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Thursday, April 19, 2018

Pooja Pillai


Pooja Pillai is a Principal correspondent working with The Indian Express.

Ram Kumar (1924-2018): In Memoriam
Mon, Apr 16, 2018

Artists Krishen Khanna, Manu Parekh, Prabhakar Kolte, Akbar Padamsee and Gulam Mohammed Sheikh recall their associations with Ram Kumar.

A Joking Matter
Wed, Apr 11, 2018

A theatre performance that delivers funny but sharp observations on everyday misogyny comes to Mumbai

Beyond paper and paint, an artist needs a vision: Prabhakar Kolte
Sun, Apr 08, 2018

One of India’s leading abstract artists, the reclusive Prabhakar Kolte speaks on his first solo show in over a decade, the importance of being a non-conformist and why art education in India is outdated.

Meet Samuel Abiola Robinson: The man who kicked the hornet’s nest
Wed, Apr 04, 2018

Despite feeling discriminated against by the producers of Sudani from Nigeria, Nigerian actor Samuel Abiola Robinson hopes to return for more Indian films.

A Table Becomes A Shop: How do informal workers humanise the urban space?
Sun, Apr 01, 2018

An architecture show has the answer.

Our Lonely Lives
Sat, Mar 31, 2018

Of small town aspirations and the gap between expectations and reality

How to Talk about Sex Without Offending People
Sun, Mar 25, 2018

Malayalam writer Nalini Jameela on her new book and why her unconventional views about sexual relationships have been seeded in practicality.

The Case of the Missing Objects
Sat, Mar 24, 2018

When the landmark exhibition “India and the World: A History in Nine Stories” opens at the National Museum in Delhi next month, three key objects will not be part of the showcase.

‘I wanted to use paintings as a metaphor for secrets’
Sat, Mar 17, 2018

An exhibition examines different approaches that two artists employ to trick the viewer’s perception of material

Booty for a Wordsmith
Wed, Mar 07, 2018

A new books prize seeks to raise the profile of writers in India and privilege translations from regional languages

Much Ado Over Nature
Sat, Mar 03, 2018

Model Gilu Joseph, who features on the Grihalakshmi cover, on why breastfeeding should be celebrated, not stigmatised

‘Art competes for funding with other urgent needs’
Thu, Mar 01, 2018

Deepika Sorabjee, Head of arts and culture at Tata Trusts, on the way forward for the sector

This is Us
Tue, Feb 27, 2018

An online project is documenting the colourful history and culture of the East Indians, the original inhabitants of Mumbai

From goofball to seductress, the many shades of Sridevi
Wed, Feb 28, 2018

Who was Sridevi? She was a goddess, a gamine, a goofball and a seductress all rolled into one. Here is a by no means exhaustive list of our favourite avatars of the late actor Sridevi.

Mumbai: Iconic Strand book stall to permanently down shutters
Thu, Feb 22, 2018

The late bookseller, who had founded the iconic Mumbai bookstore in 1948, was proved right.

Families in Food: Southern Comfort
Sun, Feb 18, 2018

In business for 78 years, Madras Cafe was established in 1940 by Gopal Kamath, Devavrat's grandfather, in partnership with a Tamil friend.

The World We Wrought
Fri, Feb 16, 2018

An exhibition at Mumbai’s oldest museum tackles big questions about the nature of the Anthropocene

Priya Prakash Varrier: India’s New Valentine
Wed, Feb 14, 2018

In the video of Manikya Malaraya Poovi, set against the background of a school function, we see a number of students, including Priya Prakash Varrier, who in the throes of first love, blush, giggle and make moony eyes at each other.

Books by artists and on Indian art for the young ’uns
Sun, Jan 28, 2018

It’s soon going to be India Art Fair season — reason enough to go scouring for books on art and by Indian artists that can introduce children to art practices and personalities in the country.

Big Stories from Little India
Fri, Jan 26, 2018

A virtual exhibition by Google Arts and Culture celebrates ordinary citizens who overcame great odds to make a difference.