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Tuesday, 14 Aug 2018 | Uma Nair

Folk traditions acquire modern interpretations in an exposition on Bengal’s patachitra art, says Uma Nair Curator Anubhav Nath’s exhibition Satrangi is the stuff of folk tale niceties and love for India’s heritage. At Ojas Art is a plethora of folksy idioms woven into mythology in which the gods and...

Unconventional RIFFs

Tuesday, 14 Aug 2018 | Team Viva

An eclectic mix of roots musicians is set to mesmerise the audience at Jodhpur from October 24 to 28 For the 11th year in a row, the city of Jodhpur and the Mehrangarh Fort will play host to Jodhpur RIFF from October 24 to 28, under the brightest full moon of...

Watch out

Tuesday, 14 Aug 2018 | Team Viva

A two-women show, Destiny: Sold Out, an art exhibition of paintings and sculptures, by artist Tapasya Gupta and Shiffali Wadhawan curated by Georgina Maddox, showcases Fate and Destiny perceived as twin sisters that guide humankind through the perils of life. When: August 14 to 18 time: 11.30 am to 7.30...

A daughter’s father

Monday, 13 Aug 2018 | Asmita Sarkar

Filmmaker Meghna Gulzar left the director’s seat aside to take up the pen and write about her poet father. She tells Asmita Sarkar about Gulzar, the father, and what was it like to write about him from the lens of a daughter Egalitarian, pampering and very respectful despite the age gap...

Trend blazer

Monday, 13 Aug 2018 | Team Viva

Arjun’s new mission Actor Arjun Kapoor, who has began shooting for his movie, India's Most Wanted, feels that the starting of a new film is like a mission. He will play an intelligence officer. He tweeted a photograph of the film's clapboard saying, “The start of a new film always feels...

They caught Sinatra’s cold

Monday, 13 Aug 2018 | Chahak Mittal

Brother-duo musicians, Aditya Balani and Tarun Balani, tell Chahak Mittal how jazz music is about interpretations and discovering one’s own vibe Over the weekend, Delhiites came face to face with the concept of a “secret concert.” In other words, fans are notified about the venue and date of the event but...

A woman’s touch

Monday, 13 Aug 2018 | Team Viva

Filmmaker Tabrez Noorani’s Love Sonia, a story of love and tragedy, opened to standing ovation at the Indian Film Festival Of Melbourne (IFFM) Art that provokes the audience’s emotions is one that has achieved its purpose. It might be disturbing but with a hard-hitting message and emotional story, Love Sonia, with...

Keep it dry

Monday, 13 Aug 2018 | Lobzang Chorol

The unique toilets of Ladakh are important for water conservation as well as developing manure for healthy crops. By Lobzang Chorol Dry toilets may seem like an anachronism but in climate-challenged terrains like Ladakh, the traditional practice of refuse management is helping offset the ecological cost of a booming tourist economy...

Goal of universal peace

Monday, 13 Aug 2018 | Brahmakumar Nikunj ji

We have the right to appreciate and evaluate but not the right to ridicule, hate or destroy, for every individual and every nation has the right to choose and judge for themselves, says Rajyogi Brahmakumar Nikunj ji Today each one of us is seeking peace, aren’t we? The prime reason for...

Tehran combats stigma

Monday, 13 Aug 2018 | AP

A cafe in Iran has employed individuals with autism and Down’s Syndrome to show how capable they can be Melika Aghaei’s fingers move slowly across the keys of the digital piano as she softly sings a children’s song to the delight of the cafe’s customers, while Mehdi Khakian takes orders for...


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K’taka CM plants paddy saplings in solidarity with agriculturists

12 Aug 2018 | Kestur Vasuki | Bengaluru

Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy who is facing wrath from the farmers in the State, in an appealing gesture planted paddy saplings in solidarity on Saturday. He chose Aralukuppe village in Mandya district the heart land of vokkaliga politics sowed paddy saplings in a muddied agriculture field amidst a large gathering...

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Vajpayee’s death: Schools to remain shut today

17 Aug 2018 | Staff Reporter | Bhopal

All private and Government schools will remain closed today as a mark of respect to former Prime Minister late Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Vajpayee passed away after prolonged illness at AIIMS in Delhi on Thursday...

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