Culture

Mauryan-era Ashoka pillar withers away

Mauryan-era Ashoka pillar withers away

December 5, 2016

One of the Ashokan pillars in New Delhi is wearing away to the extent that it cannot be restored. The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) missed out on this blunder happening but will now be taking the necessary steps to restore this informative art piece from Indian history.

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Tanjore Paintings
Surface Arts from Kutch
Iconic jazz player from Kolkata Carlton Kitto no more

Iconic jazz player from Kolkata Carlton Kitto no m...

November 29, 2016

Jazz community in India mourns an unparalleled loss as one of the stalwarts of the music form in India, Carlton Kitto breathed his last in Kolkata yesterday.

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Manipur Sangai Festival showcases rich heritage of state

Manipur Sangai Festival showcases rich heritage of...

November 29, 2016

The annual Manipur Sangai Festival put on display the vibrant traditional performance art and sportive nature of the inhabitants of the north-eastern state.

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Indian classical stalwart M Balamurali Krishna passes away

Indian classical stalwart M Balamurali Krishna pas...

November 24, 2016

Mangalampalli Balamurali Krishna, the iconic Carnatic vocalist and musician, who was hailed for his creative skills, passed away in Chennai on November 22, at the age of 86.

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Can Coldplay concert success revolutionise India’s live music scene?

Can Coldplay concert success revolutionise India...

November 21, 2016

Over 80,000 spectators crooned with the British rock band Coldplay in Mumbai on Saturday; however, why international bands don't perform in India regularly remains an enigma.

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Leonard Cohen – the poet, the fedora, the baritone

Leonard Cohen – the poet, the fedora, the barito...

November 11, 2016

Music transcends all borders and the melancholy that has set in among music lovers worldwide proves the colossal void left by the demise of singer, songwriter Leonard Cohen.

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Goa to host GOAT festival – an intimate music and arts experience

Goa to host GOAT festival – an intimate musi...

November 11, 2016

The GOAT festival seeks to showcase alternative India through art, design, fashion and gastronomy. The festival is presented by GOAT Music, a London-based music and events agency, founded by Dave Gaydon and Lou Birkett.

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Walnut Woodcarving in Kashmir

Walnut Woodcarving in Kashmir

November 3, 2016

Kashmir is the valley of artisans, where many arts have found their roots. One such art which remains an integral part of the valley’s culture is the walnut woodcarving. Artisans design and craft various products, which are then sold in international and domestic markets. As th...

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