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Parampara Series 2018: A celebration of Indian classical music and dance | art and culture

Parampara Series 2018: A celebration of Indian classical music and dance | art and culture

Like the season of monsoon, there are a few cultural events that are much awaited in the city. And one of them is the annual Parampara Series by Natya Tarangini Performing Arts Centre. The 22 edition of this festival of dance and music will be a three-day celebration of Indian ...

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Make way for the gentle giant

Make way for the gentle giant

A revered figure across religions, cultures and borders, India’s affair with elephants dates back to almost three million years. Mythologies, paintings, literatures, performances, films have all been full of tales of its magnificence. Even Kautilya’s Arthashastra talks about ‘Gaja Vanas’, integral to the forests as well as the survival of ...

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Story of an unlikely hero

Story of an unlikely hero

The Company Theatre, Mumbai, presented “Detective Nau-Do-Gyarah” at Kamani Auditorium recently under the auspices of Aadyam Theatre. It was an attempt to stage a play that was inspired by the gangster films genre. It is a genre which is rarely seen on the Delhi stage. The sensational theme acted out ...

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Annie Zaidi wins The Hindu Playwright Award 2018

Annie Zaidi wins The Hindu Playwright Award 2018

The Hindu Playwright Award 2018 went to Annie Zaidi for her play Untitled-1. The ₹2 lakh award for the best new unpublished and unperformed playscript in English was presented at the launch of the 14th edition of The Hindu Theatre Fest at the Taj Coromandel on Thursday. The other shortlisted ...

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Assam-born artist takes truck art to the U.K.

Assam-born artist takes truck art to the U.K.

An Assam-born British artist has tweaked the common Indian truck art to showcase on wheels the contribution of migrants to the British society. Inspired by the “moving art on Indian highways”, Lata Upadhyaya began working on her white transport van a few months ago. The mix of Indian art forms, ...

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Clay nation: India gets its first ceramics triennale

Clay nation: India gets its first ceramics triennale

Clay is having a moment now. After ping-ponging between functional and art for much of its 27,000-year history — India has some of the oldest examples, from Mohenjo-Daro and Harappa, dating back to the third millennium BC — it is enjoying a global revival. There have been significant shows, like ...

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The lonely traveller – The Hindu

The lonely traveller - The Hindu

Haunted by childhood memories and inspired by folk tales narrated by his grandmother, artist Ganesh Pyne’s collection of paintings were born, reflective of the inner workings of his imagination with emphasis on death and violence. As a young boy, he experienced too much too early in life that moulded his ...

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Impressions of the mind – The Hindu

Impressions of the mind - The Hindu

There is no direct reference to the popular Jagannath Temple in Puri in Tapan Dash’s solo show ‘Expressions of Inner Journeys’. But indirect references to one of the char-dham pilgrimages are abundant in the colourful figurative paintings. The elephants are a recurring motif and so are priests who can easily ...

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Biswajit Balasubramanian gives a modern interpretation to some legendary Tamil poets in his latest graphic art series displayed at Hotel J C Residency

Biswajit Balasubramanian gives a modern interpretation to some legendary Tamil poets in his latest graphic art series displayed at Hotel J C Residency

Biswajit Balasubramanian was tasked with sketching 12 Tamil poets. But there was one hitch — he had only heard of some of the names and their photos weren’t accessible. “I had to aim my imagination to do so,,” says the celebrated cartoonist of his two-dimension paintings of renowned Tamil poets ...

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Sitting and standing not permitted

Sitting and standing not permitted

True to its name, the Mumbai-based Shapeshift Collective conjures up yet another unusual arts venture — a choral performance with a difference titled Lullaby, Stranger. Attempting to break the mould of traditional concert presentations, the setting of the show will be a dimly lit chamber with mattresses strewn over the ...

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