India's first-ever micro-drama festival held in Delhi
With the longest play running for not more than 10 minutes to the shortest one ending in 42 seconds, India's first ever micro-drama festival was held in Delhi.Named after Thespis of Icaria, believed to be the first actor in Greek drama (6th century BC), the day-long event 'Thespis' saw screening of 28 independent plays at the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Art.
Venkaiah Naidu To Inaugurate 3-Day National Children’s Film Festival
Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting and Urban Development M Venkaiah Naidu will inaugurate a three-day National Children’s Film Festival in Vishakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh.
It is the largest film festival for children in the country giving the audience quality and wholesome entertainment.
Renowned Hindustani classical vocalist Kishori Amonkar passes away
Amonkar was recognised as one of the foremost singers in the Hindustani tradition and as an innovative exponent of the Jaipur gharana.Amonkar’s mother was the well-known vocalist Mogubai Kurdikar.Amonkar was awarded the Padma Bhushan (1987) and Padma Vibhushan (2002).
Pune director's film makes it to Cannes
Mr. Modgi has tasted success after his powerful and sensitive short film Avyakta (‘Unexpressed’) has been shortlisted for the 2017 Cannes Film Festival.
'India by Nile' fest to begin in Egypt
India has organized the fifth edition of the mega cultural festival 'India by the Nile' in Egypt on 8th March to showcase the diversity of the country's culture, arts and cuisine for building enduring partnership between the two ancient civilizations.
Tribal festival 'Bhagoria' begins in MP
Bhagoria Festival, also known as Bhagoria Haat Festival, celebrated by the tribal people of the Indian state Madhya Pradesh began on March 6, 2017 in Jhabua district.
Indian Panorama Film Festival begins in Port Blair
The Indian Panorama Film Festival being organised jointly by Andaman and Nicobar administration and Directorate of Film Festivals, Government of India, began in Port Blair today on a colourful note.
Slovakian Curators have discovered world's earliest emoji
Peter Brindza, head of the archive in the Slovakian town of Trencin, claims curators discovered the world's oldest known emoji, a symbol used as a part of the signature of a lawyer who lived and worked in 1635.According to Brindza, the circle and three dots symbol is a direct ancestor of the smiley face we use today.
Venkaiah Naidu Inaugurated the 3-day Visakha Utsav in Visakhapatnam
The three-day Visakha utsav (fete) begins on Friday to showcase the potential of the city and to promote tourism, especially after the havoc wrought by Hudhud cyclone last year, according to State HRD Minister G. Srinivasa Rao.
19th Bharat Rang Mahotsav begins in New Delhi
‘Whose theatre is it anyway’ -- that’s the theme of this year’s Bharat Rang Mahotsav, the annual theatre festival of National School of Drama (NSD), Delhi.