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Octoberfest 2014 - heady mix of soulful Indian renditions, western beats

Bangalore , Oct 22

Those looking for unforgettable music experience, will surely vouch for Kingfisher Premium - The Great Indian Octoberfest. A confluence of Indian ragas, folk music and hard metal rock band, EDM and hip hop from the west, the 10th edition concluded on a high note here.

Archaeologists discover lost Sphinx head in Greece

Athens , Oct 22

Archaeologists excavating the tomb of Amphipolis in northern Greece have uncovered the head of one of the two sphinxes that guard the entrance to the site which dates back to the time of Alexander the Great.

Gopalaswami to head Kalakshetra Foundation

New Delhi , Oct 22

Former chief election commissioner N. Gopalaswami was Wednesday appointed chairman of the Chennai-based cultural body Kalakshetra Foundation.

Bengali folk rock, rap highlights of Kolkata youth fest

Kolkata , Oct 21

An eclectic mix of Bengali folk music with a modern twist, Bengali rap and a dash of 'Swatantrata Rock' will enthrall youngsters at the Kolkata Youth Festival here Oct 26.

Seeing India through the lens - from Ethiopia

Adiis Ababa , Oct 21 In a unique peek into the wonder that is India, the Indian embassy in Ethiopia showcased a photo exhibition of religions in India at a national level for the first time.

Sydney Opera House lights up for Diwali

Sydney , Oct 22

The Sydney Opera House was lit up in a vibrant orange colour to celebrate Diwali, the Indian festival of lights.

Malaysian Indians celebrate Diwali

Kuala Lumpur , Oct 22

Malaysian Indians and people of the Hindu faith Wednesday celebrated Diwali with a great fervour here, media reported.

Artefacts of ten national museums digitised

New Delhi , Oct 21

More than 11,000 art objects from ten museums have been digitised to make these national treasures available to a wider audience, a statement of the ministry of culture said Tuesday.

Sound & Light shows at three Odisha heritage sites

Bhubaneswar , Oct 21

The Odisha government Tuesday inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the the India Tourism Development Corporation for Sound and Light shows at three heritage sites in the state.

Diverse mix of books in DSC Prize 2014 longlist

New Delhi , Oct 20

Ten books, penned by authors from India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Afghanistan, are in the race for the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature, it was announced Monday.