Culture of India

Two Coastal Tourism Project launched under Swadesh Darshan Scheme

26/9/2018 | Culture of India | Culture

Two coastal tourism projects taken up under Swadesh Darshan scheme were recently inaugurated by the Vice- President. The first circuit includes beauti ...

Proposed Monuments Bill

15/9/2018 | Culture of India | Architecture

Historians have vociferously opposed changes to the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act, 1958. If the Act comes into force, the ...

Nation observed 76th anniversary of Quit India movement

10/8/2018 | Culture of India | Features of Indian Society

The 76th anniversary of Quit India movement was observed across India on August 8, 2018. On this day in 1942, father of the nation Mahatma Gandhi gave ...

National mission for manuscripts (NMM)

26/7/2018 | Culture of India | Others

The project National Mission for Manuscripts (NMM) was launched by the Ministry of Culture in the year 2003 with the objectives to survey, document, a ...

Ambubachi Mela

24/6/2018 | Culture of India | Festivals

The annual Ambubachi Mela, the biggest religious congregation in the northeast of India at Kamakhya Temple has began with the message of “unity and pr ...

Badshahi Ashoorkhana

6/6/2018 | Culture of India | 15th-19th AD

Telangana government and Aga Khan Trust are working to restore Hyderabad’s 17th century Badshahi Ashoorkhana. History of Badshahi Ashoorkhana: The cre ...

Sikh Film Censor Board

23/5/2018 | Culture of India | Culture

Akal Takht has constituted the Sikh Film Censor Board (SFCB). Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh said it would be mandatory to submit the scrip ...

Kalamkari art

5/4/2018 | Culture of India | Paintings and sculpture

A ‘Kalamkari art museum’ has been opened at Pedana in Andhra Pradesh. The museum traces the history of the art and displays the process of extraction ...

World Heritage Site

4/4/2018 | Culture of India | Architecture

As many as 6 monuments/historical sites in the North Eastern states have been identified tentatively for listing under World Heritage Site. Monuments/ ...

Adopt a Heritage Project

3/4/2018 | Culture of India | Architecture

Infrastructure conglomerate GMR and tobacco company ITC Ltd are currently bidding to adopt the Taj Mahal under the ‘Adopt a Heritage’ project. Taj Mah ...

Nabakalebar festival

19/3/2018 | Culture of India | Festivals

Commemorative coins in denominations of ?10 and ?1000 have been released on Lord Jagannath’s Nabakalebar festival. About Nabakalebar festival: Nabakal ...

Shaheed Udham Singh statue

12/3/2018 | Culture of India | Others

A 10-foot-tall statue of Shaheed Udham Singh will be installed at the Jallianwala Bagh on March 13, the day on which he gunned down Michael O’Dwyer in ...

Kuthiyottam ritual

5/3/2018 | Culture of India | Festivals

The Kerala State Commission for the Protection of Child Rights has registered a suo motu case in connection with the Kuthiyottam ritual. Now commissio ...

More than 40 Indian languages will soon be extinct

26/2/2018 | Culture of India | Literature and Theatre

More than 40 languages or dialects in India are considered to be endangered and is believed to be heading towards extinction as only a few thousand pe ...

4 Himachal dialects on verge of extinction

19/2/2018 | Culture of India | Culture

More than 40 languages or dialects in India, including four from Himachal Pradesh, are considered to be endangered and are believed to be heading towa ...

R-Day: Kullu cultural troupes the best

27/1/2018 | Culture of India | Awards

The 69th Republic Day was celebrated with gaiety and fervour in HP. A colourful cultural programme, representing all districts, was also presented. Ta ...

Monuments Bill, 2017

17/1/2018 | Culture of India | Architecture

The Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains (Amendment) Bill, 2017 was passed by Lok Sabha. This bill amends the Ancient Monuments and ...

UNESCO declares Kumbh Mela as India’s ‘Intangible Cultural Heritage’

9/12/2017 | Culture of India | Festivals

The Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage under UNESCO has inscribed ´KumbhMela´ on the Representative ...

Hornbill Festival

4/12/2017 | Culture of India | Festivals

Hornbill Festival was celebrated on the State Formation Day of Nagaland on December 1. The Hornbill Festival is the perfect showcase of rich Naga cult ...

Manipur Sangai Festival 2017

23/11/2017 | Culture of India | Festivals

The annual Sangai Festival was celebrated in the northeastern state of Manipur. It is grandest festival of the state to promote Manipur as a world cla ...

Ek Bharat-Shreshtha Bharat

19/11/2017 | Culture of India | Culture

Under ‘Ek Bharat-Shreshtha Bharat’ Yojana, Madhya Pradesh has been made partner of Manipur and Nagaland. Objectives of Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat: To ...

UNESCO’s ‘creative cities network’

13/11/2017 | Culture of India | Dance and Music

Chennai has been included in the UNESCO Creative Cities Network for its rich musical tradition. Including Chennai, a total of 64 cities from 44 countr ...

