Category archives for: Art/Culture

‘Karna’ weaves tragic spell at summer ballet fest

New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) 'Sutaputra Karna', the epitome of chivalry and sacrifice in the Hindu epic Mahabharata, struck an emotional chord with audiences here in an opera ballet in the Mayurbhanj Chhau tradition, portraying him as a tragic figure and a king without a throne.

'Karna, as etched by Vyasa,

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Ahead of his time, Tagore left a legacy for world (Tribute – May 9 is 150th anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore)

Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941), the first Asian author to have won the Nobel Prize in literature, still remains an inspiration around the world. A poet, playwright, performer, musician, essayist, philosopher, and one of the finest storytellers from India (eight novels, four novellas and numerous short stories), he also had over 2,000

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Jorasanko Thakurbari – where every corner tells Tagore story (Feature)

Kolkata, May 8 (IANS) A leisurely walk down the spacious balconies of 6, Dwarkanath Tagore Lane transports one to the time of Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore with every brick and object telling the story of the poet, his family, lifestyle and achievements.

Located in a congested north Kolkata lane, the Rabindra

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Capital’s cultural bodies celebrate Tagore’s birth anniversary

New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) Big celebrations have been lined up for the 150th birth anniversary of Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore, with the Sangeet Natak Akademi, Sahitya Akademi, Lalit Kala Akademi and the union culture ministry joining hands to mark the occasion.

A three-day event titled 'Rabindra Pranati' beginning Friday will

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Dhaka honours Tagore music exponents

Dhaka, May 7 (IANS) Veteran Rabindra Sangeet exponents Kalim Sharafi and Sanjida Khatun have been named as the recipients of the annual Rabindra Awards instituted in the honour of Indian Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore.

The awards were instituted by the Bangla Academy, Bangladesh's apex cultural body, to honour exponents and researchers

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The creative genius who bore suffering silently (Tribute – May 9 is 150th birth anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore)

Six feet two inches in height, Rabindranath Tagore had to strive hard to hold his head high. The 14th child in a family of 15, he alone was sufficient reason why India should not worry too much about family planning. And 150 years after his birth, he continues

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Making style statement with Tagore kitsch

New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) T-shirts, coffee mugs and posters carrying lines from Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore's writings or prints of his paintings are popular picks for Bengali youngsters across India who want to stay connected to culture and make a style statement at the same time.

A poet, novelist, playwright

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Romantic Europe comes alive through music

New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) The romance of 19th century Europe came alive here Thursday evening through the music of immortal composers Johann Sebastian Bach, Franz Schubert, Robert Schumman, Johannes Brahms and Richard Strauss.

A live piano concerto hosted by German Ambassador Thomas Matussek's wife Ulla, an accomplished musician herself besides

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Sounds of Arabia festival starts in UAE

Abu Dhabi, May 6 (IANS/WAM) Arabian music festival Sounds of Arabia started in this United Arab Emirates capital Thursday.

The festival, which is being organised by Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage (ADACH) at the Emirates Palace, is dedicated to revive authentic Arab music and singing through a series of

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Sand artist wins gold in Moscow for Raj Kapoor sculpture

Bhubaneswar, May 6 (IANS) Orissa-based sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik has won a gold medal in the 'People's Choice' category in Moscow for his sand sculpture on Bollywood legend Raj Kapoor.

Pattnaik told IANS that he created the image at the second Moscow World Sand Sculpture Championship 2010 held at Kolomenskoe Museum

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