ARTISTS

  • Things turn bitter between Tamil actor Vishal Krishna and South Indian film artistes' association president R Sarath Kumar 2 days ago

    Chennai: Actor Vishal has hit out at South Indian Film Artistes' Association president R Sarath Kumar for threatening to remove him from SIFAA for allegedly making derogatory remarks. Vishal has denied making any such remarks against the association and asked Sarath to produce proof. Sarath Kumar had stated in Tiruchirappali yesterday that...
  • e Lounge: SC puts an end to gender discrimination in Bollywood, quashes law prohibiting women make-up artists November 12, 2014

    In a progressive step undertaken by the Supreme Court, the six decade long law prohibiting women make-up artists in Bollywood was successfully quashed, thus ending gender discrimination in Bollywood. ...
  • Allow women make-up artists in Bollywood, can't discriminate on grounds of gender: SC November 10, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday allowed women make-up artist, hairdresser to work in Bollywood and said that there should be no discrimination on ground of gender and domicile. The apex court also quashed provision which puts restriction on women make-up artists and hair dressers from becoming the members of...
  • Russia's naked artist who had earlier nailed his testicles to protest against the country's regime not cuts off his ear in public October 22, 2014

    Russian Petr Pavlenskiy has been protesting against the government for a long time now. He had earlier mutilated himself and nailed his own testicles to the ground. The artist has now cut off his ear in public. The artist had hammered a metal nail through his testicles at Moscow's Red...
  • Tamil actors Vishal Krishna Reddy, Arya, Karthi, Jiiva and Jeyam Ravi to work together in a film for a good cause October 10, 2014

    Chennai: Popular Tamil film actors like Vishal Krishna Reddy, Arya, Karthi, Jiiva and Jeyam Ravi will join hands to work in a yet-untitled Tamil film free of cost. The profits earned through the film will be invested in the construction of a new building for South Indian Film Artistes Association...
  • Watch: Splendid Dasara celebrations at the Mysore Palace October 9, 2014

    Mysore Dasara is the state-festival of Karnataka. With elephants decked up to folk artists performing, this festival has the crowd going into a frenzy after every performance. Mysore the royal city is truly the cultural capital of Karnataka. Arrangements were made in the palace to accommodate 14,000 visitors with crowd...
  • Photos: 18 colossal sculptures renowned Indian artist Subodh Gupta has created using cooking utensils and everyday steel objects October 7, 2014

    Delhi based artist Subodh Gupta is best known for incorporating everyday objects found in every home in India into his sculptures. From stainless steel tiffin boxes to bicycles, the sculptor has included them all in his artwork that has found its place in the Saatchi Gallery, London and the National...
  • Kolkata: Artists from India, US collaborate to give finishing touches to pandal ahead of Durga Puja September 29, 2014

    Kolkata: It's that time of the year again when West Bengal is immersed in Durga Puja festivities. At a time when Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is in the US to strengthen the India-US bilateral ties, a Durga Puja Pandal in South Kolkata has become the venue of art collaboration...
  • War gives inspiration to Gaza's artists September 11, 2014

    Gaza City: Palestinian filmmaker Khalil Mozayen's latest work was already complexly layered a movie within a movie about a director and screenwriter producing a film about an honor killing in the Gaza Strip. Then the latest Gaza war burst in to add yet another layer: An Israeli airstrike levelled the...
  • Why Paresh Rawal's performance in 'Raja Natwarlal' is one of the best con acts you've seen in Bollywood August 29, 2014

    "Every great magic trick consists of three parts or acts. The first part is called 'The Pledge'. The magician shows you something ordinary: a deck of cards, a bird or a man. The second act is called 'The Turn'. The magician takes the ordinary something and makes it do something...
  • Photos: 'Happiness is submission to God (zilla)': 29 of the most hilarious messages vandals have left on toilets, subway walls and car parks August 26, 2014

    Vandalism is a bad thing but every once in a while you see a writing on the wall that makes you chuckle. These sarcastic graffiti artists know what they are doing and they are merciless. 'Question everything. Why?' LOL. ...
  • Photos: This Venezuelan artist's paintings of people swimming are so realistic that you won't believe that they aren't photographs August 19, 2014

    Venezuelabased artist Gustavo Silva Nunez is a master of hyperrealistic paintings of water and the wet forms of humans submerged in water. In fact his paintings are so lifelike that when he poses with them it looks like he is actually interacting with his subjects. The paintings of men and women...
  • Photos: Don't miss this! This hair artist and master barber cuts the likeness of famous soccer players on the heads of his customers July 4, 2014

    Hair artist and master barber Rob Ferrel, known as 'Rob the Original', cuts the likeness of world famous soccer players on the head of customers at his barbershop in San Antonio, Texas. He uses a image downloaded on his phone to help him get the likeness. The final product is...
  • Photos: Sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik wins big at sand sculpting World Cup 2014 in Atlantic City, US for his work 'Save Tree, Save the Future' June 28, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Odisha sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik has won a prize at the sand sculpting World Cup in the US, the artist said Saturday. Pattnaik said he won the People's Choice prize in the solo category for his sand sculpture 'Save Tree, Save the Future'. The 37yearold artist was the lone participant...
  • Mumbai artist inducted on international panel June 22, 2014

