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New book on Laxma Goud examines his life and art influenced by the sexuality and hardships of people of Telangana
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New book on Laxma Goud examines his life and art influenced by the sexuality and hardships of people of Telangana

The book has some of the earliest pen and ink drawings of Goud, right from 1966 and includes those that he has done in this decade, and they number well over a carefully chosen 100 odd works.

Goa's Museum of Christian Art aims to enhance visitor experience through redesigned interiors and learning tools
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Goa's Museum of Christian Art aims to enhance visitor experience through redesigned interiors and learning tools

The ambitious upgradation project prepared and executed jointly by the museum and the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (Portugal) included structural restoration of the building, a new interior museographic layout and conservation of art objects.

Remembering Rukmini Devi Arundale, whose contested reforms shaped modern-day Bharatanatyam
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Remembering Rukmini Devi Arundale, whose contested reforms shaped modern-day Bharatanatyam

On Rukmini Devi Arundale's 117th birth anniversary, it is perhaps time to re-evaluate the scathing remarks relentlessly brought against her and her contributions to the world of Indian classical dance, Bharatanatyam in particular.

Firstpost presents CiNEmatters, a new podcast on the cinema of North East India and its socio-cultural nuances
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Firstpost presents CiNEmatters, a new podcast on the cinema of North East India and its socio-cultural nuances

With every episode of CiNEmatters, Firstpost hopes to inch closer to understanding why entertainment from this part of the country continues to remain largely elusive, besides examining some of its most interesting, yet lesser-known offerings.

Delhi Literature Festival 2021: Devdutt Pattanaik, Anupam Kher among speakers in its online edition
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Delhi Literature Festival 2021: Devdutt Pattanaik, Anupam Kher among speakers in its online edition

The list of speakers at the festival also includes writers Sudeep Nagarkar, Durjoy Datta, journalist and writer Yasser Usman, fitness expert Deanne Pandey, among several others.

How writer-director Mohit Priyadarshi made Kosa, a searing look at human rights violations in Chhattisgarh
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How writer-director Mohit Priyadarshi made Kosa, a searing look at human rights violations in Chhattisgarh

The film made its Indian premiere at the 26th Kolkata International Film Festival in January 2021, after debuting internationally at UK's Raindance Festival in October last year.

Remembering Moheener Ghoraguli, India's first rock band from Kolkata whose legacy thrives in resistance
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Remembering Moheener Ghoraguli, India's first rock band from Kolkata whose legacy thrives in resistance

Forty-five years since their formation, Moheener Ghoraguli — who likened themselves to a "movement" — continue to find resonance in the sound and art of budding artists not just in Bengal, but across India, with their songs being widely reprised and recreated.

How writer Gregory David Roberts' foray into music with album Love & Faith kept him going in the pandemic
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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
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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.

In Memoriam: Indian entertainment, arts and culture world witnesses a sombre 2020
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In Memoriam: Indian entertainment, arts and culture world witnesses a sombre 2020

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
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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
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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
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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).

Dance, drama: Ranjana Gauhar's 'Nal-Damyanti' blends the classical, contemporary
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Dance, drama: Ranjana Gauhar's 'Nal-Damyanti' blends the classical, contemporary

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

Shehnai exponent Ustad Ali Ahmad Hussain Khan dies at 77, but the music won't stop
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Shehnai exponent Ustad Ali Ahmad Hussain Khan dies at 77, but the music won't stop

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.