Sunday, 29 May, 2022
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TopicIndian art

Topic: Indian art

DAG redefines Indian ‘masterpieces’. Beyond Ravi Varma, there’s Ambadas, Nicholas Roerich

The ‘Iconic Masterpieces of Indian Modern Art’ exhibition in Mumbai brings together 50 works spanning 200 years and an array of artists you wouldn’t normally see under one roof.

Vijay Kumar, the art blogger & enthusiast who helped Modi bring back 157 artefacts from US

The US handed over 157 artefacts and antiquities during PM Modi’s three-day visit. India Pride Project co-founder S. Vijay Kumar played a big role in ‘hunting’ these down.

How love, war and Mughal fine art inspired Kangra painting

In ‘Painting in the Kangra Valley’, Vijay Sharma analyses how Mughal traditions influenced paintings of the Guler and Kangra courts.

Nepotism is key in musical gharanas too. But anger only for Sushant Singh Rajput

Sushant Singh Rajput’s death put Bollywood’s nepotism in spotlight. But feudal sites with the power to break young careers have been the hallmark of classical gharanas too.

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.

Jamini Roy, one of India’s ‘national treasures’ who never sold paintings for more than Rs 350

Considered the father of modern Indian art, Jamini Roy was always inspired by rural India and rejected his training to discover his own artistic style.

A McKinsey executive built a 1,000-piece Indian art collection. Now he’s selling

Christie’s in New York will auction 83 works, with an additional 70 lots up for sale in an online auction. The estimate of the auctions is $4.9 million.

Uday Shankar: Father of modern Indian dance who never learnt how to dance

Uday Shankar, the pioneer of Indian non-classical dance forms who enthralled western audiences with his unique style, died this day in 1977.

Celebrating Nandalal Bose, artist who rejected everything British & designed India’s constitution

The face of Swadeshi artistic movement, the Bengal School of Art, Bose projected Indian subjects in his art that drew from the Bengali folk traditions.

Tyeb Mehta’s ‘Kali’ fetches a record Rs 26.4 crore

Mehta surpassed his previous record of the 1994 Untitled painting (Woman on Rickshaw) which was sold for Rs 22.99 crore.

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Representational image of the seat of the Indian government on Raisina Hill, New Delhi | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

IAS couple with dog is already UPSC case study. But don’t miss modus operandi behind transfers

‘Punishment’ postings are not new. If you want to punish an IAS officer through transfer, which has been the practice in several states and now Centre, there is no need to search for ‘hard areas.’
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What are UST & Luna and why the fall of 2 ‘stablecoins’ led to a crypto crash in India

Along with crash in value of UST and Luna coins, Indian market for crypto assets also reeling under strict control imposed by government, with the imposition of TDS on all crypto transactions.

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NSA Ajit Doval with NSAs from the other countries at the meeting at Dushanbe, Tajikistan | Photo: Courtesy the NSA's office

NSA Ajit Doval pushes for ‘terror free’ Afghanistan, says India stands with Afghan people

Doval's comments came at 4th Regional Security Dialogue on Afghanistan attended by national security advisors from Tajikistan, India, Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Iran, Kyrgyzstan & China.

Why it’s obscene to tell Ukraine to give in & how war-upended global balance of power brings openings for India

Global order is in flux, and India is being wooed by all. It opens up economic, strategic & military possibilities unimaginable till recently. It is for India to take this opportunity.
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