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Salma Hayek proud of Mexican roots

August 25th, 2012 - 4:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 25 (IANS) Actress Salma Hayek says she is proud of her Mexican heritage and has even taught her daughter to embrace the same.The "Savages" actress corrected her alleged ... Read more...

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Kantha stitch takes fashion, furnishings by storm (With Images)

August 12th, 2012 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 12 (IANS) Threads can talk and create stories. They can weave their way through centuries and be reborn in various avatars. Such has been the evolution of the ... Read more...

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Students to track sex determination centres

August 17th, 2011 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) Alarmed by the sharp decline in the child sex-ratio in Maharashtra, the state government has decided to train students to "keep an eye" on suspected sex ... 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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Karnataka’s new chief minister is Yeddyurappa loyalist

August 3rd, 2011 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 3 (IANS) Karnataka's new chief minister, D.V. Sadananda Gowda, is a known loyalist of his scandal-hit predecessor B.S. Yeddyurappa who has been involved in politics since the ... 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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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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Applause for Lavani dancers at parade

January 26th, 2011 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) Lavani dancers from Maharashtra put up a colourful and vibrant show at the Republic Day parade here Wednesday, drawing applause from spectators.The state tableau displayed Marathi folk ... Read more...

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Monica and Karishma make a comeback with AW Festive Collection

September 23rd, 2010 - 11:59 am ICT by Sampurn Wire
September 23, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): After the triumphant launch of the Bridal Collection this year, the designer duo of Monica and Karishma are back with a bang. They are back with their ... Read more...

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Jaipur organizes impersonator show to revive folk art form

March 7th, 2010 - 3:17 pm ICT by ANI
Jaipur, Mar 7 (ANI): With an aim of reviving popular folk entertainment, a Behrupia (impersonator) show was organized here on Saturday.Organized at the Jawahar Kala Kendra, this unique show saw participation ... Read more...

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PM condoles demise of noted playwright Habib Tanvir

June 8th, 2009 - 11:09 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, June 8 (ANI): Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh expressed grief over the demise of noted Hindi and Urdu playwright, theatre director, poet and actor Habib Tanvir on Monday.Tanvir ... Read more...

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‘South Asian youth can change region’s future’

February 18th, 2009 - 9:29 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Feb 18 (IANS) South Asia's future can be bright if its youth can come together to share ideas and work together as young people remain largely unaffected by some of ... Read more...

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Chinese folk ballads, dances prelude Olympics opening ceremony

August 8th, 2008 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
Xinhua Beijing, Aug 8 (Xinhua) A group of dancers danced to festive Tibetan music before fanning out to form the Olympic rings here Friday, about two hours before the opening of the Beijing ... Read more...

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Bhopal school holds snake exhibition for public awareness

August 4th, 2008 - 3:36 pm ICT by ANI
By Ram Chand Sahu Bhopal, Aug.4 (ANI): A school in Bhopal recently organised a daylong snake exhibition to spread general awareness about serpents besides encouraging a friendly relation between human beings and ... Read more...

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6,000-year-old Jericho shroud might shed light on mysterious Turin shroud

May 30th, 2008 - 4:38 pm ICT by admin
Tel Aviv, May 30 (ANI): Scientists have expressed hope that a 6,000-year-old shroud uncovered in the Judean Desert in 1993 could help solve the age old mystery of the Shroud of ... Read more...

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Veteran Marathi actor Ganpat Patil is dead

March 23rd, 2008 - 8:44 pm ICT by admin
Kolhapur (Maharashtra), March 23 (IANS) Veteran Marathi film and folk actor Ganpat Patil died at his residence here Sunday. He was 89. Type-cast as an effeminate, ludicrous dancer, Patil acted in 62 ... Read more...

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Week-long art exhibition highlights Phulkari in Chandigarh

March 2nd, 2008 - 7:46 pm ICT by admin
Chandigarh, March 2 (ANI): Two art graduates--Sonal and Daphy Brarheld an exhibition at the Chandigarh Art Gallery this past week that highlighted the beauty of Phulkari or, flower embroidery. The week-long exhibition, put ... Read more...

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Manipur hosts annual Shumang Leela festival

February 26th, 2008 - 9:33 pm ICT by admin
Imphal, Feb.26 (ANI): Manipur recently played host to the popular Shumang Leela (the courtyard theater form) festival here. Organised by the Manipur State Kala Adademi, the 36th edition of All Manipur Shumang ... Read more...

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