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KTM: Eurasia Beauty Queen Ms Yana Filippova is Goodwill Ambassador for Russia

Eurasia Beauty Queen Ms Yana Filippova is the Goodwill Ambassador for Russia for the upcoming Kerala Travel Mart 2018 (KTM) to be held in Kochi in September, which gives special emphasis to strengthen the partnership between the two countries in the revenue-generating sector. This is in continuation of the summit meeting between Indian Prime Minister and the President of the Russian Federation last year to celebrate 2018 as the Year […]

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L-R, Riyas Komu, Arpita Singh, Bose Krishnamachari and Benitha Perciyal winners of Asia Arts Game Changers Awards 2018

Kochi Biennale Foundation gets Asia Arts Game Changers Awards

Acknowledging the immense contributions made by the Kochi Biennale Foundation towards the development of modern and contemporary art, Asia Society Centre on Thursday honoured the KBF founders Mr Bose Krishnamachari and Mr Riyas Komu with the prestigious Asia Society Asia Arts Game Changers Award 2018 at an event in New Delhi. They were felicitated with the Asia Arts Vanguard award, which acknowledges and celebrates the work of eminent artists whose […]

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India Heritage Walk Festival 2018 Exploring history and art in cosmopolitan Kochi

Throughout its long existence Kochi has had one constant — its cosmopolitanism — acquired through centuries of trade and travel by its welcoming, enterprising communities; and residents of the city will celebrate this vibrant history this month in a series of curated events as part of the ongoing India Heritage Walk Festival (IHWF). Kochi is one among 20 cities hosting the month-long, multi-city IHWF 2018 organised jointly by Sahapedia, the […]

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India Heritage Walk Festival 2018: Celebrating India’s Diverse Heritage

. Month-long event will explore history, art & culture, and food of 20 cities around India . Festival organised jointly by YES Culture & Sahapedia Celebration of India’s diverse heritage and making it accessible to varied audiences are the focal points of the month-long India Heritage Walk Festival (IHWF) that will be held in February 2018. Citizens will be encouraged to explore the tangible and intangible cultural legacies of their […]

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Folklores must be safeguarded through education and business: Dr Robert Baron

“Folklore is emergent. It changes each time it is performed, varying in form and context, with innovation by individuals within the convention of the community,” Dr Robert Baron, director of the Folk Arts Programme, New York State Council on the Arts, said here. “The existence of folklores is not only confined in preserving it. Inclusion of folklore education in school curriculum will give a new dimension in grasping the roots […]

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Biennale shapes up as major driver of art and culture in Kerala and India: KPMG report

 CM launches report on 3rd edition of Kochi-Muziris Biennale  The Kochi-Muziris Biennale (KMB) has become a major driver of art and culture in Kerala and India, built enduring infrastructure for culture, triggered economic spin-offs in the tourism sector, spawned jobs, and bolstered Kochi’s international reputation as a vibrant place for cultural pluralism and a destination for new-age arts, says a report by professional services firm KPMG. The report on the […]

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KBF launches ‘Varayude Penma’, a residency art workshop for Kudumbasree members

Seeking to empower women by inculcating the values of art amongst them, Kochi Biennale Foundation (KBF) and Kudumbasree launched a 10-day residency art workshop for the members of Kudumbasree Mission here today, with the organisers hoping that such an endeavour would help raise women-centric issues in a forceful and creativemanner.  The workshop at Fort Kochi, being attended by around 35 women from 14 districts, was inaugurated by Shri K J Maxi, the local MLA. Prominent artists Valsan Kolleri, Jalaja PS, Jaya PS and C […]

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ETC and UNWTO discuss transnational themes and routes in Galicia

The European Travel Commission (ETC) and the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) held an international seminar in Santiago de Compostela to exchange best practices on how to develop and effectively manage transnational tourism themes and routes. The ETC-UNWTO International Seminar on Marketing Transnational Tourism Themes and Routes was hosted by the Xunta de Galicia and Turespaña on 16-17 November 2017 in the emblematic city of Santiago de Compostela, final destination of […]

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Karnataka Tourism to organize inaugural edition of ‘Karnataka International Travel Expo’ in Bengaluru

‘Govt. of Karnataka – Department of Tourism’ announces the inaugural edition of ‘Karnataka International Travel Expo’, India’s biggest B2B travel event in Bengaluru from the 28 February – 2 March 2018. The state of Karnataka and Bengaluru have over the years has contributed towards being a large part of the India’s ever-growing tourism arrival figures, both to within India destinations and overseas. The Inaugural edition of ‘Karnataka International Travel Expo’, […]

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Kochi-Muziris Biennale founders among “Power 100” of contemporary art world for third year

Riyas Komu and Bose Krishnamachari rank 84th in global influencers list Kochi-Muziris Biennale’s founders Riyas Komu and Bose Krishnamachari have been named among the 100 most influential people in the global contemporary art scene for the third year in a row, in rousing endorsement for both the artists and their pioneering project which has shaped into India’s biggest art event and one of the most anticipated biennales on the international art […]

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