Indian Culture

PADMA AWARDS

Since the Government of India began conferring the Padma awards in 1955, the work of laureates in the ‘science and engineering’ category has most often been related to mechanical engineering, materials science, metallurgy, aeronautics, space science, agriculture, plant breeding, mathematics and theoretical physics. Scientific work in these fields is typically …

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FIVE FROM T.N., ONE FROM U.T. GET PADMA AWARDS

1 of 6 Vani Jairam, K. Kalyanasundaram Pillai, ‘Palam’ Kalyana Sundaram, Vadivel Gopal and Masi Sadaiyan, Nalini Parthasarathy and Gopalsamy Five persons from Tamil Nadu and one from Puducherry have been chosen for Padma Awards this year for their contribution in the their respective fields, including medicine, art and social work. Renowned …

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AYODHYA, A CITY OF PARAMOUNT BELIEF

It is unfortunate that Ayodhya has come to occupy space in public discourse only with the Babri Masjid-Ram Janmabhoomi conflict. Historically, the city of Ayodhya, literally meaning, ‘to fight’, goes much deeper than many of the more celebrated cities of India. Often respected as a sacred city for Hindus, the …

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INDIA BAGS OSCAR NOMINATIONS FOR ORIGINAL SONG AND 2 DOCUMENTARIES

Naatu Naatu, the hit dance track from S.S. Rajamouli’s blockbuster RRR, continued its winning march on Tuesday with a coveted nomination for the original song at the Oscars 2023 where Indian documentaries All That Breathes and Elephant Whisperers also got nods in the documentary feature and documentary short categories. Surreal sci-fi film Everything Everywhere All At …

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PARAM VIR CHAKRA AWARDS

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday named the 21 largest unnamed islands in the Andaman & Nicobar archipelago after 21 Param Vir Chakra awardees. Modi participated in the ceremony through videoconferencing and unveiled a model of the national memorial dedicated to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose that is to be built …

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PRADHAN MANTRI RASHTRIYA BAL PURASKAR

The  President of India, Smt. Droupadi Murmu will confer the Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar, 2023 to 11 exceptional children in an  award ceremony which will take place at Vigyan Bhawan tomorrow i.e. on 23rd January, 2023. Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi will interact with Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar …

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ANCIENT PORT CITY OF POOMPUHAR TRACED UNDER SEA

Researchers of Bharathidasan University’s Department of Remote Sensing, the lead agency of a Department of Science and Technology-sponsored research study, on Friday claimed to have found traces of an ancient port city buried under sea, at a depth of 50-100 metres, about 30-40 km off the coast of present-day Poompuhar …

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BEYPORE BOAT FOR SWADESH DARSHAN PROJECT

The Kerala Tourism Department is likely to highlight Beypore ‘Uru’, the wooden dhows handcrafted by artisans and carpenters, and the water sports there in the detailed project report (DPR) to be submitted to the Centre for the Swadesh Darshan project. Beypore and Kumarakom are the only two tourism destinations from …

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THE BEGINNING OF INDIA’S CULTURAL RENAISSANCE

The month-long Kashi Tamil Sangamam, which showcased Tamil culture, heralded a new era where ancient Indian traditions intermingle with one another and are revitalised with the help of modern practices so that they contribute to cultural and economic growth. It gave a rich cultural context to India’s mission to become …

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VIRAASAT

The second phase of the Sari Festival “VIRAASAT”- Celebrating 75 handwoven Saris of India will begin from 3rd to 17th January 2023 at Handloom Haat, Janpath, New Delhi. The Ministry of Textiles is organizing the festival, the timing of which are 11AM to 8 PM. The second phase, having 90 participants from different parts …

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