Culture

Delhi’s 6 galleries join hands on the rendezvous of ‘Delhi Contemporary Art’ weekend

Art and culture has been a vital organ since the history of time for India. And with that paintings form the crux of the Indian culture like this young man, Akshay Raj Singh Rathore’s whose series of watercolours titled “Introspection: A Perspective into Fooling” features caricature-like self portraits stationed outside the white cube-like space of Saffronart housed at Delhi’s Hotel Claridges. ..

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1,500-year-old mosaic uncovered underneath pilgrims’ hostel in Jerusalem reveals the 550 AD era

Did you know that early human ancestor called ‘Lucy’ was 3.2 million-year-old? Shocking, right? In fact, there are many ancient art and artefacts that still lie deep inside the earth bed. But one such archaic 1,500-year-old mosaic floor with a Greek inscription has been discovered in Jerusalem’s Old City recently. It is a rare discovery of an ancient relic and an historic document in one. ..

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Did you know that kids possess self-worth similar to adults? Read here!

If you often tend to belittle your four-year-old son or daughter’s ability to do a task, think again. According to psychologists, young children may have a sense of self-worth similar to that of older kids and adults, and may become discouraged...

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Delhi’s National Museum showcases “Small Temporary Exhibitions” from its reserve collection

One of the most esteemed and largest museums of India, the National Museum was first established in 1949 and holds articles from pre-historic era to modern works of art. Up until recently, the National Museum took a new initiative on “Small Temporary Exhibitions” from its reserve collection. The exhibitions will be based on several themes, so that it will attract large number of visitors to view new artefacts every fortnight. Through such programme National Museum is trying to draw visitor’s attention ..

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Indian Tri-Services band to participate in International Military Music Festival

The International Military Music Festival “Spasskaya Tower” is the parade of the best military music bands of Russia and other countries that takes place every year at Red Square in Moscow...

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Now here comes a robot Buddhist monk to perform rituals!

One manufacturer plans to rent out robots for US$ 500 a funeral. In Japan, funerals can cost up to $ 25,000 whilst monks in flesh and bones can cost US$ 2,000. However, the new machines could be hacked with safety issues for people...

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World’s first gigantic samosa of 153kgs wins the Guinness Book of World Records

‘Samosa’ is a evening staple snack with chai (tea) for every Indian. It is claimed that samosa has its origin from the Middle East in the 10th century. And it was first introduced to the Indian subcontinent in the 13th-14th century. In fact, people love samosas so much that dozen volunteers from the Muslim Aid UK charity at East London Mosque made a king-sized samosa weighing 153.1kg.The giant samosa has broken all the world records. ..

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Incredible India! Villagers in a remote village of Meghalaya call each other by “caller tune” instead of name

India is really incredible from every aspect. Music is so much embedded in the lives of Indians that a village in Meghalaya uses a particular tune to call others. Yes, the villagers of Kongthong don’t use the name to call each other but uses a whistling tone to communicate. Each of the 627 villagers has a unique tone. The unique tune is called 'Jingrwai Lawbei'...

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40-member panel named officially to select films for IFFI; Filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri will be the convenor

The Information and Broadcasting Ministry today constituted a 40 member preview committee with filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri as the convenor to select movies for the international festival in Goa...

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After 29 years, Gulzar’s unreleased film ‘Libaas’ to hit theatres by the year end

Gulzar Sahab, as we all repectfully address him n India is an iconic lyricist and poet. Born in Pakistan, Gulzar Ji is a Padma Bhushan awardee along with Dadasaheb Phalke recognition. In a treat for Gulzar fans on his 83rd birthday, his unreleased film Libaas is all set to hit the big screen this year. ..

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Contemporary ‘Concrete Jungle Book’ musical will dive you in the harsh realities of Mowgli’s life

If you’re Rudyard Kipling’s fan then you’d probably know ‘The Jungle Book’. The beautiful collection of stories surrounding Mowgli and his life in jungle has been close to all of us, right? The nostalgic fables created by Kipling have recently been turned into an innovative musical called ‘The Concrete Jungle’ which is being played at Edinburgh’s famous fringe festival. ..

