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'Sanskrit must be janbhasha; it's not a language of Brahmins alone'

Many feel that Indian languages are in a mess and what one witnesses is a mixture of English, Persian and Arabic in our regional languages. The question is, how do we purify Indian languages and......

Delhi festival to highlight Kashmir's folk theatre

A three-day festival at the Indira Gandhi Centre for the Arts in Delhi will showcase the traditional folk theatre of Kashmir -- Bhand Pather -- from April 5. The traditional dance drama of Kashmir......

R-Day parade: Cultural heritage, military might on show

A kaleidoscopic view of the country's rich cultural heritage and military prowess were on display at the 64th Republic Day parade Saturday on the 8-km stretch from Rajpath to Red Fort. An eager......

10,000 visitors at Kochi Biennale in first 3 days

The first three days of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale registered roughly 10,000 footfalls with a chunk of them at the Aspinwall House in Fort Kochi, according to organisers of the three-month art......

41st Kolkata Rath Yatra gets a Russian flavour

The nine-day festival, June 21-29, is considered the biggest of all Iskcon celebrations and the theme for this year's yatra was 'Krishna Bhakti in Russia'. Prakriti Prasad reports The 41st Kolkata......

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Review: Vallavanukku Pullum Aayudham is a forgettable film

Santhanam’s Vallavanukku Pullum Aayudham, a remake of Telugu blockbuster, Maryada Ramanna, is slow and unexciting and does little to keep the audience entertained, writes S......

Tracing Bollywood over six decades

Choreographer Vaibhavi Merchant caught the attention of Bollywood with her first solo work in the song Dhol Baaje for the hit film Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam. She bagged a National Award for it. Her......

The Best of Nirmal Pandey

Even in a short career span, Nirmal Pandey created an impressive body of work. Although, despite earning tremendous acclaim for his early films, the actor with his unconventional looks and......

Meet American Idol finalist Anoop Desai

Whether Anoop Desai lasts in American Idol or not, one thing is certain, say his family members -- his passion for music will continue. Desai was back in the competition after being nearly booted......

Ronnie Screwala on Jodhaa Akbar

With Jodhaa Akbar ready to roll out across over 1,200 theatres worldwide -- at least 125 of them in North America -- distributor and co-producer UTV expects another breakthrough hit. For UTV......

Zimbabwe finish Day 1 on a high

ScorecardHalf-centuries by debutant Terry Duffin and captain Tatenda Taibu helped Zimbabwe register a respectable 265 for 7 against India on the opening day of the first Test, at the Queens Sports......

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Manoj Joshi
Q. 64 KALAA kaun kaun si hai ... ????
Manoj Joshi:  A.  more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/64-kalaa-kaun-kaun-si-hai-...-/25343604/answers/

Manoj Joshi
Q. What is OPERA music and its origin ?
Manoj Joshi:  A. Why not Copy and paste?The word "opera" means "work" in Italian (from the plural of Latin opus meaning "work" or...... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/what-is-opera-music-and-its-origin-/25343604/answers/17021166

joyesh chakraborty
Q. Which one of the following you enjoy watching a live show: cultural programs like concert, ghazal, dance, drama, etc. OR sports like cricket, badminton, soccer, basketball, hockey, etc.? Why?
Joyesh Chakraborty:  A. I love watching classical dance performances liove.I feel like in heaven watching Ms Dona Ganguly giving Oddessi dance performance.Last month I was...... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/which-one-of-the-following-you-enjoy-watching-a-live-show-cu/17021034/answers/16338393

Muktha Radhakrishnan
Q. There are many rare, unique, culturally rich rural art forms which are gradually getting extinct because of no support and encouragements, for example Kathakali, Theyyam, Ottamthullal, etc. from Kerala. Which is the unique such art form you have seen, what are the special features which attracted you?
Muktha Radhakrishnan:  A. Muktha ji, a distinctive feature of life in Kerala is the living presence of a wide variety of art forms. The splendid performances rendered in...... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/there-are-many-rare-unique-culturally-rich-rural-art-forms-w/16337709/answers/16579443

Muktha Radhakrishnan
Q. \"Kathakazhi\" and \"Mohini attam\" . can any one highlight them?
Muktha Radhakrishnan:  A. Kathakali is a highly stylised classical dance drama noted for its make up of the characters and their actionsMohiniattam is the traditional dance of state of Kerala more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/quotkathakazhiquot-and-quotmohini-attamquot-.-can-any-one-hi/16579128/answers/16171564

  Web results for Traditional Dance Drama
Rare puppet art gets a new life

BANGALORE: The ancient glove puppet art form Paavakathakali, originating from Kerala, is slowly dying. Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts... ...

http://www.newindianexpress.com/cities/bangalore/Rare-puppet-art-gets-a-new-life/2014/07/12/article2326819.ece
Exit, Queen

Summary In art and in life, Zohra Sehgal was a force like no other. When people die, small worlds die in them. Even the most seemingly... ...

http://indianexpress.com/article/opinion/editorials/exit-queen/
VARIED TUNES, TONES AND GENRES

meena banerjee enjoyed it all with an open mind World Music Day The West Bengal State Akademi of Dance Drama Music and Visual Arts and... ...

http://www.thestatesman.net/news/64900-varied-tunes-tones-and-genres.html
Bollywood diets and new fitness trends

A lot has been written and said about celebrity fitness and diets. Bollywood developed a sudden obsession with slim, trim and fit leading ladies... ...

http://www.pinkvilla.com/entertainmenttags/bipasha-basu/exclusive-bollywood-diets-and-new-fitness-trends
Zohra Sehgal - the artiste with an infectious smile, is no more

NEW DELHI: Veteran actress Zohra Sehgal - who was known for her charming smile and keen sense of timing passed away in the capital on 10 July... ...

http://www.indiantelevision.com/movies/hindi/zohra-sehgal-the-artiste-with-an-infectious-smile-is-no-more-140711

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