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The intricate Bruges lace from Belgium, finds place in the lives and hearts of the people of Mulagumoodu

The intricate Bruges lace from Belgium, finds place in the lives and hearts of the people of Mulagumoodu

The year was 1897 and the coastal hamlet of Mulagumoodu in present-day Kanyakumari district, saw a silent movement in art, effected by two canoness from Belgium — Mother Marie Louise De Meester and Mother Marie Urusule. The two catholic missionaries came to India to take care of the 1,000-odd orphan ...

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It’s a trip down memory lane: Virajas Kulkarni | art and culture

It’s a trip down memory lane: Virajas Kulkarni | art and culture

Writer-director Virajas Kulkarni is known in the theatre circuit for his out-of-the-box ideas and presentation of plays through his theatre group, Theatron Entertainment. The actor, who made his acting debut with Ajay Naik’s Hostel Days, is now ready with his first two-act play, Mickey. Talking about the play, Virajas says ...

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Durga Puja in Kolkata: Things to do for an unforgettable experience | art and culture

Durga Puja in Kolkata: Things to do for an unforgettable experience | art and culture

If you’re planning a trip to Kolkata, now is the time. Every year, during Durga Puja, Bengal’s most celebrated festival, Kolkata’s streets are buzzing with laughter, festooned with dazzling light displays and elaborate pandals with exquisite idols of goddess Durga, her children — goddesses Lakshmi, Saraswati, and gods Kartikeya, Ganesha ...

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Strangers on a train – The Hindu

Strangers on a train - The Hindu

This week, a freshly minted theatre outfit will embark on its journey with a mature romance set on a Paris to Frankfurt express. It’s a trip that usually takes four hours, costing about €39, which is ostensibly time and money enough for a whirlwind romance. But Yasmina Reza’s The Unexpected ...

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Photography meets Food Art at Picturesque Brunch

Photography meets Food Art at Picturesque Brunch

A black and white signboard and colourful cones hang behind an ice cream seller, who is holding up what seems to be a photograph framed in red wood. On closer inspection, you understand that he is actually holding up a mirror, reflecting a young boy having ice cream, probably one ...

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World Post Day: Interesting things to know about the day and the nostalgic service | art and culture

World Post Day: Interesting things to know about the day and the nostalgic service | art and culture

Snail mail doesn’t give all those thrills as a quick email does. However, when more and more people are choosing to slow down, probably even stop to smell the (proverbial) roses, the days of the snail mails are a sweet reminder of the days gone by. Maybe it’s time to ...

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Armenian photographer Anush Babanjayan focuses on telling stories than just the technicalities of photography

Armenian photographer Anush Babanjayan focuses on telling stories than just the technicalities of photography

Indian Photography Festival 2018, the fourth edition of IPF, came to a close over the weekend. The month-long event signed off with an interactive session featuring Anush Babanjayan representing VII Photo Agency, and Giles Clark, a photojournalist with Getty Images. The session brought Anush Babanjayan, an Armenian photographer who has ...

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Trolls, eagles and a ring in a dark cave

Trolls, eagles and a ring in a dark cave

The sets at Museum Theatre, Egmore, were impressive. As were costumes, for the most part. The lighting creatively helped a sword gleam and set trees on fire – or tried to. The young actors were suitably adorable, and some gave impressive performances. The opening soundtrack about the Misty Mountains set ...

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At the National Behrupiya Festival in Delhi, meet demons, gods and more | art and culture

At the National Behrupiya Festival in Delhi, meet demons, gods and more | art and culture

As I enter the Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts in Connaught Place, I notice a couple of demons from Medieval India, sitting on the lawn grounds taking selfies. Dacoits, gods, bears and other characters are moving around which took me back to the folklores I was introduced to as ...

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Banksy artwork shreds itself after selling for £1 million at auction

Banksy artwork shreds itself after selling for £1 million at auction

British street artist Banksy has pulled off his latest prank, self-destructing one of his most iconic artworks moments after it fetched more than a £1 million at auction in London. “Girl with Balloon” had just sold at Sotheby’s for £1,042,000 ($1.4 million, €1.2 million) — a joint record for the ...

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