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Discovering his love for the stage

Published on 23-Mar-2015
Setting the stage Delhi-based theatre personality Devesh Nigam.

His is a story of a qualified engineer who decided to follow his heart and not his degree. While his batchmates were celebrating their passing...

Close to divinity

Published on 23-Mar-2015
Devoted to art A floral Pichhwai embroidery; Photos by author

Temples have often inspired a range of devotional as well as decorative arts. The exquisite Pichhwai paintings and embroidery from Nathdwara Temple...

Born to dance

Published on 23-Mar-2015
 For me, The 'ghungroo' sounds are most likely a womb memory. Probably as a toddler, I must have worn my baby 'ghungroos'.

She was born with rhythm in her genes and kathak in her blood. Madhu Nataraj Kiran has successfully woven the traditional fabric of kathak with...

Finding art in every stone

Published on 23-Mar-2015
Eye of an artist Some fine examples of 'suiseki' at exhibitions across the world;.

Perhaps, art isn't always about the process of creation. It can be about discovery, triggered by refined sensitivity, creative perception, and spurred on by the...

Get back up & dance

Published on 23-Mar-2015
Wild child Madonna's raw charisma still makes the crowd dance to her tunes.

She is the undisputed queen of pop. But her recent fall during a performance at the Brit Music Awards has raised a lot of questions...

A problem like Maria...

Published on 14-Mar-2015
A class act Scenes from the film 'Sound of Music', which continues to be a must-watch movie to this day.

During the mid-1960s, America had enough turbulent problems to solve - like civil rights, women's liberation, the hippie movement...

Early kings of method acting

Published on 14-Mar-2015
American actors Dustin Hoffman

The Oscars for acting these days seems to include more and more British actors - something you didn't see before. One or two Brits...

Out of the box!

Published on 14-Mar-2015
A trendsetter Some of the works of prolific American collage artist Joseph Cornell (below).

In 1992, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Charles Simić published Dime-Store Alchemy, The Art of Joseph Cornell, a collection...

Lost art of storytelling

Published on 14-Mar-2015
keepers of tradition An energetic 'dastangoi' performance on stage.

It was in 2005 that Danish Husain first saw Mahmood Farooqi perform a dastangoi. "Two things made it look daunting...

A look at beautiful bagrus

Published on 14-Mar-2015
Textile glories A bagru craftsman prints patterns on cloth.

Bagru is one of the most enchanting fabric traditions in India. Originating in the town of Bagru in Rajasthan, these prints...

Photo Gallery
An Auto driver seen upset outside theTV showroom as he was watching...

An Auto driver seen upset outside theTV showroom as he was watching...

Angry cricket fans burn the posters of Virat Kohli and Bollywood...

Angry cricket fans burn the posters of Virat Kohli and Bollywood...

Indian cricket fans react as India bats against Australia during their...

Indian cricket fans react as India bats against Australia during their...

Indian supporters wait in the stands following their team's...

Indian supporters wait in the stands following their team's...

India's Virat Kohli (C) and team mates react after Australia won their...

India's Virat Kohli (C) and team mates react after Australia won their...

India's batsmen Umesh Yadav (L) and Mohammed Shami walk off the...

India's batsmen Umesh Yadav (L) and Mohammed Shami walk off the...

Australia's teammates look at India's batsmen Umesh Yadav's face after his...

Australia's teammates look at India's batsmen Umesh Yadav's face after his...

Australian team mates react after they won their Cricket World Cup semi-final...

Australian team mates react after they won their Cricket World Cup semi-final...

Actress and newly appointed AICC National Spokesperson Kushboo...

Actress and newly appointed AICC National Spokesperson Kushboo...

Saina Nehwal at India Open...

Saina Nehwal at India Open...

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