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Arts

Assam Bureaucrat Trains His Lens On Nature, Wildlife

Guwahati(PTI): The close-up of a wild buffalo staring at the camera, a fleecy sky overlooking a fenced path and the curious gaze of a child were some of the images put on display at an exhibition by Sanjib Gohain Boruah, a bureaucrat by profession and a photographer by passion. Currently serving as the secretary to the Assam Governor, Gohain Boruah's...

INTACH To Document Heritage Sites Along Mahanadi River In Chhatisgarh And Odisha

Sambalpur(PTI): Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH) today launched a programme for documentation of the tangible and intangible heritage sites along both sides of Mahanadi river, sources in it said today. Seven teams of culture enthusiasts will cover nearly 1000 kilometres on both side of the river Mahanadi under the project. INTACH Chairman Maj Gen(Retd) L K Gupta...

Sand Artist Sudarsan Patnaik’s Record 30 Feet High sculpture Of Lord Jagannath

Puri: World renown sand artist Sudarsan Patnaik and his students have made a record 30 feet high sand sculpture of Lord Jagannath on the occasion of New Year at Puri sea beach to welcome the New Year. Claimed the world’s biggest sand art of 30 feet high and 60 feet wide, the gigantic sculpture has turned a centre of...

Painter Rita Patnaik’s Realistic ‘Gardens’ At State Museum

Bhubaneswar: Our life experiences are a bundle of emotions and we grasp for footholds to ride the ebbs and tides that are on offer. Some people teach you to navigate, some encourage you while others influence, and all together channel you to your destination. However, what makes the difference is not the destination but the journey and how you...

2nd Sun Temple Work To Begin In A Month

Puri: A replica of the Konark Sun temple would be constructed soon, said State Lalit Kala Akademi president Padmabibhusan Raghunath Mahapatra while inaugurating a five-day creative craft bazaar here on Wednesday. Mohapatra, who hails from the Pathuraia (stone craft) community of Puri, said a hundred acres of land has been purchased for the project, the foundation-stone of which was...

A Walk To Remember: Artist Paints His Sojourns In Forest

New Delhi(PTI): Inspiration can strike anytime. For city-based artist Vimal Chand, it was the time spent walking through south Delhi's Jahanpanah City Forest as a boy which left an indelible mark on his intrinsic artistic soul. The intimacy he developed with nature during his childhood days has found its way into his latest collection of artworks that is now on...

Sandy Message: Sudarsan’s Appeal On Sand For ‘No Cracker’ Diwali

Puri: Appealing for a ‘No Cracker’ Diwali celebration, globally famous sand sculptor Sudarsan Pattnaik created an exquisite sand art on Puri beach today. The internationally acclaimed artist Sudarshan Pattanaik who has donned the garb of a social activist created the sand sculpture of Goddess Laxmi with a message “No Crackers. Save Nature. Happy Diwali.” The Padma Shri Awardee artist also...

Adolf Hitler’s Globe Auctioned For USD 65,000 In US

New York(PTI): A personal globe belonging to German dictator Adolf Hitler has been sold for USD 65,000 at an auction in the US. The personal terrestrial globe, a unique relic, was taken as a souvenir from Hitler's residence at Berchtesgaden in Germany on May 10, 1945 by John Barsamian, an American soldier at the end of the World War II. The...

Spreading The Wings: Delhi Theatre Fest To Celebrate Odia Cultural Heritage With Dahibara And Chhenapoda

New Delhi: An upcoming theatre festival will give Delhiites a sneak-peek into Odisha's rich cultural heritage. 'Natyaparva', that begins on October 6 here, with celebrate all things Odia, including the state's theatre, handicrafts, music and dance, as well as gastronomical delights. The 3-day festival organised by Institute for Promotion and Research on Odisha Culture and Heritage (IPROCH), will be held at...

Remembering Immortals, Artist Rita Jhunjhunwala’s Way

New Delhi(PTI): It was as a girl of nine that artist Rita Jhunjhunwala attended one of Lal Bahadur Shastri's motorcades, and the former Indian Prime Minister's iconic slogan 'Jai Jawan Jai Kisan' was etched on her memory forever. "I remember we were so influenced by his message that we stopped consuming ann (grains) once in a week," she says. To celebrate...

Durga Puja Is Like The Wedding Of A Daughter: Kolkata Artistes

New Delhi(PTI): The pandal glitters with colour and lights and the goddess gleams under the chandeliers. In the shadows are the people who have moulded the idols, and adorned the canopies which house them. For the four-day festival of Durga Puja, thousands of people have been working overtime to put everything in place. For many, this is the season for joyousness...

Daughters Of Clay: Women Clay Modellers Of Kumartuli

Kolkata(PTI): The women clay modellers of Kumartuli, the famous potters hub here are making their mark with passion and nerve. China Pal, one of the few women artisans in the potters hub here, made a large number of Durga idols this year. Pal, the youngest of six siblings, was once reprimanded by her father for playing with clay in his studio. People...

Monumental Neglect: Syed H Raza’s Memories In Ruins

Mandla in Madhya Pradesh (PTI): An ancient tree, a dilapidated school building and its sepia tinted admission record circa 1931, are perhaps the only tactile remnants of Syed Haider Raza's early childhood that was spent in the thinly populated village of Kakaiya here. While the staff of Shaskiya Madhyamik Shala hasn't forgotten the iconic modernist painter, the visible sense of dejection...

Goan Artist Paints The Death And Rebirth Of Lisbon

New Delhi (PTI): In November 1755, the capital city of Portugal was hit by an earthquake. Lisbon, known for its architectural heritage, was razed to the ground minutes later by a tsunami destroying whatever little was spared. The city was decimated. But with time, it recreated itself rebuilding the architecture which has awed Goa-based artist Deviprasad C Rao to produce a body...