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Montek Singh Ahluwalia rules out approaching IMF over economic woes

Hit by a currency crisis and poor growth, India on Saturday ruled out approaching the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for assistance, saying the economic situation has not reached a point where outside help is warranted. Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia said the RBI’s forex reserves are adequate to

TRADITIONAL THEATRE FORMS OF INDIA

Living traditions occupy a prominent place in the Indian social system. Any living tradition has a natural flow. There can be no doubt about the fact that traditional art forms reflect the ideals of the society, its determination to survive, its ethos, emotions, fellow-feelings, and so on. Drama in itself

Musical Instruments of India

India is the inheritor of one of the most ancient and evolved music systems in the world. The continuity of the musical traditions of India is established through a study of musical texts and numerous visual references one finds of musical instruments in painting and sculpture from prehistoric times to

Hindustani Classical Music

Throughout the ages, man has sought to express the stirrings of his soul, the search for something beyond the mundane through the medium of the arts. The evolution of poetry, painting and other visual arts has been preserved on stone, leaves and paper but music being auditory, no such evidence

Indian Classical Dances

Indian Classical Dances Dance in India has a rich and vital tradition dating back to ancient times. Excavations, inscriptions, chronicles, genealogies of kings and artists, literary sources, sculpture and painting of different periods provide extensive evidence on dance. Myths and legends also support the view that dance had a significant

Indian Performing Arts

Dancers, Sun Temple, Konarak, Orissa In India, various facets of performing arts are all pervading bringing colour and joy to numerous festivals and ceremonies, and reaffirming the faith of the people in their heritage. These facets have been responsible for sustaining the long continuities of ancient traditions. They are the

Puppet Forms of India

A puppet is one of the most remarkable and ingenious inventions of the man. It has been said that a puppet has to be more than his live counterpart for it is definitely the suggestive element that is more captivating and enduring in a puppet. Ancient Hindu philosophers have paid