‘The highest aim of art is to cultivate your mind’: Interview with Gian Ratna awardee BN Goswamy
Mon, Mar 12, 2018

An interview with Gian Ratna awardee, world-renowned art historian BN Goswamy

Cultural connects can build bridges, need healthy bonds: Saubhagya Vardhan
Mon, Feb 19, 2018

Prof Saubhagya Vardhan speaks to Indian Express about how he hopes to protect and preserve folk art and traditions of various states and establish a connection with the common people

‘Nek Chand wanted his art to reach wider audiences’
Sun, Feb 11, 2018

As the son of the creator of Rock Garden, Anuj Saini, hopes to take his father’s vision of unique landscaping to other cities of the country, he shares how Nek Chand created thematic public work, one of the largest collections here in Chandigarh, at the Chandigarh Lawn Tennis Association Stadium, opposite DAV College in Sector 10.

Chandigarh: In our tradition, there is nothing as end of time, says Professor B N Goswamy
Wed, Feb 07, 2018

He has pioneered different ways of seeing and thinking about the art of the past and established clear new paradigms in the area of art historical research.

‘Nek Chand had a creative and committed approach to his work’
Sun, Jan 14, 2018

Among the colourful blooms and rows of green plants, four works of Nek Chand stand out in the garden.

Russian Sound Artist in Chandigarh: ‘Effort is to explore how sound can be main tool in performance’
Mon, Jan 08, 2018

"I feel visual culture is excessive; we are constantly watching all the time and my work continuously explores the different ways with which the audience can perceive work," says the artist.

Sahitya Akademi Yuva Puraskar: 26 year old gets awarded for his collection of Punjabi poems
Sun, Dec 24, 2017

Haramanjeet Singh was given the award for his collection of Punjabi poems titled ‘Rani Tatt’.

Photography exhibition: ‘My soul seems to found a home near water’
Sun, Dec 17, 2017

Seascapes is on till December 23 at the Alliance Française, Sector 36, Chandigarh

Living with the masters: Unique exhibition explores intricate connection between art and architecture
Mon, Dec 04, 2017

The exhibition is an effort to engage the audience with many aspects of the architecture and design elements of Corbusier and Jeanneret, in relation to space, both inside and outside.

Exhibition ‘Varied Hues’: Where colours, textures, themes and art techniques blend
Sun, Dec 03, 2017

Many artists have been inspired by nature, portraying its many moods, such as Bharti Sharma, who celebrates nature on her canvas and says she feels blessed to love and paint ‘nature’ and ‘celebrations’.

An ode to the bravehearts
Sun, Dec 03, 2017

The memorial is dedicated to Kargil martyr Captain Saurabh Kalia, who was captured by the Pakistani Army and whose mutilated body returned home.

Nek Chand’s figurines from Rock Garden adorn Architecture Museum
Sun, Nov 19, 2017

According to Deepika Gandhi, the Director of the Museum, the versatility of the materials that Le Corbusier used for the making of Chandigarh are also reflective of Nek Chand’s works, who worked with diverse materials to create a wealth of art.

To commemorate legacy of Pierre Jeanneret, symposium to be held on his 50th death anniversary
Sat, Nov 18, 2017

The first chief architect of the city, Pierre Jeanneret made Chandigarh his home and work place, carefully monitoring and supervising the city’s construction on a day-to-day basis.

Annual Chandigarh National Crafts Mela: ‘Saw tough times for no fault of ours, hope to recover losses this year’
Mon, Nov 06, 2017

The music, dance, colour, creativity and crowds are back at the mela, which attracts visitors from across the region, with the basic philosophy of the mela being the promotion of craft and art and giving crafts persons a platform to showcase and sell.

Nek Chand’s gift to PGI and patients across the country
Sun, Nov 05, 2017

This was his gift to PGI Chandigarh as when the institute was being built, the government department Nek Chand had been part of, was involved in the work here.

Two-day National seminar: ‘Good literature creates a stream of consciousness’
Sun, Oct 29, 2017

The larger premise and thought of the seminar is to get writers, poets, thinkers, teachers, journalists, artists and people on a common platform, to discuss, debate, share and think about what really is ‘National Identity’.

Canadian envoy for a day, Chandigarh college girl says education is key to achieving gender equality
Thu, Oct 12, 2017

“The need of the hour is to stand up for our rights, be fearless, courageous and raise our voice against rape, violence and crimes against women,” said Virk

Disgusted with present political situation, where Parliament is irrelevant: Arun Shourie
Sat, Oct 07, 2017

Recounting many special moments he spent with Khushwant Singh and sharing various anecdotes, Arun Shourie expressed unhappiness about the current political scenario.

Khushwant Singh Literary Festival: Anupam Kher, Shatrughan Sinha, Asha Parekh to attend 3-day event
Thu, Oct 05, 2017

This year’s theme is ‘70’, celebrating 70 years of Indian Independence, and KSLF will be inaugurated by Arun Shourie, a close friend of Khushwant Singh, with Shourie’s session titled, ‘How to recognize Rulers for What They Are’.

Brush with canvas: ‘Art of any form must make us think & reflect’
Sun, Sep 24, 2017

Art, says the painter, has to be aesthetic, prompt people to think, reflect, transform and for him, constant experimentation and looking at life around with new perspectives is paramount. Photography, too, began with an urge to connect and communicate.