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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.

Theatre actors step in to create new style in Ramlila
Tue, Sep 19, 2017

Different sectors have their own Ramlila with committees and people supporting the 10-day act, followed by a competition where the best Ramlila is chosen by a committee.

India Modern-Narratives from 20th Century Indian Art: Exhibition showcases 57 original works
Fri, Sep 15, 2017

India Modern: Narratives from 20th Century Indian Art is on at Galleries of Punjab Kala Bhawan till October 7.

Theatre, poetry, protest songs: Campus buzzing with activities ahead of Panjab University elections
Thu, Aug 31, 2017

Progressive ideology, says Singh, a student of the department of Urdu, is their mantra, and literature, theatre, music are the best tools to get immediate response of students.

Bekhauf Azaadi March: ‘We women need to show the way and stand, walk, sing and speak together’
Fri, Aug 11, 2017

Chandigarh stalking case: The Bekhauf Azadi March march, says poet and activist Amy Singh, is not only a step in support of Varnika Kundu, but a call for creating a city which ensures that its women are safe, no matter where and what time.

No school, cartoons on TV, pup in her arms: child’s home waits for ruling on her abortion
Tue, Jul 25, 2017

The victim had been subjected to repeated rape allegedly by her maternal uncle, and the pregnancy was confirmed by doctors at the Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) in Chandigarh.

Child denied abortion, mother asks: What does a 10-yr-old know
Sun, Jul 23, 2017

The girl, subjected to repeated rape, allegedly by her maternal uncle, is approximately 30 weeks pregnant, according to doctors at the Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), Chandigarh, who have examined the girl.

‘Time to change mind-sets & tell stories in a different way’
Wed, Jul 19, 2017

Directed by well-known film-maker Tigmanshu Dhulia, Raag Desh, which will release on July 28 and stars Kunal Kapoor, Amit Sadh and Mohit Marwah in lead roles, is based on the Indian National Army trials during World War II.

When the Past takes Centre Stage
Sun, Jul 09, 2017

Abhinet, the oldest theatre group of Chandigarh, is back with a festival of plays

State of the Art
Sun, Jul 09, 2017

Young artists from all over Punjab, chosen by Sudarshan Shetty for the Punjab Lalit Kala Akademi, share stories of their journey

A common ground: Arts council to offer part of Punjab Kala Bhawan to theatre groups for free of cost
Thu, Jul 06, 2017

The idea is to encourage young theatre artistes to reach out to audiences outside their spaces and in the process also interact with other theatre groups and develop their art.

Murals to embellish outer walls of Chandigarh Sector 17 subway
Fri, Jun 23, 2017

After the Chandigarh Lalit Kala Akademi (CLKA) and the UT Administration joined hands to give the city a 90 foot x 14 foot wall at the entrance of the Government Hospital, Sector 16, the CLKA is taking the effort forward.

‘One image with singer Reshma was close to Nek Chand’s heart, for he missed Pakistan so much’
Tue, Jun 13, 2017

“Pebbles covered his office roof and walls and the small corners from the 1970s that you see in some photographs have been lost to development and expansion. Some images showcase the play of spaces and artistic use of levels” .

A Nek Chand tour of Tricity
Mon, Jun 12, 2017

Not just Rock Garden, the work of the world-renowned artist who died two years ago is imprinted across Tricity. On his second death anniversary today, Chandigarh Newsline visits homes and other spaces in Tricity to map the spots where Nek Chand occupies a special place.

On Nek Chand’s death anniversary on June 12, Rock Garden to get museum for 200 dolls created by him
Sun, Jun 11, 2017

Nek Chand had created different blocks for displays, with one for the dolls, which he began creating in 1970.

Panjab University, India Post join hands to celebrate contribution of Balwant Gargi, four other writers
Thu, Jun 01, 2017

Panjab University joined India Post in celebrating the literary contribution of thespian Balwant Gargi and four other Indian writers by issuing postage stamps.

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.