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Digital concerts to the aid of folk musicians of Rajasthan

While the COVID-19 pandemic has left no sectors unscathed, not many are aware how it has affected the people practicing folk arts and crafts

Preserving and promoting Kashmiri language and culture

Kashmiri poets, young artists and language activists have gone hi-tech to preserve and promote Kashmiri language and also “sing songs of their own”

Hindi play depicts layered India-Nepal bonds

As a playwright and director, Chiranjit went beyond the usual entertainment quotient

Pakistani universities ban fitted jeans, impose strict dress codes

Two universities  in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan - the northwestern province bordering Afghanistan that is ruled by Prime Minister Imran Khan's PTI  party -   have issued strict dress code policies by banning tight-fitted jeans, tee-shirts, and makeup among other things for its students, faculty as well as for its other staff members

Delhi's Nizamuddin Dargah preserving 'tradition of spring' for 800 years

When the golden yellow colour envelopes the entire country on the occasion of Basant Panchami every year, sunflowers mesmerise people, new crops of wheat and oat spread happiness everywhere and butterflies sprinkle joy and smile, a silent tradition being followed at the Hazrat Nizamuddin Aullia Dargah in the Indian capital

Pakistani influencer of viral Pawri video over the moon after Bollywood recognition

Pakistani influencer Dananeer Mobeen's viral ‘Pawri Ho Rahi Hai’ video has taken over Bollywood too

First international Holi conference in Trinidad

The National Council of Indian Culture (NCIC) will host its first international virtual Phagwa or Holi conference in Trinidad on March 13 and 14

Preserving India's world-famous Ajanta Cave art for posterity

Images of the rock sculptures and restored paintings of the Ajanta Caves,  30 rock-cut Buddhist cave monuments dating from the 2nd century BCE to about 480 CE in Aurangabad district of Maharashtra, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in western India,  is being digitized and restored for future generations

Manipur's 500-year-old all-women's market reopens after eleven months

Ima Keithal or Mother's Market,  dubbed as the world's largest all-women-run market located in the Manipur state capital Imphal, was formally reopened on Monday after 11 months, bringing smiles on the faces of over 3,600 women traders

Pakistan’s continued love, hate for all things Bollywood

Pakistan’s entertainment industry, going by media reports, is increasingly conscious that political relations with India are unlikely to improve anytime soon, lengthening any prospects of collaborating with Bollywood

Celebrated Pakistani designer highlights anti-dowry campaign through fashion

Celebrated Pakistani designer Ali Xeeshan, in a powerful fashion campaign, highlighted the age-old tradition of dowry practiced mostly in South Asia and rampant in Pakistan. The fashion campaign was supported by the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women Pakistan

New dates for Kathmandu Triennale

Kathmandu Triennale has announced new dates for the fourth edition which will now take place from October 27 to November 27, 2021

Indian woman, P Sameera Khan, with Himalayan ambitions

A cyclist and mountaineer, she is out to prove to the world that girls are capable of doing anything without family support

Kolkata Book Fair to be dedicated to Bangabandhu

The 45th edition of the International Kolkata Book Fair, to be held in July this year, will be dedicated to Father of the Nation, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, and Bangladesh will be the country-in-focus of the event, said the organisers

Sri Lanka sets up Technical Advisory Committee for cricket development

A new Technical Advisory Committee for cricket has been appointed by Sri Lanka's Sports Minister Namal Rajapaksa, the local media reported

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