I don’t believe in fusion: Kathak legend Birju Maharaj 

New Delhi, Nov 10. Classical dance and music forms are pure and aesthetic and fusion with modern genres will detract from the charm of their originality, Kathak maestro Pandit Birju Maharaj believes. "Art...

India’s Nalanda among 9 new cultural sites added to World Heritage List

Istanbul, July 16 The World Heritage Committee on Friday added nine new cultural sites, including India's Archaeological Site of Nalanda Mahavihara, to the prestigious World Heritage List.The committee, at its 40th session...
Indian wins international screenwriting contest

Indian wins international screenwriting contest

New Delhi, Sep 29. Adite Banerjie, a New Delhi-based author and screenwriter, is among the top three winners of a Hollywood-based scriptwriting competition.The Finish Line Scriptwriting Competition, based out of Los Angeles,...

‘Literature and Democracy’ focus at Kalinga lit fest

Bhubaneswar, June 15 . The Kalinga Literary Festival (KLF) is back here, this time with the theme of "Literature and democracy" to discuss several dimensions of the inter-connections between the two."The third...
Hand crafted jewellery brand to showcase collection at Nimai

Hand crafted jewellery brand to showcase collection at Nimai

New Delhi, Sep 23 . Showcasing its handcrafted jewellery inspired by royal jewels from the Rajput and Mughal eras, jewellery brand Swara is set to present its collection at multi artist concept...
Hindutva or Hind Swaraj: Book Review

Savarkar and Gandhi for Hindutva or Hind Swaraj: A guide for the perplexed

Title: Hindutva or Hind Swaraj; Author: U.R. Ananthamurthy (translated by Keerti Ramachandra and Vivek Shanbhag); Publisher: Harper Perennial; Pages: 144; Price: Rs 350Every country and society may have differing narratives of...
Art has no borders:

Art has no borders: Academy president

Los Angeles, Feb 7. Art has no borders or language and doesnt belong to a single faith, Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs said at the annual Oscar nominees luncheon here.At the luncheon...

Sudarsan Pattnaik wins prize in Moscow sand art show

Bhubaneswar, Aug 31 . Renowned sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik has won the people's choice prize for his sand sculpture titled "Mahatma Gandhi - World Peace" at the ninth Moscow Sand Sculpture Championship...

Padamsee and Gaitonde among masters at Saffronart’s auction

New Delhi, Aug 31.  Auction house Saffronart is all set to host its evening sale that will feature important works of Modern Indian artists like Akbar Padamsee and V.S. Gaitonde.The auction, to...

Namaste France fest shows India’s cultural prowess

Paris, Sep 16. Namaste France, a two-and-a-half-month-long festival which began here on Thursday, will serve as a window into Indian traditional arts, music, dance, theatre, literature, cinema and fashion.The Indian Embassy in...

Entertainment

My intentions are to entertain with dignity: Sunil Grover

Mumbai, April 5 - Following a spat with comedian-actor Kapil Sharma, Sunil Grover says that his intentions are to act and entertain people with dignity.Sunil...

History

Ancient Roman villa uncovered near Florence

Florence, Oct 21.  Archaeologists have unearthed a luxurious ancient Roman villa complete with thermal baths and stunning mosaics near the central Italian city of Florence...