Friday, 30 September, 2022

Topic: art

How a Didarganj Yakshi statue discovered by accident near Patna led to a colonial fight

The Didarganj Yakshi has been the focus of much debate on style, valuation, colonial and postcolonial biases and the representation of women in art.

Ansspvt – a 20-year-old photographer based in Boston, MA

Ansspvt's attention to detail in his photographs results from his passion for the medium. He is committed to creating work that will serve him well in the future.

Why are women artists disappearing from museums? ‘Lack’ of works is a lie

The British National Gallery’s continued reliance on outdated art history is a failure of its duty as a steward of the public’s art collection.

Mohra, thangka, kinnauri shawls — Artisanal products to bring back home from Manali

India abounds in wonderful artisanal products known for their distinctive features. You can find an array of them, particularly in Manali.

Missionary is not a popular word in India. But in the Khasi hills, it holds a different meaning

Artist Tarun Bhartiya's exhibition of black and white photographs maps how faith is not easily given up or followed in the Khasi hills of Meghalaya.

Ananth Talam – a vector artist creating magic with the click of a mouse

With 21.7k followers on Instagram, Ananth Talam's knowledge of art, talent, and eye for perfection are what have made him so popular as an artist.

Not all women made it to Mughal portraits, but a royal advisor and owner of a library did

In ‘Reflections on Mughal Art and Culture’, Mika Natif writes that illustration of Mughal women in court histories like Akbarnama was no different from that of Mughal men.

Power centre for kings, melting pot for art — How Nathdwara in Rajasthan rose for 300 yrs

In ‘Nathdwara Paintings from the Anil Relia Collection’, Kalyan Krishna and Kay Talwar write about a town in Rajasthan that completely revolved around Krishna.

There is a science-arts sweet spot that is helping people get through Covid

A study of adult mental health during Covid-19 found that more than a fifth of a 70,000-person sample engaged more with the arts during lockdown than before.

ArtChainIndia, a peer-support movement helping artists tide over the Covid crisis

The social media initiative encourages artists to sell their work directly on Instagram & support fellow artists by buying their work.

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File photo of man walking past RBI logo in its Mumbai headquarters | Reuters

India’s current account deficit widens to 2.8% of GDP in Q1, highest in nearly 4 years

RBI data shows that India's CAD was around $23.90 billion in the first quarter of FY-22/23. Following the rising prices of commodities globally, the trade deficit also has been affected.


Pinaka is a multiple rocket launcher produced in India and developed by the DRDO for the Army | Twitter/@DRDO_India

As tensions rise with Azerbaijan, Armenia buys Pinaka rockets & ammunition from India

The government-to-government contract, valued at about Rs 2,000 cr, is learnt to have been signed earlier this month. Supplies to be fast-tracked according to Armenia's requirement.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

AAP’s filling a big vacuum in Indian politics. Question is how long it can sustain without ideology

If you find admiration for AAP qualified, if not muted among many of the Modi-BJP’s critics, it is because they question it for its lack of ideological clarity. Especially on secularism.