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This art village is working to support an eco-friendly lifestyle

This art village is working to support an eco-friendly lifestyle

The rhythms are somehow different here. Sankalpa Art Village is immersed in silence and lush greenery. The only sound is that of a distant chisel at work. Women are engrossed in making natural dyes and behind them under thatched shelters, a few hands silently work on the looms. Located at ...

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Building a Heritage City: Will Puducherry be next on the UNESCO list? | india news

Building a Heritage City: Will Puducherry be next on the UNESCO list? | india news

If Puducherry were human, its soul would be the Beach Road. Traffic is closed here between six in the evening and seven-thirty in the morning, and pedestrians claim the space. Locals in shorts or saris jog or stroll down, earphones plugged in, or in the company of friends, family or ...

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Punjabi by birth, Bhojpuri by nature | entertainment

Punjabi by birth, Bhojpuri by nature | entertainment

At first, Amreek Singh did not understand a word of the lyrics he was to rap to. Born into a Punjabi family in Gurugram, a satellite town of Delhi, he had never spoken or heard Bhojpuri in his life. The closest he was exposed to the language was when he ...

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This show of helmet art aims to turn heads and protect them | art and culture

This show of helmet art aims to turn heads and protect them | art and culture

Saddle up for India’s first display of motorcycle helmet art. Moto Art Show, a day-long exhibition at the Bombay Art Society in Mumbai today, isn’t your average biker convention. Don’t expect flaming skulls, leather jackets and bandanas. Instead, there are 23 custom-painted works by artistes from around the world — ...

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A Grecian tale for World Theatre Day

A Grecian tale for World Theatre Day

It might seem like tokenism to première a production on World Theatre Day, but Krishna Kumar S (KK) has been doing this for the past 21 years. As March 27 rolls around, the artistic director of city-based Masquerade is busy with rehearsals for Antigone, derived from Sophocles’ play written around ...

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The politics of Tibetan representation

The politics of Tibetan representation

A young woman in the distinctive red-and-yellow habit of a Tibetan nun strikes a pose of grit and resilience in a widely shared publicity still from Abhishek Majumdar’s new play Pah-La, soon to premiere at London’s Royal Court Theatre. With her hands resolutely on her hips, she stands in for ...

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Tribal artists make a splash on online platform

Tribal artists make a splash on online platform

The paintings of tribal artists from the remote agency areas of Telangana have literally arrived on a global platform, thanks to Amazon, the largest e-commerce market place. Until a few months ago, the humble artists, Bhim Rao, Navin, Guchaiah and many others from tribal areas did not even foresee a ...

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Maximum city chronicles – The Hindu

Maximum city chronicles - The Hindu

As time stretches on, Mumbai’s personality is in constant scrutiny, by the innumerable artists who seek it as a muse. It wasn’t much different for Pune-born chronicler, historian, and photographer, Foy Nissen (1931- 2018) of Danish descent. Nissen’s documentation of Mumbai gives viewers glimpses of a city that is familiar ...

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Highlighting the invisible – The Hindu

Highlighting the invisible - The Hindu

There’s a baori to be found in a high-rise in Worli. It is located in a corner of a fourth floor art gallery. A stool is provided in front of the structure, offering a top view of stepwell framed against the rolling waves of Arabian Sea. This art piece demands ...

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Anindita Bhattacharya: The marginal artist

Anindita Bhattacharya: The marginal artist

Last month, one of the most striking works on display at Threshold Art Gallery, situated in the leafy neighbourhood of New Delhi’s Sarvodaya Enclave, was ‘The Opera that Came Our Way’. This 2018 work, created with coffee, natural pigments and gouache on paper, featured swathes of bright yellow at the ...

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