It was a riot of colours at Raj Bhavan as Andhra Pradesh and Telangana Governor E.S.L. Narasimhan and his wife celebrated Holi on Friday amid much fanfare.
Praising the Kochi Muziris Biennale (KMB) as an event that has all the makings of "a leading exhibition in the world", US Consul General Phillip A. Min said he would like to see if his country could in some way support the future editions.
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Manipuri people in Kolkata on Thursday celebrated Yaoshang, the Manipuri Holi festival, with traditional dances and food.
If India's idea of an International Yoga Day has found easy acceptance in the UN, much of the credit must go to Paramhansa Yogananda, India's first yoga guru in the US whose 62nd death anniversary falls this Saturday.
A controversy has erupted over divisional commissioner Pradip Bhatnagar's decision to install the statues of Mughal emperor Akbar's "Navratnas" (nine jewels) in Fatehpur Sikri, a World Heritage site.
Holi has a Muslim history as well. Revered Sufi saints like Hazrat Nizamuddin Aulia and Ameer Khusro have, in their chaste Persian and Hindvi poetry, adored the 'pink' festival generously.
The "In-Residence" programme for 2015 for writers and artists will be held at Rashtrapati Bhavan from March 7 to 21, an official statement said on Thursday.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav extended Holi greetings to the people of the state on Thursday.
Indian-origin comedian Hardeep Singh Kohli and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra are set to headline the Dumfries and Galloway Arts Festival.