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#WorldPhotographyDay: A picture is worth a thousand words

Photography is a universal language which does not have any limit of the boundary. A single click can be understood by everyone and with different layers of interpretation. That is why Photography is such a unique art which a DSLR cannot buy you. From food snaps to aerial photography, travel, fashion, sport, street, wildlife, architectural, photojournalism photography touches every aspect of life. On this World Photography day, let’s remember some veteran photojournalists of India...

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Cultural Extravaganza celebrates the spirit of ‘New India Movement’, 3rd event of Sankalp Parva in Noida

The cultural extravaganza celebrating the spirit of New India Movement in the ongoing ‘Sankalp Parva-Sankalp Se siddhi’ (Attainment through Resolve) - a Sankalp Sandhya was organised by the Ministry of Culture yesterday at Indira Gandhi Kala Kendra Auditorium in Noida. Dr. Mahesh Sharma, MoS was the chief guest at Sankalp Sandhya...

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Egypt, the land full of antiquities again gets new discoveries dating back 2000 years

Once upon a time Egypt was the center of one of the oldest civilization of mankind. The country itself is a museum of old archives. It never fails to make historians and archeologists to some new thread to old connection. Archaeologists have recently found three rock-cut tombs in northeast Egypt, each more than 2,000 years old. The tombs were found about 125 miles south of Egypt capital Cairo...

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Culture Ministry’s ‘Sankalp Parva’ showcases the spirit of The New India Movement through dance, music and painting

‘Sankalp Parva-Sankalp se Siddhi’, a major cultural event took place yesterday by the Ministry of Culture at Janpath, New Delhi. The event began with the rendering of Gandhi and Nirgun bhajans by Pandit Madhup Mudgal. In a lively jugalbandi Shri Manav Gupta coloured a canvas with 'Quit India' related visual images. Folk and classical dancers from Ministry of Culture's Zonal Cultural Centers showcased the joie de virve of freedom. The cultural event ended with an evocative rendering of the Sankalp ..

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Taj Hotels travels back to 1947, recreates the 70-year-old menu served on Independence night

Built in 1903, ‘The Taj Mahal Hotel’ is iconic to the essence of Mumbai. The history of Mumbai and The Taj Mahal Palace, the city’s first harbor landmark, are dramatically intertwined. For over a century, this luxury hotel has been the prime residence of choice for maharajas, dignitaries and other famous personalities. Inspired by Islamic and European Renaissance, the hotel-cum palace will travel back to the day of independence. Yes, the dinner menu the hotel will consist of Indo- French dishes to ..

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Don’t know about India’s past? Well, visit the National Museum in New Delhi to learn the greatest revelations of India

As we all have read about the glorious history of India which is so interesting and nail-biting. First came the Mughals in around 1526 which changed the course of ‘Hindustan’. The Mughal Empire ruled India for over 400 years and then, ruled the British Raj from 1858 to 1947. Most of us might not know the innate secrets of the Indian monuments and so, the National Museum in New Delhi has organized an exhibition ‘Indian Historical Monuments in Company Painting School’ for people to absorb the history ..

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How tyrannical British could hear their end in the chant “Quit India”

The year was 1942. Monsoon winds from the Indian Ocean had already arrived. With them the news of vigorous naval battles also came. World had become bipolar, India too was on the boil, waiting to unshackle the chains of age old slavery. At this juncture Sir Stafford Cripps came with an offer of dominion status in return of India's support for the war. The British offered allegiance to Queen in lieu of self-rule but did not realize the likes of Bhagat Singh & Chandra Shekhar Azad hadn't sacrificed ..

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President Kovind, PM Modi greets fellow countrymen on Raksha Bandhan

President Ram Nath Kovind today extended his greetings to the nation on occasion of Raksha Bandhan. President Kovind received Raksha Bandhan greetings from students and children from various schools and organizations at Rashtrapati Bhavan. Along with this delegation of 116 women and 27 men representing the Gujarat, Koli Samaj greeted President Kovind...

