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‘Project Mausam’ pours around 6 crores for 2 years in cultural wallet

Project Mausam, an initiative to explore the multi-faceted Indian Ocean ‘world’ has been poured with an amount of Rs 6,00,39,297 for F.Y 2018-19 and 2019-20 said MoS for Culture Dr. Mahesh Sharma while answering a question asked in Lok Sabha on Monday...

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International Minjar fair of Chamba concludes with much fanfare, religious fervor

On Sunday, the famous eight-day long international Minjar fair of Chamba was concluded with much fanfare and religious fervor. Notably, the concluding ceremony procession led by Himachal CM Jai Ram Thakur was started from Akhand Chandi Palace to Manjri Garden on the bank of river Ravi to immerse the Minjar (golden tassel) in a traditional manner in the river. They were followed by palanquins of local deities, cultural troupes besides people from different walks of the life...

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#PingaliVenkayya: The man who designed our Tiranga - symbol of courage, honesty and prosperity

In 13 days we will be celebrating our Independence Day. The celebration starts with hoisting our National Flag, Tiranga, Tricolor. But do we know who designed this flag to which we proudly salute, which is a symbol of ‘peace’, ‘love’, ‘unity’, ‘identity of being Indian’, ‘sense of dedication’, ‘emotions’, ‘patriotism’ and the definition goes on. The man who designed it is none other than Pingali Venkayya. Today we remember him on his 142nd birth anniversary with a salute...

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Millennia of onslaughts & resistance; Christianity as a tool for colonialism: part 2

Every colonial power from the Portuguese, French, Dutch to the British acted on the principles of three ‘C’ which can be summarised as, Colonialism, Christianity and commerce. In their own notion of a civilized society, one true God and one holy book, they acted on the lines of fascism. ..

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BJP leader Subramanian Swamy demands special team for excavation of submerged Dwarka; writes to PM Modi

BJP leader and Rajya Sabha MP Subramanian Swamy today urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to review the excavation of submerged Dwarka in Gujarat. In an official letter, the former Union Minister requested that a special team should be constituted in order to re-open the long pending expedition...

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We remember Lokmanya Tilak who defined ‘Swaraj’ and brought uprising against British rulers on his birth anniversary

A scholar, a mathematician, a philosopher, a social reformer, a nationalist…… these many names for a single person who took birth with one and only one aim, to make our India free from the clutches of British Raj. He is none other but Bal Gangadhar Tilak (also popularly Lokmanya Tilak). On his 162nd birth anniversary the whole nation bows for his courage and a loud voice for his mother country’s freedom...

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Maluti Project to conserve 62 dilapidated temples of our country

7th Annual General Body Meeting of Indian Trust for Rural Heritage and Development (ITRHD) was inaugurated on Saturday which stressed on to the preservation of Indian Heritage and Culture in Rural India and working in about 7 states of India...

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Recalling 43rd anniversary of the darkest chapter of transforming India into ‘Dynasty Democracy’: The Emergency

PM Modi, recalling the darkest chapter of Independent Indian History ‘The Emergency’ said that India remembers the Emergency as a dark period during which every institution was subverted and an atmosphere of fear was created. Not only people but also ideas and artistic freedom were held hostage to power politics...

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An epitome of valor, courage and bravery! India recalls "Bharat ka Veer Putra" Maharana Pratap- The Great

An epitome of courage, bravery and strength, Maharana Pratap is truly called as ‘Bharat ke Veer Putra’. Inspiring millions, the bravery and courage of the great Maharana Pratap are still talked about in the 21st century. As the nation recalls the great example of strength and self respect, Maharana Pratap still leads the Indian history for his valour and daring attitude...

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ASI digs out historical jewels which throws light on the era of ‘Mahabharata’

History is something which cannot be limited only on papers; it can be found anywhere, anytime. Likewise Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) excavated and found out such historical jewels which have glorified our eyes. ASI has found out “royal burials” with remains of chariots dating 2000BC-1800BC which means nearly of Mahabharata Age...

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'1883' this day, a man with knowledge of Shastras and Shaastras was born to which the nation bows: Veer Savarkar

A person who’s each and every breath said only one thing “Freedom of Mother India” from the clutches of the goons “Britishers” who ruled our nation ruthlessly, whose thoughts were flooding for Indian Freedom from a cellular Jail in Andaman Islands (far away from mainland India), he was none other than Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, popularly known as Swatantryaveer Savarkar or Veer Savarkar...

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Vedic Saraswati river no more a myth, dear Leftists; rejuvenation on mission mode

Now, today, the revival of river Saraswati would make a major transformation in the region of Haryana and Rajasthan and it will help the water scarcity of the region, also, it will be a big slap on the cheek of the India hater Commies and Libtards. ..

