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By Nandini Sinha
In Art & Culture
Dec 23rd, 2016
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It doesn’t matter too much that how many roles you take up in your life, but how well you play your parts. Very few are the people who give their cent percent in whatever they do and showcase the best out of them. Chennai-based Bharatanatyam dancer, journalist and presenter Jagyaseni Chatterjee is among the few people who always strive to give their best  be it on stag...
By Divya Ravi Menon
In Art & Culture
Nov 8th, 2016
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Walk into the plush offices of V-Star Creations Pvt Ltd, Kakkanad and you taste in an instant the elegance of creativity. The walls, the decor and the design of the office exude an aura of graceful inventiveness.  You find  the touch of a stylish creator in every nook and corner of the office. It is not every day that one comes across a woman who is a  successful entre...
By Ramesh Kumar Raja
In Art & Culture
Oct 6th, 2016
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The two-and-a-half  month long festival to showcase India’s cultural prowess in France Bringing India closer to France, the Embassy of India in Paris, in collaboration with Indian Council for Cultural  Relations (ICCR), New Delhi is organising Namaste France cultural festival from September 15 to November 30 this year. The carnival, which will serve as a window into In...
By Aparna Menon
In Art & Culture
Aug 5th, 2016
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The Weeping Girl: An innocent, feminine face in predominantly ochre hue, framed within unruly close-set curls; her  eyes are downcast yet she appears to stare at you from within the frame of the canvas; tears tumble down onto her cheeks helplessly, mercilessly. She implores you to interrogate yourself and so also the society that you are a part of. It pricks on the con...
By GovernanceToday
In Art & Culture
Jun 24th, 2016
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Musical Saga in the Making… Sagarika Ranjan “Like most great inventions were a result of some accident, Bajanaama  and the series also just happened,” says Amar Nath Sharma, former civil servant and an ardent music lover. “While strolling down a street in Kolkata, I stumbled upon records that had been dumped at a Kabadi (junk) shop. My passion for music led me to...
By GovernanceToday
In Art & Culture
May 4th, 2016
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With the top honors going to Hindi cinema, the 63rd National Film Awards have sidelined regional films like never before ‘Is Indian cinema Bollywood?’ is the one question that avid lovers of cinema were compelled to ask after the announcement of the 63rd National Film Awards this year. In what would have been an unlikely scenario a few years ago, the awards were swept ...
By GovernanceToday
In Art & Culture
Apr 4th, 2016
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Whenever an Indian thinks of Japan and Japanese culture, what he conjures is a highly prosperous country with very peaceful society that practices Buddhism. Whether it is the giant Buddha statue of Kamakura, shrines of Kyoto, or monks in saffron robes, all tend to strengthen this perception. What is not visible to an average Indian is that a large number of prominent H...
By GovernanceToday
In Art & Culture
Jan 5th, 2016
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Spreading message of non-violence with ‘dhol’ Whenever there is talk of Bastar region of Chhattisgarh, the first impression that comes to our mind is the fire of Maoist insurgency that often comes in news. Then comes the picture that this part of the country is also a land of natural resources. Unfortunately, it also happens to be one of the poorest districts of the co...
By GovernanceToday
In Art & Culture
Nov 5th, 2015
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Art and culture has become an important part of diplomacy and India is deploying its cultural assets well India, the land of TajMahal is an oft repeated idea the world over. Such is the importance of culture in defining a nation’s identity that it becomes inextricably linked to the way it is seen in the global arena. India with its rich history and traditions has been ...
By GovernanceToday
In Art & Culture
Nov 5th, 2015
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Kathak Guru Shovana Narayan has many achievements to her credit. An accomplished dancer who is known for constantly reinventing herself with her dance, she has been instrumental in taking the idea of India to different parts of the world. Her tenure as an officer of the Indian Audits and Accounts Service has given her not just an understanding of the Indian Administrat...