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133rd Day Of Lockdown

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Alka Raghuvanshi

Of a photography contest that looked to draw attention to young talent in Delhi

The display includes photos taken by four winners from India.

12 Feb 2020 2:41 AM

The eternal quest for perfection: Dancers, bhakti and women poets

All the dancers chose to highlight the poetry of essentially women bhakti poets including Meera Bai, Lal Ded, Gangasati and Jayadeva.

30 Jan 2020 1:47 AM

Mohan Khokar Dance Collection: It was one man’s mission in life, now India’s treasure

And interestingly, it is his son, the well-known dance scholar and critic Ashish, who re-introduced me to the collection.

20 Aug 2019 1:52 AM

Culture & art need a real push from govt

Cities and towns can look beautiful and arty if artists can be involved in the aesthetic process to create works of public art.

26 Jun 2019 1:38 AM

Artistic licence goes too far?

In the Indian context, there is an outlet for every aberration and revulsion too is no big deal.

29 Nov 2018 6:36 AM

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Art for homes’ sake or art’s sake?

The joy and finer sensibilities it refines and hones in a person can't even be measured in commercial terms.

02 Nov 2018 6:45 AM

When pining will have no song...

Pining touches a new depth of poignancy as the viraha songs are sung especially in monsoon in Rajasthan, eastern Uttar Pradesh and Bihar.

24 Oct 2018 12:32 AM

Bengal terracotta — in clay but not ephemeral

Most of the exquisite terracotta temples for which town is justly famous were built during this period.

04 Oct 2018 1:11 AM

Delhi has fabulous galleries, but few available to showcase art

The newest gallery on the block is Bikaner House, the erstwhile bus depot for Rajasthan Tourism.

20 Sep 2018 12:45 AM

No storm in the tea cup, but what a cup!

He was born in 1961 and has kept the traditional purity of the Jin Gama Pottery Kiln established by his father.

30 Aug 2018 1:09 AM

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Treading the difficult path of the arts

Culture is a part of a larger shared whole where each art is dependent on the other for its creative impulse.

23 Aug 2018 2:06 AM

A dancer’s view through the lens after 45 years in India

Same was the case in Manipur, in the far northeastern corner of India, was closed to foreigners and most Indians.

14 Aug 2018 12:12 AM

The horse as a metaphor for freedom

Husain’s horses need no introduction. I once asked him what the horse stood for, and he had unhesitatingly replied: Grace and freedom.

02 Aug 2018 12:26 AM

An unbroken thread

Rivers of memory intersect rivers of life, moving and pausing as if to weave the melodies and fecund fibres.

26 Jul 2018 3:47 AM

Are museums preserving or mummifying culture?

Shops attached to the museums should do replicas and create a niche for themselves.

19 Jul 2018 1:46 AM

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Why has Bollywood divorced handlooms?

Even though I am non-filmy, I still bought similar looking sarees several years later when I found them by chance.

12 Jul 2018 6:46 AM

The romance of unsung song

It reads like a melancholic and over-romantic story replete with imagery out of Rusva’s Umrao Jaan.

28 Jun 2018 2:08 AM

Need to bridge art and crafts schism

India’s nearly 49 million craftspersons and weavers live in easily identifiable pockets.

21 Jun 2018 7:29 AM

Let’s forget Barbie, go desi

I recall a few years ago an artist had created an installation resembling a giant ocean wave.

14 Jun 2018 6:50 AM

Games people play for ‘revival’ of handlooms

The point I am trying to make is that these sarees were essentially worn by farm workers, fisherfolk and the like.

07 Jun 2018 1:12 AM

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