Bhumika Popli

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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...

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‘The thought of returning to a stable job never occurs to me’

Venkat Iyer quit his corporate job with a mission to set up his own organic farm. His book, Moong Over...

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Climate for art: A German photographer on the road in India, Russia and Sudan 

A new solo show now on view at Delhi’s India International Centre features the work of the German photographer André...

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Using symbols of ordinary life, Meera Mukherjee created art that was sublime

An anthology of writings and photographs focused on the life and work of sculptor Meera Mukherjee was launched earlier this...

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‘This book narrates the story of my family, my ancestors’

Princess Rajyashree Kumari, from the royal family of Bikaner, speaks to Bhumika Popli about her recent memoir, Palace of Clouds,...

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Ketaki Sheth’s studio portraits make the setting their principal subject

Renowned photographer Ketaki Sheth travelled to eight states in the country in search of old photo studios that have now...

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Every painting has a price

Two of the biggest auction houses in the world, Sotheby’s and Christie’s, have in recent years consolidated their presence in India,...

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Subramanyan’s drawings celebrate the creative spirit of womanhood

K.G. Subramanyan was one of India’s most versatile modernists. The ongoing exhibition of his drawings, at Delhi’s Triveni Kala Sangam,...

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Indian Photography Festival 2018 to be hosted in Hyderabad this month

The 2018 edition of Indian Photography Festival opens on 6 September at multiple venues across Hyderabad. Over 500 photographers, veterans...

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Delhi Contemporary Art Week: Most engaging works from across South Asia

Seven of Delhi’s top galleries, and some of India’s best contemporary artists are participating in the 2018 edition of the...

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Future of the form: A World Photography Day special

World Photography Day is celebrated on 19 August every year by professionals and amateurs alike. To mark the occasion this...

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Food Review: TGKF is celebrating 20 years in business

The Great Kebab Factory (TGKF), a restaurant famous for its kebabs completed two decades in August. Marking its 20th year...

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A photobook is more than a collection of images, it is a collectable object

Photobooks have come to be regarded as art objects, with contemporary photographers in India and overseas using this relatively new...

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Khairnar’s colour-field paintings offer us a new mode of expressing the abstract

Nashik-based artist, Pandit Bhila Khairnar is among the very few Indian exponents of the Rothko-inspired colour-field painting movement. His artworks...

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How contemporary photographers are sourcing metaphors from the Internet

Many Indian photographers are making use of the Internet and social media in a bid to reinvent the form and...

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Nilima Sheikh’s experiments with colour, space and the narrative form

After a successful opening last year at Germany’s biggest art show Documenta, Nilima Sheikh’s solo exhibition has travelled to Delhi’s...

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Postcolonial gaze: Aboriginal artists from Australia narrate their history

The ongoing exhibition at Delhi’s NGMA features 102 artworks by Aboriginal artists from Australia, who have, over the last two...

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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....