Performing artists battered by the second wave

While the country battles another wave, many performance artists have lost their livelihood.  New Delhi– Sadanand Biswas, a Kathak dancer and teacher in Delhi, had already been struggling to stay afloat in the first wave. However, the second wave has left him with nothing. His dance group, Kathak Dharohar, had no earnings. He said, “When […]

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Social media: the new canvas of dissent

Indian artists have extensively commented on the government’s handling of the Covid-19 crisis with the help of social media. Kolkata: Wednesday marked the 44th anniversary of God Save the Queen, the rebellious single released by The Sex Pistols, a United Kingdom (UK) band The song criticises Queen Elizabeth II and the monarchy for being a […]

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Storytelling moves past borders

As oral storytelling events in Bangalore have moved online during the pandemic, they are bringing together storytellers and audiences from all over the country.  Bengaluru: Shift to online events has helped oral storytelling events to reach more people. Events which would otherwise have been local meetups, are bringing together people from all over the country, according […]

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Pandemic festivities of Vesak Day

To celebrate the 2565th Buddha Purnima Diwas today, Prime Minister Narendar Modi delivered a keynote address in the international event, Virtual Vesak Global Celebrations, organised by the Ministry of Culture.  Sonepat: For a second consecutive year, devotees are either celebrating Buddha’s birthday at home, online, or amidst COVID-19 restrictions in public spaces.  “As Delhi is […]

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35 years of Top Gun, and fans still can’t get enough of it

Tom Cruise’s action genre classic Top Gun’s sequel, Top Gun: Maverick, is all set to release in theatres this December to celebrate its 35th anniversary. Bengaluru: As people eagerly wait for Maverick to release, fans across the world celebrate May 13 (not the release date of the movie), Top Gun Day, by posting tweets and […]

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The F.R.I.E.N.D.S bid goodbye on this day, 17 years ago

F.R.I.E.N.D.S, one of the most popular sitcoms, aired its last episode on May 6, 2004. Cuttack: Friends’ debut on NBC on September 22, 1994, changed the face of sitcoms. The series did more than just make people laugh, it made them talk about some less discussed topics like surrogacy, single motherhood and adoption. The six clueless […]

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