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'Ghatam' my alternate soul: Grammy-winner Vinayakram
  • 'Ghatam' my alternate soul: Grammy-winner Vinayakram(16:14)
    By Siddhi Jain
    New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Padma Bhushan recipient musician Vikku Vinayakram is credited for putting the Carnatic music instrument of 'Ghatam' (an earthen pot) on the world map by playing it for a Grammy-winning music album.
  • Writers back artiste who refused Sangeet Natak award(06:12)
    New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) In response to acclaimed Kannada theatre artiste and poet S. Raghunandana's refusal to accept the Sangeet Natak Akademi award conferred on him, noted Indian writers have expressed their solidarity with him.
Khazana Ghazal festival will pay tribute to Gulzar: Rekha Bhardwaj
Now, Ranthambore's Machali inspires a book on  human survival (IANS Interview)
  • Now, Ranthambore's Machali inspires a book on human survival (IANS Interview)(21:38)
    By Vishnu Makhijani
    New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) At a time of increasing man-animal conflict comes a heart-warming tale of two families - one human, one tiger - following parallel journeys in which the powerful drives to connect, love and raise the next generation play out: All this inspired by Machali, arguably the most famous big cat in the Ranthambore reserve in India's northern state of Rajasthan.
Zakir, Sonal made Sangeet Natak Akademi fellows, 44 conferred 2018 awards (Lead)
  • Zakir, Sonal made Sangeet Natak Akademi fellows, 44 conferred 2018 awards (Lead)(17:22)
    New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) Tabla maestro Zakir Hussain and eminent classical dancers Sonal Mansingh, Jatin Goswami (Sattriya) and K. Kalyanasundaram Pillai (Bharatanatyam) were conferred the Sangeet Natak Akademi's prestigious fellowships on Tuesday. The Akademi also announced 44 recipients of its awards for the year 2018.
  • Bharata Muni statue unveiled in Delhi(15:16)
    New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) Joining the pan-India celebrations of Guru Purnima, the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA) on Tuesday unveiled a statue of sage and theatrologist Bharata Muni who composed the 'Natya Shastra', an ancient Sanskrit text on performing arts.
Yashwant Sinha laments steady erosion of Indian institutions (Book Review)
  • Yashwant Sinha laments steady erosion of Indian institutions (Book Review)(14:20)
    By Vishnu Makhijani
    New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) He has been a keen observer of the Indian scene for over five decades, the first 24 of them as a member of the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) and thereafter as a politician -- first with the Janata Party, then the Janata Dal and finally with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Along the way he became the first non-Congress Finance minister to present five regular budgets and two interim budgets. Now, as he contemplates the past after quitting the BJP last year, Yashwant Sinha laments the increasing politicisation of the bureaucracy and the steady erosion of Indian institutions.
  • Children's art on view at Triveni's newest gallery(23:16)
    New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) Triveni Kala Sangam, a major cultural hotspot in the national capital especially known for its terrace cafe, has added its list of galleries, a unique open-air gallery dedicated to children's art.
MakeMyTrip, ASI partner for online ticketing for 116 heritage sites
  • MakeMyTrip, ASI partner for online ticketing for 116 heritage sites(18:10)
    New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) In a bid to promote India as a heritage tourism destination, online travel company MakeMyTrip Ltd. has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) for convenient and hassle-free online bookings for 116 historical monuments and sites across India, MakeMyTrip announced in a statement on Monday.
10-day Partition exhibition to come to California
  • 10-day Partition exhibition to come to California(17:36)
    Berkeley, July 15 (IANS) An upcoming 10-day pop-up exhibition will be held here by the 1947 Partition Archive, spotlighting the "largest mass refugee crisis that unfolded when the British Empire broke up after World War II", and featuring survivors and witnesses who "now call California their home".
Lalit Kala Akademi begins work on 2020 Print Biennale
  • Lalit Kala Akademi begins work on 2020 Print Biennale(14:52)
    By Siddhi Jain
    New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) In the quiet Lalit Kala Akademi headquarters here, preparations are underway for the second edition of the International Print Biennale, a major exhibition of global printmaking, which is slated for February-March 2020, and has a special focus on ASEAN and SAARC nations with Poland as the guest country.
  • Honors for noted authors at upcoming Kalinga litfest(14:34)
    Bhubaneswar, July 15 (IANS) Noted authors Pavan K. Varma, Rajendra Kishore Panda, Paro Anand and Kedar Mishra will be awarded for their literary contribution at the upcoming Kalinga Literary Festival (KLF) in Odisha, organisers said on Monday.
SC moved against residential buildings around Mughal noble's tomb
  • SC moved against residential buildings around Mughal noble's tomb(18:46)
    By Sumit Saxena
    New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) A plea has been filed in the Supreme Court, alleging two residential structures around the tomb of Mughal nobleman, Hindi-Persian poet and one of 'Navratan' of Emperor Akbar's court, Abdur Rahim Khan-e-Khanan, breach conservation norms.
Academy President John Bailey to attend this year's IFFI (Lead)
  • Academy President John Bailey to attend this year's IFFI (Lead)(18:38)
    New Delhi/Panaji, July 14 (IANS) American cinematographer and film director John Bailey, President of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, has confirmed his participation for this year's International Film Festival of India (IFFI) to be held in Goa from November 20-28, Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Sunday.
  • Spirituality transcends religion: Artist Seema Kohli(11:22)
    By Siddhi Jain
    New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) Watching the art of Seema Kohli is like a walkthrough of the pictorial Jataka tales of Ajanta caves, defined by intricacy, rich hues, storytelling and imbued with a deeply spiritual flavour.
Comedian-host Paritosh Tripathi pens a book
Pavan Varma, Arundhati Roy a fascinating study in contrasts (Opinion)
  • Pavan Varma, Arundhati Roy a fascinating study in contrasts (Opinion)(09:58)
    By Vishnu Makhijani
    New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) One is a veteran diplomat-turned-politician - and by no means writer to boot. The other is an award-winning author and human rights activist. It's extremely rare to simultaneously be presented with two new works by Pavan K. Varma and Arundhati Roy and thus one approached the former with confidence and the latter with, well, trepidation.
Sahitya Akademi announces awards in Maithili