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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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‘Feluda’ lends voice to Tagore


August 25th, 2012 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 25 (IANS) Ace detective "Feluda" dropped his 0.32 Colt revolver to pick up the microphone, lending his baritone voice to English interpretations of Rabindranath Tagore's songs.Prolific Bengali actor ... Read more...

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Prime accused in Mayawati statue vandalism held (Lead)


July 28th, 2012 - 12:58 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 27 (IANS) The prime accused in the vandalisation of Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati's statue in Lucknow was arrested in Gurgaon Friday night, police said.Amit Jani, president ... Read more...

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What a blow! Mayawati gets a boost, Akhilesh defensive (UP Newsletter)


July 27th, 2012 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 27 (IANS) A hammer blow on a statue of former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mayawati has not only boosted her sagging stocks but also brought the ruling ... Read more...

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UP government races to restore Mayawati statue


July 27th, 2012 - 3:18 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 27 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government was Friday hurriedly restoring a life-sized statue of former chief minister Mayawati to replace the one vandalised the day before.A replica ... Read more...

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Esha is my princess, says fiance Bharat Takhtani


June 26th, 2012 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 26 (IANS) From her cousin Abhay Deol to friends Sohail Khan and Genelia D'Souza - actress Esha Deol and her fiance Bharat Takhtani's sangeet ceremony saw a lot ... Read more...

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NCP’s revenge against BJP, retains Kej assembly seat


June 15th, 2012 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
Beed (Maharashtra), June 15 (IANS) In a jolt to senior Maharashtra Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Gopinath Munde in his home district Beed, the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) Friday ... Read more...

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Land of white elephants and gold pagodas - Myanmar musings


May 31st, 2012 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, May 31 (IANS) It's a mix of the old and the new, of wide expanses and quaint tree-lined avenues, of lofty buildings and ancient gold pagodas glinting in ... Read more...

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Parliament remembers Tagore


May 8th, 2012 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) Parliament remembered Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore on his 151st birth anniversary Tuesday.Among those who paid floral tributes to the "great son of India" in ... Read more...

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Pranab to visit Bangladesh for Tagore ceremony


May 2nd, 2012 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) Building upon warming ties, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee will visit Bangladesh Sunday as the guest of honour to attend the closing ceremony of the ... Read more...

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Where’s bachelor party? On foreign shores, say desi boys (Feature)


April 25th, 2012 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Who doesn't want some fun before entering wedlock? Traditional pre-wedding sangeet and mehndi celebrations notwithstanding, young Indian bridegrooms, inspired by movies like "Hangover" and ... Read more...

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Bollywood values costume designing more now: National Award winner


April 24th, 2012 - 2:51 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 24 (IANS) Having worked with top-of-the-line film directors in Bollywood, costume designer and actor Dolly Ahluwalia Tewari feels her craft is more valued in the film industry ... Read more...

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Tagore songs at Munich music fest


April 10th, 2012 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 10 (IANS) East will meet West at a music festival in Munich next week when a 10-member ensemble from Kolkata teams up with performers from Germany in a ... Read more...

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ICCR starts functioning from Bhopal regional centre


April 5th, 2012 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, April 5 (IANS) The Indian Council of Cultural Relations (ICCR) started working officially from its brand new regional centre in Bhopal Thursday.Madhya Pradesh Culture and Public Relations Minister Laxmikant ... Read more...

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Mallika Sarabhai’s new choreography finds Tagore through his women


March 28th, 2012 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) The spirit of Rabindranath Tagore lived in the women he loved at different times in his life - Kadambari Devi, the companion of his youth, ... Read more...

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‘Chaurahen’ masterstroke by Rajshree Ojha (IANS Movie Review - Rating: ****)


March 16th, 2012 - 2:04 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "Chaurahen"; Cast: Victor Banerjee, Roopa Ganguly, Ankur Khanna, Soha Ali Khan, Karthik Kumar, Shayan Munshi and Zeenat Aman; Director: Rajshree Ojha; Rating: ****The four stories, originally written by Nirmal ... Read more...

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Baichung gets inaugural Banga-Samman award


February 10th, 2012 - 10:44 pm ICT by IANS
Siliguri, Feb 10 (IANS) Legendary Indian footballer Baichung Bhutia was among the 10 luminaries from diverse fields honoured with the inaugural Banga-Samman award by the West Bengal government Friday. ... Read more...

