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Indian Culture

The best of contemporary South Asian fashion - and not a sari in sight

Indian designer Gaurav Gupta's collection will be among the South Asian brands featured at the Conrad Hong Kong hotel on Saturday.

There's much more to Indian fashion than just saris and Bollywood bling.

Sapna Advani is bringing a group of contemporary design brands from South Asia to town.

Thursday, 13 September, 2012, 3:47am

Ancient Secrets of Light

Sand-painting artist Hoi Chiu and Bharata Natyam dancer Oxana Banshikova (left) perform in All Theatre Art Association and Cosmic Dance's multimedia theatre show enlisting the wisdom of Chinese Taoism and Indian Vedanta to find balance within chaos. Jul 14-16, 8pm, also Jul 16, 3pm, Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Rd, Central, HK$150 (members HK$120) HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2521 7251

14 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Take me home

In India, there is no dance without music, no music without a story, rarely a story without a myth, and seldom a myth that does not speak of gods and goddesses. So it goes without saying that dance, gods, music and myth inevitably go hand in hand.

15 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Indian strummer

Raghu Dixit is a man of many talents. Trained as an Indian classical dancer, he also holds a master's degree in microbiology from the University of Mysore. But it is his chosen metier as a singer-songwriter that brings him to Hong Kong this week.

16 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Hanging by a thread

In a dark, windowless hut lit only by the sunlight pouring through an open door, a bone-thin man is bent over his wooden handloom, weaving a shimmering silk sari of violet, turquoise and gold, thread by thread.

31 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

Delhi trades its soul for Myanmese deals

In 1947, when India became independent, parliament adopted the republic's constitution and national symbols that every citizen was to uphold and respect. The national flag thus depicted the Ashoka Chakra (or Ashoka's wheel) emblem, taken from a pillar that emperor Ashoka of the Maurya dynasty had erected to extol the virtues of Buddhism.

22 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Catch a classic Indian dance

Seventeen-year-old Umaiyal Arunachalam leads a life in which tradition and pop culture go hand in hand. Like most teenagers, she enjoys listening to pop music by singers such as Christina Aguilera. But she is also a dedicated classical Indian dancer.

She will give a two-hour dance recital to live music played by musicians from India at South Island School on Friday.

3 Sep 2006 - 12:00am

Market joy soured by glum future for betel-nut industry

When the WTO accepted Taiwan as a member, the island's delegation was jubilant - but it was a black day for Taiwan's betel farmers.

13 Nov 2001 - 12:00am

Smart and savvy sons and daughters raise nation's profile

Smart, sophisticated and innovative. The image of a resurgent India that combines intelligence and appearance is reflected in the confident personality of Miss India Lara Dutta, (left), the 21-year-old Bangalore beauty who was also crowned Miss Universe in Cyprus this year.

15 Aug 2000 - 12:00am

Themed areas see decades fly by

More than 4,000 guests attended the Regent Hotel's One Party, Two Centuries millennium celebration. The party filled the entire hotel, with different decades of the cen tury being adopted as themes for different areas. Guests danced through the decades, from the roaring '20s, the fabulous '40s, the swinging '60s and on to a futuristic 'beyond 2000' zone.

3 Jan 2000 - 12:00am

Much more than a traveller's India

It began with a simple desire to visit the town of Panargarh, the beguiling name of the house in which the author grew up.

The result is a book that parades India in all its glory. It also offers a highly informative and deeply personal window on what is unquestionably one of the world's most captivating countries.

18 Dec 1999 - 12:00am

Dancer to light up venue

A solo dance performance will mark the Indian New Year of Deepavali this month.

Indira Sawlani, who specialises in Bharatanatyam - the traditional dance style of Tamil Nadu, India - will present the Festival of Lights at the Recital Hall, City Hall at 8 pm on Sunday.

14 Oct 1998 - 12:00am

Dance celebration

Dance student Indira Sawlani is to perform a classical Indian routine in conjunction with 50th anniversary celebrations in Hong Kong.

15 Aug 1997 - 12:00am

India's tentative sexual revolution

What is India's most debilitating disease? Malaria? Dysentery? Political corruption? No. It is sexual frustration. So says the editor of Fun magazine, one of a bunch of mildly-pornographic publications which have hit Indian newsstands in recent months.

18 Jun 1996 - 12:00am

Territory's Miss India pageant crowns future hopes for charity

IT was a night of eastern glamour and glitter that ended with beauteous Nirupama Anand crowned Miss India, Hong Kong.

Organised by the India Club and held at the Regent ballroom, the fabulous pageant helped raise much-needed funds for Future Hope, the children's charity in India.

10 Apr 1995 - 12:00am