Indian Culture

May 12, 2016

Centre for Cultural Resources and Training (CCRT)

Setup in 1979, the Centre for Cultural Resources and Training is a premier institution working towards culture with education. CCRT organizes variety of programmes to achieve specific objectives for enrichment of Indian educational system with the Cultural content. Functions Centre…

May 12, 2016

Asiatic Society

The Asiatic Society founded in 1784 by Sir. William Jones is a unique institution having served as a fountainhead of all literary and scientific activities. It was visualised as a centre for Asian studies including everything concerning man and nature…

May 12, 2016

Kala Sanskriti Vikas Yojana

After coming into power in 2014, the NDA Government has consolidated all major schemes of the Ministry of Culture under a single umbrella of Kala Sanskriti Vikas Yojana. These schemes include missions, autonomous organizations, schemes and grantee institutions of the…

May 12, 2016

National Mission on Libraries

National Mission on Libraries (NML) was launched in 2014 by President Pranab Mukherjee at Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi. It is a mission by Ministry of Culture to modernize and digitally link public libraries across the country and was established on…

May 8, 2016

Muziris Heritage Project

Muziris was an ancient sea port on the Malabar Coast in Kerala which served as one of the world's greatest trading center in East. As per historical records, the port was used for trade of goods ranging from spices to…

May 7, 2016

Belo Monte Dam Project: Key Facts and Criticisms

The Belo Monte Dam is a hydroelectric dam complex being built on the Xingu River in Brazil. The planned capacity of the Belo Monte dam complex would be 11,233 megawatts (MW). It would be the second-largest hydroelectric dam complex in…

May 6, 2016

Search of Saraswati River

Haryana government renamed the Mustafabad tehsil in Yamunanagar district as ‘Saraswati Nagar’. The renaming was done to mark the discovery of the mythical river Saraswati and its importance in the Hindu mythology. According to officials, there exists an old dried…

April 23, 2016

Dhrupad, Khayal and Other Forms of Indian Classical Music

Dhrupad and Khayal are the two forms of classical singing that are popular today. Out of them, Dhrupad is certainly older, which took proper shape in medieval era, replacing the ancient Prabandha. It enjoyed wide popularity till the 17th or…

April 23, 2016

History of Indian Music

Music is as old as our civilization.The presence of music / dance in Indus Valley Civilization is evident from some musical instruments, such as the arched or bow-shaped harp and few varieties of drums on terracotta figures and pictographs on…

April 22, 2016

Key Elements of Buddhist Architecture

The three key elements of Buddhist architecture are Stupas, Viharas and Chaityas. Stupas A stupa refers to a mound-like structure that contains some  relic of Buddha or Buddhist monks. The origin of Stupas is considered to be from the Shramana…