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Friday, January 22, 2021

How a group of Kerala artists are marking their solidarity with the farmers’ strike in the Capital

January 21, 2021 8:50:09 pm

Folk-reggae band Oorali are getting painters, musicians and actors, to bring their art material aboard the Kerala Express as they take a train journey from Thrissur to Delhi and prepare for impromptu sessions

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Why Marathi short film Still Alive, screened at 51st IFFI, is a timely take on mental health

January 22, 2021 12:08:24 pm

In the wake of a celebrity suicide last year, a pandemic that toyed with people’s sanity in lockdown, and Indian denial of mental illness, Onkar Diwadkar’s short film, screened at KIFF and IFFI, is relevant

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Why IFFI-selected Odia feature film, Kalira Atita, is a wake-up call to global warming and its washing out of lands, people and memories

January 21, 2021 5:30:25 pm

I Am Kalam director Nila Madhab Panda extends his decade-long work around effects of climate change from documentaries and Hindi films to his first Odia feature, screened at the ongoing IFFI’s Indian Panorama section

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Italian police find stolen copy of Leonardo ‘Salvator Mundi’

January 21, 2021 2:10:24 pm

The painting is a copy of the Salvator Mundi (Savior of the World) by Leonardo that sold for a record $450 million at a Christie's auction in 2017

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I was interested in exploring the individual will of my characters: director Ankit Kothari

January 19, 2021 8:50:13 pm

Director Ankit Kothari recounts his journey of finding the perfect location and cast for Paanchika, which opened the Indian Panorama (Non-Feature) segment of IFFI

Back-flip in a sari: How viral gymnast Parul Arora is breaking stereotypes

January 20, 2021 9:34:00 am

"Have already done many videos in sari. Next, I would like to try with a lehenga," says the 24-year-old gold medalist

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Rodin Museum sculpture garden reopens to public

January 18, 2021 11:40:32 am

"Coming back to culture is extremely important, even if I'm not exactly a Rodin fan," visitor Philippe Boirel said Sunday

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Ustad Ghulam Mustafa Khan (1931-2021): Open to all music forms, teacher to the greats

January 19, 2021 11:02:22 pm

He was awarded the Padma Shri in 1991, Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in 2003, Padma Bhushan in 2006 and Padma Vibhushan in 2018.

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Brooms, mops, a dark horse, and a visceral interpretation of the pandemic year

January 17, 2021 8:00:57 pm

Through the experimental paintings, Shirke visualised and interpreted the year gone-by and the one that has begun.

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Ghulam Mustafa Khan passes away: Some songs to remember him by

January 17, 2021 5:20:53 pm

The decorated musician leaves behind a huge void, and a distinctive legacy

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Ghulam Mustafa Khan passes away; Lata Mangeshkar, AR Rahman pay tributes

January 17, 2021 4:48:23 pm

Khan received several awards in his lifetime, most notable being the Padma Shri and the Padma Bhushan. Born in Badayun, Uttar Pradesh, he came from a family of musicians

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Auspicious Kolam drawings mark the kickoff of Biden-Harris inauguration ceremony

January 17, 2021 12:04:17 pm

Many believe kolams symbolize positive energy and new beginnings. People of all ages from various communities collaborated from their homes to create tiles with eco-friendly materials

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Rare artworks by FN Souza, Amrita Sher-Gil to be auctioned online

January 15, 2021 10:30:22 pm

Anjolie Ela Menon's Ardhanareeswara (2015), K K Hebbar's Romance of the Rockets (1986), Zarina Hashmi's Wall (1970), Ganesh Pyne's The Fisherman (1977), and Paresh Maity's Vision - IV (2016) will be among other artworks at the auction

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In Elephanta Caves, artistic carvings, spiritual callings, and a religious monolith

January 15, 2021 7:10:49 pm

'UNESCO declared it as a world heritage site. Unfortunately, visitors do not gather the significance as there is limited connection with ancient religion and iconography,' says Dr Manjiri Bhalerao, associate professor of Indology at Tilak Maharashtra Vidyapeeth

Rohena Gera’s Sir deconstructs the idea of love; is a story for the ages

January 15, 2021 8:14:56 pm

With Is Love Enough? Sir, Rohena Gera desists viewing togetherness as love’s end goal, gently uncovering the gifts of being in it instead.

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Tintin comic book art breaks auction record at $3.1 million

January 15, 2021 11:40:32 am

The record price set at Thursday's sale organized by the Artcurial auction house did not include auction fees

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Music festival to bring back baithak-style classical singing

January 14, 2021 9:40:17 pm

According to the organisers, all Covid-19 protocols such as wearing masks and social distancing will be followed during the event

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World’s oldest known cave painting found in Indonesia

January 14, 2021 4:40:16 pm

The previously oldest dated rock art 'scene' at least 43,900 years old, was a depiction of hybrid human-animal beings hunting Sulawesi warty pigs and dwarf bovids

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Rare Tintin comic book art set to sell for millions in Paris

January 14, 2021 1:20:44 pm

The 1936 work in Chinese ink, gouache and watercolor, was destined as a cover for The Blue Lotus, the fifth volume of the Belgian journalist's adventures.

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Ephemera left behind by rioters after Capitol attack now collected by museum

January 13, 2021 4:40:42 pm

Discarded signboards, stickers, flags are being collected to be added to the museum archive

Pieces Of A Woman: A definitive portrait of living through grief

January 10, 2021 7:00:44 pm

Pieces Of A Woman, which has its roots in Mundruczó and Kata Wéber’s personal tragedy of losing a child during pregnancy (Wéber has written the screenplay), is at its core a definitive portrait of a woman afflicted with an unspeakable loss

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This Delhi artist’s latest rap is a wake-up call for ‘addicts’ of social media, sugar and much more

January 7, 2021 5:30:19 pm

Delhi-based hip-hop artist Aeke's latest song addresses behavioural addictions


An investigative documentary follows the illegal trade pipeline of manta rays from the Indian Ocean to China

January 7, 2021 9:53:41 am

In the film, Malaika Vaz and Nitye Sood follow the illegal trade pipeline from fishing vessels in the Indian Ocean to the Indo-Myanmar border and finally in the wildlife trafficking hubs of Hong Kong and Guangzhou in China

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Remembering Gopaldas Neeraj: The man who immortalised common man’s plight

January 4, 2021 3:50:46 pm

Neeraj’s song in films added to his popularity. But he continued with his style even while writing songs for films

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‘Wanted to create awareness’: Baba Sehgal on latest rap on plant-based diet

January 3, 2021 6:46:32 pm

In an interaction with, the rapper said while "there are ups and downs in every journey", it is "up to us to decide when to walk, stumble and run"