In a world that is constantly shrinking, we find both joy and experience frustrations in building cross-cultural friendships. One such famed cross-cultural relationship was a platonic friendship; an emotional and spiritual love that grew
In 1986, the then Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi invited four eminent artists to participate in the proceedings of the parliament as members of Rajya Sabha (Upper House of the Parliament). The “gang of four”
Nund Reshi or Sheikh Noor ud-Din Wali, also popularly known as Sheikh ul-Alam, was a Kashmiri mystic. He is oft regarded as the patron saint of Kashmiris.
It is said that Nund Reshi spent over
When you think of depictions of life, vitality and fluidity of motion, bronze casting is hardly the artistic technique that comes to mind. This cold, hard metal, however, became Meera Mukherjee’s chosen medium as
Miya poetry is a genre of resistance poetry – one where Bengali Muslims in Assam reclaim the racial slur ‘miya’ that has long been used to other them as outsiders or foreigners. The slur
Nissim Ezekiel (1924 – 2004), an Indian born poet of Jewish descent, has often been referred to as the “father of post-independence Indian verse in English”. Two of his most well-known poems, ‘The Night
As one of the first political leaders and activists of her time, Sarala Devi Chaudhurani (1872-1945) was a woman as fierce as they come. She was involved in the freedom struggle and led the
Francis Newton Souza (1924 – 2002), often referred to as F. N. Souza or just Souza, is one of the most well-known Indian artists in the West. Interestingly, he first caught the attention of
Many of us are familiar with the lyrical ode to intoxication, the famous Hindi poem ‘Madhushala’ (The Winehouse) by Harivansh Rai Bachchan (1907-2003). Of course, the imagery of madira (wine), saaki (server) and pyala
Few of us can find meaning in line and shade, in structure and form. Nasreen Mohamedi, however, distilled her entire life’s meaning and creativity into wonderfully abstract line-based drawings.
Nasreen Mohamedi (1937—1990), recognized today as