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Those people who work very hard but fail again and again don’t give up

Jack Ma..

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MHI escorts 27 children to Lucknow, restores them with their parents

My Home India (MHI), Mumbai unit under its Chiled Welfare project named “Sapno se Apno Tak” conducted an escort operation of 27 children from Mumbai to Lucknow on Monday...

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The importance of 10th May in Indian history

It was this date that inspired the Indians to take up arms in rebellion against the tyrannical rule of the British East India Company. The flames of the revolution spread from Barrackpore to Meerut, from Delhi to Chennai with thousands of ‘Hindustani’ sacrificed their lives at the altar of the Mother Bharat to free her from the foreign yoke...

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India-Israel share ‘art ties’: National Gallery of Modern Art to showcase contemporary Israel art

India-Israel friendship roots to different arenas right from agriculture to cinema! To showcase the contemporary art from Israel, the National Gallery of Modern Art is set to hold an exhibition titled ‘To the End of Land’...

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Savarkar had no hand in Mahatma’s murder, says Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has frustrated efforts of vested interests to embroil Swantryaveer Vinayak Damodar Savarkar’s name in assassination of Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi and has once again cleared doubts on his involvement...

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Cherishing cultural bond, Kiren Rijiju says ‘no force in the world can separate Arunachal from India’

“No force in the world can separate Arunachal Pradesh from India,’ said Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju on the occasion of Madhavpur fair organised jointly by Ministry of Culture and the Gujarat government at Madhavpur Ghed near Porbandar...

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Culture is the way we Indians live together and remain united: Dr Mahesh Sharma

Culture is the way we Indians live together and remain united. Our Culture is our identity locally, nationally and globally and we need to regularly celebrate our local culture and cultural acumen and its interface with other cultural spheres around us in any of its manifestations. This was said by Culture Minister Dr. Mahesh Sharma on Tuesday which was the penultimate day of Madhavpur Mela in Gujarat...

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Incredible! Colourful, rich culture of North East to be showcased in Gujarat’s Madhavpur Mela

In a unique initiative, the four-day-long Madhavpur Mela which began on Sunday morning will see its first-ever cultural integration with the North-East under the banner of Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat. Notably, the Madhavpur Mela which began today will conclude on 28th of this month is being held in Madhavpur Ghed, District Porbandar in Gujarat in a grand way...

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Plethora of reasons to celebrate rich heritage: ‘Odisha Parba’ rejoices its varied culture and art at India Gate

‘Odisha Parba’ celebrated the east India’s unique culture: the 3-day festival that rejoiced Odisha’s rich cultural heritage on the lanes of India Gate. Regional dance, music, history etc were the top notches of ‘Odisha Parba’. The event was inaugurated by Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Mishra...

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India Gate opens its gate to unveil rich culture and heritage of Odisha

India comprises of rich culture and tradition and has time and again exhibited the rich talent and ethnicity. Owing to display the richness, a three festival has been organised to celebrate Odisha's culture, tradition, heritage and cuisine have been commenced from today in the lawns of the India Gate...

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Shigmotsav- Festival of ‘being entirely ourselves’ through the words of expert Datta Naik

Shigmotsav is a spring festival celebrated in the Indian state of Goa, where it is one of the major festivals of the Hindu community but what exactly the Shigmotsav is? Do we know the exact aim of this festival? From the desk of Goa’s cultural expert Datta Naik we get deep and out of the box knowledge about this festival...

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Want to scroll your eyes for archives? Then go through this book “Archives Reads”

To inculcate archival awareness among the masses, to bring prominent historians closer to the young readers and to showcase the vast treasure of archives available with NAI for research and reference purposes, a Book Reading Series entitled “Archives Reads” has been launched...

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Sanskriti Mahotsav concludes with mélange of culture and memo on Swachh Bharat

Integrating tangible and intangible heritage of the city synced with the celebration of cultural and creative industries, the two day cultural programme in Varanasi concluded disseminating the message of Swachh Bharat...

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Language triumphs over barrier: West Bengal, Bangladesh celebrate Mother Language Day on border

International Mother Language day holds a special place among every Bengali speaking people. They remember “Bhasa Shahid” or martyrs who laid their life for language. It was on 21 February 1952, that many students of Dhaka University laid down their lives to protest the imposition of Urdu and denial of official language status to Bengali by the ruling Punjabi elite of Pakistan. The two sides Bangladesh, West Bengal forgetting the border come closer on this particular day every year...

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Protect the richest heritage of any community: Never let fade the pride of mother language

We always talk about sexist, racist, communal issues which discriminate people. But what’s the worst discrimination you know? The one based on language. Mother language or native language never should be taken away from someone. Unfortunately, in an age of globalization the countries with a colonial hangover are more and more succumbing to foreign languages. On this international mother language day, let’s pledge one thing, to protect our mother language till our last breath. ..

