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Vishnu Digambar Jayanti is back with fine artistes and a zen-garden like stage decor

I can only salute the soil of Dharwad that has given us luminaries like Bhimsen Joshi, Sawai Gandharva and now Venkatesh Kumar.

25 Aug 2017 2:30 AM

Torsos that speak of the artist’s journey

Kanchan Chander’s solo art show, Whispering Torsos, illustrates the uniqueness of the feminine gaze.

17 Aug 2017 4:44 AM

Whose aesthetic is it anyway?

his is by way of tongue-firmly-in-cheek type of humour and no offense is meant or intended.

10 Aug 2017 9:51 PM

‘Shanta was idealistic and timeless in so many ways...’

Shanta Serbjeet Singh, one of our senior-most critics and writers on dance, was truly all this and more.

04 Aug 2017 2:47 AM

Are we a nation of vandals?

This strange instinct that wants to deface beauty, and finding no outlet for the inherent violence wants to get even by misdirecting its anger.

03 Aug 2017 6:38 AM


Art in the time of rains

Monsoon in India comes laden with a myriad moods and connotations, romance and viraha (or separation), poetry and puddles, fertility and floods, art.

27 Jul 2017 7:25 AM

Are we making museum pieces of museums?

These votive events are so many that it has become an inherent part of our psyche.

20 Jul 2017 3:25 AM

The story of paintings going missing is hardly new

The Ministry of Culture has been approached and has agreed to give a grant to open the museum.

13 Jul 2017 4:09 AM

GST poised to strike death knell in handicrafts sector

The film Mother India was not a figment of the writer’s imagination but a reality that was lived by thousands if not lakhs of people.

06 Jul 2017 5:10 AM

GST might spell doom for artists

As it is, the 12 per cent tax was a bad enough deterrent for people to not acquire art.

29 Jun 2017 3:27 AM


Remembering artistes who constitute Indian culture

Legends who have so helped refine the aesthetic perceptions of an era, that they have become almost synonymous with their chosen art forms.

22 Jun 2017 3:09 AM

‘Handwoven sarees represent the life and breath of our nation’

For one, the designers have started to look at weaves with the seriousness and respect they deserve.

15 Jun 2017 6:43 AM

Teach art to kids nuture future artists

There are no CBSC-prescribed rules for hiring the right teachers for art.

08 Jun 2017 6:09 AM

An ode to the sari, weaving magic in our lives

Author Sunita Buddhiraja posted the highest number of 500 saris.

01 Jun 2017 4:36 AM

Coming to terms with one’s identity

The lines mimic human relationships as they intertwine sometimes moving towards each and sometimes moving away.

25 May 2017 7:06 AM


The sublime message: God is in the details

The raas work is almost like a pichwai with complete detail of even the embroidery on the odhnis of the dancers.

18 May 2017 6:49 AM

Casting cement: From walls to art galleries

The show is an expression of innovation which has actually created a new category for cement.

04 May 2017 5:10 AM

The art of billboard paintings must be utilised

Layers of overlapping images are visible which the artist creates using textures to form interesting compositions.

27 Apr 2017 3:26 AM

Remembering Nandi masi: Friend, teacher

Nandi masi was an inveterate traveller who was bitten by wanderlust and loved to go to the most unusual, remote even, places.

20 Apr 2017 2:49 AM

Traditions need modern touch-ups

The eight nayikas represent eight different states (avastha) in relationship to her hero or nayak.

13 Apr 2017 5:40 AM