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Miniature Art: Mukul Dey, A Man On A Micro Mission

Kolkata(PTI): Mukul Dey squeezes his big ideas into small packages. Dey, a self-made miniature artist, makes tiny books and diaries that can be easily tucked into a seed or a chickpea. Bizarre as it may sound, Dey has been devoting a major part of his day over the past three decades making these miniscule notebooks, some of which have won...

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...

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...

Sudarsan Pattnaik Offers Sandy Tribute To Goddess Of Knowledge Saraswati

Puri: Globally renowned sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaikwho wears many a feather on his hat today dedicated a sand sculpture of Goddess of Knowledge on the auspicious occasion of Basant Panchami or Saraswati Puja. In his reverence to the goddess Sudarshan Pattnaik took to Twitter and shared the pictures of the beautiful sand art tribute. He mentioned : “Our SandArt...

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...

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...

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...

Mixology: Art And Science At Play In A Glass

Mumbai(PTI): Cooking is an art for chefs, and when a mixologist readies a glass of drink to meet the customer's expectations and satiate his thirst, it's both art and science at play. While one may think of preparing a drink as a cakewalk for a bartender, mixology involves a good chemistry of ingredients to dish out innovative and classic cocktails...

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...

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...

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...

108 Sand Shiva Lingas Created At Puri Beach

Puri(PTI): Renowned sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik today created 108 sand Shiva Lingas at Puri beach on the occasion of 'Maha Shivaratri'. While each Shiva Linga is about 2 feet high, there is also a 5 feet high idol of Lord Shiva. "We pray to Lord Shiva for World peace", said Sudarsan who participated in over 50 international sand art championships and...

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...

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...