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The world seems a funnier place with Paul Fernandes’s quirky illustrations

The world seems a funnier place with Paul Fernandes’s quirky illustrations

A cheeky signboard welcomes you to aPaulogy, an art gallery in the cantonment area of old Bengaluru. This is artist Paul Fernandes’s gallery of ‘Curious Illustration’. Alongside the name is a quixotic figure armed with a lance-like paintbrush wobbling down the road on a rickety bicycle. You smile and step ...

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Happy Ram Navami 2019: Wishes, quotes, greetings, WhatsApp, SMS, Facebook messages, GIFs, status for your loved ones | art and culture

Happy Ram Navami 2019: Wishes, quotes, greetings, WhatsApp, SMS, Facebook messages, GIFs, status for your loved ones | art and culture

Ram Navami, celebrated to commemorate the birth of Lord Rama, falls on April 14 this year. According to legend, Lord Rama is considered the seventh incarnation of Lord Vishnu. On this day, devotees pray for peace, prosperity and success and seek divine blessings from Lord Rama. Ram Navami also marks ...

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Ram Navami 2019: Significance, history and rituals | art and culture

Ram Navami 2019: Significance, history and rituals | art and culture

Ram Navami is a spring Hindu festival which marks the birth of Lord Rama, the seventh avatar of Lord Vishnu on the ninth day of Chaitra Navratri. The festival falls on the 14th of April this year and it marks the descent of Lord Vishnu on earth as Rama avatar, ...

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Baisakhi 2019: Significance, history and rituals of this harvest festival | art and culture

Baisakhi 2019: Significance, history and rituals of this harvest festival | art and culture

Baisakhi also known as Vaisakhi marks the Punjabi and Sikh New Year and is a spring harvest festival celebrated in Punjab and Northern India. Baisakhi falls on 14 April this year and it commemorates the formation of the Khalsa Panth, under Guru Gobind Singh in the year 1699. Hindus celebrate ...

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‘We have come to love Big Brother’

‘We have come to love Big Brother’

Perhaps more than ever before, the idea of surveillance is now deeply ingrained in our lives, whether it is state-sponsored (Snoopgate, for instance) or personal — the hours spent stalking Internet profiles being a case in point. The insidiousness of ‘prying eyes’, whosoever they might be, is fostering a culture ...

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Dealing with rejection: New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast on turning anger into humour

Dealing with rejection: New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast on turning anger into humour

She is a cartoonist and she probably has to have more insights into human nature before she can reduce the idea to a few lines that make for a funny picture. So no wonder Roz Chast, author and cartoonist, comes with many profound statements. “Humour has lot of anger in ...

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Here’s your chance to learn about the frescoes on the walls of the Vasantha Mandapam at Alagar koil, that are fast disappearing due to neglect

Here’s your chance to learn about the frescoes on the walls of the Vasantha Mandapam at Alagar koil, that are fast disappearing due to neglect

Every painting on the ceiling of the Vasantha Mandapam at Alagar Koil has a story. There are panels depicting scenes from the Ramayana, each captioned in a mix of Telugu and Tamil; sketches of a sleeping Kumbakarna, of Rama’s birth and king Dasaratha’s children being taken to school, a war ...

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Game of Thrones: All you need to know about George R.R. Martin | books

Game of Thrones: All you need to know about George R.R. Martin | books

George R.R. Martin, the 70-year-old writer behind HBO’s blood-spattered epic “Game of Thrones”, has created a multitude of fantasy worlds spanning medieval pasts to distant sci-fi futures. Portly, with a white beard, glasses and usually wearing a cap, Martin has been described as “America’s Tolkien” and says he was inspired ...

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Children to bring the Mahabharata on stage

Children to bring the Mahabharata on stage

For Athul Krishna, the summer vacation has been about polishing his acting skills. A budding actor, the class 10 student has been “living” the character of Ashwathama from the Mahabharata for over a week now. “It is not that easy…. Anger is his constant expression and so dialogues have to ...

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Dramatic confrontation – The Hindu

Dramatic confrontation - The Hindu

The highlight of Kareendran’s acclaimed Kathakali play, Ravanavijayam, is the stirring encounter between king Ravana and the celestial beauty Rambha, who is on her way to be with her lover, Nalakubara, son of Kubera. Visualisation of the literature of the play replete with romantic images is no mean task, even ...

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