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"Larger conspiracy" behind the Mahatma Gandhi's assassination?

Phadnis who is the trustee of Abhinav Bharat told the court that he has sought opinion from a senior attorney in New York, who has 40 years of experience, and as per him forensic technologies were available to examine old documents like a photograph of Gandhi, published in a newspaper on January 31, 1948, which shows four wounds on his body...

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Art and cultural ties have united humanity: VP Naidu

Art and cultural ties have united humanity from time immemorial and ancient civilizations like the Greek, Roman, Babylonian, Egyptian and Indus Valley civilizations have enriched the cultural capital of the world. This was said by Vice President Venkaiah Naidu on Saturday while addressing the gathering after inaugurating the 8th Theatre Olympics and releasing it’s logo titled ‘Flag of Friendship’...

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Unique 1,800-year-old colorful mosaic uncovered by Israeli archaeologists

Excavations always have had a niche in studying the ancestors and the lifestyle they lived. A unique mosaic was discovered in the ancient Israeli city named as Caesarea National Park...

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Remembering the maestro: Let’s revisit the Ghazals sung by Jagjit Singh which still resonate with us

Music is for inspiration, not for competition. Beholder of the view, Ghazal King, Jagjit Singh could heal any wounded heart with his dip, soulful, sound voice. While Ghazal was slowly losing popularity, the maestro should definitely be remembered for revitalizing Ghazal for listener from every class. The legend was born on February 8 and passed away on October 10, 2011 at the age of 70 but his voice still resonates with his us...

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‘Padmavati’ and the modern times playboys

Every community has its own viewpoint on a social issue. That usually varies with the time. What was considered too outrageous some thirty years ago is seen pretty normal now. Why? Then it calls for a serious introspection vis-a-vis the social changes, and our acceptance of lot many things. Well, we love to consume now anything which is seemingly mouth-watering, even though they may cause social indigestion and spiritual anaemia...

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Time machine ride: Egyptian Archaeologists unearth 4,400 years old tomb

The land of antiquity, Egypt, never goes out of Archaeological surprises. Again, Egyptian archaeologists have discovered a 4,400-year-old tomb near the pyramids outside Cairo. A complete time-machine ride can be taken in Egypt through these sites...

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Hedgewar and Toynbee in historical perspective

Long before famous historian Arnold Toynbee Dr. K. B. Hedgewar, the founder of the RSS had proposed the same theory for the rejuvenation of Hindu nation with some quantitative difference. He suggested that 3% of urban and 1% of rural population in India will have to be trained and organized as a solid force of Hindus such that they will take along the remaining 97% and 99% respectively to meet any challenges to establish Hindu nation. ..

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The Nature of Pleasure in Art

rt needs two to complete and realize it, the creator of the art and the connoisseur. The nature of pleasure in the two parties is not identical but can have many commonalities. Here the nature of pleasure in the connoisseur is discussed in the particular context of Indian Classical Music...

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Uttarakhand to get three museums; one of them based on River Ganga

To enhance tourism as well as culture, three museums are to be set up in the different parts of the state. The unique features of one of the museums will be that it will be based on river Ganga...

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It is only an artist who works with all his heart: Dr Mahesh Sharma

A person who does physical toil is a laborer, a person who utilizes his brain to work can be an engineer but it is only an artist who works with all his heart. Let us help all these artists to get a platform to display their art and creativity says Dr. Mahesh Sharma, MoS Culture while inaugurating a national exhibition of the Lalit Kala Akademi...

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7th edition of Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav welcomes bright performances uniting India with diverse cultures

7th edition of Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav kicked off with bright performances representing sacred cultures of the nation. Inaugurated by the Union Minister of State for Culture Mahesh Sharma under “Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat.''..

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Look at these copper plates which still tells Indo-Israel relation sagas

Maintaining foreign relations is a very crucial part of every country. A good relation with other countries yields good fruits for one’s nation. But this maintaining relation is not a new concept if one says that is centuries old then? yes it is true as below is the proof, the picture shows nearly 1600 years old copper plate which welcomes a Jewish leader to India...

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Nation celebrates Makar Sankranti; President & PM greet people

The Makar Sankranti festival is known by different names in different parts of the country. It is celebrated as Pongal in Tamil Nadu, Uttarayan in Gujarat, Bhogali Bihu in Assam and Poush Sankranti in West Bengal...

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Redefining art by blending history of ‘India and the World’ in an exhibition

Redefining the art and culture of ancient times, here comes a breathtaking exhibition that blends history of India and the world. India and the World: A History in nine stories, the exhibition showcases some of the most important objects and works of art from the Indian subcontinent. ..

