What’s so important about a book cover? Lots, if you look behind the cover, literally, finds Rakhee Roytalukdar
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.
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.
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.
Kolkata/IBNS: Fashion designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee, actor Abir Chatterjee and musician Tanmoy Bose have participated in Pooram 2020 organised by Unmish.
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.
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
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/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.
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.
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.
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.
Srinagar: After a short break due to COVID-19 imposed lockdown, traditional and cultural activities have resumed in the Kashmir Valley.
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.
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.