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President Mukherjee given civic reception by Bengal government (Lead)


September 14th, 2012 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 14 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee, who Friday began a four-day official visit to his home state Bengal -- his first after assuming the nation's highest post, was ... Read more...

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From classical roots to free flow in Indian dance (With Images)


August 23rd, 2012 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Contemporary Indian dance drew much attention at the just-concluded Edinburgh International Festival, among the few international festivals dedicated solely to performing arts.A troupe led by ... Read more...

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Abu Dhabi varsity to promote multicultural harmony


May 30th, 2012 - 1:21 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabhi, May 29 (IANS/WAM) Students from Abu Dhabi University and 16 countries will give traditional performances Thursday as part of the annual Global Day celebrations.The performances will feature traditional ... Read more...

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Rajasthani touch at British queen’s celebrations


April 28th, 2012 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, April 28 (IANS) The grand celebrations being organised in Britain during June to mark 60 years of Queen Elizabeth II's reign will have a Rajasthani connection! The 11-member Jaipur ... Read more...

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Odisha festival in Tripura to commemorate ‘Utkal Divas’


April 1st, 2012 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, April 1 (IANS) Colourful traditional dances, singing of songs, screening of award-winning films, offerings of Odisha cuisine and an exhibition of customary handlooms and handicrafts marked the Odisha festival ... Read more...

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Ethiopian dance, food fiesta in Delhi (With Images)


October 20th, 2011 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) An ensemble of 10 Ethiopian dancers captured the rural spirit of the ancient African nation with an hour-long performance here of the traditional dances and ... Read more...

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Goan dances enthrall Trinidad and Tobago audience


August 13th, 2011 - 1:25 pm ICT by IANS
Port-of-Spain, Aug 13 (IANS) Fast-paced Goan music and dance set the audience's feet tapping at a performance held in Trinidad and Tobago's capital city that has a rich Indian diaspora.A ... Read more...

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Music, dance festival ends in Pakistan


July 25th, 2011 - 3:21 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 25 (IANS) Multani dance of Punjab to Jhoomer and Tharri dances of Sindh were performed during the three-day music and dance festival that concluded in Pakistan's Peshawar city.The ... Read more...

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India looking East to build cultural bridges: Karan Singh (Interview)


July 10th, 2011 - 12:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) India is looking East to ramp up cultural contacts and strike new friendships in Asia on the strength of shared history, says Indian Council for ... Read more...

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Love and elopement in the heart of tribal Madhya Pradesh


March 17th, 2011 - 10:57 am ICT by IANS
Jhabua, March 17 (IANS) Holi, the festival of colour and abandon, takes on a different hue in Madhya Pradesh's tribal area of Jhabua. The annual festival, held in the ... Read more...

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Meghalaya culture comes to Delhi


February 26th, 2011 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) The capital savoured a slice of the culture and tradition of the northeast at the 'Home of the Clouds' festival organised by the Meghalaya government at Dilli ... Read more...

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Thousands celebrate traditional demon fair in Kullu


February 21st, 2011 - 3:12 pm ICT by ANI
Kullu, Feb.21 (ANI): Thousands attended the traditional eight-day-long Fagli Fair or demon fair on Sunday in Himachal Pradesh.The fair started with the beginning of the Phagun month of the Hindu calendar and ... Read more...

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Bhopal cultural festival draws huge crowds


February 1st, 2011 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Feb 1 (IANS) The rich culture and artistic diversity of Indian states and at least seven countries are drawing huge crowds at a festival being held in Madhya Pradesh's capital Bhopal ... Read more...

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Assamese trying to revive age-old ties through Indo-Bhutan friendship fair


January 28th, 2011 - 8:03 pm ICT by ANI
Guwahati, Jan 28 (ANI): With the decline of militancy in Assam, the people here are trying to revive the age-old ties with neighbouring countries, and one such initiative was the 'Indo-Bhutan Mela' ... Read more...

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‘Karbi Festival’ to promote development in Assam


January 14th, 2011 - 5:54 pm ICT by ANI
Karbi Anglong, Jan 14 (ANI): With the decline of militancy in this autonomous district, the focus is now firmly on the over all development of the region and in tune with this ... Read more...

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Madonna plays Santa for Malawi orphans


December 28th, 2010 - 1:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 28 (ANI): Queen of Pop Madonna, who was unable to visit Malawi this Christmas, played Santa Claus for the kids in the six orphanages she funds there by sending ... Read more...

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Google brings extra Christmas cheer to Nepal


December 25th, 2010 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Dec 25 (IANS) Despite a deepening political crisis that has cast a dark shadow over its floundering peace process, the Himalayan republic of Nepal still has a good cause ... Read more...

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Fourth Tamchon Football Tournament held in Delhi


December 13th, 2010 - 6:17 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec.13 (ANI): The 4th edition of the northeast Tamchon football was held here recently, with 16 football teams participating in the tournament.Players from different parts of the northeast participated ... Read more...

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Games ceremony takes guests on ‘Great Indian Journey’


October 4th, 2010 - 12:03 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 3 (IANS) Think Gandhi, think India. Think tea stalls and sweetmeat shops, think India. Think Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh and Aamir Khan, think India.A brilliantly choreographed piece, ... Read more...

