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V. K. Narayana Menon
V. K. Narayana Menon ( Thrissur
Thrissur
Vadakke Kurupath Narayana Menon) (1911–1997) was a scholar of classical Indian dance and Indian classical music. He was one of the prominent art critics of India
India
and a Sangeet Natak Akademi
Sangeet Natak Akademi
Fellowship. Menon was born in Kerala. He started his career as BBC
BBC
Music program producer. Later he became the Director General of the same. He had held important positions in art institutions and broadcasting centres of India. He was Deputy Director of All India
India
Radio. He was the secretary of Sangeet Natak Akademi, New Delhi- supreme centre for art, music and dance of Government of India. He was the President of National Centre for the Performing Arts- Bombay
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Thrissur
Thrissur
Thrissur
 pronunciation (help·info) (originally Thiru Siva Peroor and previously known by its anglicised form as Trichur, is the fourth largest city, the third largest urban agglomeration in Kerala (Pop. 1,854,783) and the 20th largest in India.[3][4] It is also the headquarters of the Thrissur
Thrissur
District.[5] The City is built around a 65-acre (26 ha) hillock called the Thekkinkadu Maidan
Thekkinkadu Maidan
which seats the Vadakkumnathan temple. Thrissur
Thrissur
was once the capital of the Kingdom of Cochin
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Sangeet Natak Akademi
Sangeet Natak Akademi
Sangeet Natak Akademi
(The National Academy for Music, Dance
Dance
and Drama in English) is the national level academy for performing arts set up by the Government of India.Contents1 History 2 Functions 3 The facilities3.1 The audio-visual archive 3.2 The library 3.3 Gallery of musical instruments 3.4 Documentation unit4 Award and Fellowship4.1 Sangeet Natak Akademi
Sangeet Natak Akademi
Award 4.2 Sangeet Natak Akademi
Sangeet Natak Akademi
Fellowship, Ratna Sadsya 4.3 Ustad Bismillah Khan
Ustad Bismillah Khan
Yuva Puruskar5 Indian classical dances 6 See also 7 References 8 External linksHistory[edit] It was set up by the Indian education ministry on 31 May 1952 and became functional the following year, with the appointment of its first chairman, Dr. P. V. Rajamannar
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Ministry Of Home Affairs, Government Of India
The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) or Home Ministry (IAST: Gṛha Maṃtrālaya) is a ministry of the Government of India. As the interior ministry of India, it is mainly responsible for the maintenance of internal security and domestic policy. The Home Ministry is headed by Union Minister of Home Affairs Rajnath Singh. The Home Ministry is also the cadre controlling authority for the Indian Police Service (IPS), DANIPS and DANICS
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Bharatanatyam
Bharatanatyam
Bharatanatyam
(Tamil : "பரதநாட்டியம்"), is a major genre of Indian classical dance
Indian classical dance
that originated in Tamil Nadu.[1][2][3] Traditionally,
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Bombay
Mumbai
Mumbai
(/mʊmˈbaɪ/; also known as Bombay, the official name until 1995) is the capital city of the Indian state of Maharashtra. It is the most populous city in India
India
with an estimated city proper population of 12.4 million as of 2011
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National Centre For The Performing Arts (India)
The National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA) is a multi-venue, multi-purpose cultural centre in Mumbai, India, which aims to promote and preserve India's heritage of music, dance, theatre, film, literature and photography. It also presents new and innovative work in the performing arts field
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Government Of India
Executive:Prime Minister Union Council of Ministers Cabinet Secretary Secretaries: (Defence • Finance
Finance
• Foreign • Home) Civil services All India
India
Services (IAS • IFS/IFoS • IPS)Parliament:
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New Delhi
New Delhi
Delhi
(/ˌnjuː ˈdɛli/ ( listen))[4][5] is the capital of India
India
and one of Delhi
Delhi
city's 11 districts. Although colloquially Delhi
Delhi
and New Delhi
Delhi
are used interchangeably to refer to the National Capital Territory of Delhi, these are two distinct entities, with New Delhi
Delhi
forming a small part of Delhi. The National Capital Region is a much larger entity comprising the entire National Capital Territory of Delhi
