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From scrap art to Bengal's Pattachitra painting, a new exhibition brings together traditional and contemporary styles
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From scrap art to Bengal's Pattachitra painting, a new exhibition brings together traditional and contemporary styles

The show is an attempt to break the barriers that people tend to see and feel when they hear the word “art”.

As the bikini turns 75, a brief look at a milestone moment in the evolution of modern swimwear
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As the bikini turns 75, a brief look at a milestone moment in the evolution of modern swimwear

Modern swimwear for women can be traced back to 5 July 1946, when French designer Louis Réard unveiled the first-ever bikini.

Veteran artist Santosh Jain's upcoming solo exhibition explores various facets of womanhood in a patriarchal society
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Veteran artist Santosh Jain's upcoming solo exhibition explores various facets of womanhood in a patriarchal society

Jain's exhibiton titled She's In The Streets, She's In The Stars, will be the opening show at Method Kala Ghoda as it opens its doors for the first time since COVID-19 lockdown in 2020. The exhibition begins on 1 July and continues till 25 July.

Amid growing turmoil and change, a family in Hong Kong leaves for the UK
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Amid growing turmoil and change, a family in Hong Kong leaves for the UK

Until early April, Hui was a photojournalist for the Apple Daily, a pro-democracy newspaper that shut down following the arrest of five top editors and executives and the freezing of its assets under a national security law that China's ruling Communist Party imposed on Hong Kong as part of the crackdown

Tibet's tourism boom poses risks to the country's fragile environment, historic sites
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Tibet's tourism boom poses risks to the country's fragile environment, historic sites

The growing numbers of tourists appear unconcerned by political controversies long circling Tibet. China’s communist forces entered the region in 1951, and the Dalai Lama, Tibet’s traditional spiritual and political leader, fled to India during an abortive uprising against Chinese rule in 1959.

From MF Husain, Ram Kumar to FN Souza, AstaGuru's latest online auction features artistic milestones of India's most-celebrated masters
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From MF Husain, Ram Kumar to FN Souza, AstaGuru's latest online auction features artistic milestones of India's most-celebrated masters

The auction — to be held on 25-26 June — will also include rare works by the greats from the Bengal School of Art including Jamini Roy, Gaganendranath Tagore, along with works by distinguished artists such as Ganesh Pyne, Amrita Sher- Gil, KG Subramanyan, Akbar Padamsee, and Lalu Prasad Shaw, many of them appearing in an auction for the first time.

AP photographers bag two major Pulitzers this year; captured pandemic pain and US civil unrest in pictures
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AP photographers bag two major Pulitzers this year; captured pandemic pain and US civil unrest in pictures

The Associated Press' chief photographer in Spain, Emilio Morenatti, won the feature photography prize. Work by 10 AP photographers won the breaking news prize.

At Italy's oldest music conservatory, students continue playing behind glass panels to curb COVID-19
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At Italy's oldest music conservatory, students continue playing behind glass panels to curb COVID-19

The pandemic, which struck Lombardy first in Italy, and Italy first in the West, cast the 1,700 students asunder. For the first months of total lockdown, they could only follow classes online.

London artistes find new hope, excitement as live music returns to the city post-pandemic
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London artistes find new hope, excitement as live music returns to the city post-pandemic

The return of live music in the city that produced bands from the Rolling Stones to the Spice Girls has reignited the creativity of some of London's many working artists after 14 months of silence.

In Germany’s Taunus Mountains, it's shearing season for sheep as summer approaches
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In Germany’s Taunus Mountains, it's shearing season for sheep as summer approaches

The ritual is carried out for the sheep’s benefit, however, sparing them from carrying a heavy coat during the warm summer months.

A museum in Hong Kong opens exhibition commemorating 4 June Tiananmen Square massacre
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A museum in Hong Kong opens exhibition commemorating 4 June Tiananmen Square massacre

The museum commemorating the 4 June, 1989, crackdown in Beijing reopened on Sunday, in advance of this year's anniversary. In the face of a second year of refusal of permission from authorities on COVID-19 concerns, and the imprisonment of others for last year's event, this time, organisers said they would not try again, but keep their museum open till 10 pm on 4 June.

As life begins to come back to normal in Gaza post ceasefire, fishermen return to sea
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As life begins to come back to normal in Gaza post ceasefire, fishermen return to sea

Gazans take pride in their seafood, and the return of fishing buoyed hopes that the ceasefire will hold.

Art Basel Hong Kong returns in a hybrid format after a year's hiatus owing to COVID-19 restrictions
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Art Basel Hong Kong returns in a hybrid format after a year's hiatus owing to COVID-19 restrictions

Art Basel, one of the world's most prestigious modern and contemporary art exhibitions, is returning to Hong Kong in its ninth edition. The prestige art fair is hosting 104 galleries from 23 countries and territories.

From Pather Panchali to Charulata, view a collection of posters from Satyajit Ray's films
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From Pather Panchali to Charulata, view a collection of posters from Satyajit Ray's films

Designer-turned-entrepreneur Srila Chatterjee's Baro Market has curated a special range of film posters to pay tribute to the legendary director Satyajit Ray on his 100th birth anniversary.

In an artistic intervention, a call to preserve and protect Mumbai's mangroves
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In an artistic intervention, a call to preserve and protect Mumbai's mangroves

Make Art for Mumbai’s Mangroves is a part of a series of dynamic and creative programmes conceptualised by the Ministry of Mumbai’s Magic to create a conversation around Mumbai’s rich wetlands and drive citizen action in favour of Mumbai’s rich biodiversity.

What's the connection between LSD and bicycles? 12 artists take viewers on a psychedelic two-wheeler trip
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What's the connection between LSD and bicycles? 12 artists take viewers on a psychedelic two-wheeler trip

This Bicycle Day, 12 Indian artists take inspiration from the culture built around the controversial substance and celebrate it with their art. The works will be printed on perforated blotting paper, as a homage to the medium through which the substance is consumed. The exhibition started on 16 April and will continue till 30 April in Method, Bandra (Mumbai).

The Nail House: Themes of loss, belongingness attached to crumbling city habitats explored in a photo exhibition
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The Nail House: Themes of loss, belongingness attached to crumbling city habitats explored in a photo exhibition

A nail house is a term that refers to homes where residents refuse to vacate and abandon their premises despite the pressure from builder sharks, thugs and corrupt officials. The guise of re-development, and the lure of a new square foot area, couples with coercion and intimidation. A loner, a family might dig their heels into their stand-alone and crumbling habitats. Eventually, time swallows the grit and determination to hold on.

From vast Roman Catholic cathedrals to Protestant churches, this year's Easter celebrations were marked by COVID-19 restrictions
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From vast Roman Catholic cathedrals to Protestant churches, this year's Easter celebrations were marked by COVID-19 restrictions

Christianity’s most joyous feast day was celebrated worldwide with the faithful spaced apart in pews and singing choruses of “Hallelujah” through face coverings on a second Easter Sunday marked by pandemic precautions.

In pictures: From Holi to Palm Sunday, springtime holy days and festival observations across the globe
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In pictures: From Holi to Palm Sunday, springtime holy days and festival observations across the globe

Springtime ushered in a host of religious holidays and festivals observed by the faithful around the world.

The Corona Quilt Project turns 12,000 accounts of the pandemic into art installations across Mumbai
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The Corona Quilt Project turns 12,000 accounts of the pandemic into art installations across Mumbai

The Corona Quilt Project presents a diversity of experiences, celebrating the strength and the resilience of people.