Somak Ghoshal

Somak Ghoshal is an editor and writer based in Bengaluru

Bhupen Khakhar
Art & Culture
You Can’t Please All

A recent storm raised in a teacup points to contemporary India’s uneasy relationship with a culture of reviewing

29 June 2016
Works by McCurry displayed at a news kiosk in Paris
Steve McCurry: Altered Reality for Art’s Sake

The photographer Steve McCurry is on trial for digital manipulation. He is in good company

19 May 2016
Avinash Chandra (COURTESY: DAG MODERN)
Avinash Chandra: The Disappearing Artist

Avinash Chandra’s work is riveting, often for its shocking amorality

20 April 2016
E. Alkazi in the titular role of Tartuffe in Moliere’s Tartuffe, Theatre Unit, Bombay, 1960
Ebrahim Alkazi: The Idealist

Ebrahim Alkazi’s lifelong project was to burst the seemingly exclusive bubble in which the appreciation of art and theatre appeared to take place

06 April 2016
Art & Culture
The Mark of A Modernist

Although Nasreen Mohamedi lost most of her motor functions, she did manage to retain control over her right hand. Her last work remains ethereal, meticulous but also filled with palpable gravitas

16 March 2016
Art & Culture
Master of the Moment

Satish Gujral’s work casts a spell on viewers with its transformative power. While he infuses humanity and warmth into the images of his subjects, his self-portraits are more brutal, depicting a range of emotions by deft modulation of tones and textures

17 February 2016
India Art Fair 2016: Less Is More

Indian artists may not have set hearts aflutter but those from Pakistan and Nepal added spice to the local flavours

03 February 2016
Undoing the Ordinary

The carefully postured bodies in the paintings of Francisco Goya, or the ones reduced to an abstraction in the sculptures of Alberto Giacometti, transform into bizarre entities in a fascinating exhibition that examines notions of health and healing in India

27 January 2016
Art & Culture
Dayanita Singh: At Home in Her Meta-Museum

The art of turning images into a mobile sensibility

17 December 2015
Between the Poetic And the Visual

Arpita Singh’s work, irrespective of its theme and ambition, is touched by a deeply personal, almost mystical, truth. Broken phrases and stray words are strewn all over her images, to set up the context to which these may be anchored

25 November 2015


Brahma Chellaney

Brahma Chellaney is a geostrategist and the author of two award-winning books on water: Water, Peace, and War and Water: Asia’s New Battleground

MJ Akbar

MJ Akbar is the author of, among several titles, Tinderbox: The Past and Future of Pakistan. His latest book is Gandhi: A Life in Three Campaigns

Ram Madhav

Ram Madhav is a member of the National Executive of RSS and a founding member of the governing council of India Foundation. He is the author of, among other titles, Partitioned Freedom and The Hindutva Paradigm

Makarand R Paranjape

Makarand R Paranjape is an author and columnist. Views are personal.

TCA Raghavan

TCA Raghavan is a former Indian High Commissioner to Pakistan and Singapore. His first book, Attendant Lords: Abdur Rahim and Bairam Khan: Courtiers and Poets in Mughal India, was awarded the Mohammad Habib Prize by the Indian History Congress. He is also the author of The People Next Door: The Curious History of India’s Relations with Pakistan and History Men: Jadunath Sarkar, G S Sardesai, Raghubir Sinh and Their Quest for India’s Past. His latest book is Circles of Freedom: Love, Friendship and Loyalty in the Indian National Struggle


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