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Artist Wajid Khan turns nails, bullets and automotive parts into art that tells tales
Wed, Apr 01, 2020

Last month, Namaste Orchha festival exhibited his celestial 40-feet hydra-like kinetic installation, made with 300 steel bowls which locked in and out itself with every gush of wind.

Poet of the Fall: The humane verses of Kashmir’s Madhosh Balhami
Sun, Mar 29, 2020

A new YouTube series spotlights the farmer-poet who lost his life’s work in a crossfire.

A River Runs Through It
Tue, Mar 17, 2020

A cultural festival spotlights Orchha as a destination for food, history and heritage.

Playing the Protagonist
Tue, Mar 03, 2020

French director Christophe Prebois’s Indian documentary is part of HIFF 2020.

A country that allows its craftsmen to die, is going to die soon: Architect Miki Desai
Sat, Feb 22, 2020

The Ahmedabad-based architect talks about 'vernacular' architecture, keeping in mind the country's limitations and people's plight instead of building symbols of falsehood, and his new book on the wooden architecture of Kerala

‘Capitalist governments don’t invest in art for children’
Tue, Feb 18, 2020

Belgian puppeteer Ronny Aelbrecht, who performed at the 18th Ishara International Puppet Theatre Festival, on the craft’s relevance.

A Place to Call Home
Fri, Feb 14, 2020

In his latest show, architect-photographer Peeyush Sekhsaria revisits his old photographs of Africa’s Nubian vaults

How a WWII Japanese soldier’s photo album, lost 74 years ago, finally reached his family
Sun, Dec 22, 2019

For 40 years, Chopra had in his care a photograph album dating to World War II. It belonged to Japanese soldier Hideo Shikata.

Australian classical guitarist duo Slava and Leonard Grigoryan on their multicultural repertoire
Wed, Dec 11, 2019

One part of the duo, Slava, speaks about playing the plucked instrument, their early days and influences, as they perform in Delhi today at the India International Centre.

Historian Romila Thapar on Babri: Symbol of civilisation reduced to rubble
Sat, Dec 07, 2019

“Through this act, an important symbol of our civilisation was reduced to rubble, and rubble remains as the reminder,” Thapar said.

Filmmaker-artist Paromita Vohra’s new installation urges to not shy away from pleasures aural and oral
Tue, Dec 03, 2019

Mumbai-based Vohra, whose online sex-education portal ‘Agents of Ishq’ turns four this month, says, “We are sanitising sexual culture either through woke censoriousness or cultural morality.”

As the gap widens
Wed, Nov 27, 2019

At the Woodpecker International Film Festival, a documentary will train its lens on how queer people navigate public spaces like the Delhi Metro.

National Bhand Theatre fights against odds to preserve bhand pathar, Kashmir’s indigenous folk theatre form
Wed, Nov 27, 2019

Bhand (clown) pathar (meaning character) was born when there was no mode of communication.

A symposium on oral narratives makes the case for preserving the native languages of North-East
Wed, Nov 20, 2019

The symposium, with film screenings, was curated by Assamese NGO Folk Culture Research Centre of North-East India — Arhi (“example” in Assamese).

Bengaluru-based Devika Krishnan on how design can create sustainable livelihoods for vulnerable communities
Tue, Nov 19, 2019

Bengaluru-based Krishnan, 50, who recently spoke about the design of social business at DesignUp festival in her city, has realised the importance of keeping enterprises small for self-sustenance and that women are a much-ignored untapped workforce.

The filmmaker who’s driven by an ‘unbearable rage’ against injustice
Sun, Nov 10, 2019

In her new film, Leena Manimekalai uncovers the life of one of the most marginalised communities in Tamil Nadu

The Australian storyteller with an incredible life story
Sun, Nov 03, 2019

Why stories are a part of the survival kit of Uncle Larry Walsh, a raconteur and a member of Australia’s Stolen Generation

‘Silence renders the weapons of opponents useless’
Mon, Oct 21, 2019

Author Perumal Murugan spoke on silence as a tool, TM Krishna, and his role as a teacher, at The Indian Express’s inaugural readers’ club session

‘Disagreement is a sign of right upbringing,’ says Smriti Irani at book launch
Wed, Oct 16, 2019

Union minister Smriti Irani spoke about being a guilt-free working mother at a book launch.

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