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Rise up: Female voices take centre stage at Grammys | art and culture

Rise up: Female voices take centre stage at Grammys | art and culture

After being nearly muted at this year’s ceremony, the 2019 Grammys are shaping up to be the year of the woman, with powerful female voices representing the majority in two of the top categories. Kacey Musgraves, H.E.R. and Janelle Monae, performers who play instruments, write or co-write all of their ...

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Between the primordial and the celestial

Between the primordial and the celestial

Beyond a nondescript gate in Byculla is architect/artist Bijoy Jain’s workspace — Studio Mumbai. In stark contrast to heavily constructed city life on the outside, the world within, you realise as you walk in, embodies Jain’s ideal of “Man in nature. Nature in man” concept. Almost instantly, there is a ...

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A glimpse of Manipur’s rich history

A glimpse of Manipur’s rich history

Manipur’s verdant green mountains, its unique tradition of Nata Sankirtana, Raas Leela, its picturesque lake Loktak with floating islands can get a little overwhelming for a city soul. But as you explore one of the seven sisters of the North East, another facet of its rich history, Second World War ...

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Emerging from the depths – The Hindu

Emerging from the depths - The Hindu

What is most striking about Charita Dasappa’s series of paintings, titled Brahmanda: From the Eternal to the Ephemeral, is the blend of the abstract and the figurative. Her paintings, each of which explores a particular theme, contain a message that is quite easily conveyed by the figure composed entirely of ...

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Art exhibition to mark veteran artist’s birthday in Visakhapatnam

Art exhibition to mark veteran artist’s birthday in Visakhapatnam

Birthdays celebrations are incomplete without cakes. However, CSN Patnaik, an artist hailing from Guntur, likes something more colourful. Each year his family organises an art exhibition on his birthday. Patnaik recently turned 93 years old. “We have been doing this from the last six years. This is a good way ...

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A sea change – The Hindu

A sea change - The Hindu

The upcoming Serendipity Arts Festival (SAF) – 2018 to be held in Goa from the 15-22 December 2018 will see multiple exhibitions, performances and arts experiences. SAF unites the creative disciplines, committed to creating tangible change across the country’s cultural spectrum by engaging the public and increasing awareness of how ...

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United colours of Subodh Gupta

United colours of Subodh Gupta

Subodh Gupta is a hands-on, meticulous sculptor, and as he takes up the mantle of curator at the upcoming Serendipity Arts Festival (for a section in the Visual Arts component), this attention to detail has translated into a very ‘present’ maker. On site, at the 19th century Old Goa Medical ...

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Swing, blues, fusion: All that jazz will be at this fest in Delhi | art and culture

Swing, blues, fusion: All that jazz will be at this fest in Delhi | art and culture

If you are a lover of jazz or want to acquaint yourself with the genre, then head to Giants of Jazz, an ongoing music festival. In its fourth edition, this event has artists and bands from across the world. The performances at the 10-day-long festival will include artists from France, ...

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Adhir Bhat: From a refugee to a playwright

Adhir Bhat: From a refugee to a playwright

In the past ten years, Adhir Bhat has done more than 45 productions in Hindi, English and Urdu, as playwright and actor. He has to his credit, the Mahindra award winning plays, ‘Dhumrapan’ (as writer) and ‘Gasha’ (actor and story), well-received plays such as ‘Sometimes’, ‘Internal Affairs’, ‘Kaand’, ‘Gaa Re ...

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Different ideas, different techniques – The Hindu

They are human too - The Hindu

These days, it is not easy to determine an artist’s roots – where he hails from, etc. Young aspirants think, conceive and express their ideas through a style and technique that are essentially global. The six young artists — Chandrakant Halyal, Suraj Nagwanshi, Prashant Kuwar, Gauri Ambekar, Nilisha Phad and ...

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