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Writer K P Ramanunni receives threat letter asking him to convert into Islam

Renowned Malayali author K P Ramanunni today lodged a police complaint regarding an anonymous threat letter warning him that his right arm and left leg would be chopped off if he did not convert to Islam within six months.

Ghulam Ali to release music of 'Ghar Wapsi' in Mumbai Ghulam Ali to release music of 'Ghar Wapsi' in Mumbai

 Ghazal maestro Ghulam Ali, whose several concerts recently were cancelled due to protests, has lent his voice to a patriotic song in an upcoming movie.

Ghulam Ali to perform at Netaji Indoor Stadium in Kolkata Ghulam Ali to perform at Netaji Indoor Stadium in Kolkata

 After high drama over the past couple of days, the organisers of Pakistani ghazal legend Ghulam Ali's scheduled performance here on January 12 announced that the maestro and his son will hold their show at the Netaji Indoor Stadium.

First edition of India's first World Music Festival to be held in Udaipur First edition of India's first World Music Festival to be held in Udaipur

The festival marks the celebrations of 60 years of the diplomatic relations between Spain and India.

Chinese musical to mark Shakespeare's 400th death anniversary Chinese musical to mark Shakespeare's 400th death anniversary

 A Chinese musical named "With Love, William Shakespeare" is being staged in Beijing to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare.

Fusion has existed in India for a thousand years: Tabla maestro Zakir Hussain Fusion has existed in India for a thousand years: Tabla maestro Zakir Hussain

Zakir Hussain doesn't like being called the "flagbearer" of fusion music, which he says has "existed in India for a thousand years".

J.K. Rowling defends casting of black Hermione in 'Harry Potter' play J.K. Rowling defends casting of black Hermione in 'Harry Potter' play

J.K. Rowling has defended the casting of a black Granger in upcoming play "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child".

Christmas Special: Prayer to read if you are working on Christmas Day Christmas Special: Prayer to read if you are working on Christmas Day

Here's one prayer that you can read if you are working on a Christmas Day

Vietnam to host maiden Indian film fest Vietnam to host maiden Indian film fest

The inaugural Indian Film Festival Vietnam will take place on December 18.

Influential theatre and opera director Luc Bondy dead at 67

Luc Bondy, an influential Swiss director who produced dozens of theatre and operatic works in Europe over four decades, died today aged 67, Paris' prestigious Theatre de l'Odeon, where he was director, announced.

Matthew Morrison opening performing arts school Matthew Morrison opening performing arts school

The director (of the Orange County High School of the Arts) and Matthew Morrison have been talking about starting a school for performing arts for long.

'Singin' in the Rain' to get Broadway twist 'Singin' in the Rain' to get Broadway twist

 Gene Kelly's musical comedy "Singin' in the Rain" will make a jump to Broadway next year.

FTII sympathisers to hold alternative film festival in Goa FTII sympathisers to hold alternative film festival in Goa

Filmmakers Saeed Mirza, R.V. Ramani and three FTII affiliates, who claimed they were victims of police action, were also present on the occasion.

Confluence of music, spirituality at fest in Pushkar Confluence of music, spirituality at fest in Pushkar

Rajasthan, which has enamoured culture, art and music aficionados in India and beyond since time immemorial, is set to host a three-day festival, which aims at bringing music and spirituality on one platform.

AR Rahman's 'Dhakka Laga Bukka' adapted for NH7 Weekender fest AR Rahman's 'Dhakka Laga Bukka' adapted for NH7 Weekender fest

Oscar-winning composer AR Rahman's hit number "Dhakka Laga Bukka" from Mani Ratnam's "Yuva" has been recreated for music festival NH7 Weekender.

Madame Tussauds Wax statue museum to open in Delhi Madame Tussauds Wax statue museum to open in Delhi

Madame Tussauds will open its new venture in New Delhi for Bollywood stars as part of the India-UK Year of Culture in 2017.

 

Northeast fest to be held in Bengaluru Northeast fest to be held in Bengaluru

The first edition of Sammmant Eeshanya Utsava - celebrating north east with respect and equality, is set to begin here from November 21.

More tickets released for 'Harry Potter' play More tickets released for 'Harry Potter' play

 "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" has proved hugely popular since tickets went on sale earlier this week, and now the production has extended the booking period for a third time.

World's oldest bible on show as British Museum tracks Egypt's religions World's oldest bible on show as British Museum tracks Egypt's religions

Titled ‘Egypt: faith after the pharaohs’, the exhibition covers 12 centuries, from the country's integration into the Roman Empire in 30 BC to the fall of the Islamic Fatimid dynasty in 1171.

Oldest bible on show as UK Museum tracks Egypt's religions Oldest bible on show as UK Museum tracks Egypt's religions

The world's oldest bible is among 200 objects tracing Egypt's religious evolution in an exhibition at London's British Museum, which opens Friday and spans the 1,200 years since Cleopatra's death.

Former Football star Eddie George to make Broadway debut Former Football star Eddie George to make Broadway debut

Former American football player Eddie George will make his Broadway debut in "Chicago" next year. The sportsman will play Billy Flynn in the musical for seven weeks from January 11, reported Washington Post.



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