Category archives for: ART/CULTURE NEWS

‘Tagore’s Visva-Bharati veering away from his ideals’

Kolkata, May 8 (IANS) Visva-Bharati, the university founded by Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore, has veered away from the poet's ideals and is today guided by 'crass commercialism', says a descendent of the bard.

'I don't think Rabindranath had wanted Visva-Bharati as an institute providing mere degrees to the students. He wanted

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Fatima Bhutto’s book tops bestseller list again

New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) In a super run for late Pakistani prime minister Benazir Bhutto's niece Fatima Bhutto, her 'Songs of Blood and Sword' completes a month on top of the non-fiction list while Amish Tripathi's 'The Immortals of Meluha' dominates fiction this week.

The top 10 bestsellers in each

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Picasso sets new art auction record: $106.5 mn

New York, May 5 (DPA) A 1932 painting by Pablo Picasso sold Tuesday night in New York for $106.5 million, a new world record auction price for a work of art, the Christie's auction house announced.

The oil painting, Nu au Plateau de Sculpteur (Nude, Green Leaves and Bust), has Marie-Therese

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For Google doodle creator Valentine Day doodles ‘most fun’

London, May 3 (IANS) The creator of Google doodles, Michael Lopez has said he tries to bring new look to the designs to ensure continued appeal and finds Valentine Day doodles 'most fun', a media report said Monday.

'We're trying to change the range artistically not only to keep us from

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Now Ambedkar inspires a ‘Babasaheb Charit Manas’

Lucknow, May 1 (IANS) Inspired by B.R. Ambedkar's fight against social discrimination, a senior official in Uttar Pradesh has penned 'Babasaheb Charit Manas', a collection of poems on audio CD eulogizing the Dalit icon and architect of the Indian constitution.

'I have been deeply impressed by the great Indian thinker who

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20 countries to participate in Cuba’s cultural fest

Havana, April 30 (IANS) More than 200 artists from 20 countries will participate in an international cultural festival in the eastern Cuban city of Holguin in May.

Artists from Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Ecuador, Canada and the Caribbean countries will participate, Prensa Latina reported Thursday.

Poets, folklore groups and fine arts creators will

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Archie comics to introduce first gay character

New York, April 23 (IANS) Now it won't be only about Archie, Veronica and Betty. The world's oldest teenager comic book is to introduce its first openly gay character Kevin Keller, announced the publisher Friday.

'The introduction of Kevin is just about keeping the world of Archie Comics current and inclusive.

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Fatima Bhutto’s book stays on top (IANS Books)

New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) 'Songs of Blood and Sword' by Fatima Bhutto, niece of late Pakistani prime minister Benazir Bhutto, remains on top among non-fiction bestsellers this week while prize-winning author Rana Dasgupta's 'Solo' dominates the fiction list.

The top 10 in each category are:

Non-fiction

1. 'Songs of Blood and Sword'

Author:

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Writer Advaita Kala’s book soon to be offbeat film

New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Chick-lit writer Advaita Kala is a having a golden run with two of her 'creative projects' - a standalone script and a book - set to appear in their cinematic avatars in Bollywood.

Delhi-based Kala, the author of the popular girlie book, 'Almost Single', is awaiting

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150 artists gather at international calligraphy event

Sharjah, April 19 (IANS/WAM) Over 150 artists from 28 countries took part in an annual Arabic calligraphy event here that showcased more than 260 varieties of artwork.

Over 10,000 people from the UAE and Arab countries attended the 10-day-long fourth annual Sharjah Calligraphy Forum here which concluded Saturday.

Live performances, exhibitions and

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