Culture

‘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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Stolen Sembiyan idol traced to U.S. gallery

‘HR&CE staff had removed it years ago’ A panchaloha idol of Chola queen Sembiyan Maadevi, which was stolen from the Kailasanathaswamy Temple at Sembiyan Maadevi village in Nagapattinam district, has been traced to the Freer Art Gallery in Washington D.C., United States of America. The idol measuring 107 centimetres in …

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Mangaluru Dasara from Oct. 10

Janardhan Poojary says CM called him and agreed to inaugurate it Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy will inaugurate the Mangaluru Dasara to be held at the Gokarnanatheshwara temple in Kudroli here between October 10 and 19, said senior Congress leader and long-time associate of the temple B. Janardhan Poojary here on …

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Tribal group to protest for Santali teachers

Organisation to hit streets on Sept. 24 Protesting against the absence of permanent teachers to teach in Santali in schools, a tribal organisation has decided to hit the streets in the city. Santali as medium of instruction in the State-run schools of West Bengal was announced a few years ago. …

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J&K artists weave life back into the antique shawl

Workshop to revive Valley’s vanishing breed of master darners Once sought after by Mughal emperors for their finesse, Kashmir’s master darners, known as rafugars, have become an endangered species. The Jammu & Kashmir (J&K) government is now making efforts to revive this dwindling breed of craftsmen whose rare ability to …

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U.P. govt. to showcase heritage

Plans ‘Vichar Kumbhs’ to connect with youth, women, Dalits and OBCs in the run-up to the 2019 poll With an eye on the coming Lok Sabha elections, the BJP government in Uttar Pradesh plans to hold a series of Vichar (thought) Kumbhs as part of its effort to showcase the …

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Indian voice wins over aficionados at Uzbek Maqom Festival

Ustad Iqbal Ahmed Khan won top honours at the first international music festival initiated by President Shavkat Mirizoyev Strains of the Vande Mataram blended with Amir Khusro’s poetry in the the ancient Uzbek city of Shakhrisabz, as an Indian artiste won top honours at the first of its kind International …

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‘Palace renovation is a tribute to last maharaja’

Jaganmohan Palace will be reopened to the public during the Dasara. The art gallery has been closed for weeks as a major renovation project is under way. “This will be my tribute to my father-in-law and the last maharaja,” said Pramoda Devi Wadiyar. Source : https://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/palace-renovation-is-a-tribute-to-last-maharaja/article24964259.ece

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