Indian Culture

  • Nation gets emotional, honours its bravehearts on 65th Republic Day 26-01-2014 07:41 AM

    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 route...
  • Racism and rage: The new age Indian customs & manners

    |  Jayshree Misra Tripathi
    We will celebrate India's 65th Republic Day on Sunday, here in a foreign land. The flag-hoisting ceremony will be held in the morning, hopefully with...

  • King of Belgium invokes power of Durga in search for 'unity of purpose' 05-10-2013 12:34 PM

    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...
  • Rajnath clarifies remark on English, says he has nothing against it 20-07-2013 10:50 PM

    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 micro-blogging site Twitter, urged people...
  • Rajnath Singh says English hurting India, stirs controversy 20-07-2013 09:20 AM

    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 12-12-2012 05:10 PM

    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...
  • Whistles in the dark

    Heat beat |  Oindrila Mukherjee
    The other day I wrote about a steady stream of service people ringing the doorbell all through the day at my parents' home in Gurgaon....

  • The pals of our time

    The Pied Piper |  Avinash Dubey
    If you thought of PayPal as a registered trademark of the US, think again. Many moons prior to the advent of the first digital transaction,...

  • The evolution of modern Indian theatre

    From Heart to Heart |  H S Shivaprakash
    Indian theatre has an unbroken history of over two thousand years. Almost contemporaneous with Aristotle's poetics, ancient India produced an encyclopaedic manual on theatre called...

  • FTN: Osmania University row: Is serving beef in public against Indian culture?

    Osmania University row, tonight at 10 pm CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose discusses with a panel of experts, is serving beef in public against Indian...
  • BBC host in racism row after mocking India 31-12-2011 10:41 AM

    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....
  • Dynamics of pre-modern South Indian cultures

    From Heart to Heart |  H S Shivaprakash
    The history of pre-modern South Indian culture has a dynamics based not entirely on 'affairs of kings or splendors of fortune' or just on mechanical...

  • Column: The South is a special place 01-11-2011 10:40 AM

    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...
  • Currents and cross-currents of South Indian cultures

    From Heart to Heart |  H S Shivaprakash
    'Unity in Diversity' - the term was coined by Jawaharlal Nehru and later used by the eminent historian D D Kosambi to refer to the...

  • State elections: Gunning for the NRI vote 24-03-2011 12:22 PM

    Bliberalisation levelled the global consumer-world, a visiting non-resident Indian enjoyed the status of a rock star in Kerala, which accounts for a fifth of non-resident Indians (NRIs). Serpentine queues of friends and family used to wait longingly for the bell-bottomed "Gulf Malayalee" to show up at the airport carrying suitcases...
  • Dozens of CCTVs to monitor R-day parade route 17-01-2011 12:18 PM

    New Delhi: Close to 100 CCTVs will help security personnel keep a hawk-eyed 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...
  • Books to celebrate India's spirituality 07-12-2010 04:50 PM

    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, Penguin-India. Ananda was launched this week with three books – "A Treasury of Indian Wisdom", a selection of writings edited by Karan Singh, "Fingers...
  • Reporter's Blog: Sex is against the Indian culture 15-01-2008 04:14 PM

    Jaipur: Australian speedster Shaun Tait feels that Rajasthan Royals will have to get Yusuf Pathan early in their IPL-4 clash against Kolkata Knight Riders. He is a good friend and we have been together for a while. He is a hard-hitter and we will have to be careful against him,...
  • B'wood spice catches Germany's fancy 06-09-2006 08:08 PM

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