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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...

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...