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Special online Mexican Film Festival

Inviting Nominations for the THT-Prof S Swaminathan Heritage Award 2021
As a lover of Indian heritage you will have come across someone who is doing great work in the area of heritage. He or she may be contributing in one or more of the following ways:
a. Preserving our heritage - through conservation, documentation etc.,
b. Disseminating knowledge and information about our heritage - through writing books, articles, blog posts, giving lectures, conducting heritage walks etc
c. Deepening our understanding of our heritage through academic research, field work, etc.,
Tamil Heritage Trust has instituted the THT-Prof S Swaminathan Heritage Award to recognise the contributions of such "heritage heroes". The award was instituted in 2020. The winner of the inaugural edition of the award was Mr Madhusudhanan Kalaichelvan.
If you know someone who you believe should be considered for such a recognition, we invite you to nominate them for the Award.
Please visit for details of the Award, who is eligible and how to nominate.
The last date for receiving nominations is July 10, 2021.
THT-Prof S Swaminathan Heritage Award Committee
For any clarifications, please send a mail to or contact one of the following:
Kishore Mahadevan: +9199400 25869  ;  Siva Thiagarajan: +9198842 94494

The Twelfth KALASAGAR AWARDS for exemplary contribution in the field of traditional performing arts for the year 2021 as selected through nominations received from art connoisseurs.
- Kathakali Vesham/Actor: Kalamandalam Manoj, Pattu/Music: Kalamandalam Balachandran, C Chenda/Percussion: Dr. Mankulam Krishnan Namboothiri, Maddalam/Percussion: Kalamandalam Venukuttan,Chutty/Makeup:  Neelamperur Jayan
- Ottenthullal: Punnasseri Prabhakaran, Koodiyattom: Sooraj Nambiar
- Mohiniattam: Sandhya Rajan, Bharatanatyam: Saritha Ramadevan
- Thayambaka: Dr. Sukhapuram Dileep
- Panchavadyam:
Thimila: Peruvaram Mohanan Marar, Maddalam: Kavil Peethambaran Marar, Edakka: Kalanilayam Unnikrishnan, Ilathalam: Peruvaram Soman (posthumous), Kombu: Cherai Sunil
The presentation of the awards scheduled on 28th May 2021, the 97th birth anniversary of Kalamandalam Krishnankutty Poduval, stands postponed due to the pandemic situation.

Tamil Heritage Trust
Talk, 'Watercraft in Early Tamil Literature and Inscriptions', by Dr V Selvakumar explores references to different types of watercraft in Tamil literature and inscriptions.
at 5.30 pm IST on Saturday, June 5, 2021  (talk  in English)...Details

World Children Conference by Ozay Gunsel  Children University....Details

A special documentary titled 'Raja Ravi Varma: Preserving A Masterís Glory' by Raja Ravi Varma Heritage Foundation on restoration and preservation of the artistís work on the occasion of Raja Ravi Varmaís 173rd birth anniversary. This documentary showcases restoration projects undertaken by the Foundation for several private collectors who own paintings by the master artist. Each of these works have been skillfully restored to their glory by art conservator, writer and historian Rupika Chawla.
The Foundation undertakes all of its restoration projects on a pro bono basis as a contribution to preserving the legacy of Raja Ravi Varma.
Documentary on YouTube

India Foundation for the Arts (IFA) invites applications for Workshops, Residencies, Seminars Under its Arts Practice programme
Applications can be sent any time during the year...Details

Tamil Heritage Trust's Monthly Heritage Talk for May 2021
"Rare Architectural Forms in Temples of Karnataka" - some of the intriguing architectural forms found in the temples of Karnataka described by eminent archaeologist and academician, Dr.M.S.Krishna Murthy. These include vastu mandalas and vastu kumbhas, suspension roofs, vrittaya shikaras, rare forms of Buddhist chaityas and many more.
at 5.30 pm IST on Saturday, May 1, 2021...Details


April 18th, is World Heritage Day and Tamil Heritage Trust launches Aalamar Avai (ஆலமர் அவை)...Details


Raja Ravi Varma Heritage Foundation in association with Red Panda (an imprint of Westland Publications) is delighted to invite you for a moderated session on April 23, 2021 with Shobha Tharoor Srinivasan, whose childrenís book Prince With A Paintbrush: The Story of Raja Ravi Varma was released recently.
Shobha is an award-winning childrenís author and has published five childrenís books in India. Her latest endeavour is to introduce one of Indiaís greatest artists to the younger generation in the age group of 5-9 years.
To register for the webinar, kindly click on the following link or call Peter DíMello (70224-43338) for any enquiries.
You can also watch the session live on Raja Ravi Varma Heritage Foundation Facebook page.
Register in advance for this webinar

