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  • Amazon adds bidding option to site for fine art, collectables December 9, 2014

    New York: Amazon.com added a new feature to its website on Tuesday that allows customers to bid for lower prices on more than 150,000 items, including fine art and rare coins, sold by third-party vendors. The new feature represents a renewed attempt by Amazon to move beyond the fixed-price model on...
  • Veenapani Chawla dies at 67 November 30, 2014

    Puducherry: Theatre personality Veenapani Chawla died Sunday after a severe heart attack, said her representative. "She passed away around 12:00 p.m. at the Be Well Hospital in Puducherry after she suffered a severe heart attack," her representative Dhavamani told IANS. "The funeral will take place tomorrow (Monday) here," she added. The actress-director-choreographer-writer-composer...
  • All things art at 2015 Jaipur Literature festival November 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Dialogues on art history and art appreciation along with sessions focusing on different aspects of Indian art will also play a major role at the upcoming eighth Zee Jaipur Literature Festival. A session on art as well as a look at the interplay between Buddhism and architecture with Llewelyn...
  • Noted Kathak dancer Sitara Devi passes away in Mumbai November 25, 2014

    Mumbai: Eminent Kathak danseuse Sitara Devi died here early Tuesday after prolonged illness, her son-in-law confirmed. She was 94. Sitara Devi was on ventilator and her condition was serious Monday while she was admitted to the Jaslok Hospital here, said her son-in-law. "She is no more," Rajesh Mishra, her son-in-law told IANS....
  • Jharkhand singers and studios not so busy tuning election songs November 15, 2014

    Ranchi: Election campaigns have never been complete without dance and songs. Political parties bank on the cultural resources to reach out to people for votes. Thankfully, during elections at least, local culture gets importance. But that mad rush for local election songs is missing this time in Jharkhand. We spoke...
  • Jadavpur University students hold phase 1 of referendum on controversy over VC October 31, 2014

    Kolkata: The first phase of a students' referendum on whether Jadavpur University Vice-Chancellor Abhijit Chakrabarti should resign for calling in the police to break up a gherao on the night of September 17 was held. Around 87 per cent students of the 2,900-strong Arts faculty voted during the two-day referendum....
  • NY street harassment video: Actress says even being trained in martial arts doesn't help a woman October 30, 2014

    A video showing a woman being harassed while walking on the streets of New York has gone viral. The woman encountered more than 100 instances of verbal street harassment within 10 hours. Actress Shoshana Roberts said, "When someone tries to approach, the scare escalates. I think what's next. I am...
  • Amritsar: Clashes erupt between Nihang Sikhs, three injured October 24, 2014

    Amritsar: Tension prevailed in Amritsar on Friday as two groups of Nihang Sikhs clashed ahead of a traditional martial arts display, leaving three injured. The groups were reportedly equipped with licensed arms, swords and other sharp weapons. The two groups were moving towards an open ground when the altercation broke out. The police...
  • Subhash Ghai's film production company Mukta Arts completes 36 years October 24, 2014

    Mumbai: Subhash Ghai's film production company Mukta Arts completed 36 years on Friday and the filmmaker is happy that he has been able to offer entertainers like 'Karz' and 'Pardes' to movie buffs. "36th anniversary today (Friday) of MUKTA arts produced 41 films with 15 films directed by me going still...
  • Photos: From gender inequality to freestyle art: 16 wall murals in Mumbai that draw your attention right away October 9, 2014

    Street art in India is gradually getting the importance it deserves. Graffiti on the streets isn't always about mischief. A group of upcoming artists in Mumbai send across a strong message through their art. If you visit Bandra, you'll find a couple of interesting wall murals that talk of gender...
  • Sothebys auctions Indian and Islamic art work in London October 9, 2014

    London: The Auction House Sothebys of London held its inaugural 'Indian and Islamic Art week' putting on display a high profile series of Public exhibitions and auctions from October 3 to October 8. The exhibition was divided into three areas - the Modern and Contemporary South Asian Art, Art of...
  • Photos: 15 incredible wall murals painted by Indian and international street artists across Delhi October 7, 2014

    There was a time when the only things you would find on walls in Delhi's streets were betel stains and torn posters. A lot has changed in the recent past, especially after street artists from across the world came to city and started decorating walls like we had never seen...
  • Houston art exhibit showcases Gandhi and history of nonviolence October 3, 2014

    Houston: A hollowed-out handgun becomes a first-aid kit for gunshot victims. Fragments from the feet of Buddha statues stand near a painting of ghostly dancers entitled "Hiroshima." Photographs of Indian independence leader Mahatma Gandhi hang by images of Nobel Peace Prize winners he inspired. The Menil Collection, an art museum in...
  • Art festival by college students across India October 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Over 200 students, all budding artists, are set to showcase their artworks at the Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts. Beginning October 9, the show titled 'Prarambh' features nearly 350 artworks in diverse mediums such as drawing, painting, printmaking, illustrations, digital art, sculpture, photography, installation, new media and...
  • Kolkata: Artists from US collaborate with Indian craftsmen to install street art at puja pandal September 29, 2014

