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Week-long film preservation, restoration workshop kicks off in Kolkata (01:26)
Kolkata, Nov 16 (IANS) A week-long workshop kicked off at Kolkata International Film Festival on Thursday bringing together 58 students from India, Sri Lanka, Nepal and Myanmar to attend and experts from abroad.

Ashley Lobo's company collaborates with Polish dance group (20:26)
Mumbai, Nov 15 (IANS) Choreographer Ashley Lobo's dance company Navdhara India Dance Theatre (NIDT) has collaborated with Poland-based Zawirowania Dance Theatre for their contemporary piece titled ‘The Crossing.

North-East Youth Festival begins in Tripura (19:52)
Agartala, Nov 15 (IANS) Around 660 youths from eight northeastern states took part in the 6th North-East Youth Festival, inaugurated here on Thursday by Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb.

India fifty years apart: Photographs by US Ambassador, father on view (19:36)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) When American architect Howard J. Juster visited and photographed India in 1966, he never thought that 51 years later, his son Kenneth I. Juster would photograph it too, as the US envoy to India.

VP confers Jamnalal Bajaj Awards on 4 prominent Gandhians (19:36)IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, Nov 15 (IANS) Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday gave away the 41st Jamnalal Bajaj Awards to four prominent Gandhians in the field of humanitarian and social work.

Content is the new entertainment: Rajkummar Rao (18:22)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) Actor Rajkummar Rao, who has delivered some path-breaking performances since his Bollywood debut, says content is the new entertainment -- whether it is through the web, films or audio -- and that he is glad to be part of such a welcome change.

NFAI to celebrate birth centenary of P.L. Deshpande (17:56)
Pune (Maharashtra), Nov 15 (IANS) The National Film Archive of India (NFAI) will organise a special film festival and poster exhibition to mark the birth centenary of the legendary multi-faceted Maharashtrian artiste, the late Purushottam Laxman Deshpande, an official said on Thursday.

Concert postponement an attack on freedom of expression: T.M. Krishna (17:00)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) A major storm brewed on Thursday following the postponement of a concert by noted Carnatic musician T.M. Krishna sponsored by the Airports Authority of India here on Saturday following vicious trolling of the artist by rightwing elements on social media.

Through exhibits, Indian artist recollects a 'foreign' France (13:38)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) Interactions with an unfamiliar land, nudging reminders of a 'different' space and time and an interplay between word and images melt together in artist Aishwarya Sultania's solo show here that kicked off on Thursday as part of an Indo-French art series.

Trump's political agenda distressing but no intention of running for office, says Michelle Obama in her memoir (12:28)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) Former US First Lady, Michelle Obama is distressed by the "behaviour and political agenda" of US President Donald Trump but has "no intention of running for office", she has stated in her just published memoir.

'Toxic' is Oxford Dictionaries' Word of the Year (11:14)
London, Nov 15 (IANS) Oxford Dictionaries announced that it has chosen "toxic" as its annual "Word of the Year", arguing that it was "the sheer scope of its application that has made it the standout choice".

Indian, Pakistani origin authors make cut for South Asian lit prize (09:56)IANS Photo Service
London, Nov 15 (IANS) Four authors of Indian origin and two of Pakistani, whose novels bring alive a spectrum of themes and emotions relevant in contemporary South Asian life were short-listed on Thursday for the US $25,000 DSC Prize for South Asian Literature 2018.

Prannoy Roy to publish book on Indian elections in 2019 (20:50)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Nov 14 (IANS) Ahead of the upcoming Lok Sabha elections in 2019, veteran journalist Prannoy Roy, along with Dorab Sopariwala, Editorial Adviser of NDTV, will be publishing "a definitive book" on elections in India.

Will remain a 'vidyarthi' in next birth too: flautist Hariprasad Chaurasia (17:50)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Nov 14 (IANS) Legendary flautist and Padma Vibhushan recipient Hariprasad Chaurasia, who believes his life is for learning classical music, will open on Sunday, alongside his disciple, a three-month music festival celebrating the ‘guru-shishya parampara, at the National Centre for the Performing Arts in Mumbai.

