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1947 best-picture Oscar sells for nearly $500,000 at auction | art and culture

1947 best-picture Oscar sells for nearly $500,000 at auction | art and culture

One Academy Award trophy sold for nearly $500,000 and the second for well over $200,000 in a rare auction of Oscars that ended Friday in Los Angeles. A best-picture Oscar for “Gentleman’s Agreement,” the 1947 film starring Gregory Peck that took on anti-Semitism, sold for $492,000. A best picture statuette ...

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The fifth edition of the Urdu festival, Jashn-e-Rekhta, is back in the Capital | art and culture

The fifth edition of the Urdu festival, Jashn-e-Rekhta, is back in the Capital | art and culture

Urdu is a language of love, emotions and beauty. Here’s a festival in the city that celebrates the language in all its glory. The fifth edition of Jashn-e-Rekhta, the annual Urdu festival, has a great line-up of artists, poets,writers, celebs and a lot more for the lover of Urdu. Sanjiv ...

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Classical piano soothes old elephants at Thai sanctuary | art and culture

Classical piano soothes old elephants at Thai sanctuary | art and culture

Lam Duan, a 65-year-old, blind Thai elephant is enjoying her lunch, listening to Silent Night being played on a piano. For eight years, pachyderms like Lam Duan – old, overworked and sometimes disabled – have been rehabilitated with music at Elephants World, a retirement sanctuary for the animals in the ...

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Stage is more symbolic, more figurative: Danish Husain | art and culture

Stage is more symbolic, more figurative: Danish Husain | art and culture

Danish Husain’s Guards At The Taj has been written by Rajiv Joseph and set in 1648’s India. This Sunday, Puneites will experience this play which has a blend of humour and fun. Danish says, “Though the play is set is 1648, the essence is universal. The story is about our ...

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Sonu Nigam and Hariharan come together for a fund raiser | art and culture

Sonu Nigam and Hariharan come together for a fund raiser | art and culture

Earlier this month Rehmatein was back with its sixth edition. The event saw Sonu Nigam and Hariharan headline it with an 18 piece orchestra set up. Organised by Sangeetam Charitable Trust and hosted by E-Bizz Entertainment Pvt Ltd at Shanmukhanand Hall, Sion Mumbai, the event saw a full house concert. ...

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Capital’s history to be on the internet as Delhi Archives to go online soon | art and culture

Capital’s history to be on the internet as Delhi Archives to go online soon | art and culture

Delhi has been built, destroyed and rebuilt several times in the course of its history. Naturally, it has a rich and very interesting past, too. Many pages of its history are in the custodianship of the Delhi Archives department, Delhi Government, which is taking them online in phases. Sanjay Garg, ...

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Nandita Mahtani designs cartoon-inspired line, thrilled to face creative challenges | art and culture

Nandita Mahtani designs cartoon-inspired line, thrilled to face creative challenges | art and culture

Nandita Mahtani has associated with Cartoon Network to come up with a collection inspired by the channels original series like the Powerpuff Girls, Johnny Bravo, Samurai Jack, Courage the Cowardly Dog and Dexter. The designer says waking up to a creative challenges every day keeps her going. Talking about the ...

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American artist Paul Booth applauds India’s respect for tattoo | art and culture

American tattoo artist Paul Booth is a legend in the tattoo industry. Reason being he has inked the likes of WWE?star The Undertaker, and members of music bands Slayer, Slipknot, Pantera, and Lamb of God. So, when Booth was recently in the Capital for the Heartwork Tattoo Festival, we didn’t ...

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Top 5 tips to give your home an artistic touch this New Year | art and culture

Top 5 tips to give your home an artistic touch this New Year | art and culture

From investing in smart seating to opting for right colours and patterns, let your home space do the talking in 2019 with smart makeovers. Colours and patterns Using the right colours and patterns set the right mood and temperament for our homes. Light shades give your home a larger look ...

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School children celebrate Saanjhi with arts and music | art and culture

School children celebrate Saanjhi with arts and music | art and culture

Around 22 different schools from Delhi and the National Capital Region gathered at the Sardar Patel Vidyalaya, New Delhi, on Friday, to mark the sixth year of Saanjhi, a local festival mainly celebrated in parts of Delhi, Haryana, Punjab and Uttar Pradesh. Saanjhi or Sanjhi is referred to as the ...

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