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‘International Children’s Film Festival’ aims to offer different cultures of world through movies for kids

The International Children’s Film Festival India, Nagaland 2017 is set to hit Nagaland from July 27 to 29, at Regional Centre of Excellence for Music & Performing Arts (RCEMPA). The International Children’s Film Festival India aims to give children an unforgettable yet innovative experience...

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Traditional Head Gear of India exhibition kicked off to showcase ethnic caps wore in Indian History

To showcase printed turban, embroidered ‘Dopalli’ and Maratha stitched cap and ‘Zardozi’ cap, ‘Traditional Head Gear of India’ exhibition kicked off today which was organised by the National Museum in National Museum Complex. ..

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India to host 8th edition of Theatre Olympics for first time ever

India to host the 8th edition of the greatest carnival of Theatre for the first time ever from February 17 to April 08, 2018 simultaneously in various cities across the country. This was announced by Culture and Tourism Minister Dr. Mahesh Sharma during a press conference in New Delhi on Wednesday...

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CBFC proposes to mute certain words from documentary on Amartya Sen

The economist Amartya Sen is not only a famous talent in the field but also a Nobel laureate. Director Suman Ghosh has made a documentary on this legend, named The Argumentative Indian. But the Central Board of Film Certification has imposed a ban on words like "Gujarat", "Hindu India", "Cow", "Hindutva view of India" uttered by him in the interview. This has created a controversy. Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday condemned the CBFC's proposal to mute certain words from the documentary...

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PM Modi to pay homage to Indian soldiers who sacrificed their lives to free Haifa

The Second day of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s historic visit will turn around some history pages as the Indian Prime Minister along with Israeli counterpart will be visiting the historically significant place of Haifa...

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Wizard of Indian music since 60s; Pancham Da remains to live in the legacy he’s left behind

Music traverses one to the world of tranquility and solace. There are innumerable genres today that satisfy our deepest core of dilemma. Remembering the evergreen era of 70s and 80s, one composer and singer that gained huge popularity not only in India but across the world was none other than Pancham Da. RD Burman a.k.a Pancham Da is one of the highest level music composers who was the man behind the legendary songs, “Piya Tu Ab Toh Aa Ja”, “Dum Maro Dum”, “Pyar Mein Dil Pe”, “Rim Jhim Gire Sawaan” ..

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Read how Kenyan musicians run a lucrative venture during election

Before an election, any democracy gears up it with campaigns, counter campaigns, slogans, posters. We often read news about how a certain part of society reaps benefit from pre-election politics. Kenya will soon have a presidential election. In South Rift area of Kenya, Musicians are now reaping benefits from coming election. They are releasing political songs praising major parties...

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Artists from 6.40 lakh villages will get a chance to stage their talents

The Culture Ministry of India has proved itself more than many times. Identifying talents from remote areas to providing platforms for artists to prove themselves has been one of the encouraging initiatives of the Culture Ministry. To give everyone the justice to present their talents, the Ministry is eying to launch massive cultural awareness campaigns so that no artist is left behind. As a result of which Culture Minister Dr Mahesh Sharma launched the implementation of the ‘‘National Mission on ..

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India and Portugal Sign historical agreement to promote Cooperation in The field of Archives

As a first step under this agreement, the Torre do Tombo (National Archives of Portugal) handed over to the National Archives of India digital copies of 62 volumes of the collection known as ‘Moncoes do Reino’ (Monsoon correspondence)...

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Enthusiasm towards #InternationalYogaDay lits up UN Headquarters with shining lights

On the eve of 3rd International Yoga Day, the Headquarters of United Nations were lit up with the word ‘Yoga’ to mark the celebration of Yoga power. Also the world is geared up to celebrate International Yoga Day 2017 with full enthusiasm. ..

