How writer Gregory David Roberts' foray into music with album Love & Faith kept him going in the pandemic
The album is an easy listen, with the songs centred around love in its many forms — fulfilled, unrequited, forlorn and ecstatic — and faith in the self, in others, and in the divine
Lavani performers rely on odd jobs, aid from fellow artists to survive the lockdown in the absence of govt help
Approximately 15,000 artists are exclusively dependent on lavani, which includes dancers, singers, music accompanists and technical staff. Their livelihoods are dependent solely on performances, rendering their earnings akin to daily wages.
With nearly three quarters of 2020 behind us, this list is an attempt to memorialise those we have lost, in a seemingly dark year for the arts.
Turning newspapers into sculpture: Amritah Sen's unique art traverses fear, life's uncertainties and politics
Kolkata-based artist Amritah Sen's intriguing creations, a hybrid of newspapers or books and sculptures, mirror the society as we know it today. The results are stirring images that follow her stream of consciousness, to reflect grotesque realities, capturing the artist's reactions to the world around her.
Citing financial constraints, Sameera Iyengar and Sanjna Kapoor's Junoon announces closure after eight years
Arts and culture organisation Junoon announced on Tuesday that over the next few months, it would be closing down.
New banknotes: Decoding the rich history and culture of the country reflected through Indian currency
After the demonetisation of the Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes on 8 November, 2016, we've seen five new currency notes from Reserve Bank of India (RBI).
Padma Shri Ranjana Gauhar on mingling Odissi and Chhau dance styles for her dance-drama Nal-Damyanti and bringing a contemporary approach to classical dance
Eminent Shehnai exponent Ustad Ali Ahmad Hussain Khan, one of the best-known players of the instrument after the legendary Bismillah Khan, passed away on Wednesday following prolonged illness.