Delhi
along with adjoining districts
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All India Radio
All India
India
Radio (AIR), officially known since 1956 as Ākāshvāṇī ("Voice from the Sky"), is the national public radio broadcaster of India
India
and a division of Prasar Bharati. Established in 1930,[2] it is the sister service of Prasar Bharati's Doordarshan, the national public television broadcaster. AIR has covered more than 99% of the Indian population as per the latest information given by Minister of Information and Broadcast. All India
India
Radio is the largest radio network in the world. Its headquarters is at the Akashvani Bhavan in New Delhi. Akashvani Bhavan houses the Drama Section, the FM Section and the National Service
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Illustrated Weekly Of India
The Illustrated Weekly of India
India
was an English-language
English-language
weekly newsmagazine publication in India. It started publication in 1880[1] (as Times of India
India
Weekly Edition, later renamed as The Illustrated Weekly of India
India
in 1923) and ceasing publication in 1993. Also simply known as Weekly by its readership, The Illustrated Weekly of India
India
was considered to be an important English-language
English-language
publication in India for more than a century.[2] The magazine was edited by A. S. Raman, Khushwant Singh, M. V. Kamath, and Pritish Nandy.[3] A.S. Raman was the first Indian editor of The Illustrated Weekly of India, succeeding Sean Mandy. Khushwant Singh took over as editor nearly a year after Raman's formal departure. In between, assistant editor Subrata Banerjee edited the magazine for about 20 months
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BBC
The British Broadcasting
Broadcasting
Corporation (BBC) is a British public service broadcaster. Its headquarters are at Broadcasting House
Broadcasting House
in Westminster, London
London
and it is the world's oldest national broadcasting organisation[3] and the largest broadcaster in the world by number of employees
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Kerala
Kerala
Kerala
(/ˈkɛrələ/), called Keralam in Malayalam
Malayalam
(where Kerala
Kerala
is the adjectival form), is a state in South India
India
on the Malabar Coast. It was formed on 1 November 1956 following the States Reorganisation Act by combining Malayalam-speaking regions. Spread over 38,863 km2 (15,005 sq mi), it is bordered by Karnataka to the north and northeast, Tamil Nadu
Tamil Nadu
to the east and south, and the Lakshadweep Sea
Lakshadweep Sea
to the west. With 33,387,677 inhabitants as per the 2011 Census, Kerala
Kerala
is the thirteenth-largest Indian state by population. It is divided into 14 districts with the capital being Thiruvananthapuram. Thiruvananthapuram
Thiruvananthapuram
is the largest city in the state
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Menon (subcaste)
Menon is a was an honorific title, sometimes hereditary and sometimes granted upon life of the recipient. The title was bestowed on males, mostly belonging to the Nair caste, by the various kings of Kerala, such as the Zamorin and the rulers of Cochin
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India
India, officially the Republic
Republic
of India
India
(IAST: Bhārat Gaṇarājya),[e] is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by area, the second-most populous country (with over 1.2 billion people), and the most populous democracy in the world. It is bounded by the Indian Ocean
Indian Ocean
on the south, the Arabian Sea on the southwest, and the Bay of Bengal
Bay of Bengal
on the southeast. It shares land borders with Pakistan
Pakistan
to the west;[f] China, Nepal, and Bhutan
Bhutan
to the northeast; and Myanmar
Myanmar
and Bangladesh
Bangladesh
to the east. In the Indian Ocean, India
India
is in the vicinity of Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
and the Maldives
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Indian Classical Music
Indian classical music
Indian classical music
is one of many forms of art music that have their roots in particular regional cultures. For other "classical" and art music traditions, see List of classical and art music traditions.An Indian classical music
Indian classical music
performance.Indian classical musicCarnatic music Hindustani musicConceptsShruti Swara Alankar Raga Rasa TalaSangita Vadyav t eMusic of IndiaA Lady Playing the Tanpura, c
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