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Noted poet, Booker judge on DSC literature prize panel
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) The DSC Prize for South Asian Literature Friday announced the induction of five new members to its advisory committee for the 2013 and 2014 editions of the $50,000 prize.

Friday, April 20, 2012 6:59:05 PM

India''s largest-ever steel installation at Delhi mall
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) The diveristy of new media art in India added yet another feather to its cap with the official unveiling of ''Line of Control'', a monumental steel sculpture by the country''s leading contemporary artist Subodh Gupta at the South Court Mall in Saket in the capital Friday.

Friday, April 20, 2012 6:36:19 PM

Shimla''s museum to showcase miniature paintings
Shimla, April 20 (IANS) The state museum in this Himachal Pradesh capital, a repository of the state''s rich cultural, artistic and archaeological heritage, Friday got a new block to showcase rare miniature paintings.

Friday, April 20, 2012 4:20:30 PM

Intellectuals protest Mamata regime''s ''irrationality''
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) More than 50 intellectuals have expressed ''dismay over the spiralling descent into irrationality'' of the West Bengal government following Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee''s directives to libraries to subscribe to particular newspapers and the arrest of a Jadavpur University professor for posting her caricatures on internet.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012 6:06:01 PM

Maoist ideologue Satyamurthy dead
Hyderabad, April 17 (IANS) K.G. Satyamurthy, a Maoist ideologue and one of the founders of the People''s War Group (PWG), died in Andhra Pradesh''s Krishna district Tuesday. He was 84.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012 5:07:11 PM

Tagore in symphony with Bach and Beethoven - in Germany
Kolkata, April 17 (IANS) He regaled masses at the Kolkata film fest inauguration last year and will Wednesday blend Tagore with masters such as Bach before highly discerning listeners at Germany''s annual Munich Philharmonic Orchestra festival. But Indian conductor-violinist Abraham Mazumder sees little difference and believes ''the grammar of music is universal''.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012 12:19:28 PM

Pakistani writer recalls Indian heritage of storytelling
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) India''s biggest export to the world has been stories, powerful narratives that have influenced literature throughout history, says Karachi-based Musharraf Ali Farooqi, who shot to literary limelight with his translations of ''Hoshruba'' and ''The Adventures of Amir Hamza'', ancient epics written in Persian and Urdu.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012 10:03:17 AM

India, Pakistan likely to sign culture pact
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) An India-Pakistan pact for exchange in music, dance, theatre and visual arts could become reality next year with the Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA) renewing a dialogue with the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), a top Pakistani official said Monday.

Monday, April 16, 2012 5:03:53 PM

Bengalis celebrate ''Poila Baishak''
Kolkata, April 14 (IANS) People greeted each other with a warm ''shubho nabo borsho'' and exchanged sweets or visited temples to pray for a good year as West Bengal Saturday celebrated the Bengali new year 1419 or ''Poila Baishak''.

Saturday, April 14, 2012 6:24:19 PM

Manmohan, Sonia to attend cultural event
Chandigarh, April 10 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi will Friday attend the inaugural of the silver jubilee celebrations of zonal cultural centres in India at Panchkula town in Haryana.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012 7:43:05 PM

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