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Tata Steel Kolkata Literary Meet, 2020

Tata Steel Kolkata Literary Meet, 2020

February 4, 2020

Accessible and open to all, this year, the literary meet witnessed one of the highest-ever footfalls and hosted discerning speakers, authors and artists from around the world with over 70 exhilarating sessions. Conversations on the final day showcased a multiplicity of voices, fr...

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Indian weddings going the sustainable way

Indian weddings going the sustainable way

September 10, 2019

Indian weddings are generally associated with a series of festivities full of glitz, glamour and grandeur. While some couples still want a fairytale wedding like those from a Yash Raj movie, the new generation is moving towards subtler intimate ceremonies and eco-friendly options...

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Music-based movies from Bollywood

Music-based movies from Bollywood

June 21, 2019

On the occasion of World Music Day, here is a look at few of the Bollywood music-based movies.

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India and its folk music

India and its folk music

June 20, 2019

Every year June 21 is celebrated worldwide as World Music Day to mark the impact of music in our lives. The celebration of the day began with the inception of the Fête de la Musique in France in 1982. It was introduced to celebrate music through street performances and free conc...

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Indian-Americans in the Guggenheim fellowship 2019 list

Indian-Americans in the Guggenheim fellowship 2019 list

April 18, 2019

Two Indian-Americans have been named among the 168 fellows as the recipient of Guggenheim fellowship this year.

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Kanwar Yatra- Saffron-clad Shiva devotees on a spiritual journey

Kanwar Yatra- Saffron-clad Shiva devotees on a spiritual journey

August 10, 2018

  With the start of the auspicious month of Shravan, the streets in India are filled up with barefoot, saffron clad Kanwar Yatris carrying a pitcher filled with holy water. The Kanwar Yatra takes place during the Hindu month of Shravan, is usually held in the month of July-A...

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Hola Mohalla – a unique Sikh festival

Hola Mohalla – a unique Sikh festival

March 9, 2018

  Hola Mohalla is a festival celebrated by Sikhs, held annually at Takhat Sri Keshgarh Sahib Gurdwara (Sikh place of worship) in Anandpur Sahib in north Indian state of Punjab. It is usually celebrated one day after the Hindu festival, Holi that celebrates the arrival of spr...

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Traveller’s diary: in and around London

Traveller’s diary: in and around London

February 8, 2018

The memories of London induce nostalgia for the feeling of belongingness to a city which fuses modernity with age-old culture so neatly, that it appears to be a different era altogether.

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Musical beats from a faraway land

Musical beats from a faraway land

January 6, 2018

Learn to play the Didgeridoo, a musical instrument echoing traditions of the aboriginals, at a studio on the banks of river Ganga in the northern state of Uttarakhand. Sometimes the intersection of lives unites different cultures by passing on a legacy, and when a language as uni...

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India’s first Madame Tussauds in Delhi

India’s first Madame Tussauds in Delhi

December 7, 2017

India's very own Madame Tussauds museum to home life like figures of 50 national and international icons and boost tourism in the region

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Art and Culture in times of web proliferation

Art and Culture in times of web proliferation

March 16, 2017

Artists and ardent culture connoisseurs have often criticised the growing trend of digital dependence hurting the art and culture space; however, the future might look back at the 21st century as a period of renaissance in art and culture.

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Surajkund International Crafts Mela opens in Haryana

Surajkund International Crafts Mela opens in Haryana

February 3, 2017

The 31st Surajkund International Crafts Mela, organised by the Surajkund Mela Authority (SKMA) and Haryana Tourism in collaboration with Union Ministries of Tourism, Textiles, Culture and External Affairs, is celebrating Indian folk traditions and cultural heritage from February ...

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