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Conversation on ‘Acrobat: Poems by Nabaneeta Dev Sen’

Translated by Nandana Dev Sen Asia Society India Centre hosted an online conversation on the book Acrobat: Poems by Nabaneeta Dev Sen (published by Juggernaut Books) on February 02, 2022; the organization’s…

The Museum in Perspective (Part II)

Capitalism and the Museum One of the most fascinating aspects of the history of the museum is its relationship with capitalism, which, like the museum itself, had its origin in Enlightenment. The…

Aftermath of a Pandemic: Arts, Artists and Survival

The pandemic has shown us how broken our systems are, and how much injustice still plays havoc with people’s lives. It is as if by wearing our masks our blindfolds have fallen…

Zdzisław Beksiński’s Real Dystopia

An unreal reality. Or perhaps too real. Zdzislaw Beksinski was born on 29th February 1929 in Sanok in Poland and died on 21st February 2005. The scale and draughtsmanship of paintings came…

The Museum in Perspective (Part I)

“Museums never exist just on their own, but stand in reciprocal relationship to surrounding society and culture.”[1] Museums are integral to modern society. In fact, their ubiquity may generate the impression that…

About Delay and the Name: Some Thoughts on Abstraction in Poetry

Night. . . silently  in the moonlight, a worm  digs into a chestnut.  Traditional Indian linguistics envisages three powers in words – abhidha, lakshana and vyanjana. Abhidha is the first or the…