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A century old Indian Passport! Have a look at this historical gem

A small black covered diary type book on which it is typed “Republic Of India” or “भारत गणराज्य” then surely it will be a passport of India. Nowadays passport services are so smooth that getting passport has now become easier. But have you ever thought that how people must have got passport during British era or how were the passports during that time?..

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International Hindi Day: Moment to spread awareness for the condition of our Matru Bhasha

Each and every nation has its own national and official language. It might one or more. But in a secular nation like Bharat, there is no national language but we have our official language as Hindi. Hindi is the most spoken language in the country. Along with this, each state has one more official language like Gujarati of Gujarat, Marathi of Maharashtra, Tamil of Tamil Nadu and so on...

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Film and photographs connecting neighbours; Kolkata hosting Bangladeshi cultural Fest

Winter is always a favorite season of Kolkata peeps but not due to weather only. Various kind of film festivals, musical festivals, and all cultural activities get more geared up during this season in the cultural capital of India. Now, the city is submerged in a Bangladesh Film Festival and Liberation War-based photography exhibition which was inaugurated by neighboring country's Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu...

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‘USTAAD’ ka Hunar Haat: Exploring Indian Art, Crafts and Cuisine

Bringing back the heritage of Indian culture, ‘Hunar Haat’ is back with an exhibition dedicated to discover the art and craft along with the cuisine of India and particularly for the minority communities. ..

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Gifts of 'ART'ministration: Artists knocks heart of PM Modi with super pristine gifts

Art is a gift of God which is given to some specials. Art can please anyone whether a rich or a poor, a king or a slave or it may be a minister or a citizen, art has no bondage. Likewise, some of the specially gifted citizens of India knocked the doors of our beloved PM Modi to gift him with their unique art pieces...

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For 16-year-old Nadeem Khan Gita is source of inspiration

Nadeem, who first saw the Bhagwad Gita in his school library got attracted to it and his teachers helped him learn the verses and explained their meaning. He found the language quite simple, interesting and easy. The verses have in-depth inspiring message and he loved to recite them, he said...

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Upgradation and modernisation of museums is carried out on a continuous basis: Dr. Mahesh Sharma

Museum is a place which gives you a historic emotion, knowledge and information in this modern age also. It directly carries you to even centuries ago. But this needs maintenance and upgradation too...

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Blend of Ancient and modern Indian education system can only guide for better living: Dalai Lama

Tibetan Spiritual leader Dalai Lama stressed on inclusion of ‘Old Indian Knowledge’ to the modern education which is immensely useful in modern times. As the modern world is suffering from ‘emotional crisis’ it is very necessary to built a bridge between the ancient Indian and modern Indian education systems...

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Google salutes legendary singer Mohd Rafi on his 93rd birth anniversary

Google has honoured the legendary Indian playback singer Mohd Rafi by dedicating a doodle to him on his 93rd birth anniversary which falls on today. Rafi was born on December 24, 1924 in Kotla Sultan Singh, a small village near Majitha in Amritsar district of Punjab...

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Leela: Exhibition which is a Setu between Ramayana and You

An exhibition on Ramayana Tradition which presents that Ramayana is not merely a retelling of the story of Dasharathi Rama, but explores some fundamental categories of Indian thoughts such as brahman, shabda, dhvani, nama, rupa etc. is held till December 28...

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Rama always been a source of inspiration for all

Dr Mahesh Sharma..

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India is always ahead to improve heritage management and development: Dr Mahesh Sharma

With participation of around 900 professionals across 80 countries, the General Assembly of ICOMOS International concluded successfully on Friday. The Government of India is committed to support activities of International Council for Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) says Dr. Mahesh Sharma, MoS for Culture while speaking on the occasion...

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#VijayDiwas: Remembering the brave hearts who liberated a nation from a dark dictatorship

A group of people who do not only save its own country but also gave birth to a new nation, liberated country – that is the example of the gallantry of Indian Army. 16th December is one of the most important dates in the glorious history of India. Back in 1971 on this day, Pakistani Forces surrendered with his forces to the joint forces of Bangladesh and India marking the end of Bangladesh liberation war. Since then, the neighboring friends, India and Bangladesh celebrate Vijay Diwas, also known ..

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Misreporting in Media: No order to ban chanting mantras during Amarnath Yatra

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) clarified that it has not declared the Amarnath cave shrine in the South Kashmir Himalayas a silence zone. A bench, headed by NGT chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar, said, due silence has to be maintained only in front of the ice stalagmite resembling the 'ShivaLinga'...

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Jerusalem and Ayodhya: The December 6 connection

Jerusalem was recognized as Capital of Israel by the US President Donald Trump on December 6. Coincidentally, it was the date when the Karsevaks brought down the symbol of slavery at Ramjanmabhumi in Ayodhya. ..

