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Bankim’s colonial classic revisited – The Hindu

Bankim’s colonial classic revisited - The Hindu

Pratidhwani is a non-profit cultural organisation based in the Seattle area of the U.S. Founded officially in 2003, by a group of professionals of South Asian heritage, it is dedicated to the promotion of the performing arts of the Indian sub-continent. The organisation functions as a collection of artistic wings ...

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It’s a little over 10 years since Vibhor Sogani’s steel installations at Delhi’s AIIMS roundabout created a splash. But not many artists have chosen to devote too much time to the medium. A look into why.

It’s a little over 10 years since Vibhor Sogani’s steel installations at Delhi’s AIIMS roundabout created a splash. But not many artists have chosen to devote too much time to the medium. A look into why.

Sometime in 2008, Delhiites driving by the roundabout beneath the AIIMS flyover, started seeing steel ‘sprout’ from it. Bread mould drawings from middle-school biology, said some. Alien mushrooms, said others. Whatever the reaction, with their shiny reflectivity, Sprouts by Vibhor Sogani couldn’t be ignored. Funded by Jindal Steel, and with ...

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Batting for dyeing – The Hindu

Batting for dyeing - The Hindu

The stories of the younger generation in an artisan family, no longer wanting to pursue the craft their ancestors practised for a living, plays on a loop. It’s common and repetitive. In such a scenario, Kutch-based craftsman Prakash Naran Vankar’s case comes as a respite. He is happily taking forward ...

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Kochi anonymous street artist Guess Who on politics

Kochi anonymous street artist Guess Who on politics

At a time when the Game of Thrones buzz is reaching feverish heights among urban audiences, street artist Guess Who asks in a trademark scathing manner, “Shouldn’t we be concerned about the real games of thrones? Shouldn’t we all be worried about who’s going to be in power and take ...

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UNESCO World Heritage Day 2019: History, Theme and Significance | art and culture

UNESCO World Heritage Day 2019: History, Theme and Significance | art and culture

In the year 1982, the International Council on Monuments and Sites declared 18th April as World Heritage Day to raise awareness about monuments and other sites which form a part of our history and culture. UNESCO approved of this day in the year 1983 and since then the day is ...

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Italian designer wins queer film festival’s poster contest

Italian designer wins queer film festival’s poster contest

Domenico De Monte, a graphic designer based in Milan, has been adjudged the winner of an international contest to design the poster for KASHISH 2019, South Asia’s biggest LGBTQ film festival. Mr. De Monte, who is the first international designer to win the contest, will receive a cash prize of ...

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Wonderwalls of India: How St+Art India is changing the way we view and experience art | art and culture

Wonderwalls of India: How St+Art India is changing the way we view and experience art | art and culture

Stories have forms aplenty and it never really is contained in one form. We’ve grown up on stories flowing all around us – from the made-up fairytales our grandparents told us to the ones we read before bedtime to the books we’ve grown up on along with the films, plays, ...

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Chorba to Shiryakh: A culinary revelation in Afghanistan | art and culture

Chorba to Shiryakh: A culinary revelation in Afghanistan | art and culture

Landing in Kabul, you can’t help thinking you are landing in the uppity slum that is Delhi’s Lajpat Nagar. Appropriate because that’s where Delhi’s large Afghan expat community is centered and that’s where my first exposure of Afghan cuisine started. The point of the trip was to compare Afghan food ...

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An interview with actor Dharanidharan on his award-winning role in Chandala Impure

An interview with actor Dharanidharan on his award-winning role in Chandala Impure

“I wasn’t even nominated,” exclaims Dharanidharan, when congratulated on his winning the Best Actor in a Supporting Role at the Mahindra Excellence in Theatre Awards (META) last month. Ironically, Dharani won the Best Actor award for playing a female role. The play was Chandala, Impure, Koumarane Valavane’s adaptation of Romeo ...

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What was lost, what was saved from the Notre Dame fire? | world news

What was lost, what was saved from the Notre Dame fire? | world news

More than simply an iconic cathedral and jewel of Gothic architecture, Notre Dame was a treasure trove, housing priceless and irreplaceable marvels of immense religious, artistic, musical, historical and architectural value. Some were lost to humanity forever in the blaze that ravaged the Paris cathedral Monday. Others were spared, at ...

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