Over 2,000 musicians perform for deities’ gathering in Himachal

Mandi, Feb 26 : In a record of sorts for this Himachal Pradesh town, on Sunday over 2,000 musicians played the traditional ‘bajantri’ at the same point of time, an official said. The performance by 2,023 players of ‘bajantri’ — the ‘shehnai’ like traditional folk instrument — during the weeklong festivities of Mahashivratri is set […]

National art conclave, expo open in Bengaluru

Bengaluru, Feb 25 : A National Art Conclave-cum-Exhibition opened at the Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath here on Saturday where artists from across the country interacted and discussed their works. “The conclave has provided the artists a platform to interact and deliberate over their works with slide shows, lectures and demonstrations,” Parishath President B.L. Shankar told reporters. […]

Women Writers’ Festival concludes

New Delhi, Feb 25 : The first edition of Women Writers Festival brought together discussions on some significant issues around women under one roof here. The two-day festival that began on Friday is a result of a collaboration between SheThePeople.TV and the Vedica Scholars Programme for Women and is sponsored by Colors TV. The second […]

French photographer to hold exhibition over ‘redhead’ abuse

Paris, Feb 25 : A French photographer is set to hold an exhibition to highlight a prejudice known as “Gingerism”, the country’s ginger or red-haired people face, a media report said. “It’s a form of racism that has persisted for centuries,” photographer Pascal Sacleux, a red-head himself, said on Friday whose series of portraits of […]

Over 600,000 offer prayers at Pashupatinath on Mahashivratri

Kathmandu, Feb 25 : Over 600,000 devotees offered prayers to Lord Shiva till Saturday morning at the Pashupatinath Temple in Nepal on the occasion of the Mahashivaratri festival, media reports said. The visitors from within and outside the country started pouring into the temple premises from 3.30 a.m. on Friday, myrepublica said. Govinda Tandon, member […]

Born to dance: Raja-Radha Reddy’s Kuchipudi taverses 50 years

By Mudita Girotra New Delhi, Feb 25 : The inception of their 50-year-journey was without fanfare and in the face of quite some opposition, but the commitment and passion of iconic dance couple Raja and Radha Reddy brought Kuchipudi on to the cultural map of the world. When Raja Reddy took his first step as […]