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Ram Setu, not a myth; it's man made: claims Science Channel show

India's historical places like mythological river Saraswati, Shree Krishna's underwater city of Dwarka,35 sites in northern India of Mahabharata era and much more are questioned by the Leftist Historians as myths...

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Undoubtedly the Muslims of India are Hindu Mussalmans –III

The author infers that the Muslims in India are the descendants of Hindu ancestors and as such they are Hindu Mussalmans...

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Mine of Antiquities: Tombs dating back to 3500 years found in Egypt

Egypt can be said the biggest museum of antiques on this earth. Archaeologists keep finding new discoveries in the country. Adding one more to the long list, Archeologists have found a mummy dating back to 3500 years along with several other old items in one unexplored tomb. The discoveries continuously boost country’s tourism as ancient Egypt civilization till today attracts several people...

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Indian-Muslims or Hindu-Mussalmans: A psycho cultural Analysis - II

This is the second in the three--article series by the author to impress and underline the fact that Indian Muslims belong to the great Hindu tradition and cultural heritage. ..

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PM Narendra Modi to unveil statue of social reformer Sri Ramanujacharya

Making the auspicious occasion of Ramanujacharya’s Sahasrabdi (1000 years anniversary) Telangana state government will be erecting a humongous statue of the veteran social reformer. According to media reports, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be attending the grand function in April 2018...

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Hyderabad artist 'Nails it':Have a look at these 'Nail Potraits'

Everyone is gifted with some or the other talent. Some are good at writing, then some are good at dancing etc. likewise a person from Hyderabad is gifted with some unique talent. He paints but not on the canvas but on his own nails...

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Remembering the icon of bravery on her birth anniversary: Rani Lakshmibai symbolizes women power till date

Mumbai, November 19: Rani Lakshmibai, the name itself is a metaphor of bravery. While many people think women empowerment, feminism are just only concepts imported from west, they are totally wrong. Along with scholars, India had great warriors also. Hence almost after three centuries, nation remembers her on her birthday. The queen of Jhansi was one of the leading figures of the Indian Rebellion of 1857 and inspired many other freedom fighters later. The leader was born in a Maharashtrian Brhamin ..

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Archeologists discover a well preserved mummy in Egypt dating back to Greco-Roman era

The land of antiques, Egypt never disappoints history lovers, archeologists, and antique enthusiasts. A Russian archeological team has discovered a well-preserved mummy from the Greco-Roman period in Cairo under a joint Egypt-Russian archeological mission. Egypt’s antiquity ministry has also confirmed the discovery...

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Theater artists … ‘Maharashtra School of Drama’ is on its way to let you explore another world of ‘Art’

The only destination for the aspiring theatre artists, actors in India seems to be ‘National School of Drama’. Maharashtra School of Drama will soon be on floors as state government is in plans to establish Maharashtra School of Drama in Mumbai. Executive Committee has been constituted to fasten the process...

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Throw away the distorted history and know who was Birsa Munda

Now, when It’s the time of awakening of a New India, every Indian must inspire himself o9r herself to overthrow the fake history, get freedom from the distorted history and dig out the real history of India. This will be the true tribute to the Dharti Aba, the true son of the soil and a great freedom fighter. ..

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World’s oldest wine found in Georgia

The world's earliest evidence of grape winemaking has been detected in 8,000-year-old pottery jars unearthed in Georgia, making the tradition almost 1,000 years older than previously thought...

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Remembering Sister Nivedita: West Bengal CM unveils Blue Plaque at the legend's London family home

Sister Nivedita, one of the most loyal disciples of Swami Vivekananda had a significant contribution to social changes, freedom movement during British Raj in India. From contribution in the educational sector to women empowerment, she left her footprint everywhere. Hence it is indeed a proud moment for India; West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday unveiled a Blue Plaque to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary at her family home...

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International Children Film’s Festival kicks off to highlight ‘imaginative’ world of cinema

Films have always attracted the audience especially children. Keeping this in mind an event of 20th International Children Film’s Festival (ICFFI) has been named as “The Golden Elephant.” This event will be from Nov 8 to Nov 14. The Golden Elephant is a biennial festival that strives to bring the most imaginative and delightful international & national children’s cinema to young audiences in India...

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Impact of Hinduism upon Western intellectuals

‘Even the loftiest philosophy of the European appears like a feeble spark before the Vedanta’...

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K Kavitha unveils the official logo of World Telugu Conference

The city of Hyderabad is all set for the most anticipated World Telugu Conference starting from December 15. This is for the first time Telangana state will be hosting the prestigious event. ..

