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All-night Therukoothu – The Hindu

All-night Therukoothu - The Hindu

Shri Bavaani Amman Therukkoothu Nataka Manram, Kanchipuram, presented ‘Alamugasooran Samhaaram’, an unusual story of Arjuna being helped by Draupadi, who takes on the Kali avatara to kill the asura. The show was organised on Sunday last as part of the Mahakumbabhishekam festival at Shri Thiruveedi Amman Temple, Medavakkam. Despite there ...

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Accent on bhakti, social themes

Accent on bhakti, social themes

Mulund Fine Arts Society’s three-day ‘Summer Fiesta’ featured a dance performance and two Tamil plays. It was held at the Mahakavi Kalidas Auditorium, Mulund. A Bharatanatyam performance by Maya G Shivakumar was a last-minute substitute for the musical play ‘Sangeetha Pitamaha Purandaradasa’, as its director P. S. Krishnamoorthy was suddenly ...

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World Music Day: Fête de la Musique makes Delhiites celebrate music and its diversity | art and culture

Members of the band Knight Shades will perform at Fête de la Musique 2018.

Fête de la Musique or World Music Day is a music celebration that takes place annually on the day of summer solstice ie the longest day of the year. And this year, too, Delhiites can revel in all-day musical celebrations — that were initiated in France in 1982 to promote ...

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Why you can’t talk about John Oliver in China

Why you can't talk about John Oliver in China

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption John Oliver is the latest target to be hit by Chinese censors If you’re looking to post something about John Oliver on Chinese social media this week, chances are you can’t. The British television host been censored on China’s biggest social media site, just ...

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Janet Jackson says motherhood is ‘the height of happiness’

Janet Jackson says motherhood is 'the height of happiness'

Image copyright AFP Image caption Jackson is one of the most successful artists in US chart history Janet Jackson has opened up about her struggle to find happiness, saying she “fell easily into despair” but found contentment after becoming a mother. In a candid letter for Essence magazine, the pop ...

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Ed Sheeran: Travel and ticket warning for Cardiff concerts

Ed Sheeran: Travel and ticket warning for Cardiff concerts

Image copyright Getty Images Ed Sheeran fans have been told to plan ahead and arrive early for his record-breaking Cardiff concerts amid travel fears and heightened ticket scrutiny. The Grammy award winning superstar will become the first performer to play four successive nights at the Principality Stadium, starting on Thursday. ...

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Love Island: Adam sparks warning from charity Women’s Aid

Love Island: Adam sparks warning from charity Women's Aid

Image copyright ITV Love Island contestant Adam Collard’s behaviour in the reality TV show has led a domestic abuse charity to issue a warning about spotting signs of abuse. The 22-year-old has faced a backlash from fans over the way he’s treated fellow Love Islander Rosie Williams. Women’s Aid says ...

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Johnny Marr returns to save us from ourselves

Johnny Marr returns to save us from ourselves

Image copyright Getty Images “As far-fetched as it sounds,” ponders Johnny Marr, “mankind has been calling out for help to some invisible force in the sky for as long as recorded time. “So if people can be summoning their gods, then it’s not that much for me to ask to ...

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Desmond Elliott Prize: King Lear retelling named winner

Desmond Elliott Prize: King Lear retelling named winner

Image copyright Louise Haywood Shiefer A modern retelling of Shakespeare’s King Lear has been named the winner of the Desmond Elliott Prize. Preti Taneja’s We That Are Young, which has moved the action to India, was described as “awe-inspiring”. Sarah Perry, chair of judges, said Taneja’s ambition was “breath-taking”. The ...

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EastEnders special to air real stories of knife crime

EastEnders special to air real stories of knife crime

Image caption EastEnders character Shakil (Shaheen Jafargholi) was killed in a knife attack in May EastEnders is to broadcast an episode featuring accounts from relatives of real-life victims of knife crime. It’s part of the soap’s ongoing knife crime storyline, which saw character Shakil Kazemi stabbed and killed by a ...

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