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Rajamouli’s inputs to be taken for designing buildings in Amaravati

Rajamouli's inputs to be taken for designing buildings in Amaravati

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu has asked a British architectural firm to take inputs from well-known Telugu filmmaker S.S. Rajamouli in finalising designs for some key government buildings in upcoming state capital Amaravati. Naidu suggested that Rajamouli, famous for his blockbusters ‘Baahubali’ and ‘Baahubali 2: The Conclusion’ be …

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Andhra to be role model in revival of rivers, says CM

Andhra to be role model in revival of rivers, says CM

 Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Wednesday said Andhra Pradesh would be developed as a model state in protection and revival of rivers. He said interlinking of rivers is only a temporary solution to water problem but the permanent solution lies in their revival. He was speaking at ‘Rally for …

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SRM University ties up with MIT for curriculum design

SRM University ties up with MIT for curriculum design

The upcoming SRM University in Amaravati, Andhra Pradesh, has said it has signed an agreement with Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to license course materials. The university has begun working with MIT for the design and development of curriculum through the use of MITx courses, free online courses from MIT, …

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Once all-male, now women Kuchipudi dancers outnumber men

Once all-male, now women Kuchipudi dancers outnumber men

t was only in the early 1900s that women were allowed to perform Kuchipudi, the medieval classical dance form that originated in the eponymous village in Andhra Pradesh. Now, women outnumber men both in teaching and learning, and have taken up the task of infusing a new lease of life …

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New Airlines on the name of state capital

New Airlines on the name of state capital

A proposal for launching an airline named after the capital city Amaravathi once the capital is developed is on the lines. The state government is planning the initiative to bring global exposure to the capital city and is excited to put on the name of the new city for the …

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Three special courts in Andhra Pradesh

Three special courts in Andhra Pradesh

From now on cases related to trade and commercial disputes will be handled by three new special courts coming up in the state. The courts would come into action as soon as Hyderabad High Court gives its approval. Chief Minister N Chandra babu Naidu has announced the details here on …

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Indian violinist L. Subramaniam hopes for equality in Sri Lanka

Indian violinist L. Subramaniam hopes for equality in Sri Lanka

India’s violin icon L. Subramaniam says music can change a lot of things, and even offers his help to better the humanitarian crises in Sri Lanka, from where his family fled to escape the anti-Tamil riots in the 1950s. “The diplomatic situation has improved but the real situation, what is …

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Anup Jalota making bhajans ‘more glamorous’

Anup Jalota making bhajans 'more glamorous'

Bhajan singer Anup Jalota believes this particular genre of Indian music, rooted in a sense of devotion, is the “most popular” form of classical music and says attempts are on to make it more “glamorous” for the youth with an “Indian Idol”-like reality show. “There are 10 to 12 devotional …

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Music in blood: Rajasthan’s Langhas don’t marry into other communities

Music in blood: Rajasthan's Langhas don't marry into other communities

As distinctive as their full-throated voices, the Langhas, a Muslim community of folk musicians from Rajasthan, have evolved a rather unique way to preserve their identity for centuries. It’s a strict no-no for them to marry into other communities. Langhas (different from the Manganiyar musicians), with the gentle twang of …

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Speaker urges all parties to back women’s reservation bill

Speaker urges all parties to back women's reservation bill

The first National Women’s Parliament concluded here on Sunday with Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan calling up on all political parties to back the bill for providing reservation to women in the legislative bodies. Addressing the valedictory session, she said that respectfully giving reservations to women is the need of …

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