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Saris Of, For And By Women: How Women Weavers In Kerala Bring Panache To Legal Profession

Saris Of, For And By Women: How Women Weavers In Kerala Bring Panache To Legal Profession

Sep 21, 2022

The Vidhi collection for women lawyers, created by women weavers from Kerala's famous Chendamangalam weaving cluster, attempts to resurrect a slow-dying profession and bring panache to another.

A Tale Of Hope And Water

A Tale Of Hope And Water

Sep 03, 2022

Artist and ethnographer Rajyashri Goody endeavours to contemporarise the 1927 Mahad satyagraha at Chavdar Tale, in the light of crimes against Dalit communities concerning food and water.

We The People: Creating A Job Market For The Intellectually Disabled

We The People: Creating A Job Market For The Intellectually Disabled

Aug 11, 2022

Mumbai-based NGO, Mann, trains people with intellectual disability, largely hailing from low-income backgrounds, for roles in corporates

We The People: Singing Truth To Power

We The People: Singing Truth To Power

Aug 11, 2022

Goan tiatr singer, Olga Vaz, is known for her sarcastic and critical anti-government songs

We The People: Hailing The Female Form And Feminist Voice

We The People: Hailing The Female Form And Feminist Voice

Aug 10, 2022

Artist Mayuri Chari whose installation series, 'I Am Not Created for Your Pleasure', questions and challenges regressive patriarchal norms

A Stroll Down The Post-Colonial India Of Political Cartoonists In West Bengal

A Stroll Down The Post-Colonial India Of Political Cartoonists In West Bengal

Jul 14, 2022

An exhibition of political cartoons by Bengali artists largely centered on the actions of Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru, and Mohammad Ali Jinnah.

Righting Misnomers: Parallel Universes Of Truth That Counter Big Lies Of Modern Society

Righting Misnomers: Parallel Universes Of Truth That Counter Big Lies Of Modern Society

Jun 22, 2022

To counter misinformation, artist Nandita Kumar creates a parallel universe of truth. In her 40-ft-scroll installation, titled 'Paradigm to Paradigm: Into the Biomic Time', names are ‘cancelled’ and truth is weaned out of 91 such spoken ‘lies’ by world leaders

Sex And The City: Down Jasmine-scented Alleys Of Memory

Sex And The City: Down Jasmine-scented Alleys Of Memory

Jun 16, 2022

A short film that chronicles Calcutta’s rapid transformation into a megalopolis after colonisation, through the unique lens of sex work

A Deep Dive Into The Mind Of Goa's Ocean Artist

A Deep Dive Into The Mind Of Goa's Ocean Artist

Jun 16, 2022

Why the ocean is both master and muse of Goa artist, Subodh Kerkar.

A Look At The Funny Side Of Life, Through Poems And Cartoons

A Look At The Funny Side Of Life, Through Poems And Cartoons

Jun 09, 2022

Hardened truths delivered under the guise of melodic verse, combined with a lively sketch by Goa-based cartoonist and author Alex Fernandes

Lingual Anarchy: ‘Un-derstanding’ The Language Of Gibberish

Lingual Anarchy: ‘Un-derstanding’ The Language Of Gibberish

Jun 04, 2022

The art and poetry of Mithu Sen, and her quest to critique power politics and 'unsettle structures that society constructs'.

Spirit Of Shaheen Bagh: Portraits Of Courage And Sisterhood

Spirit Of Shaheen Bagh: Portraits Of Courage And Sisterhood

May 11, 2022

An album of Shaheen Bagh becomes an almanac of the epic protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act and National Register of Citizens (NRC)

Why English Remains Aspirational Language In India

Why English Remains Aspirational Language In India

May 06, 2022

English is hailed in India for its immense socio-economic potential to turnaround fortunes of those hailing from small towns or educated in vernacular mediums

Fearless Collective Drops Five NFTs At India Art Fair Parallel Event

Fearless Collective Drops Five NFTs At India Art Fair Parallel Event

May 01, 2022

Founder Shilo Shiv Suleman, on tiptoeing into the NFT universe and why she finds the Indian art world very "static".

Thumping Sales At 2022 Edition At India Art Fair

Thumping Sales At 2022 Edition At India Art Fair

Apr 30, 2022

By Day 2 of the India Art Fair, art galleries and artists were pleasantly surprised (and relieved) at making great sales in a pandemic climate

Meet The Robin Hood Army Leading A Zero-Fund Fight Against Hunger

Meet The Robin Hood Army Leading A Zero-Fund Fight Against Hunger

Apr 29, 2022

Members of the voluntary Robin Hood Army throw light on whether the pandemic changed attitudes towards donating leftovers.

A Kashmiri’s Journey To Find His Grandfather’s ‘Missing Photographs’

A Kashmiri’s Journey To Find His Grandfather’s ‘Missing Photographs’

Apr 09, 2022

Delhi-based Gaurav Monga on his grandparents who lived in Kashmir, their successful photo studio and his efforts to track the photographs his grandfather took, which are in possession with the Kashmiri diaspora, tourists and state government departments scattered across the globe

Taking Succour In One's Own Art

Taking Succour In One's Own Art

Apr 06, 2022

Visual artist Khytul Abyad writes and creates art based on her 'matured' lived experiences since childhood of violence and trauma in Kashmir.

The Burden Of Kashmiri Poets Is A Fight Against Forgetfulness

The Burden Of Kashmiri Poets Is A Fight Against Forgetfulness

Apr 04, 2022

Pune-based Amit Bamzai and Srinagar-based Huzaifa Pandit on their shared views of why all Kashmiris are empaths and Agha Shahid Ali is not the only face of resistance poetry in Kashmir.

How The Exodus Shaped Two Kashmiri Artists And Their Friendship

How The Exodus Shaped Two Kashmiri Artists And Their Friendship

Apr 04, 2022

Acclaimed artists Delhi-NCR-based Veer Munshi and Srinagar-based Masood Hussain speak about their friendship and art practices that they managed to sustain beyond the Kashmiri Pandit exodus of 1990 

Arcadian Voice: Finding Hidden And Neglected Stories In Telangana And Andhra Pradesh

Arcadian Voice: Finding Hidden And Neglected Stories In Telangana And Andhra Pradesh

Mar 24, 2022

Once a cartoonist and editor, Shyam Mohan has dedicated his life to a YouTube channel that brings forth issues and acheivements from tribal and Dalit villages of the twin southern states

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