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It’s a beautiful world

Srishti 2014 presents an opportunity to see how designers have made centuries-old dyeing, weaving and printing techniques their own and reinvented them into something contemporary and gorgeous »
TALENT AND CRAFT: One of Kalamandalam Bindhulekha's works at the exhibition in Durbar Hall Art Gallery. Photos: H. Vibhu

Her voyage in art

Kalamandalam Bindhulekha's mural art ranges from the traditional to the innovative »
HandsOfIndia is back with its festive sale.

Hand embroidered beauties

Fans of embroidery, here’s a line-up to get you nostalgic – convent embroidery, phulkari, pattiwork, sujani, sozni, aari, chikan, kantha, Kashmiri aari – all feature on Indian and Western ready-to-... »
ART FOR HOME The salt-glazed ceramic functional art piece on display - rain cloud plates. Photos: Special Arrangement

Functional art from the kiln

Aarti Vir takes a break from sculptures to put together an exhibition of functional ceramics »
MAN OF ACTION Neville J. Bilimoria Photo: Wong Pei Ting
Chennai, September 14, 2014

The wind at his heels

There’s a 1.8 km strip of tar in Chennai that 45-year-old Neville J. Bilimoria knows every inch of. From the twists and turns of the tree branches above, to every pebble and pothole down below, thi... »
PULSATING BEATS The electronic music scene has penetrated tier-2 cities and youngsters are eager to be part of the music craze. Photo: K.R. Deepak
Visakhapatnam, September 12, 2014

Groove to the EDM tunes

Scores of partygoers gathered at the beachside venue soaking in the densely textured and rich with sounds — Electronic Dance Music (EDM) — thundering through the speakers. This was the scene at the... »
RACING AGAINST TIME The Bengaluru Dream Flyers
Bangalore, September 11, 2014

Before the take-off

With the Red Bull Flugtag event coming to town at Sankey Tank, the participating teams are racing to complete their models in record time. The first-of-its-kind event to be held in the country rig... »
Time to dress up We also have comics Photos: V. Sreenivasa Murthy
Bangalore, September 10, 2014

And pop goes culture

Ever since its inception in 2012, Comic Con India has become an annual pop culture event across different cities. Though the event has given a platform for comic book writers and graphic novelists... »
REBELLIOUS Ryal was never the diligent kind, he practised only when he had to face an exam.
Bangalore, September 8, 2014

Classical strummer

Guitar in tow, Ryal Sequeira is set to take off to Barcelona to pursue a master’s degree in architecture. Prior to that, this young classical guitarist is all set to perform a repertoire of composi... »
The Flugtug adrenaline rush
September 7, 2014

Soar over Bangalore

For the first time ever, here comes a chance for everyone to give a shot at flying. Red Bull brings to India its first Flugtag event. Pronounced ‘Floog Taag’ and meaning ‘flying day’ in German, the... »
Vandana Garg's debut book of poems “Tana Bana Jeevan Ka”
September 5, 2014

Pen to the heart

The circle of life brings one back to the point from where the journey has commenced. Reflecting this, Vandana Garg whose debut book of poems “Tana Bana Jeevan Ka” (Pranav Publications) was recentl... »
Images from the exhibition
September 5, 2014

Historical date

A preview of ‘Flaneur in Old Delhi’ was organised recently at Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA), New Delhi. A solo show of recent works by Ravinder Dutt, it shows the rise,... »
Hofesh Shechter. Photo: Nagara Gopal
September 4, 2014

Dance all you can

Hofesh has no time to spare. His troupe has no time to relax either, so the troupe has only taken a tour of the old city. Rehearsals are taking a chunk of their time. In UK, Hofesh Shechter Compan... »
From bridal wear to evening saris, from the ones with maximum work to the ones with minimal work. Photo: Special Arrangement
September 4, 2014

For the good old weaver

The ‘Textile Show’ organised by The Crafts Council of India celebrates innovative hand-woven saris that attempt to integrate the past, present and the future in weaves and formats. The show celebr... »

A movement for movement

On a Hyderabad tour

Patterns with petals

LOL, Chennai

All about the arts

Play in a child’s life

Who’s the man?

Madras, through lines and strokes

Shalini Selvarajan
September 12, 2014

Comic lovers, unite!

Comic Con is a yearly convention that brings comic fans together. Though the convention has not found its way to Chennai, many fans travel to other cities to show their support to the comic scene... »
SONIC BLISS Pandit Debashish Bhattacharya and The Calcutta Chronicles
Bangalore, September 11, 2014

On the evolutionary string

A lot can happen over coffee. And sipping the drink while chatting with legendary classical slide guitarist Pandit Debashish Bhattacharya, makes it a real treat. In Bangalore, with his new world m... »
COLOURING IT RIGHT At the lehariya dyeing session. Photo: K.V.Srinivasan.
Chennai, September 10, 2014

A woven statement

Under the wide, welcome arms of Kalakshetra’s ancient trees stands master craftsman from Jaipur, Badshah Miyan, his hands deep in a bucket of blue dye. Around him, men and women soak white pieces o... »
HITTING THE HIGH NOTES The Rock Stock Festival drew unprecedented crowds
Chennai, September 8, 2014

Saturday night fever

Beer mathram kitti?” asks Tony John who is clad in a black veshti, and the crowd yells back. It doesn’t matter that Avial is playing in Chennai; everyone in the audience seems to und... »
V.V.S. Laxman interacts with the students of Teach For India
Hyderabad, September 8, 2014

Towards educational equity

If you want one year of prosperity, grow grain. If you want 10 years of prosperity, grow trees. If you want 100 years of prosperity, grow people’ goes a Chinese proverb quoted by Vanitha Datla, Vi... »
Cars showcased at the BMW Experience Tour 2014. Photo: S.R. Raghunathan
September 5, 2014

Luxury takes a front seat

“We have 12 BMWs lined up. Two people per car,” instructs Nachiket, a certified BMW instructor from Mumbai. A bulky black X5 awaits me. It’s a SAV (Sports Activity Vehicle). I hop in and listen for... »
A model in Deepak Perwani's garmet
September 5, 2014

This time for the common man

Establishing people-to-people contact in an environment of trust and friendship between India and Pakistan is the principal agenda of the Trade Development Authority of Pakistan. To fulfil this obj... »
September 5, 2014

Debutant's corner: New beginning

Classical dance is a product of collaborative energies. Subashni Balasubramanian started her dance training at the age of six under Guru S. Vasudevan, a multifaceted artist adept at Bharatanatyam,... »
A Ganesha painting by Padmavati, a student of Siri Institute of Painting. Photo: Special Arrangement
September 4, 2014

Ganeshas on canvas

It is a tradition the Siri ‘family’ members have been following for the past three years. It is an exhibition of Ganesha paintings by students of Siri Institute of Painting to coincide with the Gan... »
Onam Food Festival preparations at a restaurant in Chennai. Photo: R. Ravindran

Kerala gets ready for 26 dish Onam sadya

Once again, the 26-dish ‘Onam sadya’ is set to be the common chord across Kerala’s homes, cutting across religious beliefs, as the Onam festivities are all set to begin.Onam is probably the... »

Play with Little i

Hyderabad feels like home

A bored kid is a good sign

Something special

When art goes abroad

Calling all schools

In the name of comedy

Cycle to freedom

Devaraja Mudali Street in George Town packs in a vast variety of merchandise, and some unusual history to boot »

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Designer Gaurang Shah, known for his exquisitely woven saris, opens a store in the city »