CULTURE

  • Noted writer Chidananda Murthy dragged by police in presence of Karnataka CM, detained Yesterday

    Bengaluru: In a shocking, despicable act 84-year-old, noted Kannada writer Dr M Chidananda Murthy was not only dragged but arrested in front of Chief Minister Siddaramaiah at a function at banquet hall of the Vidhana Soudha on Wednesday. Murthy has been detained after he was dragged out of the hall. The...
  • Session II: Full lecture of Dr Valson Thampu on Individual, Family and Society 4 days ago

    The Principal of St Stephen's College Dr Valson Thampu delivered the second lecture on Citizen Empowerment and Cultural Richness. The topic of discussion was Individual, Family and Society. He highlighted the importance of time, saying, "The way we manage time is a very reliable index to our personality." ...
  • Full lecture of Dr Valson Thampu on Individual, Family and Society March 15, 2015

    The Principal of St Stephen's College Dr Valson Thampu delivered the first lecture on Citizen Empowerment and Cultural Richness on Saturday. The topic of discussion was Individual, Family and Society. Dr Thampu stressed on the fact that we need to make our growth the most important thing in life. ...
  • Dr Thampu delivers 1st lecture on Individual, Family and Society, says one should be committed to their own growth March 15, 2015

    New Delhi: The Principal of St Stephen's College Dr Valson Thampu delivered the first lecture on Citizen Empowerment and Cultural Richness on Saturday. The topic of discussion was Individual, Family and Society. Dr Thampu stressed on the fact that we need to make our growth the most important thing in life....
  • Justice Madan Lokur tells CNN-IBN he's proud to be part of citizenship and cultural enrichment course March 11, 2015

    Network18 and St Stephen's college have joined hands to offer the citizenship and cultural enrichment course which is aimed at harnessing the educational resources of the media fraternity. Justice Madan Lokur is proud to be part of the initiative. He told CNN-IBN, "I'm very happy that St Stephen's College has...
  • Network18, St Stephen's College join hands to offer citizenship and cultural enrichment course March 11, 2015

    In a first of its kind initiative in India, Network18 and St Stephen's college have joined hands to offer a course that promotes education for all. The citizenship and cultural enrichment course is aimed at harnessing the educational resources of the media fraternity. The college will now hold weekly classes...
  • Denmark on edge as 2nd shooting within hours rocks capital February 15, 2015

    Denmark: A gunman opened fire on a Copenhagen cultural center, killing one man and wounding three police officers in what authorities called a terror attack against a free speech event featuring an artist who had caricatured the Prophet Muhammad. After searching for the gunman for hours, police reported another shooting near...
  • Master the art of identifying idiots in your home, neighborhood, city and country with the aid of this video February 11, 2015

    WARNING: This video contains a lot of expletives and swear words that some people may find offensive. Please refrain from watching, if you feel it might offend you.Ch***ya is a word that is used more liberally in this country than our brains. It is a unique word that can be...
  • AR Rahman enthrals audiences at Vadodara cultural festival January 28, 2015

    Vadodara: Noted musician AR Rahman enthralled the audience with his music and popular songs at the closing of the four-day Vadodara International Art and Culture Festival 'Vadfest' here. Rahman sang a couple of his own numbers like 'Dil Se' and concluded the three-and-half hour musical show last night with the rendition...
  • A cultural feast for President Barack Obama at the Rashtrapati Bhawan January 24, 2015

    New Delhi: A country and its outlook towards the world can be best understood when its culture is explored. India boasts of a rich and diverse cultural heritage that has paved the way for binding the country with other countries in the world beyond trade and politics. With an intention to...
  • Vape, culture and photobomb: The top words of 2014 December 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Terms like 'vape', 'culture', 'photobomb', 'overshare' and 'heart emoji' were significant throughout the past 12 months and have been named top words of 2014 by various dictionaries and language monitoring groups. While Oxford Dictionaries chose vape, an abbreviation of vapour or vaporise; Merriam-Webster Inc., named as its top...
  • Health paralysis hits the working young December 18, 2014

    A major population in India today belongs to the working class, with over 45 percent people belonging to the age group of 22-35. According to experts and various surveys conducted, a trend of younger population getting hit by lifestyle diseases has been witnessed. With the epidemic of 'lifestyle diseases' hitting...
  • Bullying babus of Bengaluru threaten its famous club culture December 7, 2014

    If you were hoping to spend your Christmas and New Year eve holidays in the salubrious climes of Bengaluru this time, you may like to quickly rethink your plan, as your local host may not be able to take you and your family on a wine-and-dine binge as most prestigious...
  • World is looking at India with great respect, blogs PM Narendra Modi November 22, 2014

