ARTS

  • Kerala government launches campaign 'Subodham' to help people overcome alcohol, drug abuse April 20, 2015

    Kochi: The Kerala government on Sunday launched a major campaign "Subodham" to help people in the state overcome alcohol, drug and other substance abuse. The project was launched by Chief Minister Oommen Chandy and Art of Living Foundation founder Sri Sri Ravishankar in the presence of religious leaders, representatives of student...
  • Using zoom lens to photograph neighbours for art 'isn't privacy invasion,' rules NY court April 14, 2015

    New Delhi: As the concern around online and offline privacy continues to grow in the age of technological advancement, an artist who discreetly captured a few images of his neighbor as part of an art exhibit has been relieved of the charge of invading their privacy. Although the New York state...
  • American artist destroys his own works-of-art in protest of extortion by the labour unions of Kerala April 6, 2015

    The Kochi-Muziris Biennale is an international exhibition of contemporary art held in Kochi, Kerala. Indian and international artists exhibits artworks across a variety of mediums including film, installation, painting, sculpture, new media and performance art.The trade unions in Kerala apparently charge exorbitant sums of money from the artists participating in...
  • Amitabh Bachchan gets Honorary Doctorate from Egypt's Academy of Arts April 2, 2015

    Cairo: Amitabh Bachchan, who is on a three-day trip here, received an Honorary Doctorate from the prestigious Egyptian Academy of Arts for his contribution to cinema. Big B, 72, said the Doctorate signifies that Indian cinema and its various techniques have gone beyond Indian shores. "Culture is the soft power of...
  • Sri Sri Ravi Shankar receives threat letter from ISIS March 28, 2015

    New Delhi: The Malaysian chapter of Sri Sri Ravi Shankar's Art of Living has received threatening letters from the Islamic State (IS) terror group, a close aide of the spiritual leader claimed on Saturday. "Sri Sri Ravi Shankar is touring some countries in the far east and he landed in...
  • People create art even on MS Paint and some of these 'paintings' are mind blowing March 25, 2015

    Art is art, no matter on what it has been created. It can be on a wall, or on a canvas, or paper or even MS Paint. Yes. MS Paint. While most people can't draw a straight line with the 'pencil tool' on MS Paint, some people actually went ahead...
  • National School of Drama's 'Ghazab Teri Adaa' opens the 17th edition of Bharat Rang Mahotsav February 2, 2015

    New Delhi: War play 'Ghazab Teri Adaa', the latest creation by National School of Drama (NSD), today opened the 17th edition of Bharat Rang Mahotsav here. The play, set in an imaginary time and place, revolves around the never ending aspiration for an expansion of kingdom. It began with a farewell...
  • 'Birdman', 'Grand Budapest' win at Art Directors Guild Awards February 1, 2015

    Los Angeles: 'The Grand Budapest Hotel', 'Guardians of the Galaxy' and 'Birdman' took the top prizes at the Art Directors Guild's 19th annual Excellence in Production Design Awards. 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' was the winner in the Period Film category, while 'Guardians of the Galaxy' was cited in the Fantasy Film...
  • 'Temper' trailer: Junior NTR introduces himself as 'fully corrupt, criminal minded and 100 per cent cunning' January 29, 2015

    The makers of 'Temper' have released the film's first proper trailer and those who have watched it would agree that Junior NTR looks amazing as a rough cop. He even introduces himself as: "My name is Daya. Sub-Inspector of Police. Fully corrupted, criminal minded, 100 per cent cunning." The film...
  • AR Rahman enthrals audiences at Vadodara cultural festival January 28, 2015

    Vadodara: Noted musician AR Rahman enthralled the audience with his music and popular songs at the closing of the four-day Vadodara International Art and Culture Festival 'Vadfest' here. Rahman sang a couple of his own numbers like 'Dil Se' and concluded the three-and-half hour musical show last night with the rendition...
  • 'Kick 2' teaser: Ravi Teja stares into wild wasteland; picks up a shovel, gets ready for action January 27, 2015

    Directed by Surender Reddy, 'Kick 2' will feature Ravi Teja and Rakul Preet Singh in key roles. The film has been produced by Nandamuri Kalyanram, under NTR Arts banner. The music for 'Kick 2' has been composed by SS Thaman. ...
  • Mumbai: Raj visits Uddhav Thackeray's photo exhibition January 10, 2015

    Mumbai: MNS chief Raj Thackeray on Saturday paid a visit to the ongoing photography exhibition of his cousin and Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray at the Jehangir Art Gallery. Uddhav, an avid photographer, is holding as exhibition after a gap of 11 years. The two brothers met at the exhibition...
  • 'Temper' teaser: You can't keep your eyes off Jr NTR in this Puri Jagannadh action-thriller January 1, 2015

    The makers of 'Temper' have released the film's new teaser and those who have watched it would agree that Jr NTR looks amazing as a rough cop. The film has directed by Puri Jagannadh and produced by Bandla Ganesh under the popular banner Parameshwari Arts. Take a look. ...
  • 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...