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66th anniversary of ‘First modern music studio’ reminds us how technology started taking place in music history

The merger of art and technology started rapidly in the 2nd half of 19th century. First modern music studio dates back to 18th October of 1951. Today’s Google doodle dedicates the day to beat of the music as a tribute to the Studio for Electronic Music on its 66th anniversary. This Google doodle is distinct in the feature as it does not pay tribute to a person or a place but to history...

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With ‘Chu Kar Mere Man Ko’ and many more, let’s relive melodies of legend Kishore Kumar

Abhas Kumar Ganguly, known as Kishore Kumar is one of the greatest talents in the history of our Indian film industry. Though Kishore Kumar is well known for his songs in Bollywood, he also proved his talent as an actor, composer in the industry. He also sang in other languages like Bangla, Marathi, Assamese, Kannod etc. Kishore Kumar rendered innumerable Bollywood classics which are remembered till today. On his 30th death anniversary looking back at his music career, here are 10 songs listed which ..

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Reaching out to the Indian diaspora on foreign lands, Paryatan Parv campaign continues to spread Indian aesthetics

Most of the tourists from India like to visit abroad and not their own motherland. India is a mixture of ethic and cultural elements of every community living in the free land. To promote Indian tourism, Dr Mahesh Sharma had inaugurated ‘Paryatan Parv- Dekho Apna Desh’ and the soul of this particular event is spreading its wings and enticing overseas Indian Community to come and see ‘Bharat- Apna Desh’, the land where their forefathers were born...

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13cm Chinese porcelain bowl shatters world record, sells for $37.7 million at an auction

It’s the kind of dish you don’t want to break. A nearly 900-year-old porcelain Song dynasty bowl smashed the world auction record for Chinese ceramics on Tuesday, selling for HK$294.3 million ($37.68 million) at a Sotheby's sale in Hong Kong. ..

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Master's degree in Yoga from China's first dedicated yoga college

The Yoga college of China has announced that the students can now sign up for the three-year program, the first two years of which will be completed in Kunming, capital of southwest China's Yunnan Province, and the final year in India, according to Lu Fang, deputy dean on ICYC...

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Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav, a festival to celebrate idea of unity in diversity concluded in Ahmedabad

Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav (RSM) 2017, a three day festival to celebrate the idea of unity in diversity concluded on Monday in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. Notably, Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav has been receiving continuous acclaim for playing a major role to effectively connect the Ahmedabad audience to the rich, diverse and undiscovered culture of India under the umbrella of Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat...

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'The Queen of Ghazal' Begum Akhtar rules Google through doodle on her 103rd birth anniversary

“The Queen of Ghazal” Begum Akhtar was one of the earliest female stage performers who enriched the Hindustani Classical music. On her 103rd birth anniversary not only Indians but also the international giant search engine, Google pays tribute to her with a beautiful doodle. The doodle portrays her as an artist playing sitar amid a candle-lit audience. The Queen of Ghazal had an immense excellency in Thumri and Dadra also...

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Unique characteristics of Begum Akhtar made her the 'only' Mallika-e-Ghazal of 1900s

Akhtari Bai Faizabadi, also known as Begum Akhtar was a great Indian singer of Hindustani classical music. She sang mostly ghazal, thumri and Dadra genres. Today, Google posted a special doodle on its home page to mark the 103rd birth anniversary of the legend. ..

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Visit the archaic past of the world’s leading ‘culture’ destination, ‘Design Museum’ of London

Museums can often conjure up painful memories of bored schoolchildren surrounded by old, dusty artefacts. But visitors to London's Design Museum should fret not, for it has been named the world's number one destination for catching up on a bit of culture...

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“Artists are true messengers of culture”, says Dr Mahesh Sharma at the launch of a new book highlighting Indian Art

Indian art consists of a variety of art forms. Like plastic art, textile art, visual arts, rock arts and many others which can be traced to the pre-historic era of Indian culture. With presence of vibrant art and cultural roots in India, Culture Minister Dr Mahesh Sharma launches a book that describes the eternal Indian art and famous sculptures and paintings. ..

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“Devi Paksha” starts on the auspicious day of Mahalaya ; Bengalis gear up for their biggest festival

For the Bengalis, Durga Puja celebration basically starts from “Mahalaya”. Not only Bengalis but also others who worship Maa Durga during Navaratri for them also this day indicates the beginning of Devi Paksha. The week-long celebration starting from Mahalaya will be continued till Dusshera or Dashami...

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Disgusted with mundane life? Know the Japanese philosophy “ikigai” to wake up each morning happily

Westerners have molded this East Asian concept according to their own view. The western approach says you have to start with four questions: what do you love?; What are you good at?;What does the world need from you?;What can you get paid for?. A balanced answer of four questions will help you to achieve ikiga. But in case of Japanese people, their Ikigai often does not involve work or income. The origin island of Ikigai is Okinawa. This Japanese island has the largest population of centenarians ..

