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  • 17-Sep-2018
  • Jaipur Literature Festival Begins in Houston 

    The Jaipur Literature Festival began in Houston at the Asia Society of Texas.  The festival, touted as the world’s largest free literary gathering, started with a soulful music performance by Indian Sufi singer Zila Khan. 
    The inaugural session also saw Congress leader and writer Shashi Tharoor discuss his book “Why i am a Hindu” with writer Namita Gokhale. 
  • 15-Sep-2018
  • Festival of Nuakhai being celebrated in Odisha

    In western Odisha, the festival of Harvest Nuakhai is being celebrated on Friday. After harvest of new paddy of this season, rice has been processed and offered to Goddess Samaleswari in Sambalpur Friday morning.

    After this offering people of Western Odisha have arranged get together of family and friends Nuakhai Vetghat as a festival. People of western Odisha have also arranged Nuakhai Vetghat programs in Capital city Bhubaneswar.

  • 27-Aug-2018
  • Asia Society To Honour PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi As 'Game Changer of The Year'

    PepsiCo's India-born CEO Indra Nooyi will be honoured with the Game Changer of the Year award by a global cultural organisation in recognition of her business achievements, humanitarian record and advocacy for women and girls around the world. 

    The 2018 Asia Game Changer Awards will be given in October to individuals and institutions who have broken barriers, defined courage, worked miracles, and in turn inspired their fellow citizens of the world. 

  • 21-Aug-2018
  • Historic Esala Maha Perehera Festival Begins in Sri Lanka

    In Sri Lanka, the ten-day festival of the historic Esala Maha Perehera began in Kandy with a grand procession. The procession set off from the biggest Buddhist temple in Sri Lanka, Sri Dalada Maligawa at an auspicious time.
    The Esala Perahera is one of the oldest and grandest of all Buddhist festivals in Sri Lanka, featuring dancers, jugglers, musicians, fire-breathers and lavishly decorated elephants.

  • 13-Aug-2018
  • Nepal-India Literature Festival 2018 Begins in Birgunj 

    Nepal-India Literature Festival 2018 has begun in Birgunj, Nepal. Inaugurating the festival Chief Minister of Province 2 Mohammad Lalbabu Raut said that it will play an important role in further strengthening Indo-Nepal ties.

    He said that both countries have age old religious, cultural and social relations and literary exchange will further boost it.

  • 11-Aug-2018
  • 'Prathibandhit Sahitya Mein Swatantrata Sangram' Inaugurated by Ministry of Culture 

    The Minister of State for Culture (Independent Charge) and Minister of State for Environment Forest and Climate Change, Dr. Mahesh Sharma inaugurated an exhibition entitled ‘Prathibandhit Sahitya mein Swatantrata Sangram’ (Freedom Movement through Proscribed Literature) in the premises of National Archives of India, in New Delhi today.

     The Exhibition is based on the unique collection of proscribed literature in its possession. This exhibition of proscribed literature is from vast collection of poetry and prose that portrays the nationalistic fervour prevalent in the days of freedom struggle.  These were written in almost all the Indian languages such as Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Oriya, Punjabi, Sindhi, Tamil, Telugu Urdu, Assamese etc. which included speeches, articles, essays etc. and published in different parts of the country.   There are about 55 such proscribed literatures displayed in the Exhibition.

  • 'Prathibandhit Sahitya Mein Swatantrata Sangram' Inaugurated by Ministry of Culture 

    The Minister of State for Culture (Independent Charge) and Minister of State for Environment Forest and Climate Change, Dr. Mahesh Sharma inaugurated an exhibition entitled ‘Prathibandhit Sahitya mein Swatantrata Sangram’ (Freedom Movement through Proscribed Literature) in the premises of National Archives of India, in New Delhi today.

     The Exhibition is based on the unique collection of proscribed literature in its possession. This exhibition of proscribed literature is from vast collection of poetry and prose that portrays the nationalistic fervour prevalent in the days of freedom struggle.  These were written in almost all the Indian languages such as Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Oriya, Punjabi, Sindhi, Tamil, Telugu Urdu, Assamese etc. which included speeches, articles, essays etc. and published in different parts of the country.   There are about 55 such proscribed literatures displayed in the Exhibition.

  • 31-Jul-2018
  • 3rd BRICS Film Festival Concluded: Complete List of Indian Winners 

    The 3rd BRICS Film Festival took place in Durban, South Africa, along with the International Durban Film Festival (DIFF). The last day of the festival (27th July) was celebrated as India Country Day, followed by Awards and Closing Ceremony. 

  • 20-Jun-2018
  • 3 MoUs signed and 6 at an advanced stage under 'Adopt a Heritage' Scheme: Culture Ministry

    The Ministry of Culture has said that 'Adopt a Heritage' Scheme of the Government of India is making good progress.

    The scheme is being implemented by the Ministry of Tourism, Ministry of Culture and Archaeological Survey of India. Secretary, Ministry of Culture, Shri Raghvendra Singh today said that under 'Adopt a Heritage' Scheme, three MoUs have already been signed and six are at an advanced stage and 31 more Adarsh Monuments are enlisted for coverage under the scheme. The Project aims to develop synergy among all partners to effectively promote responsible tourism

  • Anukreethy Vas From Tamil Nadu Crowned Femina Miss India 2018

    Anukreethy Vas, a 19-year-old Tamil Nadu college student, has been crowned Femina Miss India 2018 in a grand ceremony in Mumbai hosted by filmmaker Karan Johar and actor Ayushmann Khurrana.

    Anukreethy Vas, who was previously crowned fbb Colours Femina Miss Tamil Nadu, beat 30 contestants to bag the top honour in front of a judges panel that included Miss World 2017 Manushi Chhillar, who awarded Anukreethy Vas her crown.

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