Culture

Nurturing study in classical language! Tamil Nadu to set up Tamil Lab in Banaras Hindu University

Now, to promote Tamil language and nurture the research atmosphere of Tamil linguistic, a language lab will be set up in the Banaras Hindu University to teach Tamil quickly and easily to speakers of other languages...

Celebrate Guru Purnima with HRD Ministry and click #SelfiewithGuru!

On the eve of this auspicious day, HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal had launched a campaign #SelfiewithGuru...

‘Guru’: Something Different from ‘Teacher’…

‘Guru Purnima’ is altogether different! It is not only a day to send ‘Happy’-prefixed What’s-app messages but it is a festival which showcases one of the greatest Indian tradition! ..

Outreaching for new skills! NSD running four regional centers

National School of Drama (NSD), an autonomous organization under Ministry of Culture, enrolls 27 students every year to its 3 years’ Post-Graduate Course in Dramatics Arts through Selection process by conducting interview audition at 12 centers all over the country to attract talent from all regions of the country. ..

Rohena Gera the First Woman Film Director to Win BIFF Audience Award

For the first time in history, the Birmingham Indian Film Festival award has been presented to a female director. The director of the charming romance film ‘Sir’ has won the top honour along with Anurag Kashyap who was felicitated with LIFF ICON award...

PM Greets people on the Auspicious Day of Ashadhi Bij, the Kutchi New Year

Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted people on the auspicious occasion of Ashadhi Bij, the Kutchi New Year...

Shedding new light on mysteries of Netaji Bose; NAI successfully digitized 303 declassified files of Bose

Digitization and uploading of records by NAI on its website is a continuous process. Under this process, National Archives of India successfully digitized of total 303 declassified files of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose...

Sahitya Akademi announces Bal Sahitya Puraskar and Yuva Puraskar 2019

Boosting the literature of the Indian language, Sahitya Akademi has selected 22 writers for the Sahitya Akademi Bal Sahitya Puraskar 2019 and 23 writers for Yuva Puraskar 2019. The Bal Sahitya Puraskar will be presented to the awardees at a special function to be held on November 14. The awardees have been selected on the basis of recommendations made by the Jury comprising of three members each in the concerned language, in accordance with the rules and procedure laid down for the purpose...

“May There be Peace and Prosperity Everywhere!” PM Greets Kashmiri Pandits on Zyesht Ashtami

On one of the most auspicious day of Zyesth Ashtami (8th day of Zyesht month) Prime Minister Narendra Modi extended greetings to Kashmiri Pandits through tweeter. ..

Gita Rahasya…An Evergreen Book in its 105th

The period between 1908 to 1914 was the toughest one for Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak as he was imprisoned at the Mandalay jail. However, it proved worthwhile not only for him but for the entire nation as the world famous book Gita Rahasya was completed by the hands of ‘the father of the Indian unrest.’ ..

Gita Rahasya…An Evergreen Book in its 105th

Today the book has entered its 105th year as it was published on June 8 in 1915 at Gayakwad Wada, Pune...

Turning brave pages of Vanavasi history, Sanjay Kulkarni evokes the unsung Janajati heroes of the Nation

The history of Vanvasis is rich and ancient, but it has just got diminished which needs to be awakened, says one of the expert orators and pillars of Vanvasi Kalyan Ashram, Sanjay Kulkarni...

New Logo for Ladies Coaches: Intention is Good, but...

Will the new logo and pictures prove sources of inspiration to women travelers? or it will create an inferiority complex among the 'common' Mumbaikar women, the class which the majority of the population of Mumbai belongs to? Should the women who have global recognition only be considered as 'successful' women and those who are simple, hardworking, kindhearted, who very efficiently manage household work and play a great role in the upbringing of family be 'unsuccessful'? ..

Tollywood in Sorrow! Accomplished Telugu actor Rallapalli Passes Away

Accomplished Telugu actor Rallapalli Venkata narasimha Rao passed away at 74 at a private hospital in Hyderabad on Friday evening following a cardiac arrest...

479 years ago this day, an epitome of valour, courage and bravery was born: Maharana Pratap

An epitome of courage, bravery, and strength, Maharana Pratap is truly called as ‘Bharat ka Veer Putra’ as he was the one who bravely fought against the Mughals. He was the only Rajput king who did not accept submission of Mughal Emperor Akbar...

Bridging the valley of schools, young Indian community in Japan gets easy access to the Indian Authors for higher education

Books have always been a pleasure to the humankind as success in the life process is probably measured around the reading comprehension. Amid this the Indian community in Japan has gained easy access to the Indian authors beyond the sea...

Communal harmony is the true religion; UP Muslim family prints Lord Ram- Sita's pic on wedding card

Spreading communal harmony is the key message of Indian culture. We have seen many times that Hindus celebrating Eid and Muslims celebrating Ganesh festival etc. Likewise is an example that a Muslim family from Uttar Pradesh village has printed a photo of Lord Ram and Sita on wedding invitation of their daughter Rukhsar Bano. This, the family says, is their small step towards spreading communal harmony in their village...

Indonesia reviews culture ties with India by releasing Ramayana themed stamp

Indonesia on Tuesday released a special commemorative stamp on the theme of Ramayana to mark the 70th anniversary of diplomatic ties with India. The stamp, designed by renowned Indonesian sculptor Padmashri Bapak Nyoman Nuart, features a scene from Hindu epic Ramayana in which Jatayu valiantly fought to save Sita...

