Art made for Instagram is taking over festivals – and taking us away from the experience of it

January 21, 2020

Instantly Instagrammable: Dodecalis Luminarium by the Architects of Air is an art installation showing as part of the 2020 Sydney festival. Photograph: Alan Parkinson/Sydney festival Inside the inflated hyper-lit cavern of the Dodecalis Luminarium, a large immersive art installation in Darling Harbour as part of the Sydney festival, I try to stay out of people’s […]

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FESTIVALS: Bratislava IFF Cancels 2019 Edition FEATURED

December 9, 2019

BRATISLAVA: The Bratislava International Film Festival has cancelled its 2019 edition, which was due in December, but it plans to develop into a modern and larger film event next year. “The reason is that we do not want to organise just a four-day festival as it was last year, but rather to create a modern and meaningful […]

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5 Winter Music Festival Escapes You Should Book Right Now

December 1, 2019

The first official day of winter is upon us. Rather than staying in to avoid the cold weather, escape to a warm musical adventure by the sea or embrace the frigid temperatures by opting for the ultimate winter festival extravaganza. You can ring in the new year at Lake Tahoe in California for the popular Snowglobe music festival or […]

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Gold likely to glitter more in October amid festivals like Diwali and Dussehra

September 23, 2019

After surging to a six-year high, spot gold in the international market corrected slightly. However, prices managed to stay above the psychological level of $1,500 an ounce and domestic prices will follow suit. Gold prices spiked due to trade war worries, geopolitical tensions and expectations of policy easing by central banks’ amid the weak global economic outlook. Prices […]

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Gold demand muted in India ahead of festivals

September 22, 2019

BENGALURU/MUMBAI: Physical gold demand was lacklustre in most Asian hubs this week as price dips were not enough to lure in buyers and the Indian retail market saw little activity before a festival season. Global benchmark prices slipped about 1% on Wednesday, moving between $1,484.16 and $1,511.91 an ounce this week. “Demand has slowed down a bit […]

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8 music festivals in India to look forward to this season

September 20, 2019

Not just festive season, September heralds the beginning of music festival season in India as well. While there were only a couple of homegrown music festivals in the country less than a decade ago, it’s exciting to see more and more names pop up on the circuit. From oldies like the NH7 Weekender that turns ten this year […]

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Dubai-like mega shopping festivals in India next year: Nirmala Sitharaman’s move to boost exports

September 16, 2019

Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman. In order to boost exports, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has announced Dubai-like mega shopping festivals in India, starting March 2020. The government is expected to hold these festivals in four Indian cities, and the move is likely to boost textiles, leather industry & promote yoga tourism. Nirmala Sitharaman said the government […]

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Want to enjoy Indian festivals with gaiety? Recalibrate the lunar calendar

September 1, 2019

More than 2500 years ago, the Greek philosopher Heraclitus said, “The only thing that is constant is change”. Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu said, “Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them — that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let the things flow forward in a natural way.” Mother Nature […]

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Mizoram govt to organise unity festivals across the world to ensure brotherhood of Mizos

August 18, 2019

Mizoram CM inspecting the 73rd Independence Day parade in Aizawl. (Image: IANS) The Mizoram government has decided to organise unity festivals across the world to ensure integration and brotherhood of all Mizos across the globe, a tourism department official said on Friday. “To ensure the integration and brotherhood of all Mizos across the globe, the […]

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The Best Under-The-Radar Fall Wine And Food Festivals

August 14, 2019

Newport Beach Food and Wine PENCILBOX STUDIOS While painful to write, indeed fall is fast approaching. Fortunately, post-Labor Day travel also coincides with shoulder season rate drops as kids head back to school and adults return to work full time on Fridays. That makes the months of September, October, and November ideal for indulging in […]

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