Art and Culture News

The Sangeet Natak Akademi announces its winners for the year 2018

An interesting name in the list is that of singer Suresh Wadkar, still remembered for his songs in the Kamal Haasan and Sridevi-starrer Sadma. It is not often that a name from Bollywood makes it to the coveted list by the Akademi.

Making streets speak

Mumbai-based street artist Tyler on his quirky takes on contemporary issues, painting walls as a form of social commentary and being compared to Banksy .

Nadir Khan takes up A Few Good Men, famous as a Tom Cruise-starring Hollywood film, for the stage

The story was written by American playwright Aaron Sorkin, according to legend, on cocktail napkins while working as a bartender.

A group of young painters have given a new face to the old shops in Pune’s iconic Bohri Ali

The project was conceived by Alefiya Kachwalla, a liberal arts graduate and co-founder of A Fresh Coat.

Artist LN Tallur builds connections between the past and the present and urges viewers to question the obvious

Comprising 27 works from 13 years, the showcase has Tallur experimenting with the medium of bone meal and film for the first time, but there are common strands that connect with several of his previous works — his engagement with the past and how it affects the present.

Michelin-Star chef Vikas Khanna’s directorial debut screened at UN

On the screening of the movie, Khanna said that his work being showcased at the UN “is one of the highest compliments” and he is proud that through the film, there can be a conversation about widows, and their empowerment.

The Doll Makers

A Capital-based couple is helping Afghan refugees find livelihood and some spirit by helping them create and sell rag dolls

Flight with the Dragonfly

Despite there being 6,000 species of dragonflies globally, their transparent wings and large eyes have escaped the attention of poets and painters who are more fascinated by birds, bees and butterflies.

Theatre actor Niki Ray aka Mad Bai is initiating conversations around mental health through performing art

Born and raised in Pune to an upper middle-class family, Niki Ray did not give education much importance and was more drawn to meditation.

No Child’s Play

A Ludhiana-based professor is trying to keep the dying tradition of guddiyan patoley alive.

Body Basics

Theatre director Partha Bandyopadhyay attempts to build an emotional connection with the audience through his productions

Mattel announces new Barbie dressed as David Bowie’s alter ego Ziggy Stardust

The character of Ziggy Stardust was introduced by David Bowie in 1971. The following year, he based his albums The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars on this alter ego.