The proceeds from the e-auction will go towards the Namami Gange Mission, aimed at conserving and rejuvenating the Ganga
A new report captures what ails Indian arts and culture sector: Poor budgets and data, institutional vacancies
The Budget Guide by Sahapedia notes that the marginal budget alloted to the sector, which averaged at 0.11 percent in the last decade, fell to a miniscule 0.07 percent in FY22.
Re-envisioning the relationship between the artist and State: Facilitators, not benefactors, are need of the hour
The State as a modern patron needs to account for standard processes and procedures to be put in place for the complete welfare of the artist.
Shubha Mudgal writes: India's music industry leaves its most vital stakeholders out in the cold, musicians themselves
It is now time for artistes to demand that they be given priority as stakeholders by all working in the sector, in conjunction with the music companies, publishers, policy makers, bureaucrats and other stakeholders, or else, the arts may perish and with it those who make art.
Locating Dara Shukoh’s grave would serve little purpose if we cannot celebrate his theological works, syncretic ethos
If we are to indeed celebrate Dara Shukoh, aren’t his literary and theological works and his deeply syncretic ethos, more important to remember and follow, than a knowledge of the precise location of his mortal remains?
Economics of India's arts sector may take longer to improve than envisioned: CII taskforce's Tarana Sawhney
India's return to the Venice Biennale, in the form of a Gandhi-themed pavilion exhibition, has put the spotlight on the CII's Taskforce on Art and Culture.
The Antiquities and Art Treasures Act ails India's tangible heritage; is the 2017 draft bill constructive?
In India, the Antiquities and Art Treasures Act, 1972, was formulated at a time when there was a need for it — the reserves of certain museums in Britain continued to swell, while the country struggled to protect its own fabled jewels and antiquities. Therefore, the act was based on protectionism. However, it is no longer serving its purpose.
Narendra Modi Cabinet takes oath of office: Will PM deliver on 'minimum government, maximum governance' promise?
When the portfolios of newly-inducted Council of Ministers are announced by the Rashtrapati Bhavan, one of the things that will be keenly watched will be how far the Narendra Modi 2.0 government remains true to its 'minimum government, maximum governance' promise
Amol Palekar-NGMA row: Director general releases statement clarifying advisory committees are not dissolved
The statement from the NGMA says the committees have not been dissolved, that their terms ended late last year, and that they are being reconstituted
Amol Palekar's speech censored: Row highlights culture ministry's tightening grip on NGMA decision-making
Amol Palekar had the right to speak and need not have chosen another occasion to vent his anxieties regarding the growing grip of the Cultural Ministry in the affairs of the NGMA. However, what was the nature of the shows that these local artists advisory body used to present there?
Amol Palekar had been invited to speak at the opening of a retrospective of the artist Prabhakar Barwe's works at the NGMA Mumbai. During his speech, Palekar referred to recent developments at the NGMA that he found troubling.
Arnab Goswami among four new appointees to Nehru Memorial Museum and Library society; Pratap Bhanu Mehta resigns
Goswami will be replacing Pratap Bhanu Mehta, who resigned from his position to protest the manner in which the institution’s reputation and integrity were being compromised by attempts to foist a politically-connected bureaucrat, Shakti Sinha, as director,
CIC slams PMO for 'not applying mind' on RTI application about recovery of ancient Indian artifacts from abroad
"PMO should not have transferred the RTI application at all. Instead, the PMO should have chosen to answer to avoid assumptions that there were no efforts at all," said the information commissioner
Preparations for India's 72nd Independence Day celebration were on full swing on Monday.
AMU-Jinnah portrait row: Clueless govt seeks papers on Independence, Partition as RTI petitioner seeks certified copies
The CIC in its ruling has directed the PMO and Ministry of External Affairs to find out the documents that could satisfy these important questions and seek help from India office in the UK or with UK authorities in tracking the valuable piece of documents.
Narendra Modi to inaugurate Buddha Jayanti celebrations tomorrow, will pay respects to Buddhist relics at IGI stadium
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the Buddha Jayanti celebrations organised by the ministry of culture in collaboration with the International Buddhist Confederation (IBC) on 30 April
Romila Thapar: Hindutva is redefining heritage through its 'excluding' nationalism, flawed conceptions of history
Romila Thapar said that Hindutva's supposed past is imagined, excluding, and dangerous for a democratic and secular polity | #FirstCulture
China unveils new cabinet to run revamped govt under President Xi Jinping; Wei Fenghe appointed as defence minister
China appointed a whole new set of top officials, including a defence minister, to head a revamped government, days after Xi Jinping began his second five-year tenure
The moon has descended on the lawns of Victoria Memorial, much to the delight of the city people who were seen thronging the northern gate of the iconic structure to view the spectacle
Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis has assured that his government is pursuing the demand for Marathi to be granted the status of 'classical language.'