Pallavi Chattopadhyay

Articles By Pallavi Chattopadhyay

Lessons in Humanity

A photo exhibition tracing Anne Frank’s life talks about the Holocaust and how similar forms of discrimination exists even today

The battle of life

Unrequited love, class divide, and refugee crisis are central in director Feisal Alkazi’s latest musical adapted from Charles Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities

The ‘Jallianwala Bagh Centenary Commemoration Exhibition’ sheds light on the fateful massacre

Using the help of unknown facts and intimate details of what happened before and after the massacre, it examines whether the fateful event was a well-planned conspiracy by Dyer to confine those gathered inside the premises, which was devoid of any escape route.

Matter of Life and Death

Presented by the Bengali theatre group Dhumketu, the play is riddled with statistics. According to the National Crime Records Bureau, India has the sixth-highest female suicide death rates in the world; and more than one lakh people have committed suicide every year, over the last decade.

Rags to stitches

An exhibition in Delhi traces the stories and the themes within one of India’s oldest syles of embroidery, Kantha.

All you need is love

A Shakespearean adaptation of Romeo and Juliet presents modern-day realities

Taking the line for a walk

Abstract artist Sheila Makhijani asks viewers to make sense of her lines, brimming with a life of their own.

The people’s artist: Friends from the art world and family remember the creative genius of artist Haku Shah

The meeting held in memory of Haku, the late Valod-born artist, a Padma Shri awardee, Rockefeller Foundation fellow, and Kala Ratna awardee, had well-known names from the art fraternity, who gathered on Saturday evening in the Capital.

Two new productions compare the sufferings and strengths of modern-day women

The productions examine the sufferings of the modern-day women through the mythological characters of Draupadi and Shoorpanakha.

Decoding Canvases: Artist Aditya Pande’s mixed media works showcase present-day Delhi and borrow from archaeology and mythology

These mixed media works on display at Nature Morte are captured in pitch dark. For them, Pande photographed the ring roads in Delhi with long camera exposures at night, using the motion of taxis, traffic and lights as his guiding force.

The Craftsmen’s Messiah

Kachru recalls how Shah travelled to Tamil Nadu, while at NID, to work with potters and villagers who made terracotta horses for their guardian deity, Ayannar. He had a group of the life-size horses sent to the campus that stand even today.

Haku Shah, painter known for Gandhian principles, dies

Born on March 26, 1934 in Surat, Shah donned many roles, including that of a cultural anthropologist, curator, and an author on folk and tribal art and culture.

French painter Maite Delteil’s women protagonists break free and shine in a world of their own, uninhibited by the world that surrounds them

The exhibition is at Art Alive gallery, S-221, Panchsheel Park, till April 10, from 11 am to 7 pm.

On the Move

Contemporary dancer Surjit Nongmeikapam’s recent piece draws on Manipur’s turbulent history

Mum’s the Word

The Indian Express Film Club screens The Silent Revolution and discusses the power of speech

World on a Palette at India Art Fair in Delhi

The 11th India Art Fair highlights global concerns, from the refugee crisis and migration to gender violence and feminism

In his latest solo, artist Satish Gupta talks about chaos in the world and mortality

Satish Gupta’s latest solo comprises sculptures, paintings and installations, offering his renditions on life and its experiences. His canvas Roaring Sea — Still Mind I shows a Buddha-like figure meditating calmly near the ocean.

Earthly Musings

This year’s edition of Habitat Photosphere fuses environmental sustainability with culture. Ahmed is one of the four awardees of the Photosphere Fellowship — who were selected through an open call from among hundreds of entries — along with Juhi Saklani from Delhi, Thulasi Kakkat from Kochi and Zishaan A Latif from Mumbai.

Law behind closed doors

An exhibition explores if India’s queer community has actually benefitted from their new-found legal freedom