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Roe v Wade: Why the coat hanger is seeing resurgence as an abortion symbol
Sun, Jun 26, 2022

The coat hanger serves as a symbol of the reproductive rights movement and a reminder of the gruesome pre-Roe era. It symbolises a desperate last resort for women who have been denied legal abortion services.

Indian Matchmaking’s Aparna Shewakramani on why she wouldn’t settle for compromises in a relationship
Sun, Jun 26, 2022

In her just-published book, the US-based lawyer-entrepreneur speaks of life after reality television and why outspoken women have it tough in love

Explained: What does ‘perfect victim’ mean?
Sat, Jun 18, 2022

Experts have pointed out Amber Heard may have lost her defence case as she was not seen as the “perfect victim.”

Art Street: ‘Cutting Chai’ raises a toast to Mumbai city
Sat, Jun 18, 2022

Artist Sheetal Gattani's installation at a traffic island in Worli is a tribute to the beverage that Mumbai runs on

Explained: The social media trial of Amber Heard
Wed, Jun 01, 2022

The Johnny Depp vs Amber Heard case is arguably one of the biggest celebrity trials of recent years. Memes, TikTok videos and Instagram Reels fueled by vignettes and screen grabs of the trial have more often than not been targeted at Heard.

Explained: Why do many in the US resist stricter gun laws?
Thu, May 26, 2022

Texas school shooting: Despite a high rate of gun violence, here's why politicians and voters in the United States continue resisting changes to their gun laws.

Mumbai photographer Prarthna Singh’s first solo-book is a walk down the alley called Shaheen Bagh
Sat, May 21, 2022

The photo-book 'Har Shaam Shaheen Bagh', comprising visual stories of resilience and resistance, isolates individuals from the image of the mass movement as was seen on prime-time news and press photographs

Explained: Marilyn, Warhol, and the magic that built the most expensive artwork of the 20th century
Wed, May 11, 2022

A painting of Marilyn Monroe by Andy Warhol was auctioned on May 9 for about $195 million, making it the most expensive piece of 20th century art ever sold. What is special about this painting?

Explained: The story of Marilyn Monroe’s dress worn by Kim Kardashian at the Met Gala
Thu, May 05, 2022

The dress was made especially for Monroe, and Kim Kardashian had to make adjustments to her body to fit into it, rather than alter the dress.

Saffronart to hold an auction of antiquarian books from India
Tue, May 03, 2022

More than a century old rare books on India will feature in this books auction. Among them is one that features an ‘Oomraojaan Dancing girl of Joogna’

Art street: Resting in Mumbai’s Bandra is the last of Navy’s Sea Harrier jet fighters
Sat, Apr 30, 2022

The Sea Harrier first entered service with the Indian Navy on December 16, 1983. When they were decommissioned, they were replaced by the MiG-29K.

Dr Bhau Daji Lad Museum marks 150 years in Byculla
Sat, Apr 30, 2022

The gathering was to decide on a permanent house for a collection of geological samples, stuffed animals, and miscellaneous donations that was currently kept in the Town Hall.

Artist Sahej Rahal’s ongoing exhibition in Mumbai looks at history and ancestors through aliens, future worlds, and archeological dig sites
Wed, Apr 27, 2022

Days of future past: Ancestors, on view till May 8, is laid out like a post-human crypt

Why Bridgerton Season 2, despite its many shortcomings, is a satisfying slow burn
Fri, Apr 22, 2022

The period drama is replete with anachronisms, misplaced portrayal of the colonised and confused cultural references, but by casting two dark Dravidian female British-Tamil actors in leading roles, the Netflix show has done a better job than mainstream Tamil cinema

‘The art community is presently focussed on revisiting artists whose histories have been overlooked’: Gallerist Mortimer Chatterjee
Fri, Apr 15, 2022

A new book gets 54 historians, writers and curators to nominate their favourite Indian artworks since the 1900s

Maharashtra: Khotachiwadi gets a new design gallery at 47-A and a pop-up event to welcome it
Sat, Apr 09, 2022

A joint venture between online store Baro Market and gallery Chatterjee & Lal, 47-A is dedicated to global design practices and design histories. Srila Chatterjee, who runs Baro Market, said, “Design is taken for granted in India.

Tyeb Mehta painting makes record as second most expensive work of modern or contemporary art
Thu, Apr 07, 2022

A Tyeb Mehta sold for $5,596,000 (Rs 41.97 cr), inclusive of buyer’s premium (hammer price $4,750,000).

Student exhibition in Mumbai recalls pandemic memories
Tue, Apr 05, 2022

In ‘Life Through The Pandemic’, an on-campus exhibition that runs till April 8, students share personal stories of the pandemic through various media, including poster art, a board game and an anthology of short stories.

Irish-Indian poet Nidhi Zak/Aria Eipe among six nominees for this year’s Swansea University Dylan Thomas Prize
Sat, Apr 02, 2022

The annual Swansea University Dylan Thomas Prize was launched in 2006 and is one of the world’s largest prizes for young writers

Explained: Why art and cultural institutions are ending their association with the Sackler name
Thu, Mar 31, 2022

The British Museum is the latest institution to drop the Sackler family name from its galleries. The Sacklers, art philanthropists and multibillionaires, were the manufacturers of controversial drug OxyContin, which sparked off America’s opioid addiction crisis, linked to 500,000 deaths.

Chris Rock: his comedy and entertainment career, and earlier encounters with Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith
Wed, Mar 30, 2022

Chris Rock, 57, is an Emmy-winning comedian with fans around the world, who had hosted the Oscars earlier, and had a bit of a history with Pinkett Smith.

For the first time, over 30 antique maps on display in month-long exhibition
Tue, Mar 29, 2022

The exhibition is intended to impress upon visitors the importance of conserving documentary heritage.

‘We want to see a society that is based on the Indian Constitution’: Curator Prabhakar Kamble
Tue, Mar 29, 2022

Secular Art Movement's first gallery show of Ambedkarite art in Mumbai is part celebration and part critique

Mumbai Art Street: Murals for young Kolis about their Koliwada
Sat, Mar 26, 2022

A well, a brass band and visarjans come together for two murals that aim at transforming an ancestral neighbourhood.

Noted author and academic Sara Suleri Goodyear passes away
Tue, Mar 22, 2022

Suleri was professor emeritus of English at Yale University, where her fields of study and teaching include Romantic and Victorian poetry and an interest in Edmund Burke.

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