Avantika Bhuyan

1. The first stamp of Hyderabad, 1869 2. A Multilingual stamp, 1905 3. Commemorative stamp, 1931 4. The Nizam’s seal 5. A Stamp depicting India's last emperor, King George VI , 1937 6. The Salar Jung family crest
Stamp of History

The Nizam’s postage tells the story of a Hyderabad that was already modern

13 March 2019
Amar Nath Sehgal with Friends II
Art & Culture
Amar Nath Sehgal: The Lightness of Bronze

A new museum commemorates the life and works of Amar Nath Sehgal

21 February 2019
Baiju Parthan's Red Pill-Blue Pill-Elixir for Bosschaert (Photo courtesy: Art Alive)
Art & Culture
India Art Fair: Present Continuous

The India Art Fair returns with the fantastical, familiar, political and the ecological

24 January 2019
Rajendra Laxmi looks at women relegated to the fringes and written out of history by patriarchal society
No Curtain Call

Censorship takes centrestage

28 November 2018
KM Madhusudhanan: Shadow Play (Photos: Raul Irani)
Art & Culture
KM Madhusudhanan: Shadow Play

KM Madhusudhanan uses the power of contrast to paint a contemporary picture

08 November 2018
Let them own their land, Benitha Perciyal
Art & Culture
Down to Earth

Sculptors go hyperlocal in their portraits of India

18 October 2018
The anatomy lesson of Dr. Algorithm by Harshit Agrawal
Art & Culture
Man And Machine

The artificial way of being creative

05 September 2018
A Dalit Performance of Dissent
A Dalit Performance of Dissent

Step up

22 August 2018
Sanal Kumar Sasidharan
Sanal Kumar Sasidharan: ‘Unless you are ready to talk, you are part of the problem’

The audacity of his art is matched by the controversy he courts. It’s the title of his new film that comes in the way of its commercial release. The award-winning filmmaker Sanal Kumar Sasidharan is in no mood to compromise

30 May 2018
A scene from the play Karuppu
Koumarane Valavane: Playing with the Past

Koumarane Valavane draws his dramatic inspiration from Dravidian cultural history

25 April 2018


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