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'India Art Fair' Will Truly Be A Celebration Of Resilience: Jaya Asokan

Nov 17, 2021 Trisha Mukherjee

India Art Fair director Jaya Asokan talks about the challenges of curating the fair during a global pandemic, why the digital is integral to the world of arts, the need for arts to be accessible, inclusive and provocative and more.

How Srinagar Joined The Global List Of 49 Creative Cities Network

Nov 14, 2021 Naseer Ganai

The INTACH dossier, the copy of which is with Outlook, reads, Kashmiri Craftspeople owe much in their artistic proclivity to the 14th-15th c. period of royal patronage in Kashmir.


MF Husain, Amrita Sher-Gil, FN Souza Among 75 Indian Modernists To Be On Display At Upcoming AstaGuru Sale

M F Husain's painting titled 'Family', estimated at Rs 80 lakhs-Rs 1 crore, is among the 160 rare and iconic artworks by 75 leading modern Indian artists that will be up for grabs at the online sale on November 20-21.

Don’t Reach For The Popcorn Just Yet. This Is An Intense Play!

Mar 09, 2021 Sathya Saran

It’s amazing how single-actor performances can wind themselves around your mind, dragging you from the comfort of your home into the world the actor inhabits for the duration of the play.


Reaching Out To Help Performing Artistes

On Oct 4, the Outreach programme will feature the very talented Naviin Gandharv on his uniquely melodious Belabahar instrument. Created by his father, Pt. Babulal Gandharv, the belabahar combines the principles of the violin, the sarangi and the singing voice.

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21 July, 2020

Sur Ke Saath: Cheering The Day With Music

Sathya Saran

The Sur ke Saath programmes start at 10 am and go on for an hour. Instrumentalists and singers take the stage by turn, and manage to create magic in the 20-minute slots allotted to each.


04 July, 2020

Locked In And Dreaming Of Sky

Sathya Saran

‘Aisi Raaton’ is a simple story depicting the universal plight of a young couple, stuck indoors, and perhaps a little upset with each other.


24 June, 2020

Discovering Art In Jewellery

Sathya Saran

An online presentation of exquisite gem stones reveals the art that goes into making the exotic jewellery.


04 June, 2020

The Confluence Of Dance And Music To Beat The Lockdown Blues

Sathya Saran

National Centre for Performing Arts, Mumbai is putting up online a series of the events it has held over the year.


18 May, 2020

Embroidery Of Stories: Reviving Bengal's 'Kantha' Art

Lachmi Deb Roy

This indigenous art form would have died if not for the efforts of a few individuals who were keen to revive and sustain it.


15 May, 2020

Lockdown Blues: For Healing’s Sake, Try Art!

Manjima Chatterjee

Through deep engagement in the moment, Art helps us to reflect upon and accept ourselves and our present situations


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27 April, 2020

From The Unknown To The Art Of Permeating Across The Globe

Sathya Saran

Despite many odds, these three artists are part of a growing number of unknown artists whose work is finding space in an unexpected, global medium...leather handbags.


15 April, 2020

Is This The End Of A Magnificent Obsession?

Sathya Saran

The closing down of Junoon symbolises the snuffing of hope, writes Sathya Saran.


09 April, 2020

'Have To Convert India's Goodwill Across The World Into Understanding Of Idea Of India': ICCR Prez

Bhavna Vij-Aurora

ICCR President Dr Vinay Sahasrabuddhe, also a Rajya Sabha MP, speaks to Outlook's Bhavna Vij-Aurora about how the Indian society has evolved into perhaps a perfect model of balancing individuality and socialisation.


17 March, 2020

Exploring Goa's History Through The Eyes Of Three Photographers

Sathya Saran

The show, which has three segments by three photographers, will through their work depict three different periods in Goa’s history.


09 March, 2020

Holi Ceberations Of Sir Thomas Metcalfe

R. V. Smith

Rajas, nawabs, zamindars and seths came to Metcalfe residence in North Delhi, many of them from Chandni Chowk, to play Holi.


06 February, 2020

Painting That Stirred Row At India Art Fair Missing, Artists Cry Foul

Aritry Das

A complainant had alleged that artwork at India Art Fair was related to the ongoing protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act.


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04 February, 2020

Artistic Integrity In The Era Of Social Media

Malavika Kodiyath

In a world caught up with showcasing skills through Instagram, art that is formless might attract several visitors at the gallery, but may not necessarily lead to commercial success it deserves.


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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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