It's important to protect mother tongue: Naidu(15:38) Panaji, March 24 (IANS) Unlike the Latin American countries, India due to its size, tradition and wisdom withstood attempts by the Western colonisers to destroy its indigenous culture, Vice-President M. Venkaiah Naidu said here on Sunday.
'The Last Color' to open film fest in Austin(12:54) Mumbai, March 23 (IANS) Celebrity chef Vikas Khanna's directorial debut "The Last Color", starring Neena Gupta, has been selected as the opening night film at the Indie Meme Film Festival (IMFF) 2019 in Austin, Texas.
Indian music, Bollywood set to wow Brazil(21:30) Sao Paolo, March 22 (IANS) The Brazilian music festival Rock in Rio this year will put the spotlight on Asia by showcasing musicians, dancers and folkloric spectacles from India, China and Japan, its organisers said.
Timely compendium of how Jallianwala Bagh moved Indian writers, poets(13:50) By Vishnu Makhijani New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) It's been described as "an episode without precedent or parallel in the modern history of the British empire. Not surprisingly, the Jallianwala Bagh massacre of April 13, 1919, spawned a wealth of outporuing from Indian writers and poets that author-critic-literary historian Rakshanda Jalil has painstakingly brought together in a seminal volume that will be an eye-opener for the present generation for the lows to which a ruler can stoop.
Google honours Bach with first AI-powered Doodle(12:14) New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) Want to create your own music? Try Google's first ever Artificial Intelligence (AI)-powered Doodle, dedicated to celebrate the birth anniversary of renowned German musician and composer Johann Sebastian Bach.
Dol Jatra/Holi celebrated with gaiety in West Bengal(18:48) Kolkata, March 21 (IANS) West Bengal joined the rest of the nation in celebrating the festival of Holi - or Dol Jatra as it is called in this part of the country - with colours, song and prayers, amid stepped-up security on Thursday.
Manipuri dancer explores human cost of war(19:06) By Siddhi Jain New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) The plight of refugees and their constant state of movement and instability became the central theme of "1 Sq Ft", a contemporary dance act by Manipuri choreographer Surjit Nongmeikapam, who was first inspired by the horrors of the World World II wreckage in Manipur.
Indian artists for 58th Venice Biennale announced(18:26) New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) Works of seven modern and contemporary artists, including Nandalal Bose and Atul Dodiya, will figure at the Indian pavilion in its second-ever participation in the prestigious Venice Biennale which begins in May.
Sotheby's to sell Paleolithic woolly mammoth skeleton(14:10) Hong Kong, March 20 (IANS) After works of art, auction house Sotheby's will sell rare objects of historical importance, including the skeleton of a giant woolly mammoth, a species from the Paleolithic period that went extinct around 12,000 BC.
Indian WWI soldiers' letters, songs inspire artwork(14:10) Mumbai, March 19 (IANS) Poignant letters sent home by Indian soldiers during World War I and folk songs sung by families pained by war and separation have inspired artist Angeli Sowani's exhibited paintings that give voice and image to the forgotten soldiers.
Salvini spurns Saudi offer to partner Milan's La Scala(23:52) Milan, March 18 (IANS/AKI) Italy's Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini on Monday slammed an offer by Saudi Arabia to invest 15 million euros in Milan's world-famous La Scala opera house as part of a five-year partnership deal.
JU Potterheads to host Harry Potter-themed event(21:30) Kolkata, March 17 (IANS) One can re-live the dream of getting a letter from Hogwarts as Potterheads of Jadavpur University have come together to create magic by hosting a Harry Potter-themed event at the campus next week.
Health of Kolkata heritage buildings under scanner(18:16) By Binita Das Kolkata, March 17 (IANS) The chunk of cement that fell from the ceiling of a heritage building missed an octogenarian former Union Minister -- a tenant -- but has brought to the fore the poor upkeep of the historic structures in the city, mainly due to the absence of proper laws.
Pandit Chhannu Lal may not propose Modi's name again(13:22) By Saroj Kumar Varanasi, March 17 (IANS) Disappointed with the Uttar Pradesh and central governments for failing to recognize his contribution to classical music, well-known classical singer Pt. Chhannu Lal can have his own way to protest: he may not become a proposer of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's candidature, this time.
Beri to deepen Uzbekistan, India's cultural ties(13:00) New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) Popular Indian fashion designer Ritu Beri has been appointed as the Cultural and Tourism Ambassador of Uzbekistan in India by the Ministry of Tourism of Uzbekistan.
Lou Reed archive opens at New York Public Library(15:24) New York, March 16 (IANS) After two years of cataloging and preparing, an archive celebrating the works of American rockstar, Lou Reed, has opened to public at the New York Public Library.
Delhi says 'namaste' to Thailand(22:14) New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) The third Namaste Thailand Festival was inaugurated by Thai envoy Chutintorn Gongsakdi, who reiterated peaceful Indo-Thai relations and the need to do more.
Indian artistes to pay homage to Pulwama victims(15:34) New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) Using music, dance and arts, members of India's classical artistes fraternity will pay their respects and homage to the 40 CRPF troopers who were killed in the February 14 suicide attack in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district.