June 20, 2021 16:15 (IST)
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Vaishali Kala Kendra to observe International Yoga Day through dance-based Nritya Yog

Noida/IBNS: Vaishali Kala Kendra Noida in association with US-based Trinayan Collective will hold a special programme on June 20, International Yoga Day.

Doordarshan brings a new show on Hindustani classical music featuring legendary artists

Kolkata: Classical music lovers are in for a treat with the telecast of Doordarshan Delhi Kendra’s new show "My Favourite Raaga" on DD Bharati. The show features the who's who of Hindustani Classical music such as Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, Pt Rajan & Sajan Mishra, Pt Vishwa Mohan Bhat, Ustad Shahid Parvez amongst other stalwarts.

A timely reminder of the legacy of Visva Bharati

Kolkata/IBNS: At a time when dark clouds of controversy seem to overwhelm Visva-Bharati, here is a video documentation which revisits the legacy of education and cultural transcendence that the university envisioned and nurtured.

Stars of Tomorrow: Talent hunt for young prodigies, an initiative by Santoor maestro Pandit Tarun Bhattacharya

Kolkata/IBNS: Santoor maestro Pandit Tarun Bhattacharya has initiated a virtual talent hunt program, ‘Stars of Tomorrow’ for budding performers.

Miniature sculpture of Saranath Buddha unearthed

Udupi/UNI: A miniature sculpture of Lord Buddha was discovered at Alembi in 76 Badagabettu village, a local suburb, near here.  

US-based Indian singer Joy Goswami collaborates with organisation working for children's welfare to raise funds

Kolkata/IBNS: US-based Indian singer Joy Goswami has been instrumental in raising funds for various social causes.

India gives bigger perspective of life than Norway: Himanshu Gulati

Himanshu Gulati, the Indian-origin youngest MP of Norway, had also served as a Deputy Minister of Justice at the age of 25. He is one of the youngest politicians of the Scandinavian country to have assumed such a high profile post. Besides working for his party (Progress Party), Gulati, whose parents are from India, has a keen interest in travelling and has been to more than 160 countries. In an exclusive chat with Ehsaas Woman of Chandigarh, Rishma Gill, Gulati spoke about his political journey as a Norwegian and much more at a session in Ek Mulakat Vishesh, hosted by Prabha Khaitan Foundation and presented by Shree Cement. IBNS correspondent Souvik Ghosh tracks the event

Kolkata dancer releases new music video as tribute to poet Rabindranath Tagore

Kolkata/IBNS: Kolkata-based dancer and dance-teacher Sulagna Roy Bhattacharjee recently released a music video titled "Amar Mukti Aloy Aloy" choreographed by her.

Audio company releases two new albums online on 160th birth anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore

Kolkata/IBNS: Audio company Music 2000, established in 1998, recently released two new albums on their online platform to commemorate the 160th birth anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore.

Pronam senior citizens attend `Ek Mancha Ek Jiban’ theatre show in Kolkata

Kolkata: Dr Vinay Prabhakar Sahasrabuddhe, MP and President of Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), recently witnessed leading theatre group Purba Paschim’s very acclaimed production “Ek Mancha Ek Jiban” staged at the Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata.

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