The first chapter of Delhi Comic Arts Festival (DeCAF) was held at the India International Centre in New Delhi (national capital), from December 4 o 6, bringing together artists, professionals and enthusiasts from around the world, to showcase the art differently and to explore trends in comics, cartoons and illustrations.
In order “to create a culture of comics in India” and to present this art in all its facets “so that people understand what all comics is capable of doing”, the director of the festival, Anindya Roy, wanted to go beyond the conventional forms of exhibition. DeCAF has thus mixed various mediums: two exhibitions with about twenty artists’ artworks, numerous presentations by prestigious artists sharing their vision behind their work, film screenings, performances and round table conferences, as well as the book launch of ‘The Elephant in the Room’. The Delhi Comic Arts Festival, with an eclectic range of topics discussed, ranging from mythology to autism, including the role of comics in society, in movies, animation and video games, amongst others, gave a glimpse of the richness of this art and brought “another voice”, according to the artist Appupen – the voice of the indie comic scene.
The first chapter of Delhi Comic Arts Festival (DeCAF) was held at the India International Centre in New Delhi (national capital), from December 4 o 6, bringing together artists, professionals and enthusiasts from around the world, to showcase the art differently and to explore trends in comics, cartoons and illustrations. In order “to create a … Continue reading Delhi Comic Arts Festival: an out of the box artistic platform! →
Jean-Yves Le Drian, French Minister of Foreign affairs visited India from November 17-19, in order to lay the groundwork for upcoming visit of Emmanuel Macron – the French President, and to strengthen the strategic partnership between India and France.
‘Bonjour India’ is a programme celebrating Indo-French cooperation in India. But according Alexandre Ziegler, Ambassador of France to India and Bertrand de Hartingh, Director of Institut Français India, who announced the launch of the third edition – ‘Bonjour India’ 2017-2018 is a new project and a milestone in the way of promoting this cooperation, since, besides the celebration, its aim is to “incubate dreams, ideas and projects”, to conduct long term partnership between the two countries and to shape the “next decade of Indo-French human exchange”. It will be “more than a festival”, quoting the French Ambassador. The 300 events, from November 2017 to February 2018, based on “Innovation, creativity and partnership” will be focused on technologic, social and environmental innovations in various field such as culture, sciences, environment, sport… A real “Indo-French moment”!
In the narrow and congested alleys of Old Delhi, a haveli, an ancient Indian mansion, draws the attention of many visitors. It’s the house of a noted poet from eighteenth century, and has now been converted into his memorial. Ghalib as most know Mirza Asadullah Beg Khan, was perhaps one of the most celebrated poets of eighteenth century. Born in Agra, he moved to Delhi to make his permanent abode. It is in his house in Old Delhi, he is said to have written some of his finest work. It is here he took his last breath leaving behind his prose, poetry and haveli.
Here’s a birthday tribute to the ‘Forever Young’ Nobel laureate, Bob Dylan. His songs gave the world a new perspective to look at life.
Video interview of Bickram Ghosh, an Indian tabla player, percussionist, music composer and a practitioner of Hindustani classical music with MIG TV.
Understanding Rabindranath Tagore as a prophet, who perceived the architecture of world order almost a century ago, is an international focus and every year the world engages in an exchange of Tagore philosophies that remain a source of inspiration for life, beyond all age brackets.
Miniature painting is one of the oldest art forms in India, dating back to the 11th century. Numerous erstwhile royal courts influenced this Indian art form and they used unique equipments to produce vivid paintings. Although now the art form is suffering a setback, few passionate artists along with exhibitions and galleries in India and abroad, are keeping the art alive.
The Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India, presents a ten-day exhibition in the national capital, New Delhi, under its National Rural Livelihood Mission (NRLM), or Aajeevika.
The world-renowned French comic The Adventures of Asterix is now available in Hindi. This is, thanks to the patience and precision of New Delhi based publisher Om Books International, which already translated Tintin, another famous comic into Hindi.