Veteran Jazz singer Louiz Banks retraces the journey of becoming 'The Jingle King of India'
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Veteran Jazz singer Louiz Banks retraces the journey of becoming 'The Jingle King of India'

Louiz Banks on his musical journey: 'The thing about jazz is the freedom it affords you. There is no wrong note in jazz. Everything is right. You make it right'

India Art Fair 2022: Ceramist P R Daroz talks about his solo show named Fire In The Soul
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India Art Fair 2022: Ceramist P R Daroz talks about his solo show named Fire In The Soul

Ceramist P R Daroz, who has become one of the foremost names in his field talks about his show at the India Art Fair 2022.

Future of fashion in NFTs: How the pandemic has pushed designers to embrace blockchain technology
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Future of fashion in NFTs: How the pandemic has pushed designers to embrace blockchain technology

“The digital age is a reality, and sooner or later, NFT will make a strong impact but the only thing which needs to be seen is the regulation, consumption pattern, and the impact it will bring in the fashion space. Will it be a disruptor or a supporter, that time will tell."

A look at the current state of the Indian music industry
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A look at the current state of the Indian music industry

Amit Gurbaxani finds out why India might grow as a music market but won’t thrive and break into the world’s top ten

India Art Fair 2022: Two emerging artists from Odisha on their artworks and creative process
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India Art Fair 2022: Two emerging artists from Odisha on their artworks and creative process

The artworks of Laxmipriya Panigrahi and Digbijayee Khatua is a blend of Odisha’s hallmark Pattachitra and the modern painting techniques.

Book Review: Masterpieces at the Jaipur Court
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Book Review: Masterpieces at the Jaipur Court

The authors look at various kinds of artefacts from the museum, including manuscripts, jewellery, weapons, carpets, maps, portraits, cenotaphs, decorative figurines and photographs.

Look at how the Maldives became the beach destination of choice for Indians
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Look at how the Maldives became the beach destination of choice for Indians

Here is a look at why Maldives is the most preferred beach vacation destination for most of the Indians.

When sustainable fashion becomes an act of revolution; here's how to keep disposable consumerism at bay
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When sustainable fashion becomes an act of revolution; here's how to keep disposable consumerism at bay

The Fashion Revolution Week suggests four Rs to adopt and promote sustainable fashion: Renewal, Revival, Responsibility, and Revolution.

India Art Fair 2022: Artist Atul Dodiya talks about his exhibits
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India Art Fair 2022: Artist Atul Dodiya talks about his exhibits

Artist Atul Dodiya, who currently has his exhibits at the India Art Fair 2022, talks about art in an interview with Firstpost

Bonjour India celebrates the International Day of Dance
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Bonjour India celebrates the International Day of Dance

Bonjour India, the cultural, artistic, educational, and literary festival of France, is celebrating the International Day of Dance through various projects in Delhi.

Anup Singh on Irrfan Khan: ‘He was a creative fabulation in the realm of a director’s spirit’
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Anup Singh on Irrfan Khan: ‘He was a creative fabulation in the realm of a director’s spirit’

In conversation with writer-filmmaker Anup Singh on his book Irrfan: Dialogues with the Wind (2022) and how the living, breathing Irrfan Khan had filled him with curiosity, kindled a sense of adventure in his most banal daily routines and set his imagination ablaze.

Here's what members of the Art fraternity have to say about India Art Fair 2022
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Here's what members of the Art fraternity have to say about India Art Fair 2022

The India Art Fair makes a comeback after two years and the art lovers can't keep calm.

Devil's Advocate | Faiz or no Faiz, poetry in schools needs an overhaul in its method of instruction and evaluation
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Devil's Advocate | Faiz or no Faiz, poetry in schools needs an overhaul in its method of instruction and evaluation

Poetry in general is so lazily interpreted that it is a disservice to have poetry be taught in the classroom by teachers who struggle their way through history and heritage as if on a museum tour for the 100th time.

Harmony of the spirit to be displayed at the India Art Fair
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Harmony of the spirit to be displayed at the India Art Fair

Sudip Roy's artworks titled HARMONY OF THE SPIRIT are to be displayed at the India Art Fair at Aakriti Art Gallery from 28th April to 1st May.

Diet Sabya's 'tacky NRI Fashion' discourse is futile, shifts our gaze from cultural appropriation
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Diet Sabya's 'tacky NRI Fashion' discourse is futile, shifts our gaze from cultural appropriation

The debate on Diet Sabya went from funny and cool, to murky and dirty real quick, taking away from the goal of actually coming up with a solution.

India's 10,000 years of art history on one platform: What is the open-access Encyclopaedia of Art?
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India's 10,000 years of art history on one platform: What is the open-access Encyclopaedia of Art?

The website currently has nearly 2,000 entries on themes such as textiles, photography, sculpture, painting, and indigenous traditions that are written by a team of more than 25 young Indian academics and art historians and peer-reviewed by experts

Art Attack: Artist Jay Varma's depiction of women in his paintings
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Art Attack: Artist Jay Varma's depiction of women in his paintings

Artist Jay Varma, a fifth-generation descendent of Raja Ravi Varma talks about the depiction of women in his paintings, how the business of art got affected by the pandemic and more.

Shrayana Bhattacharya talks translating her fondness for Shah Rukh Khan into a book, women in academia and more
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Shrayana Bhattacharya talks translating her fondness for Shah Rukh Khan into a book, women in academia and more

Shrayana on her book Desperately Seeking Shah Rukh: 'People think that fandom is an act of mindless devotion and worship. It isn’t. It is an act of agency, and it also involves women choosing to spend on what they like'

Notes on reading Bijal Vachharajani's Savi and the Memory Keeper and reflecting on losing a parent
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Notes on reading Bijal Vachharajani's Savi and the Memory Keeper and reflecting on losing a parent

The book Savi and the Memory Keeper, besides being an ace ecofeminist work of fiction, is a brilliantly told narrative of how children learn to grieve.

Soha Ali Khan, Kunal Kemmu on their new children's book Inni and Bobo Find Each Other: 'Wanted it to be as evocative as possible'
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Soha Ali Khan, Kunal Kemmu on their new children's book Inni and Bobo Find Each Other: 'Wanted it to be as evocative as possible'

Soha Ali Khan and Kunal Kemmu discuss their book Inni And Bobo, pets, parenting style, and something very close to their heart – encouraging the adoption of stray dogs