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Sunday, 14 February 2016 21:06
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Anita will be speaking about why and how Indian dance has continued to endure through changing times. Sannidhi Dialogues offers a chance for Indian arts enthusiasts, academics and students to engage with artists off-stage to learn more about music, dance and more. This new series of open talks will feature eminent performing artists and scholars who will talk about their craft, while sharing inspirations and challenges as artists and will also explore history and important stories too. The inaugural lecture in the Sannidhi Dialogues series will be given by Dr. Anita R Ratnam. Anita, based in Chennai (Madras), India, is highly respected as a performer, writer, speaker and arts entrepreneur and culture mentor. She has been described as an “intersectionist”, whose work weaves the many disciplines of dance, theatre, spoken…
Thursday, 04 February 2016 21:33
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The Latest RAJAR figures are in (RAJAR stands for Radio Joint Audience Research) and is the official body in charge of measuring radio audiences in the UK. It is jointly owned by the BBC and the Radiocentre on behalf of the commercial sector. There are currently approximately 310 individual stations on the survey and results are published every quarter. Sunrise Radio witnesses the biggest loss in listenership according to the latest official radio audience figures from RAJAR for the quarter ending December 2015. The London based radio station lost more than 100,000 listeners over the past three months since it moved to 963 and 972 AM. Its seems Lyca’s format of broadcast is getting the attention of a more younger audience, creating a surge in listenership. Statistics Sunrise Radio As…
Wednesday, 03 February 2016 22:15
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Organisers of Nrityollaasa hosts a stunning evening of Bharatanatyam dance at Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan by Priya Hema Bhawaneedin, a senior disciple of Guru Prakash Yadagudde on Saturday 20th February 2016 Also Accompanying musicians are Guru Sri Prakash Yadagudde on Nattuvangam , Smt Preethi Maheshwar on Vocals , Sri M Balachandar on Mridangam and Sri Athul Kumar on flute. This performance is in aid of two charities; Headway, improving lives after Acquired Brain Injury in England and Laventure Technical School for Disabled, Mauritius. Dance will commence at 6.30pm sharp and early booking is advised. Ticket prices range from:- £25, £20, £15 (which also includes dinner) For further information contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Or Bharitya Vidya Bhavan 4a Castletown Road, West Kensington, London W14 9HE This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 020 7381 3086/4608 http://www.bhavan.net Nearest tube station is…
Saturday, 19 December 2015 21:31
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An oil painting by an Indian artist has sold for 293m rupees ($4.4m; £2.9m) at a Christie's auction in Mumbai, setting a new world record for Indian art. Vasudeo S Gaitonde's untitled painting from 1995 was bought by an anonymous buyer, the auction house said. The previous record was $4.01m for a work by Goan artist Francis Newton Souza. Gaitonde, who died in 2001, is considered one of India's greatest abstract painters. "It achieved a world record for any Indian work of art sold at auction," Christie's International Head of World Art William Robinson said. The auction on Tuesday was the third for Christie's in India. Source: BBC News
Saturday, 19 December 2015 20:54
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This is an introduction to the Miss World 2015 contestant, Miss India Aditi Arya. The content below has been sourced from Aditi's official page at the Miss World Pageant website. “All this world needs is one person to make you feel special & valued. Let’s all try to be that one.” Born in Chandigarh, Aditi grew up in Delhi before studying Business and Finance at university. After several internships she knew that sustainable development was something she wanted to work in, and aspires to run a consulting firm in the future. Aside from her work, Aditi is passionate about music and theatre, and says her proudest moment was when she put on her first street theatre play in a poor area of Delhi, and received a rapturous applause. Her hobbies…
Wednesday, 16 December 2015 17:06
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Mohabbatein (Hindi: मोहब्बतें, English: Love Stories) is a 2000 Indian musical romantic drama film directed by Aditya Chopra. It was Chopra's second directorial venture after Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge and was filmed at India and the United Kingdom. The film stars Amitabh Bachchan and Shahrukh Khan in pivotal roles, along with six young debutantes. Aishwarya Rai appeared in flashbacks as Khan's lover. The film's soundtrack was composed by Jatin-Lalit, while the lyrics were penned by Anand Bakshi. The film is notable for being the first time that Bachchan and Khan appeared on-screen together. The film went on to do well both critically and commercially. Although only the second highest grosser of the year domestically, it became the highest grossing film of 2000 overseas and thus worldwide. It also won several…
Wednesday, 16 December 2015 16:58
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Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (English: The Brave-Hearted Will Take Away the Bride), also known by the initialism DDLJ, is an Indian romance film written and directed by Aditya Chopra and produced by Yash Chopra. Released on 20 October 1995, the film stars Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol. The plot revolves around Raj and Simran, two young non-resident Indians, who fall in love during a vacation through Europe with their friends. Raj tries to win over Simran's family so the couple can marry, but Simran's father has long since promised her hand to his friend's son. The film was shot in India, London and Switzerland, from September 1994 to August 1995. Earning ₹1.06 billion (valued at about US$32,766,000 in 1995) in India and ₹160 million (valued at about US$4,946,000 in 1995)…
Wednesday, 16 December 2015 12:29
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"Chaiyya Chaiyya" (English: [walk] in shade) is an Indian song from the 1998 Hindi film Dil Se.. directed by Mani Ratnam. The song was composed by A.R. Rahman, written by Gulzar, and sung by Sukhwinder Singh andSapna Awasthi. It quickly became popular upon release and its music video gained the same status, partly because it was filmed on a moving train. The Hindi version of the song is called "Chaiyya Chaiyya", while the Tamil version is called "Thaiyya Thaiyya". In 2002, the BBC World Service conducted an international poll to choose the ten most popular songs of all time. Around 7000 songs were selected from all over the world. According to the BBC, people from 155 countries voted "Chaiyya Chaiyya" ninth in the top 10 songs. About the song The…
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