India Art Fair'15
India Art Fair, India’s premier modern and contemporary art fair, makes its way back to the Capital with its 7th edition. Founded in 2008 in New Delhi, India Art Fair is a platform to sustain the artistic aspirations of the city. It is a significant event for the arts in the region, attracting artists, curators, collectors, museum directors and art enthusiasts from around the world. Over its six editions, the art fair has shown 400 galleries and 4000 artists, highlighting its contribution to the promotion of art among a range of stakeholders and across the subcontinent.
This year, curated by Artistic
The Designer: Ujan Dutta is a self-taught artist raised on a steady diet of superhero comics and fantasy art. He didn’t receive any formal training in design, but has been illustrating superhumans and extraordinary figures since he could first hold a pencil. His parents have been his biggest influence in determining his passion for design. Being designers themselves, the omnipresent creative realm overcast by them just sought of drew him in.
The Work: Ujan has always been fascinated by the unknown, the unreal and celestial. His artworks are heavily influenced by Hindu mythological tales. ‘Mythology is something I was always interested
Jaipur Literature Festival'15
Since its beginning in 2006, ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival has been a literary Meeca of sorts. Today, it is perceived to be a cultural catalyst, bringing in powerful writing and its authors from across the globe to one spot for conversations, dialogues and ideas to brew. Over the years, the literature festival has developed an inimitable identity, inviting iconic speakers like Amartya Sen, Salman Rushdie, Jhumpa Lahiri, Jonathan Franzen and even, Oprah Winfrey to speak.
Come next week and you can expect a line-up as formidable, with award-winning authors like V.S. Naipaul, Hanif Kureishi, Eleanor Catton and Neel Mukherjee taking the
This week, Delhi is all set to witness a plethora of talent on stage with the Ignite Festival of Contemporary Dance that began yesterday. The upcoming third edition of the festival is organized by the Gati Dance forum, in association with Sangeet Natak Akademi and Times of India.
This year the biennale is back with a bang with edgier performance art pieces and some really ambitious programs showcasing a mix of established and emerging practitioners in contemporary Indian dance. The week-long festival has lots in store.
The festivals begins with a stellar performance by Terrence Lewis Contemporary Dance Company's Scrambled Eggs,
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The Designer: Winner of the prestigious Red Dot Design Award in Singapore, Nishi Chauhan has been drawn to the artsread more...
Kolkata based Prateek Kayan, a Science student worked at a bank in New York, before he quit his job toread more...
Labor of Love
Director, Aditya Vikram Sengupta: Labor of Love is a poignant love story set in Calcutta during the unsettling period of recession. Setread more...
In The Writer's Den: I catch William Dalrymple a day after he has officially launched the Jaipur Literary Festival in theread more...
Contextualize yourself in one line?
I am a seeker in quest of a balance between humanity and aesthetics.
If you had to look back on Umrao Jaan and give a blurb on the film to someone of today’s generation, how would you sum it up?
Footsteps on the sands of time, getting clearer with passing
An event from the past that has most influenced you?
Discovering the Sufiana kalaam of Kashmir—it is discovering poetry, music, time and timelessness in the same breath.
Freedom for you means?
End of human subjugation; a sense of being equal, feeling equal. In refined terms, humility.
Can you deconstruct your upcoming film, Jaanisaar?
It is based on a slice of history, which the people of our country should be aware of. It depicts the aftermath of 1857 as seen 20 years later, which could be a kernel for a sense of equality and the right to freedom.
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