Allanganallur/New Delhi : A wave of relief swept across the expectant crowds in this small town in Tamil Nadu's Madurai district Tuesday as news filtered in that the Supreme Court had allowed jallikattu, the traditional sport of bull-runs held during the Pongal festival.
By Ganesh Nadar, IANS
Chandigarh : Celebrations for the girl child were in focus across Punjab and Haryana and their joint capital Chandigarh Sunday as the north Indian states revelled in the festive spirit of Lohri.
Marking the harvest of winter crops, Lohri is a festival that celebrates prosperity.
By Anil Sharma, IANS
Jaipur : With Makar Sankranti falling on Monday, Jaipur seems to be ready to welcome the festival with special varieties of kites. Huge Chinese kites in the shape of birds and dragons are the major attraction of this year's festival.
By Sunanda Parmeshwar, IANS
Mumbai : After over 12 years of promoting art and young artists from across the country, Tina Ambani, wife of industrialist Anil Ambani, is set to take the next step up the art ladder.
Thirty international artists from around the world will unveil their unique and exclusive sculptures at the Dhirubhai Ambani Knowledge City (DAKC) at Navi Mumbai, Monday (Jan 14).
By TwoCircles.net staff reporter
Ahmedabad : A 4-day National level Convention on Theatre and Conflict organised by Samvedan Cultural Programme was inaugurated here Tuesday. The convention aimed at searching for a way ahead for theatre and the role it can play in the age of globalisation where theatre itself is perishing against the infotainment onslaught.
New Delhi : Overseas Indians could strengthen their cultural bonds with the mother country by setting up new cultural institutions, funding museums and training institutes of performing arts.
Culture and Tourism Minister Ambika Soni offered this suggestion at a session on culture at the sixth Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Tuesday.
Mumbai : Few of his fans may be aware that music maestro Allah Rakha Rahman, or A.R. Rahman as he is better known, started his career composing jingles for advertising films.
New Delhi : Pakistan and Afghanistan: the two countries continue to be sources of huge interest for Indian readers with "Deception: Pakistan, The United States and The Global Nuclear Weapons Conspiracy" topping the non-fiction list and "A Thousand Splendid Sons" fiction favourite even months after release.
The top 10 in the non-fiction and fiction categories are:
Stavanger (Norway) : Norway, as Norwegians see it, has four capitals: Oslo, the seat of the country's government; Bergen, a focal point of art and culture that belonged to the medieval trade association known as the Hanseatic League; the historic city of Trondheim; and Stavanger.