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ICCR announces a world wide art competition - United Against Corona ICCR announces a world wide art competition - United Against Corona

Source: connectedtoindia.com With a focus on building cultural links with countries around the world and giving a platform for billions to express their emotions towards the COVID-19 pandemic, Indian Council for Cultural Relations has launched a worldwide art competition. Learn more about the competition and its guidelines in the article below. With almost the entire world caught up in the jaws of COVID-19, forcing us to self-isolation of lockdown, we can always be grateful for one thing: the liberty to express our emotions. And with this pandemic touching the lives of nearly every human being on Earth, there are millions of expressions wanting to manifest!! With an aim to become the catalyst to let this emotions find an artistic expression, The Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) is calling Indians and all the citizens of the world to express their emotions – of empathy, sympathy, kindness, concern, anger, frustration, social cohesiveness and bravery among other – through a worldwide art competition. Titled as ‘United Against Corona – Express Through Art’, the competition invites entries from professional artists and amateurs as well as Children & Stude...

Kalaprayati: Artists & Art Patrons Unite Against Coronavirus Kalaprayati: Artists & Art Patrons Unite Against Coronavirus

Kalaprayati brings artists and patrons together and through the medium  of art it creates a platform that facilitates contribution towards the PM-CARES fund You can collect a beautiful piece of art, contribute towards the ongoing fight against corona and encourage arts – all of these while being at home during lockdown. Yes this seemingly simple idea is made possible by the joint efforts of InventArt in collaboration with Ahmedabad Art Society and the Society for Environment Protection. The initiative has received support from architect Hiren Patel, Manal Relia of Archer Art Gallery, Gayatri Mehta (former Jt. Sec. of Bombay Art Society) and Karma Foundation. ‘Kalaprayati – Unite Against Corornavirus’ is an initiative that brings together artists as well as art patrons on a common platform that facilitates transaction between the two, resulting in funds, half of which is earmarked for PM-CARES fund. Kalaprayati seeks to use art as a medium and create valuable contributions, both in encouraging arts as well as contributing towards the fight against the pandemic. They have formed a pretty simple system to put this in place. Visual artists from across the country are invi...

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The Corona impact : Lonely Planet announces closures at Melbourne and London

Source: rome2rio.com World’s most loved travel publisher, Lonely Planet announces shut down of its branches in Melbourne and London, citing corona induced travel restrictions as the primary reason. We explore. The world has come to a halt. Due to corona pandemic nearly 4 billion people across the length and breadth of the globe are forced to lock down and s...

In Rishi Kapoor Hindi Cinema loses an icon of romance

Rishi Kapoor, one of the most popular romantic stars of Indian cinema, dies after a two-year-long battle with leukemia at the age of 67.  Indian Film Industry is saddened, in two days it has lost two popular actors. While the news of Irrfan Khan’s demise is still sinking in, news has come that Rishi Kapoor, an illustrious star popular for his romantic r...

Creativity during COVID 19: An online campaign to voice children’s creativity
Creativity during COVID 19: An online campaign to voice children’s creativity

To overcome the overwhelming despair all around, #GujaratChildrenCreates – an online campaign is launched to engage and encourage children to creatively express themselves with painting, doodle, photograph or a short film.  Owing to the great pandemic,...

Watch out for this 10 web series on streaming platforms

  By the time this gets published nearly 140 countries around the world are infected by the novel corona virus. With many countries in lock down, and many others issuing mandatory isolation for their citizens, people are looking towards the OTT platforms for their entertainment. Here are 10 upcoming web series that should be on your check list in the times ...

Gene Deitch the creator of Tom & Jerry and Popeye dies at 95

Source: trends.gulte.com Gene Deitch died on last Thursday night at his apartment in Prague, at the age of 95. This incredible illustrator, animator, filmmaker and producer gave us jewels like Tom & Jerry and Popeye that have entertained kids throughout generations. For those who have not heard about him before, here is a short bio. The legendary, Oscar-winni...


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