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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...

Rare Pencil Portrait Of Gandhi At Sotheby’s Sale

London(PTI):  A rare 1931 pencil portrait of Mahatma Gandhi by artist John Henry Amshewitz, will go under the hammer at the Sotheby's auction here on July 11. The sketch that features Gandhi writing something intensely whilst seated on the floor, is inscribed by him with the words "Truth is God / MK Gandhi / 4.12.'31." Estimated at a price between Rs...