Yoga originated in India but this spiritual and mental discipline has failed to resonate with the country's masses, who mostly seek its virtues of physical fitness. But filmmaker and art historian Benoy K. Behl feels the Indian government's emphasis on yoga and the UN celebrating World Yoga Day June 21 have set the pace for a long innings.
Culture Minister Sripad Yesso Naik Thursday said that one of the major proposals being considered by the ongoing SAARC ministerial meeting is the announcement of the year 2016-17 as the SAARC year of cultural heritage.
Paintings by the Bhil tribals of Madhya Pradesh and Rathwa telling creative myths of Pithora Dev sit alongside reprints of 15th century manuscripts at an exhibition inaugurated in the national capital Thursday.
Independent filmmaker Shailja Gupta, whose first feature film ‘Walkaway’ highlights the clutches of social obligations on young Indian professionals settled in New York, says it is a relationship film from the guys` point of view and she took inspiration from the lives of her investment-banker friends.
Emphasising the need to inculcate values in youth to control social evils, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi said traditional Indian value-based systems have been painted in "secular" and "non-secular" garb.
Hollywood action star Arnold Schwarzenegger always wanted to experience the culture and heritage of India and says he is feeling great to be in the country and that he delayed the shoot of `Last Stand` to be here.