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Minjar Fair begins in Himachal


July 29th, 2012 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
Chamba, July 29 (IANS) Minjar Fair, a Hindu fair that symbolises the blossoming of maize, began in this Himachal Pradesh town here Sunday.State assembly speaker Tulsi Ram inaugurated the week-long ... Read more...

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Performers flaunt centuries old costumes at Hemis Festival (With Images)


June 29th, 2012 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
Leh, June 29 (IANS) Monks dressed in bright yellows, reds, blues and greens traditional silk outfits, huge black hats, masks and cream Tibetan shoes Friday kick-started the two-day Hemis Festival ... Read more...

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Thousands march for climate justice in Durban


December 3rd, 2011 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
Durban, Dec 3 (IANS) Thousands of people, including members of civil society groups from various countries, Saturday marched to the venue of the UN climate change talks here demanding quick ... Read more...

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Celebrating India at cultural festival in Berlin


July 2nd, 2011 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, July 2 (IANS) Fascinating yoga performances, melodious music, dazzling cultural programmes and colourful costumes took thousands of participants on an unforgettable journey of India and the world as ... Read more...

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Public display of affection at Berlin gay parade


June 25th, 2011 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, June 25 (IANS) Decked in colourful costumes, vibrant masks, holding hands, hugging and kissing each other, members of the gay community along with thousands of other people marched in ... Read more...

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Rainbow hues in Berlin ahead of gay parade


June 24th, 2011 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, June 24 (IANS) Discounted flight tickets, special shopping vouchers, rebates in hotels, free drinks and parties -- the stage is set to welcome more than half a million people ... Read more...

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Uzbek dancers enthrall Jaipur audience


April 10th, 2011 - 6:10 pm ICT by ANI
Jaipur, Apr 10 (ANI): Dancers from Uzbekistan enthralled the audience at a cultural exchange programme organised in Rajasthan's Jaipur city.The group, which arrived in the city on April 7, consisted of about ... Read more...

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Colours, innovations to dazzle puppet stage in Delhi (With Image)


February 1st, 2011 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chatterjee New Delhi, Feb 1 (IANS) The ancient performing art of puppetry will receive a fresh lease of life when 10 puppet theatre ensembles capture the change in puppetry traditions ... Read more...

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Pakistani transvestites meet, dance to Indian music


October 28th, 2010 - 2:04 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 28 (IANS) Transvestites from across Pakistan met at a town in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province where they held a gala that included dancing to Indian, Pakistani and English songs.The News ... Read more...

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Classical dancers showcase best of ‘guru-shishya’ tradition


October 3rd, 2010 - 11:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 3 (IANS) Classical dancers in traditional finery moved in perfect harmony, showcasing India's ancient guru-shishya parampara at the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony Sunday. Musicians playing sitars, which were lit ... Read more...

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Hindus chant to Muslim beats in Himachal temples


October 3rd, 2010 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
By Vishal Gulati Shimla, Oct 3 (IANS) As the priest begins to chant the sacred mantras for the daily religious ritual, a group of Muslim musicians quietly joins in, playing the traditional drums, ... Read more...

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Friendly fight, flower shower - it’s Lathmar Holi


February 24th, 2010 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
By Brij Khandelwal Barsana (Uttar Pradesh), Feb 24 (IANS) Barsana, the birthplace of Lord Krishna's consort Radha, has kept its date with the famous Lathmar Holi, with thousands of pilgrims - among them ... Read more...

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Chandigarh set to party at Saturday carnival


November 26th, 2009 - 12:25 pm ICT by IANS
By Alkesh Sharma Chandigarh, Nov 26 (IANS) Goofy, Minnie Mouse, a slew of sea creatures, all brought alive in colourful floats, will go around this city Saturday, kicking off a two-day carnival. Almost ... Read more...

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Karnataka to help fight AIDS with folk art


October 23rd, 2009 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Oct 23 (IANS) Music passes the message quick and well, and Karnataka intends to do just that by using state's popular folk art to spread awareness among the masses about HIV-AIDS ... Read more...

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Bengalis in West Bengal celebrate traditional New Year


April 15th, 2009 - 6:32 pm ICT by ANI
Kolkata, Apr 15 (ANI): Residents in West Bengal participated in celebrations and revelry to welcome 'Poila Boisakh' or the traditional New Year in the state.'Poila Baisakh' marks the beginning of the Bengali ... Read more...

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Bollywood minstrels to mark IPL launch in Cape Town


April 15th, 2009 - 9:20 am ICT by IANS
By Fakir Hassen Cape Town, April 15 (IANS) The streets of South Africa's carnival city will be awash with Bollywood stars in a different off-screen guise joining the famed Cape Minstrel groups ... Read more...

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Kiwi dancers win chance to become Dreamgirls of Bollywood


April 12th, 2009 - 3:27 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, April 12 (ANI): Six Kiwi girls have got the opportunity to be a part of 'Dreamgirls of Bollywood', a theatrical dance spectacular.Sharmista Chakraborty and five other girls from Auckland have joined ... Read more...

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Tibetan exiles participate in special prayer in Dharamsala


March 11th, 2009 - 6:16 pm ICT by ANI
Dharamsala, Mar 11 (ANI): Hundreds of Tibetans, including monks, nuns and officials of the Tibetan Government-in-exile, on Wednesday attended an annual special prayer ceremony that marked the 16 th day of ... Read more...

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Karnataka to help heal leprosy with folk art


October 25th, 2008 - 10:42 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Oct 25 (IANS) The healing power of music is well known, and Karnataka intends to do just that by using popular folk art to spread awareness about leprosy and make the ... Read more...

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Merchants of Bollywood all set to take Australia by storm


June 29th, 2008 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, June 29 (ANI): After its triumph in London and Europe, the international smash hit, Merchants of Bollywood is all set to mesmerize Australia.The musical, The Merchants of Bollywood, is ... Read more...

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Amazigh claim their rights in ‘Arab’ Morocco


June 23rd, 2008 - 11:11 am ICT by IANS
DPA Rabat, June 23 (DPA) Some years ago, a visitor to the Moroccan capital Rabat was unlikely to be reminded of the nation's Amazigh (Berber) population by other than details of tourism interest, ... Read more...

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Singapore’s Orchard Road resonates to the sound of India


April 5th, 2008 - 8:04 pm ICT by admin
(Lead)Singapore, April 5 (IANS) Singapore's main shopping boulevard was transformed into a "mini-India" as a colourful and vibrant tourism and cultural promotion campaign was launched in the city state in yet another ... Read more...

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Soft power brings countries together: Ambika Soni


April 5th, 2008 - 6:13 pm ICT by admin
Singapore, April 5 (IANS) As Indian drummers and dancers wooed the audiences here, Tourism and Culture Minister Ambika Soni said Saturday it is soft power that brings nations together. Speaking at the ... Read more...

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Foreigners dance to Garba tune in Indore


November 14th, 2007 - 2:35 am ICT by admin
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