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Chandigarh Architecture and Art Museum: Guided tours, getting closer to the city and its heritage step by step
Fri, May 26, 2017

A large section of people, Gandhi said, are oblivious to the many facets of the city.

Free workshop by Tricity Photo Art Society: Feast your eyes on some award-winning photos from 30 countries today
Wed, May 17, 2017

A voluntary, non-profit organisation, TPAS was ranked the number one photographic club in India by the Federation of Indian Photography in 2015-2016.

Tagore Theatre: A play showcasing the story of two extraordinary men, their friendship and spiritual journey
Wed, May 10, 2017

Staged at the Tagore Theatre Tuesday, it recently won the Dadasaheb Phalke Excellence Award 2017 for 'best play'.

Neelam Mansingh Chowdhry’s Dark Borders will open on May 7 at the Rock Garden
Thu, May 04, 2017

The play will be staged at Chowdhry’s favourite venue, The Rock Garden, with which she has special connects, “it is the first time that Nek Chand won’t be present there and we all will miss him,” said Chowdhry.

Sukhna Lake: UT tampers with Corbusier lights, experts cry foul
Tue, Apr 25, 2017

If the issue was a need for more light at the Sukhna, said a senior conservation architect of the city, it could have been met with other easy and practical remedies.

Visual design expert: Lensman trains focus on Chandigarh’s natural and architectural beauty
Thu, Apr 20, 2017

Photographer Purnesh Dev Nikhanj sets out at different times of the day to capture the city in its natural beauty, keeping in frame its architecture.

An Alternate Course
Sun, Apr 16, 2017

Musawar is an art collective that strives to bring artists and the artistically inclined on a common platform

Dance, theatre, music, art — Rock Garden abuzz with cultural and creative weekends
Sun, Apr 16, 2017

The idea is to get people closer to art, encourage them to interact with artists outside gallery spaces and be a part of the process of art creation: Chairperson of Chandigarh Lalit Kala Akademi

Laughter Without Borders: Egyptian clown troupe, Chandigarh groups celebrate ‘Red Nose’ Day at Sector 17 Plaza
Wed, Apr 05, 2017

In Chandigarh, CEVA, Purple Mangoes and HsHs Clowns collaborated to celebrate the India's Red Nose day, on Tuesday evening, at the Sector 17 Plaza.

Earth to Earth: Lalit Kala Akademi fellowship awardee to set up ceramics studio
Sun, Apr 02, 2017

This year, the fellowship award to Singh was recommended by the jury comprising Avtarjeet Singh Dhanjal, internationally acclaimed sculptor from London and Dattatrya Apte.

Candid Conversation: For me, theatre always comes first, says Paresh Rawal
Sun, Mar 26, 2017

According to Paresh Rawal, theatre is ever-evolving as the play’s form has changed with the times, with constant improvisations based on the audience’s feedback and responses.

Punjab Lalit Kala Akademi’s Annual Art Exhibition: ‘It is our effort to make it representative of artists of Punjab in the recent past’
Sun, Mar 12, 2017

While Amarbir Singh’s sculptures in wood, titled ‘Crucification of Farmer’ depict a hand with a seed, Randeep Singh’s photograph rues the death of democracy.

Jaspal Bhatti Humour Festival 2017: ‘There’s nothing like a combination of patriotism and humour’
Sun, Mar 05, 2017

Stand-up comedians Amit Tandon, Atul Khatri and Jeeveshu Ahluwalia asked the audience to “brush up their English”, as they humoured one and all present in the audience.

Exhibition of work of Tricity photojournalists inaugurated
Sun, Mar 05, 2017

The exhibition is on at Punjab Kala Bhawan, Sector 16, till March 5.

Laugh Out Loud: Jaspal Bhatti Humour Festival 2017 begins in Chandigarh
Sat, Mar 04, 2017

The festival is on at Tagore Theatre, from 6.30-9 pm. On March 4, on the English comedy day you can laugh with Amit Tandon, Atul Khatri and Jeeveshu Ahluwalia.

Chandigarh book fair begins
Sun, Feb 26, 2017

The Book Fair is on at the Exhibition Ground, Sector 34, Chandigarh till March 5, 11 am onwards.

Theatre festival begins today: Four plays set to enthrall theatre lovers in city
Wed, Feb 22, 2017

Their aim is to connect and reach out to varied audience and also talk of various issues affecting our lives through theatre.

I have stood for what I have believed in and I say what I feel with the power of my pen: Captain Amarinder
Wed, Feb 22, 2017

A work of five long years, the biography is the life story of the Maharaja and an absorbing account of the various facets of his personality and life — as a Maharaja, Army officer, and one of the most prominent individuals in Punjab politics.

