Saturday, Nov 26, 2022


Munawar Faruqui Denied Permission For Bengaluru Show, Artist Says 'I'm Done'

Nov 28, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

The stand-up comedian Munawar Faruqui has been denied permission by police in Bangalore, after protests by Hindu right wing outfits against him. Faruqui had to hold a show in the city on Sunday.

Vir Das Joins Array Of Artists Censored In Madhya Pradesh By Narottam Mishra

Nov 18, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

After his 'I come from two Indias' performance at John F Kennedy Centre in Washington DC, Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Narottam Mishra has said that he won't allow such 'vidhushak' to perform in MP.

It's Children's Day On Sunday And We Want To Celebrate With You

We want to feature our young artists - the budding Picassos and Dalis. Send us your sketches, drawing and paintings! Open to all school children up to Class X.

Famed Chinese Pianist Li Yundi Named In Prostitution Case

Oct 22, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

Li Yundi 39, began playing piano as a small child and studied in China and Germany before becoming the youngest winner of the International Chopin Piano Competition in 2000 at age 18.

The Last Act

Of the many childhood memories, one is about a circus. I remember that the circus ground looked like a fantasy world with all the lights and once inside, I first heard a lion roar, a trapeze artist perform and the rings of fire, capes and tights, and tiara’d young women in sequined outfits astride elephants, sliding down. I must have been six or seven then.

02 October, 2021

Sita, Radhika & Draupadi- Interpretation Of The Leading Female Mythological Characters Through The Eyes Of Artist Nibedita Sen

Nibedita Sen

Nibedita believes in exploring uncharted paths, leading to new challenges and newer sensibilities.Her reflective research Gitanjali and Sea Inside: Parallel Journeys was sponsored by the Government of India (ICCR) as a solo-travelling exhibition to be exhibited in the Palais-de-glace at the National Museum of Art, Buenos Aires; Gallery Marcel Du-Champ, Belgrano, Buenos Aires amongst many other places.

02 October, 2021

From Accentuating Sexuality To Questioning Hierarchy, Mithu Sen's Works Of Art Explore Multiple Domains

Mithu Sen

Through her praxis of lingual anarchy, Sen reflects on issues of purposiveness, utility, translatability and communicability of language, and moves towards an examination by inflicting disorders of language.

02 October, 2021

Meet Sidhesh Gautam: The Artist Whose Work Looks Beyond Superficial Beauty And Makes The Beholders' Mind Work

Siddhesh Gautam

While minimalism and post-modernist thoughts are the main influences that inform his work, it is based on in-depth research on the subject. He aims to create much more than superficially beautiful objects

26 July, 2021

Kumartuli Artisan Ships 10ft Tall Fibreglass Durga Idol To US From Bengal


Claymodeller Kaushik Basu claimed that the idol was 10-feet long and made a bit taller than the standard size as requested as overseas idol sales saw a revival this year after lifting of Covid-19 restrictiopns.

22 April, 2021

Over 100 Artists From Across The World To Read ‘Earth Anthem’ On Earth Day

Outlook Web Bureau

The Earth Anthem has been put to music by renowned artist Dr L Subramaniam and sung by veteran singer Kavita Krishnamurti.

30 November, 2020

Not Always About The Music: Singer Halsey Slams Grammys For Snubbing Her


The singer did not receive a single nomination for her 2020 album 'Manic', which included the chart-topping single 'Without Me'.


11 November, 2020

India Chimes For Local Artists, Shops This Diwali

Saumya Kalia

With festivities around the corner, manufacture and sale of locally produced and eco-friendly products are getting a push.

21 October, 2020

A Bridge Across The Oceans

Sathya Saran

Album a way of bridging chasms between minds and countries through music.

15 October, 2020

Oscar-Winning Costume Designer Bhanu Athaiya Dies At 91


Bhanu Athaiya won an Oscar for her work in the 1983 film 'Gandhi'. She passed away peacefully in her sleep on Thursday after battling from a prolonged illness.

09 January, 2020

Artists Protest Against Government's Proposal To Convert Tagore Hall Into Cinema

Naseer Ganai

The artists say if the government was interested in opening cinema halls, it could have renovated defunct cinema halls in Srinagar.

15 November, 2019

UK Exhibition To Honour 'Overlooked' Indian Painters Who Painted For East India Company


It has been curated by Scottish historian and author William Dalrymple.

06 September, 2019

Renowned Novelist, Playwright Kiran Nagarkar Dies At 77 In Mumbai


The novelist, playwright, film and drama critic, and screenwriter both in Marathi and English was one of the most significant writers of post-colonial India.


11 February, 2019

Nowadays, Anyone Can Say He Doesn't Like My Nose, So Chop It Off: Amol Palekar On Censorship

Outlook Web Bureau

I don't think I brought the topic unnecessarily or said anything irrelevant. According to me, it was the perfect platform for raising the questions that I did.

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

PTI Photo

Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

PTI Photo

A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

PTI Photo

Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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‘Laab’ In The Mountains

He would take his colour, brushes and canvas outside to paint and talk with his love. He would stand close to the window and paint, keeping an eye on his muse.

Graphic Novel

Play Us A Memory, Violin Man

They say the violin mimics the human sound. In his case, it was that of love, of longing. He didn’t know any other way of loving.

Chinki Sinha
Play Us A Memory, Violin Man


It’s Just Numbers, Love

Younger people do not have much progressive beliefs; a 2017 survey found that one-third of young people opposed inter-caste marriage.

Rukmini S.
It’s Just Numbers, Love


The Future of Universities: Can India Overcome The Digital Divide?

The pandemic has made it clear that virtual learning is here to stay. In the West, the big question is whether it will dilute the quality of the college experience and education. In India, which grapples with digital divide, the question remains whether this will reach most people at all.

Jan 15, 2022 Saikat Majumdar

Super Immunity, Natural Vaccines, Covid Gods: A Desi Guide To Denying The Pandemic

Even after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, many 'informed' individuals in India continue to deny the virus with unscientific claims and unfounded data. The latest? Omicron will end the pandemic.

Jan 08, 2022 Rakhi Bose

What Is The Future Of The Liberal Arts In Asia?

Across Asia there are deeply entrenched obstacles to a mode of higher education that is liberal in multiple senses – disciplinary and epistemological but also social and political.

Jan 01, 2022 Saikat Majumdar

Nagaland To Lakhimpur Kheri: Rights, Regimes And Restitutions in Times Of Turbulence

The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.

Dec 28, 2021 Tanvir Aeijaz