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‘Naatu Naatu’: How RRR rocked the World Stage, and What’s Next for Indian Cinema

Wednesday, January 11th, 2023, on a cold winter morning, the Indian people woke up to a historical moment for Indian Music and Cinema as Jenna Ortega, famous for playing Wednesday Addams on…

To De-Exist In Chirality – How Art Resides in Poetry through the works of Dom Moraes and Zarina Hashmi

“My world was in the oval park outside our flat in Bombay, a park eyelashed with palm trees, above which, like a school of enormous airborne white whales, barrage balloons floated” (My…

In Search for an Alternative Frame: The Recent Display of Queer Art

Queer expression in visual art practice in India appears as a continuing site of contestation and has been received with much prejudices, violence and structural discrimination as evident from the past occurrences…

Yayati, or a Painting in Praise of Sensuousness

Born in 1935 in the small town of Attingal in southern Kerala, Ramachandran’s early life was spent in the midst of rural beauty; and soaking in the sensuous exuberance of nature was…

Videogames as Art: Interactivity, Resistance and the Need for Curated Awareness

The first time I literally ‘walked into’ a favourite Renaissance painting of mine is going to forever remain a life-changing experience. The painting in question is Hieronymus Bosch’s scarily awe-inspiring triptych, The…

Bagh-e Hind: A Curatorial Stroll through Mughal and Rajput Garden Paintings

Bagh-e Hind is an exhibition of Mughal and Rajput paintings from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, curated by Bharti Lalwani in collaboration with Nicolas Roth. Along with the breathtaking paintings, elements of…