April 15, 2021 02:23 (IST)
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Bengal Elections: Video clip on Sitalkuchi incident goes viral | Karnataka reports 11,265 Covid cases, highest one-day spike this year | No decision to cut short Kumbh Mela: Officials | Delhi reports over 17000 fresh Covid cases setting a new single-day record | Rajasthan announces 12-hr daily Covid curfew from 6 pm to 6 am in all cities

Swarit Foundation’s Smaran concert series back with on stage performances

New Delhi/IBNS: Delhi-based Swarit Foundation held the 12th edition of its concert series Smaran with live on-stage performances but maintaining all pandemic related safety protocols, including maintaining distance while seating the audience.

Catch singer Rupankar live at JW Marriott Kolkata

Kolkata/IBNS: Popular Bengali singer-songwriter Rupankar Bagchi will be performing live at JW Marriott Kolkata as part of the Poila Baisakh celebrations.

Mujib Borsho: Padma Bhushan Ajoy Chakrabarty unveils Raag Maitri to celebrate India-Bangladesh friendship 

Kolkata: Indian classical vocalist and Padma Bhushan awardee Ajoy Chakrabarty has composed and dedicated a new raag, "Maitree" on the occasion of Bangabandh Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s birth centenary and Bangladesh’s 50 Independence Day. 

Mujib Borsho: Indian singer Ajoy Chakrabarty dedicates raag to celebrate Bangabandhu's birth centenary

Kolkata: Popular Indian singer Pandit Ajoy Chakrabarty has composed a raag on the occasion of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman's birth centenary and to mark India-Bangladesh friendship.

Kolkata: Where walls breathe art

Indian cities are not known for the walls of buildings transformed into art galleries as in the West. There is no Bansky yet in India where city walls are mostly usurped by politicians for flaunting their election posters. But one Kolkata neighbourhood recently showed the way, turning it into a graffiti hotspot. Photo journalist Avishek Mitra captures the change 

Sunder Nursery to host the Classic Bagh Festival, an India-UK collaboration

New Delhi/IBNS: Designed as an immersive and environmentally conscious experience, the one-day ‘Classic Bagh Festival’ is scheduled to take place at the famous Sunder Nursery (formerly known as Azim Bagh, or Bagh-e-Azeem) this March.

Mystic music festival Ruhaniyat returns on digital platform, hybrid format for Mumbai event

New Delhi/IBNS: India’s leading mystic music festival, Ruhaniyat is back in a new avatar, with physical concert at Mumbai and digital presentations at other places.

Indian photographer Purushothaman Sathish Kumar wins the Serendipity Arles Grant (SAG) 2020

New Delhi/IBNS: Photographer Purushothaman Sathish Kumar, from Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu, has won the Serendipity Arles Grant (SAG) 2020, said to be South Asia’s largest grant for photographers.

Flautist cop’s rendition wins hearts at Dover Lane Music Conference 2021 in Kolkata

Kolkata: A cop by profession, flautist Indrajit Basu won the hearts of Indian classical music connoisseurs with his performance at the prestigious Dover Lane Music Conference 2021.

Central Kolkata free library installs marble bust of Rabindranath Tagore

Kolkata/IBNS: Tripura Sankar Sen Shastri Smriti Granthagar, a government sponsored public library in central Kolkata, recently unveiled a marble bust sculpture of Nobel laureate poet Rabindranath Tagore.

Mumbai’s Phoenix Palladium hosts an art fest until March 8

Mumbai/IBNS: One of Mumbai’s premier shopping addresses, Phoenix Palladium, is hosting an art exhibition called The Luxe Fest until March 8, this year.

Digital COVID Relief Concert Series comes to the aid of folk musicians of Rajasthan

Jaipur/IBNS: While the COVID-19 pandemic has left no sectors unscathed, not many are aware how it has affected the people practicing folk arts and crafts.

Devotion in every stroke

The famous Nathdwara paintings of Rajasthan have at their core bhakti ras expressing devotion to Lord Krishna, Ranjita Biswas finds

Earshot to bring Dolby Atmos experience to podcasts in multiple Indian languages

New Delhi/IBNS: Earshot.in, billed as India’s digital destination for news, entertainment and audio originals, has announced the launch of Dolby Atmos immersive audio on the Earshot podcast streaming service app.

Museum sector in India needs to understand what the audience want: Vinod Daniel

Vinod Daniel, who spearheads the not-for-profit  India Vision Institute (IVI), which promotes excellence in vision care delivery, is also a Member, International Council of Museums (ICOM), Paris. During his recent Kolkata visit IBNS-TWF correspondent Supriyo Hazra caught up with him to discuss his project and the challenges museums are facing amid the pandemic. Excerpts: