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.
Kolkata/IBNS: Popular Bengali singer-songwriter Rupankar Bagchi will be performing live at JW Marriott Kolkata as part of the Poila Baisakh celebrations.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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/IBNS: One of Mumbai’s premier shopping addresses, Phoenix Palladium, is hosting an art exhibition called The Luxe Fest until March 8, this year.
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.
The famous Nathdwara paintings of Rajasthan have at their core bhakti ras expressing devotion to Lord Krishna, Ranjita Biswas finds
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.
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: