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World Records For Bendre, Dhurandhar And Krishen Khanna At AstaGuru Modern Art Sale

Jan 02, 2022 Trisha Mukherjee

Forty-one iconic modern Indian masterpieces went under the hammer at the AstaGuru Modern Indian art sale, fetching an impressive total sale value of Rs 93.20 crore (approx.)

Art, An Important Instrument To Tell The Strengths Of India: FM

Dec 24, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

Noting that the country's fine arts, culture were India's "soft power" , she said it took several years for yoga to get global recognition.


Mahesh Dattani On Isolation And The Emergence Of Digital Theatre | The Year That Was 2021

Noted theatre personality, Mahesh Dattani explains how the pandemic years have pushed boundaries for stage theatre and given birth to digital theatre.

Durga Puja’s UNESCO Recognition: How Infusion Of Art Transformed The Festival

Dec 16, 2021 Snigdhendu Bhattacharya

The infusion of diverse art forms has earned Durga Puja the international fame of being one of the most vibrant celebrations of public art. The festival often gets compared to the exuberance of Brazil’s Rio Carnival.


In Kashmir, Artist Turned Carpet-Maker, Shahnawaz Ahmad Sofi Is Reviving The Lost Art Of Pashmina Weaves

Some British factories were making Pashmina carpets some 200 years ago in Srinagar. They stopped making it during the Dogra rule. And Shahnawaz Ahmad Sofi is reviving that art.

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27 November, 2021

How I Wrote About Questionable (Fake?) Art Without Being Dragged To Court

Snigdhendu Bhattacharya

It is precisely because of an experience that I had in 2011 while chasing the truth around another alleged piece of fake art that I learned a crucial lesson. Thereafter, I changed my strategy.


25 November, 2021

Artist Praneet Soi Maps Migration Of Images, Patterns In New Show

Trisha Mukherjee

The show titled, 'Migrations' underway at the Vadehra Art Gallery in a way seems to converge the artist's lived experiences in different parts of the world and his most memorable impressions of these places into this one exhibition space.


16 November, 2021

Manjamma Jogathi: A Journey From Pain To Liberation

Thufail PT

Manjamma Jogathi is today known as Matha B Manjamma Jogathi, the transgender dancer who received Padma Shri for her contribution to art. Here's her journey so far.


09 November, 2021

Bound By Rivers : Kolkata Art Show To Capture Artist Paresh Maity's Extraordinary Relationship With Water

Trisha Mukherjee

Water bodies have perennially been central to artist Paresh Maity’s work. An upcoming retrospective of his works titled 'Noise of Many Waters' will try to explore the artist's works with the unusual muse.


08 November, 2021

Art-e-Fact | Art Basel Miami Fair Returns To Life With A Bang

Trisha Mukherjee

One of the premier art fairs in the Americas, the show scheduled to be held from December 2-4 at the Miami Beach Convention Centre, promises to present a unique overview of artists, galleries and key trends from the region.


24 September, 2021

Broken Foot: An Artist's Comment On Caste

Sharmila Bhowmick

Mumbai-based artist, Prabhakar Kamble spoke to Outlook about his work – Broken Foot which appears on the cover of our latest edition. On stands today.


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21 July, 2021

Own A Muzaffar Ali Painting

Sathya Saran

A unique meeting of art and tech is happening courtesy the Kalakriti Art Gallery, Hyderabad. A virtual walkthrough into Muzaffar Ali’s world of art.


18 July, 2021

India Is World's Culture Leader: IGCIC Mauritius Director

Balwant Thakur recently took over as the Director of the Indira Gandhi Centre of Indian Culture (IGCIC), Port Louis (Mauritius).


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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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