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Art from Nature – The Hindu

Art from Nature - The Hindu

“I am a little nervous and very excited. It is the first art exhibition that I have organised,” says city-based artist Ishrath Humairah. The Silent Tree showcases 45 works by 23 artists and includes paintings, installations, poetry and photographs. “This is the result of three months of hard work. It ...

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Desi drama and Neil Simon’s enduring legacy

Desi drama and Neil Simon’s enduring legacy

While tributes to the American screenwriter and playwright Neil Simon, who passed away at the age of 91, have focused, quite rightly, on his star-spangled career on the Broadway stage, it is important to note that his influence extended across India, one of the true bastions of English theatre outside ...

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Of deals and double crossing

Of deals and double crossing

Deal for Dattani The set for the play, that of an upper class living room was so beautifully done that it felt like I am peeping into an actual living room. The performance began on a high note with thunderstorms and shadows (apt setting for a thriller). As minutes pass, ...

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The Hindu Theatre Fest – The Hindu

The Hindu Theatre Fest - The Hindu

Logo   Jazz, noir and Atul Kumar A musical. A neo noir thriller. A tongue in cheek homage to Hitchcock’s 39 Steps. This presentation by Atul Kumar’s The Company Theatre, was all this and much more. Amid a roller-coaster of emotions, there wasn’t a single dull moment and the live ...

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Ayushi Sharma paints a burnt car and transforms it into a selfie spot

Ayushi Sharma paints a burnt car and transforms it into a selfie spot

The sight of a burnt car abandoned on the service road leading to her apartment in Kukatpally worried Ayushi Sharma. The fact that the road is dark and without street lights also added to her anxiety. Though it was not a direct obstruction, it did occupy a fair amount space ...

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Celebrity breath and toilets, 10 of the weirdest auctions items ever | art and culture

Celebrity breath and toilets, 10 of the weirdest auctions items ever | art and culture

A fridge, an AC, Playstation game CDs- these are the things which you would look online for when shopping or probably a rare and beautiful painting when it comes to auctions. But there are some items that have been put up for auctions that would truly stretch the limits of ...

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Tony award-winning U.S. playwright Neil Simon dies at 91

Tony award-winning U.S. playwright Neil Simon dies at 91

U.S. playwright Neil Simon, who became one of Broadway’s most prolific and popular playwrights as he combined humor, drama and introspection in works such as The Odd Couple, The Goodbye Girl, and Lost in Yonkers, died on Sunday at the age of 91, the New York Times reported, citing his ...

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Sanskrit Diwas 2018, significance and history of this day | art and culture

Sanskrit Diwas 2018, significance and history of this day | art and culture

Sanskrit is the primary language of Hinduism. Sanskrit Diwas aims to promote its revival and maintenance when its use is in decline. Sanskrit Diwas is celebrated every year on Shravana Purnima (full moon day in the month of Shravana according to the Hindu calendar). Significance and history of Sanskrit Diwas ...

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The popularity of an unlikely artist

The popularity of an unlikely artist

Cute birds, little paper boats, tea cups filled with steaming tea; all of these appear on old papers culled from yesteryear journals, ledgers, bills and letters. Such is the nature of Bengaluru-based artist Bakula Nayak’s works. The ‘cutsie’ motifs are meshed with intricate penmanship and romanticised narrative yet her paintings ...

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An exhibition, ‘Gradient Descent’, at New Delhi’s Nature Morte gallery showcases AI art

An exhibition, ‘Gradient Descent’, at New Delhi’s Nature Morte gallery showcases AI art

That IBM may replace Picasso as the 21st century’s generator of art may seem like a laughable proposition, or a foregone conclusion. The opening of the first exhibition of Artificial Intelligence (AI) art in New Delhi’s Nature Morte gallery suggests that this eventuality is within the realm of possibility — ...

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