Art

OPEN TO OPINION

ART & CULTURE

 |   Long-form
Caste, Classical Music, Carnatic Music, Art

How I discovered Karnatik music is caged by caste

[Book extract] With art becoming an agent for social organisation, the artist is nothing but a pawn.

VARIETY

 |  4-minute read
Raza Foundation, Delhi, Art, Smart cities

Why our cities need art

To become technological morons should not be the inevitable fate of Indian citizens.

VARIETY

 |  3-minute read
Chandigarh, Philosophy, Education, Art

A tribute to two great men of Chandigarh

Satya Pal Gautam and Malkit Singh were well-known faces in their respective fields of education and art.

VOICES

 |  Clean Chit Corner  |  5-minute read
India, Politics, Economics, Art

2017 taught me why we must hold on to art

'Art has something to do with the achievement of stillness in the midst of chaos.'

ART & CULTURE

 |  2-minute read
Renaissance, Art, Leonardo da Vinci

Is Da Vinci's Portrait of Christ selling for half a billion dollars today worth it?

To critics, the sky-high price illustrates how salesmanship and marketing are dominating the conversation about art and its value.

SCI-TECH

 |  3-minute read

ART & CULTURE

 |  5-minute read
Art, Hypernationalism, Partition, India-Pakistan

India-Pakistan Partition: Songs of separation

On the 70th anniversary of the Partition, the liberal sections of both countries find themselves being pushed to the margins by rabid ethno-nationalists.

ART & CULTURE

 |  3-minute read

ART & CULTURE

 |  The Castaways  |   Long-form
Muziris Biennale, Art, Kochi, Riyas Komu

Why artist Riyas Komu thinks the time has come for Mattancherry's voice to be heard

The co-founder of Kochi-Muziris Biennale talks about his latest curated project.

ART & CULTURE

 |  5-minute read
Art, Mary Singh, Mansimran Singh, Andretta Pottery studio

India’s best-known potters, Mansimran and Mary Singh, wonder about the future of their art

Under an overcast sky, they talk of Andretta, the artists’ village nestled in picturesque Himachal Pradesh.