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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.

In Twelfth Night, every character is in love but can’t get what they want: Oliver Dimsdale

November 24, 2015 4:46:07 am

Oliver Dimsdale on a rock ‘n’ roll adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night that is touring India.

Steeped in History

November 24, 2015 4:47:02 am

What began as an architectural tour of India’s ancient stepwells became an obsession for Chicago-based journalist Victoria Lautman, who is now documenting their decaying state.

Epic Shades

November 23, 2015 1:14:39 am

Artist Bharat Tripathi narrates the Ramayana through 12 canvases in his latest exhibition

Can you feel the bass? Music that’s not just heard, but felt

November 22, 2015 2:46:05 pm

The Ska Vengers' Taru Dalmia is on a mission to crowdfund and build a mobile sound system in India to take music out of clubs, and straight to the people.

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First Sangrur Heritage and Literary Festival highlights the richness in culture

November 22, 2015 2:28:02 pm

Bringing eminent writers, poets, artists, filmmakers on one stage at the first ever Sangrur Heritage and Literary Festival.

A life on the lines: Celebrating three decades of Nasreen Mohamedi’s work

November 22, 2015 1:00:07 am

When she was alive, Nasreen Mohamedi’s work was barely noticed by the market and almost never reviewed. Today, an exhibition in Madrid celebrates her as a modern master. Who was this reclusive artist?

The light fantastic: A glimpse of Bangladesh through photographer Sarker Protick’s eyes

February 10, 2016 3:08:50 pm

Bangladeshi photographer Sarker Protick’s work offers intimate glimpses of his country.

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Living in His Images

November 21, 2015 5:42:40 am

The revolutionary architect and urban planner Le Corbusier was also a camera person, who worked behind and before the lens.

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Colouring your city: How street art is changing Delhi

November 19, 2015 2:33:56 pm

There is a growing culture of street art spreading its canvas in Delhi

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A River Runs Through It

November 19, 2015 12:29:22 am

For his award-winning debut feature film, Kothanodi, Bhaskar Hazarika reimagines the mesmerising fables of his home, Assam

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India’s the most exciting place that’s having the gender debate: Tina Brown

November 19, 2015 12:08:05 am

Tina Brown on the global summit, ‘Women in the World’, and the feminist debate in India

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Staple Guns, Solitaire & Satire

November 18, 2015 12:16:13 am

THE greatest danger Talya Lavie feared during her mandatory military service with Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) was a paper cut. Zero Motivation, her award-winning debut feature, reflects this paradox, of both the grandiose and the mundane, at a remote military outpost. The Israeli director, screenwriter and comic book artist was inspired by the pencil-pushing platoon […]

Native Hand

November 18, 2015 3:57:16 am

Moroccan-French artist Achraf Touloub’s handmade work throws new light on the Persian miniature tradition.

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Chhath Puja: All you need to know about the festival

November 17, 2015 1:44:18 pm

Celebrated on the sixth day after Diwali, Chhath is an ancient festival dedicated to the Sun God for a period of four days.

In Their Elements

November 16, 2015 6:30:57 am

India Habitat Centre has launched an year-long photo festival, knit around the theme of sustainable development.

A way in the dark: Meet Afghanistan’s first female professional photographer

November 15, 2015 12:01:00 am

Afghanistan’s first female professional photographer, Farzana Wahidy, on learning to become her own person in a troubled country, shooting under perilous conditions and why she focuses exclusively on women.

Drawing up the capital: Nehru’s impact on modern Indian architecture

November 15, 2015 12:00:58 am

On Nehru’s 125th birth anniversary year, photographer Ram Rahman weaves an architectural narrative around Delhi, a city rooted in tradition but one that looked to the future.