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Culture Minister participates in ‘Swacchta Hi Sewa Abhiyaan’ in Noida to support the campaign of cleanliness

Walking on the road to ‘Swacch Bharat Abhiyaan’, it can be seen clearly that India is taking initiatives to make its surroundings clean. Swacchta Pakhwada inaugurated by Ministry of Culture also carried the same motive. In fact yesterday, Dr Mahesh Sharma (Culture Minister) participated in the ‘Swachhta Hi Sewa Sbhiyaan’ and kick started the campaign for the 4th ‘Swachhta Pakhwada’ being observed by the Ministry of Culture (MoC) and its 43 organisations...

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‘Shubh Hindi Diwas’: Hindi literature will always be laced with our hearts as it did for Premchand, Gulzar, Manto and others

As every year, Hindi Diwas is celebrated on this day of September 14 but sadly goes unnoticed. The community of Hindi readers have gone downhill in numbers as compared to larger English-reading crowd. But it appears that they are simply doing what they do best, quietly reading some good Hindi literature while sitting in some corner. ..

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World’s tallest Durga idol is being erected in Guwahati reaching to 100 ft

Durga Puja is everything for a Bengali. When the festival arrives, Bengalis’ know exactly about how to celebrate it. Goddess Durga is worshipped with all might for 4 day long carnival, preparations for which begin months in advance. However, this time Guwahati is on the verge of creating a new world record. A 100-ft tall bamboo idol of Goddess Durga is set to enter the Guinness Book of World Records as tallest bamboo sculpture ever made. ..

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‘A walk to remember’ is a reality in Spain with walls covered in paintings of artists’ around the world; take a look!

Spanish art has been an important contributor to Western art and Spain has produced many famous and influential artists including Velázquez, Goya and Picasso. Spanish art was particularly influenced by Italy and France during the Baroque and Neoclassical periods, but Spanish art has often had very distinctive characteristics, partly explained by the Moorish heritage in Spain (especially in Andalusia), and through the political and cultural climate in Spain...

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Rail travel in Japan is more interesting with cool train arts; even Pokémon will board with you

Suppose you are boarding a train with Pokémon characters that you watched during your entire childhood. That seems little impossible but there are trains in Japan may give you such chance. The culturally enriched Asian country has such amazing train arts that will make you fall in love with the train rides...

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On the occasion of Onam, ‘Nava Keralam’ aims for growth and using up water resources properly

Vannakam to one of the biggest festival of Malayalis! Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan inaugurated the annual tourism week celebrations on the occasion of Onam festival celebrations by lighting the lamp. Onam is celebrated with utmost religious fervour across Kerala. ..

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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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When Netaji Subhash Bose liberated Andaman & Nicobar Islands

Every year, the Forum for Awareness of National Security (FANS) organises the “Shaheed-Swaraj Dweeep Samooh Naman Yatra” under the leadership of FANS Patron Indresh Kumar...

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“Maha Brinda Natyam”: Largest Kuchipudi dance enters into the Guinness Book of World Records

The “Maha Brinda Natyam,” a Kuchipudi performance by 6,117 artistes, from 3-year-olds to 65-year-olds, organised at the Indira Gandhi Municipal Stadium here on Sunday made it to the Guinness Book of World Records as the largest ever Kuchipudi dance performed anywhere in the world...

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1971 war was a comprehensive victory for India

The best tribute we can pay to the gallant officers and soldiers is to dedicate ourselves to the gigantic task of nation-building and work steadfastly to protect the unity and integrity of our nation...

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1971 War an excellent example of comprehensive preparedness

Remembering the heroes of 1971 War and liberation of Bangladesh as a nation are the landmark events in the annals of military history...

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Unity Dance marks conclusion of 10-day-long Hornbill Festival 2016

In an impressive ceremony, the 10-day-long Hornbill Festival of Nagaland came to end on Saturday. The glittering valedictory function was held at the Naga Heritage Village Kisama in presence of hundreds of guests and visitors that included foreign, domestic tourists and local people...

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UNESCO finally inscribes 'Yoga': India's ancient wisdom recognised as a Global Heritage

"Never ever happened before! After Yoga inscription, entire conference does Yogic breathing." are the words of Ruchika when UNESCO inscribed Yoga as a 'Human Treasure'...

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Ashtamangala – The Eight Auspicious Symbols of Tibetan Buddhist Tradition

It is very important for Buddhists to know the aspects of our faith and when questioned we must have sufficient information and knowledge to respond and counter!..

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Hindu Advaita (Monism) and Islamic / Semitic Monotheism – Part 2

If Muslims can accept the bloodthirsty Dualism of Shias and Kafirs and Dar Ul Harb why can they not accept this sober Dualism? ..

