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Oct 30 (IANS) To protect and revive the decades old, globally acclaimed dying art forms of the erstwhile princely hill state of Chamba, Himachal Pradesh is training and improving ... Read more...

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Jagjit Singh passes away


October 10th, 2011 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 10 (IANS) Renowned singer Jagjit Singh, known as much for his ghazals and bhajans as for his work in Hindi cinema, died here Monday after a brain haemorrhage. ... Read more...

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IGNOU’s art workshop in Tihar


September 21st, 2011 - 2:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) Wednesday commenced a four-day workshop for Tihar Jail inmates to expose them to various art forms like painting, ... Read more...

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Alappuzha to get Rs.400 crore central assistance


September 2nd, 2011 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 2 (IANS) The centre will provide Rs.400 crore to boost tourism in Alappuzha district of Kerala, state Tourism Minister A.P. Anil Kumar said Friday.The first Rs.50 crore would ... Read more...

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Nearly 3,000 artists avail special scheme


August 3rd, 2011 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) Nearly 3,000 folk and traditional performance artists have been helped with financial aid in 2010-11 under a special scheme, the culture ministry said Wednesday.The scheme ... Read more...

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Chennai gears up for Clinton visit


July 19th, 2011 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 19 (IANS) Chennai is gearing up to receive Hillary Clinton, the first US secretary of state to visit the Tamil Nadu capital.Security has been beefed in the city ... Read more...

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People hit by one-minute fame disease: Kirron Kher


July 16th, 2011 - 10:17 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) With the epidemic of reality shows on television, people the world over appear to have been infected with the fame disease, says actress Kirron Kher, ... Read more...

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‘Kamasutra’ collection by Suneet Verma


July 14th, 2011 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) Veteran designer Suneet Verma will showcase a collection inspired from 'Kamasutra' at the upcoming Delhi Couture Week (DCW).The Kamasutra, possibly the most celebrated Hindu text ... Read more...

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Indian ethnic art show attract London visitors


June 20th, 2011 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) An exhibition of Warli folk art, an ethnic art form from Maharashtra, is pulling visitors at the Nehru Centre in London. Warli art, which ... Read more...

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North America’s first Indian culture centre in Toronto


June 14th, 2011 - 9:53 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, June 13 (IANS) Canada will soon have its version of the Nehru Centre in London as India opens a cultural centre here next year.Sangeeta Bahadur, deputy director at the ... Read more...

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New Delhi hosts theater festival to preserve Manipur’s rich tradition


April 17th, 2011 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 17 (ANI): In an endeavor to preserve the extremely rich theater tradition of Manipur, which has not been able to achieve the kind of popularity it deserves at the ... Read more...

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Hamid Ansari stresses on working of ‘three language formula’


March 29th, 2011 - 10:13 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 29 (ANI): Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari on Tuesday dwelt upon the working of the "three language formula" in the country.Addressing after releasing a book entitled 'Sahastra Varson ... Read more...

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North-east spring festival: A cultural extravaganza


March 26th, 2011 - 4:43 pm ICT by ANI
Dimapur, Mar 26 (ANI): The five-day long North East Spring Festival, recently organized in Dimapur city of Nagaland was a grand affair that showcased some of the best folk art forms of ... Read more...

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Muslim artisans in Lucknow languish


March 25th, 2011 - 4:47 pm ICT by ANI
By Mohd Anis ur Rehman KhanLucknow, Mar 25 (ANI): Muslim artisans in the historical city of Lucknow, famed for its rich cultural and historical heritage, its delectable cuisine and its 'tehzeeb' drawn ... Read more...

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People clean villages to mark Bihar Divas


March 22nd, 2011 - 3:54 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, March 22 (IANS) Thousands of people across Bihar cleaned up their villages Tuesday, marking a unique start to the much awaited Bihar Divas celebrations.Principal Secretary HRD Anjani Kumar Singh ... Read more...

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All spruced up for grand Bihar Divas


March 21st, 2011 - 12:24 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, March 21 (IANS) The historic Gandhi Maidan here is being readied for grand celebrations to mark Bihar Divas Tuesday in memory of the day when the British carved out ... Read more...

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President Patil inaugurates national festival of tribal dances


March 16th, 2011 - 10:09 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 16 (ANI): President Pratibha Devisingh Patil on Wednesday inaugurated 'Prakriti', the three-day national festival of tribal dances.The Ministry of Tribal Affairs in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture ... Read more...

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Exotic India comes alive in Washington’s ‘Maximum India’ fest


February 26th, 2011 - 7:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 26 (ANI): Now you can visit a street market in bustling Mumbai, a silk shop in Chennai or an airy palace in Rajasthan-all at once.You need only trek to the ... Read more...

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Ten-day Taj Mahotsav to begin Friday


February 17th, 2011 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Feb 17 (IANS) The ten-day annual cultural extravaganza Taj Mahotsav, dedicated to the heritage of Agra and the Braj region, will open Friday.Over 350 craftsmen from 19 states will be putting ... Read more...

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Kathakali performance attempts to enter record books


February 12th, 2011 - 11:47 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 12 (IANS) In a first of its kind attempt, a total of 150 Kathakali artistes came together for a performance lasting 45 minutes here Saturday.The entire performance was videographed by ... Read more...

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Surajkund fair, a major draw for art and craft lovers


February 9th, 2011 - 3:18 pm ICT by ANI
By Maryam YasminNew Delhi, Feb 9 (ANI): The 25th Surajkund Crafts Mela is proving to be major attraction for art and craft lovers, besides international tourists.Organised jointly by the Union Tourism Ministry ... Read more...

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Masters to take part in international dance fest


February 7th, 2011 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 7 (IANS) Dance maestros from five countries representing a broad sweep of global dancing traditions will flock to India Feb 15-18 for a three-day, two-city international festival of dance ... Read more...

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‘Abhushan’ - A summit to preserve art of jewellery-making


January 29th, 2011 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 29 (IANS) In a bid to preserve the craftsmanship and rich heritage of jewellery designs, the World Craft Council (WCC) has organised an international jewellery summit Feb 4-6 here.The ... Read more...

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Sibal calls for new vision for promotion of urdu language


January 5th, 2011 - 8:50 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 5 (ANI): Union Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Kapil Sibal on Wednesday said that a new vision and a national strategy is needed in order to preserve the rich ... Read more...

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Cash And Partners In Way Of A R Rahman Music School


November 30th, 2010 - 1:23 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Amidst the crisis that A R Rahman faces, a question arises in the minds of several people who are of the opinion that Indian parents are still not convinced about the ... Read more...

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Over 85 Pakistani firms expected at Chandigarh fair


October 28th, 2010 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Oct 28 (IANS) Over 85 companies from Pakistan will participate in a three-day Chandigarh Fair-2010, which will start Friday at the Parade Ground here, an organiser said Thursday.Pakistani traders have come ... Read more...

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Morgan Freeman And Wife Finalize Their Divorce In Mississippi


September 20th, 2010 - 5:16 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
September 20, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): Morgan Freeman, the actor and his wife managed to finalize their divorce in Mississippi on September 15 when the judge of Tallahatchie ... Read more...

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