Alam Ara and the first talkie movie made in India

Alam Ara: was the first talkie movie made in India by A. Irani in 1931. India is the world’s largest producer of films. In 2009, India produced a total of 2961 films on celluloid, that include 1288 feature films. The provision of 100% foreign direct investment has made the Indian film market attractive for foreign enterprises such as 20th Century More...

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By gktoday On Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

The Kalakshetra

Kalakshetra is a cultural academy dedicated to the preservation of traditional values in Indian art, especially in the field of Bharatanatyam dance and Gandharvaveda music. The academy was founded in January 1936 More...

By gktoday On Sunday, January 8th, 2012

The World Heritage Committee

The World Heritage Committee Bureau of the World Heritage Committee World Heritage Committee Members The World Heritage Committee meets once a year, and consists of representatives from 21 of the States Parties More...

By gktoday On Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010

The 41st International Film Festival of India

The 41st International Film Festival of India (IFFI) opened on Monday at Panaji, Goa.This festival, also called the Indian Cannes, will screen 300 movies from around the world in a 10-day event. Some of the notable More...

By gktoday On Thursday, July 22nd, 2010

Classical and Folk Dance Forms of India

Dance State Bharat Natyam Tamil Nadu Bihu Assam Bhangra Punjab Chhau Bihar, Orissa, W. Bengal and Jharkhand Garhwali Uttaranchal Garba Gujarat Hattari Karnataka Kathak North India Kathakali Kerala Kutchipudi Andhra More...