Culture

Urdu in the 21st Century

Urdu in the 21st Century

February 15, 2016

While classic poets such as Mir Taqi Mir and Mirza Ghalib of the 17th and 18th century set a benchmark, even in the modern world, Urdu, one of the principal languages of India, is alive and thriving with rich poetry, theatre, qawwali and mushaira.   Every word that Gulzar, a...

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The Great Indian Food Festival

The Great Indian Food Festival

January 28, 2016

[Best_Wordpress_Gallery id=”5″ gal_title=”The Great Indian Food Festival”] The Great Indian Food Festival, held at Dilli Haat, Pitampura, New Delhi, from January 23-24, was received with applause from the food lovers. This food festival drew a huge crowd a...

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Threads of the

Threads of the

January 19, 2016

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India Art Fair 2016

India Art Fair 2016

January 13, 2016

The India Art Fair 2016, which will be held from 28th January to 31st January, will showcase South Asian contemporary art at NSIC grounds, Okhla, in New Delhi. India Art Fair was first organized in the year 2008 and rooted itself as South Asia’s number one platform for showcasi...

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Banarasi Silk

Banarasi Silk

January 6, 2016

The popular hand woven Banarasi silk sari from Varanasi has passed the test of time through centuries. But the import of cheap Chinese silk and introduction of power loom pose immense threat. That the obsession for Banarasi silk sari (traditional Indian wear for women) is not lim...

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Italian Art in Delhi

Italian Art in Delhi

December 15, 2015

India is at the centre of the maps displayed at the art exhibition ‘Terra Incognita’, in the Italian Cultural Centre in Delhi, till January 10 2016. Italian artist Pietro Ruffo goes across the history of the country through different times, using old or more modern maps and t...

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The Artisans of Jodhpur

The Artisans of Jodhpur

December 12, 2015

Folk music, dancing wooden puppets, miniatures and intriguing sculptures. Smell of freshly cured leather drifts through the air awakening all our senses and we discover the thousand and one facets of its craft as we walk through the Jodhpur Fort, in the deserts of western Rajasth...

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Théâtre en Inde

Théâtre en Inde

December 11, 2015

Ariane Mnouchkine, grande dame du théâtre français et mondial, fondatrice du Théâtre du Soleil en banlieue parisienne, est en Inde jusqu’en janvier prochain. Elle organise à Pondichéry des ateliers avec des comédiens venus de toute l’Inde, pour développer un esprit d...

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