Tuesday, August 21, 2018

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19 Aug 2018

Shakespeare’s muse

19 Aug 2018 | 12:52 AM

The name Emilia crops up often in Shakespeare’s plays.


19 Aug 2018 | 12:52 AM

Mediocrity is a dangerous thing. It pulls you down to its level. This mediocrity is threatening Indian classical music, feel Mohan Brothers and believe that only an educated audience can save it.

Victoria, the Raj, and India

19 Aug 2018 | 12:52 AM

With all that one had been reading in one’s childhood about Victoria, the ‘Malika’ who occupied the throne of England from 1837 onwards for more than 60 years, and whose busts used to dot the squares of city after Indian city once, I was quite interested in the section on her in the rich exhibition — my 2nd in a row — that I saw at the Queen’s Gallery in London not too long back.

12 Aug 2018

The new and the timeless

12 Aug 2018 | 12:59 AM

New Configurations, an exhibition that brings together works by modern and contemporary Indian masters, is representative of the diversity of Indian contemporary art.

No gender bias here

12 Aug 2018 | 12:59 AM

When words fall short, a story should still be able to find its way to the audience. The world of art makes this process easier by allowing disjointed perspectives to fall together while leaving room for individual interpretation.

Where elephants wield paintbrushes

12 Aug 2018 | 12:59 AM

It may well have escaped the notice of most art historians and ardent art archivists that the images of five finished paintings reproduced here were conceived and created in one sitting (I beg pardon, rather one “standing!). By five Asian elephants.

29 Jul 2018

The unsung war heroines

29 Jul 2018 | 2:03 AM

History remembers brave men.

‘Epic’ proportions

29 Jul 2018 | 2:03 AM

Aradhika Sharma Written in the fourth century, Ved Vyasa’s 100,000 verse long the Mahabharata is the longest-selling bestseller in the country.

For yesterday & tomorrow

29 Jul 2018 | 2:03 AM

I’m not racist.


29 Jul 2018 | 2:03 AM

Manav Gupta’s Arth — Art for Earth carries forward his commitment towards innovation and sustainability.

The lost art of portraits

29 Jul 2018 | 2:03 AM

Monalisa, the half-length portrait by Italian Renaissance artist Leonardo da Vinci, till date remains the most visited and seen painting in the world.


29 Jul 2018 | 2:03 AM

Whenever someone nags you for leaving open a box of sweets lest it attracts ants, you can smile back and tell them that at first, only one ant will come.

22 Jul 2018

Running circles around a lithograph

22 Jul 2018 | 2:00 AM

I doubt if this will add greatly to anyone’s information or pleasure, but I am unable to resist the temptation of recording the circles that a picture made me run, and the joy of having worked something out: finally.

A journey through life

22 Jul 2018 | 2:00 AM

An upcoming exhibition in Kolkata is all set to showcase the multiplicity of India’s Renaissance Man Dashrath Patel’s artistic kaleidoscope.

15 Jul 2018

Playing it right

15 Jul 2018 | 3:13 AM

Among the many things on Shernaz Patel’s to-do list are finding exciting stories, thinking of interesting ways to tell them and scouting for unconventional venues to showcase the plays created out of the stories.

The dreams of a refugee woman

15 Jul 2018 | 3:13 AM

A Migration Blanket created by refugee women from India, Somalia, Yemen, Syria, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Senegal — together with international artist and activist Salma Zulfiqar — shows the challenges they face with integration as well as their ambitions as part of the project Creative Expressions by Women on the Move.

An obituary for Amrita

15 Jul 2018 | 3:13 AM

Seventy seven years after her death, The New York Times has published an obituary of Amrita Sher-gil, a pioneer of modern Indian art.

08 Jul 2018

Pash in the twang

08 Jul 2018 | 1:23 AM

Born into a Sikh family in Kurukshetra, Punjabi and Hindi came naturally to independent musician Harpreet Singh.

A Prince’s tour of India

08 Jul 2018 | 1:23 AM

In the glittering Queen’s Gallery in the Buckingham Palace in London, two exhibitions, side by side, were on view recently — A Prince’s Tour of India, 1875-76; and Eastern Encounters.

Mythology repackaged

08 Jul 2018 | 1:23 AM

Imagine Goddess Kali using one of her four hands to snap a selfie after having killed demon Daruka; Radha stealing a selfie as she indulges in raas-leela with Lord Kirshna; Lord Rama and Sita just chilling in the forest, browsing through their smartphones.

01 Jul 2018

Kebabs that cool

01 Jul 2018 | 1:36 AM

Barbeques are associated with winters, when glowing embers and curling smoke drive the chill away.

Selling degrees via job promises

01 Jul 2018 | 1:36 AM

We are a group of 30 students who did a course in business management from a private institute that promised us lucrative jobs abroad.

Finding beauty in trash

01 Jul 2018 | 1:36 AM

From streets to railway station, in Vadodara scrap takes the form of sculptures to soothe the senses of harried commuters.