Bengali Film Festival is to begin

Total 17 films, including feature and non-feature, are going to be screened. Art exhibition by contemporary artists is going to be held alongside the film festival. The first Bengali film festival will be held in Bengaluru, at St. Johns Auditorium in Koramangala, arranged by the Kolaj Bengali Association. It will begin from tomorrow and continue […]

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Maduves and Biyes turning to Shaadis

From wedding rituals to attire, new trends are transforming traditional Indian marriages. Social media and the internet have stirred cultural diffusion among Indians. She pinned different bridal looks on social media. Her search history is all about weddings and her phone conversations with her loved ones are now incomplete without wedding related topics. She takes […]

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Interactive museums, not so anymore

With cultural shows moving online amidst the speculation of a third wave, interactive museums lose their edge. Interactive museums in the city have moved their cultural events online, taking away their unique selling point of interactions and self-learning. Anusha, an employee at Indian Music Experience (IMC) said, “Based on the new Covid-19 guidelines, our unique […]

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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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Silence, the new normal for museums

Museums across Bengaluru see very few visitors amidst pandemic, face financial crunch. Bengaluru: Museums in Bengaluru which attracted thousands of tourists each week, see barely any visitors now. The usual chatter and exclaims of excitement from little children are replaced by complete silence. “Our main visitors are organised school groups but now those schools are […]

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The new tram library gets mixed reactions

Some passengers have accepted the renovated air- conditioned tram library. But others miss the vintage essence of Kolkata trams. Kolkata: Bibliophiles of Kolkata have mixed reactions to the world’s first tram library, which was introduced on Children’s day. Though some of them welcomed the modern transformation of the tram, others felt the old spirit of […]

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On the hunt for the stolen treasures of India

Indian historians and archeologists across the globe are trying to recover Indian heritage stolen during colonial times. By Riya Sharma The Indian government’s formal request to Oxford’s Ashmolean Museum to return the 15th-century bronze idol of Saint Tirumankai Alvar has kindled fiery debates on cultural property among archaeologists and historians across the globe The 15th-century sculpture was […]

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