New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Huge stages, bright lights and high-voltage sound along with a discerning audience - all this is a dream for any musician, especially for the growing Indie music artists. But the journey to the top is not so easy and one needs to think long and deep before embarking on a career in the medium, top musicians say. It's a long grind to live performances, concerts and music festivals.
Kolkata, June 19 (IANS) A central government official Wednesday lauded the efforts of the Tagore Centre for Natural Sciences and Philosophy (TCNSP) to go forward with its establishment "without much money". Inaugurated at the Bose Institute here, TCNSP is a collaborative venture between the Centre for Natural Sciences and Philosophy, Kolkata, and the Bose Institute to integrate science, philosophy and culture. It is dedicated to spread Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore's interpretations of philosophy of science.
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Jackie Chan, one of Asian cinema's most prominent faces, is keen that India, the world's largest film producing nation, and China, globally the second largest film market, must collaborate to make movies, and exchange culture more often. Singing and dancing in a Bollywood film is also on his wish-list! In the capital to inaugurate the Chinese Film Festival, jointly organised by the India-China Economic and Cultural Council in association with both India and China, the 59-year-old star of movies like "Police Story", "Rush Hour" and "The Myth" was "excitedly happy" with the warm reception from his fans.
Seoul, June 19 (IANS) South Korean President Park Geun-hye Wednesday toured the Indian pavilion at an international book fair here in which India is participating as the guest of honour for the first time. She toured the Indian pavilion at the Seoul International Book Fair, spending close to 10 minutes there, said an embassy press release.
Thiruvananthapuram, June 19 (IANS) Union Minister of State for Human Resource Development Shashi Tharoor's latest edited book brings together India's young parliamentarians, cutting across ideologies, geographies and political affiliations.
Hyderabad, June 19 (IANS) As beautiful as pearls, his calligraphic pieces adorn mosques in different parts of the world, international exhibitions, drawing rooms and even private jets. Muqtar Ahmed, an Arabic calligrapher, has achieved what many only aspire for and he is now on a mission to revive the dying art of calligraphy in the country
London, June 19 (IANS/EFE) Fourteen watercolour fruit studies by Salvador Dali were sold for the first time Tuesday at an auction in London, fetching a total of 726,000 pounds ($1.13 million). The series of works by the Spanish surrealist took centre stage at the Bonhams auction, which also included Impressionist and modern masterworks by Auguste Rodin, Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse and others.
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) To create awareness about drug abuse and raise funds for addicts, seven bands from the northeast have come together to raise their voice through songs to bring about change. The bands will tour Delhi too. The music project titled '7x7' will have popular artists, including two all-girl bands, from all the states of northeast
Beijing, June 18 (IANS) The Shaolin Temple, known as the cradle of Chinese kung fu, is preparing to stage its first cultural festival in the US as part of efforts to expand its global clout. The first North American Shaolin Cultural Festival is scheduled to be held from Oct 8 to 14 in Los Angeles, according to Shi Yongxin, abbot of the Buddhist temple in the city of Dengfeng in central China's Henan province, reported Xinhua. The temple has successfully hosted an annual Shaolin Temple Day in California for nine consecutive years, Shi said
Madrid, June 18 (IANS/EFE) The Goya drawing "Si yerras los tiras!" (If you miss the mark!), a political allegory in which the figure may be King Ferdinand VII, will be sold at auction July 2 in London, Christie's said.