India's largest repository of the history of Indian theatre can now be accessed through a radio app with Natya Shodh Sansthan, Kolkata, joining hands with TOT Radio, the only radio app in the country and neighbouring Bangladesh dedicated to theatre.
New Delhi/IBNS: There is crucial need for continuous and diligent efforts in mapping the archives existing in India, said Dr. Sanjay Garg, Deputy Director, National Archives of India.
Bengali singer Ankita Bhattacharya, winner of the popular reality programme "Sa Re Ga Ma Pa" in 2019, made her stage debut during an event in Canada organised by Bongo Poribar, connecting with the Bengali diaspora living there. While recent reports said she is battling throat infection forcing her to pause singing for a while, ahead of it IBNS Canada's Suman Das in Toronto caught up with the playback artist who hails from Gobardanga in North Parganas district of West Bengal.
Phoenix/IBNS: About 8000 miles away from its shores, the vibrant culture of India came alive this weekend in this US city when the aroma of desi cuisine and the joyousness of Bollywood gigs blended with the pride of a community basking in the glory of its lunar conquest.
Popular Bengali singer Somlata Acharyya Chowdhury, who rose to fame with songs like 'Tumi Asbe Bole' & 'Jagarane Jay Bibhabaree', and her band 'Somlata And The Aces' have successfully concluded their Canada tour exclusively organized by Probaashe Bangali Adda during the Durga Puja, marking a significant moment during the festive season. Organizations such as Krishti - Bengali Cultural Society of Edmonton (on Oct 20), Amar Pujo Toronto (on Oct 21), UTSAV Bengali Association of London Ontario (on Oct 22), A2 Events, Purple Volt Events of Halifax (on Oct 27), and Amra Sabai of Calgary Association (on Oct 28) hosted the band in their respective cities. Probaashe Bangali Adda collaborated with their event partner, Twinkle Starz Events, with the aim of reaching to the Bengali diaspora in Canada, particularly the younger generation. The tour's entertainment quotient energized the Bengali expatriates in Canada. IBNS Canada bureau chief Suman Das in conversation with Somlata Acharyya Chowdhury
A set of Buddhist-inspired arts won the hearts of visitors in Bodh Gaya during the Dzongsar Monlam and Siddhartha Festival 2023.
The Durga Puja, one of the biggest festivals in the world which earned the Intangible Cultural Heritage tag of Humnaity by UNESCO, has started in Bengal this year with a bang. Chaltabagan Durga Puja, one of the most popular pujas in Kolkata, too started the Durga Puja festivities with a gala function at the ITC Royal Bengal that was attended by eminent citizens Kolkata and members from the foreign diplomatic corps.
Kolkata/IBNS: Kolkata-based Odissi dancer, Guru Sanchita Bhattacharya, recently completed her multi-city tour of the United States.
New Delhi/IBNS: The 40th edition of national singing talent hunt organization Surtarang reached its conclusion at Kamani Auditorium, New Delhi on Oct 11, featuring some of the nation's most promising amateur singers.
Asansol: A renovated church at Chelidanga, in Asansol’s railway colony of West Bengal, named after St John The Apostle was formally blessed recently at an auspicious function attended by the Bishop and parish priests.
New Delhi/IBNS: The fourth edition of the ‘Nadi Utsav’, highlighting the riverine culture of India, was inaugurated on the banks of the River Yamuna in New Delhi.
New Delhi/IBNS: Captivating musical performances featuring two legendary artists, Anup Jalota and Pandit Prodyut Mukherjee, was recently organized by the International Performing Arts Festival (IPAF) at the Delhi Kamani Auditorium.
New Delhi/IBNS: Gracing the meeting venue of the G20 Summit in New Delhi will be a 27 feet high figure of Nataraja (the dancing Shiva) made of ‘ashta dhatu’ (octo alloy, bronze), which will highlight India’s traditional metallurgical skills.
Kolkata/IBNS: Solo performances and collaborative programmes with other Indian artists will be the hallmark of Santoor player Tarun Bhattacharya’s Fall tour of the United States.
Bhubaneswar/UNI: Legendary author and Indian English poet Padma Shree Jayanta Mahapatra, the first Indian poet to win a Sahitya Akademi award for English poetry, passed away due to old age at SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack on Sunday night.