After Pulwama Attack, Javed Akhtar-Shabana Azmi Cancel Invitation from Karachi Art Council

Lyricist-screenwriter Javed Akhtar and his wife and actress Shabana Azmi have turned down the invitation to appear for a programme on poet Kaifi Azmi in Pakistan. The invitation was extended by Karachi Art Council. On Friday, Akhtar wrote on Twitter, “Kranchi art council had invited. Shabana and me for a two day lit conference about Kaifi Azmi and his poetry. We have cancelled that. In 1965 during the indo Pak war Kaifi saheb had written a poem. Aur Phir Krishan Ne Arjun Se Kaha.” Kranchi art council had invited. Shabana…

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Bollywood singer Kumar Sanu regales audience at NALCO Nite

Bhubaneswar: Bollywood playback singer Kumar Sanu turned back the clock and belted out his favourite numbers of the 90s’, leaving the audience mesmerized at ‘NALCO Nite’. NALCO Nite celebrated to mark the successful conclusion of International Conference on Aluminium (INCAL 2019) here on Saturday. On the occasion, Odisha Governor Prof Ganeshi Lal gave away the prestigious NALCO Smiles Award, among other awards, to Sadbhabana for championing the cause of the specially-abled, in the presence of Dr. Tapan Kumar Chand, CMD, NALCO.

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Four Injured at Jaipur Literature Festival After a Tree’s Part Falls on Them

Four Injured at Jaipur Literature Festival After a Tree's Part Falls on Them

Jaipur: Four people were injured on the first day of the annual Jaipur Literature Festival when a part of a tree fell on them in a restricted delegate area, according to a statement issued by JLF organisers. The incident occurred at the Diggin Palace here, they said. “A part of a tree has fallen which resulted in injuries to four people. First aid has been administered to them and precautionary measures have been taken,” the statement said. The 12th edition of the five-day festival, billed as the largest free literary…

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Flower Show at NALCO inaugurated

Flower Show at NALCO inaugurated

Bhubaneswar,: National Aluminium Company Limited (NALCO) organized ‘Basant Pushpa Pradarshani’, its annual Flower & Vegetable Show at Nalco Nagar, Bhubaneswar on 19th and 20th January. As many as 10 institutions including Odisha Mining Corporation, KIIT University, C.V. Raman College of Engineering and 55 individuals participated in the show in various categories. Gracing the event as the chief guest, Dr. Tapan Kumar Chand, CMD, NALCO, inaugurated the flower show. Appreciating the efforts put in by NALCO’s Horticulture department and participants for the flower show, Dr Chand visited the various exhibits like…

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Nostalgia convenes Christmas For Odia-Anglo Indians.

Posted by Stafford Valentine Redden on Tuesday, January 1, 2019 (thanks to Dr. Stafford Valentine Redden) Jatani: The British first came with the railways and then the Anglo Indian community to Jatni. The Railway Colony in this suburban area soon became home to the largest Anglo Indian community in the state, with a population count of around 500. It was but natural therefore that during Christmas, Jatni emerged as the most happening place to be. But that was the past. Over the years, the number of Anglo Indians living in…

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Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia gets NALCO Sangeet Sudha Award

Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia gets NALCO Sangeet Sudha Award

Bhubaneswar: Flute maestro and Padma Vibhushan Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia was conferred on NALCO Sangeet Sudha Award. NALCO CMD Dr. Tapan Kumar Chand handed over the NALCO Sangeet Sudha Award to Hariprasad Chaurasia during the 12th International Chausathi Yogini Mahotsav. Speaking on the occasion, Chand reiterated NALCO’s commitment towards preserving and promoting the rich cultural heritage of Odisha. “Over the years, NALCO has been closely associated with promoting Odisha’s rich art and cultural heritage. Going a step further and with the objective to put in place our firm commitment to promote…

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Konark Dance Festival, International Sand Art Festival begin with splendid performances

Konark Dance Festival, International Sand Art Festival begin

Konark: The festivities in Konark kicked off with the grand inauguration of the International Sand Art Festival 2018 set against the pristine Chandrabagha beach as the backdrop. The theme of the International Sand Art Festival is on the Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup Bhubaneswar 2018 and the participating artists are bringing their interpretation of the same with their sculptures. Meanwhile, the inaugural performances at the 30th Konark Festival, exhibited the best of India’s ancient cultural arts, with the opening performance by renowned Odissi Guru Durga Charan Ranbir and group. Odissi…

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.FEST kicks off in Bhubaneswar with energetic performance by Vishal-Sekhar

Bhubaneswar: The first edition of .FEST (Bhubaneswar City Festival) organised by Bhubaneswar Development Authority and Odisha Tourism was launched with all pomp and gaiety today. The festival, which coincides with Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup 2018 hosted in Bhubaneswar, saw an astounding turnout of thousands of attendees from different parts of the world and the country on Day 1. The festival was inaugurated by Niranjan Pujari, Minister Housing & Urban Development Department & Water Resources, Ashok Chandra Panda, Minister, Tourism, Culture & Odia Literature and Ananta Narayan Jena, Mayor, Bhubaneswar…

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Konark Festival, International Sand Art Festival to begin from December 1

Konark Festival, International Sand Art Festival to begin from December 1

Bhubaneswar: Odisha’s prime coastal tourism hub of Konark will once again witness a global confluence of arts through the twin annual events of the Konark Festival of classical dance performances with the grand Sun Temple in the backdrop and the International Sand Art Festival. The five-day twin annual events of Konark Festival and International Sand Art Festival will begin from December 1. Konark Festival 2018 The 30th edition of the Konark Festival being organised by Odisha Tourism will be held at the Open Air Auditorium with the magnificent Konark Sun…

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Noted classical musician Ustad Imrat Khan dies in US

Noted classical musician Ustad Imrat Khan dies in US

New Delhi: Classical music stalwart Ustad Imrat Khan, who dedicated his life to propagating the sitar and the surbahar worldwide, has died in the US after a brief illness, his son said Friday. He was 83. He breathed his last on Thursday in a hospital in St Louis, his home for over two decades, after a stroke, his son Nishat Khan told PTI. “He had developed pneumonia. He was in hospital for a week. He had a stroke last night. He had not been keeping well for the last few…

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