- Zakir, Sonal made Sangeet Natak Akademi fellows, 44 conferred 2018 awards (Lead)(17:22)
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) Tabla maestro Zakir Hussain and eminent classical dancers Sonal Mansingh, Jatin Goswami (Sattriya) and K. Kalyanasundaram Pillai (Bharatanatyam) were conferred the Sangeet Natak Akademi's prestigious fellowships on Tuesday. The Akademi also announced 44 recipients of its awards for the year 2018.
- Zakir Hussain, Sonal Mansingh among 4 selected for Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellow(16:10)
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) The Sangeet Natak Akademi has named four eminent personalities in the field of performing arts - tabla virtuoso Zakir Hussain, dancer Sonal Mansingh, dancer and choreographer Jatin Goswami and Bharatnatyam exponent K. Kalyanasundaram Pillai - for the prestigious Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellow or Akademi Ratna awards.
- Bharata Muni statue unveiled in Delhi(15:16)
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) Joining the pan-India celebrations of Guru Purnima, the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA) on Tuesday unveiled a statue of sage and theatrologist Bharata Muni who composed the 'Natya Shastra', an ancient Sanskrit text on performing arts.
- Yashwant Sinha laments steady erosion of Indian institutions (Book Review)(14:20)
By Vishnu Makhijani
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) He has been a keen observer of the Indian scene for over five decades, the first 24 of them as a member of the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) and thereafter as a politician -- first with the Janata Party, then the Janata Dal and finally with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Along the way he became the first non-Congress Finance minister to present five regular budgets and two interim budgets. Now, as he contemplates the past after quitting the BJP last year, Yashwant Sinha laments the increasing politicisation of the bureaucracy and the steady erosion of Indian institutions.
- Children's art on view at Triveni's newest gallery(23:16)
New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) Triveni Kala Sangam, a major cultural hotspot in the national capital especially known for its terrace cafe, has added its list of galleries, a unique open-air gallery dedicated to children's art.
- MakeMyTrip, ASI partner for online ticketing for 116 heritage sites(18:10)
New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) In a bid to promote India as a heritage tourism destination, online travel company MakeMyTrip Ltd. has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) for convenient and hassle-free online bookings for 116 historical monuments and sites across India, MakeMyTrip announced in a statement on Monday.
- 10-day Partition exhibition to come to California(17:36)
Berkeley, July 15 (IANS) An upcoming 10-day pop-up exhibition will be held here by the 1947 Partition Archive, spotlighting the "largest mass refugee crisis that unfolded when the British Empire broke up after World War II", and featuring survivors and witnesses who "now call California their home".
- Lalit Kala Akademi begins work on 2020 Print Biennale(14:52)
By Siddhi Jain
New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) In the quiet Lalit Kala Akademi headquarters here, preparations are underway for the second edition of the International Print Biennale, a major exhibition of global printmaking, which is slated for February-March 2020, and has a special focus on ASEAN and SAARC nations with Poland as the guest country.
- Honors for noted authors at upcoming Kalinga litfest(14:34)
Bhubaneswar, July 15 (IANS) Noted authors Pavan K. Varma, Rajendra Kishore Panda, Paro Anand and Kedar Mishra will be awarded for their literary contribution at the upcoming Kalinga Literary Festival (KLF) in Odisha, organisers said on Monday.
- SC moved against residential buildings around Mughal noble's tomb(18:46)
By Sumit Saxena
New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) A plea has been filed in the Supreme Court, alleging two residential structures around the tomb of Mughal nobleman, Hindi-Persian poet and one of 'Navratan' of Emperor Akbar's court, Abdur Rahim Khan-e-Khanan, breach conservation norms.
- Academy President John Bailey to attend this year's IFFI (Lead)(18:38)
New Delhi/Panaji, July 14 (IANS) American cinematographer and film director John Bailey, President of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, has confirmed his participation for this year's International Film Festival of India (IFFI) to be held in Goa from November 20-28, Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Sunday.
- Spirituality transcends religion: Artist Seema Kohli(11:22)
By Siddhi Jain
New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) Watching the art of Seema Kohli is like a walkthrough of the pictorial Jataka tales of Ajanta caves, defined by intricacy, rich hues, storytelling and imbued with a deeply spiritual flavour.
- Pavan Varma, Arundhati Roy a fascinating study in contrasts (Opinion)(09:58)
By Vishnu Makhijani
New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) One is a veteran diplomat-turned-politician - and by no means writer to boot. The other is an award-winning author and human rights activist. It's extremely rare to simultaneously be presented with two new works by Pavan K. Varma and Arundhati Roy and thus one approached the former with confidence and the latter with, well, trepidation.
- $10mn Microsoft project focuses on AI for cultural heritage(15:38)
San Francisco, July 12 (IANS) Following multi-million programmes that use Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Earth, accessibility and humanitarian action, technology giant Microsoft will now channel $10 million (nearly Rs 68 crore) into an AI project that focuses on tangible and intangible cultural heritage.
- After art, meteorites on auction(15:30)
New York, July 12 (IANS) A small collection of meteorites and rock samples from several extraterrestrial bodies is currently open for online bidding at Christie's auction house.
- Extensive repair work on Taj Mahal minar begins(08:02)
By Brij Khandelwal
Agra, July 12 (IANS) The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has begun extensive repair work on one of the four minarets of the iconic 17th century monument of love, the Taj Mahal.
- Bengali artist finds her muse in landscapes, nature(16:58)
New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) For Kolkata-based artist Sujata Kar Saha, the natural landscapes she saw during her childhood in her village returned to her as inspirations for her paintings, a fresh selection of which will open for public display on Friday here.