Bhumika Popli

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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...

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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...

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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...

Self-portrait from Pyne's diary, 1980s. PhotoChitrakoot Art Gallery.

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...