Culture

Five-day Manali carnival begins in Himachal’s Kullu

Himachal’s Kullu

The five-day Manali Winter Carnival in Kullu district began on Wednesday. Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur flagged off the carnival parade from the circuit house. Source : https://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/five-day-manali-carnival-begins-in-himachals-kullu/article25894941.ece

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Western outfits barred in Durga temple premises

Durga temple premises

To preserve culture, tradition of Hindu religion, says Executive Officer Following the footsteps of the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams, the Governing Board of the Kanaka Durga temple atop the Indrakeeladri has imposed strict dress code for devotees from Tuesday (January 1). Executive Officer Koteswaramma said the move was aimed at preserving …

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Auroville shows the way to eco-friendly lifestyle

The international township promotes use of alternatives to plastics and innovative recycling or upcycling of non-biodegradable material The international township of Auroville is taking the lead in developing an eco-friendly lifestyle, with alternatives to plastics and innovative recycling or upcycling of non-biodegradable material. Eco Service, a waste management company, has …

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60,000 visit Hornbill festival

More than 60,000 people have visited the Hornbill Festival of Nagaland at Naga Heritage Village Kisama near here since its inauguration on Saturday, a State tourism official said Sunday. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurated the 10-day-long annual festival on Saturday.Altogether 63,032 visitors with 780 foreignershave visited the picturesque venue, …

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India’s first indigenous film festival in Feb.

India’s first international indigenous film festival will take place in February next year in Odisha. An initiative of activist film collective Video Republic, that has been campaigning for indigenous communities in the State, the three-stop event will kick off in Bhubaneswar on February 19, move on to Puri from February …

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Reggae gets into heritage list

Reggae gets into heritage list

Reggae music, whose chill, lilting grooves won international fame thanks to artists like Bob Marley, on Thursday secured a coveted spot on the United Nations’ list of global cultural treasures. UNESCO, the world body’s cultural and scientific agency, added the genre that originated in Jamaica to its collection of “intangible …

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Nothing secret about Taj vision document: SC

Nothing secret about Taj vision document

The Supreme Court on Thursday told the Uttar Pradesh government that the vision document on protecting Taj Mahal, being prepared by School of Planning and Architecture (SPA), Delhi, should be made public once finalised as there was “nothing secret” about it. A Bench of Justices Madan B Lokur, S. Abdul …

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‘Death due to misplaced adventure’

‘Death due to misplaced adventure’

An American national who tried to enter the North Sentinel Island in the Andaman was killed due to “misplaced adventure” in the highly-restricted area, a senior government official said on Thursday. This was his fifth visit to Andaman and Nicobar Islands and he had come on a tourist visa. He …

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Where waste is given new life in the form of art

Where waste is given new life in the form of art

Waste disposal is a huge challenge for every Indian city, but Bhubaneswar has found a special use for some of its metal waste — it has transformed them into works of art. The Bhubaneswar Open Air Museum of Waste-to-Art, coming up in the Kalinga Nagar township, has 28 impressive sculptures …

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