Actor Maya Krishna Rao’s work comes from the gut. That also brings her fiery protest theatre to the streets. But she also wants to keep our sense of humour alive.
A legend in the true sense of the word, S H Raza popularised Indian concepts and iconography globally and built an impressive legacy of modern art. July 23 is his first death anniversary.
An exhibition sheds light on the changes, from landscape to lifestyle, which have redefined the idea of India after Independence
The Gram Art Project in Maharashtra voices the issues facing farmers through land art
Dilip Gupta dug into his memories of watching launda naach in Bihar to create the play, Netua, about gender, caste exploitation and a dying art
The gifts include a Bafta (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) award presented to the queen in 2013 for her patronage of the film and television industries.
Some of the theatre groups that were active 20 years ago include the Progressive Dramatic Association, Rangdeep, Theatre Academy, Natya Aradhana and Jaagar, among others.
Ahead of SH Raza’s first death anniversary on July 23, we ask his close associates to recall the relationship they shared with the veteran artist.
Politician and Commonwealth Writers' Prize winner Shashi Tharoor and acclaimed film director and writer Imtiaz Ali, among a host of others, will also feature at the Mountain Echoes literary festival, Bhutan's annual distinctive literary, arts and cultural festival.
Through inscriptions, artwork, books and maps, the exhibition at IGNCA aims to revisit the tangible and intangible heritage associated with the epic.
Classical vocalist Lakshmi Sreeram on the similarities and differences between India’s two main schools of classical music.
Theatre director Rajesh Bali revisits a popular thriller, Arsenic and Old Lace.
In June, Sheba Chhachhi received the Prix Thun for Art and Ethics award.
Tom Alter performs Gandhi as “a man with an impish sense of humour” in the play, Mohan Se Mahatma.
American artist Louise Despont’s works display a fine balance of controlled technique and uninhibited vision
The five-hour long play has now been adapted into a one-and-a-hour performance by musician Varun Kishore and actor Tanaji Dasgupta. Both of them are bringing their own interpretation to the table.
Dancer Uma Dogra on a festival that showcases new generations of performers
Artists from five countries depict sociopolitical rifts in the show, ‘Dissensus’
An animation franchise is taking children back to the days of grandma’s stories and traditional Indian art forms
Argentinian artist Marta Minujín is asking people from all over the world to donate banned books. With the help of students from the University of Kassel, a list of forbidden books from around the world has been compiled and it contains over 70,000 book titles!
Sorabh Pant, frequently referred to as one of India's top 10 comedians, does not believe freedom of expression is suppressed in the country. But "it is just being threatened by people who have no authority to threaten it." Pant regularly does acts on social and political issues.
Initiatives at MAMI seek to share the magic of cinema with children.
Cafe Jamia, a new space in Jamia Nagar, is designed as a hub for art, discussion and debate.
A sacred island in south-west Japan that bans women and where male visitors must strip naked before going ashore has been declared a Unesco world heritage site, the media reported. Located midway between the south-western main island of Kyushu and the Korean peninsula, was once the site of rituals to pray for maritime safety
A wharf in Rio de Janeiro where nearly a million African slaves are estimated to have landed through history has been declared a Unesco World Heritage site, the media reported on Monday. The Valongo wharf should have the same place in history as Hiroshima and Auschwitz, says UNESCO.
Exhibited at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London in 2014, the last works of MF Husainwill now be showcased in the US for the first time.
Filmmaker Bidyut Kotoky follows the silk route for his musical travelogue, Guns and Guitars, which documents two things in the warp and weft of the Northeast — violence and music.
Artisans of Karnataka have been randomly practising their traditional and creative ideas for many decades. As one of their traditions, idol making is quite remarkable. The dolls are made of well aged jackfruit tree wood or Halasa Mara that is found in abundance in the forests of Karnataka.
With its new print studio, CONA Foundation furthers its vision of an open and integrative space for artists, designers and other creative practitioners.
In the north Indian classical repertoire, sub-genres like the Kajri — largely from the Awadh and Banaras-Mirzapur regions of UP — and the Jhoola (swings were an important part of enjoying the cool breeze) are sung during the season.
Abhinet, the oldest theatre group of Chandigarh, is back with a festival of plays
Directed by Stephen Frears, Oscar-winner Judi Dench plays Queen Victoria. The film for the first time opens up the most scandalous chapter of colonial history in which a queen falls in love with her servant
Young artists from all over Punjab, chosen by Sudarshan Shetty for the Punjab Lalit Kala Akademi, share stories of their journey
In the popular imagination, rains bring joy and cheer but artistes have often viewed it through the prism of sorrow. From Kalidas to Franz Kafka, Satyajit Ray to Wong Kar-wai, rain is a recurring metaphor that evokes a longing that can never be fulfilled.
The Greater Toronto Area will celebrate the spirit of Being Canadian with a bang at the Canadian colour festival, RUNG DE ONE (RDO), a colourful celebration of Canada's multicultural tradition.
Guru Purnima 2017 which falls on July 9 is the day we worship our gurus for their love and guidance. It is celebrated in the Hindu month of Ashadha (June-July) on the full moon day i.e. Purnima.
Sexual assault is unwanted sexual contact — including rape — and is a traumatising event linked to numerous mental health consequences associated with negative outcomes such as depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, fear, anxiety, alcohol dependence and attempted suicide.