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Picasso's envy

Published on 29-Aug-2015
WILD & WEIRD Bernard Buffet's paintings a self-portrait.

Bernard Buffet, the master of miserabilism, portrayed bleak, brute and enraged themes in his art, recalls...

Bond with 'bansuri'

Published on 29-Aug-2015
'BANSURI' EXPONENT Sameer Rao

Sameer Rao, a flautist par excellence from Mysuru, is a disciple of one of the greatest flautists of India, Pandit Hariprasad...

Fancy flutes from Philippines

Published on 29-Aug-2015
LILTING TUNES 'Tongali', a nose flute, being played by a Filipino.

A trip to Philippines is any beach bum's delight. With over 7,000 islands to explore, it is a pleasurable archipelago to...

The journey to centrestage

Published on 29-Aug-2015
EXEMPLARY RatamThiyam (COURTESY: 'THEATRE OF GRENDEUR') & scenes from his play 'Ashibagee Eshei'.

Ratan Thiyam is not merely an actor and stage director but also a poet, painter, musician, set designer, lights wizard and a playwright...

The raiders of rare books

Published on 29-Aug-2015
And then, of course, there are the professional book thieves who commit book crimes for profit.

Why are we so fascinated by the bibliomania of biblioklepts (a person who steals books)? Are we drawn to bibliomania because they seem to...

Two cuts above the rest

Published on 22-Aug-2015
Hope Diamond (Photo courtesy: Smithsonian Institution).

Diamonds carry in their lustre a bagful of clichés - 'a woman's best friend' and 'diamonds are forever' are two of them. What is striking......

A united step forward

Published on 22-Aug-2015
expressive Koodiyattam artistes during a performance. photo courtesy: Natanakairali

In 2001, Koodiyattam, a Sanskrit theatre form of Kerala, was declared a 'Masterpiece of Oral and Intangible Heritage...

The genius of pied papers

Published on 22-Aug-2015
model paper works Attractive papier-mache products.

Forty-three-year-old Shabir Dehqani was one of the master craftsmen who displayed his artistry at the Design Haat conducted by Apeejay....

A champion of solo gigs

Published on 22-Aug-2015
accomplished Tabla artiste Pandit Ravindra Yavagal.

The beats, rhythms and creative bol techniques produced by Pandit Ravindra Yavagal on his tabla will make one instantly connect...

Lasting impression

Published on 22-Aug-2015
detailed deities Terracotta plaques of Molela. Photos by author

In Rajasthan, colours of the earth change with the shades of mud-covered walls, reflecting the subtle differences in the soil...

Photo Gallery
Participants run during the Hyderabad Marathon 2015 which witnessed a massive turnout...

Participants run during the Hyderabad Marathon 2015 which witnessed a massive turnout...

People take part in rafting at Bogamati, a picnic spot, in Baska district of Assam...

People take part in rafting at Bogamati, a picnic spot, in Baska district of Assam...

A woman crosses a flooded area over a raft made of banana tree trunks at Dhakuakhana in...

A woman crosses a flooded area over a raft made of banana tree trunks at Dhakuakhana in...

Bollywood actor Kriti Sanon walks the ramp displaying an outfit by designer...

Bollywood actor Kriti Sanon walks the ramp displaying an outfit by designer...

Ganesh idols are taken to the pandals ahead of Ganesh Chaturthi festival ...

Ganesh idols are taken to the pandals ahead of Ganesh Chaturthi festival ...

Artist from Purilia performing Chhau Dance during Photo Fair in...

Artist from Purilia performing Chhau Dance during Photo Fair in...

An elderly man wades through a submerged bridge in flood water at Bengalipara...

An elderly man wades through a submerged bridge in flood water at Bengalipara...

Bollywood actor Arjun Rampal showcases a creation by designer Bugatti during Lakme Fashion...

Bollywood actor Arjun Rampal showcases a creation by designer Bugatti during Lakme Fashion...

President Pranab Mukherjee honours gymnast Dipa Karmakar with Arjuna Award 2015...

President Pranab Mukherjee honours gymnast Dipa Karmakar with Arjuna Award 2015...

Malayali women light lamps at Lord Ayyappa Temple on the occasion of Onam festival...

Malayali women light lamps at Lord Ayyappa Temple on the occasion of Onam festival...

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