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Prime Minister Recalls his 2001 Visit to Russia Ahead of State Visit Tomorrow

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will commence his official state visit to Russia from Thursday, Dec. 24, 2015 and the welcome ceremony is slated to be a cultural extravganza with twin cultural programs, Abhinandan & Abhivyakti. Both events envisage performance of Indian art forms (classical and folk dances) by Russian artists reflecting the importance of Inter-cultural understanding. ‘Abhinandan’ seeks to portray ...

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Amitabh, Akshay, Salman are in World’s 10 Highest-Paid Actors List

In a recent survey conducted by Forbes magazine, three out of the top 10 highest paid actors now come from Bollywood, while the fourth one is Jackie Chan from China. The three from Bollywood are Amitabh Bachchan, Salman Khan and Akshay Kumar. Ironic but Shahrukh Khan, who had figured second richest actor in Forbes List last year is not in ...

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History of North East included in NCERT Books, UGC Curriculum: Minister

  Following the Central Board of Secondary Education’s decision to insert the history of India’s north-east region in its textbooks, the University Grant Commission (UGC) too has advised the universities to incorporate the following topics in the university curriculum: Among the suggestions mad e by the uGC include novels and short stories from the North East, which will get into ...

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Yoga Day Pointer to Recover Our Heritage: Historian

Yoga originated in India but this spiritual and mental discipline has failed to resonate with the country’s masses, who mostly seek its virtues of physical fitness. But filmmaker and art historian Benoy K. Behl feels the Indian government’s emphasis on yoga and the UN celebrating World Yoga Day June 21 have set the pace for a long innings. “Actually, it ...

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New Culture Method May Lead to Personalised Cancer Treatment

Two Indian-origin researchers have developed a way to grow cancer cells in the laboratory that mimics the environment inside the body. This is expected to lead to the personalised treatment for people who are suffering from cancer. The researchers said that the new capture and culture method provides a reliable way to get usable numbers of circulating tumour cells from ...

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Chatta-Mundu: Traditional Syrian Christian women’s attire slips into oblivion

By Sanu George Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 3 (IANS): With even the saree becoming a rarity in Kerala, the traditional Syrian Christian women’s attire referred to as ‘chatta and mundu’ has virtually disappeared into oblivion. The feature of this sartorial product is that it’s stitched in spotlessly white cotton cloth and, unlike the saree, there is not a single visible portion of ...

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Children’s Day: Colourful Google Doodle Greets India Kids

Today’s special on Goodle Search page greets you with a painting of a tiger with Assamese cultural ethos in the backdrop depicting the one-horned rhino and a woman performing traditional Bihu dance, while bamboo trees, tea bags and green lush farms give the doodle an aethetic sense. The painting was the first winner in a competition and Vaidehi Reddy is ...

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Secretary Culture Launches Logo, Posters and Webpage for Festival of India in South Africa

Secretary, Ministry of Culture Shri Ravindra Singh here today launched the logo, posters and webpage for the Festival of India in South Africa which will be celebrated from 18th July 2014 to 31st August 2014. Speaking on the occasion, Shri Ravindra Singh said that India enjoys close and cordial relations with South Africa and that India’s links with the struggle for ...

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New York exhibition showcases impact of African slaves on India

By Sujeet Rajan NEW YORK: Till this day, the descendants of the Nawabs of Janjira, and the people of the town — once a principality near Mumbai — and in the neighboring state of Gujarat, in Sachin, another erstwhile principality, where the tradition of the Nawabs and their regal customs of old still thrive, revere the Sufi saint Bava Gor, ...

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Carmel Berkson: A sincere devout of ancient Indian architecture

By Alok Deshwal Carmel Berkson, the renowned scholar and artist has recently donated her 38 sculptures to the National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA)as a permanent collection. Born in 1924 at New York, she studied history at Duke and Columbia University but soon became focused on the creation of statues in clay, wood, plaster and welded metal sheet. It was ...

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