Cultural

Bollywood is India's biggest cultural entertainment export: Grammy-nominated DJ

 Indian music has amassed global recognition largely due to Bollywood as it has become an enduring part of Hindi filmdom. Calling Bollywood the "biggest cultural entertaining export", Grammy-nominated DJ and producer Paul van Dyk says he wants to make a Bollywood video replete with dance and celebration.

Jan 03, 2015, 14:09 PM IST

India, China release first encyclopedia of cultural contacts

India and China today released the first encyclopedia on their age-old cultural contacts, tracing back their history to over 2,000 years, starting from the visit of Chinese scholar Huen Tsang to India in the 7th century to bring Buddhist scriptures to China.

Jun 30, 2014, 12:28 PM IST

Tourism projects in Agra, Mathura reviewed

Uttar Pradesh Tourism`s director general Amrit Abhijat Friday reviewed tourism projects in the pipeline for Agra and Mathura and instructed officials to ensure their early completion

Jun 20, 2014, 21:38 PM IST

Ecotourism destinations of tomorrow

When it comes to environmentally friendly tourism, certain locales come to mind immediately. Vietnam, Kenya, Cameroon... the classics. But as the ecotourism movement gains momentum, additional destinations are joining the roster. Here is a roundup of a few of the rising stars of the ecotourism scene.

Mar 26, 2014, 14:25 PM IST

Tourism in medieval South India a highly-developed activity: Historian

Tourism was a highly-developed economic and cultural activity in South India during the medieval period with even people from Kashmir in the far north ventured deep into the region to support temples and cultural activities, an expert in the field says.

Mar 13, 2014, 13:28 PM IST

Taj Mahotsava a worthy platform for artistic, cultural expression

When the first Taj Mahotsava was held 23 years ago no one gave it half a chance that it would gain in strength from year to year and become a worthy platform for artistic and cultural expression.

Feb 21, 2014, 10:28 AM IST

Tagore cultural complexes scheme announced

The complexes will have an auditorium or a performance space to stage Tagore plays.

May 18, 2011, 09:42 AM IST

UNESCO moves to protect cultural treasures

Chinese acupuncture and French gastronomy are intangible cultural heritage.

Nov 17, 2010, 10:10 AM IST

My designs transcend cultural and geographical barriers: Kavita Bhartia

A pioneer in the Indian fashion industry, Kavita Bhartia gears up for yet another blistering season of Wills India Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2011. Her collection combines the ethnic history of Indian culture with contemporary casual styling.

Oct 22, 2010, 14:35 PM IST

`Cultural sensitivity must to prevent women`s sexual abuse`

A massive cultural sensitivity
programme aimed at changing heart and psyche of people is
needed to bring down the increasing number of sexual
harassment cases against women, according to experts.

Sep 07, 2010, 23:19 PM IST