Pallavi Chattopadhyay

Articles By Pallavi Chattopadhyay

Ghosts of a City: Exhibition reveals a nostalgic side of Delhi

The exhibition offers a rather unusual look at the Capital, beginning from the 1950s and follows it through the next five decades, with the works of Habib Rahman and renowned photographers Raghu Rai and Madan Mahatta.

A new book tells of our fascination for flowers, seen in food and films, myths and memories

The 39-year-old beauty editor, and founder of the flower-based beauty brand Jhelum Loves, brings together history, recipes, and stories around flowers that we have grown up with

A travelling exhibition highlights the textile art form

There are 18 award-winning quilts travelling the country in the exhibition “Threads That Bind".

Music for the Soul

A festival will celebrate the country’s treasure trove of musical traditions through baithaks, performances, discussions and films.

Debasish Mukherjee’s latest solo ‘River Song’ is a walk down memory lane

The idea, according to the artist, stemmed from the space of one’s origin and then missing that space after moving out.

Artist Rohit Saha’s photobook 1528 captures Manipur’s encounters with violence

Published by Alkazi Foundation, Rohit Saha’s photobook is the result of three-year research into Sharmila’s journey, the Malom massacre and victims of alleged fake encounters in Manipur.

Architect and artist Martand Khosla’s latest show is a witness to the possibilities in cities

In his latest solo show, Delhi-based Khosla continues to engage with the idea of a city from different perspectives, following his previous trysts motivated by the lives of labourers and construction sites and materials.

Compelling artworks to look out for at the third edition of the Delhi Contemporary Art Week 2019

Over 50 established and emerging artists from South Asia are being represented by the city’s leading galleries.

Life of a cop

An upcoming murder mystery for the stage, 36 Defence Colony, attempts to highlight the often unseen side of Indian police officers

Artists Balaji Ponna and Anni Kumari signal humanity’s impending doom in their exhibition ‘Mirrored Questions’

The exhibition is showing Ponna’s 16 canvases that are riddled with metaphors and suggestions of human-inflicted calamities.

Unravel, an improv theatre performance, hopes to encourage discussions on mental health

With no prior script, and dialogues created in front of live viewers, two-hour-long Unravel, staged on August 16, made an attempt to share the experience of those suffering from depression and other mental health issues.

Chennai-based Kumaresan Selvaraj’s latest solo is a satirical take on memories and the environment

Selvaraj uses portions of invitation cards that are discarded, which end up in waste paper markets. It helps him buy paper cheap for his colourful sculptural artworks.

Bindi Sheth’s exhibition focuses on the lives of differently-abled children

Nearly 35 photographs put the spotlight on the works of Prabhat Education Foundation, started by its founder Keshav Chatterjee in Ahmedabad, which serves children with special needs from low-income communities through counselling, therapy and learning activities

Eight artists from the North East come together to shed light on the issues pertinent to borders and their land

Reminding the viewer of the famous yesteryear black and white Mickey Mouse cartoons are Shillong-based artist Treibor Mawlong’s woodcuts, Hills & Tales, where nine panels question the notion of home.

The exhibition ‘A Time for Farewells’ takes viewers on a journey into the future

New Delhi-based Sundaram has arranged terracotta fragments in an abstract manner and converted them into light boxes, as if referring to the ruins of modernity in Astral Vision (2019).

Black and White

Nine artists dig deep into the many layers of the skin in the exhibition titled ‘Skin: The Finer Nuance’

Persian scholar Aziz Mahdi’s photo exhibition focusses on the lesser-known aspects of Iran

During his travels, Aziz Mahdi was surprised how Iranians associate India with diversity, democracy and Amitabh Bachchan. He notes how Indians are unaware about the relationship the two countries have shared since the Mughal era.

Nurturing a Dying Art

Theatre director M Sayeed Alam revives his play Pollution Hazir Ho with the touch of street magicians, bahurupiyas and snake charmers.

Raza and his Companions

An exhibition gives a rare insight into SH Raza’s friendship with his contemporaries and masters of exhibition

The Trialogue Company’s play Tansen echoes the trials of the famed musician in Akbar’s court

A melange of dance, drama and live music comprising dhrupad, qawwali and khayal gayaki, the play chronicles Tansen’s birth to Parvati and Makarand after many prayers, near Gwalior.

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