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Puia: A new artist in the making

Puia: A new artist in the making

There was a buzz in the air and a celebratory mood. On August 15, Independence Day, the metro stations in the city had been swept by sea of people. Amidst such din, an artist sat at the B gate entrance of Chickpet metro station filling in the details in a ...

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Power and the people: the message of Bangladeshi photographer Shahidul Alam

Power and the people: the message of Bangladeshi photographer Shahidul Alam

At the end of the day, it isn’t where I came from. Maybe home is somewhere I’m going and never have been before. — Warsan Shire No matter where home may be, it is where we expect to be safe. When award-winning photographer and activist Shahidul Alam was taken from ...

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It may be the end of the note for this village of wedding musicians | art and culture

It may be the end of the note for this village of wedding musicians | art and culture

You’re as likely to have a DJ at your wedding as you are to have an asli wedding band, and this is not music to the ears of Kabirpur’s villagers. This village in Uttar Pradesh is also called Band Baja Gaon. Almost every household here is engaged in the brass ...

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‘I do not paint on demand’

‘I do not paint on demand’

Madhvi Parekh’s works segue into a parallel universe. A world of fantasy, where the strange and the familiar co-exist with the real and the surreal. Where man and nature become one. With faces assigned to each — people, gods and demons or even plants, animals, stars, every personified being in ...

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Theatre buffs, its playtime! An ode to the fantastic playwright Gopal Sharman | art and culture

Theatre buffs, its playtime! An ode to the fantastic playwright Gopal Sharman | art and culture

Have you ever written something and then witnessed it magically coming true? The thought is not just surreal but also scary. However, for the eccentric protagonist of the story Full Circle, it was pretty normal to write and post letters to himself, and then travel to different parts of the ...

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Folk funda: Revive your old connect with native songs at this folk music fest | art and culture

Folk funda: Revive your old connect with native songs at this folk music fest | art and culture

O luk chip na javo ji, mane deed karao ji Are kyu tarsavo ho, mane shakal dikhao ji Thaari sharaarat sabb jaanu mai chaudhari Mahaarey se lavo na pangaaji main jehan lagi Mhare hivdhe me jaagi dhaunkani… These lyrics of a popular Rajasthani/Marwari folk song remind of the popular background ...

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Raj Khosla – Bollywood’s master of thrills | bollywood

Raj Khosla - Bollywood’s master of thrills | bollywood

The night is black as pitch; a car makes its way through the rain and comes to a halt. The headlights show a woman in white in its path. The driver, a young doctor on his way home, asks her a few questions; her answers indicate this will be an ...

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A candidate for the king’s post!

A candidate for the king’s post!

The annual theatre festival organised by Bela Theatre Karwaan in memory of its founder Mohd. Waseem Azad opened with the presentation of “Nautanki Raja” to a packed LTG auditorium Died in 2011 at the age of 35, Waseem was one of the pillars of amateur theatre movement in Delhi who ...

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Parsi New Year 2018: Significance, history and celebrations during Nowruz | art and culture

Parsi New Year 2018: Significance, history and celebrations during Nowruz | art and culture

The Parsi New Year, also called ‪‪Nowruz is the day of repentance for members of Parsi community. This day is celebrated with great fervor and while preparing for the celebrations Parsis clean their homes in a bid to start afresh in all aspects of life. They regret the mistakes which ...

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Space odyssey, Haryana style – The Hindu

Space odyssey, Haryana style - The Hindu

The compelling world of women-run community radio stations that, almost anonymously, cater to vast stretches of agrarian India, is juxtaposed with the infinite expanse of outer space in Hello Farmaaish, a promising new production from Dur Se Brothers. The play is one of the rare homegrown original productions supported by ...

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