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Mumbai, March 23 Celebrity chef Vikas Khanna’s directorial debut “The Last Color”, starring Neena Gupta, has been selected as the opening night film at the Indie Meme Film Festival (IMFF) 2019 in Austin, Texas. Vikas on Saturday tweeted: “We are super excited to announce that our movie — ‘The Last Color’ has been officially selected Read more..

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By Subhash K Jha The decision by The National Council For The Promotion Of The Urdu Language to use Salman Khan, Shah Rukh Khan and Katrina AKaif to promote the language has triggered off a wave of outrage. Social media has rightly ridiculed the decision, pointing at Javed Akhtar being among the people most qualified Read more..

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By Vishnu Makhijani New Delhi, March 22 It’s been described as “an episode without precedent or parallel in the modern history of the British empire. Not surprisingly, the Jallianwala Bagh massacre of April 13, 1919, spawned a wealth of outporuing from Indian writers and poets that author-critic-literary historian Rakshanda Jalil has painstakingly brought together in Read more..

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Mumbai, March 22  The Lalit Kala Akademi (LKA) on Friday announced 15 winners of the 60th Annual Academy Awards here. All the awardees will be honoured with a plaque, a shawl and prize money of Rs 1 lakh at the 60th National Exhibition of Art, scheduled from March 25 to April 8 at the National Read more..

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Sao Paolo, March 22 The Brazilian music festival Rock in Rio this year will put the spotlight on Asia by showcasing musicians, dancers and folkloric spectacles from India, China and Japan, its organisers said. On Thursday, the organisers of Rock Street, the space that will become home to a vast array of Asian art at Read more..

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By Geeta Goindi | March 20, 2019 Indian American STEM advocates, finalists of the 2019 Regeneron Science Talent Search, have developed innovative approaches to address air and water pollution. Seen from left to right are: Anjali Chadha of Louisville, Kentucky; Preeti Sai Krishnamani of Hockessin, Delaware; Navami Jain of Charlotte, North Carolina; and Sai Preethi Read more..

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By Siddhi Jain New Delhi, March 20  The plight of refugees and their constant state of movement and instability became the central theme of “1 Sq Ft”, a contemporary dance act by Manipuri choreographer Surjit Nongmeikapam, who was first inspired by the horrors of the World World II wreckage in Manipur. The 30-minute act enunciated Read more..

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New Delhi, March 20  Works of seven modern and contemporary artists, including Nandalal Bose and Atul Dodiya, will figure at the Indian pavilion in its second-ever participation in the prestigious Venice Biennale which begins in May. The Indian artist lineup at the 58th International Art Exhibition at La Biennale di Venezia (Venice Biennale) also includes Read more..

adma awards
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New Delhi, March 16 President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday presented the Padma awards to 54 noted personalities, including scientist S. Nambi Narayanan and actor Manoj Bajpayee. 112 personalities were announced for this year’s Padma awards on the eve of Republic Day and 47 dignitaries were conferred the awards on March 11. The remaining awards Read more..

Roosevelt House
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New Delhi, March 14 When US Ambassador Kenneth I. Juster no longer saw the radiant blue Indian-style murals in his official residence, the Roosevelt House, that he had seen during his 2001 visit to India, he commissioned the works of art again. Unveiled on Thursday, the Blue Room at the Roosevelt House now shows recreated Read more..

Abhinandan with carved watermelon
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By Simran Sethi New Delhi, March 12  Amidst an array of Indian cuisines and food enthusiasts, chef Jitender Singh had his concentration set on a watermelon as he carved out the face of Indian Air Force Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman as a tribute to his heroism. In the thoughtful gesture, Singh, who has served Prime Read more..

Stamps from Hyderabad Nizams
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By Siddhi Jain New Delhi, March 12  The world’s first postage stamp, the British ‘Penny Black’ of 1840, and a collection of over 150 rare postal stamps from Hyderabad of the Nizams – – offering an insight into the postal system of the erstwhile princely state – are currently on view here for the first Read more..