Saturday, 3 December, 2022

Topic: art

Remembering Amrita Sher-Gil, one who loved sex, art and India, and never said sorry for it

One of India’s most respected pioneers of modern art, Sher-Gil’s story has the makings of a classic French film, including a tragically young death.

Hindu gods like Rama & Shiva have six packs now to kill bad guys, like American superheroes

Amar Chitra Katha comics abandoned Raja Ravi Varma's gentle sensuality to portray hyper-masculine American superhero style Hindu gods

Venice Biennale is an opportunity for Pakistan to recast its ‘terrorist state’ image

Pakistan’s pavilion at the Venice Biennale is a great breakthrough for the designers. It’s also a great feat in reclaiming the identity of Pakistan as a melting pot of art and culture.

The Padmavati fracas is also about power and privilege

Free speech is important - but we should first ask whose free speech do we always rush to protect?

Padmavati highlights a need to democratise the freedom of expression

The problem arises when interpretations are established as “ultimate truth”—closing all possibilities of further excavation of a story like Padmavati.

Draft antiquities bill triggers jubilation and alarm

Bill seeks to do away with requirement of a licence for selling antiques; some ASI officials claim government buckled under pressure from art dealers

On Camera


51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.


Indian, American soldier during Yudh Abhyas 2022 | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Hand-to-hand combat, memories of ‘Vietnam & dal tadka’ — US soldiers’ takeaways from Yudh Abhyas

Held in Uttarakhand’s Auli, aim of the annual India-US joint exercise, which ended Friday, was to increase interoperability between the 2 armies & allow them to exchange best practices.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Gujarat election is anything but dull. BJP’s political neurosis about AAP is the hidden headline

Gujarat is the only state where Modi is directly in contention. Even if he wins, the team that runs him closest has much to gain.