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Centre to nurture and conserve cultural talent or heritage

Union culture minister Dr Mahesh Sharma said that with a vision that no cultural talent or heritage should remain unattended and if it is talent, it should be nurtured and if it is a heritage, it should be conserved and used as an icon to learn from the past, and also to propagate our cultural talent across all boundaries. ..

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Artifacts from India, China, Egypt found in newly excavated ancient city of Ethiopia

Archaeologists have always amused the world with their new discoveries. Every archaeological discovery takes us back to our different roots. Recently in Ethiopia, they have discovered a city more than 1,000 years old. The archeologically neglected land Ethiopia has got back its connections with different communities through this discovery. Artifacts from Egypt, India, and China have been found in the city. They have also uncovered a 12th-century mosque. The understanding of trade in the country will ..

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UN to “rotate” top official in Myanmar out of “glaringly dysfunctional” work

Yangon, June 14: Myanmar’s internal civil situation is at unrest since long days. Human rights issues are prevailing in the country constantly. Rohynga community is struggling for getting an identity. The community is constantly migrating being in a homeless state. Renata Lok-Dessallien is the coordinator of UN Resident in Myanmar. But her role in the human rights issues of the country has always been in question. Yesterday UN confirmed it is moving the top UN official from her position. A leading ..

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Explore story inscribed in evolution of our clothes through Google’s ‘We Wear Culture’ project

On Thursday, Technology Giant Google’s Arts and Culture launched a new virtual exhibition project that will showcase 3,000 years of the world’s fashion and style. The online project ‘We wear culture’ will let people explore the history and evolution of clothes over 3000 years...

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Eyes on this! For the 1st time ‘Naga culture’ set to hit on the floors of ‘Nagaland Fashion Week’

For the 1st time ever, Nagaland set to roll on the floor to promote its Naga culture with the Nagaland Fashion Week 2017. In a bid to revive the indigenous textile, handicrafts, and handlooms, the first ever Nagaland Fashion Week 2017 has been officially announced at Nagaland House in New Delhi...

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Join ‘Shimla Summer Festival’ to witness cultural, traditional performances of state

Himachal Pradesh, the land of nature and pilgrims where tourism flourishes in all the seasons due to its favourable geographical conditions. However, Himachal Pradesh has become more beautiful and colourful from today onwards after the five-day event ‘Shimla Summer Festival’ commenced today with a delightful and melodious performance from Alka Yagnik...

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Coke studio Africa and South Africa merges to create more inspirational sounds

Remember the last news you read on Africa- either it’s about poverty or about corruption, terrorism. Amidst the pile of all these, everyone seems to forget about Africa’s rich natural and cultural variety. Music is always the soul of Africa. To help out the talented musicians from the continent, Coca-Cola started Coke Studio Africa in 2012. Coke Studio Africa is a non-competitive music collaboration show. Due to the fusion of music, the platform for musicians- Coke Studio Africa won the heart of ..

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Festival Fever in Jail! Women prisoners in Odisha celebrated ‘Bata Sabitri’

Odisha government came up with various reforms to change the mindset of the woman prisoners in the state. Women prisoners of Sambalpur Nari Niketan celebrated ‘Bata Sabitri’ Festival on Thursday...

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‘Return of the Three Stone Sculptures from Australia to India’ exhibition kicks off

The scriptures that were stolen from India were returned by the prestigious Australian art exhibition last year; this year’s exhibition “Return of the Three Stone Sculptures from Australia to India” was inaugurated on Tuesday by the Minister of State for Culture and Tourism Dr. Mahesh Sharma...

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Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami releases Korean version of "Thirukkural"

Fulfilling the poll promise of late Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami today unveiled the Korean translation of the classic "Thirukkural". In 2015, late Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa had announced in the State Assembly that "Thirukkural" would be translated into Korean language at a cost of Rs 36 lakh...

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Strange geographical and temporal gaps in our school history as it appears to a school boy

The author traces some strange geographical and temporal gaps in the history being taught in our schools...

