Thursday, 19 May, 2022

Topic: artists

‘Feel stabbed in back by govt’ — artists evicted from Centre-allocated homes talk of ‘disrespect’

In 2014, Modi govt stopped renewing 3-year terms on which many eminent artists were allotted houses by Centre. As Monday is last day for them to vacate, ThePrint records their stories of despair.

‘Lot of crowds, gallerists happy’ as India Art Fair returns after 2-year Covid break

Keeping up with the changing times, the fair accommodated the needs of differently-abled people by featuring tactile representations of key artworks and having sign-language interpreters.

No cabaret, crooning or cocktails: How laws impact women in India’s hospitality industry

Employment of female performers, bartenders, restaurant managers and housekeeping staff isn't as simple as you think. But no one's talking about it.

Artistes from the subcontinent call for visa-free South Asia

Sapan, a coalition of individuals and organisations that works towards peace in South Asia, holds talks on the 'onslaught on art and freedom of expression' by 'authoritarian regimes'.

Rokeya Sultana, Bangladesh artist, explores sensuality, feminism. Indians can’t see her show

‘Madonna’ to ‘Relations’—themes Indians won’t get to see after Rokeya Sultana exhibition’s postponed. Her Bangladesh peers express shock.

To reward creators or digital broadcasters? The current Copyright Act gets it all wrong

We need to question if widening the scope of Section 31D of the Copyright Act to grant large streaming companies an automatic licence to content would be fair to artists and creators.

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.

Delhi artist uses plastic in artwork, diverts 250 kg waste from landfills

Artist Manveer Singh said he used to do landscape and live paintings but it wasn't enough for him. He felt he had to do something for nature and not just use it as inspiration.

Filmmaker Buddhadeb Dasgupta dies at 77, PM Modi praises his ‘diverse works’

Dasgupta has bagged 12 national awards in his lifetime and was liberal in his views, having criticised several political activities in recent times.

There was more to Vira Sathidar than ‘Court’. He fought caste with theatre for 40 years

Vira Sathidar found prominence only in 2014 with the National Award-winning film 'Court'. But he leaves behind a rich legacy for the young generation of rights activists.

On Camera


PT Pertamina Balongan refinery in Indramayu, Indonesia | Representational | Bloomberg

Asian refiners to ramp up gasoline exports to US as sky-high prices beckon

In Asia, gasoline margins have doubled to more than $33 a barrel since the end of March and have edged above those for diesel, which have eased from a peak in early May.


File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.