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Tuesday, February 25, 2020
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An exhibition attempts to revive interest in Bengal’s traditional crafts

February 25, 2020 7:56:59 am

From well-known Kalighat paintings to more experimental work on conch shells, there will be many on display.

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Director Sahidul Haque on his play, The Old Man, and how Assam inspires his theatre

February 24, 2020 7:51:03 am

Assam is the protagonist of Haque’s theatre. It flows as the Brahmaputra in Bubbles in the River (2018), a play about ethnic tribes that are threatened by globalisation.

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The Chemould Couple

February 24, 2020 12:10:46 am

A film on the late gallerists Kekoo and Khorshed Gandhy honours their legacy to Indian art and shows how art and politics are never far removed.

Saarang Theatre Festival in Pune promises to unfold many ways of seeing the world and oneself

February 23, 2020 11:51:18 am

Saarang Theatre Festival in Pune lasts a few days only — from February 24 to 28 — and showcases no more than one performance every evening so that the audience can absorb the ideas of some of the best theatre practitioners of the country.

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Artist Madhuri Bhaduri on the many phases of the moon and playing with light and shadow

February 23, 2020 8:59:25 am

For Bhaduri, impressionism and expressionism have been her starting points since she began painting in the ’70s. She studied art from SNDT, University of Mumbai, and a summer course from Sotheby’s Institute of Art, London.

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Actor Mrunal Thakur on her first comedy film, pursuing novelty and never giving up

February 22, 2020 3:28:02 pm

Never say die: After scoring big in her films over the last two years, which include Super 30, Batla House, and the critically acclaimed Love Sonia, Aankh Micholi marks Mrunal Thakur's debut in comedy.

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Miss Americana: When Taylor Swift found her ‘voice’

February 22, 2020 9:33:57 pm

Lana Wilson borrows the name of the documentary from one of Swift's songs, Miss Americana & The Heartbreak Prince. But it is impossible to not notice its nod to Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s blistering 2013 novel, Americanah. 

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With Strings Attached

February 22, 2020 1:25:41 am

Spain-based Nestor Navarro on his life as a puppeteer, and doing the best things in the world.

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What’s Your Story

February 22, 2020 12:10:17 am

Bicky Singh, founder of SikhLens, the annual Sikh Arts and Film Festival in California, on bringing the festival to India, inspiring young filmmakers and creating awareness across the world about Sikh culture.

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Phantom of the Forest

February 21, 2020 6:16:43 pm

In a new film, wildlife filmmaker Shaaz Jung follows the only black panther in Kabini

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‘Capitalist governments don’t invest in art for children’

February 19, 2020 12:15:22 am

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

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Andy Warhol’s erotic male drawings to be exhibited for the first time

February 17, 2020 6:25:44 pm

The same report states that in the 1950s when he tried to exhibit these in New York, he was discouraged by homophobic reactions.

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Tryst with Tradition

February 15, 2020 12:10:13 am

Ramleela - The Ritual Theatre is a documentary that archives the never-ending celebration of one of the oldest forms of Indian folk theatre.

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Portrait of the Artist

February 15, 2020 12:05:45 am

In a unique project that strives to bring the art and artists of the country closer to people, conceptual artist and photographer Diwan Manna is video archiving and documenting the life, times and work of some of the most formidable names of the Indian art world.

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Surajkund: A melange of culture, tradition, and talent

February 14, 2020 3:52:13 pm

Fairs like Surajkund play a pivotal role in the economics of crafts by enhancing livelihoods of artisans, strengthening their confidence, and boosting the country’s cultural capital.

Out in the Open

Out in the Open

February 14, 2020 4:12:21 am

An exhibition focusses on the possibilities of public art in Delhi

A Place to Call Home

A Place to Call Home

February 14, 2020 12:34:28 pm

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

Doin’ What He Likes Best

Doin’ What He Likes Best

February 14, 2020 3:48:23 am

At the 10th edition of the Mahindra Blues Festival in Mumbai, 83-year-old American legend Buddy Guy reminded us why the blues matter

A Two-Day Fest That Aims to Showcase Classical Dance Forms Sixth edition of Sindhu Mahotsav to start February 14

Pune: Sixth edition of Sindhu Mahotsav to start February 14

February 13, 2020 1:53:01 am

A traditional ‘Bharatanatyam Margam’ by Shijit Nambiar and Parvathy Menon and ‘Vismay’, an ensemble Kathak production by Maulik Shah and Ishira Parikh and the Anarth Dance troupe, will also be part of the festival.

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How architecture in Kashmir, over the years, knitted together cultures, traditions and religions

February 12, 2020 8:45:37 am

A recent exhibition in Delhi, organised by INTACH, J&K Chapter, Department of Tourism, Kashmir and India International Centre, Delhi, displayed the “Sacred Architecture of Kashmir”, showing how spiritual traditions continued in form and structure.