Art & Fashion

Create Your Own Destiny

Guided by indwelling samskara, Mind, first excites desire trends, and then nurses them. The desires, in turn, excite corresponding thoughts, which when further gravitate following continued reflection in mind, translate into action. As water resources get recycled, as has been

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Vinita Karim: “Landscape Will Always Be an Essential Part of Art”

            From fiery oranges and yellows, myriad shades of blue, to black, green, rich hues of red and even copper, silver and gold, artist Vinita Karim’s canvases are a glorious riot of colour. “I love

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A Look Into Rajat Kumar Ghosh’s Talented Work

The terracotta work presented by Raj Kumar Ghosh stands as a symbol of exactly what a sculpture  should be. Along with the historic Chehre exhibition, NGMA’s Roopantar has plenty to explore and ponder over. Director General Adwaita Gadanayak, who completed

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Sitaram Swain: “Urbanization is best portrayed through beauty”

Cement as an art material has so far been seen in sculptures and 3D installations but artist Sitaram Swain has brought it into paintings by making it into a pigment. “It is a completely new material to the practice. I

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Taking Pride in History

Designer Tarun Tahiliani gets candid about India’s fashion history and how there was a need to document it. What is pride? How does it distinguish one’s choices, styles and legacy? Designer Tarun Tahiliani believes that pride is the hallmark of

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The Power of Almighty

While there’s a God in everyone, we are mortal beings who walk the Earth, with head on our shoulders and our responsibilities with us. God is omnipresent, omnipotent and omniscient. These qualities distinguish God from us souls. We can never

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All About Art

Artist Suruchi Jamkar talks to Ayushi Sharma about her thought behind her paintings. What is life, if not a complex woven web of emotions, much like the branches of a winding tree intertwined with creepers? We experience solitude, companionship, love

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Gift Ideas for Christmas

Christmas is fast approaching and here are some interesting gift ideas for you. You may have the warm and familiar smell of a cake in the oven and a Christmas tree decked up with glittering ornaments in your home but

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Sanjoy Roy and Jaipur Lit Fest

Sanjoy K. Roy has steered many extraordinary festivals in India but it is the Jaipur Literary Festival that he is particularly noted for. There are more than a hundred people — the swish set of Delhi kitted out in their

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Common Passion for Textiles in India and Turkey

Entrepreneur Smriti Morarka, who has dedicated herself to preserving Indian textile heritage, recently showcased her Banarasi saree collection at the residence of the Turkish Ambassador to India. The ancient civilisations of both Turkey and India have a similar passion for

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