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An evolution of space – The Hindu

An evolution of space - The Hindu

For the ones who romanticise the city, there still exist pockets of Bombay, in an ever-transforming Mumbai. Whether it’s in the gallis of Manto’s Byculla, or the rain-swept pavements reflecting the light off the signals at Fort, there lies familiarity in the change. One such institution in the city’s art ...

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Channel your inner anime – The Hindu

Channel your inner anime - The Hindu

If you see a six-and-a-half-feet tall faceless blue-winged woman, clad in metal armour and maille pants, at Phoenix MarketCity and Palladium this weekend, do not run for your life. Instead, say hello to Ratikha Venugopal, who is participating at the eighth edition of Animecon, dressed up as Auriel, the Angel ...

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Hartalika Teej 2018 messages, images to share on WhatsApp and Facebook | art and culture

Hartalika Teej 2018 messages, images to share on WhatsApp and Facebook | art and culture

Hartalika Teejis one of the three significant teej festivals in the country, apart from Hariyali Teej and Kajri Teej. On this auspicious day, Lord Shiva and Parvati are worshipped for achieving marital harmony. It is celebrated with great fervour in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh. Women perform pujas, ...

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Assam’s fascinating theatrical traditions – The Hindu

Assam’s fascinating theatrical traditions - The Hindu

It’s a little over a month into mobile theatre season in Assam, and a surplus of professional touring companies in the region have already begun to unleash their particular brand of ‘massy’ stage extravaganzas on rural and urban audiences alike. The circuit, which will run till mid-April next year, is ...

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On 125th anniversary of Swami Vivekananda’s speech in Chicago, read his closing address here | art and culture

On 125th anniversary of Swami Vivekananda’s speech in Chicago, read his closing address here | art and culture

At the closing ceremony of the Parliament of World’s Religions, Swami Vivekananda stressed upon world harmony, and how religions, while co-existing with one another, must preserve his individuality and grow according to his own law of growth. Read the closing address here: The World’s Parliament of Religions has become an ...

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It’s been 125 years since Swami Vivekananda’s Chicago Speech, read on to know why it is relevant even today | art and culture

It’s been 125 years since Swami Vivekananda’s Chicago Speech, read on to know why it is relevant even today | art and culture

On September 11, 1893, Swami Vivekananda represented India and Hinduism at the Parliament of the World’s Religions. Held from September 11 to 27 that year, this was the first Parliament of the World’s Religions, and delegates from all over the world had joined this Parliament. Swami Vivekananda spoke about the ...

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Anu Menon on her show Wonder Menon, humour and what stand-up comedy means to her

Anu Menon on her show Wonder Menon, humour and what stand-up comedy means to her

A conversation with stand-up artiste Anu Menon is as good as attending one of her shows. Even when she’s talking about something serious, she has you giggling. As we talk, the conversation jumps around till I am no longer sure where we started. Anu, who is bringing Wonder Menon to ...

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The International Women Photographers Award : Framing vociferous views

The International Women Photographers Award : Framing vociferous views

If a picture is more powerful than a thousand words, how much more powerful would a poignant picture be, from a camera wielded by women whose voices are finally, deservedly being heard. The Indian Photography Festival is already drawing enthusiasts those who have been fascinated by cameras, lenses, photo-editing software ...

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Celluloid time travel: photographing vintage cinema halls

Celluloid time travel: photographing vintage cinema halls

“They say theatres are a democratic space. Democratic for whom?” began Balaji Maheshwar, a Chennai-based photographer, during an Artist Talk at his solo show ‘Talkies.’ Organised by the Chennai Photo Biennale (CPB) Foundation, the show consisted of seven photographs that dealt with Maheshwar’s inherent fascination with Tamil cinema halls, besides ...

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Mark Edward Harris discusses his approach to photography and how to look beyond the obvious

Mark Edward Harris discusses his approach to photography and how to look beyond the obvious

A striking image of a female traffic cop is an oft-featured photograph from Mark Edward Harris’ series on North Korea. The said photograph, the veteran photographer recalls, was shot in 2008. “We were documenting the New York Philharmonic Orchestra and I had 17 minutes before they finished performing Rhapsody in ...

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