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ART & CULTURE

 |  The Castaways  |  7-minute read
Ministry of culture, Intolerance, Ngma, Amol Palekar

Amol Palekar Interrupted: Why this should be a moment for the art world to introspect, rather than play blame games

Everyone's busy blaming the curator of the NGMa for having interrupted Amol Palekar mid-speech. But here's why the curator did it. And also, here's what the art community should in fact be doing.

POLITICS

 |  8-minute read
Art, BJP, Ngma, Amol Palekar

No Podium for Palekar: When art is attacked, it’s the people who lose

The NGMA is not a government fiefdom. It belongs to we, the people. It, and the art it houses, must be governed by our diversity and freedom, and not by sarsaari or sanskaari ideals.

VARIETY

 |  3-minute read
Intolerance, Censorship, Ngma, Amol Palekar

Amol Palekar’s speech interrupted at Mumbai event: The show (of intolerance) must go on?

Here are five recent instances when political heavy-handedness, aided by angry street protests, trumped creative freedom.

ART & CULTURE

 |  3-minute read
Exhibition, Delhi, Art, Ngma

How Delhi's NGMA is taking art to the masses

The National Gallery of Modern Art stands revived, refurbished and renovated.