Culture

Museum of Goa plans ‘flying art’

The Museum of Goa (MoG) Foundation will hold a “colourful flying exhibition” titled “Freedom is in the air” to celebrate the recent striking down of Section 377 of India Penal Code by the Supreme Court of India, from November 10 to 30. Celebrated Goan artist and sculptor Subodh Kerakar, Director …

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‘Jewel of Roman Empire’ faces danger

UNESCO declared Sabratha to be at risk in 2016, mainly due to damage caused by armed groups Perched on the edge of Libya’s Mediterranean coast, the ancient city of Sabratha remains an awe-inspiring spectacle, the pink columns of its amphitheatre towering above turquoise waters. But the world heritage site is …

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Plea to replace demonic statue of Mahishasura

‘Depict him as Buddhist monk’ Kannada writer K.S. Bhagavan on Wednesday called for replacing Mahishasura’s demonic statue atop Chamundi Hills with one depicting him as a Buddhist monk. At a press conference here in connection with Mahisha Dasara Habba scheduled for October 7, Mr. Bhagavan called for pulling down the …

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124 nations, one song

Mahatma Gandhi’s favourite devotional song Vaishnava Jan To has gone global with artists from over 124 countries having contributed musically in paying homage to him through the ‘bhajan’. On the 149th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched a version of the song at the closing ceremony …

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Venkaiah Naidu inaugurates ‘World Peace’ monument

Vice-President inaugurated the World Peace Monument, the largest dome in the world Vice-President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday inaugurated the world’s largest dome at the Maharashtra Institute of Technology (MIT)’s World Peace University (MIT-WPU) campus at Loni Kalbhor on the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. Institute authorities have said …

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Kolkata GPO marks 150 years in service of the city

Museum in heritage structure extended to accommodate more exhibits, including photographs that appeared in journals and periodicals Under the 120-foot-high dome of Kolkata’s General Post Office (GPO), a special postal cover was released on Monday. The event marked 150 years of the GPO. A fresh coat of paint and tiny …

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Work together, PM tells forces

Inaugurates Parakram Parv to celebrate anniversary of surgical strikes Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the annual Combined Commanders Conference in the Air Force Station Jodhpur on Friday and stressed on the need for “jointness” among the three services. The stress was of the speech was on “jointness” and the need …

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‘Parakram Parv’ to be celebrated

The Indian Armed Forces will observe ‘Parakram Parv’ from September 28 – 30 to mark the second anniversary of the surgical strikes against terror camps across the Line of Control (LoC) and to “showcase the courage, valour and sacrifice of Armed Forces”. “The Indian Army conducted surgical strikes in 2016 …

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Indo-Portugal cultural fete set to begin in Goa

The Semana da Cultura Indo Portuguesa, an annual event that features cultural exchanges between Portugal and Goa, will complete a decade with the 10th edition of the event set to begin in Panaji later this week. The event will celebrate and appreciate the richcultural flavours of the two nations – …

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Kalpana Lajmi, who carved a niche for herself, dies

Right from her first feature film, Ek Pal (1986), Kalpana Lajmi carved out a distinct space for herself in Indian cinema. Based on a short story by Maitreyi Devi, the love triangle, with Shabana Azmi, Naseeruddin Shah and Farooque Sheikh in the lead, wasn’t just seen through the perspective of …

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