Recently, the State government launched the first digital archive of the Northeast at Jyoti Chitraban Film Studio with an aim to preserve films, music, special events, photographs and texts. The Jyoti Chitraban Music Archive that was inaugurated by state Culture Minister Naba Kumar Doley on December 30 last year has now been renamed as Jyoti […]
Recently, a packed audience was regaled by a stimulating cultural show at the Guwahati District Library. Like the years beore, the students of Murchana Music Education Center captivated audiences with their instrumental and vocal performances of Assamese, Hindi and western music.
Recently, the Cotton University Film Appreciation Society organised an event titled ‘Kotha Sobi’ in collaboration with the State Department of Cultural Affairs. In addition to screening of selected films, there were interaction of the audience with those closely related to the films, including the producer, director and the lead actors. The objective was to develop […]
The first full-length Assamese feature film on witch hunting problem AEI MAATITE, which will be released on 6th October 2017, launched its publicity campaign from Tezpur University yesterday (15th May 2017). A seminar on “The Making and Hunting of Witches in Assam” was organised by AEI MAATITE’s partner Eclectic in association with Tezpur University with a […]
“A nation’s culture resides in the hearts and in the soul of its people” -Mahatma Gandhi. Rongali Bihu is a fervently awaited festival for Assamese all over the globe. The Assamese diaspora settled in Calgary in Canada also wait eagerly with excitement to celebrate Rangali Bihu every year. The excitement concluded with the celebration of […]
Assamese musician Joy Barua is working on a music video about the history of the Koch kingdom from the 16th to the mid-20th century. The yet-to-be-named video, directed by Indrajit Narayan Dev, a descendant of the Koch dynasty, has been shot in parts of Assam, north Bengal, Nepal, Bhutan and Bangladesh.
Recently, a classical dance recital held the audience spellbound at the Rabindra Bhawan. The talented artiste Kalyani Bora demonstrated her range and versatility in performing Bharat Natyam items like Allaripu, Jyotisharam, Ashtapodi among others and quite a few Sattriya presentations as well. The evening’s highlight turned out to be a dance item on an evergreen […]
National Award winning Assamese and Bengali film actor and MP George Baker recounted his experience during Chinese aggression in 1962 as he lit the muhurat lamp of a new film ‘Seema – the story untold’ based on the border conflict recently. Recalling his experience in 1962, Baker said, “It was a nightmarish experience for the […]
Veteran actor Tom Alter will play celebrated author Ruskin Bond in a new short film to be directed by Assam-born Bhargav Saikia. Saikia, whose Kashmir-set independent thriller ‘Kaafiron Ki Namaaz’ and short horror film ‘Awakenings’ received widespread acclamations, is extremely happy to welcome the actor on board for his new project, which narrates one of […]