UNESCO award for Srirangam temple

8/11/2017 | Culture of India | Architecture

The Sri Ranganathaswamy temple at Srirangam has bagged an award of merit from UNESCO for protecting and conserving cultural heritage, thus becoming th ...

Adopt a Heritage Scheme

30/10/2017 | Culture of India | Architecture

Seven shortlisted companies were given ‘Letters of Intent’ for fourteen monuments under ‘Adopt a Heritage Scheme’ of Ministry of Tourism at the closin ...

India’s first World Heritage City

7/9/2017 | Culture of India | Art and Culture

The commercial capital of Gujarat, Ahmedabad, has been formally accorded the status of India’s first World Heritage City by UNESCO. The honour makes t ...

Nuakhai Juhar

30/8/2017 | Culture of India | Culture

Nuakhai Juhar was celebrated across Odisha on August 26. About Nuakhai Juhar: The name 'Nuakhai' is a combination of two words, 'Nua' meaning new and ...

National Mission on Cultural Mapping of India

21/6/2017 | Culture of India | Culture

In the year of commemoration of the birth centenary of Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay, Ministry of Culture, Government of India has launched the implement ...

Basava Jayanthi 2017

2/5/2017 | Culture of India | religion

On the occasion of Basava Jayanti 2017, PM Modi released the translated volumes of Vachanas in 23 Indian languages. About Basava: Basavanna Jayanti, o ...

Channakeshava temple

20/4/2017 | Culture of India | Architecture

The Channakeshava temple in Belur — a masterpiece of Hoysala architecture — turned 900 this year. About the temple: Chennakeshava Temple or Somnathpur ...

Padayani Dance

6/4/2017 | Culture of India | Music and dance

Padayani festival was recently celebrated in Kerala. About Padayani Dance Padayani dance is one of the popular traditional folk dances of Kerala state ...

Mahi Ink

22/3/2017 | Culture of India | Literature and Theatre

Researchers are planning to recreate the lost techniques of manuscript writing which is inked to the marketing of heritage tourism and the development ...

HRIDAY

25/2/2017 | Culture of India | Culture

Ministry of Urban Development has approved development of 6 km long Bet Dwarka Darshan Circuit in Gujarat at a cost of Rs.16.27 cr under the Central S ...

Muziris Heritage Project

20/2/2017 | Culture of India | Architecture

The uniquely ambitious Muziris Heritage Project (MHP) is on the cusp of being revitalised. About the Muziris Heritage Project: The Government of Keral ...

Kambala

25/1/2017 | Culture of India | Culture

Karnataka High Court's division bench in an interim order in November 2016 had stayed holding of Kambala on a petition by PETA challenging it in view ...

Kuchipudi

26/12/2016 | Culture of India | Dance and Music

Andhra Pradesh’s own classical dance ‘Kuchipudi’ has found a place in the Guinness World Records yet again when a record 6,117 dancers came together t ...

Kohinoor Diamond

17/11/2016 | Culture of India | Art and Culture

The Centre told the Supreme Court that the Kohinoor diamond, though a “symbol of victory” for the British Empire, represented the “sentiments of the p ...

Heritage Infrastructure Development and Augmentation Yojana

10/10/2016 | Culture of India | Culture

Ministry of Urban Development has approved projects worth Rs.114 cr under Heritage Infrastructure Development and Augmentation Yojana (HRIDAY) for imp ...

Sabarimala spiritual circuit

6/9/2016 | Culture of India | religion

The centre has approved the Sabarimala spiritual circuit. The approval was given by the Union Ministry of Tourism. Under this 99.98 crores rupees will ...

New Sited Added into UNESCO World Heritage List

19/7/2016 | Culture of India | Art and Culture

UNESCO added nine new locations to its list of World Heritage Sites. During a ten day gathering in Istanbul, the organization added spots in Greece, S ...

Shyam Benegal committee submits recommendations on film certification

28/4/2016 | Culture of India | Art and Culture

A committee chaired by eminent filmmaker Shyam Benegal has submitted its recommendations to the government. Recommendation of committee: CBFC should o ...

Muziris project

22/3/2016 | Culture of India | Culture

The first phase of the Muziris Heritage Project was recently inaugurated by the President in Kerala. This project was started six years ago by the Ker ...

Decoding Of Three Medieval Copper Plates

17/3/2016 | Culture of India | Art and Culture

Researchers from the Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute (BORI), which houses South Asia’s largest collection of manuscripts and rare texts, have d ...

Sammakka Saralamma Jatara

24/2/2016 | Culture of India | Festivals

Sammakka Sarakka Jathara or Medaram Jathara is the largest tribal religious congregation in the country. The biannual Jathara takes place at Medaram v ...

Jallikattu Festival

30/12/2015 | Culture of India | Festivals

Political parties of Tamil Nadu are seeking revival of Jallikattu festival. In May 2014, the Supreme Court banned this sport citing animal welfare iss ...

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