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The floor her canvas – The Hindu

The floor her canvas - The Hindu

“When I was in my fifth grade, I would see my grandmother draw kolams during Margazhi. Later, she used to wake me up early in the morning to draw kolams and decorate them with lamps. I have been passionate about kolams since then,” says Shanthi Sridharan, who runs a popular ...

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Bengaluru-based artist Ramesh Terdal is exhibiting his art across the world

Based on Mahendravarman’s Sanskrit play

Ramesh Terdal has been engaged in an artistic struggle for a long time. While on the one hand he is trying to work around well-known thinker Benedetto Croce’s philosophy, on the other hand Ramesh is negotiating with influences from Jackson Pollock, a well-known name in abstract expressionistic movement and Antoni ...

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Made for each other – The Hindu

Made for each other - The Hindu

Everything in India fascinates Michel Testard. The French business consultant first came to India in 1999 to attend a party thrown by a dear friend. That night his friend hired two horses and they went riding to the India Gate. It was the self-taught painter’s beginning of “discovery of India”, ...

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Artist Frida Kahlo’s popularity soars, but family struggles to manage legacy | art and culture

Cristina Kahlo, great-niece of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo, poses for a picture during an interview with Reuters at the Frida Kahlo Museum, also known as Casa Azul, in Mexico City, Mexico.

A coil of dark braids. Colourful Mexican dress. And a signature unibrow. Sixty-three years after her death, Mexican artist Frida Kahlo has achieved a level of fame she never reached in her lifetime, her image emblazoned on mugs, T-shirts, keychains and even underwear. But scholars and the painter’s descendants lament ...

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Creating dialogue through art – The Hindu

Creating dialogue through art - The Hindu

A woman in a meditative posture with a metallic bell ensconced in her heart and another feminine figure depicting Mother Nature with a lotus are the two sculptures of artist Roja Sanchana that have been selected for the prestigious Art Revolution Taipei (ART), said to be one among the biggest ...

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Shakespearean gender bender – The Hindu

Shakespearean gender bender - The Hindu

The new Indian production of William Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew, directed by Deshik Vansadia, exhibits flair of presentation and a lightness of touch most certainly, but its deeper portents decidedly lie elsewhere. Vansadia has cast himself as Katherine (or Kate) — the titular virago — in this gender-crossed ...

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Art exhibition: An ode to Delhi, and its glorious past and present | art and culture

A painting from the exhibition titled, The Capital.

This group exhibition is all about highlighting the various aspects of Delhi that make the city unique. Titled The Capital, it’s an ode to the glorious past and present. Curator Erum Khan, a Delhi-based artist, says, “There will be artworks, sculptures, photography, installations, calligraphy, ceramics and other forms of art ...

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The story flows through the land’s waters

The story flows through the land’s waters

Nisha Abdulla’s first play Mi’raj, about a young man’s journey in his faith through questions of politicisation and communalisation, led to several questions in the playwright’s mind. “I couldn’t fit these questions into Mi’raj, and they stayed with me. The questions had something to do with belonging. Everything fell into ...

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Kenny Sebastian, Abish Mathew and a symbiotic relationship

Kenny Sebastian, Abish Mathew and a symbiotic relationship

Music is the first love of stand-up comedians Kenny Sebastian and Abish Mathew though humour has earned them their fame, bread and butter. It’s a side that completes their personality. The two were happy to share the same stage when they conceived the A+K Vivid tour, that would tap their ...

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Film and theatre lovers in Delhi, these are the best events to attend this summer | art and culture

Have you booked your tickets yet?

The summers bring a sense of restlessness, brought on by the rising mercury levels. The desire to get out the humdrum routine of work, along with the sight of friends and colleagues planning their summer holidays, prompts one to pack bags and set off for a holiday to some far-off ...

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