Art and Culture]
ANI, Bhubaneswar (odisha) [india]
PUBLISHED ON JAN 18, 2021 04:52 PM IST
Odisha's traditional art form 'Pattachitra', which dates back to 5 BC, continues to live on in India's first heritage village Raghurajpur.
PUBLISHED ON JAN 18, 2021 09:44 AM IST
There is a ray of light for Parisians who, like the rest of the French nation this weekend, begin to observe a tightened coronavirus curfew: The famous Rodin Museum sculpture gardens is reopening to visitors.
AP, Lankamura (tripura) [india]
UPDATED ON JAN 18, 2021 11:23 AM IST
The three-day Poush Parban fair, concluded in Lankamura village of West Tripura District on Sunday. The fair, held for the first time, aims to revive the traditional arts, crafts and cuisine of the state, besides promoting tourism.
ANI, New Delhi [india]
UPDATED ON JAN 17, 2021 05:36 PM IST
A literary figure par excellence who touched many hearts through his soul-stirring writings, veteran poet, lyricist and screenwriter Javed Akhtar turned 76 on Sunday.
UPDATED ON JAN 17, 2021 01:03 PM IST
Kolam, a traditional Indian art form of drawing geometric patterns on the floors as a sign of welcome, was part of the virtual kick-off ceremony of the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden and his deputy Kamala Harris.
PUBLISHED ON JAN 17, 2021 08:18 AM IST
A short fiction anthology, The Banyan and Her Roots by Jad Adams, bookmarks both the unity and the diversity of the Indian subcontinent along with also featuring seven Pakistani writers in 'the teeming narratives of South Asia'
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 07:09 PM IST
The book, "The Language of History: Sanskrit Narratives of Muslim Pasts", seeks to collect, analyse, and theorize Sanskrit histories of Muslim-led and, later, as Muslims became an integral part of Indian cultural and political worlds, Indo-Muslim rule as a body of historical materials.
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 05:05 PM IST
A total of 39 art pieces from renowned artists like Kattingeri Krishna Hebbar, Krishen Khanna, Manjit Bawa, Anjolie Ela Menon, Zarina Hashmi, Krishna Reddy, Jamini Roy, Ganesh Pyne, and Paresh Maity will be put up for auction by Cymmon's Auctioneers.
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 11:00 AM IST
As the intense cold grips north India, people in Jammu and Kashmir are keeping themselves warm with 'Kangris'.
UPDATED ON JAN 16, 2021 09:58 AM IST
Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Friday launched "Street Theatre and Performing Arts Fellowship" scheme to give artists an opportunity to showcase their craft, thereby developing a taste for art and culture among the people of the city.
PUBLISHED ON JAN 15, 2021 10:10 PM IST
A major memorial honoring Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King is moving forward in Boston, where they met and studied in the 1950s.
PUBLISHED ON JAN 15, 2021 05:27 PM IST
On the occasion of Army Day, an artist has prepared a model of an Indian army tank using 2,256 matchsticks on Friday.
PUBLISHED ON JAN 15, 2021 05:18 PM IST
The 1936 work in Chinese ink, gouache and watercolor was destined as a cover for “The Blue Lotus,” the fifth volume of the adventures of Tintin, a young reporter created by Herge.
AP, Memphis, Tennessee
PUBLISHED ON JAN 15, 2021 03:20 PM IST
Elvis Presley's Graceland is now offering online tours for fans around the world, including those who can't travel to the Tennessee tourist attraction during the coronavirus pandemic.
AP, Caracas, Venezuela
PUBLISHED ON JAN 15, 2021 01:28 PM IST
Wolfgang Salazar has gained increasing fame for his spray-painted murals of Venezuelans — heroes and everyday folk alike — at a time when the pandemic and economic hardship weigh upon his fellow citizens.
ANI, Washington [us]
PUBLISHED ON JAN 15, 2021 01:10 PM IST
To welcome the US President-elect Joe Biden and Vice-President-elect Kamala Harris on inauguration day, the Indian diaspora is making thousands of kolam tiles at US Capitol to help heal the divide.
UPDATED ON JAN 15, 2021 10:11 AM IST
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan would dedicate the first phase of Kerala Arts and Crafts Village at Vellar near Kovalam on January 16 to promote and showcase the vibrant art and cultural heritage of the state.
PTI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 14, 2021 05:59 PM IST
The third edition of 'Swaradhyay' will aim to bring back the culture of 'baithak'-style Hindustani classical music and pay tributes to eminent musicians late Pt. Nikhil Bannerji and late Shri Prashant Thakur.
ANI, Madurai (tamil Nadu) [india]
PUBLISHED ON JAN 14, 2021 05:03 PM IST
Tamil culture, history and language are essential for the future of India and are needed to be respected, said Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on who is in Madurai to attend the traditional bull-taming sport, 'Jallikattu', and celebrate Pongal.
Bloomberg, United Kingdom
PUBLISHED ON JAN 14, 2021 04:11 PM IST
Among the thousands of trucks backed up in Dover last month trying to get across the Channel, one was carrying a painting by Henri Matisse. A piece by the Argentine-born artist Lucio Fontana was also in the queue, along with tens of millions of dollars of other artworks.
PUBLISHED ON JAN 14, 2021 01:17 PM IST
World’s oldest known cave painting found in Indonesia
PUBLISHED ON JAN 14, 2021 01:04 PM IST
German authorities have now handed over all 14 works from the art trove accumulated by late collector Cornelius Gurlitt that so far were proven to have been looted under Nazi rule.
UPDATED ON JAN 14, 2021 11:37 AM IST
In a bid to revive centuries-old Kashmiri art form known as "Ladishah", Syed Areej Safvi, a 25-year-old woman hailing from Jammu and Kashmir, performs the traditional folk ballad to tell tales in a satirical and humorous way.
UPDATED ON JAN 13, 2021 03:54 PM IST
Online retailer Etsy Inc has removed a T-shirt with a 'Camp Auschwitz' slogan from its website after images of a man wearing a sweatshirt with the same words during the assault on the U.S. Capitol last week prompted a protest by the Auschwitz Memorial.
PUBLISHED ON JAN 11, 2021 12:59 PM IST
On the second Monday in January every year, people who have turned or are about to turn 20 take part in ceremonies in local event halls or other large-scale venues to celebrate the rite of passage to adulthood.
UPDATED ON JAN 11, 2021 10:31 AM IST
As a white winter and Covid-19 pandemic keep the people homebound, two sisters from Kashmir -- one a doctor and the other a lawyer by education -- have warmed hearts with their tribute in snow to the corona warriors.
By Naina Arora
PUBLISHED ON JAN 10, 2021 08:34 PM IST
World Hindi Day, celebrated annually on January 10, marks the anniversary of first World Hindi Conference which was held in 1975. This is different from Hindi Diwas, which is observed on September 14 every year.
By Zarafshan Shiraz
PUBLISHED ON JAN 10, 2021 06:05 PM IST
- If you are a bibliophile like us who ranks their years according to the number of great new books being published, here is a literary gold mine with 3 of the most anticipated books of 2021
PUBLISHED ON JAN 10, 2021 10:49 AM IST
After heavy snowfall in the chilly winter, Srinagar residents are making snow sculptures of animals, snowmen, cars, igloos and a variety of other things to give vent to their creative energy.
PUBLISHED ON JAN 09, 2021 04:25 PM IST
Art aficionados are in for a treat from January 9, 2021 onwards, as Birla Academy of Art and Culture readies to showcase its 54th Annual Exhibition for public viewing, spanning a whole month.