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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Reviving Ancient Scientific and Technological Manuscripts of India

 National seminar on editing and cataloging 8,500 ancient manuscripts on science and technology By Esther Esha Bangalore, March 21, 2019 The Sanskriti Foundation announced today in a press conference that it is organizing a three-day National Seminar on Cataloguing, Editing, and Publication of Ancient Indian Manuscripts on Science and Technology. From March 26 to 28, […]

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