Tag Archive | Music

Keeping the tradition alive

Artistes performing at the Folk Dance and Music festival organised in Bhubaneswar on Friday.Photo: Lingaraj Panda
Artistes performing at the Folk Dance and Music festival organised in Bhubaneswar on Friday.Photo: Lingaraj Panda

For creative start- ups

The Coalition is organising TC/1 in Delhi for creative startups, last date of application is February 10

The Coalition, conceptualised by Only Much Louder and Do One Thing, is India’s first dedicated platform to support creative enterprise. They aim to get young creative thinkers together with the people, skills and money that can turn their passion into successful businesses. They connect them to the resources that can help their business grow through a series of workshops, discussions and inspirational talks by some credible and creative names, along with live pitches to investors, mentors and incubators.

This March, they kick-off with a three-day event in Delhi, called TC/1. The event is for creative start-ups across the fields of music, film, design, fashion, photography, visual arts, publishing, performing arts, creative technology, event production, and arts management, among many others. The event, which will be held between 14 and March 16, is free to attend. There are no registration fees. Entry is by application only. Last date for applications is February 10. 50 creative entrepreneurs can even get a grant to attend the three-day conference.

For details visit http://thecoalition.in/.



Sivakasi Nadar Matric

Sivakasi Nadars Matric Hr.Sec.School , Madurai celebrated Pongal in a grand manner. The students of class VI entertained with a dance. The correspondent distributed the prizes to the students who performed well in Science Exhibition.

Teachers and students prepared Pongal in the school premises and distributed to all. The students also shared their love & sweet Pongal with old age home at Gnanaolipuram.


Vividh Bharati service to be available on Internet

Number of listeners has gone up considerably, says AIR Director General

The Vividh Bharati service of All India Radio will now be available on Internet soon. The radio channel, which presents a mix of music, skits, short plays and interactive programmes, can be accessed round the clock. This is in addition to the Urdu service and FM Gold which is already offered on the net.

According to R. Venkateshwarlu, Director General, AIR, radio is back in the reckoning. There is 30 per cent rise in the number of listeners as compared to the previous year. The new listeners are mostly outdoor ones, such as those using car radio and the radio facility in their mobiles.

Consequently, the revenue of AIR is also on the rise. So far it has netted Rs. 307 crore against Rs. 376 crore last year. “We expect the revenue to touch Rs. 440 crore, an increase of 80 per cent,” Mr. Venkateshwarlu said.

In the third phase of FM radio stations, the government proposed to sanction additional 839 stations in the private sector. Currently, the AIR has 407 stations and 587 broadcasting centres while the number of radio stations in the private sector is 242. The AIR station at Vijayawada is in the process of being upgraded from 1 KW to 10 KW power.




Lyric-writing contest



Humantra is organising a lyric-writing competition in traditional agriculture practices and food security. For details, call 9989846698.



‘Khammam Balotsav’ begins

A three-day children’s festival christened as ‘Khammam Balotsav’ got off to a splendid start at Manchikanti Bhavan here on Friday.

A scintillating cultural show featuring awe-inspiring classical dance performances by schoolchildren marked the opening ceremony of the three-day festival.

Drawing and fancy dress competitions were conducted later in the day.

A large number of schoolchildren belonging to various government and private schools from all over the town enthusiastically participated in the competitive events held on the inaugural day.

Earlier, Kothagudem Club secretary Dr. Vasireddy Ramesh Babu inaugurated the festival. K Hima Bindu, the convener of the children’s festival, and others were present.

Speakers at the inaugural function praised the organisers of the festival for their efforts to nurture and promote the inherent talents of children besides giving the tiny tots an excellent opportunity to unravel their creative flair.



‘Balotsavam’ from Jan. 18

Values Foundation will organise a cultural festival ‘Balotsavam’ here from January 18 to bring out the talent of students in various art forms.

“We are going to organise competitions in 12 categories, including folk, classical and western songs and dances for students of State-run and aided schools at the sprawling P.V.R. Municipal Boys High School ground,” Eadra Bharat of the organisation told reporters here.

He said Rs. 15,000 would be given as the first prize, Rs. 10,000 second prize and Rs. 5,000 as third prize during the Balotsavam coinciding with the drama festival by the NTR Kala parishad. Participating schools would be given an incentive of Rs. 5,000 each. Interested schools should contact 08592-232695 before December 23, the last date for receiving entries and compulsorily give their email id and contact telephone numbers, he added.



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