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Conference on Translational Research in HIV/AIDS

AIDS is a silent killer. The disease continues to pose a great challenge to mankind. Statistics tell us that as of today around 33 million people are living with HIV/AIDS throughout the world and UNAIDS latest estimates put the figure in India itself to around 2.3 million people.

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‘Dollu Kunitha’- The drum dance

The drum dance called the ‘Dollu Kunitha’ of Karnataka was a huge attraction at the ongoing Lokotsav at the Kala Academy. The dance is performed by the Kuruba, a shepherd community.

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Commitment to Live Together

By Uma Ramachandran
The live-in-relationship is a living arrangement in which an un-married couple lives together in a long-term relationship that resembles a marriage. The Hindu Marriage Act 1955 does not recognise live-in-relationship.

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DEKH DIRECTOR DEKH

Introduction: Aamir Khan’s better half turns director with four stories featuring four different protagonists, one of them being, Aamir himself.

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Beyonce is a bestseller

Yet another achievement for Beyonce! Her I am…World Tour DVD has become the best-selling music video DVD of 2010, with fans buying 132,000 copies.

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150 SAAL BAAD

Anil Kapoor, Shah Rukh Khan, Priyanka Chopra and Shahid Kapur will celebrate the 150th anniversary of the arrival of Indians in South Africa on January 9 in Durban at a special show held there.

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44 MAAR KHAN

Farah Khan will bring in her 44th birthday on January 7 with friends, family, husband Shirish Kunder and babies in Aamby Valley.

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‘Folk music can be developed into a livelihood’

BY PRATIMA ACHREKAR| NT NETWORK
Bada Ghazi Khan from the community of Magniyar hails from the village of Hadwa, Wadmer district, Rajasthan, is in Goa along with his troupe for the ‘Lokotsav’. He will be conferred with the Sangeet Natak Academy award in Delhi later this year

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Reviving folk art

The three days folk festival organised by Banglanatak dot com at the Kala Academy saw performances by folk artistes from Bengal. The notable highlight of the festival was the creation of music using indigenous musical instruments such as the ‘Dhamsa’, ‘Madol’, ‘Dhol’, ‘Kedri’, ‘Dotara’ and ‘Ektara’ .

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Hypnotise Your Way to Good Health

By Kinjal Dagli Shah
Tanya Pillay was born in Durban, South Africa, to Tamil parents, but found her karmic connection in Canada, where she grew up. Based in Toronto, Pillay combines her love for acting and penchant for hypnotism to pursue both careers successfully.

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