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The catalyst named Feroze Gujral

The catalyst named Feroze Gujral

Feroze Gujral is in London when we get her on the phone, at the Tate Modern. Though we aren’t privy to the why of her visit, as one of India’s leading patrons of South Asian art, we are expecting interesting projects in the near future. She is, after all, the ...

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Cartoonist Shankar Pamarthy’s 20-year journey with the pen

Cartoonist Shankar Pamarthy’s 20-year journey with the pen

Lines bring laughs at ICCR Art Gallery, Kala Bhavan in Ravindra Bharathi as the man of the moment Shankar Pamarthy holds forth with his images. The simple and unassuming political cartoonist is showcasing 108 of his works including cartoons, caricatures and drawings done over the past 20 years. He admits ...

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Stan Lee remembered at Captain Marvel fan gala in Singapore | art and culture

Stan Lee remembered at Captain Marvel fan gala in Singapore | art and culture

A woman dressed as Captain Marvel, a man wearing a Spider-Man suit, another flaunting the golden glove of Thanos — fans of Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) gave Captain Marvel stars a welcome fit for a movie which not just celebrates woman power, but is also the first superhero film from ...

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Brad Pitt joins billionaire collectors in show that tests L.A. Art market | art and culture

Brad Pitt joins billionaire collectors in show that tests L.A. Art market | art and culture

At 11 a.m. on Thursday, a crowd of art collectors and celebrities including Jodie Foster and Brad Pitt huddled under umbrellas in a rainstorm to get inside the inaugural day of Frieze Los Angeles. “It’s about time we had a fair here,” Pitt said in an interview. “I hope they ...

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When Carnatic met Kattaikuttu – The Hindu

When Carnatic met Kattaikuttu - The Hindu

“It is not a fusion concert, but an artistic collaboration, where two diverse forms converse with each other, challenging many established notions while retaining the aesthetics of each style,’’ said T.M. Krishna, Carnatic vocalist, before the performance of the travelling show Karnatic Kattaikuttu at Rukmini Arangam, Kalakshetra, Chennai. Coming together ...

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Gangster’s paradise – The Hindu

They are human too - The Hindu

A scintillating detective thriller set in a Mumbai of the black-and-white era, Detective 9-2-11 (Nau Do Gyaara), directed by Atul Kumar, received an overwhelming response for its gripping, racy, and unique storyline, at the The Hindu Theatre Festival 2018. A casual evening at legendary Opera House turns into a fast-paced ...

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An ode to Marathi theatre

An ode to Marathi theatre

To celebrate the 175th anniversary of Marathi theatre, producer Anant Panshikar has come up the musical, ‘Chi Sau Ka Rangbhumi,’ on the relationship between Rangbhumi (stage) and Rasik Raj (audience), narrating their life together, through a selection of songs and scenes from classic Marathi plays. As the nephew of the ...

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Hyderabad-based 83-year-old Viswanatham Sita Mahalakshmi Sastry on her house of art

Hyderabad-based 83-year-old Viswanatham Sita Mahalakshmi Sastry on her house of art

Enterprising and enthusiastic are words often used to describe young individuals charging ahead in life to make their dreams come true. Eighty-three-year-old Viswanatham Sita Mahalakshmi Sastry has just done that with the launch of a new art premises VSITA (Sita Sastry’s Premises) at Road No. 67 in Jubilee Hills. At ...

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Carpenter preserves old Shanghai, one nail at a time | art and culture

Carpenter preserves old Shanghai, one nail at a time | art and culture

Carpenter Ma Jiale has spent much of his working life lovingly repairing some of Shanghai’s most attractive — if rather decrepit — historical buildings. The Chinese city is well known for its skyscrapers, but its pre-Communist days as a cosmopolitan trading hub has left a legacy of assorted architecture ranging ...

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Face tattoos: a trend that is here to stay? | fashion and trends

Face tattoos: a trend that is here to stay? | fashion and trends

Face tattoos, once limited to only a very small group of people, have gained new popularity thanks to today’s rappers — but some artists are reluctant to make such a permanent change to a client’s appearance. In New York’s East Village, some of the would-be customers entering tattoo parlors are ...

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