Bhumika Popli

Meera George performing Still I Rise.

Meera George’s powerful opera piece brings gender issues to the forefront

Performance artist Meera George, whose works are mainly inspired by gender and caste issues, recently came up with an operatic...

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Politics is a very noble profession: Natwar Singh

Former politician and diplomat K. Natwar Singh, who turned 90 this week, speaks to Bhumika Popli about his long and...

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‘I aim to create a culture that values creativity’

Shalini Passi, who is ranked among India’s most prominent art patrons, speaks to Bhumika Popli about the cultural forums she...

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Venice Biennale to get an India pavilion for the first time in 8 years

Scheduled to begin on 11 May, the Venice Biennale will have an India pavilion this time around, where an exhibition...

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Glimpses of Anne Frank

Anne Frank spent the last years of her life in hiding, cooped up with her family in a secret annexe...

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A spellbinding musical adaptation of a Chinese drama

There are some performances that can have a spellbinding effect on you. The musical drama Romance Under the Umbrella, recently...

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Devraj Dakoji’s creative commitment to the neglected form of printmaking

Among the pioneers of printmaking in Indian art, Devraj Dakoji has spent a large part of his life championing a...

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Rekindles memories of a cinematic gem

When K. Asif’s Mughal-e-Azam, based on the Pakistani playwright Imtiaz Ali Raj’s play Anarkali, was released in 1960, it became a blockbuster....

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Haku Shah’s mission was to build new bridges between culture and society

Artist, writer and lifelong champion of India’s rural and tribal cultures, Haku Shah passed away on 21 March at the...

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Pros of podcasting

Think of a random subject and it’s likely that there is a podcast about it in some corner of the...

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A curator from Africa who challenged all conventions of the art establishment

Nigerian curator Okwui Enwezor, who passed away on 15 March at age 55, was one of the most influential figures...

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An artist whose aesthetic involves speaking to viewers without being loud

Ranbir Kaleka’s new show, entitled Fear of a New Dawn, features multimedia works that are surreal yet deeply rooted in...

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Gita Art Gallery is now GAG Moderne, a launch pad for promising artists

First set up in 1964, Delhi’s Gita Art Gallery was re-launched earlier this month in a new avatar. It is...

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‘India has some excellent museums and collections’

Nicholas Coleridge, chairman of Victoria and Albert Museum in London and a veteran fashion journalist, speaks to Bhumika Popli about...

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Baroda still brims with promise as an art destination of contemporary India

The city of Baroda has been the nurturing ground for some of the greatest Indian modernists. But even when it...

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Sharp focus on climate and ecology at new photography festival in Delhi

Four renowned figures from Indian photography recently led a mentoring programme for four junior photographers. The results are displayed at...

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Word of mouth: Oral traditions of the world captured in multimedia art 

Astha Butail’s new exhibition includes installation pieces, sculptures, videos and audio clips that collectively make a statement about the cultural importance of...

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New film calls for stolen idols to be returned to India

A gripping documentary by Nikhil Singh Rajputt sheds new light on the global black market for antiquities, whose origins can...

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British-era Army barracks at Delhi’s Red Fort converted into museums

Five British-era Army barracks at Delhi’s Red Fort have been converted into museums. The barrack museums have been filled with...

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‘You could hear an entire orchestra in Vilayat’s sitar’

Journalist and author Namita Devidayal’s biography of the legendary sitar player Ustad Vilayat Khan has just been published. She speaks...

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Undaunted by darkness, Mukherjee’s vision always drew towards the light

Ranked among the great modernists of Bengal, Benode Behari Mukherjee was born with partial vision and later in life went...

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Food Review: Unlike a regular pub, this one has good food

Fantom Bar & Brewery, located on the upper ground floor of South Point Mall in Gurgaon, is much more than...

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With focus on South Asia, India Art Fair is bigger and better than ever before

The 11th edition of India Art Fair, an international gathering of artists, gallerists and curators, opened earlier this week in...

112. Untitled (Women on a path, Goa), 1948

Souza as we never knew him: Paintings from the eventful ’40s part of new show

One of India’s greatest modernists, Francis Newton Souza is celebrated the world over for his multimillion-dollar nudes. But a series...