Tuesday, April 24, 2018

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22 Apr 2018

Canvas that doesn’t cost a fortune

22 Apr 2018 | 1:26 AM

CAN you imagine owning an original Arpita Singh, a Jogen Chowdhury or a Paramjit Singh or Ganesh Pyne creation at an affordable price?

Faces of war

22 Apr 2018 | 1:26 AM

An expert on historical Indian Army uniforms had once opined that it was “a tragedy that the artists who got the uniforms right always painted the wearers as if they were stuffed dummies, while those who could paint real live men always fell down on the details of the uniform”.

15 Apr 2018

Jodhpur’s Polish designer

15 Apr 2018 | 1:54 AM

Theatre director and film actor Kshitish Date is a very keen student of life.

Women, as the market sees them

15 Apr 2018 | 1:54 AM

Theatre director and film actor Kshitish Date is a very keen student of life. His astute understanding of how people function or react in a given situation makes him a fine judge of how to plan the lighting, visualise the music, design the set and other nuances before he directs his actors on stage.

08 Apr 2018

Myth as reality

08 Apr 2018 | 2:17 AM

The vivacious and extremely multi-faceted actress Mahnaz Damania was born to a Parsi family. In her own words, she loves “food, music and every form of entertainment out there.”

An oblique view of selling and buying art

08 Apr 2018 | 2:17 AM

Chandigarh was once known as a pleasant and calm city inhabited by the retired and aged. Today, if one goes by the ever-rising number of swanky cars and plush houses, most of which perpetually remain under garish renovation, it can be said that the city is mostly occupied by filthy rich people.

01 Apr 2018

A joyride — yesterday and today

01 Apr 2018 | 12:40 AM

Three women peek out of the train’s window. Anticipation of the unknown and a hint of shyness engulf the frame. Everything around is calm and beautiful.

An album from Murshidabad

01 Apr 2018 | 12:40 AM

From time to time, we keep being reminded about how important a centre of painting, Murshidabad — capital of the Nawabs of Bengal — was, at least in the 18th century.

25 Mar 2018

Act II: Payback time

25 Mar 2018 | 1:08 AM

Theatre, an art form more than 2,000 years old... The most challenging, the most effective, the most fulfilling, the most riveting… Yet, those who love theatre and have given everything to it find it difficult to sustain basis just this.

Amid the real and surreal...

25 Mar 2018 | 1:08 AM

It is believed that a person who is well-travelled is well-versed with multi-cultural influences and, eventually, his or her work speaks a multi-dimensional language.

18 Mar 2018

Moons, & much else

18 Mar 2018 | 1:01 AM

During a visit to a craft bazaar in a remote village, I came across a rather exemplary blanket — jet black in colour, woven from wool of the native sheep.

Revisiting The Beatles’ India tour

18 Mar 2018 | 1:01 AM

Fifty years ago, the four Beatles and their partners flew to India to learn about meditation from Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. Their journey, both physical and spiritual, is being celebrated in an exhibition as part of The Beatles Story at the Albert Dock in their hometown of Liverpool, the UK.

11 Mar 2018

Until he meets his muse

11 Mar 2018 | 2:15 AM

The sky that used to shine with stars seems to have faded. Few and far between, a volley of hot pellets lights up a patch of dull sky, but it doesn’t spread a cheer.

The seaside turns canvas

11 Mar 2018 | 2:15 AM

As a hub for creative and artistic activities, be it the International Film Festival of India held in November every year to hosting Serendipity Art Festival for two years in succession, in the month of December, since 2017, the tiny state of Goa is not just attracting tourists for its scenic beauty and pristine environs but has also emerged as a hotspot for art aficionados and young artists.


11 Mar 2018 | 2:16 AM

Travelling through the towns and villages of Punjab and Haryana, it is likely that you will get stuck on a highway flooded with unbridled enthusiasm. Villagers spill on to the roads, market and the whole of a town, just to witness two well-built men take on each other in a mud pit.

Recording a new challenge

11 Mar 2018 | 2:16 AM

It is not just the physically fit who love taking up a challenge and setting records like climbing a mountain or pulling a truck with just their teeth or their moustache! Those with disabilities, too, feel elated and get a high when they create records in challenging activities like sky diving, running a full marathon with an artificial leg or driving a car with just their feet.

04 Mar 2018

She lived, and she loved

04 Mar 2018 | 2:17 AM

The misfortune of my nature is to consider love as all in all; without this feeling life is a dreary void. No earthly blessing can compensate its loss.

Roast rules, once again

04 Mar 2018 | 2:17 AM

They say what’s in a name? We insist it’s the name that makes or mars a dish.