    At a time when Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is in the US to strengthen the Indo-US bilateral ties, a Durga Puja Pandal in South Kolkata is trying to do the same. This pandal has become the venue of art collboration between artists from India and the US. ...
  • Photos: An artist has made a hilarious series by painting Mr Bean onto famous historic artworks because why not! September 27, 2014

    Rembrandt and da Vinci, make way for Rodney Pike. The humorous illustrator has painted Mr. Bean on some of history's most famous paintings and it is hilarious! If you have seen enough of Rembrandt and serious art from Gilbert Stuart, this will crack you up. Mr. Bean's facial expressions have...
  • Indian masterpieces up for sale in New York September 16, 2014

    New York: Paintings by one of India's most important modern artists go under the hammer in New York on Wednesday, highlights in a booming market for Asian art featured this week. Three oils on canvas by pioneering Indian abstract artist Vasudeo Santu Gaitonde, who in 1964 based himself in New...
  • Watch: 'Mardaani' actress Rani Mukerji shares self defense tips every woman should know August 9, 2014

    Going by the conviction with which she had essayed roles in the past, Rani Mukherjee is expected to win fans' applause as Mumbai's fiercest and finest female cops in 'Mardaani'. The actress, who will be seen performing 'Krav Maga', a form of martial arts to compliment her role of a...
  • Kolkata: Fire breaks out at Academy of Fine Arts; evacuation underway August 7, 2014

    Kolkata: Fire broke out in the Academy of Fine Arts on Thursday evening during the course of an ongoing play. Two fire tenders have been rushed to the spot and evacuation is currently underway. No casualties have been reported so far. Further information awaited. ...
  • 'Mardaani' actress Rani Mukerji says martial arts training should be made compulsory for all schoolgirls August 5, 2014

    Jhansi: Actress Rani Mukerji, who is playing a tough cop in her upcoming film 'Mardaani', feels martial arts training to girls in schools should be made compulsory. The newly married actress said it will help them to protect their honour. "There is a need for women power to come forward in all...
  • Uddhav calls for development of art and culture August 1, 2014

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray on Friday stressed the need for development of art and culture to boost tourism in Mumbai and also for the benefit of the new generation. "A museum depicting the history of Marathi theatre, life and times of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj is required. "Gateway of India and...
  • Watch: Wait, is that a 3D painting? This weird perspective of a painting creates an incredible optical illusion July 7, 2014

    Is that 3D art? This painting found in Windsor, UK gives a very weird perspective that could make you feel like it's changing when you look at it from different angles. Guess what, it isn't! The painting is a really incredible until you find the smart idea behind the 3D...
  • Tracey Emin's unmade bed sells for 2.54 million pounds July 2, 2014

    London: British artist Tracey Emin's controversial 'My Bed' artwork which features an unmade bed and a littered floor including empty vodka bottles and discarded condoms has fetched a whopping 2.54 million pounds, almost double its presale estimate. Christie's said the 1998 artwork was bought by an anonymous bidder on Tuesday for 2,546,500...
  • Watch: Students, teachers hold protest in Delhi University over FYUP June 26, 2014

    Students, teachers protested outside the Art Faculty in Delhi University over the ongoing row regarding the FourYear Undergraduate Progamme. There is no end yet to the standoff between the University Grants Commission and Delhi University over the FourYear Undergraduate Programme. As a result of this, there are no admissions for...
  • Kickboxing, Krav Maga or Karate if you're a fan of the martial arts, you need to see these 11 movies June 26, 2014

    Fists of fury, and a kick that can send a hundred armed men flying in all directions if you're a fan of the martial arts, you need to see these awesome movies ASAP. ...
  • Oscar organizers outline new regulations for music categories June 26, 2014

    Los Angeles: The organisers of the Academy Awards are putting rules in place for next year to prevent any missteps in the film campaign process, targeting the music categories. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, hosts of the annual Oscar ceremony, said on Wednesday that members of its music...
  • Photos: 20 mindblowing 3D street art that you need to see today. You will never look at a pavement the same way again June 23, 2014

    The world over, street artists create fantastic but transient work that people rarely have the time to stop by and admire. But with the social media explosion, all that is changing. Now street art is a niche industry with the work of artists going viral. You need to see these...
  • Photographs on freedom struggle to be put on display in Connaught Place June 22, 2014

    New Delhi: After the success of 'Fete de la photo' (photography festival) in March, Connaught Place will now witness another such exhibition in August, this time to revive the spirit of nationalism and freedom. The New Delhi Municipal Council has planned a monthlong photo exhibition 'Art for Public' from August 15...
  • Picasso painting reveals hidden man June 18, 2014

    Washington: Curators and scientists are revealing they've found a hidden painting beneath the surface of one of Pablo Picasso's earliest masterpieces from 1901, "The Blue Room," at The Phillips Collection in Washington. Over the past five years, conservators and scientists from the museum, the National Gallery of Art, Cornell...
  • Violence against women: CM mulls martial arts training for girls in schools, colleges June 17, 2014

    Amidst rise in cases of crime against women, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Tuesday directed that martial arts training for girls should be introduced in schools and colleges so that they can learn selfdefence. Yadav, who was reviewing the 24X7 1090 women helpline, asked Chief Secretary Alok Ranjan to...