Art & Culture

Padma awardees getting second hand medals, move court

Jan 29th, 2016 | By

In a major embarrassment to the government,  the recently announced Padma awardees led by full time actor Anupam Kher have approached Supreme Court seeking directions to restrain the government from handing over to them, what they described as, the “second hand” awards. The awardees in their petition to apex court stated that they feared government
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Drabu to don Ladishah costume to lend human touch to budget

Mar 9th, 2015 | By

Jammu: The PDP-BJP coalition government’s first budget is all set for a human touch with the finance minister Haseeb Drabu, who also heads the culture ministry, wearing a Ladishah costume during presentation. Ladishah is a traditional folk satire artist in Kashmiri culture. Finance ministry officials have roped in noted theatre director M K Raina to
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Smriti Irani to play professor in new serial to silence critics

May 29th, 2014 | By

New Delhi: Smriti Irani, the new minister of Human Resource Development (HRD) has signed up a television serial to  build her image and silence her critics especially  from the rival congress party. Irani, the most popular television bahu of India, will play the lead role of a college professor in the serial “Kyunki Professor bhi
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Farooq Abdullah plays Ladisha in Bhardwaj’s Haider

Apr 4th, 2014 | By

Pulling another rabbit out of his hat Bollywood director Vishal Bhardwaj has disclosed that former J&K Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah gets a cameo in his Kashmir centric thriller ‘Haider’. “It is one of the many little surprises the film has,” Bhardwaj was quoted by the Mumbai based glamour magazine, Starbust. Abdullah plays ‘Ladisha’- a Kashmiri story
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Delayed snow clearance to promote snow art: Omar

Mar 13th, 2014 | By

Srinagar: Coming down heavily on his critics, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah today said the delayed snow clearance was meant to improve snow arts in the valley. “Of late we have noticed huge interest among people in snow art. You can see many pictures of snowmen on Facebook,” said Abdullah.  “So I had directed officials to
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