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Kolkata, 22nd Dec (IANS): Jatra, the centuries-old Bengali folk theatre extremely popular in the villages, is in the throes of a fresh crisis post-demonetisation.
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Mechukha (Arunachal Pradesh), 21st Dec (IANS): Weavers and designers from India's northeast are now focusing on creating a greater variety of patterns by incorporating features from the distinctly diverse attire of the large number of tribes in the region to make a dent in the domestic and international fashion markets.
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New Delhi, 20th Dec (IANS): From the country's apex fashion body giving prominence to handwoven fabrics at shows to the Ministry of Textiles collaborating with top-notch fashion brands and designers for collections promoting indigenous textile, and social media buzzing with hashtags like #IwearHandloom, 2016 saw a new wave of awareness of handlooms among both the classes and the masses.
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Siolim/Mapusa/Panaji/Margao (Goa) Gangu Kundaikar is a small-framed, sari-clad woman who rises at 3 a.
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New Delhi, 18th Dec (IANS): As India embraces a cashless economy, there has been a sudden spurt in new mobile wallet companies -- but most of these start-ups are setting up digital shops without knowing the cyber risks involved, a top executive from US-based cyber security firm FireEye has emphasised.
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