Basant Panchami greetings by PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today greeted the people on Basant Panchami, the first day of spring. “Greetings on Basant Panchami. May this festival bring immense happiness and prosperity in everyone’s lives,”, the prime minister said in a statement. On Basant Panchami, Saraswati Puja is celebrated with traditional fervour as people worship idols of the goddess. … Read more

US President Obama extends warmest wishes for Diwali

US President Barack Obama greeted Hindus, Jains, Sikhs and Buddhists across the world on the occasion of Diwali, saying it was a chance to remember that even in the midst of darkness, light will ultimately prevail. Today, President Obama wished a Happy Diwali to all those who celebrate the festival of lights. In 2009, President … Read more

Festival of India in South Africa

Secretary, Ministry of Culture Shri Ravindra Singh here launched the logo, posters and webpage for the Festival of India in South Africa which will be celebrated from 18th July 2014 to 31st August 2014. Speaking on the occasion, Shri Ravindra Singh said that India enjoys close and cordial relations with South Africa and that India’s … Read more

Narendra Modi files nomination papers from Vadodara in Gujarat

BJP’s leader and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi today filed his nomination papers from the Vadodara Lok Sabha seat. Modi filed his nomination papers at Vadodara Collector office. Some senior party leaders and supporters were also present. Speaking to media persons after filing his nomination papers, Modi described Vadodara as his workplace and was grateful … Read more

World Poetry festival kicks off in New Delhi

The four day long World Poetry festival today kicked off in New Delhi on the occasion of World Poetry Day. 19 famous Indian poets along with 22 eminent poets across the globe are participating in the festival. Inaugurating the festival, renowned English poet George Szirtes said that poetry is the mainstay of oral tradition over … Read more

Preservation & promotion of folk culture

The Minister of Culture Smt. Chandresh Kumari Katoch has said that the Government has set up seven Zonal Cultural Centres (ZCCs) having their headquarters at Patiala, Udaipur, Allahabad, Kolkata, Dimapur, Nagpur and Thanjavur. The main objectives of the ZCCs are the preservation, promotion and dissemination of the traditional folk arts and culture of the various … Read more

Jaipur Literature Festival underway

7th Jaipur Literature Festival is going on in Pinkcity. About 240 writers, critics and thinkers are participating in the 5 days event. In the festival variuos aspects related to art, culture, history, translation and contemporary writing are being discussed. Addressing a session on Nobel prize winner Dr Harold Warmus said that that “some people’s lives … Read more

Suchitra Sen dies in Kolkata hospital after massive heart attack

Suchitra Sen – Veteran Indian actress died at a hospital (Belle View Clinic) in Kolkata on 17 January 2014 at 8:25 a.m., of a heart attack. She had been admitted due to chronic chest infection. Known as the Greta Garbo of India for leading a reclusive life after she left films, Sen was an iconic … Read more

Sala Budha – Tale of Human Values and Generosity

The Director of the Odia film, ‘Sala Budha’ (The Stupid Old Man) Sabyasachi Mohapatra has said that instead of looking at elderly people as liability by the younger ones, he feels that they are a great resource for leading the society. He said this at a media interaction here today during the 44th International Film … Read more

India has Immense Potential for Independent Film Making

Noted independent film maker Ramesh Tekwani said that India has a huge potential for making good films. Interacting with media at 44th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) here today, he said, there are about 2 lakh film makers in India and there are millions of stories/plots on which good films could be made. Vincent … Read more

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