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I think good humour can be controversial: Rob DenBleyker

December 5, 2015 6:23:34 am

Rob DenBleyker of Cyanide and Happiness ditches cynical and turns candid at Comic Con.

An Artist of the Digital Age

December 7, 2015 7:11:10 pm

For American poet Rives, art can be found anywhere — in spoken words, emoticons and Snapchat.

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I witnessed a lot of anger in Indian girls: Katharina Kakar

December 4, 2015 6:02:31 pm

Artist Katharina Kakar portrays suppression of women with roses and body imagery.

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Theory of dancing: A dance piece that uses concepts of particle physics

December 4, 2015 6:08:15 pm

Gilles Jobin, the first choreographer to participate in an arts residency at nuclear research organisation CERN, unites physics and dance in his piece, Quantum.

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Wit flying colours: A look at brilliant graphic designs from Poland

December 4, 2015 6:25:47 pm

An exhibition shows how graphic designers in Poland are the new interpreters of ideas

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Margi Sathi: Koodiyattam exponent who redefined Sanskrit theatre

December 3, 2015 2:21:32 am

Sathi also went beyond traditional texts and even interpreted modern poems in the language of Koodiyattam.

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The Festival Fiasco

December 3, 2015 12:15:02 am

IFFI suffers from poor programming, low turnout and mismanagement

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Message in Texts: Thespian Danish Husain adapts the works of Pakistan writer in his new play

December 3, 2015 2:00:40 pm

Theatre artiste Danish Husain's trip to Pakistan a couple of years back introduced him to the works of Ali Akbar Natiq, which he has finally adapted in the play 'Ek Punjab Ye Bhi'

Love and Some Rainfall

December 2, 2015 5:35:35 am

A gypsy girl meets a migrant worker and his US Army brother in Cloud Tectonics.

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Across the Black Water

December 2, 2015 5:30:56 am

Andrew Voogel’s exhibition ‘The Middle Passage’ recalls the journey made by jahajees – Indian indentured labourers — in the late 18th and early 19th century.

Pirouettes in pink: In war-torn Gaza, little girls find hope in ballet

December 1, 2015 1:23:01 pm

Almost half of Gaza's 1.8 million people are aged under 18 and UNICEF estimates that 400,000 of those need some form of psychological care. Ballet is seen as educational and psychologically uplifting for the kids. Some 50 girls have enrolled and hundreds are on the waiting list.

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Elephants in the room

November 30, 2015 1:27:26 am

While the identical elephants are 18x21 inches in size, the highlight of the show is a life-sized elephant installation by Paresh Maity, titled Life’s Journey.

I think men don’t like funny women: Comedian Radhika Vaz

November 29, 2015 1:50:01 am

An older, hairier, angrier Radhika Vaz is back with her memoir, Unladylike. Here's a tete-a-tete with the comedian.

In the land of my fathers: Here’s how art can help bring nations closer

November 29, 2015 1:00:19 am

For her first solo in Pakistan, an artist retraces her parents’ footsteps in Karachi and comes back enriched with wonderful memories.

In India, people clap when others applaud you outside: K S Radhakrishnan

November 29, 2015 1:00:08 am

He was one of the few Indian artists who helped bring sculptures back to the limelight in the early Eighties. Here's a tete-a-tete with K S Radhakrishnan.

Beauty and the Beast: Disney’s musical to dazzle Delhi in December

November 28, 2015 6:31:19 pm

To be held at the Thyagaraj Sports Complex, ticket sales for the 12 shows will start on November 29.

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Pak band Noori to perform at NH7 Weekender in Delhi

November 28, 2015 4:42:45 am

One of the songs in Pakistani rock band Noori’s recent album comes with the moniker Begum Gul Bakauli Sarfarosh. Titled 1947 — the year that holds much importance in the subcontinent’s history — the song describes the pain of a woman who comes to Pakistan after losing her family. The song, which talks of new […]

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Writing from the Margins

November 28, 2015 12:07:25 am

Acclaimed Marathi writer Urmila Pawar, one of the leading names in Dalit literature, on her arduously acquired freedom, being a ‘vulgar’ writer and challenging the divisions of a caste-based society

R K Laxman, his iconic ‘Common Man’ and the threat that surrounds cartooning

November 27, 2015 7:15:55 pm

While the cartooning space is certainly under the threat of being completely wiped out, Laxman's style of cartooning appears to have laid the stones for practicing the art in mediums beyond newspapers.

Chandigarh: Theatre Festival brings plays from across regions on stage

November 27, 2015 1:24:00 am

The second Theatre for Theatre (TFT) Sanskar Bharti Rashtriya Natya Samaroh, which will be held between November 27 and December 2 at Randhawa Auditorium, Punjab Kala Bhawan

Compunction: A new thriller on the Indian stage

December 2, 2015 2:10:33 pm

Well-known theatre director Kaushik Bose's new production is a twisty dark thriller that explores the human psyche of guilt or lack of it.

Jazz Fest

Goa set to enthral with International Jazz Festival

November 26, 2015 12:36:07 pm

In its third edition, the Goa International Jazz Live Festival hopes to revive the state’s long relationship with jazz.

Examining Memory

November 26, 2015 5:26:44 am

Portuguese artist Vasco Araújo examines the nature of memory and heritage.

Mumbai gears up to get its mind read by Ugesh Sarcar’s new show

November 25, 2015 5:03:52 pm

Reknowned mystician Ugesh Sarcar talks about the art of magic, and his upcoming magic show in Mumbai.

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Free strokes: Expressions of the soul

November 24, 2015 8:43:12 am

Self-taught artist Rashmi Sikand Yadav on her love for acrylics, charcoal, ink and freehand movements.