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Prabha Khaitan Foundation revs up literary and cultural cachet with UK collaborations

Kolkata-based  non-governmental organisation (NGO) Prabha Khaitan Foundation (PKF) has entered into collaborations with prestigious UK-based organisations and institutions to expand its sphere of cultural, literary and social activities and connect with a wider audience beyond India.

Muskaan’s fresh approach to promote India’s literary and cultural heritage among students

Kolkata: Project `Muskaan’ – an initiative of Prabha Khaitan Foundation and Education for All Trust and supported by Shree Cement - will reach out to thousands of students across India to popularise heritage literature and culture by engaging them in cultural programmes, story-telling, dance, music, puppetry, theatre and art.

Sign language should become one of India's scheduled languages: Entrepreneur Vaibhav Kothari

Deaf and mute entrepreneur and engineer Vaibhav Kothari was present at a webinar- Winning Challenges- hosted by Kolkata-based social and cultural activist Sundeep Bhutoria earlier in August. In the course of his interaction with Bhutoria, Vaibhav spoke about his journey in life, why India should have sign language as a scheduled language,  and more.  India Blooms correspondent Souvik Ghosh brings excerpts

One Indian parliamentary seat should be reserved for deaf person: Entrepreneur Vaibhav Kothari

Kolkata/IBNS: Deaf and mute entrepreneur and engineer, Vaibhav Kothari, has said one seat in the Indian parliament should be reserved for a deaf person to represent their world.

The happiness of always being busy: Japanese writer Héctor García decodes IKIGAI

Kolkata/IBNS:  Ikigai is a mysterious Japanese word which loosely means "the happiness of always being busy" or finding and living one’s passion. Japanese author Héctor García, who became famous for his book IKIGAI: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life,  co-authored with Francesc Miralles, in a free-wheeling online chat decoded it for a chosen audience.

Once upon a time in 2020: Meri Aavya: A bedtime story with a 'wake-up' call message, says Sundeep Bhutoria

Kolkata: An inspirational video in Hindi on the social media - “Once upon a time in 2020: Meri Aavya” - in which cultural connoisseur and social activist Sundeep Bhutoria recites a bedtime story to his young daughter Aavya M Bhutoria has created a buzz in the online world with accolades and congratulatory messages by Twitterati pouring in ever since it was posted.

In response to Kolkata social worker Sundeep Bhutoria, government assures support to folk artistes and artisans

Kolkata/IBNS: Responding to an open letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi by Kolkata-based cultural and social activist Sundeep Bhutoria, Prahlad Singh Patel, Indian Minister of State for Culture and Tourism (IC), has assured that the government will take suitable measures to support the poor folk artistes and artisans who faced immense hardship in the wake of Covid-19 pandemic.

Jogen Chowdhury and Goutam Ghose to steer socio-cultural city NGO The Bengal

Kolkata/IBNS: Eminent painter Jogen Chowdhury has taken charge as the President of The Bengal, a socio-cultural organisation, along with ace filmmaker Goutam Ghose as the  Working President. Chowdhury stepped into the shoes of late litterateur Nabaneeta Dev Sen.

Indian social activist and cultural patron Sundeep Bhutoria meets Nobel Peace Prize winner Dr Abiy Ahmed Ali in Oslo

Oslo/IBNS: Indian social welfare activist and cultural patron Sundeep Bhutoria on Tuesday met Ethiopian Prime Minister and Nobel Peace Prize Winner 2019 Dr Abiy Ahmed Ali at the Nobel Peace Prize 2019 Award Ceremony in the Norwegian capital of Oslo.

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee inaugurates `Panchajanya’ sailboat-themed Manicktala Chaltabagan Durga Puja

Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee flagged off her 2019 Puja inauguration from Manicktala Chaltabagan Lohapatty Durga Puja Friday in the presence of Sundeep Bhutoria, Chairman, Manicktala Chaltabagan Durga Puja, Sudip Bandhopadhyay, Sadhan Pande, Paresh Pal, Smita Bakshi, Minakshi Gupta, Mala Saha, Swarnakamal Saha and other dignitaries.