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A prince among musicians, a musician among princes

If one would go on to ask general Indian historians about how the first half of the 19th century was? they would say that it was perhaps a very gloomy period or as they call it was the period when the ‘British Raj’was beginning to tighten its grip on many …

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A penny for your art

Myna Kakar was just a little girl when she discovered her love for art. Inspired by the art magazines that her father (a doctor) got from a pharmaceutical company, she practiced her drawing skills by replicating them. Born and brought up in Amritsar (a city in the northwestern Indian state of …

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Anuradha Beniwal on ‘Azaadi mera brand’

Anuradha beniwal – a former National Chess Champion, is now an author of ‘Azaadi mera brand’. Her new book is about the inner journey and experiences of a twenty something Indian woman while on a solo-trip across Europe, covering 10 countries and 13 cities. It is a path breaking literature …

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POP goes the ART

“Once you ‘got’ Pop, you could never see a sign again the same way again,” Andy Warhol once said, “and once you thought Pop, you could never see America the same way again.” Of late the general public has come to know of Pop art through creatively put album art …

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Of Eggs and Jewels

“Art is a diverse range of human activities and the products of those activities; this article focuses primarily on the visual arts, which includes the creation of images or objects in fields including painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography, and other visual media.” This is Wikipedia’s definition of art. Sounds horribly complicated, …

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A Battle of Arts
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A Battle of Artists

Today they’re considered as two of the greatest artists in the world, but Leonardo da Vinci  and Michelangelo were, in fact, bitter rivals. The beginning of this enduring conflict can be  attributed to an entry in an anonymous manuscript called Codice Maglicabecchiano: The story goes that as Leonardo was walking along …

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The lesser known Dance Styles
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The lesser known Dance Styles

Hip hop, salsa, contemporary, ballad, belly dancing, kathak, bharatnatyam are the first few dance styles that will come to one’s mind (especially in India) when asked about dance style. But it’s time to update the knowledge of dance styles by acquainting yourself with these truly amazing dance forms. Let’s get …

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Malgudi Musings: Simple, yet magical!
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Malgudi Musings| R K Narayan

R K Narayan is perhaps the most beloved Indian author of all times. It would be tough to find any book-lover in India who is not well acquainted with Narayan’s works. His creation of a fictitious Indian town, Malgudi in his major works remains etched in the memories of all …

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Art Attack
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Art Attack!!

There is this new phase of Art Attack on Facebook, the idea is to fill Facebook with a little art. The game is easy. Suppose it’s my Facebook wall and I have uploaded a picture. To anyone who “likes” that picture, I will be assigning an artist. All one needs …

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Mappa dell’ Inferno

“Abandon All Hope, Ye Who Enter Here.” In Dan Brown’s Inferno, the Harvard Symbologist Robert Langdon finds in his Harris Tweed pocket a small container with a biohazard sign. It contains a tiny medieval bone cylinder with a carved image of three- headed, horned Satan who is in the process …

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