Tamil Heritage Trust's Monthly Heritage Talk  (in English) for April 2021 titled "The Glorious Heritage of the Godavari" the speaker, Sreemathi Ramnath
on Saturday, April 3, 2021,5.30 pm IST...Details

India Foundation for the Art (IFA) in collaboration with Craft Revival Trust (CRT) is working on a book on the Kasuti embroidery tradition of Karnataka, supported by Infosys Foundation and invite embroidery lovers to share archival photos/paintings/family portraits for this publication where people can be noticeably seen wearing sarees embroidered with Kasuti - especially the nine-yard saree worn traditionally.
Email with your archival photo, of decent resolution, with details of the photograph, along with your contact information by Monday, March 15, 2021.

This publication will be the third in the series of publications in the area of arts and crafts, supported by Infosys Foundation. The earlier ones were Embroidering Futures: Repurposing the Kantha and Painters, Poets, Performers: The Patuas of Bengal, both collaboration of IFA and Craft Revival Trust (CRT) lead by the scholar Ritu Sethi, who undertook the research.Both these books have reached across various arts, culture and educational institutes in India and abroad, and have received public applause and critical acclaim. Embroidering Futures: Repurposing the Kantha is now also available as a free digital downloadable copy on the IFA website. Poets, Performers: The Patuas of Bengal is available for purchase on the IFA website.


Tamil Heritage Trust's Monthly Heritage Talk for March 2021 titled "Lords of the Dakshinapatha: Satavahanas", Dr Manjiri Bhalerao

at 5.30 pm IST on Saturday, March 6, 2021. The talk will be in English.....Details


Backed by more than two decades of work in promoting art, culture and heritage by the Founders, Sandeep & Gitanjali Maini Foundation is live on Google Arts & Culture (GAC) from February 26, 2020.  To commemorate this special launch, SGMF presents The Masters & The Modern, An Amalgamation of the Old & New World Classics from February 27, 2021 to March 10, 2021....Read more

Play distorts; Toy distracts
An online 6 day course offered by ekfoundation to enable the journey of re-discovering what truly children are.
March 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 30 ; Time: 7-8pm

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Promising Artistes Series - First Indian music LIVE concert to be held at the NCPA almost after an year! 
12 February 2021 | 6:30 pm, Experimental Theatre, Mumbai
Krushna Salunke (pakhawaj)
Aparajita Chakraborty (dhrupad)

Tamil Heritage Trust's Monthly Heritage Talk for February 2021 is titled "Digging Deep: Exploring Prehistory in Tamil Nadu"
At 5.30 pm IST on Saturday, February 6, 2021. The talk will be in English....Details

Seemantani Sharma (Doctoral Researcher, University of Technology Sydney - Faculty of Law) is conducting a research on the legal rights of Bharatanatyam dancers, calling Bharatanatyam dancers to fill a survey which will take around 10-15 minutes to complete. The aim of this research is to ultimately help Bharatanatyam dancers.
The survey link

Minnidum 50 - rare collections of Tamil melodies - songs from 30s/40s/50s/60s and 70s - on air from TRICHY FM, every thursday between 9 and 10 PM
S K Raja: ; 09886230924   

Chennai December Season 2020-21 (Online concerts)

Tamil Heritage Trust -
Hampi: The Rise, The Glory and the Fall of Vijayanagar, Talk in English by historian Dr Chithra Madhavan
Talk Rescheduled to 5.30 pm, Saturday, Jan 9th...Details

Andal's Garden presented by Anita Ratnam and
A series of curated performances celebrating the spirit and poetry of the only female Azhwar, Godai from Dec 16, 2020 for 30 days.
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Kutty Kahani - Stories from India
Concept & Creative Director Ananda Shankar Jayant
Produced and Presented by Natyarambha -
Kutty Kahani - Eternal Stories - Young Story Tellers - a daily series of video premieres, of storytelling and performance by enormously talented young children, from India and across the world (age 6 to 13 years ), telling stories from India, through the prism of their own performative talent. Kutty Kahani, sharing Indiaís timeless stories and eternal wisdom, by young children, through chanting, music, dance, poetry, puppetry, acting and of course story telling.
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