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Artistic tightrope and the creative conundrum

The canvases are an interesting juxtaposition between abstraction and realism.

01 Feb 2018 4:55 AM

Appealing to the intellect and the heart

The mashup is composed by Vinod Krishnan who brings lots of energy to the composition for Indian Raga, a start up that is based in Boston.

25 Jan 2018 6:18 AM

Do arts need trained personnel to administer?

A curator’s role is so multi-faceted that anyone who doesn’t understand it will be the only one who will use the word lightly.

11 Jan 2018 1:14 AM

Jewellery in the times of peace

The setting of stones in the southern part of India is completely different from that in the north.

04 Jan 2018 1:21 AM

Evolving identities of the Bengal school of art

While these artists from Bengal had an interdependent relationship with regard to their attitude, stylistically they didn’t converge.

28 Dec 2017 1:37 AM


Wound around the magic of pashmina

These are of a rare quality and the better the quality, the more prohibitive they are in terms of price points.

14 Dec 2017 4:25 AM

Weaving a rich silver skein

The modern-day version of this is a tacky gold polish which disappears after a couple of vigourous scrubbings!

23 Nov 2017 3:02 AM

Weavers take centre stage

Our crafts persons have imbued things of everyday use with great beauty and I believe that art is inseparable from an aesthetic life.

16 Nov 2017 6:20 AM

Giving voice to silence of images

When Ravi Dhingra, a photographer whose heart is in the right place for exploring photography as an art form is concerned.

09 Nov 2017 7:35 AM

Taking a leaf out of nature

As for the rural and urban populace, for sheer reasons of economics, they have to content themselves with replicas of the precious stuff.

02 Nov 2017 6:44 AM


Paris-based artist Sengupta pioneers Gesturism Art

Even when they are not inspired or copying each other’s work, people in different corners of the world can think alike.

26 Oct 2017 4:50 AM

Queen of thumri Girija Devi: A legend is no more

Her paan-stained teeth were visible every time she smiled while gliding through the notes.

25 Oct 2017 1:06 AM

Designing arty clothes for men

The design magnum opus Ehsaas explores creating an array works of wearable art by juxtaposing paintings on to fabric to create ties and unisex stoles.

20 Oct 2017 10:18 PM

Regaling ballads of kings and queens

The rest have been painted by the scions of the Joshi family Kalyan and Gopal Joshi over last two years.

12 Oct 2017 3:53 AM

The art of saying the unsaid

The programme is under the patronage of Her Royal Highness Princess Sabeeka Bint Ibrahim Al Khalifa, Wife of the King of Bahrain.

05 Oct 2017 5:51 AM


Rhythmic strokes: Painting music on canvas

This holds true of both Qamar as much as of another artist whose work I enjoy immensely Suhas Nimbalkar.

28 Sep 2017 7:30 AM

Navratri, Durga Puja, Dussehra... the festivities begin

Durga idol is incomplete if it doesn’t include the clay from a prostitute’s house.

21 Sep 2017 2:57 AM

Reinventing the wheel in art

Interestingly, both the times Sharpoonji Pallonji come to the creative rescue and financed the big budget productions. 

14 Sep 2017 7:24 AM

Art for audiences’ sake

It is surprising that India, despite its great tradition of great art — folk, traditional and contemporary, did not have such a space.

07 Sep 2017 7:43 AM

Creating an Ehsaas that speaks in myriad ways

It was as if I had collected these myriad experiences over nearly half a century so that they would converge in Ehsaas.

31 Aug 2017 5:11 AM