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Archaeologists discover a new chamber of 17 Mummies in Egypt

Mummies are the wonder of Egyptian history. Bringing back life to Egyptian tourism, have discovered 17 mummies. These are fully intact in shape and condition. This discovery will help the struggling tourism sector...

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Teen Murti Marg and Chowk renamed after Israel city Haifa

The ‘Teen Murti Chowk’ in National Capital will now be known as “Teen Murti Haifa Chowk” and the ‘Teen Murti Marg’ will be known as “Teen Murti Haifa Marg”...

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‘Sita – Warrior of Mithila’ to hit the stores soon

Amish Tripathi, author of the much acclaimed The Shiva Trilogy, and the first book of the Ram Chandra Series, the Scion of Ikshavaku, has released the cover of the second instalment of the series, Sita – Warrior of Mithila on Thursday. The cover was launched by actor Raveena Tondon...

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Summer is happy in Russia with vibrant festivals

The season of bright, light and sparkling- it is summer in Russia. Summer is the favorite season of travelers to visit the land. A mid-afternoon heat wave may de-intensify the pleasure of summer but Siberia will soothe you with colorful festivals. Here is the list of festivals that will blow any traveler’s mind...

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‘Celebrate Israel Festival’ kicks off with the largest celebration of Jewish state at global level

With a thrilling enthusiasm ‘Celebrate Israel Festival’ kicked off on Sunday acorss the country in Arizona, New Jersey, Los Angeles and Chicago. Several Jewish community groups walked in Denver during Sunday’s 2017 Walk for Israel event. More than 22-hundred people participated in the two-mile Walk for Israel event...

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Adolf Hitler’s abode discovered with World War II bombs, 50,000 evacuated from Hanover

Germany played a huge role in the making of ‘World War II’ and now, it looks like that Karma is playing its role. In a major discovery, Germany found unexploded bombs dating back to World War days in Hanover. More than 50,000 people have been ordered to leave their homes. ..

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PM Modi to attend UN Vesak Day in Sri Lanka as chief guest

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be the chief guest for the UN Vesak Day celebrations to be held in Sri Lanka from 12th to 14th of next month...

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Madame Tussauds welcomes Amarendra Baahubali

The Rebel Star Prabhas, the lead character of SS Rajamouli's magnum opus Baahubali: The conclusion will be the first South Indian actor to have a wax statue at Madame Tussauds. ..

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For peace and a better life, see how some Americans shifting towards Hinduism

‘Hinduism’ rather being only a religion, it is also a way of living life. Hinduism can also be termed as “Indian-ness” consists of Yoga, Meditation, Vegetarianism etc. Mahabharata is a holy book and has all the answers related to our life...

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Japan drowned in the ‘Cherry Blossom’ festival where blooming flowers are celebrated

Japan celebrates an exceptional festival 'hanami' ( Cherry blossom viewing) every year in springtime. While deletion of greenery is a major issue all over the world, Japan is carrying their old annual custom of enjoying bloomed foliage. Every year Cherry blossom starts in 'Okinawa' ( Southern Japan), then gradually it spreads towards Northern Japan ( Hokkaido). Where Okinawa is the lower elevation and Hokkaido is upper elevation geographically...

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Proud! UN soon to release commemorative stamps of “Yoga Asanas”

It is a matter of proud for India as United Nations will issue special stamps commemorating the International Yoga Day on June 21 this year. Notably, India's Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador Syed Akbaruddin tweeted that the commemorative stamps will be released soon...

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Indian culture distinguished from others in respect of its continuity, heterogeneity: Vice Prez Ansari

Vice president Hamid Ansari on Tuesday said that Indian culture is distinguished from others in respect of its continuity and heterogeneity, its accommodating ethos and its composite, plural character...

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Where royalty meets culture, Come fall in love with India’s beauty on this #WorldHeritageDay

A nation’s culture resides in the hearts and in the soul of the people with rich heritage. India being the land of most diverse heritages, every Indian is proud of its unique and pristine heritage. India has its own symbols to represent- Love, nationalism, religious etc. On the auspicious occasion of #WorldHeritageDay, let us recall our special one who made us proud every time...

