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Speed Meets Stillness

“A Voyage of Seemingly Propulsive Speed and an Apparent Absolute Stillness” a multidisciplinary show at Gallery Ark, Vadodara brings together works of art by three emerging artists Arshad Hakim, Moonis Ahmad Shah and Sarasija Subramanian. The genesis of this intriguingly titled exhibition began as a conversation between the three artists and the curator of the… Read More Speed Meets Stillness

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Dhan Murti – Paddy Craft Art

Dhan Murti or the art of making idols with de-husked paddy is an indigenous art of Orrisa that is seeing a revival of sorts after being on the brink of extinction. At a recent craft and art showcase by the Dastkar Samelan Committee to bring forth art through the eyes of the Mahatma I met… Read More Dhan Murti – Paddy Craft Art

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Kunaal Kyhaan Seolekar – an interview

Kunaal Kyhaan Seolekar Architect and Interior Designer, Founder of Studio HAUS and KOY is changing the design world one project at a time. As a country India continues to inspire several creative personalities and Kunaal Kyhaan Seolekar is no exception. The talented architect and interior designer has been awarded with the EDIDA 2019 ‘Designer of… Read More Kunaal Kyhaan Seolekar – an interview

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Innovating For COVID-19

COVID-19 has seen students innovate with hand sanitizers, PPEs, intubation boxes, remote diagnosis, trackers and more. When I came across the fact that students of Mahindra Ecole Centrale College of Engineering, Hyderabad developed a live district-wise tracker for COVID-19 cases in India (that is now shut as cases are rising), I decided to check out… Read More Innovating For COVID-19

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Reviving the weaves of Khunn

Janhavi Kulkarni who owns Kale Nele has worked painstakingly to bring the focus back on the dying craft of Guledgudd or Khunn. If you are in North Karnataka, there is a bright hued fabric that is typically used in the saree blouse or choli that the women here wear. However, unfortunately this fabric is fast… Read More Reviving the weaves of Khunn

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Ayurveda as an Immunity Booster

The need for an immune body probably cannot be emphasized more than at a time like this as COVID-19 grips the world. The COVID-19 outbreak has brought the focus back to the body’s natural defense system or immunity. While there is no medicine for COVID-19 as of now, the need is to take preventative measures… Read More Ayurveda as an Immunity Booster

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An interview with author Ratna Rajaiah

Secrets of Health from the Indian Kitchen is a new book by Ratna Rajaiah that is an ode to traditional Indian cooking that is good for you. Did you know that the humble urad dal is an aphrodisiac or that a couple of bananas a day can lower blood pressure? Well neither did I till… Read More An interview with author Ratna Rajaiah

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Subodh Kerkar – an Interview

Artist Subodh Kerkar, a Goan painter, installation artist and painter is also using Gandhi to make sense of the current turmoil in the country. Are Gandhian principles relevant in today’s time? Well this is a question that can have diagrammatically opposite answers but is a question that can be debated and argued from both sides.… Read More Subodh Kerkar – an Interview

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Nostalgia – Painting Preservation & Food

Nostalgia means different things to different people but at the core of it lies memories that always bring a smile to your face. Painting Preservation The Conservation Laboratory at The City Palace Museum, Udaipur is seeing a team working on ‘Paintings on paper’. The project that the conservators are currently working has restored about 22… Read More Nostalgia – Painting Preservation & Food

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Bangalore Creative Circus & Whitefield Art Collective

The recently concluded Whitefield Art Collective (WAC) 2020 in Bengaluru explored creative exploration through sustainability. In a bid to use art to make it accessible and convey an ecological message the 5th edition of the Whitefield Art Collective was supported by Yuj Kutumb and the venue was sponsored by VR Bengaluru as part of its… Read More Bangalore Creative Circus & Whitefield Art Collective