Preparations underway for Namami Brahmaputra festival in Assam

Guwahati, March 27 : Preparations are underway on a war footing for Namami Brahmaputra, the biggest ever river festival in India to be held in Assam, officials here said on Monday. The festival is set to be held across 21 districts of Assam from March 31 to April 4. President Pranab Mukherjee is likely to […]

China nominates Tai Chi for Unesco list

Beijing, March 27 : China has nominated Tai Chi, a form of ancient Chinese martial art, for inclusion in the Unesco List of Intangible Cultural Heritage, a media report said on Monday. The nomination, submitted by Wenxian county of Henan province, has been in the making since 2006, when the country drew up its first […]

Kolkata church hosts heritage walk for hearing-impaired

Kolkata, March 27 : Sunshine on their shoulders, 30 bright young minds, notwithstanding their hearing-impairment, ambled up to the late 18th-century St. John’s Church here on Monday, soaking in the history of the structure through sign-language in a unique heritage walk. Rukhsana and her schoolmates from the city-based Ideal School For the Deaf, looked up […]

A retrospective exhibition of Ebrahim Alkazi’s theatre works

Jaipur, March 27 : An exhibition focused on the work of eminent Indian theatre exponent Ebrahim Alkazi takes a retrospective view of his journey over 50 years. Curated by Amal Allana and designed by Nissar Allana, the exhibition, a part of the celebrations of Rajasthan Divas and World Theatre Day, will be on display till […]

President greets people on New Year

New Delhi, March 27 : President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday wished the people on the occasion of the New Year, according to an official statement. “On the happy occasion of Chaitra Sukladi, Ugadi, Gudi Padva, Cheti Chand, Navreh and Sajibu Cheiraoba, I convey warm greetings and best wishes to all my fellow citizens,” President Mukherjee […]

Odisha’s Sitaram Swain bags Rs 10 lakh cash prize, Scottish residency

New Delhi, March 27 : At a star-studded evening here, meant to celebrate and reward extraordinary work by emerging artists, Odisha-based Sitaram Swain was awarded the sixth Glenfiddichs Emerging Artist of the Year 2017. The Emerging Artist of the Year Award is a part of Glenfiddich’s 16-year-old Artists in Residence (AiR) programme, where winners from […]