Arts

  • 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 pre-sale 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 Four-Year Undergraduate Progamme. There is no end yet to the stand-off between the University Grants Commission and Delhi University over the Four-Year Undergraduate Programme. As a result of this, there are no admissions for...
  • Kick-boxing, 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 mind-blowing 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 month-long 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 self-defence. Yadav, who was reviewing the 24X7 1090 women helpline, asked Chief Secretary Alok Ranjan to...
  • Rajasthan's 'Thawa Art' gets rare honour June 17, 2014

    The trademarks and geographical indications (GI) authorities have awarded the unique tag to the famous 'Thawa Art' of Rajasthan's Pratapgarh district. According to an official statement released in Jaipur on Monday, 'Thawa Art' has been given Geographical Indication No. 244 under the Geographical Indications of Goods (Registration and Protection) Act, 1999. The...
  • Delhi's Shankar Market gets makeover with street art June 16, 2014

    New Delhi: The pale, weary, pan-stained walls and corridors of one of Delhi's oldest shopping destinations - Shankar Market - opposite Connaught Place's outer circle is in the makeover mode as street artists are painting its eight blocks in varied hues with narrations depicting music, dance and drama to increase...
  • Jaipur's Kawa Music Group to perform at Glasgow in Scotland June 4, 2014

    Jaipur's famous Kawa Music Group will enthrall spectators during the Commonwealth Games beginning next month in Glasgow in Scotland. "Jaipur Kawa Brass Band, Kawa Music Circus and Musafir: Gypsies of Rajasthan will perform at various places in Glasgow," Assistant Director of the group, Danish Neazi, said in Jaipur on Wenbesday. The...
  • Watch: 'Absolut Kapoor' unveils at India Art Fair 2014 May 26, 2014

    India Art Fair is South Asia's leading art fair for modern and contemporary art from across the world. Absolute Kapoor is a work emerged as was the negative of a photo, is the chemistry between the different elements that redefine the relationships between object and transform, viewer, sculpture and space. ...
  • Britain's Timothy Spall 'bewildered' to win best actor award at Cannes May 25, 2014

    Cannes: Britain's Timothy Spall on Saturday claimed the best actor prize at Cannes, nearly 20 years after he had to miss the festival because he was diagnosed with cancer. Spall described himself as "like a bewildered 16-year-old" after scooping the prize for his role as British Romantic landscape painter JMW Turner...
  • Sudarsan Pattnaik to create a sand sculpture on Indian cinema at Cannes beach May 11, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Renowned sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik will create sand sculpture on Indian cinema at the Cannes beach in France during the upcoming International Film Festival there. Pattnaik will be in France at the invitation of the Indian Embassy in Paris and the International Film Festival will take place between May 14 and...
  • Akshay Kumar wants children to learn martial arts from school April 28, 2014

    Mumbai: Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar, who studied martial arts in Thailand, today urged the government to make this mandatory in Indian schools too as it is crucial for self defence. "I urge the government to make it compulsory for boys and girls. I look forward to that day where every student...
  • Muse, Pharrell headline Coachella amid dust storm April 14, 2014

    Reuters: British rockers Muse and R&B singer Pharrell served up musical highlights at the Coachela Valley Music and Arts Festival on Saturday amid windy weather and cooler temperatures. Muse frontman Matt Bellamy delivered high-energy performances of the bands hits songs including "Hysteria," "Resistance," and "Magic," but a large portion of the...
  • Outkast goes back to 1990s hip hop at Coachella reunion April 13, 2014

    Reuters: Hip hop duo Outkast reunited for the first time in eight years a the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival on Friday, and brought a taste of old school hip hop with them to the stage. Outkast, formed by Atlanta rappers Andre 3000 and Big Boi, kicked off the anticipated...
  • Arvind Kejriwal 'deeply hurt' by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar's criticism April 4, 2014

    New Delhi: After spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar hit out at Aam Aadmi Party convenor Arvind Kejriwal in an editorial, Kejriwal has said that he is 'deeply hurt'. Kejriwal has said that he only wants to work for the country and has no selfish motives. "Pujya Guruji Sri Sri Ravi...
  • Amitabh Bachchan, Katrina Kaif invited to a cultural event in Lahore March 30, 2014

    Karachi: Actor Amitabh Bachchan and actress Katrina Kaif have been invited for the annual Literary and Cultural Conference to be held in Lahore, organisers said. According to a report in Dawn newspaper, Bachchan, 71, and Kaif are among the many foreign dignitaries, who may attend the event organised by the Lahore Arts...
  • Aligarh Muslim University art gallery restored after 80 years March 21, 2014

    More than 60 artists are displaying their work at the Aligarh Muslim University art gallery which has been restored after nearly 80 years. AMU Vice Chancellor Lt. Gen. (retd) Zameer Uddin Shah said the gallery, with its ornate architecture, spacious capacity and beautiful ambience, would inspire young and upcoming artists to...
  • Art of Living yoga centre set afire in Pakistan March 10, 2014

    Islamabad: Unidentified armed men have set ablaze an Art of Living yoga centre established by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar who once offered to hold talks with the Taliban to usher in peace in Pakistan. The centre, which is based in Peace Street in the upmarket Bani Gala area, was set...
  • 22 absolutely stunning sand sculptures of Indian sand artist Sudarshan Patnaik everyone should see March 1, 2014

    If you have ever been to Puri in coastal Odisha, you would have come across curious bystanders milling around massive sculptures built right on the shore, exposed to the whims of the sea and the weather. You may have noticed a man pottering about the sculpture, providing finishing touches and...
  • Oscars to stream live online for the first time February 28, 2014

    Los Angeles: The Academy Awards ceremony will stream live online for the first time to select cable providers in eight U.S. cities. The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences and ABC announced Thursday that Sunday's telecast will be available online and on mobile devices. A cable or satellite subscription login...
  • Case against man who texted photo of his tattooed genitals dismissed February 26, 2014

    A man accused of texting an unsolicited picture of his tattooed genitals to a married mother of young children did not commit a crime under a Georgia state nudity law, the state's Supreme Court ruled on Monday. Charles Lee Warren faced up to three years in prison after being indicted under...
  • Cleaning woman in Italy throws out artworks worth $13,700 February 20, 2014

    Rome: A cleaning woman in southern Italy has unwittingly thrown away contemporary artworks that were supposed to be part of an exhibition. Lorenzo Roca, head of the cleaning company, said the woman "was just doing her job" when she thought two artworks were part of trash left behind by those setting...