Goa electronic music festival to have a ball
Panaji, Feb 1 (IANS) After Sunburn, the Nokia India festival and the Barefoot festival, Goa's music scene will have a ball this February with a blend of beach soccer and electronic music.
Spinning at the console with their latest hits will be DJ Ankytrixx, DJ Tuhin Mehta, DJ Marlo and DJ Simon Patterson and DJ Mon, DJ Arjun Vagale, DJ First State and DJ Sasha Feb 8 and 9. With the music will be mini soccer ... Read More
Ritu Kumar gets Padma Shri
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Veteran designer Ritu Kumar, active in fashion industry for the last 40 years, has been named for the Padma Shri award on the eve of 64th Republic Day.
The designer, who began her work with four block printers and two tables in a small village near Calcutta 40 years ago, was the first woman to introduce the 'boutique' culture in India under the brand name 'Ritu'.
Her growth and success can be ... Read More
Thyagaraja aradhana from January 27
The 166th aradhana of saint composer Sri Thyagaraja Swamigal will be held between January 27 and January 31 at the saint's samadhi on the banks of Cauvery in Thiruvaiyaru near here, said G. Rangaswamy Moopanar, president of Sri Thyagabrahma Mahotsava Sabha at Thiruvaiyaru on Wednesday.
Pandakal Muhurtham (pujas to put up the pandal) was performed at the samadhi on Wednesday. After the pujas, Mr.Moopanar told presspersons that festival will start on January 27, Sunday. Actual aradhana, ... Read More
Pakistani Qawwal singers enter Bollywood
Pakistani qawwal singers Rizwan Ali Khan and Muazzam Ali Khan sing for Bollywood movie 'Rush'
Pakistani qawwal singers Rizwan Ali Khan and Muazzam Ali Khan , nephews of Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan are set to make an entry in Bollywood music. Mian Azeem, publicist of Rizwan and Muazzam Ali Khan confirms us the news from Pakistan , " Rizwan and Muazzam Ali Khan have just completed recording a Bollywood song called Chup Chup ke from ... Read More
From classical roots to free flow in Indian dance
By Madhusree Chatterjee, New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS)
Contemporary Indian dance drew much attention at the just-concluded Edinburgh International Festival, among the few international festivals dedicated solely to performing arts.
A troupe led by Kathak exponent Aditi Mangaldas represented Indian dance with two recitals - one traditional and the other contemporary - in the Scottish town last week. The response from the audience was effusive, according to reports received here.
Contemporary dance in India, unlike ... Read More
Forbes list eludes as Indian models fight odds
New Delhi: They are pretty, raring to go and make a splash on the international scene every now and then. So what's stopping Indian women from making it to the Forbes top-earning models list?
Fashion industry watchers say many odds are stacked against Indian models.
Anjana Sharma, director Fashion, IMG Reliance, blames it on a late start. 'Part of the reason is that models in India generally start modelling post-college - when they are 20 ... Read More
Small budget entertainers
New Delhi: Beautifully told tales touching upon various human emotions hit the silver screen this year with movies like "I AM", "Chalo Dill" and "Stanley Ka Dabba". But only a few did well as the audiences were either not aware or were hesitant about watching an unfamiliar cast or theme.
Ironically, these tales are often more engrossing compared to big-buck movies, mainly because the emphasis is more on content, storytelling technique and performances. Such films deserve ... Read More