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Chhatrasal Convention Centre : Khajuraho

Chhatrasal Convention Centre at Khajuraho: Union Minister for Tourism and Culture and Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh will inaugurate the ‘Chhatrasal Convention Centre at Khajuraho developed under the Swadesh Darshan Scheme of the Ministry of Tourism. The Ministry of Tourism has framed ‘Development of Iconic Tourist Destinations Scheme’ a Central Sector Scheme for the development […]

Shigmotsav 2021 : Shigmo festival Goa

Shigmotsav (Shigmo festivities): GOA: The Goa government has limited the Shigmotsav (Shigmo festivities) parades to three locations only (Panaji, Ponda and Mapusa), owing to rising cases of Covid-19 in the state. Shigmo is the celebration of a ‘rich, golden harvest of paddy’ by the tribal communities of Goa. Agricultural communities including the Kunbis, Gawdas and […]

Who was Guru Chemancheri Kunhiraman Nair?

Guru Chemancheri Kunhiraman Nair: Guru Chemancheri Kunhiraman Nair, a recipient of Padma Shri, died at the age of 104. Chemancheri Kunhiraman Nair, also known as Guru Chemancheri (1916 – 2021) was a noted Indian Kathakali actor. Kathakali is a major form of classical Indian dance from Kerala. He also played a significant role in making […]

What is Sattras in Assam?

Sattras: There is a report on political significance of Sattras in Assam published by Indian Express. It is common to see politicians often going to different Sattras to seek blessings or extolling the virtues of Sankardeva, especially in the run-up to elections. Sattras are monastic institutions created as part of the 16th-century Neo-Vaishnavite reformist movement started by […]

Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav 2021 : Finale Held

Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav 2021: The third and final leg of the 11th edition of the Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav 2021 took place at Murshidabad, West Bengal. Various colorful performances were given by the local artists, including ‘Baul Gaan’, ‘Alkup Gaan’, ‘Leto gaan’, ‘Jhumuriya’ and Ranpa folk dances. Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav is the flagship festival of the […]

The Indian Sign Language (ISL) Dictionary : 3rd Edition

3rd Edition Of The Indian Sign Language (ISL) Dictionary: Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment will virtually release the 3rd edition of the Indian Sign Language (ISL) Dictionary with 10,000 terms (including 6,000 earlier terms) on 17th February 2021. The Dictionary has been brought out by the Indian Sign Language Research and Training Centre […]

Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav 2021 11th Edition : Highlights

11th Edition of ‘Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav’: The Governor of West Bengal, Shri Jagdeep Dhankhar, inaugurated the 11th edition of ‘Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav’ on February 14, 2021. The event was inaugurated in the presence of the Minister of State for Culture and Tourism, Shri Prahlad Singh Patel. It was inaugurated at Cooch Behar Palace in West […]

Tholpavakkoothu : Will Tell Stories Of The Epic Ramayana

Tholpavakkoothu: For the first time, Tholpavakkoothu, the famous shadow leather puppets will tell stories of the epic Ramayana with the help of robots. Tholpavakoothu is a form of shadow puppetry that is practiced in Kerala, India. It is performed using leather puppets as a ritual dedicated to Bhadrakali and is performed in Devi temples in […]