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If the walls could smile…

If the walls could smile...

The drab beige walls of the Government Children Home for Girls has just brightened up. Fairies, princesses and murals of children in vibrant blues, pinks and reds add a splash of colour to the walls.The walls in the corridors, classrooms and dormitories too are now filled with paintings that speak ...

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Sabika Abbas Naqvi on the pedagogy of protest poetry

Sabika Abbas Naqvi on the pedagogy of protest poetry

We’ve seen many forms of protest poetry before but we merely haven’t put a definite label to it yet. We’ve seen this from the likes of Nikki Giovanni’s ‘Rosa Parks’, Jill McDonough’s ‘Dear Gaybashers’ and, of course, Maya Angelou’s ‘Caged Bird’. Sabika Abbas Naqvi is no stranger to performance poetry. ...

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Time to get knotty with hand crocheting

Time to get knotty with hand crocheting

From picturesque table settings to photography ideas, Pinterest has turned us into Etsy-lovers and with a growing number of platforms for these creators, the world of hand crochet has been welcomed by those feeling chilly. The ongoing chill in Hyderabad has been uncomfortable to say the least, so enter Himabindu ...

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Invisible historical icons – The Hindu

Invisible historical icons - The Hindu

Last week at a school in Patna, Neha Singh’s Jhalkari unassumingly completed 35 shows since first opening in December 2017 at Andheri Base, a suburban fringe venue in Mumbai. That might seem like a modest figure for a time span of more than a year, but in experimental theatre circles, ...

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A festival that enables young Indian classical artists to showcase their art | art and culture

A festival that enables young Indian classical artists to showcase their art | art and culture

For an artist, there’s no bigger appreciation than to get an audience that views and enjoys their art. The ongoing festival SOPAN 2019 has been providing such a platform to young artists for the past few days. Spread over six days, this event by Sahitya Kala Parishad offers young musicians ...

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The robot bartender that’s great at parties | art and culture

The robot bartender that’s great at parties | art and culture

Nobody needs a robot bartender in their home, much as nobody needs Alexa to turn on the lights. But doesn’t having one sound nice? I thought so, too, especially because I love a good cocktailand I love hosting parties, but I never throwactual cocktail partiesbecause I honestly don’t have what ...

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Art, and nothing more: The Irregulars Art Fair is back | delhi news

Art, and nothing more: The Irregulars Art Fair is back | delhi news

Delhi’s poshest art showcase —the India Art Fair— just concluded, but pushing the boundaries of art, who makes it, and its audience is an anti-art fair in town that you should definitely check out. Tiny posters and signboards in Khirki extension would guide you straight to Studio Khirki that has ...

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Will the real ‘kalamkari’ please stand up?

Will the real ‘kalamkari’ please stand up?

Pantheon Road in Egmore, better known to shopaholics as Cotton Street, is stocked with bright cotton fabrics with hand mudras and Buddhas. Customers and shopkeepers alike, call this fabric kalamkari. One can buy a metre for ₹50. A cotton kalamkari sari at textile shops in the city costs a minimum ...

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Through the line, lightly: SG Vasudev looks back on a lifetime of Art

Through the line, lightly: SG Vasudev looks back on a lifetime of Art

We are at the gallery at Cholamandal Artist Village near a banyan tree — in a sense, the place where it all began for artists of the Madras Movement in 1966. There’s the sea to the East, the busy ECR along the compound’s edge, once a mud road venturing into ...

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Making radio relatable – The Hindu

Making radio relatable - The Hindu

If you tune into BIG FM 92.7 between 5 and 9 pm, you are sure to have heard RJ Pradeepa’s show, Full-Time Pass. In between playing songs, he chats about everything under the sun and even throws in a quiz or two. While on air he has people from various ...

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