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PM Modi visits Lingaraj Temple in Bhubaneswar

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday visited the famous Lingaraj Temple here...

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On Good Friday We remember the service & sacrifice of Jesus Christ: PM

Good Friday an important event in Christianity as it represents the sacrifices and suffering in Jesus life. Good Friday is a day of sadness when churches are seemed empty. In India, Good Friday is celebrated today. Some Christians even fast on this day and some attend prayers...

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Cultural New Year celebrated traditionally in different parts of country

Many states in India are celebrating New Year today with fervor. States like Assam, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal and Kerala are celebrating the day in traditional form. This occasion is celebrated with full of joy by wearing the new dress and greeting each other. On the occasion of New Year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted everyone through Twitter...

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Why do we still recall Jallianwala Bagh Massacre? Here are the unknown facts you must know!

98 years ago from this day, today, India experienced a spine-chilling incident which is the cruelest act of assassination in the name of freedom. Jallianwala Bagh massacre stands as the biggest shock for all the Indians, even today. Jallianwala Bagh has been beautified into a garden where people are allowed to take a look in the past...

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Champaran Satyagraha transformed Mohandas Gandhi into ‘Mahatama’: PM Narendra Modi

On the historic occasion of 100th anniversary of Champaran Satyagraha PM Narendra Modi underlined that the Champaran Satyagraha has transformed ‘Mahatama’ Gandhi from Mohandas Karamchandra Gandhi. He further added that the aim of Satyagraha was independence and the aim of Swachhagraha is to create a clean India...

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Uttarakhand to host 26 local festivals to rope in global diasporas’

Do you reminisce the mesmerizing snow-capped mountains of Dehradun or the breath-takingly beautiful Nainital lake? Also, did you know that Beatles visited Rishikesh in 1968 to learn transcendental meditation and wrote 48 songs there? Well, that’s’ what Uttarakhand does to you. It is a hub of all the tranquility, pureness and Himalayan essence at one place. With such high number of tourists visiting Uttarakhand every year, BJP government has decided to bring in 26 local festivals together for national ..

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Prez Mukherjee visits Vikramshila University, calls for restoration of golden era

Vikramshila University was set up by the Pala dynasty (750-1174 AD) king Dharmapala in the late 8th or early 9th century. It was one of the educational centers in India which attracted visitors and students from different parts of world. It remained a world class entre of Buddhist learning foe four centuries..

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How Dalai Lama escaped Tibet 58 years ago

Recalling his escape to India in 1959, the Dalai Lama said “every time I visit these areas, the Tawang area, it is very emotional for me. I see a place where I had enjoyed freedom for the first time.”..

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Happy Birthday to Odisha as people are celebrating its 81st ‘Utkala Dibasa'

“Utkala Diwas” is celebrated by people of Odisha today which represents the birthday of the state Orissa, now Odisha. This is celebrated to mark the formation of the then Orissa, now Odisha, state on a linguistic basis in 1936...

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River Brahmaputra is a lifeline for North-East people said Prez Mukherjee at ‘Namami Brahmaputra’

Today the President Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated India’s biggest river festival ‘Namami Brahmaputra’. Namami Brahmaputra’ is five day festival which kicked off today in 21 districts of Assam. This festival is likely to give a boost to the investment and tourism prospect in the state...

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India’s biggest river festival ‘Namami Brahmaputra’ kicks off today to showcase culture

India’s biggest river festival ‘Namami Brahmaputra’ kicks off today in 21 districts of Assam. This five day festival will be inaugurated by President Pranab Mukherjee on the banks of river which is consider to be India’s only male river. This festival is likely to give a boost to the investment and tourism prospect in the state...

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‘Padharo Mharo Des’ - Land of Royalty welcomes you all to celebrate #RajasthanDay

“Padharo Mharo Des” the anthem of Rajasthan where the art and royalty hug each other to portray its flamboyant culture. Rajasthan is known for its varied traditions that depict the lifestyle of royal kings and the architecture of the elegant palaces. Rajasthan has a glorious past which still has its impact...

