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    Culture Shauk21, Jan 2020, 5:16 PM IST

    Statehood Day | Rich Culture Of Manipur, Meghalaya And Tripura

     

    On 21 January, 1972, the states of Tripura, Manipur, and Meghalaya became full-fledged states under the North Eastern Region (Re-organisation) Act, 1971. The three states attained Statehood after 24 years of India's Independence. In this episode of Culture 'Shauk' with Sunita Iyer, let's take a look at the rich culture of the three states.

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    Culture Shauk19, Jan 2020, 1:50 PM IST

    Kokborok Day: What Rest Of India Needs To Know About This Tripura Festival

    Kokborok Day is a festival celebrated in Tripura to commemorate the development of the Kokborok language, which is the official language of the state. Observed every January 19, this day celebrates the initial recognition of Kokborok and an official language in 1979. Let's find out more about this festival in this episode of Culture 'Shauk' with Sunita Iyer.

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    India17, Jan 2020, 3:56 PM IST

    Ahmedabad-Mumbai Tejas Express: All You Need To Know About This IRCTC Train

    Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani today flagged off the inaugural run of the second premium Tejas train between Ahmedabad and Mumbai. Services on this train, operated by IRCTC, will begin on January 19 from the city. Pegged as a symbol of Indian culture blended with modernisation for enhanced passenger comfort, here’s everything you need to know about this train.

  • Kiren Rijiju and Suniel Shetty Call for Clean and Drug-free Sports Culture

    Village Ki Chhori16, Jan 2020, 4:57 PM IST

    Kiren Rijiju and Suniel Shetty Call for Clean and Drug-free Sports Culture

    Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju and actor Suniel Shetty have called for a clean and drug-free sports culture, urging Khelo India athletes to refrain from any banned substances. The minister promised the athletes that they would be given full support as long as they stay away from banned substances.

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    Culture Shauk15, Jan 2020, 3:21 PM IST

    Pongal: The History And Significance Of Tamil Nadu's Harvest Festival

    India is a land of festivals. Every festival is celebrated with equal enthusiasm and fervor. Pongal, the harvest festival of Tamil Nadu, is one such festival. Why is the Pongal festival celebrated, how is it celebrated, what is its significance? Let us find out more in this episode of Culture ‘Shauk’ with Sunita Iyer.

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    Culture Shauk14, Jan 2020, 3:05 PM IST

    Makar Sankranti: Significance Of The Kite Flying Festival

    Makar Sankranti, dedicated to the sun god, is one of the most ancient Hindu festivals celebrated across India with much fanfare. The festival marks the beginning of the auspicious period of Uttarayan. Flying kites, preparing traditional sweets with jaggery and sesame seeds and taking holy dip in rivers form an integral part of it, as does meeting with loved ones and exchanging greetings and sweets. In this episode of Culture 'Shauk' with Sunita Iyer, let’s take a look at the significance of the festival of Makar Sankranti and also find out why kite flying is an important part of the celebration.

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    India14, Jan 2020, 1:01 PM IST

    Americans, foreign nationals all set to learn Hindi

    January 16 onwards, free Hindi classes would begin. It is imparted by Moxraj, a teacher of Indian Culture at the embassy.

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    Culture Shauk13, Jan 2020, 4:04 PM IST

    Lohri: History & Significance of This Popular Punjabi Folk Festival

    Lohri is one of the most commonly celebrated festivals in India and it is a way to spread the joy of seeing the sparkling pearls of Rabi crops amidst traditional folk songs, dance and food. In this episode of Culture 'Shauk' with Sunita Iyer, let’s take a look at the history and the importance of this festival.

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    Culture Shauk10, Jan 2020, 7:49 PM IST

    How A Speech In Hindi Inspired Karnataka Icon Narasimhaiah

    A 100-year-old high school in the heart of Bengaluru was instrumental in encouraging a young freedom fighter to fight against the tyrannical British rule. Interestingly, Hanumanthappa Narasimhaiah's journey began with a Hindi speech which needed to be translated in Kannada! In this episode of Culture ‘Shauk’ with Sunita Iyer, we revisit the story of how the Hindi language became a yardstick of inspiration for an icon of Karnataka to fight for freedom and scientific temper.

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    Culture Shauk9, Jan 2020, 9:17 PM IST

    Atithi Devo Bhava! President Kovind Helps US Couple Have Dream Kerala Wedding

    Atithi Devo Bhava! The ancient Indian tradition of welcoming the guest as God has stayed alive despite the countless changes our country has gone through. Stories in Vedas like the one where Lord Vishnu visited his devotee’s house ratify the nature of the tradition deeply ingrained in Indian society. The recent gesture of President Ramnath Kovind compromising his security protocol to help a US couple take their wedding vows as per the planned schedule in Kochi is testimony that guest still remains akin to god in our country. Let’s find out more about this interesting story in this episode of Culture ‘Shauk’ with Sunita Iyer.

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    Culture Shauk8, Jan 2020, 8:14 PM IST

    Ajay Devgn's Tanhaji Brings Focus Back On The Rich Maratha Culture

    Keeping in check with Bollywood’s latest trend of produce biopics, Ajay Devgn is all set to tell us the real story of Tanhaji, the unsung warrior who fought alongside Chhatrapati Shivaji against the Mughals. The movie is being seen as a departure from the conventional culture of Bollywood where Mughals have been glorified while our own warriors haven’t received their due. Releasing on January 10, the movie embraces the Maratha Culture in its truest spirit. Let’s explore the many facets of the rich culture of Maharashtra in this episode of Culture ‘Shauk’ with Sunita Iyer.

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    Culture7, Jan 2020, 9:11 PM IST

    Does anyone care about Mumbai's Elephanta Caves?

    The Elephanta Caves in Mumbai is a huge tourist attraction. Every year thousands of people from across the country and the world visit the cave. In 1987, the Elephanta Caves in their entirety and the forested areas around them were declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Legislation to shield the Elephanta Caves has existed since the 1950s, but the state government has turned a blind eye leading to the degradation of the spectacular carvings in the caves. Does anyone care? Let’s find out more in this episode of Culture ‘Shauk’ with me Sunita Iyer.

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    Entertainment6, Jan 2020, 6:11 PM IST

    What Made AR Rahman A Musical Sensation World Over

    In this episode of Culture 'Shauk' with Sunita Iyer, we revisit AR Rahman’s musical career and his outlook as a popular musical artist that blends cosmopolitan sensibilities with Indian cultural expectations.

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    India4, Jan 2020, 3:28 PM IST

    Open letter to Mr PM for urgent reform of our education system

    The misinformation and propaganda against our culture and heritage has left educational institutions of India burning today. Abhinav Khare writes an open letter to PM Modi to clean up Indian academia

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    Culture3, Jan 2020, 6:35 PM IST

    India's Tribes And Its Tradition Of Tattoos

    For hundreds of years, the tradition of tattooing to segregate groups was common across the length and breadth of India. As diverse as the cultures are in our country, so are the customs and kinds of tattoos which every community or tribe use to mark themselves with. In this episode of Culture 'Shauk' with Sunita Iyer, we revisit the tale of India’s tattoo tradition among several tribes.