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Habib Tanvir’s contribution to Indian theatre now in a book


September 1st, 2012 - 1:04 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) "Habib Tanvir: Towards an Inclusive Theatre", a book on the life of the late veteran playwright and director and his contribution to the Indian theatre ... Read more...

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Gulmarg reverberates with sound of music


March 10th, 2012 - 1:50 am ICT by IANS
Gulmarg (Jammu and Kashmir), March 10 (IANS) The beautiful snow-covered mountains played a perfect backdrop as the sound of music wafted across the chilly air at the first ever Gulmarg ... 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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Dasara ends in Karnataka with famed ‘Jumboo Savari’


October 6th, 2011 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
Mysore, Oct 6 (IANS) Thousands of people from Karnataka, many parts of India and from abroad were enthralled Thursday by the 'jumboo savari', or elephant procession, in this city of ... Read more...

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Mysore decked up for ‘jumboo savari’


October 5th, 2011 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
Mysore, Oct 5 (IANS) People from across Karnataka and from other states and abroad are arriving here to witness the famed 'jumboo savari' (procession of caparisoned elephants) Thursday -- the ... Read more...

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It’s music to everyone’s ears; Jodhpur RIFF starts Oct 12


July 26th, 2011 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 26 (IANS) The fourth Jodhpur RIFF, which combines traditional Rajasthani artists with contemporary India, will be held Oct 12-16 in the desert state. It will not only bring ... Read more...

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Jaffna festival to promote reconciliation


March 23rd, 2011 - 4:15 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, March 23 (IANS) Hundreds of Sri Lankan and international folk artists will come together this weekend in Jaffna to celebrate their unique and diverse traditional musical heritage.Twentyfour folk groups ... Read more...

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Thousands cheer for Kannada at Bangalore meet


February 4th, 2011 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 4 (IANS) Thousands of lovers of Kannada language, literature, songs, art and culture gathered here Friday for a three-day literary meet, held in the state capital after 41 years.Drummers, dancers, ... Read more...

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India celebrates 62nd R’Day, military might on show (Roundup)


January 26th, 2011 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS
By Sarwar Kashani and Paloma Ganguly New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) India celebrated its 62nd Republic Day with a grand parade of its military might and cultural diversity in the heart ... Read more...

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Kashmiri folk culture comes alive at R-Day


January 26th, 2011 - 1:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) The replica of a Sufi shrine, a hut carved in wood, a Chinar tree, folk artists... a typical Kashmiri village came alive on Delhi's famous Rajpath boulevard ... Read more...

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Lakme Fashion Week: Anita Dongre Prefers Rajasthani Dancers To Mallika Sherawat!


December 4th, 2010 - 6:09 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
On this, the designer said that Mallika was invited to attend the event only as guest. Dongre rather preferred two Rajasthani dancers to showcase her designs as the showstoppers. The designer ... Read more...

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Mallika Sherawat adds glamour to Lakme Fashion Week


September 17th, 2010 - 11:25 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 17 (IANS) Bollywood bombshell Mallika Sherawat lifted the spirits of the Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) Friday by attending fashion designer Anita Dongre's show as a guest. When quizzed why ... Read more...

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Assam’s Kamprup District a heaven for Tiwa tribe


June 14th, 2010 - 8:54 pm ICT by ANI
By Peter Todd AlexGuwahati, June 14 (ANI): The Bherakuchi village in Assam's Central Kamprup District is a home to the Tiwa tribe and away from influence of modern cities.Here there is ... Read more...

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West Bengal salutes Tagore on his birth anniversary


May 9th, 2010 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 9 (IANS) West Bengal saluted Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore Sunday with offerings of songs, dances and plays composed by the bard as lakhs of people participated in functions across the ... Read more...

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Eggs with pearls, crystals to be showcased in Delhi


April 4th, 2010 - 12:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) Art is charting an eclectic course in the capital. After its brush with cereal art, glass art and vegetable art - Delhi is now readying for egg ... Read more...

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Rose Festival begins in Chandigarh


February 26th, 2010 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Feb 26 (IANS) Amidst an assortment of colourful activities like releasing of balloons, playing of bands and the beating of drums, this union territory welcomed the 38th edition of the ... Read more...

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Surajkund crafts fair begins on vibrant note


February 1st, 2010 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
Surajkund (Haryana), Feb 1 (IANS) The Surajkund Crafts Mela, an internationally-acclaimed annual showcase of Indian crafts and culture, got off to a colourful start here Monday. The fair, which will continue till Feb ... 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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Now a ‘Kolkata Haat’ to popularise rural crafts


February 27th, 2009 - 11:18 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 27 (IANS) Kolkatans can now buy handicrafts directly from artists bringing their wares from places like Tamil Nadu, Gujarat and Rajasthan with the launch Friday of 'Kolkata Haat', similar to ... Read more...

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Agra gears up for ”Taj Mahotsava”


February 17th, 2009 - 5:47 pm ICT by ANI
Agra, Feb 17 (ANI): Preparations are on in full swing for the "Taj Mahotsav", the ten-day annual festival at Shilpgram near the Taj Mahal. Bedecked elephants and camels, drum beaters, folk artists ... Read more...

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Olympics soar sales of snacks in China (Olympics side-lights)


August 19th, 2008 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 19 (IANS) The Olympic Games have sent the sales of snacks soaring in China. Sports fans here are stocking up food at home so that they do not have to ... 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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Russian, Greek artists in Punjab to share the cultures


March 17th, 2008 - 8:05 pm ICT by admin
By Karan Kapoor Chandigarh, Mar 17 (ANI): The tour of cultural troupes of Greek and Russian folk artists in Punjab has been a great success. Playing the dhol, a traditional Punjab instrument, was ... Read more...

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President Patil to inaugurate national folk dance festival ‘Loktarang’


January 24th, 2008 - 11:05 am ICT by admin
New Delhi, Jan 24 (ANI): President Pratibha Patil will inaugurate the six-day national folk dance festival Loktarang here this evening.Union Tourism and Culture Minister Ambika Soni will preside over the function.The inaugural ... Read more...

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President Patil to inaugurate national folk dance festival Loktarang tomorrow


January 23rd, 2008 - 9:26 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Jan 23 (ANI): President Pratibha Devisingh Patill will inaugurate the six-day National Folk Dance Festival named as Loktarang, tomorrow.President Patil will inaugurate the festival and Tourism and Culture Minister ... Read more...

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‘I’m an enthusiast for Indian music,’ says Sir Mick Jagger


November 14th, 2007 - 8:26 am ICT by admin
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