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Pattachitra: Tales of Yore on Fabric


All places have different forms of expression, whether it is through art, music, plays or any other aspect that depicts their culture. These “art forms” describe the traditions of the place and distinguish them. Pattachitra is a medium that expresses Oriya and Hindu culture. Folk stories and mythological tales of Hindu culture are depicted in the form of art. The word Pattachitra comes from two Sanskrit words - “Patta”, which means “cloth”, and “Chitra” which means “picture”. This translation means “pictures

A visit to Madame Tussauds Delhi

Salman Khan at Madame Tussauds Delhi

Madame Tussauds, the famous wax museum has opened in New Delhi recently. I went with my relatives staying in Delhi to see the Delhi version. It is situated in the same building as the Regal Cinema in Connaught Place. I found the approach to be a little crowded and was simply following my mother. Suddenly, there was a doorway next to a café and I was surprised to note that the entrance to such a famous place was ordinary and plain.

Last Paintings by MF Husain at Art Institute of Chicago

The Art Institute of Chicago is presenting a special installation in its efforts towards the celebration of the 70th anniversary of India’s independence. The exhibition, which is the centrepiece of the Art Institute is titled "India Modern: The Paintings of MF Husain" and is on display through March 4, 2018. The exhibition has eight large triptychs from the Indian Civilisation series by the legendary painter MF Husain (1915–2011). Displayed prominently across five of the museum’s Asian art galleries, the exhibition

June 9: Remembering the Picasso of India

Hailed as the ‘Picasso of India’ by the Forbes Magazine, Maqbool Fida Hussain or MF Hussain, breathed his last on June 9, 2011, at the age of 96. He was one of the most acclaimed artists both at the national and international level. After completing his schooling from Indore, he shifted to Mumbai and took admission in Sir J.J. School of Arts. He began his career as a painter of cinema hoardings. To earn extra money, he also worked for a

Art finds home at Taj Literature Festival

Last month the city of love, Agra saw an extravagant celebration of literature with the third Taj Literature Festival held at Hotel Clarks Shiraz. With almost 22 sessions over three days, the festival saw many prominent personalities talking about cinema, digital media, culture, photography, genre writing and much more. Literature is a vast subject which constitutes something from every walk of life, art being one of them. While the speakers were interacting with the audience under a colourful shamiana, one

Block your weekend with The GiG Carnival

GiG Carnival

Veeba presents The GIG Carnival curated by Gourmet Planet, India's Largest Food Group and The Ministry of Tourism’s Incredible India campaign. This three-day carnival celebrating the gastronomical, artisanal and musical culture of modern India is to take place at the Jawahar Lal Nehru Stadium, New Delhi from 5th-7th February 2016. The carnival is a modern world festival celebrating the spirit of India. It will showcase a kaleidoscope of pan-Indian sounds with over 30 performing acts from across the nation catering to

Revive your love for posters with Posteralia

Looking to dress up your walls in an unusual way? Film posters are not just a trend - but a great way to relive the times gone by. They are not just kitsch, but an ode to memories, and an art form not practiced any more. Poster art, MF Husain had once remarked, was a movement that captured the art and culture of India. Interested already but don't know where to search? Look for Posteralia and you will be spoilt for

Soulful and arty evening with Swati Pasari

Young and vibrant artist Swati Pasari was on an arty high with her showcase and cocktail evening at Zerzura in New Delhi. Film Stars, Celebs and Art Connoisseurs came together for an evening of abstract art, cocktails and celebrations at Zerzura in New Delhi. It’s not an everyday feature that a Mid-Eastern lounge known for its belly dance nights and great tagines hosts an evening celebrating art. But when young artist Swati Pasari hosted an evening showcasing her collection ‘Soulink’

Mo Naga’s five tips on getting a tattoo

Moranngam Khaling (Popularly known as Mo Naga), Founder, Headhunters’ Ink shares five things to keep in mind while getting a tattoo: 1. Research and selecting a design: Do your research and choose your designs carefully and take enough time to decide. Remember unlike your clothes and other accessories, tattoos are permanent. Unless you go for the extremely expensive laser technique for tattoo removal, you might even have to carry your tattoo to your grave. Tattoo art is a form of personal