Mohiniyattam Dance Form

Context: Recently, the Classical dance legend Kanak Rele and the Mohiniyattam (classical dance form from the state of Kerala) exponent, who was awarded the first Guru Gopinath National Puraskaram of the Government of Kerala passed away. Relevance: GS I: Art and Culture Dimensions of the Article: Mohiniyattam Dance Form History of Mohiniyattam Salient Features of […]

Lavani Folk Art Form

Context: NCP leader has directed members of his party to not organise raunchy public shows in the name of Lavani, a folk song-and-dance performance that is popular in Maharashtra. Relevance: GS I: Art and Culture Dimensions of the Article: What is the Lavani folk art form? History and Evolution: Sub-genres: Acceptance and Audience: Popularity and […]

Mughal Gardens Will Now Be Called as Amrit Udyan

Context: The Rashtrapati Bhavan gardens — popularly known as the Mughal Gardens was renamed as Amrit Udyan. Relevance: GS I: Art and Culture Dimensions of the Article: The Amrit Udyan: A Landscape of Mughal and English Styles Charbagh Style of Mughal Gardening in India Source: The Hindu, Indian Express

Puri Jagannath temple

Context: Odisha Governor’s suggestion that foreigners and non-Hindus should be allowed to enter Puri’s famed Jagannath temple has not gone down well with traditionalists and political leaders alike. Relevance: GS I- Art and Architecture Dimensions of the Article: About Shree Jagannath temple Architecture of Jagannath temple -Source: The Hindu

UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Context: The Centre has decided to nominate Assam’s Charaideo Maidams — the Ahom equivalent of the ancient Egyptian pyramids — for the UNESCO World Heritage Site status this year. There is currently no World Heritage Site in the category of cultural heritage in the northeast. Relevance: GS-I: Art and Culture Dimensions of the Article: What […]

What is Jallikattu?

Context: Jallikattu, an event involving bulls conducted in many parts of Tamil Nadu, does not actually conserve the native breeds, contrary to the claim made by its proponents, says the Federation of Indian Animal Protection Organisations (FIAPO).  Relevance: GS I: Art and Culture Dimensions of the Article: What is Jallikattu? Why is Jallikattu important in Tamil […]

What is Jallikattu?

Context: With the Supreme Court recommencing its work after the winter vacation, all eyes in Tamil Nadu are on the verdict of a five-member Constitution Bench of the Court on a batch of petitions seeking to strike down a 2017 Tamil Nadu law that protects jallikattu, a traditional event involving bulls. Relevance: GS I: Art […]

Tentative 3 UNESCO Heritage Sites Added in India

Context: Gujarat’s Vadnagar town, the iconic Sun Temple at Modhera, and the rock cut sculptures of Unakoti in Tripura have been added to the tentative list of UNCESO World Heritage Sites. With this, India now has 52 sites on UNESCO Tentative List. Relevance: GS-I: Art and Culture Dimensions of the Article: What is the tentative list […]

Swar Dharohar Festival

Focus: GS I: Art and Culture Why in News? Recently, the Ministry of Culture, Government of India in collaboration with “Swar Dharohar Foundation,” inaugurated a three day “Swar Dharohar Festival” under Kalanjali. What is the Swar Dharohar Festival?

About Hornbill Festival

Focus: GS I: Art and Culture Why in News? Recently, Vice President inaugurated the 23rd edition of Hornbill Festival. About Hornbill Festival Great hornbill