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Anish Kapoor tops first edition of Hurun India Art List

With sales estimated at Rs. 168.25 crore, London-based sculptor Anish Kapoor has topped the first edition of the Hurun India Art List. He is followed by artists Akbar Padamsee and Krishen Khanna, whose works were sold for Rs 45.84 crore and Rs 9.48 crore respectively. The Hurun Research Institute has ranked the top 50 Indian ..

Rana Dasgupta wins 2019 Rabindranath Tagore Literary Prize

Rana Dasgupta has won the 2nd edition of Rabindranath Tagore Literary Prize 2019 for his 2010 novel “Solo”, a tale of estrangement and the ultimate failure of material existence. The award consists of an amount of $10,000, a Tagore statue and a certificate. Beside this, the Rabindranath Tagore Literary Prize for social achievement was awarded ..

Ram Sutar Vanji wins Tagore Award for Cultural Harmony for year 2016

The President of India, Ram Nath Kovind will present the Tagore Award for Cultural Harmony to Rajkumar Singhajit Singh; Chhayanaut (a cultural organization of Bangladesh); and Ram Sutar Vanji for the years 2014, 2015 & 2016 respectively on 18th of February 2019 at Pravasi Bhartiya Kendra, New Delhi. Tagore Award for Cultural Harmony was instituted ..

Anjolie Ela Menon conferred with National Kalidas Samman in visual arts by Madhya Pradesh government

Anjolie Ela Menon, the well known muralist, has recently been conferred with the prestigious National Kalidas Samman by the Madhya Pradesh government in Delhi for her contribution in visual arts. The award was conferred in recognition of her insightful and sensitive portrayal of the identity and spirit of women through her meaningful paintings in a ..

The first-ever International Exhibition of Graphic Prints ‘Print Biennale India 2018′ started in New Delhi

The first-ever International Exhibition of Graphic Prints ‘Print Biennale India 2018′ has started at the Rabindra Bhavan Galleries of the Lalit Kala Akademi in New Delhi on March 25, 2018. The event, organized by Lalit Kala Akademi, is aimed at discovering new artistic trends in printmaking nationally and internationally. Artists from across the world have ..

Indian-Origin boy Rahul Doshi crowned as UK’s ‘Child Genius’ in a popular television quiz competition

Rahul Doshi (12), an Indian-origin boy, has been crowned as the UK’s ‘Child Genius’ in a popular television quiz competition, after answering all questions correctly. He won the Channel 4 show ‘Child Genius’ by beating his nine-year-old opponent – Ronan by 10-4 in the programme’s finale on August 20, 2017. In the final, Rahul impressed ..

150th Birth Anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore

A yearlong Joint Indo-Bangla Celebrations to commemorate the 150th Birth Anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore concluded in New Delhi on May 7, 2012. Bangladesh held that it will celebrate the 100th year of Tagore getting the Nobel Prize for Gitanjali in 2013. Rabindranath Tagore was born on 7 May 1861 in an old aristocratic family of ..

150th Birth Anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore

A yearlong Joint Indo-Bangla Celebrations to commemorate the 150th Birth Anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore concluded in New Delhi on May 7, 2012. Bangladesh held that it will celebrate the 100th year of Tagore getting the Nobel Prize for Gitanjali in 2013. Rabindranath Tagore was born on 7 May 1861 in an old aristocratic family of ..