Celebrating rich legacy! Egypt unveils 3,500-year-old tomb on World Heritage Day

Every year world celebrates World Heritage Day to respect and remember our rich and diverse heritage. To respect and remember the rich tradition and legacy, A large tomb of an ancient Egyptian nobleman who likely served King Thutmose I 3,500 years ago was unveiled by Egypt’s Ministry of antiquities on World Heritage Day, 18 April 2019...

Archaeologists unearth evidence of earliest large-scale celebrations in Britain

Archaeologists have unearthed evidence of the earliest large-scale celebrations in Britain when people and animals travelled hundreds of miles for prehistoric feasting rituals near the world-famous monuments of Stonehenge and Avebury...

Another piece of Harrapan jigsaw- Archaeologists unearths 5,000-year-old skeleton in Kutch

After the 2 months of meticulous work, Archaeologists in Gujarat have discovered the enormous burial site around 360 Km from Dholavira in the Kutch. Dholavira is one of the most important sites of Harrapan culture in India...

Lok Sabha hears the scheme for Pension and Medical Aid to Artistes

In order to improve financial and socio-economic status of the old aged artistes and scholars who have contributed significantly in their specialized fields of arts, letters etc. but leading a miserable life or are in penury condition, a scheme namely “Scheme for Pension and Medical Aid to Artistes” will be implemented by the Government...

Indian Railways gives new beautiful look to Sehore station! See gorgeous pics

Indian Railways is on the high mode to beautify its stations in every term like cleanliness, proper amenities, beautiful picture painting of stations etc. The latest one to join the fleet of beautified railway stations is Sehore railway station in the state of Madhya Pradesh. At present, the work on wall paintings for the beautification of Sehore railway station is still in progress. Under Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Swachhata Mission, so far the national transporter has beautified as many as 10 ..

Rashtrapati Bhavan to open doors for annual Udyanotsav from Feb 6; President Kovind inaugurates the festival

Rashtrapati Bhavan will open its doors of beautiful gardens for public from February 6. President Ram Nath Kovind opened the annual Udyanotsav of Rashtrapati Bhavan today. The Mughal Gardens will remain open for the general public from coming Wednesday to 10th of next month between 9 in the morning to 4 in the evening...

Dust…Humidity…hard work… After a decade of work, Tutankhamun’s tomb restored to its former grandeur

After almost a decade, a team of international experts on Thursday revealed the results of their meticulous work to preserve the tomb of Egypt’s legendary Pharaoh Tutankhamun...

Work hard..! Unless there is a grace, success cannot hold the hand...

Aruna Sairam..

The Battle of Chamkaur: An epic that changed the course of Indian history

In western history, battles that have changed the course of history are well chronicled. They also form part of the folklore of the country. Two such examples are the Battle of Saratoga in 1777 and the Battle of Waterloo in 1815...

'BHASHA SANGAM' Program to provide multilingual exposure to students in Indian Languages

Bhasha Sangam a Celebration of Linguistic Diversity which marks the appreciation of the unique symphony of languages of our country has been initiated by the Department of School Education & Literacy has initiated–, last month to December 21...

Sahitya Academy announces awards for 2018

Sahitya Akademi today announced its annual Awards in 24 languages. Seven books of poetry, six novels, six short stories, three of literary criticism and two of essays have won the Sahitya Akademi Awards, 2018...

More women opt for management studies

“The IIMs are consciously giving leverage to women to increase diversity in classrooms. We want more women in our institutes”, said CAT convener Sumanta Basu...

An Ideal New Year Gift: Autobiography of India

Bharath Gyan is conceptualized by D. K. Hari and D. K. Hema Hari with the objective to scientifically collate and disseminate the knowledge of India and its ties with other civilazations from ancient to modern times. ..

You've really got to love what you do, and you've got to put in everything that you have to the job…

Garima Arora..

Rs 75 commemorative coin to mark 75th anniversary of Tricolour hoisting by Bose

The government Thursday decided to release a Rs 75 commemorative coin on the occasion of 75th anniversary of the hoisting of Tricolour for the first time by Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose at Port Blair...

World's oldest intact shipwreck found in black sea

An ancient Greek trading ship dating back more than 2,400 years has been found virtually intact at the bottom of the Black Sea. The vessel is one of more than 60 shipwrecks including Roman ships and a 17th-century Cossack raiding fleet identified by the Black Sea Maritime Archaeology Project...

One has to be fully committed to one’s career … otherwise there is no point…

Lata Mangeshkar..

Renowned Hindustani classical musician Annapurna Devi passes away

Renowned Hindustani musician Annapurna Devi passed away at the Breach Candy hospital in Mumbai today. She was 91. According to hospital officials, the legendary singer breathed her last at 3.51 am. She was suffering from age-related issues for the last few years. Annapurna Devi was an Indian Surbahar player of Hindustani classical music and she was the daughter and disciple of Allauddin Khan...

It’s a great feeling to be wanted but it’s more exciting to be inaccessible…

Shreya Ghoshal..

India gets back 12th century stolen Buddha statue from British Police on Independence Day

A 12th-century bronze Buddha statue stolen from a museum at Nalanda in Bihar nearly 60 years ago was returned to India today by the London's Metropolitan Police as part of a ceremony to mark India's Independence Day...

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...

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. ..

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’...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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’...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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. ..

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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. ..

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 ..

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...

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. ..

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...

'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...

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. ..

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...

“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. ..

“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...

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...

‘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. ..

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. ..

‘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...

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...

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. ..

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. ..

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 ..

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...

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. ..

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'...

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...

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. ..

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. ..

#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...

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...

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 ..

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 ..

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 ..

‘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...

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. ..

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...

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...

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” ..