Culture

The Art Loka exhibits and publicises artists around India

The Art Loka exhibits and publicises artists aroun...

September 26, 2018

Based in Bengaluru, the ‘Art Loka’ started off as a platform for Indian artists to showcase their craft on a global platform. The gallery is owned by freshmen entrepreneurs whose main clients consist of architects and interior designers across Asia and even parts of Europe. T...

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Noir: The art of darkness

Noir: The art of darkness

September 17, 2018

Laced with stark art and stories bubbling with dark humor, cynicism and irony – the Indian graphic novel market is mostly unnoticed but still loved much.

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Google doodle honours Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya on Engineer’s Day

Google doodle honours Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya on...

September 15, 2018

To commemorate M.Visvesvaraya’s birth anniversary, popularly known as Sir MV, India celebrates Engineers’ Day today. September 15 is observed as a tribute to the Bharat Ratna Award winner who devoted his life to the world of engineering.

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Indian Railways take folk art to places

Indian Railways take folk art to places

September 8, 2018

As Bihar Sampark Kranti Express arrived in New Delhi last week, each of its nine coaches donned a new look. Instead of the dark blue coaches, the train arrived in New Delhi, wrapped-aound in Bihar’s traditional Mithila art-work.

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Technology elevating museums in India

Technology elevating museums in India

August 31, 2018

Museums these days are not only about showcasing artefacts but with the technological interventions like artificial intelligence, 3D models and HD displays museums in India are reinventing themselves.

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Mexico National Day celebrations in India

Mexico National Day celebrations in India

August 30, 2018

As part of the Mexico National Day celebrations in India, a photo-exhibition portraying the UNESCO World Heritage sites and practices of Mexico was opened at the Indira Gandhi National Centre in the Indian capital.

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Theyyam

Theyyam

August 19, 2018

Dans des villages du nord du Kerala se déroulent chaque année, avant la mousson et après la récolte, des rituels tribaux qui suivent des codes précis et des croyances millénaires. Les theyyams, impliquant notamment danse et transe dans d’impressionnantes parures colorées...

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World of literature remembers the Nobel laureate VS Naipaul

World of literature remembers the Nobel laureate V...

August 13, 2018

Author Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul, better known as VS Naipaul, earned his place as one of the greatest writers of the past century with his works on diverse subjects ranging from culture to politics. The writer with Indian roots, who reshaped English literature, passes away at...

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The tale of Mathura’s Govardhan Hill

The tale of Mathura’s Govardhan Hill

August 10, 2018

According to Hindu mythology, Lord Krishna protected the residents of Govardhan in Uttar Pradesh (north India) from harsh rains and thunderstorms by lifting the Govardhan Hill on his finger. Today, people from various parts of the world visit the place to circumambulate the hill,...

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The culture of kite flying in India

The culture of kite flying in India

August 4, 2018

Bright coloured kites, spools and their coloured threads paint a perfect picture in the Indian skies especially during the harvest festivals and the Indian independence day. In the country, kite flying goes beyond festivities - it is an expression of patriotism and also marks the...

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