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London poet to make his acting debut in Tagore’s play


February 10th, 2012 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 10 (IANS) London-born poet and translator William Radice, who has transliterated several literary works of Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore, is making his acting debut in 'Raja', a play ... Read more...

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Braj haveli sangeet on verge of extinction


February 7th, 2012 - 11:28 am ICT by IANS
Agra, Feb 7 (IANS) The famed musical tradition of 'haveli sangeet',originating in western Uttar Pradesh's Braj region, is on the verge of extinction in the place of its origin, with ... Read more...

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Jackie makes cameo appearance in Rajini film


February 3rd, 2012 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 3 (IANS) Anything for Rajinikanth, says Bollywood actor Jackie Shroff, who has made a cameo appearance in the legendary Tamil actor's new film "Kochadaiyyan"."Rajiniji's daughter Soundarya is ... Read more...

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Genelia says wedding preparations on in full swing


January 20th, 2012 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 20 (IANS) Riteish Deshmukh and Genelia D'Souza are ready to tie the knot Feb 3, and without revealing much more, the actress says the preparations are keeping ... Read more...

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‘Discover Bihar’ roadshow launched


January 13th, 2012 - 11:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) The Bihar tourism department Friday launched its second edition of the 'Discover Bihar' roadshow in the capital to promote tourism in the state.Exhibiting the culture ... Read more...

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Amitabh croons ‘Ekla…’ for ‘Kahaani’, promotes it on Twitter, blog


January 12th, 2012 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 12 (IANS) After a successful 2011, Vidya Balan is set to start the New Year with another woman-centric film "Kahaani" and has found support from none other ... Read more...

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Aamir’s proposal was the moment of my life: Sanjeeda (With Images)


January 11th, 2012 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 11 (IANS) Wedding bells are set to ring for actors Aamir Ali and Sanjeeda Sheikh in March. The excited actress says she was left speechless when her ... Read more...

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Theatre veteran Satyadev Dubey passes away (Second Lead) (With Image)


December 25th, 2011 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 25 (IANS) In a big loss for Indian theatre, well-known playwright and director Satyadev Dubey passed away here Sunday after several months of illness. He was 75.Dubey, who ... Read more...

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Sarangi maestro Sultan Khan passes away (Lead)


November 27th, 2011 - 10:15 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 27 (IANS) Noted Sarangi exponent and singer Ustad Sultan Khan passed away Sunday after prolonged kidney-related ailments, an associate said. He was 71."He passed away while on the ... Read more...

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Delhi arts fest to kick off with ode to Tagore


October 30th, 2011 - 11:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 30 (IANS) The 15-day Delhi International Arts Festival will open at the 16th century Purana Quila here Monday with a tribute to Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore by ... Read more...

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Theft at Rita Ganguly’s house in Delhi


September 30th, 2011 - 11:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 30 (IANS) Burglars broke into dancer-singer-actor Rita Ganguly's house here and fled with mementoes, including one presented by late prime minister Indira Gandhi, police said Friday. The burglars ... Read more...

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Free medicines for all in Rajasthan from Oct 2


August 15th, 2011 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Aug 15 (IANS) Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot Monday said free medicines will be provided in government hospitals in the state to all sections of society from Oct 2 ... Read more...

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Mamata showed haste on Singur, says Kabir Suman


August 14th, 2011 - 12:42 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 13 (IANS) Singer turned Trinamool Congress MP Kabir Suman Saturday said the West Bengal government led by Mamata Banerjee acted in haste in the Singur land return ... Read more...

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‘Tagore’s works finding pan Indian voice now’ (With Images)


August 12th, 2011 - 11:39 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) After years of cultural confinement in Bengal, Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore's dance ballets and other works are finding a pan-Indian voice, says eminent Odissi danseuse ... Read more...

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Ethnic folk music finding echoes in capital


August 11th, 2011 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) The audience for Indian ethnic folk music is getting fashionable, with performers moving from their open air venues in jungles and villages to perform in ... Read more...

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Rich tributes to Tagore on 71st death anniversary


August 8th, 2011 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore's huge corpus of work, including his writings and paintings, form part of India's national consciousness and will continue to be ... Read more...

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Two-day folk festival to celebrate India’s forest


August 4th, 2011 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) Folk musicians from across the country will celebrate the country's bountiful forests at a two-day festival of folk music at the India Habitat Centre here ... Read more...

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Government spotlight on northeastern performing arts


August 3rd, 2011 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) Various autonomous organisations under the ministry of culture are engaged in the study and documentation of theatre in the northeastern states, Union Minister of Culture ... Read more...

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