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Jacob diamond, almost double the size of the Kohinoor diamond on display at National Museum today | art and culture

Jacob diamond, almost double the size of the Kohinoor diamond on display at National Museum today | art and culture

An exhibition of Nizam’s jewels will be inaugurated at the National Museum in Delhi on Monday, after a gap of 11 years. The collection comprises 173 precious items, including the famous Jacob diamond, which is almost double the size of the Kohinoor diamond, covering a period from the 18th century ...

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Tried and tasted: Food walks bring history alive in Dehradun, Madurai, Kolkata | art and culture

Tried and tasted: Food walks bring history alive in Dehradun, Madurai, Kolkata | art and culture

“We have three kinds of food walkers in our country: Foreign, local and hyper-local. Among these, the hyper-locals are the most difficult to please,” says Kurush Dalal, an archaeologist and culinary anthropologist. Here, where every city and town has a different food culture, food walks have become an important and ...

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Goan modernist painter F.N. Souza’s painting on Goa’s Catholicism on preview in Delhi | art and culture

Goan modernist painter F.N. Souza’s painting on Goa’s Catholicism on preview in Delhi | art and culture

The story behind an artwork is key to understanding it, and a 1948 work by highly-collected Goan modernist painter F.N. Souza gives a glimpse into the religious imagery of Goa of that time, when the state was still under Portuguese rule. Golgotha in Goa, a rare painting from Souza’s formative ...

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Stan Lee remembered at Captain Marvel fan gala in Singapore | art and culture

Stan Lee remembered at Captain Marvel fan gala in Singapore | art and culture

A woman dressed as Captain Marvel, a man wearing a Spider-Man suit, another flaunting the golden glove of Thanos — fans of Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) gave Captain Marvel stars a welcome fit for a movie which not just celebrates woman power, but is also the first superhero film from ...

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Brad Pitt joins billionaire collectors in show that tests L.A. Art market | art and culture

Brad Pitt joins billionaire collectors in show that tests L.A. Art market | art and culture

At 11 a.m. on Thursday, a crowd of art collectors and celebrities including Jodie Foster and Brad Pitt huddled under umbrellas in a rainstorm to get inside the inaugural day of Frieze Los Angeles. “It’s about time we had a fair here,” Pitt said in an interview. “I hope they ...

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Carpenter preserves old Shanghai, one nail at a time | art and culture

Carpenter preserves old Shanghai, one nail at a time | art and culture

Carpenter Ma Jiale has spent much of his working life lovingly repairing some of Shanghai’s most attractive — if rather decrepit — historical buildings. The Chinese city is well known for its skyscrapers, but its pre-Communist days as a cosmopolitan trading hub has left a legacy of assorted architecture ranging ...

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Valentine’s Day 2019: This World Radio Day, exploring love in the time of radio that used to be | art and culture

“When I was young, I’d listen to the radio, waiting for my favourite song. When they’d play I sing-a-long… it made me smile” – said the popular lyrics of a song by The Carpenters and even today, in a day and age when radio hardly means what it used to ...

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Valentine’s Day 2019: Bespoke experiences you can curate for your significant other this V-Day | art and culture

Valentine’s Day 2019: Bespoke experiences you can curate for your significant other this V-Day | art and culture

Valentine’s Day is around the corner and if you’re looking for fuss-free ways to create a lovely moment to cherish, we have you covered with easy DIY ideas. Whether it’s to create a romantic evening or for scheduling the perfect sleep-cation, here’s a handy guide with inputs from the Design ...

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Whimsical art exhibition teases what really lies behind the night sky | art and culture

Whimsical art exhibition teases what really lies behind the night sky | art and culture

At this art exhibition by self-taught artist, Bahaar Dhawan Rohatgi, you tend to lose a sense of space and time. The artist showcased artworks from her Interstellar, Nocturnal and Inner Reflection series at an event in Delhi. There was so much to see and absorb, almost like taking a whimsical ...

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Dogs have their day at revived NY museum | art and culture

Dogs have their day at revived NY museum | art and culture

Dogs play cameo roles in some of the West’s most iconic paintings, yet man’s best friend has arguably gotten short shrift in the global museum hierarchy. But a museum addition in Manhattan restores the animals to what canine aficionados will no doubt view as their rightful place at the center ...

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