‘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.

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.