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Mario, Dharmendra, Shabana conferred Padma awards
New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) Leading media personalities, film stars, industrialists, retired civil servants and educationists including the late cartoonist Mario Miranda, Bollywood veterans Dharmendra and Shabana Azmi, and former Chief Vigilance Commissioner (CVC) Nagarajan Vittal were conferred the prestigious Padma awards here Wednesday.

Wednesday, April 04, 2012 5:34:31 PM

Latino dance-music fiesta to enthrall Delhi
New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) Tango from Argentina, salsa from Colombia and much more will be on shown at the three day Latin American dance and music festival that starts here Saturday.

Wednesday, April 04, 2012 3:15:37 PM

Family regrets auction of soil with Mahatma''s blood
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Mahatma Gandhi''s descendants have expressed regret over the forthcoming auction of a ''clump of soil with drops of the Mahatma''s blood collected from the site of his assassination'' by the British auction house Mullock''s.

Tuesday, April 03, 2012 6:02:47 PM

Now, a course in Kangra miniature paintings
Shimla, April 3 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh University here is starting a postgraduate course on Kangra miniature paintings to protect the dying art form, an official said here Tuesday.

Tuesday, April 03, 2012 2:27:16 PM

Taking poetry to India''s young readers - with Kamala Das
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Prose has for long edged poetry to the margins of contemporary Indian literature. It is only natural that the new reader is not familiar with the late Kamala Das or her bold feminist oeuvre of poetry and short story that gave her cult status in India like Sylvia Plath in the West.

Tuesday, April 03, 2012 10:35:39 AM

Odisha festival in Tripura to commemorate ''Utkal Divas''
Agartala, April 1 (IANS) Colourful traditional dances, singing of songs, screening of award-winning films, offerings of Odisha cuisine and an exhibition of customary handlooms and handicrafts marked the Odisha festival in Tripura Sunday, commemorating the 77th ''Utkal Divas'' .

Sunday, April 01, 2012 4:53:56 PM

Artists, thinkers outraged over crackdown on gay lensman''s work
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) Progressive artists and members of the intelligentsia have expressed outrage over the forcible closure earlier this week of an exhibition of gay photographs by noted lensman Sunil Gupta at the Alliance Francaise in the capital as part of the Francophonie Week.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012 7:13:53 PM

President hosts BRICS leaders at cultural soiree, banquet
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) Indian President Pratibha Patil hosted the heads of the BRICS countries who are in India for their 4th BRIC summit to a banquet and a cultural programme Wednesday evening, a at the Rashtrapati Bhavan said.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012 6:59:53 PM

Agra citizens demand firm action against encroachers
Agra, March 25 (IANS) Agra citizens Sunday demanded firm and drastic action against encroachers who were blocking traffic movement and threatening the survival of historical buildings.

Sunday, March 25, 2012 8:25:45 PM

Urdu poetry blurs borders at Shankar-Shad ''mushaira''
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) Four poets from Pakistan and India read contemporary Urdu poetry at the 48th Shankar Shad Mushaira here Saturday in an attempt to further cultural and literary ties between India and Pakistan and raise awareness about Urdu poetry among school children.

Saturday, March 24, 2012 9:04:10 PM

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