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Whither India’s culture? The curious silence at the top

Why hasn’t the Sahitya Akademi, which gloriously calls itself India’s National Academy of Letters, spoken a word against Paresh Rawal’s tweet?

Break the Mould

Cement gets an aesthetic uplift as four artists explore it as a medium of creativity.

Ecofriendly and beautiful: India’s grasswork and handicraft communities

India has a rich and ancient culture of resource optimisation, waste management and sustainable material usage. Here’s looking at some craftwork laced with grass, fibre and other waste, originating from diverse Indian landscapes.

Humayun Tomb finial: How the king got its crown back

The 18ft ornamental ensemble on the Humayun Tomb was given a coating of 22-carat gold to match its original crowning splendour.

On a spiritual quest in art

At an ongoing exhibition in the Capital, artist Aiyana Gunjan’s works showcases elements from Arabic ‘thulus’ to Buddhism and the tantric bindu.

5 reasons why Kolkata is glad Pujo is over

Most Kolkatans will give you the patent “durga-pujo-is-the-world’s-largest-art-festival” answer when you ask them about Durga Pujo. It’s only when you scratch deeper that the cracks appear.

Sitara Devi’s first American disciple on the spiritual side of her ‘guruji’

For me, in addition to being my Kathak Guru, she brought me into a deep experience and understanding of the beauty and power of the spiritual tradition of Hinduism.

From North to South: How Navratri is celebrated across India

From Durga Puja to Kolu, each state celebrates this festival in its own way.

Pithora art depicts different hues of tribal life

Be it depiction of countryside, weddings, festivals or celebrations of tribals – Pithora art celebrates different realities of rural living.

Sita and Rama tell the story of human emotions: Artist Neeta Singh

Ghaziabad-based artist Neeta Singh reinterprets the multi-hued layers of the Ramayana in her series.

Reward of Oz

Oz Fest,to be held in various Indian cities including Pune,will see several cross-cultural collaborations in art and culture over the next four months.

Having bagged 58 awards,Himachal forgets to honour its own greats

State BJP government seems to have forgotten to honour its own in the field of literature and culture.

Shades of Perseverance

Hailing from a family of artists,Varsha Kharatmal is gifted with the skill of playing with colours and creating awe-inspiring works of art with them,but she has never been able to listen to the praise that her work evokes because she is hearing and speech impaired.