September 28, 2014
The number of Nuzvid Veena makers has fallen from 20 in 2011 to nine in 2014. Sheik Meera Saheb, one of the first-generation Nuzvid Veena makers, has quit the art owing to poor health condition. Inheriting the legacy of making lion-headed Veena, Meera Saheb’s younger son Sheik Mabu Saheb takes it forward to its newer heights. The Veena made of jackfruit tree wood has a great demand both in India and some foreign countries. Of late, lack of availability of wood has been threatening the once flourishing rural industry in Krishna District. Carnatic vocalist Mangalampalli Balamuralikrishna team to V.L. Narayana of Tamil Nadu and many other Veena artists prefer the exquisite art work from Nuzvid. Text and photos by T. Appala Naidu.
September 23, 2014
The Rs. 70-crore mega handloom cluster aims at reinventing the tapestry of designs, skills of yesteryears among Prakasam weavers. The interventions included a Rs. 7-crore yarn bank, modern compressed looms, motorised jacquards, emergency solar lamps, modern design studio and work-sheds for weavers.
September 18, 2014
Legend says Mysore’s golden throne belonged to the Pandavas
September 7, 2014
The traffic police have imposed restrictions on vehicular movement on some routes in the city in view of Ganesh immersion procession on Monday. The main procession route of Ganesh idols beginning...
August 29, 2014
Ganesh festival pandals cross religion barrier »
August 24, 2014
The beginning of ‘Chingam’ month is celebrated as the harvest festival, popularly known as ‘Onam’, by the Keralites. This year, though ‘Thiru Onam’ festival falls on September 7, it was celebrated...
August 22, 2014
Transfer of Chintur mandal to East Godavari district puts the tribal artistes in a quandary. "The transfer of our mandal to East Godavari district will entail a lot of hardships for us in reaching the district headquarter of Kakinada, situated about over 200 km away from our village," says M Rajaiah
August 16, 2014
As the evening sun began to set, there was much bonhomie and friendly banter in the Mughal Gardens. »
August 12, 2014
JST will supply linen yarn to Pedana weavers, who will weave into a cloth. The product development experiments were done in the unit of Kalamkari exporter Pitchuka Srinivas of Pedana, where the new mission likely to come into force in a few weeks.
August 6, 2014
After Varanasi, elderly widows from Mathura is getting the opportunity to celebrate this ‘Rakshabandhan’ festival in a special way as they will send handcrafted ‘rakhis’ and sweets to Prime Ministe...
September 24, 2014
A short video in which US President Barack Obama is shown saluting a Marine with a coffee cup in his hand prompted a negative reaction on social media Tuesday.In the video posted by the Whi...
September 20, 2014
Paris’ Picasso museum is reopening for two days this weekend after five years of closure over a renovation fraught with setbacks, accusations and sackings. But if the public expects art they’ll be...
September 10, 2014
72,300 of them are being digitised as part of a Tamil Nadu government initiative to preserve the intellectual heritage of the State.
September 7, 2014
Civic body identifies 113 different procession routes crisscrossing the city and suburbs. At the main immersion venue at Hussainsagar lake, arrangements were being made for installing 23 big cranes of which 19 were in place by afternoon.
August 28, 2014
The countdown to Onam begins today with many households getting into the festive fervour by making pookkalams. Most of the floral carpets are made with flowers sourced from markets. A look at pookkalams, past and present »
August 24, 2014
Far away from their native homes, Malayalam-speaking population of Visakhapatnam stick to their traditions either in dressing, food preparation or performing art forms - dance or music, and all these synchronised at the ONAM festivities organised on Sunday 24 August 2014 by Kerala Kala Samithi in Visakhapatnam. The Hindu photographer C.V. Subrahmanyam captures some moments that become everlasting memories for many.
August 18, 2014
At least 17 people were injured, one of them seriously, while forming human pyramids during the ‘Dahi Handi’ celebrations in Mumbai on Monday, officials said. »
August 13, 2014
Sweat rolls down Babloo Kumar’s gaunt cheeks as he descends from the 10-feet high Ganesha idol- the humidity inside the poorly ventilated pandal (makeshift workshop) has taken its toll. Working in...
August 9, 2014
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has invited a group of widows living in ashrams in Vrindavan and Varanasi to visit his official residence in Delhi to tie ‘rakhis’ to mark the festival of Raksha Bandh...
August 6, 2014
Classical dance by students draw applause from audience. In contrast to the ebullience and excitement at the open-air auditorium, there was an air of serenity at the Deichmann John David Auditorium where students tested their prowess in debating, instrumental percussion and orchestra.