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Northeast to showcase its dance, music during Games


October 1st, 2010 - 10:22 am ICT by IANS
Agartala/Aizawl, Oct 1 (IANS) Northeast India's cultural prowess will be in full flow during the Commonwealth Games, with artists from Assam, Tripura, Manipur, Nagaland and Mizoram set to perform in Delhi. ... Read more...

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Nagaland’s Ao tribe celebrates Tsungremong festival


August 22nd, 2010 - 7:59 pm ICT by ANI
By Peter ChacheiLongsa Village (Mokochung), Aug.22 (ANI): Of the 14 tribes in Nagaland, each has its unique culture and tradition. Ao Nagas happens to be one of them that has successfully preserved ... Read more...

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Women in Punjab celebrate ‘Teej’


August 1st, 2010 - 2:05 pm ICT by ANI
Amritsar, Aug 1 (ANI): The Hindu festival of 'Teej' was celebrated in traditional spirit at the Khalsa College for Women in Punjab's Amritsar city on Saturday.The campus wore a festive look of ... Read more...

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Dalai Lama’s 75th b’day celebrated in Dharamshala


July 6th, 2010 - 11:51 pm ICT by ANI
Dharamshala, July 6 (ANI): Tibetans living in exile and Buddhist followers celebrated their spiritual leader Dalai Lama's 75th birthday on Tuesday here amid growing concerns over his health and future of the ... Read more...

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Three-day Africa Festival opens in capital


May 19th, 2010 - 2:02 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) The ethnic colours of Africa and its vibrant culture cast a spell in an energetic soiree of traditional dances and music as a three-day African culture carnival ... Read more...

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Africa to showcase its traditional performing arts in India (Lead)


May 13th, 2010 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) Performers from South Africa, Rwanda, Tunisia, Malawi and Nigeria will showcase traditional African performing arts at a three-day festival in the capital next week. The festival from May ... Read more...

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Africa to offer cultural bouquet in capital May 18-20


May 13th, 2010 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) In the first major showcase of African culture in the country, reputed performers from South Africa, Rwanda, Tunisia, Malawi and Nigeria will showcase traditional African performing arts ... Read more...

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Tribals in Jharkhand celebrate ‘Sarhul’ with fervor


March 18th, 2010 - 10:39 pm ICT by ANI
Ranchi, Mar 18(ANI): Tribals in Ranchi on Thursday celebrated 'Sarhul', a festival marking the beginning of New Year, by worshipping trees.This annual festival is celebrated during the spring season when trees and ... Read more...

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International military music festival to promote peace begins today


March 3rd, 2010 - 11:37 am ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 3 (ANI): To promote peace through music, New Delhi is all set to host military musicians and cultural troupes of six armies -- India, UK, Sri Lanka, France, Nepal ... Read more...

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New Delhi to host international military music festival


March 2nd, 2010 - 9:38 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 2(ANI): The national capital is all set to host military musicians and cultural troupes representing six countries- India, UK, Sri Lanka, France and Bangladesh- where the best of the ... Read more...

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Northeastern states stage a cultural festival


February 27th, 2010 - 10:45 pm ICT by ANI
Agartala, Feb 27(ANI): To promote closer ties among the Northeast states and with their neighbouring Southeast Asian countries, a month-long cultural festival 'Inter-Cultural Dialogue' is being staged and the second leg of ... Read more...

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Men in women’s attire celebrate Holi in Bikaner


February 27th, 2010 - 3:34 pm ICT by ANI
Bikaner, Feb 27 (ANI): Bikaner male dancers celebrated the festival of colours 'Holi' by performing traditional dances while dressed in women's attire.Holi celebrations of Bikaner come after the famous 'Lathmar Holi' ... Read more...

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Cultural fest to bring northeast India, Southeast Asia closer


February 25th, 2010 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Feb 25 (IANS) Aiming to promote closer ties between northeastern states in India and their neighbouring Southeast Asian countries, a month-long inter-cultural dialogue and festival is being organised, officials said here ... Read more...

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Cuba celebrates 51 years of revolution


January 2nd, 2010 - 5:12 am ICT by IANS
Havana, Jan 2 (IANS/EFE) Cuba Friday celebrated the 51st anniversary of its revolution with traditional dances at the main squares of the communist-ruled island. State-run daily Granma Friday wrote what life was like ... Read more...

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Foreign tourists throng Bikaner for camel festival


December 31st, 2009 - 9:21 pm ICT by ANI
Bikaner, Dec 31 (ANI): Foreign and domestic tourists have converged in large numbers at the annual Camel Festival hosted at Bikaner amid ethnic traditions of RajasthanThey are delighted to witness and experience ... Read more...

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Myanmar cultural troupe to perform in northeast India


November 27th, 2009 - 1:58 pm ICT by IANS
Imphal, Nov 27 (IANS) A 15-member cultural troupe from Myanmar will visit India's northeastern region Saturday to showcase their country's traditional art and culture, officials said here Friday. "During their 10-day (Nov 28 ... Read more...

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