    Mumbai: A citybased artist has been appointed as "ethics adviser and ambassador" by the World Citizen Artists (WCA) to raise awareness about global issues through art. Prakash Bal Joshi, a former senior political journalist with a English daily here, has exhibited his art in Europe, USA, Turkey, Bhutan and other international...
  • 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...
  • Beijing artist, tired of his city's choking pollution, puts up glass jar of clean air from south of France for sale April 10, 2014

    Beijing artist Liang Kegang returned from a business trip in southern France with well-rested lungs and a small item of protest against his home city's choking pollution: a glass jar of clean, Provence air. He put it up for auction before a group of about 100 Chinese artists and collectors late...
  • Chetnaa Verma wins Glenfiddich 'Emerging Artist of the Year, 2014 Award' April 7, 2014

    In an exclusive grand-finale held at Gallery Nature Morte, The Oberoi, Gurgaon, Glenfiddich and Bestcollegeart.com announced Chetnaa Verma as the winner of the third edition of "Emerging Artist of the Year, 2014 Award". In a proud moment for the country, Chetnaa Verma emerges as the winner despite a tough competition...
  • Glenfiddich announces finalists for 'Emerging Artist of the Year, 2014 Award' March 26, 2014

    Glenfiddich announces the 5 finalists for the Glenfiddich "Emerging Artist of the Year, 2014 Award." Finalists to showcase their work at Gallery Nature Morte, The Oberoi, Gurgaon, on April 4, 2014. The Glenfiddich "Emerging Artist of the Year", the biggest art award in India has announced the five finalists of its third...
  • 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...
  • 'Jihad Jane' gets 10 years in prison in plot to kill artist January 7, 2014

    Philadelphia: A troubled Pennsylvania woman who called herself "Jihad Jane" online and plotted to kill a Swedish artist was sentenced Monday to 10 years in prison after telling a judge she had been consumed by thoughts of a Muslim holy war. Colleen LaRose, 50, faced a potential life term. But Chief...
  • Bruno Mars, Rihanna top list of mostpirated artists in 2013 January 2, 2014

    Los Angeles: American singersongwriter Bruno Mars and R&B star Rihanna are the most pirated music artistes of 2013. According to the figures released by data analysis firm Musicmetric, Mars finished the year with nearly 5.8 million downloads to Rihanna's 5.4 million, reported Rolling Stone. Daft Punk was a distant third...
  • Christie's make a sizzling debut in India, Rs 23.7 crore for painting December 21, 2013

    International auction house Christie's made a sizzling debut in the country by putting under the hammer 79 art works at over Rs 102 crore, including Rs 23.7 crore for a Vasudeo Gaitonde painting, a record price for a work of an Indian artist. "I believe that the success of tonight's sale...
  • Delhi: PM holds public darbar at his residence December 7, 2013

    New Delhi: After a long time, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday held a public darbar at his residence, meeting people from various sections of the society and listening to their grievances and complaints. Singh met 31 groups representing minorities, NGOs, artists, sportspersons and others for about an hour, PMO sources...
  • Children's Day Quiz: Can you identify these child artists? November 14, 2013

    New Delhi: On the eve of Children's Day, we have come up with a quiz for our readers. We are posting two photos here which feature two well known Indian film actors. You have to identify them and post their names in the comments section. We are also giving you...
  • Aditi Babel transforming books into beautiful sculptures November 12, 2013

    New Delhi: It is truly said that books are man's best friends. For many it's a source of knowledge but for some it's an object of art. Creating artist books since January 2010, 30yearold Aditi Babel from Udaipur is spreading awareness about this new form of art. Drawing inspiration from...
  • Special screening of 'Naiyaandi' for Nazriya October 10, 2013

    Chennai: Southern actress Nazriya, who accused director A Sarkunam of using a body double to shoot intimate scenes in Tamil romanticcomedy 'Naiyaandi', will watch it at a private screening Wednesday with her father and advocate to decide her next course of action. On Tuesday, Nazriya filed a police complaint against director...
  • British artist Graham Ovenden jailed for child sex offences October 10, 2013

    London: British artist Graham Ovenden was sentenced to 27 months in prison on Wednesday for sexually abusing children after appeals judges ruled a 12month suspended jail term was too lenient. The 70yearold, whose major works featuring young girls have been exhibited around the world, was convicted in April of six charges...
  • Two stage artists arrested for snatching mobile phones and purses of women August 28, 2013

    Two stage artistes were arrested for snatching mobile phones and purses of women in Delhi, police said on Tuesday. Sumit Gappa and Vasudev Dass, both in their 20s, were caught from the Ber Sarai area of south Delhi on Monday evening. "Two mobile phones they had snatched in the Govindpuri area were...
  • India Positive: Stories of art, care and sacrifices August 24, 2013

    An International Taekwondo trainer left his lavish lifestyle to serve the poor and the needy and is providing shelter to those with disabilities who have been abandoned by their families. ...