Workshop to revive interest in Bengal's shellac dolls

Kolkata: A two-day workshop will be held to revive interest in the dying technique of applying shellac on terracotta. The aim is to revive interest in the age-old art form, an official said.

Odissi danseuse will present concert to save Ganga

Odissi danseuse will present concert to save Ganga

Kolkata: To raise awareness on keeping the Ganga clean, under the Centre's 'Namami Gange' project, Odissi danseuse Guru Sanchita Bhattacharya has planned a concert in Varanasi next Sunday.

Neetu Chandra completes 30 shows of play 'Umrao Jaan'

Neetu Chandra completes 30 shows of play 'Umrao Jaan'

Mumbai: After evergreen beauty Rekha and former beauty queen Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Neetu Chandra is another actress who has portrayed Umrao Jaan in her own distinct style in a play.

Sculptor sparks uproar in France

Sculptor sparks uproar in France

Paris: British-Indian sculptor Anish Kapoor has sparked an uproar in France by installing a huge work he has called a "queen's vagina" in the stately grounds of the Palace of Versailles.

Sculptor sparks uproar over `queen`s vagina` at Versailles

New Delhi: British-Indian sculptor Anish Kapoor has sparked an uproar in France by installing a huge work he has called a "queen`s vagina" in the stately grounds of the Palace of Versailles.

Zayn Malik eyes theatre role

Zayn Malik eyes theatre role

Los Angeles: Singer Zayn Malik reportedly wants a role in the Old Vic Theatre's "24 Hour Plays" series, staged in the autumn.

NSD centre in Bengal trapped in land woes

NSD centre in Bengal trapped in land woes

Kolkata: The National School of Drama which is keen to set up a full-fledged centre in West Bengal is waiting for the state government to respond regarding the availability of land and infrastructu

New Leonardo da Vinci image found

New Leonardo da Vinci image found

New York: A US music professor in the US has identified what he believes to be a rare image of Italian polymath Leonardo da Vinci in a 500-y ear-old engraving.

Jane McDonald happy with Grizabella role in 'Cats'

London: Singer Jane McDonald has said she "couldn't be more happy" about landing the role of Grizabella in musical 'Cats'.



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