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    Spreading the upcycling mantra

    Another project that Jayanti has taken up is to go and visit jails across the city and teach women who are up for trial about upcycling. Jewellery from pistachio shells, lampshades from cardboard boxes, pen-stands from shampoo containers - upcycling household items in this manner started as a hobby for city-based homemaker Jayanti Premkumar. Soon enough though, she started to get noticed beyond her circle of...

    • 2 days ago
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    Paintings celebrate union between humans & nature

    These works are a mix-bag of my imaginations that comes spontaneously while I get closer to my subject. The five-day art show Emotion, Nature, Animals and Human by artists Kanika Mukerjee and Trithankar Biswas begins on January 16 at the Open Palm Court, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi. On display are intricate paintings that come spontaneously from the store of their imagination while observing...

    • 3 days ago
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    Shakti: A return to the source

    Jonathan loves India more than what Indians do, he first came to India when he was 16 and his love affair with Indian culture started then. Many a times on the road of life we meet interesting people at different cross roads, some we forget easily and some etch a wonderful place in our heart. I am talking about one such person who I look up to and regard him as the best in the business. I accidently met him on a...

    • 3 days ago
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    Manhole art attempts to give sewers in Japan a different image

    Veteran spotter Shoji Morimoto's passion for covers was fuelled after noticing that the city of Fukui sported two phoenixes on its manholes. Tokyo: Japan's sewerage industry has found a way to clean up its dirty and smelly image: elaborately designed and colourful manhole covers with 12,000 local varieties nationwide -- including, of course, a Hello Kitty design. Appealing...

    • 4 days ago
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    Layering of thoughts

    Kavita has experimented with various mediums in her artistic journey and loves discovering the expressive strengths of each art form. Long, leisurely hours of rummaging through old photographs, paper cuttings and dusty magazines and catalogues in her aunt's home in her childhood is a memory Kavita Iyengar holds very dear. It was then that she developed a deep love for the tactile appeal of paper and the visual power of...

    • 5 days ago
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    A touch of visual humour

    Her project Materialistic Mumbai, a set of postcards, was a step in showing her love for the city. Ruchi Shah spent her childhood days taking delight in drawing famous characters. Right from Asterix to Archie Andrews, each of these figures found a place in the Mumbai-based illustrator's sketchbooks. These replicas soon made way for original illustrations. Today, she illustrates on mediums like books, and walls for a...

    • 5 days ago
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    Do arts need trained personnel to administer?

    A curator's role is so multi-faceted that anyone who doesn't understand it will be the only one who will use the word lightly. One major bee in my bonnet these days is the level of interaction between artists and artistes - unlike days of yore when there was constant exchange of ideas and a fairly high level of interest in each others' work, there seems to hardly any in these days of...

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    Caves, carvings leave US, UK Odissi dancers overwhelmed

    Carroll owns a dancing school "Shakti Bhakti" for Odissi in USA and inspiring people to learn the classical dance form. A team of Odissi dancers from California, United States, were on Saturday overwhelmed with joy discovering the depiction of Odissi dance form in caves and carvings in Udayagiri-Khandagiri hills in Bhubaneswar. During visit to the city and taking part in the...

    • a week ago
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    Everything in the universe dances

    Every art communicates uniquely through its mode of expression and so dance goes beyond even making music or the word visible. Recently I shared millennia of thoughts on the importance of dancing as part of life. The response I got prompted me to go on with what some thinkers/dancers/writers have said about what dance reveals to us about the universe and ourselves as humans, as audience for dance and as dancers....

    • a week ago
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    Art tickle: Indian art in 2017

    The vernacular triumphed in the form of numerous poetry festivals and biennales in the country this year. The year 2017 has, to say the least, been an eventful one for Indian art. January witnessed art connoisseurs travelling between the Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2016 and the India Art Fair 2017. While the Art Fair stood in need of fresh blood, the Biennale curated by the elusive genius, Sudarshan Shetty, brought to...

    • 2 weeks ago

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