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President, PM greet people on Gudi Padava

President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted citizens on Gudi Padava and Navreh today...

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India’s holy and the longest river ‘Mother Ganga’ gets ‘first living identity’

Some refer her as ‘Mother Ganga’ while some dive in it to clear their sins of life. The holy river ‘Ganga’ is India’s longest river and is treated as the Goddess. For the first time in India Ganga will be identified as a ‘legal identity’ after the Uttarakhand High Court declare Ganga as “first living entity’ in India which will have same rights as human beings. Similar status has been given to Yamuna, the tributary of Ganga...

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Dalai Lama praises India, says can give knowledge of spiritualism apart from modernism

Today the world needs education of love, sympathy and friendship and not materialism. India can give the world knowledge of spiritualism also apart from modernism said Dharmaguru Dalai Lama at a Narmada Seva Yatra programme in Madhya Pradesh on Sunday. While praising the Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan the Religious Leader said that Shivraj has done a commendable job in the field of environment and water conservation through the Narmada Seva Yatra in the state. He said that the ..

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Shreya Ghoshal becomes first Indian singer at Madame Tussauds

Shreya Ghoshal has become the first Indian singer to make it to Madame Tussauds, with her wax figure set to be showcased at the upcoming Delhi wing of the museum...

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“Revolutionary Patriots (1905-1947)” Exhibition aims to signify the acts of valor of revolutionaries

To highlight the importance of sacrifices made by revolutionaries to the young generations “Revolutionary Patriots (1905-1947)” exhibition was inaugurated. The exhibition had original documents and literature on display that was then proscribed at the National Archives premises...

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Dharma plays vital role in shaping personality: Indresh Kumar

A seminar on “Sarva-Dharma Samabhav evam Vishwa Shanti” was organised at Kashi under the joint auspices of Dharma Sanskriti Sangam and Kashi Hindu Vishwavidyalaya...

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The National Museum of China to portray history of the world in 100 objects from March 2 to May 31

History and art enthusiasts, brace yourselves, because there is a treat for all art lovers. The National Museum of China is the next big event where a massive collection of the British Museum is set to come to Beijing, the bounty of which will make up a history of the world in 100 objects, from March 2 to May 31...

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Over 26 lakh people visits ‘Hunar Haat’ festival; proves as the best platform to promote master artisans

Over 26 lakh visitors from different cities of India and abroad visited the "Hunar Haat" festival from 11th February to 26th February of this year. Notably, "Hunar Haat" has broken all the records as it has attracted the highest number of visitors. The people not only made a purchase of lakhs of rupees from the artisans but they also got orders from other countries...

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Goa’s Viva Carnival gives you an another excuse to pack your bags and have fun, Are you ready?

Goa has always been an attractive destination for its beaches, carnivals, cruises, festivals etc. Goa is all set to rock with festive celebrations from today. Goa’s Viva Carnival kicks off from today. Musician Roque Tome Fernandes has been selected as the ’King Momo’ this year. He will essay the role of the mythological character, who rules the state for four days...

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Let us celebrate our mother tongue with pride on International #MotherLanguageDay

“Language is the roadmap of culture. It tells you where its people come from and where they are going.” Well said by Rita Mae Brown. Language is a corridor which takes you to the culture of particular person. Every person has its own language to speak and every language possesses different culture. Happy International Mother Language Day to everyone out there!..

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Facebook page of Hunar Haat launched to promote art and skills of artisans from minor community

On Thursday, Minister of State for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi launched the Facebook page of ‘Hunar Haat’ being organised by the Ministry in New Delhi. It aims to promote traditional art and skills of the artisans from the minority communities...

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World famous artists to figure in Agra Music Fest on Feb 25

The Agra Music Festival is coming up again on February 25 with its host of world famous musicians and performances at the Hotel Ramada Plaza in the city...