26/11 survivors recount their tales in new book (15:48)
New Delhi, Nov 14 (IANS) A new book is being published by Penguin Random House India and The Indian Express to mark the 10th anniversary of the 26/11 Mumbai attacks.

Artistes to celebrate life and times of Kabir in Varanasi (15:14)
Varanasi, Nov 14 (IANS) Acclaimed artistes will come together to celebrate the life and times of mystic poet-saint Kabir with musical performances and literary sessions during the third edition of the Mahindra Kabira Festival here.

Storytelling festival to narrate tales from various genres, countries (15:10)
New Delhi, Nov 14 (IANS) Everyone loves hearing a good story, believes performance storyteller-author Shaguna Gahilote, who in 2011 conceptualised "Kathakar", an oral storytelling festival. Its eighth edition, featuring noted names in various genres, will kick off here on Friday.

Michelle Obama's memoir 'Becoming' out, an instant hit (02:26)IANS Photo Service
Washington, Nov 14 (IANS) A new memoir titled "Becoming" by Michelle Obama was out Tuesday, in which the former U.S. first lady revealed her family life, some thoughts about her husband's successor Donald Trump, as well as her reflections on various challenges in her personal life.

We make 'rasgullas' out of grostesque political occurrences: Painter A. Ramachandran (21:52)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Nov 13 (IANS) Veteran painter and Padma Bhushan recipient A. Ramachandran, who departed from the 'political' in art on belief that artists make "rasgullas" out of "grotesque" political events, is exhibiting a painting series at the Triveni Kala Sangam here, starting Tuesday.

Tango rendition in Mumbai carries forward experimentation in genre (20:26)IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, Nov 13 (IANS) Tango music, which began with cultural fusion on Argentina's borders around the 1880s, was rendered with a mix of choral sounds at the Indian premiere of "Misatango" by Argentine composer Martin Palmeri at the National Centre for Performing Arts (NCPA) here on Tuesday.

Exhibition series to display Indo-French art link (17:10)
New Delhi, Nov 13 (IANS) In an attempt to celebrate the Indo-French art connection, cultural centre Alliance Française de Delhi on Tuesday announced a new art series "Inview" and a programme "Back to France" which will exhibit works of Indian artists with a French link.

Denigrating Nehru is like throwing pebbles at a mountain: Shashi Tharoor (Exclusive Book Excerpt) (Nov 14 is Jawaharlal Nehru's 129th birth anniversary) (12:14)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Nov 13 (IANS) Alleging that the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its followers lose no opportunity to denigrate Jawaharlal Nehru, Congress MP Shashi Tharoor has stated in a new edition of his 2003 book "Nehru: The Invention of India" -- scheduled to be launched on Tuesday evening by Sonia Gandhi -- that accusing Indias first Prime Minister of "every conceivable sin" is like "throwing pebbles at a mountain".

What's fishy at Nehru Memorial? A timeline of its making and unmaking (Nov 14 is Jawaharlal Nehru's 129th birth anniversary) (12:10)
By Saket SumanIANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Nov 13 (IANS) Jawaharlal Nehru, widely regarded as the architect of modern India, had deep affection and regard for literature and scholarship. The Nehru Memorial Museum & Library (NMML) here bears this out, but has been the subject of much controversy during the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led dispensation. Critics say that the government is "diluting" Nehrus legacy by changing the character of his memorial whereas the government has maintained that it is only "upgrading" it.

Film music dominance reducing Indian singers' chance to make music from the heart: Ricky Kej (11:40)
By NiveditaIANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Nov 13 (IANS) Ricky Kej, an ardent environmentalist and India's youngest Grammy winner, says while Indian music has always been recognised internationally, what concerns him is how, with the dominance of film music, composers and singers are now rarely making music from the heart.

Catch 'technically enhanced' films of eminent director Bimal Roy at KIFF 2018 (22:14)
Kolkata, Nov 12 (IANS) Enhanced old classics of venerable director Bimal Roy being screened at the 24th Kolkata International Film Festival have been improved technologically using the DVD format, experts said on Monday.

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