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Puli Kali procession on the occasion of Athachamayam celebrations in Tripunithura, Kerala | photo showcase

— by Vibin Raj | Tripunithura, Kerala Athachamayam is a cultural extravaganza which marks the beginning of the ten-day Onam festival in Kerala. The 2014 festival witnessed the colorful Puli Kali procession on the occasion of Athachamayam at Tripunithura, the suburb city of Kochi. Puli Kali is a 200 year old folk art form of Kerala. Pulikali means 'play of the tigers'. Hence the performers paint themselves like tigers and hunters in vibrant colors and dance to the beats of instruments like Udukku and Thakil. Puli Kali procession at 'Athachamayam' in Tripunithura, Kerala (photo by Vibin Raj) Puli Kali procession at 'Athachamayam' in Tripunithura, Kerala (photo by Vibin Raj) Puli Kali procession at 'Athachamayam' in Tripunithura, Kerala (photo by Vibin Raj) Puli Kali procession at 'Athachamayam' in Tripunithura, Kerala (photo by Vibin Raj) Puli Kali procession at 'Athachamayam' in Tripunithura, Kerala (photo by Vibin Raj)

What do writers, publishers, illustrators and gamers talk about when they’re thrown into one room?

— by Parmita Borah | Bangalore Nury Vittani at Jumpstart 2014: Let's Play! (photo - Jim Ankan Deka) I was not sure what to expect when I walked into the 1st floor of Goethe-Institut building (Max Mueller Bhavan), having arrived a few minutes late for Jumpstart 2014. The panel was already engrossed in a discussion; I took a few awkward minutes to find a seat and settle down before I could make sense of what sounded like a potentially interesting topic. Checking the itinerary I realized that I had not missed much. The introductions were barely over.

Bangalore celebrates with 200th flower show at Lalbagh botanical garden

Replica of Mysore palace at Flower Show at Lalbagh Botanical Garden, Bangalore One of the most awaited events in the Garden City of India is the Lalbagh flower show. Every year on Independence Day of India, a flower show is organized at the Lalbagh Botanical Garden in Bangalore. The event is jointly organised by Department of Horticulture and Mysore Horticulture Society of Karnataka. Flower Show at Lalbagh Botanical Garden (photo - Jim Ankan Deka) 2014 witnessed a spectacular flower show of herbal garden with 200 medicinal plant species. The 10 day lavishly staged floral extravaganza started on August 8 and went on till August 17, 2014. Among others, the event witnessed a 27-ft high floral replica of the Mysore palace which was recreated with 300,000 roses – red, white and yellow. Another attraction was the floral replica of famous Mysore Dasara procession which included elephants carrying the golden howdah and the statue of goddess Chamundi. There was also a floral replica o

North East India shines at 'Fragrances From The North East' film fest

Recently, the Directorate of Film Festivals (DFF), ministry of information and broadcasting, in coordination with the northeast division of the home ministry and the ministry of culture, organised a film festival titled "Fragrances from the North East". The Siri Fort Auditorium in the Capital hosted the film festival dedicated to gems from North-east India between August 22 and 24, 2014. The festival showcased acclaimed films from each of the 'Seven Sisters' and provided a glimpse into other cultural aspects of the region with concerts, exhibitions and food stalls. The festival was inaugurated by the Hon’ble Minister for Information & Broadcasting Shri Prakash Javadekar, The opening film at the festival was the 2012 Mizo feature Khawnglung Run (The Raid of Khawnglung). Directed and produced by Mapuia Chongthu, it is based on the Khawnglung massacre of 1856-59. Of the two National Award-winning films that were screened at the festival, Jahnu Barua's 2014 As

Call for entries | Music Malt Online Fest - 2014

Results announced! A total of 257 music videos are submitted to Music Malt Online Fest-2014 . Participation from More than 29 countries. Click Here for the results. Entries for MMOF-2014 are now closed. We are not accepting new entries. The results will be announced on October 18, 2014. Watch this space. Music Malt Online Fest - 2014 (MMOF)  - August 15 to October 18 We are looking forward to go on a sonic trip and feast our eyes at the same time! If you have a music video published on an internet portal, send it to Music Malt Online Fest. The best of the lot will receive a trophy, a certificate, and an attractive gift hamper. We will also share the winning videos on our website with a profile on the band/artist. There are three major prizes to be won - ❶  Song of Substance (a video that sends a strong social message) ❷  Creative Genius (as the name suggests, get creative) ❸  The Dream Weaver (the most funky wacko video, mostly animated stuff) Video submissions for Music

Jumpstart 2014 - Let's Play!

JUMPSTART 2014 - Let's Play! EVENT  - JUMPSTART 2014 - Let's Play! ABOUT At JUMPSTART 2014, we look at ways in which we - as writers, illustrators, artists, storytellers, filmmakers, gamers, coders, animators, designers, publishers, technology experts and adults in general, create games in diverse forms that enrich the lives of children. We will explore the different facets of play and its intersections with books, media and learning. Words and illustrations play on a page to create stories and experiences for the young reader. WHEN Delhi - August 25 and August 26, 2014 | Bangalore - August 28, 2014 ORGANISED BY German Book Office New Delhi CONTACT Ela Gupta E-mail : Phone : 9643380840 INFORMATION More info at - REGISTRATION Click Here

Fragrance from the North East - event

Directorate of Film Festivals (Ministry of Information & Broadcasting) presents Fragrance from the North East About ' Fragrance from the North East ' is a three-day festival of cinema from the region in a freshly-refurbished Siri Fort Auditorium complex in New Delhi. To be inaugurated on August 22, 2014 by the Hon’ble Minister for Information & Broadcasting Shri Prakash Javadekar, the festival will be attended by several leading film personalities from the region, including internationally-acclaimed filmmakers Jahnu Barua and Aribam Syam Sharma, and actors Danny Dengzongpa, Seema Biswas, Adil Hussain, Geetanjali Thapa and many more. Click Here for more information