Monday, February 26, 2024

Art & Culture

Indian-American singer’s video song on ‘Wedding in Kerala’ garners one million views

A three-language romantic video song by renowned Indian-American singer Vidya Vox on the wedding in Kerala has garnered over a million views on YouTube, highlighting the state’s irresistible appeal as an ideal destination for marriage and honeymooners. The three-and-a-half-minute ‘Shubha Mangalyam’ video, featuring lyrics in English, Hindi and Malayalam, portrays...

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Mani Ratnam backs  Kerala’s ‘Cinema Tourism’

Kerala Tourism Mr. Minister Riyas holds discussion with ace filmmaker Noted filmmaker Mr. Mani Ratnam has extended his support to Kerala’s ‘Cinema Tourism Project,’ which seeks to showcase prime locations featured in popular hits in different parts of the state to attract tourists. Tourism Minister Mr. P.A. Mohammed Riyaz handing...

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Doyen of mohiniyattam : Kalamandalam Vimala Menon

The Founder and Director of Kerala Natya Academy, Kalamandalam Vimala Menon, is a doyen of Mohiniyattam. Trained under eminent gurus Chinnammu Amma, Kalamandalam Sathyabhama, and Thanjavur Bhaskara Rao, Ms. Vimala Menon also learnt learnt Kuchipudi dance as a student of Vempati Chinna Satyam and studied Thiruvathirakali under Malathi G. Menon....

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After the Rain and Before the Sandy Storms

A novel, a book of poems, a collection of short stories, another short e-book of stories and any number of columns…this what AshaIyer Kumar, a journalist-turned-author from Kerala based in Dubai has collected under her belt in the past 10 years. Asha’s latest book, ‘After The Rain  Stories that bind...

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NEW LEASE OF LIFE IN CULTURE CIRCUITS

The Centenary celebration of ‘Casteless Proclamation’ of Sree Narayana Guru and ‘Mishra Bhojanam’ of Sahodaran Ayyappan were commemorated in every village. Cultural complexes in memory of the icons of Renaissance will be built in fourteen districts through KIIFB fund. The purchases of land and DPR formalities for the same are...

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Strokes of Spontaneity

A teacher, painter, and poet rolled into one, Babitha Justin’s areas of interests are often infused and inter-linked. As a teacher, she takes the role of a mentor and as a poet, a painter relates things more easily with an aesthetic vision. With a Ph.D. in travel writing and gender...

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“A room of one’s own’ is my ethics”

One of the most honored female contemporary artists from Kerala, Sajitha R. Shankar, is researching over womanhood in nature, in everything around us. Her latest series of art works belongs to the theme ‘Alter Bodies’, which is also a continuation of that search. What was the motivation behind Gowry Arts...

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Disseminating the art of Kutiyattam featured

Kutiyattam is a part of India’s ancient Sanskrit theatre tradition and is therefore, the oldest among the country’s performing arts. The roots of this art form can be traced back to over 2000 years. It is also likely that it originated even before the Natya Shastra, the ancient treatise on...

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