Wednesday, April 26, 2017

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23 Apr 2017

Make way for nano plays

23 Apr 2017 | 12:29 AM

The nano-second attention span that we exist in hasn’t spared the creative space too. The first-ever micro drama festival, Thespis, was held in India (and possibly in the world) in the Capital recently. On the platter were 25 micro dramas, each 10-minute long, based on different themes and in myriad languages.

An uncommon museum

23 Apr 2017 | 12:29 AM

Hardly anyone here is likely to have heard of the place or the museum I write about here: Gottorf, a small but attractive former Duchy in the northern-most part of Germany, right next to the border with Denmark.

16 Apr 2017


16 Apr 2017 | 1:02 AM

Achalk sketch of a dog has been identified as a work by Dutch master Rembrandt van Riijn, after spending almost 250 years credited to a German painter who specialised in animal paintings.

Making the best use of leftovers

16 Apr 2017 | 12:07 AM

In India, almost 40 per cent of the food is wasted. Surprisingly, this waste is not just the fault of restaurants and vegetable markets, but is also created in our kitchens.

Cook(ie) it up!

16 Apr 2017 | 12:07 AM

Let’s start with busting the most common misconception about healthy eating and diets: that because you’re on a diet, you cannot eat desserts.

The unrecorded women of record

16 Apr 2017 | 12:07 AM

The presence of Gauhar Jan, India’s first recording megastar, at a Congress session was objected to by ‘respectable ladies’ and the singer was asked to stay away.

‘Fearless Girl’ to face the bull until next year

16 Apr 2017 | 12:07 AM

A bronze figure of a girl facing down the famous bull statue on Broadway will remain there until 2018, it has been announced.

The Non-Reliable Indians

16 Apr 2017 | 12:07 AM

Butter chicken, Patiala peg and an NRI groom are pretty much the few things that can definitely brighten up a Punjabi face any time. While the chicken and the peg may not have any geographical indication (GI) but the groom must come with a GI tag of the United States.

09 Apr 2017

As the new welcomes, the old is tucked away

09 Apr 2017 | 2:22 AM

The elevated road and the feel of a new and modern city has engulfed us for some time now. Suddenly, we find the cab rushing through a narrow lane where we seem jostling for space along with rickshaw pullers, bikers and other cars.

The rasas in Krishna’s leela

09 Apr 2017 | 2:22 AM

Rummaging through some old files the other day, I came upon a greeting card which Mr. Chhotey Bharany, the well-known collector and art-dealer, had sent me years ago.

Leave it or not

09 Apr 2017 | 2:22 AM

“Did you see the news of increase in maternity leave to 26 weeks? Will this change the bias that pregnant working women face? Will it lead to more alienation of women at recruitment stage?” the barrage of questions was unnerving in more ways than one.

02 Apr 2017

On to a brand new canvas

02 Apr 2017 | 1:03 AM

Poised at a new threshold in his artistic journey, National Award winning artist Madan Lal is all set to create a collaborative installation work with Israeli artist Shirely Segal

Art as survival

02 Apr 2017 | 1:03 AM

While other students were busy slogging through their syllabi, a young scholar from Somalia at Panjab University was engaged in examining his nation in turmoil and creatively presenting it in fiction.

A wealth of treasures

02 Apr 2017 | 1:03 AM

Set against the Mediterranean Sea is an 18th century building that stands tall in an upscale section of the Old City of Jaffa, just south of Israel’s bustling Tel Aviv.

...for her, Trudeau’s apology isn’t enough

02 Apr 2017 | 1:03 AM

Komagata Maru, the incident, was there in papers, but missing from public memory and history books in Canada. Its chance mention by a colleague left Sharon Pollock disturbed and led her to writer her seminal play, The Komagata Maru Incident.

26 Mar 2017

Chanderi and the legend of Baiju Bawra

26 Mar 2017 | 2:17 AM

Madhya Pradesh and Gwalior, in particular, has an old link with classical Indian music. The vocal Khayal gharana of Gwalior is considered the seniormost of all vocal schools.

A paper affair, purely hand-made

26 Mar 2017 | 2:17 AM

“When the Rio Conference (the ‘Earth Summit’, 1992) made ugly facts public, like how many trees it takes to make a phone book, I recalled Dard Hunters’ book, published in the ’20s about paper-making in India and wanted to know what survives.

19 Mar 2017

Visual art beyond seeing

19 Mar 2017 | 12:57 AM

The Kottapuram river, 45 km south of Kochi, Kerala, flows in its surreal majesty oblivious to a 124-metre-long scroll fluttering on its shores.

Man who paints Presidents

19 Mar 2017 | 12:57 AM

There was still an hour and a half for the train to arrive. The young boy took out his sketch book and began to wield his pencil. A man noticed him, asked him if he could make his portrait. The little boy nodded and handed him the sketch in a short time.

The showstoppers of Hola Mohalla

19 Mar 2017 | 12:57 AM

Thundering hoofs raise dust as a mounted Nihang rider displays his prowess — is that one horse he is riding, or two, or three or four?

12 Mar 2017

By a sea of reflections

12 Mar 2017 | 2:24 AM

Artist Paresh Maity says an artist negotiates many mediums in his evolutionary journey.

The colours won’t fade

12 Mar 2017 | 2:31 AM

With the boisterous Holi hai renting the air, a riot of colours surrounding you, Holi is, beyond doubt, one of the most-loved festivals.

Get your festive high here

12 Mar 2017 | 2:31 AM

The festival of colours is almost here.

A photographer prince

12 Mar 2017 | 2:31 AM

saturday, 1 January, 1870.

Taking the road not travelled

12 Mar 2017 | 2:31 AM

Travelling — it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.

05 Mar 2017

He brought home the Grammy

05 Mar 2017 | 1:04 AM

“Sandeep transcends his instrument — when he plays the tabla, he is a creator of myths, a master communicator and an orchestra, all in one.

Is # feminism elitist in India?

05 Mar 2017 | 1:04 AM

Online feminism in India is an elite club that gloats over the echoes of its success inside its own chamber. Within the online circuit, it may create ripples, however, it fails to make an impact in the real world. It all started in 2009 when Nisha Susan launched the Pink Chaddi campaign, to lambaste attacks on women pub-goers in Mangalore, Karnataka, by Hindu right-wing elements.

Women’s Day: A sell out or sold out?

05 Mar 2017 | 1:04 AM

Just one day out of 365 days for half of the world’s population is, from any angle, an unfair deal. However, a day can mark the beginning of a movement and thus become a symbol of resistance, of uprising or of assertion and more than that, a point from which new power can be drawn to keep an idea and struggle alive.