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Ashtanayika of Indian classical dance: On the khandita, a woman who stands up to her unfaithful lover
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Ashtanayika of Indian classical dance: On the khandita, a woman who stands up to her unfaithful lover

This series is an exploration of the ashtanayika of classical dance — the eight types of heroines which depict a woman's many thoughts and emotional states. In the last essay, part 8, a look at the khandita.

Ashtanayika of classical dance: On the abhisarika, a woman who embarks on adventures to meet her beloved
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Ashtanayika of classical dance: On the abhisarika, a woman who embarks on adventures to meet her beloved

This series is an exploration of the ashtanayika of classical dance — the eight types of heroines which depict a woman's many thoughts and emotional states. In part 7, a look at the abhisarika.

Inside an NFT art auction: Prinseps' founder on adopting new tech, the future of crypto art in India
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Inside an NFT art auction: Prinseps' founder on adopting new tech, the future of crypto art in India

Mumbai-based auction house Prinseps will be holding two NFT auctions: of 1950s artist Gobardhan Ash’s artworks, and Oscar-winning costume designer Bhanu Athaiya’s fashion sketches.

Ashtanayika of classical dance: On the virahotkanthita, a woman reminiscing over her separated lover
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Ashtanayika of classical dance: On the virahotkanthita, a woman reminiscing over her separated lover

This series is an exploration of the ashtanayika of classical dance — the eight types of heroines which depict a woman's many thoughts and emotional states. In part 2, a look at the virahotkanthita.

Ashtanayika of classical dance: On the vipralabdha, a woman who sets out to meet her lover, and is left forlorn by his absence
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Ashtanayika of classical dance: On the vipralabdha, a woman who sets out to meet her lover, and is left forlorn by his absence

This series is an exploration of the ashtanayika of classical dance —  the eight types of heroines which depict a woman's many thoughts and emotional states. In part 1, a look at the vipralabdha.

Designer Sandhya Raman on her journey of costuming for dance performances, design innovations for a digital stage
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Designer Sandhya Raman on her journey of costuming for dance performances, design innovations for a digital stage

According to Raman, costuming is a study of heritage, space and time, of events unfolding nationally, globally and politically, all of which emulsify into a design that can hold an audience in its thrall.

From Bihar Museum's biennale to 'Lokame Tharavadu' at Kochi, how Indian art world navigated first half of 2021
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From Bihar Museum's biennale to 'Lokame Tharavadu' at Kochi, how Indian art world navigated first half of 2021

In the Indian art world, the first six months of 2021 have been about sustaining physical programming and executing new online initiatives.

New illustrated book to introduce young readers to life and times of artist Raja Ravi Varma
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New illustrated book to introduce young readers to life and times of artist Raja Ravi Varma

The book is written by author-poet Shobha Tharoor Srinivasan, and will be published by Red Panda, an imprint of Westland Books.

2020, a year in Indian art: From virtual galleries to lost livelihoods and new artistic vocabulary, changes a pandemic wrought
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2020, a year in Indian art: From virtual galleries to lost livelihoods and new artistic vocabulary, changes a pandemic wrought

Digital formats such as the online viewing rooms and virtual exhibitions, which were largely alien to the market here, have become part of a new way of engaging with the audience, and even doing business.

In Sumathi Ramaswamy's book, Gandhi features as a muse in the works of several Indian artists
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In Sumathi Ramaswamy's book, Gandhi features as a muse in the works of several Indian artists

In her book Gandhi in the Gallery, Sumathi Ramaswamy explores why and how India’s modern and contemporary artists have over the past century sought out Gandhi as their muse and invested in him across a wide range of media from painting and sculpture to video installation and digital production.

How the pandemic has urged three Indian artists to reexamine personal, collective identities through their art
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How the pandemic has urged three Indian artists to reexamine personal, collective identities through their art

Artists Durga Gawde, Rithika Merchant and Hanif Kureshi reassess their art as extensions of their personal and collective identities in the light of the COVID-19 pandemic

Artist and photographer Ram Indranil Kamath passes away aged 41 in Mumbai
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Artist and photographer Ram Indranil Kamath passes away aged 41 in Mumbai

The police suspect that the 41-year-old painter died by suicide as a note was reportedly recovered from the site where the incident took place.

The Other Side: A new look into Muzaffar Ali’s creative mind, through landscapes and the outdoors
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The Other Side: A new look into Muzaffar Ali’s creative mind, through landscapes and the outdoors

Each artwork in filmmaker-artist Muzaffar Ali's latest exhibition The Other Side has a single mission: to position itself at the axis of the beauty and wonder of the outdoors. He says ideas come to him when he goes on walks, takes in scenes, when he sees leaves on trees; there is a stack of leaves on his desk at all times.

Akbar Padamsee: Consummate colourist, caring peer, anti-censorship champion and ever-evolving artist
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Akbar Padamsee: Consummate colourist, caring peer, anti-censorship champion and ever-evolving artist

All his life, Akbar Padamsee never lost his spirit for experimentation and worked in plethora of media such as oils, water colours, plastic emulsion, sculpture, photography, computer graphics and printmaking.

Legendary artist Akbar Padamsee passes away aged 91, leaving behind his indelible imprint on Indian art
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Legendary artist Akbar Padamsee passes away aged 91, leaving behind his indelible imprint on Indian art

Known for his luminous metscapes, Akbar Padamsee was among the pioneers of modern Indian art

A decade in Indian art: The 2010s witnessed biennale fever, some commercial gains, and a moral reckoning
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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 art: 2010s saw rise of private collectors, emergent relationship between between sector and CSR
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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.

Subodh Gupta defamation case: Delhi HC allows interim anonymity to Instagram handle that aired allegations against artist
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Subodh Gupta defamation case: Delhi HC allows interim anonymity to Instagram handle that aired allegations against artist

On 18 November, the Single Bench of Justice Sahai Endlaw declared that the interim anonymity of the said Instagram account would continue until the Subodh Gupta case reaches a stage where the hearing is on the merits.

Indian art world's #MeToo reckoning: Forging an equitable future demands a sisterhood of feminist killjoys
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Indian art world's #MeToo reckoning: Forging an equitable future demands a sisterhood of feminist killjoys

At this crucial moment, sisterhood, through solidarity, is the only ethical force that can truly serve as worthy resistance to the art world’s unchecked oppressiveness.

Indian art world's #MeToo reckoning: Toxic patriarchal conditioning must be dismantled for true change
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Indian art world's #MeToo reckoning: Toxic patriarchal conditioning must be dismantled for true change

Patriarchal conditioning runs so deep within the Indian art world’s capitalist subconscious, it seems foundational to its identity. The ensuing void that exists in the place of empathy contributes to the industry’s toxicity.