Kolkata/IBNS: Pandit Barun Kumar Pal, an exponent of Indian slide guitar Hansa Veena and one of the seniormost disciples of late sitar maestro Pandit Ravi Shankar, passed away on Monday. He was 76.
Kolkata: Project `Muskaan’ – an initiative of Prabha Khaitan Foundation and Education for All Trust and supported by Shree Cement - will reach out to thousands of students across India to popularise heritage literature and culture by engaging them in cultural programmes, story-telling, dance, music, puppetry, theatre and art.
Kolkata/IBNS: Rhythm Express Global Art Presenter and Kalyani Ray Memorial Trust presented GiMA awardee Pandit Prodyut Mukherjee at this year's ‘Music for Peace’ concert to usher in the New Year.
Florida (US)/IBNS: Listeners of the very niche genre of lyrical compositions, Ghazal, will be happy to know that it has not lost its appeal despite the advent of modern music.
To see an artist embrace a form of creative expression that resonates with them is a beautiful thing, but to see them persevere with a conviction that transcends borders and conceptual barriers is fascinating. Amrita Singh tells the story of the encounter of Japan's Akemi Sakurai with ancient Indian classical dance
Actor and activist Sheena Chohan, who is a passionate advocate of mandatory human rights education and awareness, in her most recent campaign - podcast "Born Free and Equal" - discussed issues of human rights with stars from the Hindi film industry, including Sonakshi Sinha, Preety Zinta, Raveena Tandon, Imtiaz Ali, Sonu Sood, R Balki and others.
New Delhi/IBNS: Humnavaz Trust is holding a musical festival called Shradhanjali festival on December 25 and 26, 2021 where leading performers will participate.
Srinagar/IBNS: “Istaqbaal- e- Chilae Kalaan”, a three-day long winter festival celebrating music and drama, was organized to keep the spirit of performing arts alive in the Kashmir.
Kolkata/IBNS: The popular luxury hospitality brand - ITC Hotels - has decided to go eco-friendly with their Christmas tree displayed at their Kolkata properties this year while paying tribute to the traditional crafts of Bengal.
Kathmandu/IBNS: Kathmandu Triennale, Nepal’s premier international exhibition of contemporary art has announced the dates of its fourth edition to be held in 2022. It was earlier scheduled for 2020 but had to be cancelled because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Kolkata/IBNS: West Bengal's iconic festival Durga Puja , which is celebrated in a grand manner in Kolkata, has been added to the UNESCO's "Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity" list.
Telling folk tales or stories from the epics to children is a part of our oral history, as across the world. But it is also an art –and challenge too, how to retain their interest, particularly with a multitude of channels open to them today. Deepa Kiran of Hyderabad is a modern storyteller who brings old stories alive with élan - dancing, acting, playing the flute or tambourine. Mesmerised by her act at a recent event, Ranjita Biswas chats with the artist to discover what makes her tick
New Delhi/IBNS: Kutch, lying along the western border of India, in the state of Gujarat, is known for its handicrafts, including embroidered textiles, ‘ajrakh’ block printing, wood carvings, leather art, etc.; a haven for those who love ethnic products.
New Delhi/IBNS: Delhi-based Gallery 1000A is currently hosting a group show by three well-known sculptors from Kolkata- Tapas Sarkar, Debobrata De and Barun Pramanik.
The Vienna Tourist Board is once again putting artistic freedom at the centre of social debate in its latest audacious marketing initiative with high-profile social network OnlyFans.