AR Rahman named Cultural Ambassador for Seychelles
AR Rahman named Cultural Ambassador for Seychelles

 Oscar-winning composer A.R. Rahman has been named the Cultural Ambassador for Seychelles. The music maestro has sent out his love and regard to the people and government of the foreign nation.

DNA: India and Germany sign 18 MoUs for cooperation

India and Germany on 5 October 2015 signed 18 MoUs in various sector including renewable energy, skill development and culture. The MoUs were signed at the end of third Indo-German Inter-governmental Consultations in New Delhi.

Dr Subhash Chandra Show: Role of skills, knowledge and attitude in Hospitality industry

This week Dr Subhash Chandra Show reaches the land of Pataliputra, Patna. Dr Chandra spoke about the role of skills, knowledge and attitude in  hospitality industry at the Institute of Hotel Management, Hajipur.

Hindu religion or culture was never under attack during Muslim rule in India

Washington, Sep 11 (IANS) At a time when religious discourse is coming under friction, a new book by a Stanford University historian has revealed a cultural alliance between Muslims and Hindus in early Sanskrit texts, a finding that may help ease relationships between the two religion's followers

Secrets of Humayun's tomb revealed

 Mughal dynasty architectural masterpiece Humayun's Tomb, which served as a template for the Taj Mahal holds many concealed secrets, reveals a new TV show.

Solar power plant turned into catwalk
Solar power plant turned into catwalk

 To revolutionise modern fashion presentation, model-entrepreneur Jessica Minh Anh transformed the award-winning solar power plant, Gemasolar, into the world’s newest catwalk for her J Summer Fashion Show 2015 in Seville.

In Sarajevo, Pope says world haunted by atmosphere of war

Pope Francis on Saturday bemoaned the "atmosphere of war" haunting the world as he urged the people of war-scarred Sarajevo to provide an example of how different cultures and religions can co-exist peacefully.

Philippines` famed rice terraces face modern threats

It is fiesta time in the famed rice terraces of the northern Philippines, and young men in colourful tribal clothing pound ancient rhythms on brass gongs as wild boars squeal ahead of slaughter.

Bawl of a time: Tearful toddlers battle in `crying sumo`

More than 100 babies faced off in the sumo ring on Saturday in an annual contest pitting crying toddlers against each other in a Japanese tradition believed to bring infants good health.

Handloom linked to culture, needs to be preserved: Designer Ramam

 India's handloom sector is attached to culture, sentiment and emotion, along with the livelihood of thousands of craftsmen, whose work needs to be preserved, says designer Anuradha Ramam.

India, Nepal to work together in arts, culture
India, Nepal to work together in arts, culture

With a view to enhancing the close and friendly relations between India and Nepal, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed on Thursday between the Nepal Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) and the New Delhi-based Lalit Kala Akademi for promotion of and cooperation in the field of art and culture.

International Centre for Arts and Culture in Meghalaya soon

 An International Centre for Performing Arts and Culture is coming up at Mawkasiang, about 11 km from here and its foundation stone would be laid by Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma on April 23.

India, France enhance cooperation in culture, heritage conservation, tourism

India and France on Friday sought to strengthen cooperation in areas of culture, heritage conservation, tourism as well as people to people contacts.

Assam takes creative, traditional route to celebrate its culture

With caricature booths, handloom exhibitions and cane craft stalls, creative minds from Assam showcased their works to sensitise visitors about their region and raise their voice about their problems. This marked the start of Rongali, a three-day festival, here as singer Papon laid a musical pitch to celebrate the diversity of the state.

Japanese, Indian puppetry on display in Kolkata

Myriad facets of puppetry are being showcased in the city with traditional Japanese and Indian puppets in a unique theatre festival that concludes on Saturday.

Restoring films is preserving culture: Gulzar
Restoring films is preserving culture: Gulzar

Praising Viacom18 and Film Heritage Foundation's initiative to save India's cinematic heritage, veteran writer-lyricist-filmmaker Gulzar says film restoration, which has been neglected for a long time in India, equals preservation of culture.

Indian cinema losing its Indianness: Mahesh Bhatt
Indian cinema losing its Indianness: Mahesh Bhatt

 The roots of Indian cinema lie in regional films, feels producer-director Mahesh Bhatt.

Centre for arts, auto, cinema and culture launched in Mumbai
Centre for arts, auto, cinema and culture launched in Mumbai


Mumbai: A pioneering cultural centre focusing on Indian and world cinema besides arts and vintage automobiles was launched here today.

The iconic art-deco Liberty Cinema became the first venue of Osianama, which will also be launched in Delhi soon.

Rajnath Singh objects to 'hi and bye' culture among youths

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday raised objection over "hi and bye" culture saying people should get rid of it.

Odisha to set up cultural complex under Kalmandal project

 Odisha government on Friday said it was in the process of setting up a multi-purpose cultural complex under the Kalamandal project.