A decade in Indian art: The 2010s witnessed biennale fever, some commercial gains, and a moral reckoning
On the surface it may seem like artists have never had it any better as in the last decade, considering there are now more residencies than before, more collectors, institutions, funding agents and curators. From a more moral vantage point, however, a case could be construed that points to the hypocrisy of intent behind many of these gestures | #DecadeInReview
A decade in Indian classical music: Loss of stalwarts, convention-breaking new voices and technological advancements
From the passing away of several classical music virtuosos to the rise of technology, to some of the conversations and events that marked the Indian classical music scene, here’s a look at the decade that has been.
A decade in Indian writing: Jerry Pinto's fiction to Sampurna Chattarji’s poetry, notes on 10 years of reading
Thinking over the 2010s in Indian English writing for a decade retrospective, I knew that this would be, in part, a piece about growing up, writes Aditya Mani Jha
Get Out, The Wolf of Wall Street, Mad Max: Fury Road, Her and more: 15 best English films of the decade
From Jordan Peele's Get Out, that changed the grammar of horror films, to Mad Max: Fury Road, that is an immensely watchable action movie, we recount the best films of this decade.
The 2010s saw the boundaries between mainstream and underground continue to blur. Pop was best when it was sad, synthy or Scandinavian. Rock is dying or has already died, depending on whom you ask. R&B and soul got revivals. Hip-hop surpassed them all to become the most influential genre, while some believe genre itself is dead. Here's our pick of the best 10 albums that emerged in this decade
A decade in theatre: Barring a few troupes, India's dramaturgy didn't quite mirror the tumult in nation's polity
Arguably, one feature of theatre eco-systems across India, with some exceptions like those fostered by the Budhan Theatre or the Yalgaar Sanskrutik Manch or the still buoyant Jana Natya Manch, is how cosily they seem to be ensconced in their liberal echo chambers, whirring along insulated from the political heave-ho outside their turf.
A decade in Indian art: 2010s saw rise of private collectors, emergent relationship between between sector and CSR
The emergence of a wealth of private museums as part of the Indian art scene has been the consequence of another trend that has held serious sway over the last decade — foundation-building. Whether such a sizeable swell in institution-building has actually enabled ethical philanthropy, remains debatable.