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Judging a book by its cover

What’s so important about a book cover? Lots, if you look behind the cover, literally,  finds Rakhee Roytalukdar

Apur Panchali, a wall calendar tribute to multifaceted genius Soumitra Chatterjee

Kolkata/IBNS: Apu, Felu Mittir, Udayan Pandit, Mayurbahan, Devdas- Soumitra Chatterjee the actor was constant in his excellence with all the changing characters on screen.  While Bengalis are still coming to terms with his passing away in November last year, a wall calendar titled "Apur Panchali" in his memory was unveiled on Wednesday.

WICCI West Bengal Arts Council empowers women art community of West Bengal

Kolkata:  To empower the women art community WICCI West Bengal Arts Council has taken an endeavour to support the women art community of West Bengal amidst the pandemic situation.

Confluence Ideathon 2021: A competition to develop innovative solutions for a cultural space

New Delhi/IBNS: The Confluence Ideathon 2021 is inviting applications for an online competition where participants will have to develop innovative solutions for a cultural space in an urban setting.

Sabyasachi Mukherjee, Abir Chatterjee, Tanmoy Bose participate in Pooram 2020 by Unmish

Kolkata/IBNS: Fashion designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee, actor Abir Chatterjee and musician Tanmoy Bose have participated in Pooram 2020 organised by Unmish.

Shree Pritam brings together Bappi Lahiri, Kumar Sanu, Abhijeet, Rituparna for a musical project

Kolkata/IBNS: Under the musical baton of Shree Pritam, stalwart artists such as Bappi Lahiri, Kumar Sanu, Abhijeet, and many others, came together for the Bengali song ‘Hasbe Biswa Hasbe’, which was recently released on You Tube.

Proposal to give industry status to film & entertainment sector to be presented in Cabinet soon: Maharashtra Cultural Affairs Minister

Mumbai/IBNS: Film and entertainment sector in Maharashtra is expanding by creating opportunities for employment and self-employment. Considering this, a proposal to give industry status to the film and entertainment sector would be presented at a cabinet meeting soon, clarified the state's Cultural Affairs Minister Amit Deshmukh

Spirituality not integral to an artist's journey: Geeta Chandran

Bharatnatyam dancer Geeta Chandran was the guest at Ek Mulakat Visesh organised by Prabha Khaitan Foundation and presented by Shree Cement in late November. In the course of interaction, Chandran spoke about her dance, career and more. India Blooms brings excerpts

Chennai Photo Biennale postponed to next year, releases first list of artists

Chennai/IBNS: The third edition of the Chennai Photo Biennale (CPB III) earlier scheduled for December this year has been postponed to the same month next year, according to the organizers, owing to the prevailing pandemic situation.

Turkish Presidential Symphony Orchestra’s new building opens doors as 'Turkey’s Cultural Campus'

Ankara: One of the world’s longest established orchestras, with a history spanning nearly two centuries, the Turkish Presidential Orchestra (CSO) inaugurated its new building with spectacular gala concerts held on Dec 3-4-5. The new CSO building will breathe new life into Turkey’s culture and arts scene.

Do not miss the arts extravaganza SA Virtual in December

New Delhi/IBNS: Indulge in a fortnight of curated projects, performances, workshops, talks, engagement-based initiatives and discourse around the arts at the SA Virtual programme organised by the Serendipity Arts Foundation.

Paintings of Oscar-winning costume designer Bhanu Athaiya to go under the hammer on Dec 2

Kolkata/UNI: In the predominantly male bastion of what has been categorized as the "Progressive Artists Group" or "Bombay Progressives", the rediscovery of a suite of paintings and sketches by Oscar-winning costume designer Bhanu Athaiya (née Rajopadhye) opens up the possibility of an important reframing of a popularly held notion about the artists producing in the milieu of post-Independence, cosmopolitan Bombay (Mumbai) of the 1950s.

COVID-19: Traditional and cultural activities resume in Kashmir Valley after brief break due to pandemic 

Srinagar: After a short break due to COVID-19 imposed lockdown, traditional and cultural activities have resumed in the Kashmir Valley.

Kashmir artisans to take part in Noida Haat fairs, make most of festival season

Srinagar: After successful participation of craft entrepreneurs and exporters in virtual fairs amidst stringent Covid-19 lockdowns, the artisans and weavers from Kashmir shall get their first opportunity to participate in physical fairs outside the J&K for selling their exotic range of hand-made products during the Diwali Utsav beginning at Noida Haat from October 30 to November 14.

Short musical film on goddess Durga by Spagia Foundation brings together who’s who of art and film world

Jaipur: A short musical film “Dashobhuja” (the ten-armed Goddess) by Spagia Foundation has drawn the who’s who of the performing arts and film world to highlight the ten astras (weapons) wielded by Maa Durga in each hand and its deep spiritual meaning and message.