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Spreading The Wings: Delhi Theatre Fest To Celebrate Odia Cultural Heritage With Dahibara And Chhenapoda

New Delhi: An upcoming theatre festival will give Delhiites a sneak-peek into Odisha's rich cultural heritage. 'Natyaparva', that begins on October 6 here, with celebrate all things Odia, including the state's theatre, handicrafts, music and dance, as well as gastronomical delights. The 3-day festival organised by Institute for Promotion and Research on Odisha Culture and Heritage (IPROCH), will be held at...

Sand Artist Sudarsan Patnaik’s Record 30 Feet High sculpture Of Lord Jagannath

Puri: World renown sand artist Sudarsan Patnaik and his students have made a record 30 feet high sand sculpture of Lord Jagannath on the occasion of New Year at Puri sea beach to welcome the New Year. Claimed the world’s biggest sand art of 30 feet high and 60 feet wide, the gigantic sculpture has turned a centre of...

Sudarsan Pattnaik Offers Sandy Tribute To Goddess Of Knowledge Saraswati

Puri: Globally renowned sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaikwho wears many a feather on his hat today dedicated a sand sculpture of Goddess of Knowledge on the auspicious occasion of Basant Panchami or Saraswati Puja. In his reverence to the goddess Sudarshan Pattnaik took to Twitter and shared the pictures of the beautiful sand art tribute. He mentioned : “Our SandArt...

Rare Pencil Portrait Of Gandhi At Sotheby’s Sale

London(PTI):  A rare 1931 pencil portrait of Mahatma Gandhi by artist John Henry Amshewitz, will go under the hammer at the Sotheby's auction here on July 11. The sketch that features Gandhi writing something intensely whilst seated on the floor, is inscribed by him with the words "Truth is God / MK Gandhi / 4.12.'31." Estimated at a price between Rs...

Painter Rita Patnaik’s Realistic ‘Gardens’ At State Museum

Bhubaneswar: Our life experiences are a bundle of emotions and we grasp for footholds to ride the ebbs and tides that are on offer. Some people teach you to navigate, some encourage you while others influence, and all together channel you to your destination. However, what makes the difference is not the destination but the journey and how you...

Goan Artist Paints The Death And Rebirth Of Lisbon

New Delhi (PTI): In November 1755, the capital city of Portugal was hit by an earthquake. Lisbon, known for its architectural heritage, was razed to the ground minutes later by a tsunami destroying whatever little was spared. The city was decimated. But with time, it recreated itself rebuilding the architecture which has awed Goa-based artist Deviprasad C Rao to produce a body...

Durga Puja Is Like The Wedding Of A Daughter: Kolkata Artistes

New Delhi(PTI): The pandal glitters with colour and lights and the goddess gleams under the chandeliers. In the shadows are the people who have moulded the idols, and adorned the canopies which house them. For the four-day festival of Durga Puja, thousands of people have been working overtime to put everything in place. For many, this is the season for joyousness...

INTACH To Document Heritage Sites Along Mahanadi River In Chhatisgarh And Odisha

Sambalpur(PTI): Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH) today launched a programme for documentation of the tangible and intangible heritage sites along both sides of Mahanadi river, sources in it said today. Seven teams of culture enthusiasts will cover nearly 1000 kilometres on both side of the river Mahanadi under the project. INTACH Chairman Maj Gen(Retd) L K Gupta...

Remembering Immortals, Artist Rita Jhunjhunwala’s Way

New Delhi(PTI): It was as a girl of nine that artist Rita Jhunjhunwala attended one of Lal Bahadur Shastri's motorcades, and the former Indian Prime Minister's iconic slogan 'Jai Jawan Jai Kisan' was etched on her memory forever. "I remember we were so influenced by his message that we stopped consuming ann (grains) once in a week," she says. To celebrate...

Assam Bureaucrat Trains His Lens On Nature, Wildlife

Guwahati(PTI): The close-up of a wild buffalo staring at the camera, a fleecy sky overlooking a fenced path and the curious gaze of a child were some of the images put on display at an exhibition by Sanjib Gohain Boruah, a bureaucrat by profession and a photographer by passion. Currently serving as the secretary to the Assam Governor, Gohain Boruah's...

Daughters Of Clay: Women Clay Modellers Of Kumartuli

Kolkata(PTI): The women clay modellers of Kumartuli, the famous potters hub here are making their mark with passion and nerve. China Pal, one of the few women artisans in the potters hub here, made a large number of Durga idols this year. Pal, the youngest of six siblings, was once reprimanded by her father for playing with clay in his studio. People...

A Walk To Remember: Artist Paints His Sojourns In Forest

New Delhi(PTI): Inspiration can strike anytime. For city-based artist Vimal Chand, it was the time spent walking through south Delhi's Jahanpanah City Forest as a boy which left an indelible mark on his intrinsic artistic soul. The intimacy he developed with nature during his childhood days has found its way into his latest collection of artworks that is now on...

108 Sand Shiva Lingas Created At Puri Beach

Puri(PTI): Renowned sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik today created 108 sand Shiva Lingas at Puri beach on the occasion of 'Maha Shivaratri'. While each Shiva Linga is about 2 feet high, there is also a 5 feet high idol of Lord Shiva. "We pray to Lord Shiva for World peace", said Sudarsan who participated in over 50 international sand art championships and...

Exhibition Showcases Odia Painter Jatin Das’ Collection Of Hand Fans

New Delhi(PTI): From being used as a common tool to fan oneself to sleep in hot summer afternoons, to being used in royal courts and temples, 'Pankha', a hand fan, over the centuries, has assumed important roles in wedding and religious ceremonies. Over 500 fans collected by famous Indian artist Jatin Das, are part of an ongoing exhibition at the...