Neapolitan pizza-twirling wins UNESCO honour

The art of Neapolitan pizza-making won world heritage status, joining a horse-riding game from Iran and Dutch windmills on UNESCO’s culture list. UNESCO accepted the art of Neapolitan “pizzaiuoli”, or pizza-makers, on the world body’s list of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. “Congratulations #Italy!” it said in a tweet Read More …

Kumbh Mela Intangible Cultural Heritage

After ‘yoga’ and ‘Nouroz’, Kumbh Mela/ KumbhMela, the largest congregation of pilgrims on the planet, has been listed as an Intangible Cultural Heritage under UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation). The Ministry of External Affairs said the inscription of ‘Kumbh Mela’ in the list was undertaken following recommendation by Read More …

What is ‘problem of hell’ in religion?

This refers to an ethical argument made by atheists against monotheistic religions like Christianity and Islam which propagate the belief in heaven and hell. It states that the conception of hell, where people who sin during their worldly lives will be tortured for eternity in their afterlife, is inconsistent with Read More …

Jayadeva’s Geetagovinda

Nadam organised a three day dance festival “Kalanadam” at ADA Rangamandira last weekend. The final evening opened with Ranjana Gauhar’s Odissi recital. She performed abhinaya pieces where she danced to three Ashtapadis from Jayadeva’s Geetagovinda. Geetagovinda, a collection of hymns composed by the 12th century poet Jayadeva celebrates Krishna and his relationship Read More …

INS Sarvekshak a hydrographic survey ship

INS Sarvekshak, a hydrographic survey ship of Indian Navy’s Southern Naval Command. Recently, it arrived Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania for undertaking joint Hydrographic Survey along with the Tanzanian Navy. It is a part of an initiative to bolster bilateral relations with friendly foreign countries and navies in the Indian Ocean region. The joint survey will Read More …