HindustanTimes Fri,29 Aug 2014

Return to roots: Photographer Ram Shergill debuts in India

For fashion photographers, to work with the likes of icons such as  Alexander McQueen, Philip Treacy and Isabella Blow is no less than a dream. The UK-based photographer of Indian origin, Ram Shergill, lived this dream early in his life, while studying there.

'Around Europe in eight dollars, but nothing like Kashmir'

Bhopal artist Sachida Nagdev has visited 60 countries across the world but believes his visit to Kashmir is the most memorable, possibly because it unravelled his two passions, travel and art.

Mumbai offers several options to enjoy Janmashtmi

With Krishna Janmashtami around the corner (August 17), multiple cultural activities are being held in Mumbai, to pay homage to the deity, throughout the month. Here are a few options for music and art aficionados to choose from.

Theatre should not be used as a stepping stone for Bollywood: Mahesh Bhatt

Veteran filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt has an opinion on mostly everything in life, and is never scared to air them either. In the capital recently to attend the premiere of the stage adaptation of his 1989 film Daddy, Bhatt bares his heart on Bollywood, theatre, artists, and much more.

Delhi art frat get together for Gaza

Delhi’s art community gets together to make a strong statement for the Gaza cause.

Judging a book by its art: Mumbai gets a dose of book art

From the traditional forms of paintings, sketches and photographs to futuristic mixed media installations, digital art and more, Mumbai galleries are blooming with myriad artworks. Expanding the horizon further is Tarq’s (Colaba) upcoming show, Reading Room, which celebrates book art.

Surreal or stupid? Public artwork divides opinion in Sydney

A giant Japanese-designed public artwork that will straddle Sydney’s main street was recently unveiled, dividing opinion, with supporters saying it will boost the city’s reputation, and critics calling it “stupid”.

Photography exhibition showcases amateur talents

A photograph is worth a thousand words. For a week, 135 amateur photographers exhibited their photographs at the exhibition held by Delhi Photography Club at Indian Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road. PICS INSIDE

Marathi theatre festival celebrates experiments

Unlike other festivals, Pratibimb’s objective is not to showcase premiering plays. What sets this five-year-old fest apart is that it serves as an interactive platform, where discussions with the cast and crew are held after each show. Here’s a selection of what not to miss:

Between landscape and art: Best installations from IGF

The International Garden Festival at Reford Gardens in Grand-Metis, Quebec, Canada is underway, showcasing 22 contemporary installations by designers and architects that cross the boundries between landscape and art. Here are some of our favorites.

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