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Chennai Chess Olympiad: The Art of Dance, War And The Great Game

Choreographed chess moves that hint at medieval statecraft, feudal hierarchy, fight for land and crown, and the art of defending territory. But should we analyse the art and the game this much?

09 August 2022

Photo Essay: Mumbai Sleeps Covered In Old Posters

Photographer Ritesh Uttamchandani knows his Mumbai; he watched its continuous premiumisation, its transformation, the language of the posters, changes they predict, and the journeys they undertake


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

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...


Karmaditya Baldota

Meet Karmaditya Baldota, The Young Artist Who Delves Into X-Ray Art

X-ray art is a highly technical form of art. The process includes scanning the object, then infusing it with color. Highlighting an object allows further allows me to inject a mood into the frame that I wish to convey to my...

03 August 2022

Top 10 personalities to look upon if you are looking for an inspiration

Top 10 Personalities To Look Upon If You Are Looking For An Inspiration

Grisu Media Arts along with Typopedia Incorporation after research have curated the list of top 10 personalities globally making their name in their respective industry through their constant hard work.


Out of the 150 statutes that were discovered, they were all inspired by the pharaonic gods

Egypt Unveils Myriads Of Primeval Sarcophagi And Statuettes

Amongst the findings, 250 ancient Egyptian coffins and 150 bronze statuettes were discovered which dated way back to 2,500 years ago

01 June 2022

The Last Titans: Kashmir's Once Famous Master Blacksmiths Are On Their Way Out

The fading art of Kashmir’s master blacksmiths, the German Khaars: With several government-run departments going online and issuing global tenders, inviting companies to mainten their machines, the local German Khaars are...

12 August 2022

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Love Is A Many-Splendoured Thing

Sudarshan Shetty’s immersive art installation Age of Love throws up various theories and queries about love

13 May 2022

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27 March 2022
Kerala HC Seeks State Govt Stand On Plea Seeking Aided Arts And Science College For Deaf Students

Kerala HC Seeks State Govt Stand On Plea Seeking Aided Arts And Science College For Deaf Students

The Sacred Heart Clarist Province Charitable Society had applied for sanction and NOC last year, for starting an aided arts and science college as it had the...


25 March 2022
And Unquiet Flows The Yamuna

And Unquiet Flows The Yamuna

Caught between a rapidly changing socio-political environment and cultural atrophy, literature in Uttar Pradesh is in limbo


27 May 2022
The Decline Of Urdu In UP's Literary World

The Decline Of Urdu In UP's Literary World

Along with Lucknowi mushaira and Ganga-Jamuni tehzeeb, Urdu literature is in decline. And the current socio-political atmosphere can't escape its share of the...


16 March 2022
Art, Theatre, Books, And More: The Bonjour India Festival Is Back

Art, Theatre, Books, And More: The Bonjour India Festival Is Back

Bonjour India 2022 will take place in 19 Indian cities, and showcase a programme of 120 events on literature, cinema, gastronomy, street art, performing arts...


20 December 2021
Smiling Buddha, Saint George, Omar Khayyam And The Lonely Artisans Of Kashmir

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

Art requires patience. The centuries-old traditional art of Kashmir has little patronage. Even the youngsters are not interested in picking up the family...


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29 November 2021
Dissent Is A Work Of Art

Dissent Is A Work Of Art

As a medium of ethical intervention, art has been pivotal in conveying messages of recent protests to the masses


09 November 2021
Pictures And Words: Holding Truth To Power In An Unequal World

Pictures And Words: Holding Truth To Power In An Unequal World

In a world where the media often reproduces the propaganda of the powerful, art—including the art of the novel—must keep alive the truth about the times we...


03 November 2021
How Art Uplifts Journalism By Lending Soul To The Story

How Art Uplifts Journalism By Lending Soul To The Story

Art is a form of thinking. In a world where ‘fake news’ dismantles ‘facts’, art is another way to uphold the storytelling that is journalism’s soul.


29 October 2021
Kerala Art Exhibition Explores Hope And Despair In Post-Covid World

Kerala Art Exhibition Explores Hope And Despair In Post-Covid World

‘Lokame Tharavadu’ contemporary art exhibition showcases works of known and unknown faces.


24 October 2021
Ape-ic NFT: How Sotheby’s Pushed The Bored Ape Yatch Club To Elite Art Collector Circles

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

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...


18 October 2021
The Art Of Masood Hussain

The Art Of Masood Hussain

In this issue of Outlook, we take a look at Hussein’s love for Kashmir expressed through his art.


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15 October 2021
The Valley On Canvas: Colours That Tell A Hundred Stories

The Valley On Canvas: Colours That Tell A Hundred Stories

A temporary gallery showing Kashmiri and other art has met with a tepid response. Art lovers wait for opening of the new art gallery, to be housed in the Sher...


17 September 2021
Always The ‘Second Best’, What Is The Future Of Humanities?

Always The ‘Second Best’, What Is The Future Of Humanities?

Humanities has been the second or third choice for a huge percentage of students in Indian colleges and universities


20 August 2021
Artist Weaves Memories Of A Vintage Srinagar

Artist Weaves Memories Of A Vintage Srinagar

An artisan’s nostalgic tribute to the Srinagar that was


19 June 2021
Paint Me A Painbow

Paint Me A Painbow

Picture books, with their interplay of words and art, have a compelling inbuilt persuasiveness that draws in children, even adults, to ease up and heal with...


25 June 2021
A Renascent Mind

A Renascent Mind

Who would dare to embark on a project such as Fossilised Passions of Da Vinci? Well, you’ve probably never heard of Bharat Dalal, the unsung artist now...


30 December 2020
A Pandemic, The Patron And Philanthropist

A Pandemic, The Patron And Philanthropist

What models of giving can benefit the arts and culture sector?


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