Art

Amrita Sher-Gil: All that influences

Amrita Sher-Gil: All that influences

November 8, 2017

The tantalizing nature of the French-influenced Indian depictions of the self on the canvas has made Amrita Sher-Gil, a pioneer in modern art; one unapologetic of painting her true self to the world.

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A different shade of Durga Puja

A different shade of Durga Puja

September 26, 2017

The joyous occasion of Durga Puja has transcended beyond the Bengali households and neighbourhoods in Kolkata and expanded across the seven seas, slowly creeping into the foreign lands. As we compare the different shades of Durga Puja from the perspective of a foreigner, we explo...

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Henry Cartier-Bresson: Life in a Photo

Henry Cartier-Bresson: Life in a Photo

August 11, 2017

Henri Cartier-Bresson is the French photographer who altered the dynamics of photography and introduced a fresh perspective that would inspire for years to come.

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The life and times of Frida Kahlo

The life and times of Frida Kahlo

July 16, 2017

Rebel, painter, lover, communist, sexual liberator, Frida Kahlo was all that and much more. Born Frida Kahlo de Rivera in Coyoacán, Mexico, Frida has brought about an artistic revolution that outlives her lifetime. The now internet-icon was unaware of the cult status that would...

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Terracotta Tales

Terracotta Tales

June 13, 2017

Terracotta has been a central ornamental and constructional material throughout India ever since the inception of the earliest civilisations. The multifaceted use of terracotta has declared it as a traditional art form reflective of the Indian culture and heritage.

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Miniature Painting Art of Udaipur
Mumbai Airport

Mumbai Airport

March 15, 2016

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Banarasi Silk

Banarasi Silk

January 6, 2016

The popular hand woven Banarasi silk sari from Varanasi has passed the test of time through centuries. But the import of cheap Chinese silk and introduction of power loom pose immense threat. That the obsession for Banarasi silk sari (traditional Indian wear for women) is not lim...

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The Artisans of Jodhpur

The Artisans of Jodhpur

December 12, 2015

Folk music, dancing wooden puppets, miniatures and intriguing sculptures. Smell of freshly cured leather drifts through the air awakening all our senses and we discover the thousand and one facets of its craft as we walk through the Jodhpur Fort, in the deserts of western Rajasth...

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Bagru Printers

Bagru Printers

October 29, 2015

Like other traditional art forms of India, block-printers of Bagru, too, have been fleeced by middlemen and traders. Through community initiatives, however, the printers are equipping themselves to work on their own terms. Bright printed fabrics spread at the common village groun...

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