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Aajeevika handicraft Mela in New Delhi from April 14 to 23

Aajeevika handicraft Mela in New Delhi from April ...

April 18, 2017

Aajeevika Mela in the national capital, New Delhi, is being organised from April 14-23, 2017, at Pragati Maidan, by the Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India. The Mela offers the rural workers an opportunity to showcase and sell their products: from wooden art, hand-...

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Motifs on Indian textiles

Motifs on Indian textiles

April 17, 2017

Traditionally designed Indian textiles boast of motifs representative of the Indian culture. Flowers, fruits, birds or animals: here are some of the popular motifs and the idea or belief that they signify.

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National Street Theatre Day in India

National Street Theatre Day in India

April 14, 2017

Loud and clear, street plays in India are not just a form of art, but also a means of voicing opinions and protesting with same acts being monumental enough to leave their mark in the history of Indian theatre.

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Four myth-inspired graphic novels in India

Four myth-inspired graphic novels in India

April 13, 2017

Mythological texts have often been visually represented in India, but, the new age graphic novels have turned and evolved characters that have been known in the Indian subcontinent for centuries now.

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Anita Dube to helm Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2018

Anita Dube to helm Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2018

April 10, 2017

Anita Dube has been announced as the curator for the 2018 edition of the ‘People’s Biennale’ at the concluding ceremony of the 2016 KMB at Durbar Hall Ground. The proclamation was made by the chief guest of the evening, Culture Minister AK Balan, for the fourth edition of t...

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Heavy Metal in Kolkata: An identity crisis?

Heavy Metal in Kolkata: An identity crisis?

April 10, 2017

As music festivals and concerts with takers of heavy metal are increasing in number, Kolkata, which had a thriving metal circuit and culture, is witnessing a steady demotion.

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Purana Qila in New Delhi set to get a makeover

Purana Qila in New Delhi set to get a makeover

April 6, 2017

In a bid to preserve the cultural heritage of the national capital, a MoU has been signed for a project on 'Conservation, Development & Maintenance of Purana Qila' between ASI, NCF and NBCC.

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Vrindavan – the land of Lord Krishna

Vrindavan – the land of Lord Krishna

April 4, 2017

Stretched out quaint ghats with staircases leading to water’s edge, embowed gateways and innumerable temples on the bank of River Yamuna in itself explains the sacred nature of Mathura and Vrindavan - the birth place of Lord Krishna, which has turned into an important place of ...

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Five ancient theatre art forms from India

Five ancient theatre art forms from India

March 30, 2017

Traditional Indian theatre goes beyond the acclaimed actors. It's about reciting stories from history, talking of social issues and passing culture from one generation to another.

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Five Indian sites tentatively on the World Heritage List

Five Indian sites tentatively on the World Heritag...

March 28, 2017

In a press release dated March 22, it was revealed that five Indian cities were declared as tentative entries in UNESCO’s World Heritage List as proposals were filed at UNESCO World Heritage Centre to check with the criteria for consideration.

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