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By sourav kalyan On 21 Jan, 2018 At 11:36 AM | Categorized As Art & Life Style | With 0 Comments

They know the forest like no one else. They are the first point of contact when you visit India’s reserves and national parks. Yet, they remain forever in the shadows. We look at the unknown and unsung men of our wildlife story — the guards, the chowkidaars, the mahouts, the trackers and others who rise […]

By sourav kalyan On 20 Jan, 2018 At 01:48 PM | Categorized As Art & Life Style | With 0 Comments

Beijing’s latest international airport, which is expected to complete in July 2019 and run test operations for the next three months, has left many awe-struck with its spectacular layout and construction. Check out the photos here. Do picturesque locales from new travel destinations catch your fancy? Well, the new international airport in Beijing seems to […]

By sourav kalyan On 19 Jan, 2018 At 08:14 AM | Categorized As Art & Life Style | With 0 Comments

They are the oldest-known paintings of India, 2,000 years old, and are vanishing. This pertinent point about the artwork in Aurangabad’s famed Ajanta Caves drove Nashik-based photographer Prasad Pawar to devote the last 27 years of his life to study the works inside the Caves. He says that at this rate of deterioration, three generations […]

By sourav kalyan On 18 Jan, 2018 At 10:44 AM | Categorized As Art & Life Style | With 0 Comments

Let Bronze Do the Talking Delhi-based artist Rajesh Ram’s bronze sculptures in Delhi’s Palette Art gallery are like storytellers revealing the reality of the present times. A child shuts his eyes with his hands while seated on top of an ostrich, depicting how the common population chooses to stay numb and shuts their eyes on matters […]

By sourav kalyan On 17 Jan, 2018 At 07:41 AM | Categorized As Art & Life Style | With 0 Comments

Yama is dead. The preparations for his last rites are done. Incense, tulsi leaves, vibhutis are ready and the funeral procession is underway. But at the maidan, Yama is denied a cremation — his pyre cannot be lit because he does not have Aadhaar. What happens next forms the crux of Mumbai-based playwright Ramu Ramanathan’s poem, […]

By sourav kalyan On 16 Jan, 2018 At 10:59 AM | Categorized As Art & Life Style | With 0 Comments

New York-based art historian and gallerist Sundaram Tagore’s film Louis Kahn’s Tiger City takes its name from the ‘mini city’ in which the complex sits — Sher-e-Bangla Nagar. When American architect Louis Kahn was commissioned a parliamentary complex for East Pakistan in 1962, Dhaka was meant to be Pakistan’s second capital. With the 1971 war, […]

By sourav kalyan On 15 Jan, 2018 At 07:22 AM | Categorized As Art & Life Style | With 0 Comments

David Abraham and Rakesh Thakore place a very high regard on the time spent at NID. Visits to the Calico museum in Ahmedabad were a regular feature. It’s enviable, the sync sound system that David Abraham and Rakesh Thakore — the names behind the Indian label Abraham & Thakore — share, that at times we […]

By sourav kalyan On 14 Jan, 2018 At 10:44 AM | Categorized As Art & Life Style | With 0 Comments

Makar Sankranti 2018: Considered one of the most ancient Hindu festivals, Makar Sankranti is observed according to solar cycles. Thus, it almost always falls on the same Gregorian date every year. This year it will be celebrated on January 14. India, a country of diverse culture and traditions, has numerous festivals that are celebrated all […]

By sourav kalyan On 12 Jan, 2018 At 09:31 AM | Categorized As Art & Life Style | With 0 Comments

Looking like she had walked straight out of a fairy-tale, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s simple yet sophisticated gown had a long bow tied on the back which added just the right element of drama to her appearance. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan must have won the Miss World pageant in 1994, but the beauty continues to win hearts even […]

By sourav kalyan On 11 Jan, 2018 At 10:13 AM | Categorized As Art & Life Style | With 0 Comments

This year, the festival is themed around “Theatre of the Marginalised: Reclaiming the Margins” and features 16 international and 16 Indian plays over 10 days. Last year, traffic had to be diverted in Thrissur, Kerala, as a theatre festival took to the streets. Among the performers was activist Ramachandran Mokeri, dressed like a rock star […]

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