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Music was her only religion The birth centenary of great ghazal exponent Begum Akhtar is being celebrated through different events beginning this year. One is scheduled for the Nehru Centre in London, conceived by Rita Ganguly, her well-known disciple. She reveals many facets of her guru to Shoma A. Chatterji on a recent visit to Kolkata 28-Oct-2014
Industrial animation is growing big: May Mayabious Art has been making a mark with its performance in the paradigm of digital media. Winning several awards, including the Dada Saheb Phalke Film Festival award 2014 for its contribution to Indian cinema, has added new feathers to the company's cap. IBNS correspondent Supriyo Hazra caught up with co-founder and CEO of the company Akhil Bandhu Paul for a brief chat over his future plans and the animation sector recently. Excerpts: 27-Oct-2014
India soaks in Diwali celebration, WB ob New Delhi/Mumbai/Kolkata, Oct 23 (IBNS): Putting an end to restless wait, Indians on Thursday indulged in the grand celebration of Diwali amid bursting of crackers, fireworks and chains of dazzling lights adorning perhaps every corner of the country, which leaves almost no individual immune from the festive fever. 23-Oct-2014
Little things matter Little magazines, often called 'small magazines', publish experimental and non-conformist writings by relatively unknown but dedicated writers. West Bengal is known for its great volume of little magazines. Two filmmakers, Abhijoy Karlekar and Utpal Basu examine the phenomenon through a documentary called 'Little Magaziner Katha'. Shoma A. Chatterji reports 22-Oct-2014
Wine and cheese party for Rang Rasiya te Mumbai, Oct 10 (IBNS) Fashion designer Sangita Kathiwada recently hosted a wine and cheese party along with producer Deepa Sahi at her trendy South Mumbai studio, Melange, for the cast and crew of director Ketan Mehta's upcoming release 'Rang Rasiya'. 10-Oct-2014
Bengalis welcome Goddess Lakshmi today Kolkata, Oct 7 (IBNS): With the sound of 'dhak' silently fading in the air with a mood of gloominess prevailing in the air with the end of the grand festival of the Bengali community-the Durga Puja- people of Kolkata and the rest of West Bengal once again geared up to taste the flavour of festivity by welcoming the Goddess of wealth, Ma Lakshmi, with customary rituals on Tuesday. 07-Oct-2014
Revellers bid adieu to Goddess Durga on Kolkata, Oct 3 (IBNS): It's time again to bid adieu to the Hindu Goddess Durga and her four children (Laxmi, Saraswati, Kartik and Ganesh) as Maha Dashami puja commenced on Friday amid a mood of gloominess in Kolkata and the rest of Bengal. 03-Oct-2014
Festive fever reaches peak on Maha Ashta Kolkata, Oct 2 (IBNS): The festive spirit in Kolkata reached its peak on Thursday as the Maha Ashtami and Maha Navami celebrations of the Durga Puja commenced on the same day. 02-Oct-2014
Mahasaptami: Kolkatans soak in festive s Kolkata, Oct 1 (IBNS): With the dawn Mahasaptami ushering in, the festive spirit, joy and enthusiasm of the Bengali community in Kolkata received an extra fillip on Wednesday as people upped their celebratory mood to a great deal. 01-Oct-2014
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