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‘My subconscious is always at work’

April 11, 2021 6:20:07 am

Veteran artist Arpita Singh on responding intuitively to the moment, working with textures, and her current exhibition

How Indian classical and Bollywood music in British schools are bettering the grades

April 11, 2021 7:12:29 am

As part of the Model Music Curriculum, Indian classical and Hindi film songs are being taught to students as a way of appreciating diversity and enhancing academic performance

Amit Chaudhuri

‘I would feel optimistic if there were expressions of free speech and creation of new ways of thinking about creativity’

April 11, 2021 6:12:23 am

In an expansive conversation, writer Amit Chaudhuri and political theorist Pratap Bhanu Mehta discuss the idiosyncrasies of Indian classical music, how it shaped Chaudhuri’s creative impulse and his idea of home and the world

How the sickle became the tool of expression for artist Shambhavi

April 11, 2021 10:51:07 am

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

Sunday Long Reads: VS Gaitonde’s minimalism in art, Amruta Subhash interview, and more

April 4, 2021 10:55:59 am

Your Sunday reading list is here!

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Why we need to stand in the light

April 4, 2021 6:43:47 am

Whether you celebrate Easter, Passover or Holi, or nothing at all, never forget to celebrate life

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How a zen-like Gaitonde practised minimalism in life and art

April 4, 2021 6:30:25 am

With his 1961 canvas selling for Rs 39.98 crore last month, he set a new record for Indian art worldwide. But, as in art, so in life, for VS Gaitonde, less was always more

Why the Rashtrapati Bhavan photo archive is the nation’s family album

April 4, 2021 6:30:20 am

The Rashtrapati Bhavan photo library provides rare glimpses into the multifaceted personalities of our presidents, and of lost time

‘I’ve made my peace with waiting’

April 4, 2021 6:30:05 am

From Marathi films to the Hindi blockbuster Gully Boy, from Sacred Games 2 to the recent Bombay Begums, actor Amruta Subhash is making the audience sit up and take notice.

The screamers in the sky are lapwings

April 4, 2021 6:24:27 am

Lapwings’ alarms have saved many a bird and game from hunters

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‘Gaitonde’s painting was a spectator of the ups and downs in our lives’

April 4, 2021 6:20:48 am

Dancer Aditi Mangaldas recalls growing up with VS Gaitonde’s 1961 painting, which sold for Rs 39.98 crore last month, setting a new record for Indian art. She and her brother Aditya Mangaldas owned the work


Will you join the ‘Party’?

April 4, 2021 6:12:25 am

Govind Nihalani’s 1984 NFDC-produced film shows how differences and discussions were welcome at gatherings in the ’80s

Biriyaani and Holy Rights, recently given the National Award, show the many wrongs women endure for a right

April 4, 2021 12:15:31 pm

While Farha Khatun faced criticism for her documentary Holy Rights on women qazis, a handful of Kerala theatres refused to screen Sajin Baabu's Kani Kusruti-starrer feature Biriyaani

How Bangladesh has arrived on the global map at 50

March 28, 2021 10:31:53 am

A cast of dynamic Bangladeshi entrepreneurs and intellectuals tell the story of a nation on the upsurge, that has emerged from a difficult past to a prosperous and nuanced present

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Why the cat outside your door might be feral

March 28, 2021 6:40:08 am

Is it a domestic cat first becoming a stray and then progressing to feral?

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‘Emotionally, the lockdown was a period of introspection’

March 28, 2021 6:20:55 am

Actor Sanya Malhotra, 29, on playing a young widow in her just-released film Pagglait, and how the character is still a part of her

What an epidemiologist has gathered as we complete a year of the pandemic

Sunday Long Reads: A year of the pandemic, work-from-home culture, Begum Akhtar’s ‘Parda Uthao’, and more

March 21, 2021 9:19:58 am

From analysing a year that went by, to understanding how empathetic we are as a society, here's a Sunday reading list you surely can't miss!

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Are wildcats more ferocious than tigers

March 21, 2021 6:50:13 am

They are our forests’ best kept secrets but they can let out quite a roar

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What does it mean to be an inclusive, empathetic society

March 21, 2021 6:40:52 am

As we celebrate World Autism Day on April 2, a reminder of what we can be to the differently abled

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Why the queen of ghazals Begum Akhtar ordered, ‘Parda Uthao’

March 22, 2021 5:48:24 pm

In Indian classical music, a live audience will always be that secret ingredient for a lajawab performance

What happened when virtual meetings took over our lives and we became the WFH generation

March 21, 2021 8:03:58 am

Will the future workforce be more remote than every before and can there actually exist a healthy balance between home and work

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How our future homes and work spaces can include ideas of impermanence

March 21, 2021 6:18:59 am

An architect’s insight into what it means to have the narrative shaped into new configurations

As the lockdown took over our lives, what do children have to say

March 21, 2021 6:15:44 am

They may have learnt to chop and sew but school lunches and kabaddi matches were sorely missed

What an epidemiologist has gathered as we complete a year of the pandemic

What an epidemiologist has gathered as we complete a year of the pandemic

March 21, 2021 7:28:08 am

That health is intrinsically linked to jobs, economy, social well-being, climate change and education