HindustanTimes Mon,22 Sep 2014

A calmer you: It ain't music to our ears

Nowhere in the world will you see people objectifying or disrespecting a live musician’s talent as you see here. Let me tell you some particular things or situations that bug the hell out of me...

Match your steps to the beats and do the Garba!

Students and office-goers, take a break from deadlines and match your steps to the beats of Gujarati folk music. With Navratri just a few days away (starts from September 25), quick dance prep would be a good idea.

Renowned Carnatic musician Mandolin Srinivas dies

U Srinivas, 45, popularly known as 'Mandolin Srinivas', was a renowned mandolin player of Carnatic school of Indian classical music. He was being treated for a liver-related illness.

Masterpieces by Vasudeo Gaitonde sell for $ 3.75 million

A 1961 'Untitled' oil on canvas by Gaitonde sold for $ 1.08 million while another 1963 'Untitled' painting by the artist sold for $ 1.68 million at an auction of Indian, Himalayan and Southeast Asian Art.

Sair festival: With winter's onset, the gods return from heaven in Himachal!

It's a fair celebrated in Himachal Pradesh to mark the end of the crop harvest. Old-timers say the centuries old Sair festival is celebrated mainly in the interiors of Shimla, Mandi, Kullu and Solan districts every year in mid-September.

Celebrating the Parsi way of life via theatre

Through all its plays, theatre director-producer Meherzad Patel's theatre company, Silly Point Productions, celebrates the Parsi way of life. We get him talking about his plays' themes, about comedy, and more.

Costume drama: An exhibition tracing the costume tradition of Kathakali

As part of an Indian classical dance festival, an exhibition will showcase the intricate ensembles and make-up used in the performances of 17th century performing arts.

No, politics please: 'We are all one', say traders at Alishan Pakistan

Traders and businessmen from Pakistan at the ongoing Pakistani lifestyle exhibition, Alishan Pakistan, at Delhi’s Pragati Maidan feel that if an exhibition of Indian fashion products, handicrafts and jewelry were put up in Pakistan, it would attract huge crowds.

Five-day cultural extravaganza in 'Aamchi Mumbai', all for a cause

Cultural venues and art spaces across the city are ever buzzing with festivals, but theatre production company Balancing Act's initiative - YouTheatre- is a unique concept that aims to celebrate a host of performing arts under the same roof.

Reviving art: Chanderi weavers go global with e-commerce

Digital Empowerment recently partnered with Paytm to provide traditional skills and artisans across the country with a digital platform and a means to monetize their skill sets.


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