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Jnanpith and Padma Awardee Girish Karnad Passes Away at 81

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Indian playwright Girish Karnad passes away due to multiple-organ failure India’s accomplished playwright, actor, writer and intellectual, Girish Karnad passed away on Monday in Bengaluru. He was a Jnanpith and Padma awardee Jnanpith and Padma awardee Girish Karnad breathed his last early on Monday. The noted playwright and actor passed away at the age of 81 due to multiple organ failure. After suffering from multiple

Kailash Mansarovar to Join UNESCO World Heritage List

Kailash Mansarovar included in World Heritage List

UNESCO to include Kailash Mansarovar in World Heritage List The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organisation has included the Indian area of the Kailash Mansarovar in its tentative list of world heritage sites As confirmed by the Indian Cultural Ministry sources, UNESCO has added the Indian part of the Kailash Mansarovar to the tentative World Heritage List.   Early in April, the

First Hindu Temple Inaugurated in UAE

First Hindu temple in UAE

The shrine will be the first traditional Hindu stone temple in the Middle East. Thousands of followers flocked to attend the foundation stone laying ceremony of the first Hindu temple in Abu Dhabi. As per the Khaleej Times report, the four-hour ritual began on Saturday in the presence of BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha’s spiritual leader. The 'Shilanyas Vidhi' (foundation stone laying ceremony)

Forty-Eight Years of Bangladeshi Independence

Bangladeshi capital city of Dhaka

On March 26, 1971, East Pakistan made its first declaration of independence from Pakistan, marking the start of the Bangladesh Liberation War of 1971. The war ended with the surrender of West Pakistan. The subsequent independence led to the establishment of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh. Today, the nation stands as a resilient player in Asia, with a growing economy

Google Honours Indian Legendary Actress Madhubala

Google doodle honours Indian actress Madhubala

The Google doodle is celebrating the 86th birth anniversary of the Indian queen of the celluloid, Madhubala.  Years after her tragic end, the actress remains one of the most cherished and remembered faces of Indian cinema The Google doodle is celebrating Madhubala’s 86th birth anniversary today. The legendary actress, known for her beauty, grace and mesmerising talent, continues to live on

Indian Rural Artists Win Snow Art Competition in Japan

Team India, Abhyuday bags win in snow sculpting competition held in Japan

Ravi Prakash, Sunil Kumar Kushwaha and Rajnish Verma from rural Indian bagged the first prize in the International Snow Sculpturing Competition (ISSC) Japan Cup 2019. The three young men, from Bihar, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh, combined resources and individual funds to participate in the event A trio of artists from rural India won the country the first prize in the

Chinese Sci-Fi Blockbuster’s Grand Box Office Win

The Wandering Earth is being viewed as a new beginning for Chinese science fiction

Chinese science fiction film, The Wandering Earth has managed to break all previous Chinese sci-fi records in the country and is now on the fast track to become the highest grossing film in the country’s history The Wandering Earth is China’s first-ever sci-fi blockbuster, which is currently on the fast track to becoming the highest-grossing film in the country’s history

Gifts Received by Indian PM Auctioned to Clean Ganges

Indian PM Narendra Modi auctions over 1800 mementoes for raising funds for Namami Gange

Over 1800 mementoes received by Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi were auctioned in a fortnight-long event that began last month. According to a PMO statement, released on Sunday, the funds collected will be used for the Central government’s project to clean the Indian river of Ganges Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi gave over 1800 gifts received by him for auctioning at

At Home, Away from Home: Literatures of the New Indian Diaspora

Literature from the Indian Diaspora functions as a substitute for the homeland on a global platform, and it traverses across historical periods and geographies, says Dr Sireesha Telugu   “You are still young. Free,” he said… “Do yourself a favor. Before it’s too late, without thinking too much about it first, pack a pillow and a blanket and see as much of the

Documentary on Menstrual Health set in India Shortlisted for Oscar

Documentary on menstrual health set in India shortlisted for 2019 Academy Awards

Iranian-American filmmaker Rayka Zehtabchi’s documentary, ‘Period. End of Sentence’ based on menstrual health, set in India made the Academy Awards shortlist in the Documentary Short Subject category. Iranian-American filmmaker Rayka Zehtabchi’s ‘Period. End of Sentence’ is now in the running for an Academy Award in the Documentary Short Subject category. The film is set in a village near the Indian

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