Bhumika Popli

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...

Food Review: An excellent addition to NCR’s café circuit

At any given day, if asked for a preference between a restaurant and café, I’ll choose a café. Cafés hardly...

‘Tourism sector is the engine of our economy’ Udaipur, from 9-11 February

Q. You’ve been working in the tourism sector in Argentina for more than 20 years now. Could you talk about...

Satish Gujral: Creative Control

In 1982, when Satish Gujral was commissioned to design the Belgian Embassy in New Delhi, there was an uproar within...

This group of contemporary artists will shape our cultural currents in the future

Winners of the Lalit Kala Akademi’s 59th National Academy Award were announced earlier this month. Among the 15 artists on...

Return of the Sorcerer

The Londoners who happened to be watching the special BBC show on 9 April 1956, featuring an Indian magician, were...

A perfect combo of food and décor at this outlet

Lazeez Affaire Address: K-12, Hanuman Road Area, Connaught Place Meal for two: Rs 1,600 for two people (approx.)   If...

Piraji’s art teaches us the value of tradition and meaning of modernity

Piraji Sagara, who died in 2014, always preferred to work with wood, a medium that can pose serious difficulties for...

New show charts out the future of Indian art through works of masters and novices

Imagine a group show where the list of participants includes almost all the biggest names from the spheres of Indian...

Mirrors, cameras, colours: Decoding Sudhir Patwardhan’s art

Mirrors, cameras, colours: Decoding Sudhir Patwardhan’s art

‘Art does three things: it hurts, wounds and heals.” So says Sudhir Patwardhan, whose own paintings can often be read...

Breaking the Anglophone barrier

The cultural dominance of the English language, worldwide, owes a lot to its colonial legacy. Things are no different in...

‘Miss Laila is about what goes on inside the minds of people’

Q. Some novelists tend to steer clear of using overtly political themes in their work, while there are those, like...

Into its sixth year, Bloomsbury India aims for a million sales

After completing five years in the publishing industry, Bloomsbury India is looking towards a brighter future. “We are confident of achieving...

Welcome the new wave: International group of artists takes Delhi by storm

Aaja, Aaja, Aaja meri barbaad mohabbat ke sahaare Hai kaun jo bigdi hui takdeer sawaare A short video clip of...

A restro-bar with good food & great ambience

Sixth Empirica  Punjabi Bagh, New Delhi Meal for two: Rs 1,200  (without taxes) Sixth Empirica is the latest restro bar...

Darkness Visible

Shruti bheed mein se nikalti hui Barfi ki taraf aayi [Shurti made her way towards Barfi cutting through the crowd]....

Stories of loss and hope, told through impressions and memories of Partition

‘Freedom was a necessity, but the subcontinent was hurried into it. It should have been more systematic so that the...

Nucleya Fusion

You have made your mark as one of the most exciting, experimental and edgy musicians in India. Could you start...

‘My aim is to promote India’s half-forgotten folk melodies’

Singer and music director Runki Goswami hails from West Bengal. She recently performed a live set dedicated entirely to folk...

Raza’s legacy

At the Delhi studio of the late legendary painter Sayed Haider Raza, there is a canvas depicting what looks like...

Activewear motivates women for fun workout

Kica, a new brand for active wear symbolises movement and inspires women to inculcate the habit of fitness in their...

Gripping works of art to be presented by a group of youngsters in a new show

A range of captivating artworks, which resulted from an interdisciplinary arts residency programme, Dharti, will be on display at the...

‘I am happy as long as I don’t lose audience attention’

Govind Nihalani burst onto the Indian film industry in the early ‘80s with his human document on the violent oppression...

Battling cultural discrimination with the empowering language of art

Mana Contemporary, a cultural centre in New Jersey, USA, is leading a protest against President Donald Trumps’ administration, which has...