Monday, Nov 28, 2022


Smiling Buddha, Saint George, Omar Khayyam And The Lonely Artisans Of Kashmir

Dec 20, 2021 Naseer Ganai

Art requires patience. The centuries-old traditional art of Kashmir has little patronage. Even the youngsters are not interested in picking up the family craft. Is Kashmiri traditional art dying a silent death?

Ape-ic NFT: How Sotheby’s Pushed The Bored Ape Yatch Club To Elite Art Collector Circles

Oct 24, 2021 Sharmila Bhowmick

First came the Sotheby's auction in September, then the Christie's auction in October. The Bored Apes are moving up fast and its cult following is increasing by the day.

A Bridge Across The Oceans

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

Artistic Integrity In The Era Of Social Media

Feb 04, 2020 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.

Assamese Artist Nuruddin Ahmed Gets Into Limca Book Of Records For Tallest Durga Idol

Ahmed who has been in the trade of designing for more than three decades also does costume designing for films and theatre in Assam.

15 January, 2019

C/O Arthouse: How A Family Helps Their Village In Odisha Make A Living Through Art

Arshia Dhar

The Nayak family of Odisha's Nayakapatana has kept the fight on to help not just the art of Pothichitra survive, but also to ensure that fellow village folk can carve their fortunes out of palm leaves.

03 January, 2019

Afghan Artists Tryst With Art In India

Hanan Zaffar

Many artists from Afghanistan having fled the country seek refuge in India.

07 December, 2018

Bhubaneshwar Art Trail: 'Navigation Offline'

Pracheta Saha

Bhubaneswar holds a one of a kind public art festival for the first time.

02 July, 2018

Mudras in Motion: The Unpindownable Mastery of Astad Deboo

Outlook Web Bureau

At 70, the iconic modern artiste is honoured by a Chennai sabha, the heartland of conservatism. A tribute in words and images.

13 June, 2018

Group Show in Delhi Has Artists Tastefully Drawing Western Aesthetics

Malavika Kodiyath

A week-long exhibition of 24 painters and sculptors at AIFACS is a get-together of hands and minds that are proud of their country’s visual heritage, yet only happy to borrow from Europe if it suits

05 June, 2018

Braille, Audio Guides, Tactile Path: National Museum Makes Exhibition Appealing To Blind

Outlook Web Bureau

Indian Constitution, Mughal painting, Roman coins among touch-and-feel objects at ‘India and the World’ show on in Delhi till June 30


11 April, 2018

Jamini Roy: Clarification Of A Fact The Art World Generally Gets Wrong

Sreevalsan Thiyyadi

This year marks the completion of nine decades after the debut exhibition of Jamini Roy’s paintings. Today is the 131st birth anniversary of the pioneering modern artist.

24 March, 2018

Aslam Hussain Khan: An Honest Blend of Six Hindustani Gharanas

Sreevalsan Thiyyadi

In a life that began from Western UP and bloomed in Bombay, vocalist Aslam Hussain Khan (1940-2018) was a bona fide voice of half-a-dozen schools of north Indian classical.

04 January, 2018

Paint And Scoot: Switzerland Shows Why Graffiti Artists Thrive In Transgression

Neha Mehrotra

Popular artists operating in Basel include Dare, Smash-137, Bustart and Dream - all pen names for individuals’ wishing to keep their real identities a secret.

31 December, 2017

Bye 2017: Fun of Cross-Culture Strains Across Rajasthan, Kerala, America, Japan, Tamil Nadu...

Sreevalsan Thiyyadi

How will it sound if a Rajasthani villager or an American youngster sings a folksy Malayalam film song? A Japanese dancer presents an ancient south Indian theatre? Boys and girls in Florida sit discuss Carnatic ragas?

30 December, 2017

The Full-Moon Danseuse Who Went On To Shine Like Summer Sun

Sreevalsan Thiyyadi

For Indian dance, 2017 marks the 60th year of the entry of an exponent who impacted its classical wing like not many others in the south. The life and times of Yamini Krishnamurthy, who turned 78 this month

08 December, 2017

Connecticut’s Music Maestro Who Became Pioneering Carnatic Vocalist: Remembering Jon B. Higgins

Sreevalsan Thiyyadi

Early December was when, in 1984, south Indian classical lost its first Westerner vocalist of acclaim. Remembering Jon B. Higgins, along with renowned Maharajapuram Santhanam (who also died in a road accident) on his 90th anniversary.


08 November, 2017

Suhasini Koratkar: Classical Vocalist Who Enriched The Special Flavour Of Bhendibazaar

Sreevalsan Thiyyadi

Hindustani music lost last night a senior exponent of one of the distinct streams of khayal. Eclecticism defined the Pune-based artiste’s pursuit of various aspects about her Mumbai-origin school.

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.

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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.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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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