I love people and I live in them, I can’t ignore their joys and sorrows, says Viren Tanwar 
Fri, Feb 17, 2017

As opposed to India, in the West, observes Tanwar, people are recognised for their worth, and not for their position, power, money, or social standing.

The music and lyrics of yesteryear had more substance: Asha Parekh
Sun, Feb 12, 2017

As part of ‘Sureela Safar’, organised by Basant Girija Shree Society, Asha Parekh lend an ear to several songs sung by singers from in and around the Chandigarh.

Gurdas Maan’s new song touches Punjab’s raw nerve — drugs
Sun, Feb 12, 2017

Maan sings that “a storm of drugs is blowing across the state... the brave have lost their bravery... drugs have destroyed Punjabi youth.”

A time for love: ‘Fazli was a poet who felt the pain of people and expressed it in his poetry’
Thu, Feb 09, 2017

Emotions is a ghazal album dedicated to poet Nida Fazli.

Collecting objects around us is a representation of our mortality, says Sudarshan Shetty
Tue, Jan 31, 2017

In his creative practice, Shetty explores how there are many objects which are seemingly opposite; with many available positions, and in the work he looks at how to bring them together and not see these separately.

Working directly for vulnerable children was my calling: Sangita Vardhan
Mon, Jan 30, 2017

Sangita Vardhan, founder and chairperson of Vatsal Chaya Trust, received the UT Administration’s award in the field of social services on this Republic Day.

Return of the native: Historian John Keay on his biography of Alexander Gardner
Sun, Jan 29, 2017

In Kashmir, he became a local celebrity and Commissioner Cooper was the first to get Gardner’s story, but he was older and may have forgotten many of them,” reflects the author.

The 17’s collision: An open invitation for a brush with art in City Beautiful
Wed, Jan 18, 2017

The workshop also has Professor Bhoop Singh Gulia from Haryana, Chandrakant Mahala Dadra and Nagar Haveli, both working with folk motifs and elements to create their art.

Two Rajasthan artists depict life of tribals, mythology and fantasy
Thu, Dec 29, 2016

Taslim Jamal has used oil and cloth on canvas for the showcase, and the forms are simple and freely drawn.

Theatre Production Thiru Nangai: Gender no bar, here’s an attempt to connect with ‘outsiders’
Mon, Dec 26, 2016

The story, based on the novel, revolves around a transgender who has been living in a dera for 15 years, and how a chance meeting with her family and attempts to be accepted by them, leads to a tragedy

‘I dedicate this award to the people of Punjab’, says Sahitya Akademi Award winner Swarajbir
Thu, Dec 22, 2016

Swarajbir has been felicitated for the same for his Punjabi play Maseya di Raat, which deals with the many social issues of female foeticide.

Friends recall M. N Sharma’s passion to preserve spirit of Chandigarh for future generations
Wed, Dec 21, 2016

Many friends and associates walked down the memory lane, recalling the contribution of Sharma to Chandigarh and his love and affection for the city, which he said was unique in every way.

The Write Stuff
Sun, Dec 18, 2016

Celebrating 15 years of the Writers’ Bloc Showcase, Shernaz Patel and Rajit Kapoor, who presented dramatised readings of the plays Still and Moving and Mahua in the city, on bringing curated original plays by Indian playwrights to different cities.

Chandigarh: Play that explores various shades of an artist, her love for self, art and the other
Tue, Dec 13, 2016

The play, to be staged with the support of the Punjab Sangeet Natak Akademi, will be staged on December 16 at 6.30 pm at Punjab Kala Bhawan, Sector 16, Chandigarh.

Story of Kohinoor: ‘It’s the 90th biggest diamond in the world’
Fri, Dec 09, 2016

The effort, according to the authors, who presented many photographs, paintings, illustrations from the book, as part of their absorbing talk, was to unearth fascinating, new information about the Kohinoor.

Research centre to preserve legacy of Corbusier, Jeanneret
Thu, Dec 08, 2016

Le Corbusier Centre, the workplace of Le Corbusier and his team from where Chandigarh was designed, will get facility for scholars, students.

Yesterday once more: Youngsters need guidance to pursue Bollywood careers
Sun, Dec 04, 2016

The world of music has no limitations, believes composer Anandji Virji Shah as he relives his years in the film industry

Chandigarh Literature Festival: At Literati, discussions on change, responsibility, mental health, cinema
Sun, Nov 27, 2016

The November sun, glistening waters of the Lake, and a cover of green had both the authors and the audience deeply absorbed in sessions on various subjects and themes.