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‘Jeddah Spring festival 2017’ breaks record with 8,00,000 visitors; strengthen ties with world

Over 8,00,000 visitors from 16 different cities and abroad visited Jeddah Spring festival 2017 since its opening on Jan. 26. Notably, this festival has broken all the records as it has attracted the highest number of visitors. The main objective of the festival was to form a relationship between the people and their surroundings, strengthen ties between neighbours and provide them with better services...

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President inaugerates 'Udyanotsav'; Gardens of Rashtrapati Bhavan are open for public

Mesmerizing beauty of Rashtrapati Bhavan, itself is enough to crave for it. The splendor of this beautiful architecture is enchanting. The vast manor surrounded by beautiful gardens just adds the feather to the hat. Who all wants to go and visit those lavish Mughal gardens? Ofcourse everyone, isn’t it?..

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‘Bharat Parv’ begins for promoting the rich cultural diversity of the country

Bharat Parv, a national festival showcasing the country’s diverse culture, cuisines, handicrafts and catch glimpses of a progressive India was inaugurated by Dr. Mahesh Sharma, Minister of State (Independent charge) for Tourism and Culture on yesterday. Bharat Parv event is being organized by the Government of India at the Red Fort, Delhi from 26th to 31st January 2017, as part of the Republic Day 2017 Celebrations. The prime objective of organizing the event is to generate a patriotic mood, promote ..

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Pranab to inaugurate 60th anniversary of Netaji Research Bureau on Jan 18

President Pranab Mukherjee will be visiting Jharkhand and West Bengal from January 18 to 20, 2017...

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Devotees throng Sangam/Ganga Sagar for holy dip on Makar Sankranti

Ignoring biting cold and long treks, thousands of devotees on Saturday took a holy dip in the confluence of Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati at Allahabad Sangam on the auspicious occasion of Makar Sankranti...

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PM greets people on Makar Sankranti, Pongal, Bihu

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Saturday greeted the people of the country on account of Makar Sankranti, Uttarayana, Pongal, Bihu and Lohri...

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PM Modi inaugurates Ramayana Darshanam Exhibition at Kanyakumari

Adding yet another feather in the cap of Vivekanand Kendra and Kanyakumari Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Ramayana Darshanam Exhibition through video conferencing...

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Four-Day National Youth Festival ‘Youth for Digital India’ begins

The 21st National Youth Festival with the theme “Youth for Digital India” began in Rohtak, Haryana on Thursday...

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PM inaugurates Ramayana Darshanam at Vivekananda Kendra

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Thursday, addressed the inaugural event of the Ramayana Darshanam Exhibition at Vivekananda Kendra, Kanyakumari, via video conferencing...

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Over one lakh participants join Swami Ramdev to create #YogWorldRecords

Swami Ramdev ones again showcased the ultimate power of Yoga by creating five world records in one day at Bhilai on Thursday. Notably, the event is organised to celebrate National Youth Day in Yoga way on the 154th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda. In this ceremony, over one lakh people together performed five different yoga exercises and created the five world records in one day. Surya Namaskar, Kapal Bhati, Anulom Vilom, Shurshashan and push ups are the five different Yoga exercises were ..

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi to launch Ramayana Darshanam at kanyakumari 

On the 154th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda Prime Minister Narendra Modi is all set to inaugurate the Ramayana Darshanam a museum depicting the glorious story of holy Ramayana. The event is organised by Vivekanand Kendra...

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Shri Guru Gobind Singh: Saviour of Hindu Dharma

On his 350th ‘Prakash Parv’ (birth anniversary) it is our pious duty to take his teachings to every nook and corner of this country so that the present and the coming generations should learn to become true Sant-Sipahi and serve this great nation...

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Battle of #Chamkaur: A sage of courage and conviction

The Battle of Chamkaur laid bare the moral degradation, cowardice and vulnerability of the Mughal imperial forces. The fact that they used deceit to defeat an adversary much weaker in strength indicated their unwillingness to fight with determination. Their inability to attack and overcome even forty Sikhs in a mud fortress pointed towards the inefficiency of the military leadership...

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