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Call of the Hills

January 9, 2016 4:59:40 am

The latest edition of ‘Cultures of Peace — Festival of the Northeast’ in the Capital aims more for the political than the cultural this time.

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From poetry to filmmaking: Owais Husain, MF Husain’s youngest straddles various mediums

January 9, 2016 5:37:19 pm

Artist Owais Husain, MF Husain’s youngest, on making peace with his identity, straddling various mediums and upcoming projects.

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Identities Repackaged

January 7, 2016 12:06:58 am

‘Epic Ecologies’, an exhibition by artists Elizabeth and Iftikhar Dadi, brings together three series of works to examine questions of identity.

An a cappella tribute captures the evolution of singer-composer AR Rahman as he turns 49

January 6, 2016 1:52:15 pm

Watch Voctronica's tribute to AR Rahman on his 49th birthday. There are no instruments!

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The Bookmaker: The various museums of Dayanita Singh

January 6, 2016 4:45:10 pm

Dayanita Singh builds a memorial of photographs that connect and stand isolated all at once.

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The Golden Reel

January 5, 2016 5:45:16 am

An exhibition brings together veteran photographer Raghu Rai’s most creative pictures taken in the last 50 years.

‘There are no shortcuts to being an artiste’, says thespian Neelam Man Singh Chowdhary

January 4, 2016 10:27:24 pm

Renowned theatre director Padma Shri Dr Neelam Man Singh Chowdhary, who has been honoured with the status of Professor Emeritus by Panjab University, she talks about her love for teaching and how there are no static concepts in drama.

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Age on Her Side

January 4, 2016 5:27:44 am

A video that went viral recently turns the spotlight on 92-year-old dancer and theatre actor, Bhanumati Rao.

Delhi out of Unesco’s heritage city tag race; eyes on Nalanda in 2016

January 6, 2016 6:05:17 pm

Despite its rich history, Delhi was pulled out of the race for the tag of UNESCO World Heritage City in 2015 citing restrictions that would be imposed on infrastructural projects, if awarded the status.

The girl who never saw the mountains

January 3, 2016 12:15:11 pm

A notebook with an unknown little girl’s sketches took photographer Chandan Gomes on a journey through the hills of Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Ladakh. He wished to return with photographs made for her, inspired by her. Does he ever find her?

Stop, not another glass-chrome building

January 3, 2016 12:16:07 pm

An exhibition on contemporary architecture in India will look at the profession through a historical and critical lens.

Chennai’s music season: After the hard rain fell

January 3, 2016 1:17:26 pm

This festive season in Chennai, who would sing Amrithavarshini? This raga, meant to invoke the rain god, spans out best in Muthuswami Dikshitar’s Anandamritakarshini, a familiar peppy composition in the Carnatic concert.

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Voicing Concerns

January 2, 2016 6:08:48 am

At a day-long exhibition in Delhi, artists offered creative responses to ‘the climate of suffocation’.

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The Red Earth

January 2, 2016 6:08:44 am

Vadodara-based artist Soghra Khurasani depicts the anger and resilience of women using motifs such as volcanoes and craters.

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Portrait of the Year in Art: Awards, protests and records

December 28, 2015 12:26:51 pm

It was the year of making and breaking records, protest and prominence for Indian art and artists.

Audience embraced content-driven films in Bengal in 2015

December 27, 2015 4:43:38 pm

In stark contrast to expectations, the audience opted for films which were derived from literary works and kept to the basics instead of formula films.

This old guitar: Noel Martin and his love for bass

December 27, 2015 2:45:30 pm

At Trincas in Kolkata, the clock stopped long ago. And Noel Martin, bass guitarist for 30 years, is steadfast about not changing with the times.

Before the silence: Rhythm House a haven for music lovers

December 27, 2015 1:07:19 am

In the fast-changing lives of Mumbaikars, Rhythm House stood as a haven for music lovers looking to discover new genres and seek out some solitude. With its closure, the city will lose not just an institution, but also a way of life.

In an antique land with Jayanta Sengupta

December 27, 2015 1:02:57 am

The curator of the Indian Museum, Kolkata, on his relationship with the past, and the stories he wants to tell through ancient artefacts.

Bringing the past back: A 165-year old Delhi haveli shows the way

December 27, 2015 3:44:59 pm

How does one hold on to yesterday? It was time for the haveli to ring out the old and step into the new, but without compromising on its principle architectural values.

Music in the house: Can you hear Noor Jehan?

December 27, 2015 1:00:21 am

In Old Delhi’s Chandni Chowk, hear the hits of yesterday come alive on the gramophone.

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Conflict and Collaboration

December 25, 2015 1:12:10 am

An Indian and a Palestinian theatre group join forces to present a play about dispossession and memories

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Here Comes Santa

December 25, 2015 12:54:55 am

We asked artists to give Santa a new look this Christmas. Here is what they came up with

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That Place Called Home

December 24, 2015 12:10:35 am

Filmmakers Ritu Sarin and Tenzing Sonam investigate Tibet’s ongoing cultural transformations through their work

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Much to laugh and cry at in Papa CJ’s new work, Naked

December 23, 2015 11:35:39 am

Stand-up comedian Papa CJ made the transition to theatre with his autobiographical show Naked and had audiences laughing, crying and applauding, from Australia to Scotland.