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Of Home, Homeland and more…

Posted on: 21 Apr 2018

A thought-provoking installation at the first Lahore Biennale, Postcards from Home is Manisha Gera Baswani’s tribute to childhood memories of artists and their ancestors from India and Pakistan, two countries who share much more than a common border… As I tucked my five-year-old into bed, I wondered about the lullaby mothers in Pakistan were singing […]


One Soul Many Lives – Laxmana Dalmia

Posted on: 17 Feb 2018

In a dream I saw one day, My idol too had feet of clay— In panic I watched its shaky lapse, I screamed as I saw it collapse— … starts the poem, Feet of Clay, which Laxmana Dalmia penned at 16 years of age, after a wave of disillusionment hit her when she learned about […]


Through Verdant Brushstrokes

Posted on: 03 Feb 2018

A beautifully curated show, Verdant Memory, at Gallery Threshold not just commemorates Tunty Chauhan’s 20-year-old journey into the world of art, it also enlivens special memories of childhood that we spent in the lap of the green nature and wonderful flora and fauna… While growing up in Delhi, artist V Ramesh expectantly waited for the […]


India at Heart

Posted on: 27 Jan 2018

An emissary of heritage handloom weaves and saris, Nidhi Jain’s other love is art, which is reflected in her exhibition space called Gallery Ragini. On a balmy afternoon at her nest dotted with interesting paintings and sculptures, we learn what initiated her into this wondrous world. It’s 12 noon and the world outside is swooshing […]


Delhi’s new Design Dandy

Posted on: 15 Jan 2018

An avid collector and art aficionado Monish Bali’s new hub El Garbo is not the conventional art space. It is where design meets functionality with a luxurious flourish and where art attains a larger than life personality. “I’ve never been to a gallery,” Monish Bali throws a bouncer at me. Thankfully, he adds an afterthought, […]


Hub of Camaraderie

Posted on: 08 Jan 2018

Textile revivalist Darshan Shah’s tastefully done abode is a beautiful mix of stunning Indian art, cheerful laughter and a whole lot of fond memories. This textile doyen likes to let her work do the talking. So, if you ever catch her in some soiree, easing up with a flute and banter, do chip in the […]


Hardly a Glass Palace

Posted on: 25 Dec 2017

The creators of surreal glass light installations and chandeliers, Prateek Jain and Gautam Seth’s nest is far removed from the larger-than-life work they are famous for. Photographs by : Manoj Kesharwani What do artists feed on when inspirations around them run dry? What is the fodder of their creative sustenance? What eggs them to pick […]


JJ Valaya : My Experiments with Photography

Posted on: 22 Dec 2017

While the world celebrates him for his attention to sartorial brilliance, JJ Valaya’s eye for photography is another feather on his creative cap. Celebrating twenty-five years in the Indian fashion and design industry, the master couturier lets Sharmi Adhikary in on his strong relationship with the view finder. Sometimes alter egos can work wonders. Especially, […]


The art of good design

Posted on: 19 Dec 2017

The works of product designers and labels that caught the connoisseur’s fancy this year by blending art, usage and great design. The best thing about art and design is perhaps the freedom the discipline enjoys in matters of interpretation. All over the world there are designers who have been creating products that blur the line […]


For the love of Art

Posted on: 06 Dec 2017

Painter and photographer Manisha Gera Baswani has forged a relationship with the art that decorates her eclectic home in Gurgaon. Constantly seeking beauty in even the most ordinary object, she strings beautiful melody out of the mundane. “While Roohi described the christening of these paintings called The Needle, and reflected on the pain she felt […]