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The sacred Kapilavastu Relics brought to Sri Lanka from India will be taken back to India ceremonially today after the successful conclusion of the exposition at ten venues in the country.

 

Jaffna, described as the cultural capital of the Sri Lankan Tamils has for decades been a war affected region. The absence of military conflict in recent times has afforded an opportunity for the ravaged people to re-build their battered lives.

 

Book-lovers and readers of all descriptions in Kathmandu have had increasing reasons to rejoice of late. A wave of literary festivals has come to be part of the city’s annual calendar, events that have been growing in number and scale over the last few years. With participants derived from both the Nepali as well as the international literary scene, among other experts and professionals from various related fields, these festivals offer local bibliophiles a chance to catch some of their favourite authors in person and interact with them, or attend discussions on some of their most loved pieces of work.

 

Right down to the power cuts that frequently plunge its artifacts into shadow, the National Museum of Afghanistan is a symbol of the country's decades of hardships. Its building was shelled, looted and caught fire during the 1990s civil war.

 

The idea was to unite two uneasy neighbours through melody and music and what better platform than the reality show "Sur Kshetra" that brings together singing talents from India and Pakistan, says Pakistani composer-actor-singer Atif Aslam.

 

Indian opposition BJP leader Sushma Swaraj has unveiled a painting depicting Emperor Asoka to mark the 2,600th year of the advent of Buddhism in Sri Lanka.

 

The younger generation of artists should explore the country's rural and traditional roots to hone their art, says classic vocalist Nageen Tanvir, daughter of late theatre personality Habib Tanvir.  

 

India did not have too many art journals to begin with. ‘Marg’ and ‘Lalit Kala Contemporary’ were the two magazines that filled in the whole space. ‘Marg’ was first published in Oct 1946.

 

India needs to modernise and upgrade its museums by employing state-of-the-art technology to make them more interactive and interesting for the public, union Culture Minister Kumari Selja said here Thursday.

 

India needs to modernise and upgrade its museums by employing state-of-the-art technology to make them more interactive and interesting for the public, union Culture Minister Kumari Selja said here Thursday.

 


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