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Crowdfunding campaign to save 1,000 years old theatre art

Crowdfunding campaign to save 1,000 years old theatre art

To preserve the centuries old theatre art form of Koodiyattam, a recently launched crowdfunding campaign seeks to fund the training of a new generation of artists in the art form.

Vanessa Redgrave CBE to be honoured at Arts for India annual golden gala in London Vanessa Redgrave CBE to be honoured at Arts for India annual golden gala in London

An established UK charity named Arts for India has announced that popular screen icon Vanessa Redgrave will be honoured during the Golden Gala on Wednesday, May 31, 2017, at the iconic London landmark, BAFTA.

Sudarsan Pattnaik attempts to create World's longest sand Buddha and the pictures are incredible! Sudarsan Pattnaik attempts to create World's longest sand Buddha and the pictures are incredible!

Noted India sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik hails from the eastern land of Bhubaneswar, Odisha. His marvellous craft is world famous and he has been awarded several times for his immense contribution in the respective field of art.

Shabana Azmi remembers 'Abba' Kaifi Azmi on his 15th death anniversary Shabana Azmi remembers 'Abba' Kaifi Azmi on his 15th death anniversary

Veteran actress Shabana Azmi remembered her father Kaifi Azmi as "a rare poet" on his 15th death anniversary.

Acid attack survivor walks fashion runway in capital Acid attack survivor walks fashion runway in capital

Acid attack survivor Ritu Saini walked the ramp as a showstopper for designer Disha Chadha at the Asian Designer Week 2017 here on Saturday.

Where is Satyajit Ray's Oscar, ask visiting fans Where is Satyajit Ray's Oscar, ask visiting fans

These Feluda lovers are on a hunt. Not for kidnappers or killers, though. They are searching for auteur Satyajit Ray's Oscar on his birthday.

Rediscovering Hanuman, the evergreen hero Rediscovering Hanuman, the evergreen hero

Hanuman's saga is, of course, all too well known. Hanuman tales have entertained and educated civilisations for centuries.

May Day 2017: Why is it called the International Workers' Day May Day 2017: Why is it called the International Workers' Day

May 1, also known as the May Day marks the traditional spring festival in some countries which is counted as a public holiday where people indulge in many day-long activities such as dancing, cake-making etc. In the 19th century or so May Day was selected as the date marking the International Workers' Day by the Socialists and Communists of the Second International to commemorate the Haymarket affair in Chicago.

After Regal, Shiela's single screen journey comes to an end After Regal, Shiela's single screen journey comes to an end

Baahubali, the mighty warrior, has felled a new victim ? the iconic Shiela Cinema, which is the latest single screen theatre in Delhi to shut down.

Amitabh Bachchan, Vinod Khanna starrer 'Amar Akbar Anthony' inspires Harvard book Amitabh Bachchan, Vinod Khanna starrer 'Amar Akbar Anthony' inspires Harvard book

The 1977 blockbuster -- an escapist adage on unity and brotherhood -- known for its non-stop entertainment right from the word go and the iconic Anthony Gonsalves played by Big B, all this is now part of the book.

Akshaya Tritiya 2017: Wish friends, family and relatives with these WhatsApp messages Akshaya Tritiya 2017: Wish friends, family and relatives with these WhatsApp messages

Akshaya Tritiya marks the third day of the Shukla Paksha in the month of Vaishaka in the Hindu calendar which often coincides with April –May according to the Gregorian calendar.

Acid attack survivors find career in ink art, attend workshop by Body Canvas Tattoos! Acid attack survivors find career in ink art, attend workshop by Body Canvas Tattoos!

In a great move to open bright future avenues for acid attack survivors, a welcome initiative has been taken by team Stop Acid Attacks (Chhanv Foundation), Vikas Malani-Founder, Body Canvas Tattoos & Piercings.

Robert M Pirsig, million-selling 'Zen' author, dead at 88 Robert M Pirsig, million-selling 'Zen' author, dead at 88

Robert M Pirsig, whose novel "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance" became a million- selling classic after more than 100 publishers turned it down, has died.

Perumal Murugan's controversial novel wins Sahitya Akademi award Perumal Murugan's controversial novel wins Sahitya Akademi award

Titled ‘One Part Woman’, the translation in English is done by Aniruddhan Vasudevan and the book is published by Penguin.

Classical dancer interprets Mahabharata to resolve contemporary issues, leaves audience thrilled Classical dancer interprets Mahabharata to resolve contemporary issues, leaves audience thrilled

Titled ‘Atma Rati,’ it was performed by award winning classical dancer, Dimple Kaur and presented by Sumangali Institute of Valuable Arts (SIVA). 

Adnan Sami is greatly influenced by folk music of the northeast Adnan Sami is greatly influenced by folk music of the northeast

Trained in Indian and Western classical music and known for rapid playing on the piano, Adnan is popular for hit non-film songs like ‘Kabhi to nazar milao’, ‘Bheegi bheegi raaton mein’ and ‘Tera chehra’.

Assam celebrates Rongali Bihu Assam celebrates Rongali Bihu

Rongali or the Bohag (spring) Bihu starts on the last day of the Assamese calendar month of Chot, which normally falls on April 13 or 14 annually. The first day is known as Goru Bihu and it is dedicated to the cattle.

Vishu 2017: Celebrate Malayalam New Year in traditional style Vishu 2017: Celebrate Malayalam New Year in traditional style

On Vishu, people take the Kani Darshanam soon after waking up.

Bengali New Year 2017: Here’s how you can celebrate Shubho Nabo Borsho Bengali New Year 2017: Here’s how you can celebrate Shubho Nabo Borsho

Many people invite a priest to conduct a Ganesh-Lakshmi Puja at home to initiate new beginnings. Some businessmen also open a new book of accounts on this day. 

Tamil New Year 2017: Here’s how you can celebrate Puttandu Tamil New Year 2017: Here’s how you can celebrate Puttandu

New Year symbolises new beginning and hence Tamil people begin the day by looking at the Kani to embark upon a new journey with goodness in abundance. 

Sudarsan Pattnaik to represent India at Moscow Sand Art Championship Sudarsan Pattnaik to represent India at Moscow Sand Art Championship

The sand art championship would be held from April 22-28 at Kolomenskoye, Moscow in Russia.



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