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Thursday, June 24, 2021

Benita Fernando


How a New York exhibition maps the shift in Indian landscape painting over two centuries
Sat, Jun 05, 2021

DAG's “New Found Lands: The Indian Landscape from Empire to Freedom 1780-1980” examines the evolution from the colonial gaze and Western imitations to 'free' landscapes

‘I take responsibility for what I create’
Sat, May 15, 2021

Artist Orijit Sen on his new comics magazine and on creating and posting visual satires on social media

A 6-Point Plan for Covid-19 recovery
Thu, May 06, 2021

Dr Vishakha Shivdasani's new e-book looks at how to reduce inflammation and improve immunity

What does coming of age mean in the middle of a pandemic?
Sat, May 01, 2021

At a time of deep uncertainty, the milestones that mark the life of a young adult have gone missing

How a new platform may start the next big trend in the Indian art market — NFTs
Tue, Jun 15, 2021

Inside India’s first blockchain-powered platform, solely dedicated to South Asian artists and art sales

Mumbai: Home chefs, caterers supply daily meals to infected families in high-rises
Tue, Apr 20, 2021

Many of these services were already supplying meals to quarantining families.

How the sickle became the tool of expression for artist Shambhavi
Sun, Apr 11, 2021

Artist Shambhavi Singh on MoMA’s and KNMA’s acquisitions of her works and welding memories of her homeland Bihar in her art.

Piano Man Ronnie Menezes dies at 80
Thu, Apr 08, 2021

In the last decade, Menezes was best known as the in-house pianist at Palladium, a mall in Lower Parel. He would play there on weekdays, impeccably dressed in a suit, filling the atrium with his notes, providing rich background music to even the most ordinary shopping experience.

Former editor Fatma Zakaria dies at 85
Wed, Apr 07, 2021

A trained social worker, Fatma Zakaria worked extensively in the field of education, for which she was awarded a Padma Shri in 2006.

Budweiser India’s ad campaign lands in ‘Messi’ situation
Tue, Apr 06, 2021

Football legend’s portrait replaces existing murals of Madhubala and Anarkali in Bandra.

Journalist Anil Dharker, founder of Mumbai literature fest, dies at 74
Sat, Mar 27, 2021

Media producer and former Rajya Sabha member Pritish Nandy, who was associated with Dharker since his journalism years, said, “Anil reinforced the role of the editors in our time.”

Anil Dharker, renowned journalist and author, passes away
Fri, Mar 26, 2021

Anil Dharker worked as an editor across several publications, of different genres, starting with the Debonair, then Mid-day, The Independent, and the Illustrated Weekly of India.

The calm before the chaos: A new book of photographs and essays takes readers through Mumbai’s mornings and a city on the move
Wed, Mar 24, 2021

The photographs are sequenced across a mixed bag of themes. Sometimes it’s an emotion or a memory; at other times, they are parts of the city or their urban aesthetic.

Virtual exhibition set to showcase Mumbai’s unique connection with water, communities associated with it
Wed, Mar 17, 2021

The exhibition will have six thematic galleries, each with a set of connected exhibitions and curatorial notes, many of which will be available in Marathi as well.

When the Raichands met the Windsors: An illustrator’s desi take on the Royals’ exit
Fri, Mar 12, 2021

For now, as social media users make Mesmeraki’s illustration go viral, it’s worth noting that for all its imperial past, the Crown's stories are no different from its former empire’s. All it took was one sly move in a mash-up

Explained: The legacy and return of the Bamiyan Buddhas, virtually
Fri, Mar 12, 2021

The Bamiyan Buddhas are said to date back to the 5th century AD and were once the tallest standing Buddhas in the world. Salsal and Shamama, as they were called by the locals, were set in niches on either ends of a cliff side and hewn directly from the sandstone cliffs.

Monolith spotted in Mumbai: Sculptor behind the mysterious monoliths explains their purpose and why she remains anonymous
Wed, Mar 10, 2021

In an email interview, the anonymous artist behind these monoliths in India, said, “The purpose of this monolith, just like the several that have cropped up around the world, is to spark a conversation about wildlife conservation.”

Explained: Racism to family fissures, takeaways from Harry and Meghan’s Oprah interview
Tue, Mar 16, 2021

The Harry-Meghan interview is the latest in a line of explosive tell-alls, right from the famous 1995 one with Princess Diana. What did this interview throw up?

Mapping Maharashtra’s visual heritage: New encyclopaedia surveys artists, art centres from 18th century
Tue, Mar 02, 2021

The anecdote is part of a biographical note on Madilgekar that features in a new encyclopaedia on Maharashtra’s visual art.

South South, a new collaborative digital platform for galleries from the Global South, launches with its Veza programme
Fri, Feb 26, 2021

Veza, which means ‘to show/produce’ in Zulu, features more than 50 galleries from across the world, including Chemould Prescott Road, Experimenter and Jhaveri Contemporary from India

Explained: The history of vaccine opposition in India — the case of smallpox
Wed, Feb 24, 2021

As the exercise of inoculation against the novel coronavirus infection gains momentum in the country, policymakers are also grappling with significant vaccine hesitancy. This isn’t a new experience — as a look back at the chequered history of the first vaccination efforts in colonial India shows.

India’s troubled history of vaccination
Sun, Feb 21, 2021

As the COVID-19 inoculation gets underway in the country, a look back at the chequered history of smallpox vaccination in colonial India. What does it say about our faith in vaccines?

Mystery of the missing ‘Spark’ as Thackeray gets statue in Mumbai
Sat, Jan 23, 2021

As a Bal Thackeray statue, the first of the late political leader in Mumbai, comes up on the island on Saturday, it has suddenly come to notice that 'Spark' has gone missing again — and may have been missing for months now.

How an artist viewed the lockdown
Sat, Jan 16, 2021

Confinement, memory and migrants — artist Sudhir Patwardhan on an ongoing body of work emerging from the pandemic

Comedian Munawar Faruqui stays in jail, co-accused include brother, friend, organiser
Sat, Jan 16, 2021

Of the six youngsters, who are behind bars for more than a fortnight, one is the brother of the show's organiser who was in the audience, another a friend of Munawar Faruqui's who had nothing to do with the event, and a third whose only family is a minor brother running around for him now.