Bhumika Popli

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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...

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Vivan Sundaram: My Experiments with Art

One of India’s best-known artists, Vivan Sundaram turned 75 this year, and his life’s work is part of a grand...

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A writer’s journey from the world of words to a different kind of narrative

Historian William Dalrymple is as comfortable and skilful with the photographic form as he is with words. Some of his...

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‘A translation can only be as good as the translator’

Renowned translator N. Kalyan Raman, who has dedicated his career to making Tamil literature accessible to the Anglophone reader, speaks...

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The centre cannot hold: Paintings that speak to us from the margins

Hashiya: The Margin, a group show that opened recently in Delhi, explores the old 15th-century idea that in painting, what...

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First International Print Biennale in Delhi brings printmakers back in focus

Organised by the Lalit Kala Akademi, the International Print Biennale in Delhi features artworks by over a hundred emerging and...

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Maneka Gandhi unveils her collection of 19th-century mica paintings

Collected over many years, a set of rare mica paintings from 19th-century India is now on sale at the Delhi...

These canvases are inspired by the literary designs of Kafka and Freud

Written over a hundred years ago, the works of writer Franz Kafka and psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud still find relevance with...

This way to Taiwan

It is 4 p.m. in Taiwan. A couple of hours after having touched down at the Taichung International Airport, we...

The building blocks of Rabindranath Tagore’s architectural imagination

The contributions that Rabindranath Tagore made to Indian literature, arts and culture are too numerous to take any real account...

From a small town in Kerala, this artist has now landed a show in Switzerland

Creativity doesn’t wait for an ideal set of circumstances. It can function just as fine with the barest of materials...

Memory chamber: A new museum in Delhi aims to preserve an artist’s vision

Delhi can do with a few more museums, especially of the kind that are independently funded and where artistic excellence...