Culture

Mahadevi Varma, the pioneer Hindi writer

Mahadevi Varma, the pioneer Hindi writer

March 26, 2020

Hindi literature is incomplete without the mention of Mahadevi Varma, one of the four pioneers who introduced neo-romanticism in Hindi poetry. A strong supporter of feminism, Varma became one of the first female Indian poets to raise the subject of women empowerment. “I remembe...

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Breathing exercises for enhancing lungs’ capacity

Breathing exercises for enhancing lungs’ capacit...

March 24, 2020

Several reports have been putting forth the deteriorating impact of air pollution and smoking on our lungs from time to time. While it is natural for the lung capacity to decrease with ageing, factors like poor air quality and smoking, trigger the process much earlier. Here are s...

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“Quality of photojournalism will always be important”

“Quality of photojournalism will always be impor...

March 18, 2020

When it comes to documentary photography in India, the mention of Sudhark Olwe is inevitable. The Padma Shri awardee has been documenting challenging social issues such as manual scavenging and poverty, for many years now. Olwe shares his views on photography as an art, the moral...

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Revolutionary caricatures

Revolutionary caricatures

March 13, 2020

In the world of editorials, caricatures are a medium to tell hard-hitting news softly The Wire, an online news portal, recently featured a cartoon, captioned roti to a riot that depicted the recent riots in Delhi and the condition of the poor. The cartoon featured where a starvi...

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Sholapith art: A traditional Bengal craft

Sholapith art: A traditional Bengal craft

March 8, 2020

One of the traditional crafts of Bengal, sholapith art has been in practice for long and is used in various religious and social customs. It is also an eco-friendly craft which find its origin in the myths.

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Eating with hands in India

Eating with hands in India

March 4, 2020

Nearly a decade ago Oprah Winfrey, an American celebrity, commonly dubbed as the ‘queen of all media’, created an uproar in India when she wondered if Indians were‘eating with their hands’. Her remark reflected the global outlook on eating with hands as an uncivilised and...

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In conversation with PAPA CJ

In conversation with PAPA CJ

February 29, 2020

From political satires to bone tickling narratives of a middle-class lifestyle, standup comics have piping hot content for one and all. Papa CJ, one of the most celebrated Indian-origin standup comedian talks about the rising culture of standup comedy in India and around the worl...

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Disappearing arts of India

Disappearing arts of India

February 22, 2020

India’s art heritage is as diverse as its people. India is known for its rich cultural heritage from the ancient times, yet amidst all these there are art forms that are dying

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Recreating women empowerment

Recreating women empowerment

February 19, 2020

In a befitting tribute to one of India’s greatest painters, Raja Ravi Varma, a Chennai-based photographer G. Venket Ram has recreated 12 of Varma’s iconic paintings into photographs, in line with the theme of ‘celebrating the spirit of Indian Womanhood’. The project was t...

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Tata Steel Kolkata Literary Meet, 2020

Tata Steel Kolkata Literary Meet, 2020

February 4, 2020

Accessible and open to all, this year, the literary meet witnessed one of the highest-ever footfalls and hosted discerning speakers, authors and artists from around the world with over 70 exhilarating sessions. Conversations on the final day showcased a multiplicity of voices, fr...

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