    New Delhi: The world is looking at India with renewed respect and immense enthusiasm, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Friday, a day after he ended a visit to Myanmar, Australia and Fiji. Writing in his blog, Mr Modi also said that the G-20 nations had agreed to battle black money...
  • CID's Guinness World Record episode, Indian Idol and Facebook: 10 things in popular culture that turn 10 in 2014 November 12, 2014

    This might make you feel a little old. Remember a world when there were no smartphones in every hand, using the internet blew up your phone bill and you were still looking forward to every episode of Indian Idol season 1.While F.R.I.E.N.D.S had ended, Facebook was introduced and it clearly...
  • 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...
  • Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella launches diversity training effort October 18, 2014

    San Francisco: Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has again apologised to employees and announced in a company-wide memo that all workers will receive expanded training on how to foster an inclusive culture as he works to repair damage caused by his gaffe about women seeking pay raises. Microsoft's female employees in...
  • 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...
  • Rs 20 crore allocated to commemorate the 125th birth anniversary of Jawaharlal Nehru September 19, 2014

    New Delhi: The Ministry of Culture on Friday said Rs 20 crore has been allocated for various projects to commemorate the 125th birth anniversary of Jawaharlal Nehru this year. "The plans are to release postal stamps, renovate Nehru memorial and publish books on Nehru to celebrate the day," Ravindra Singh, secretary,...
  • Boy discovers 3000yearold bronze sword in China September 6, 2014

    Beijing: A 3000yearold bronze sword has been discovered in a local river by an 11yearold child in east China's Jiangsu Province. Yang Junxi discovered the rusty sword on July 2 when he was playing near the Laozhoulin River in Gaoyou County. While washing hands in the river, Yang touched the...
  • World's top billionaires advocate 3day working week, HR experts say India not ready August 4, 2014

    New Delhi: World's top billionaire business leaders like Carlos Slim and Richard Branson may be advocating for 3day working week to boost employee productivity, but HR experts believe India is not ready for such a model. Mexican billionaire Slim, the second richest in the world, and British businessman Branson are...
  • Uddhav calls for development of art and culture August 1, 2014

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray on Friday stressed the need for development of art and culture to boost tourism in Mumbai and also for the benefit of the new generation. "A museum depicting the history of Marathi theatre, life and times of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj is required. "Gateway of India and...
  • Poland cancels cultural project with Russia July 25, 2014

    Warsaw: The Poland government on Thursday announced that it had cancelled plans for celebrating Poland year in Russia and Russia year in Poland, a cultural project planned for 2015. "The decision was taken by the government but both Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski and Culture Minister Malgorzata Omilanowska agreed that in the...
  • Excess of pub culture is not good: BJP's Goa Mahila Morcha July 15, 2014

    Panaji: BJP's Goa Mahila Morcha has said "excess of pub culture is not good," days after state Cabinet minister Sudin Dhavalikar spoke against the pub culture. "Anything that is in excess is not good. Even pub culture should not be in excess," Vaidehi Naik, the party's Goa Mahila Morcha member told...
  • Goa's pub culure: Minister shouldn't make such comments, says NCW July 13, 2014

    National Commission for Women chairperson Mamta Sharma hit out at Union Minister of State for Tourism Shripad Naik for his remarks on pub culture. Sharma said, "The Tourism Minister shouldn't be making such narrowminded comments. Goa attracts so many foreign tourists and it doesn't make sense to end pub culture...
  • After Dhavalikar, Union Tourism Minister criticises Goa's pub culture July 13, 2014

    New Delhi: After Goa Minister Sudin Dhavalikar, it is Union Minister of State for Tourism, Shripad Naik who has given a thumbs down to the pub culture in Goa. Naik, a BJP leader, said that the central government could intervene if there was any kind of 'violation of Indian culture'. "We...
  • While ministers indulge in moral policing, locals want them to accept both sides of Goa July 12, 2014

    Panaji: Goa may be one India's popular tourist haven, but of late, the state has been more in the news for attempts at moral policing by its ministers who have spoken out against the pub culture in the state. CNNIBN spoke to some locals to get a sense of what...
  • Wear loin cloth if against Westernism: Designer to Goa Minister July 4, 2014

    Panaji: The controversy over a Goa Cabinet Minister's demand to ban miniskirts and bikinis in order to "protect Goan culture" refuses to die down, with ace fashion designer Wendell Rodricks asking him to to wear a loin cloth to work, skip chillies, tomatoes, potatoes, and stop using a table and...
  • 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...