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Heritage in Development
Aug 26, 2011 Banglanatak dot com, a social enterprise, presents a three day international seminar on art and livelihood in in Kolkata from September 6-8, 2011. It uses culture based approaches for pro-poor growth through community led action.
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Theatre legend Habib Tanvir passes away
Jun 09, 2009 One of the greatest stalwarts of Indian stage, eminent playwright Habib Tanvir passed away on Monday due to prolonged illness. A pioneer in bringing folk theatre to the contemporary stage, the man will be remembered for his contribution in strengthening the country’s secular and progressive traditions.
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Afghanistan wakes up to protect its cultural heritage
Jun 11, 2009 Afghanistan’s looted and smuggled artifacts seized at London’s Heathrow airport have been sent back to Kabul. The culture ministry has formed a special police force to help the country restore its cultural heritage by protecting it from homegrown looters and getting back its priceless collections from abroad.
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World Bank organises South Asia Regional Art Exhibition
Jan 14, 2013 The World Bank organises 'Imagining Our Future Together', an exhibition that will showcase art from all over South Asia as a means to foster more regional cooperation between the countries.
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Preparing the canvas for literate India
Oct 22, 2008 Artistes from all over India came together for an exhibition titled Anantaa – the eternal legends. The four day exhibition in New Delhi was hosted by Art Laureate to support under-privileged children through education and performing arts.
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Making films in Afghanistan a daunting challenge
Feb 05, 2009 Fear of warlords and government censorship have not deterred filmmakers in Afghanistan from highlighting critical issues plaguing the country. They continue to give cinematic expression to gender-based atrocities, miseries inflicted by protracted conflicts and the corruption of officials.
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Gaza children paint pictures of hope
Jan 12, 2011 Studies have shown that most children in Gaza show signs of post traumatic stress disorder. However, in a region marred by constant violent attacks from the Israeli army, many young children are now showing resilience and dream of peace and paint a hope-filled future in their drawings.
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Films reveal the human face of MDGs
Apr 13, 2011 Films and documentaries gave a unique human approach to the issues of poverty and hunger at a recent UN conference on documentaries. Through compelling stories and images, the various screenings sought to spur people to action or a change in perspective.
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Darfurnica: Art must offend, shock and disturb
Aug 24, 2011 Danish artist Nadia Plesner’s painitng, Darfurnica establishes the irony of media’s obsession with celebrities and showbiz while ignoring real stories of deprivation. The painting of a naked African boy carrying a Louis Vuitton handbag has drawn attention to the genocide in Darfur, and become a symbol of freedom of expression.
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Afghan women’s message through contemporary art
Jul 28, 2011 Issues confronting women find expression in contemporary art work by women at the Female Arts Center in Kabul who explore violence and regeneration as inextricable themes through paintings.
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The moods of a mother
May 15, 2012 Amidst the usual bonhomie that surrounds 'days', a mall in Delhi utilised the opportunity presented by Mother's Day to give shoppers a quick lesson in art. Curious people stopped to touch, feel and stare at the dozens of masks that adorned the mall for three days.
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Samsung gets Golden Peacock Award for CSR initiative
Apr 27, 2012 Samsung Electronics has been awarded the prestigious Golden Peacock Award 2012 for its CSR program, Samsung Hope Project, for the second consecutive year. The award recognises Samsung’s CSR initiatives in the areas of Education, Sports, Arts and Culture.
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Made in India
Jan 15, 2010 Hansiba, the first rural artisan of SEWA India has been instrumental in creating hand-made products that are both eco-friendly and fashionable. Her works have not only inspired many women artisans, but also brought international fame to the traditional embroidery works.
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A stage set to fight trafficking
Feb 05, 2010 Many women folk artistes not only sell their talent for a pittance, but also end up imposing themselves on others for a living. A unique initiative by an anti-trafficking NGO is helping these women earn self-respect by showcasing their talents in formal settings, attended by art lovers in good numbers.
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Threads of passion
Jul 29, 2011 Cathy Stevulak is on a mission to tell the untold tale of a passionate artist who has helped hundreds of Bangladeshi women overcome poverty by creating timeless works of art. Threads is a documentary that celebrates the power of creativity and heritage that nourishes the human potential, and the impact that one person’s sharing can have on the lives of many.
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Indo-Bangla public art show held at Chhobir Haat
Nov 20, 2012 Drik, a Bangladeshi NGO, organised a public art show at Chhobir Haat, Dhaka, in which artists from India and Bangladesh participated. The art show aimed at promoting friendship between the two countries.
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