Bhumika Popli

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An artist’s lifelong endeavour to revive as well as reinvent the Madhubani form

Madhubani painter Santosh Kumar Das has many admirers in the West, but he has never had a solo show in...

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Between the pages: A new artistic form that uses the book object as its medium

Instead of taking the conventional route, several contemporary Indian artists have attempted a unique creative experiment by choosing the art...

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India’s most prominent art collector and her mission to make culture public

Art collector Kiran Nadar now owns more than 5,000 artworks and is the proprietor of two of the biggest private...

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Food Review: PizzaExpress: Quality and variety since 1965

It is often true that a warm and cosy place in a Delhi mall is difficult to find. But PizzaExpress...

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‘Every serious novel enquires into lives of the marginalised’

Malayalam author Benyamin, whose novel Jasmine Days recently won the JCB Prize for Literature, speaks to Bhumika Popli about how...

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Cultural portrait of Bangladesh as seen through the eyes of contemporary artists

Two ongoing shows at different galleries in Delhi feature works by contemporary artists and photographers from Bangladesh, offering a commentary...

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This year in the arts: Moments that we will remember for a long time to come

As we begin counting down to the New Year, it’s appropriate to cast a glance back at the bygone year...

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Song of the strings

Ustad Amjad Ali Khan mastered the sarod when he was merely a teenager. Today, he is by far the greatest...

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Cultural history of trauma: Multimedia show in Delhi on the concept of pain

The photographs, paintings and installation pieces displayed at Days Without a Night, an ongoing show in Delhi, are centred around...

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An evening in Delhi with lessons on life and ethics by Dalai Lama

“I would like to speak from here, only if you give me permission,” said the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, while addressing a...

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Music in the dots: Jangarh Singh Shyam and the mythic dimensions of his work

Artist Jangarh Singh Shyam was only 40 when he reportedly committed suicide in 2001. A new retrospective of his work...

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Howard Hodgkin’s theory of colour and his creative engagement with India

British painter Howard Hodgkin, who died last year, was the subject of a lecture delivered by his longtime partner, the...

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Seminar on the meaning, value and cultural significance of art in our time

Young FICCI Ladies Organisation and the Gujral Foundation co-organised a seminar on India’s contemporary art scene earlier this week in...

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French connection: An Indian artist and her creative pilgrimage to Paris

Delhi’s Alliance Française is hosting a solo show featuring artworks made by Aishwarya Sultania when she was on a year-long...

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Social currents and urban life are at the centre of Gigi Scaria’s multiform art

A series of sculptures, drawings and videos created in recent years by artist Gigi Scaria is displayed at his ongoing...

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Radhika Apte: Bollywood and beyond 

This has been a busy year for Radhika Apte, who was seen in big-banner films like Padman and Andhadhun, as...

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Sachida Nagdev was an experimental artist who remained true to his roots

A new retrospective of the late Sachida Nagdev is now on view at Delhi’s IGNCA, featuring around 150 paintings by...

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Letters from beyond: How postcards captured episodes of the Indian past

Globetrotters: Early Postcards from the Indian Subcontinent, now on view at Delhi’s Triveni Kala Sangam, presents a pictorial history of...

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On Ganesh Pyne’s creative links with Rembrandt, Abanindranath and Chagall

A new book on the Indian modernist  Ganesh Pyne, who died in 2013, throws into sharp relief previously unknown aspects...

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An art collective is touring Africa to showcase the beauty of the continent

As we speak over the phone, artist Shikhant Sablania says he is now in Zambia, gearing up for his 52nd...

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Food Review: Plant-based kitchen at Greenr’s new outlet

The newly-launched outlet of Greenr Café in Gurugram lives up to the standards of the older one which was located...

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Book Review: A vocalist’s manifesto for reforming Carnatic culture

In Reshaping Art, author and musician T.M. Krishna presents a wide-ranging critique of the Carnatic tradition while attacking its caste...

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Four artists chronicle their experience of Indian cities in this new exhibition

Featuring paintings, sketches, installation and mixed-media pieces, the ongoing exhibition at Delhi’s Bikaner House is an artistic exploration of subjects...

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It’s time to take architecture back to its creative roots in painting and sculpture 

A recently-concluded exhibition at Delhi’s Bikaner House explored the various points of convergence between art and architecture. Displayed at the...