Articles by Vandana Shukla
May 28, 2019
A legacy of unity and love: Amardeep Singh traces Baba Nanak's travels across nine countriesThe film, titled Allegory — A Tapestry of Guru Nanak’s Travels, will attempt to unravel the hidden meaning behind the journeys Nanak undertook.
May 07, 2019
In search of graves: One man's unique approach to documenting the role of Indian soldiers in World War IKJS Chatrath has photographed 2000 gravestones for documentation, but the scope of his research on World War I goes beyond graveyards, delving into aspects like how the soldiers lived and what problems they faced.
Feb 27, 2019
Thukral and Tagra's new exhibition presents sharp comment on Punjab's farmer distress, NRI cultureJiten Thukral and Sumir Tagra built their exhibition Farmer is a Wrestler after having visited the homes of farmers who had committed suicide
Feb 17, 2019
Chamm, a Punjabi film screened in more than 350 villages before hitting theaters, brings stories to those whose life it portrayedA Punjabi film Chamm, based on the complexity of caste-based exploitation, set in rural Punjab, is shown to more than 350 villages.
Feb 14, 2019
How India's longest living festival of Hindustani classical music, Harivallabh Sangeet Sammelan, came to beFew music festivals can claim to reflect the changes in India through the 20th century the way the Harivallabh Sangeet Sammelan — which began as a musical tribute to a saint in 1875, complete with a yagna and havan — can.
Jan 04, 2019
Maharaja Jagatjit Singh's life, contributions to state of Kapurthala are subject of new book by his grandsonThe last Maharaja of Kapurthala Jagatjit Singh was a man of the world, with a love for everything French. He made primary education compulsory, introduced co-education in schools and worked towards providing medical and sanitation facilities
Dec 08, 2018
A Kashmiri youth band, traumatised by violence and loss, now sings of hope, forgivenessGaash, or roshni (light) is the name they have given to their band to spread the word of love, forgiveness and peace, to clear misgivings on both sides of the divide, in Kashmir
Oct 21, 2018
From Bazaar to art colleges: 'The Printed Picture' traces four centuries of printmaking in IndiaAn exhibition titled The Printed Picture: Four Centuries of Indian Printmaking, showing at Punjab Lalit Kala Akademi, Chandigarh, in collaboration with Delhi Art Gallery, documents exotic India’s vivid history in rare images, produced in the little recognised visual art medium.
Sep 30, 2018
One foot in Lahore, the other in Chandigarh: How Partition's sundering affected a museum's artifactsThe collection at the Government Museum of Chandigarh, divided in Lahore on 10 April 1948, came this side of the border after long and complex negotiations between the representatives of the two newly formed governments of India and Pakistan.
Aug 23, 2018
Monsoon Music: From Himachal Pradesh, songs about sowing and separationEach of Himachal Pradesh’s 12 districts has its own tradition of folk songs about the rains, defined by the topography.