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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.

Feminism to me means each of us has the freedom of choice: Mallika Sarabhai

Indian classical dancer-actor-activist Mallika Sarabhai, who uses her art forms in bringing social change, was the guest at Ek Mulakat Vishesh organised by Prabha Khaitan Foundation in association with Shree Cement. India Blooms correspondent Souvik Ghosh brings excerpts of her virtual interaction with Sunita Shekhawat in October

Kolkata cinema halls set to reopen amid Covid-19 threat

Kolkata/IBNS: The cinema halls in Kolkata are all set to reopen after seven months of closure due to Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown.

Musical biggies come together for percussionist Prodyut Mukherjee's tribute to Mahatma Gandhi

Kolkata/IBNS: Global Indian Music Academy Awards (GIMA Winner), tabla exponent and composer Pt. Prodyut Mukherjee has released a special homage to Mahatma Gandhi on completion of 150 years of his birth anniversary on Oct 2 on digital platform.

Theatre in the time of Corona: EZCC resumes live performance in Kolkata after months of Covid-19 lockdown

Kolkata/IBNS: This was a stage fright of a different kind they overcame. As actors performed with masks and the audience sat with faces half covered as well in a socially distanced order, their message to the pandemic was clear: we are in this together and the show must go on.

Arts scholar-author Kapila Vatsyayan dies at 92

New Delhi/IBNS: Scholar, author and a connoisseur of the arts Kapila Vatsyayan passed away at her Delhi residence on Wednesday. She was 92.

Musicea Arts & Culture Council’s Yuva Music Festival Season Seven has been well appreciated

Kolkata/IBNS: Musicea Arts & Culture Council recently held an online music festival as part of its International Monthly Concert Series called "Celebrating Beethoven 250”.

Ideal for Indian students to learn something about Sanskrit: Lord Bhikhu Parekh

Political theorist, academic and life peer Lord Bhikhu Parekh was the guest at a session of Ek Mulakat- organised by Prabha Khaitan Foundation and presented by Shree Cement- on Aug 20. India Blooms correspondent Souvik Ghosh brings excerpts of Lord Parekh's virtual conversation with author-journalist-playwright-filmmaker Lady Mohini Kent Noon

A popular theatre festival and award ceremony goes online to beat the pandemic crisis

New Delhi/IBNS: The pandemic may have initially halted the creative pursuits of people but it could not stop it for long, was amply proved at the 15th edition of Mahindra Excellence in Theatre Awards (META) and Festival 2020.

Musical maestros come together to talk about online Indian Classical Music Series Shanti

Kolkata/IBNS: Arati Music Foundation, helmed by Sitar Maestro Pandit Kushal Das, organised a press conference earlier this week to talk about their online Indian Classical Concert series named Shanti.

4 Naga tribes feature in Dr Benny Prasad’s project in 25 Indian languages

Kohima/IBNS: Yet again, renown international musician, Dr Benny Prasad has initiated another unique project where a prayer song on “The Lord’s Prayer” featuring 94 artists in 25 Indian languages was released on August 14 by Dr Benny Prasad from Bangalore.

Kharagpur IIT sets up academy to draw inspiration from India's creative arts and music

Kharagpur (WB)/IBNS: IIT Kharagpur, ranked among India’s premier science and technology institutes, inaugurated the Academy of Classical and Folk Arts on August 18, 2020, on the occasion of its 70th Foundation Day.

Love towards theatre makes Kashmiri artists start rehearsals despite COVID-19 fear

Srinagar: A group of theatre artists in Kashmir have gained courage and fought against the fear of COVID-19 pandemic to assemble and start their theatre rehearsal.

AI technology unites India through virtual rendition of national anthem

Mumbai/IBNS: The idea that India stands united in the face of all adversities, including the current pandemic sweeping across the globe, was once again driven home, this time through the presentation of a virtual rendition of the country’s national anthem sung by various people.

Storytellers bring Sruti Modhur, a two-day digital live 'Sruti Natok' festival

Kolkata/IBNS: Storytellers is going to hold its first Live Audio Drama Festival-- Sruti Modhur-- featuring some of the top voice artists from Bengal, including the iconic couple Jagannath Basu and Urmimala Basu.