INDIAN CULTURE

  • Is eating meat Indian culture? It always has been November 11, 2014

    New Delhi: A controversy has broken out after an organisation linked to the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) demanded that only vegetarian food be offered to students at India's elite Indian Institutes of Technology(IIT). The Centre has forwarded the protest letter, one of more than 20 received, to IITs with a...
  • Westernised education concept dealt a blow to Indian culture, says Rajnath Singh October 16, 2014

    Jodhpur: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh held westernised education concept brought by Britishers responsible for dealing a severe blow to the values and culture of the country and said present system was not fulfilling the main objective of education. Singh, while addressing a gathering at the Chopsani Schools centenary celebrations in...
  • Kerala: Singer Yesudas sparks row by resenting women wearing jeans October 2, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Sparking a controversy, music legend KJ Yesudas on Thursday resented women wearing jeans, saying this went against Indian culture. "Women should not cause trouble to others by wearing jeans. What should be covered should be covered," Yesudas said at a function organised by a voluntary organisation in connection with the...
  • Minister's moral policing: Should alcohol & bikinis be banned in Goa? July 2, 2014

    Goa PWD Minister Sudin Dhavalikar, who had triggered a debate on Monday by saying that women visiting pubs in short dresses was against the Indian culture, now wants bikini banned on the beaches of Goa. CNNIBN takes calls of people from across the country and takes their views on Goa...
  • Goa Minister who objected to girls visiting pubs now wants bikinis banned on beaches July 1, 2014

    Panaji: Goa PWD Minister Sudin Dhavalikar, who had triggered a debate on Monday by saying that women visiting pubs in short dresses was against the Indian culture, now wants bikini banned on the beaches of Goa. Dhavalikar met Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar and said that he stood by his comments. He...
  • Nation gets emotional, honours its bravehearts on 65th Republic Day January 26, 2014

    New Delhi: India is celebrating its 65th Republic Day on Sunday. Ahead of the parade, the national capital has been turned into a fortress with over 50,000 security men including paramilitary forces, manning every nook and corner of the city. Over 35,000 armed men will be guarding the parade...
  • King of Belgium invokes power of Durga in search for 'unity of purpose' October 5, 2013

    Brussels: Even as India prepared to celebrate Durga Puja next week, the monarch in faraway Belgium, King Philippe, invoked the power of Durga to seek help in nations' search for "unity of purpose" and in taking up challenges of the times. A great lover of India, who has led four economic...
  • Rajnath clarifies remark on English, says he has nothing against it July 20, 2013

    New Delhi: A day after raising a storm by claiming that English had caused great damage to Sanskrit and Indian culture, BJP president Rajnath Singh said on Saturday that he had nothing against learning English and expressions in that language. The BJP president, writing on microblogging site Twitter, urged people to...
  • Rajnath Singh says English hurting India, stirs controversy July 20, 2013

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party President Rajnath Singh has sparked a controversy by saying that English language has hurt the Indian culture. Rajnath Singh had on Thursday said that English has caused a great loss to the country by eroding its cultural values and restricting the growth of Sanskrit in...
  • Pandit Ravi Shankar bridged the gap between the East and the West: Shovana Narayan December 12, 2012

    Prominent dancer Shovana Narayan looks back at the impact of Pandit Ravi Shankar on popularising Indian culture abroad in an interaction with IBNLive readers. Q. Is there a possibility of the Panditji's performance being declared as a national treasure so that entire nation enjoys it and commercial exploitation of his work...
  • Livein relationships against Indian culture: RSS March 18, 2012

    Nagpur: The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh on Friday said livein relationships must be discouraged in the country as it is 'against humanity and Indian culture'. "The Sangh is against livein relationships because it is against humanity, and also against the Indian traditions and culture," RSS joint secretary Dattatraya Hosbale said, speaking to...
  • BBC host in racism row after mocking India December 31, 2011

    London: Controversial TV personality Jeremy Clarkson has once again been accused of racism after mocking Indian culture in a 'Top Gear' Christmas Special on BBC. Viewers were furious after Clarkson staged a series of 'Carry On' style digs at India's trains, toilets, clothing, food and history, The Daily Mail reported. At...
  • Column: The South is a special place November 1, 2011

    The South is a special place. For more reasons than one. Setting aside the emotional one, let me explore the rational argument. And please, for a start, let me clarify: this is no jingoistic comparison of region to region. Instead, it is a clear positioning of the potential of the...
  • State elections: Gunning for the NRI vote March 24, 2011

    Bliberalisation levelled the global consumerworld, a visiting nonresident Indian enjoyed the status of a rock star in Kerala, which accounts for a fifth of nonresident Indians (NRIs). Serpentine queues of friends and family used to wait longingly for the bellbottomed "Gulf Malayalee" to show up at the airport carrying suitcases laden...
  • Dozens of CCTVs to monitor Rday parade route January 17, 2011

    New Delhi: Close to 100 CCTVs will help security personnel keep a hawkeyed vigil on the eight kilometre stretch between Rajpath and Red Fort in the run up to the Republic Day celebrations when India showcases its military might and cultural diversity. According to a senior police official, 90 CCTVs will...
  • Books to celebrate India's spirituality December 7, 2010

    New Delhi : India's ancient wisdom, culture and knowledge will be documented in Ananda, a new imprint of books on spirituality and heritage by the publisher, PenguinIndia. Ananda was launched this week with three books "A Treasury of Indian Wisdom", a selection of writings edited by Karan Singh, "Fingers Pointing...
  • A spirited row for Indian Cultural Centre in Nepal May 13, 2010

    Kathmandu: The newlyopened Indian Cultural Centre (ICC) here, an Indian initiative to strengthen the subcontinent's cultural ties abroad, has hit the headlines in Nepal for a different reason: a row over alcoholic beverages. "Dispute between Bal Mandir and ICC", the Nagarik daily said in a report on Thursday. Bal Mandir, an organisation...
  • Reporter's Blog: Sex is against the Indian culture January 15, 2008

    It's Internet people who are teaching these things to our children....
  • B'wood spice catches Germany's fancy September 6, 2006

    Berlin: Seeking to capitalise on the growing popularity of Indian culture, food and Bollywood, is a German magazine that has just been launched with Shah Rukh Khan on the cover. "The market in Germany concerning India as a travel destination, economy partner and Bollywood has a big scope. You can find...