Bhumika Popli

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Biryanis from different regions of the country

It was a disappointment that let Adit Madan of The Biryani Project (TBP) venture into the craft of creating gourmet Biryani....

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When architects re-imagine the urban landscape of India through works of art

Death of Architecture, the exhibition currently on view at Delhi’s India Habitat Centre, features illustrations and pictorial panels, created by...

Aladdin (Siddharth Menon) and Jasmine (Kira) on the flying magic carpet

Aladdin, the musical will transport you to the fantasy world of Agrabah

Remember Aladdin? Not the character as such, but the animated fantasy show which had most of us glued to our...

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Unconventional art is juxtaposed with traditional forms at this Mumbai show

The Face of the Sun, the ongoing exhibition at Mumbai’s Akara Art Gallery, displays conventional and unconventional art created by...

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‘I chose not to use European sources as my main material’

Author Ira Mukhoty’s latest book is a feminist rewriting of Mughal history that focuses exclusively on the half-forgotten female protagonists...

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Raza’s early paintings give us a glimpse of the other side of his creative practice

A new exhibition at Mumbai’s Piramal Museum of Art centres on S.H. Raza’s early landscape paintings, which were a far...

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An exhibition that celebrates the subtle yet impactful beauty of minimalism

Maximising the Minimal, the ongoing show at Mumbai’s Tao Art Gallery, features artworks by 18 Indian painters, both young and...

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Shoojit Sircar: Auteur theory

Filmmakers in India generally have to choose between artistic integrity and commercial success. But Shoojit Sircar, with films like Piku,...

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With tactile art, curators are helping the visually-impaired develop a sense of form

Art galleries and museums in India are not the most disabled-friendly in the world. But some prominent venues in our...

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Artists who found inspiration in urban dust heaps and human wastelands

Can the rubbish heap be seen as a subject fit for art? Two new exhibitions, currently on at separate venues...

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A luxury salon that cares for the climate

Neu Salonz, one of the prominent luxury salon chains in Delhi/NCR, has chosen to go the ecological way. In its endeavour...

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Satyajit Ray’s ‘photo biographer’, Nemai Ghosh remembers his mentor and muse

Acclaimed photographer Nemai Ghosh dedicated over 25 years of his career photographing the filmmaker Satyajit Ray. His photos of Ray...

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‘I was driven by a desire to excel and make a difference’

Author and investment banker, Naina Lal Kidwai speaks to Bhumika Popli about her rise to prominence in the corporate world,...

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An artistic response to conflict and oppression in Afghanistan

Before he became a well-known artist in Kabul, Afghanistan, 47-year-old Mohammad Salim Attaie had to join the army at 16....

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Saved from oblivion, the manuscripts of Timbuktu are now on display in Delhi

A selection of ancient manuscripts from Timbuktu, some of which date back to the 14th century, is the focus of...

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‘Good comedy always comes from good writing’

Veteran comedian and actor Rakesh Bedi—who played the character of Omi in Sai Paranjpye’s romantic comedy Chashme Buddoor (1981) and later became...

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A new way of looking at the past and present of art, from a global perspective

Veteran art curator and head of research at the British Museum, J.D. Hill speaks to Bhumika Popli about India and...

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‘Writing subdued my pain, offered a sort of catharsis’

In an interview with Bhumika Popli, acclaimed writer Ajeet Cour, whose autobiography has recently been translated from Punjabi into English,...

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‘To film wildlife one needs to be ready for the unexpected’

Award-winning wildlife filmmaker, Mike Pandey speaks to Bhumika Popli about his past work, his future projects, the crisis of wildlife...

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Against ownership: A Mumbai-based startup is offering artworks on rent

Floating Canvas Company, a Mumbai-based startup, is changing the rules of the art market by offering specially curated paintings, illustrations...

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How India’s first private art gallery introduced modern masters to the world

Established in 1936, Delhi’s Dhoomimal Art Gallery was the first-of-its-kind platform through which many Indian modernists reached out to prospective...

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Great artworks available at throwaway prices at Delhi’s Affordable Art Mela

Organised by Kolkata’s CIMA art gallery, the Affordable Art Mela is being hosted in Delhi for the first time ever,...

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A modern master whose passing marks the end of an era in Indian art

After the death of the renowned painter Ram Kumar, the artist’s friends and close associates talk about his legacy, his...

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Food Review: An elegant restaurant with royal Indian fare

Spellbound Address: Garden Galleria Mall, Noida Meal for two: Rs 2,500 plus taxes   A new restaurant in Noida is...