Tag: Culture

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  • Group wedding held on frozen China-Russia border lake

    Group wedding held on frozen China-Russia border lake

    Twenty couples held a group wedding on the frozen Khanka Lake located on the China-Russia border, the authorities said on Wednesday. Four couples came from Russia. Pavel Karasev and Elena Kazakova had been dating for five years before crossing the border for their wedding in Heilongjiang province, reports Xinhua news agency. “I have always wanted …

    December 20, 2017
  • Tagore’s revival of cultural links

    Tagore’s revival of cultural links

    Since time immemorial, India has maintained a cultural link with South-east Asia. But that was halted owing to multiple factors during the time of colonial intervention. This cultural link is said to have been revived and rebuilt by Rabindranath Tagore’s visit to that region, resulting in a permanent bond between them. It was through Rabindranath, …

    November 12, 2017
  • Echoes from the Indian desert

    Echoes from the Indian desert

    Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to remain silent. A country that has sung the valour of mighty kings, chanted the bhaktiof Sufi saints and has crooned the saga of a rich cultural heritage, enjoys the privilege of having the oldest and the longest living cultural civilisation of …

    October 19, 2017
  • United by diversity

    United by diversity

    It was a veritable mini-India as youngsters from across the country came together to develop an understanding about the diverse social and development issues and also seek a common platform for cultural exchange. Over 130 youths from across 22 states participated in an eventful convention, where they danced, sang and sampled cuisine from other parts …

    September 28, 2017
  • Cultural troupes from 28 states to add colour to Modi-Abe roadshow

    Cultural troupes from 28 states to add colour to Modi-Abe roadshow

    India’s cultural diversity will be exhibited on the streets of Ahmedabad on Wednesday as artists from 28 states will put up an impressive show on an eight-km-long route, along which Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe will hold a roadshow. Abe will arrive on a two-day India visit during which he …

    September 13, 2017
  • ‘Fete de Puducherry’ to begin on Monday

    ‘Fete de Puducherry’ to begin on Monday

    Artistes from 11 states and the union territory of Puducherry will take part in ‘Fete de Puducherry,’ a three-day annual cultural festival organised by the government, which begins here tomorrow. Artistes from Jammu and Kashmir, Meghalaya, Rajasthan, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Telangana, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry would present programmes during …

    August 13, 2017
  • Forests part of our spiritual culture: Pranab Mukherjee

    Forests part of our spiritual culture: Pranab Mukherjee

    Congratulating the Indian Forest Service Probationers for clearing the exam, former President Pranab Mukherjee urged them protect the forest of the nation, as they are "special for Indian ethos and culture". Mukherjee told the officers that they had chosen a very noble profession and that the onus of protecting the spiritual and cultural heritage embosomed …

    August 4, 2017
  • Canal side culture

    Canal side culture

    I’m standing on the edge of the Grand Canal in Venice looking up at a glittering golden tower. This is not one of the city’s many bell towers catching the light, but a 20m- high artwork by James Lee Byars. Byars died in 1997, but this is a new version of a piece he created …

    May 23, 2017
  • Sour secularism

    Sour secularism

    It was more likely an example of typical journalistic overdoing of the reading between the lines, and less any sort of “official” projection. Still, it was disturbing that media reports should highlight as “unique” the composition of the five-judge bench of the Supreme Court headed by the Chief Justice of India examining the “triple talaq” …

    May 11, 2017
  • A glimpse of culture

    A glimpse of culture

    The lawns of India Gate are generally teeming with tourists and roadside vendors, with VIP movement a regular feature. However, from 29 April to 1 May, the place was witness to an attraction of a different kind ~ a breathtaking exposition of Odishi culture. The threeday-long event, organised by Odia Samaj, gave a glimpse of …

    May 3, 2017
  • Envisaging the complexity

    Envisaging the complexity

    In the 19th century, German philosopher Karl Marx began to analyse and explore the relationship between economy and the workers within the system. He investigated the consequences of the capitalist and the strong relationship between class inequality and culture. Specifically, Marxist sociology looks at how economics defines social roles and expectations. However, this is a …

    February 2, 2017
  • Culture cannot wait

    Culture cannot wait

    Cultural heritage is quite important as it not only reflects our past journeys but also forms the basis of our present and future development. Thus, its protection should be an important task of our society. Sadly, the events happening in this century reveal that there is a great threat to cultural heritage worldwide from natural …

    January 10, 2017
  • ‘Original forms of arts and culture should be preserved’

    ‘Original forms of arts and culture should be preserved’

    Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma on Saturday said that the original forms of various arts and culture should be preserved. “The role of veteran artists is very immense in spreading the great culture of this nation among the young generations,” he said while chairing the second meeting of the re-constituted Central Advisory Board on Culture (CABC) …

    December 17, 2016
  • Looking beyond barbed wires

    Looking beyond barbed wires

    Young director Harsh Narayan is making an Indo-Pakistani cross border film that aims at bridging the gap widened by political tension and media misrepresentation.

    November 18, 2016
  • Cultural Heritage of Kolkata

    Cultural Heritage of Kolkata

    Visit some of the fascinating places in Kolkata and learn about science, culture and heritage 

    November 17, 2016
  • Cultural Heritage of Kolkata

    Cultural Heritage of Kolkata

    Visit some of the fascinating places in Kolkata and learn about science, culture and heritage 

    November 17, 2016
  • Himachal CM urges people to preserve culture, traditions

    Himachal CM urges people to preserve culture, traditions

    Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Wednesday declared the Bawan Dwadasi fair as a state-level fair and urged the people to preserve their culture and traditions. “We are known and identified by our customs and traditions and without them we cease to exist,” Singh said while addressing the closing ceremony of Bawan Dwadasi fair …

    September 14, 2016