Culture

Sand art washed away by Covid-19 wave

Sand art washed away by Covid-19 wave

July 31, 2020

One of the most well-known sand art creators in India and around the world, Puri-based Sudarsan Pattnaik has been key in promoting sand art as an art form in the country. A regular feature of global sand art competitions, he says the coronavirus pandemic has seriously impacted hi...

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Five Indian festivals that celebrate nature

Five Indian festivals that celebrate nature

July 28, 2020

Traditionally, Indians have honoured nature and Indian cultural practices are in perfect harmony with the environment. There are also numerous festivals across the nation that celebrate nature and pass on the importance of preservation of the environment from one generation to th...

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Pandemic-hit priests pray for devotees

Pandemic-hit priests pray for devotees

July 22, 2020

Though most temples have reopened after having stayed closed for over three months, full-time priests find it difficult to make ends meet as most of believers stay away.

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Covid-19 leads to unmaking of make-up artists

Covid-19 leads to unmaking of make-up artists

July 6, 2020

Though many sectors of the economy have been hit by the coronavirus pandemic, make-up artists say they have been hit hard and face mounting losses even after lockdown.

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With people locked in there might be a new wave of attention to art, says Sujata Bajaj

With people locked in there might be a new wave of...

June 18, 2020

Having lived and worked in Paris for over 30 years, Sujata Bajaj is one of the leading names in the list of Indian artists overseas. Though her base is Paris, Bajaj has been regularly visiting and working in the Middle East, notably Dubai, UK and the United States and of course I...

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Mixed fortune for Indian artists during Covid-19 pandemic

Mixed fortune for Indian artists during Covid-19 p...

June 11, 2020

While the coronavirus pandemic has meant cancellation of all art exhibitions and brought sale of art to near zero, it has boosted traditional and digital art online and enhanced creativity.

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Coronavirus pandemic subdues festive spirits in India

Coronavirus pandemic subdues festive spirits in In...

May 16, 2020

Noise, large crowds and gaiety are the traditional hallmarks of any Indian festival. However, thanks to the coronavirus pandemic and the lockdown, Indians are discovering another way of marking festivals – indoors and in silence.

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Social connect in times of social distancing

Social connect in times of social distancing

April 17, 2020

At a time when social media and some of the mainstream ones are spreading message of communal hatred, stories of humanity are emerging from various part of the country. Here is one such story from a small town in Satara in Maharashtra.

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Evergreen Indian love stories

Evergreen Indian love stories

April 4, 2020

Like any other nation, Indian culture too is full of love stories, especially ones where lovers meet a tragic end. Perhaps the tragedy has made these tales evergreen. If we flip through the pages of Indian history, we’ll find many love stories that’ll leave a deep imp...

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New age stand-up comics of India

New age stand-up comics of India

March 30, 2020

With smartphones becoming a way of life, social media has become a powerful tool to reach the audience. Venturing into this, many new age comics from India decided to share their bone-tickling content on YouTube, attracting a great response. Here are some of them. With a userbase...

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