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Benu Mehta, Syed Ali Arif and Inderjit Nagi collaborate to present an artistic take on interiors

Benu Mehta, Syed Ali Arif and Inderjit Nagi collaborate to present an artistic take on interiors

Furniture and art make for great collaborative partners. With some creative insight, the combination can lead to living and working spaces that are more than just functional. Each corner can narrate a story. The curated display of Benu Mehta’s furniture and Syed Ali Arif’s paintings, at the former’s studio in ...

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People transform after getting a ribbon around their neck and a mike, says author Anuja Chauhan | art and culture

People transform after getting a ribbon around their neck and a mike, says author Anuja Chauhan | art and culture

With bestsellers such as The Zoya Factor, Those Pricey Thakur Girls, The House That BJ Built and Baaz in her name, author Anuja Chauhan, was one of the most popular guests at the Khushwant Singh Literary Festival, held in Kasauli from October 12 to 14. She talked about literature fests, ...

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Khushwant Singh lit fest 2018: For the love of booze and salads… | art and culture

Khushwant Singh lit fest 2018: For the love of booze and salads... | art and culture

Late author Khushwant Singh’s love for food and liquor is legendary. Mindful of this, the eponymous lit fest, introduced a session on Indian salads and booze. Founder of Agave India, Desmond Nazareth has spearheaded a movement to bring indigenous liquors, fermented by the tribal populations, into the limelight. He was ...

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Street food you must try if you’re in Kolkata for Durga Puja | art and culture

Street food you must try if you’re in Kolkata for Durga Puja | art and culture

Come Durga Puja, Kolkata, the capital of West Bengal, is transformed into a bride-like figure, all bejeweled and glowing with beauty and spirit. The day-to-day constraints of life are forgotten in an effort to put on a fantastic show for its millions. From rutted roads to broken pavements, spring the ...

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A trip into the Freize in London leaves one satiated on many counts

A trip into the Freize in London leaves one satiated on many counts

The Frieze Art Fair that takes place in London every October is a strange creature that has now become settled in the city’s calendar. The fair is divided into two sections, Frieze London and Frieze Masters. Come October, two massive tents, (in Kolkata you would call them pandals, but these ...

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Devotion under natural light – The Hindu

Devotion under natural light - The Hindu

The Shri Digambar Jain Lal Mandir dominates the skyline at the entrance of Chandni Chowk in Shahjahanabad, or Old Delhi. The red spires can be seen opposite the Red Fort’s Lahori Darwaza from afar. This temple has its origins in the tent of one of Emperor Shah Jahan’s Jain soldiers, ...

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Serendipity festival set to open in December

Serendipity festival set to open in December

The third edition of Serendipity Arts Festival 2018 is set to commence in Goa from December 15 to 22, with over 90 projects highlighting country’s rich tradition of music, dance and theatre, alongside culinary arts, craft and visual arts exhibitions. The multi-disciplinary arts event will take place across 10 venues, ...

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A touch of irony – The Hindu

A touch of irony - The Hindu

Sohaila Kapur is one of our multi-faceted theatre artists who is devoted to the stage as a director, actor and designer. The range of her themes and presentation techniques is quite impressive. Her latest directorial offering is William Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew” in Hindi as “Albeli Naar” which ...

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Legendary Hindustani classical musician Annapurna Devi dies in Mumbai | art and culture

Legendary Hindustani classical musician Annapurna Devi dies in Mumbai | art and culture

Legendary Hindustani classical musician Annapurna Devi died in a Mumbai hospital on Saturday morning. Annapurna Devi (April 23, 1927) born as Roshanara Khan, was an Indian surbahar (bass sitar) player of Hindustani classical music. She was the daughter of Allauddin Khan, and from 1941 to 1962 was married to Ravi ...

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Between clouds and comedy – The Hindu

Between clouds and comedy - The Hindu

Ten-odd shows after opening at last year’s NCPA Centrestage — which might have well been the final edition of the festival of premiering plays — Story Circus’ I, Cloud will return to the alternative spaces circuit this weekend. Directed by Ulka Mayur, the play’s starting point was Kalidasa’s Meghadūta, in ...

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