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Hindu Advaita (Monism) and Islamic / Semitic Monotheism

The author tries to find out and explain the dualism in living and monotheism in idea. ..

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4000 year old Bronze Age pottery jug found during an excavation in Israel

Around 4000 year old Bronze Age pottery jug showing a seated person, apparently deep in thought, has been discovered at an archeological dig in Yehud, Israel quoted Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) in a statement. Experts say that the image looks similar to a Canaanite version of Rodin's "The Thinker". The figure is wearing a hat with its chin resting on its hand, the elbow of the other arm rests on one knee and the hand of that arm rests on the other knee and was found in a grave...

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Kala Utsav 2016 concludes; awards in music, dance, theatre & visual arts segments distributed

Kala Utsav 2016 concluded on November 18, along with prize distribution of the first, second and third prizes in four segments of music, dance, theatre and visual arts to the schools teams representing their States and Union Territories at the Siri Fort Auditorium in New Delhi. Kala Utsav is an annual festival to celebrate the talent of school children all over the nation. The prizes were awarded by Dr. Mahendra Nath Pandey, the Minister of State for Human Resource Development. The first prize ..

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Government to provide high class training programme for young artisans

In an attempt to promote and encourage the young artisans Union Textiles Minister Smriti Irani announced that government will provide high class training by nationally acclaimed designers under Guru Shishya Parampara...

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10-day Indian festival to showcase taste of Indian culture in the Gulf country Oman

Gulf country Oman is scheduled to observe Indian Festival which will start on Tuesday. The Festival will showcase diverse Indian culture, i.e. classical and folk dance, music, Indian cuisine and Exhibition on Islamic Art Calligraphy.The festival which will end on 24th November will also see artists from Jammu & Kashmir presenting folk dance and music of J & K. The events will be held in four cities of Oman, namely, Muscat, Sur, Sohar and Salalah. ..

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10-day Indian festival to showcase taste of Indian culture in the Gulf country Oman

Gulf country Oman is scheduled to observe Indian Festival which will start on Tuesday. The Festival will showcase diverse Indian culture, i.e. classical and folk dance, music, Indian cuisine and Exhibition on Islamic Art Calligraphy.The festival which will end on 24th November will also see artists from Jammu & Kashmir presenting folk dance and music of J & K. The events will be held in four cities of Oman, namely, Muscat, Sur, Sohar and Salalah. ..

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Archaeologists discover ancient Egyptian mummy in a tomb at Luxor

A millennia-old mummy discovered by Spanish archaeologists near southern Egyptian town of Luxor, announced the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities on Sunday. A coffin was found with a mummy inside in a good condition and is believed to have belonged to a nobleman, Amenrenef, who was "a servant of the royal household" by Antique ministry. "The Spanish mission working at the Millions of Years Temple of ancient Egyptian King Thutmose III uncovered the tomb at the external part of the southern wall of ..

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Accession of Jammu & Kashmir and the role of RSS

October 26 is observed as Accession Day of J & K with the Indian Union. It is also the day to remember the efforts made by the then RSS Chief M S Golwalkar to convince Maharaja Hari Singh to merge with India. ..

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India is a land of great diversity and carnival parade presented it's small glimpse says PM Modi  

Prime Minister Narendra Mod on Tuesday inaugurated the National Tribal Carnival in New Delhi. Speaking on the occasion, Prime Minister said India is a land of great diversity. He said the carnival parade presented at the function had offered just a small glimpse of this diversity.After witnessing an enthralling carnival parade, he said this is the first time that tribal groups from across the country would be in Delhi at the time of the festive occasion of Diwali. He said the tribal carnival would ..

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Who Killed Mahatma Gandhi? Mortally and Non-Mortally

The murder of Mahatma Gandhi has been a matter of public debate anytime. Here is the radical analysis of Gandhi's unfortunate murder and an attempt to trace out who was the real killer of 'true Gandhi'...

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CABC organizes its first meeting; stressed on decision making in Culture

Stressing the need to evolve a participative process of decision making in the field of Culture, Dr. Mahesh Sharma, Culture and Tourism minister, chaired the “First Meeting of the Re-constituted Central Advisory Board on Culture (CABC)” in New Delhi on Friday. He also invited suggestions from the eminent members on the way forward...

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Prime Minister to inaugurate 1st National Tribal Carnival on Oct. 25

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the First National Tribal Carnival in Delhi on October 25. ..

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Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav’s third day highlights India’s rich heritage

‘Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav - 2016’ a celebrated festival organised by the Ministry of Culture, successfully progressed in to Day-3, highlighting India’s rich heritage. The glorious carnival that initially began on 15th October at the IGNCA campus, Janpath, New Delhi, will continue to mesmerize the audience through power- packed performances, art & culture, food and shopping joys till 24th October, 2016...

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