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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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ACME OF ARTISTIC ACHIEVEMENTS-THE RENAISSANCE AGE

This age hailed the revival of antiquity ,the Greco –Roman culture with its artistic and literary excellence. The era which had fallen into the pit of darkness immediately after the demise of the Roman empire was reborn and made way for distinctively splendid architecture ,sculpture , painting marking it’s break …

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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
Art Beat

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
Art Beat

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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All Things Quee
Poetry

All Things Queer

I have always found poetry a tad dry and music a tad frivolous hence I never identified myself as an enthusiast of either. So when fate intrduced me to the works of Tanya Davis I felt I had finally found the missing link. Davis’ style is an embodiment of all …

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Impression elevated
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Impression elevated

“One can do something if one can see and understand it…” – Claude Monet The one of a kind, a history, the overwhelming artist of his time and a primary inspiration for the new art movement of impressionism. Also known as Claude Oscar Monet, he was the founder of French …

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Master Sculptor and Architect- Bernini
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Master Sculptor and Architect- Bernini

While most of us know about the master sculptor Michelangelo, little is known about the man who is regarded his worthy successor- Gian Lorenzo Bernini. It was not until I read Dan Brown’s book Angels and Demons that I came to know about this expert sculptor and architect, who invented …

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