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Santoor maestro Pandit Shivkumar Sharma passes away

Updated on May 10, 2022 07:00 PM IST
Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma in New Delhi in 2006. Born in Jammu on January 13, 1938, he is believed to be the first musician to have played Indian classical music on the santoor.(Ajay Aggarwal/HT Photo) 7
Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma in New Delhi in 2006. Born in Jammu on January 13, 1938, he is believed to be the first musician to have played Indian classical music on the santoor.(Ajay Aggarwal/HT Photo)

Pandit Shivkumar Sharma, famous santoor player and music composer passed away on Tuesday morning due to a cardiac arrest. He was 84. Apart from his classical music repertoire, he was also behind the timeless music of films such as Chandni, Darr and Lamhe. 

Photos: A 100 years in, walk through the founding pillars of Delhi University

The old Stephen’s building in Kashmere Gate, also an example of Indo-Saracenic architecture designed by Swinton Jacob, housed St. Stephen's College from 1891 to 1941, The building currently currently houses the office of the Chief Electoral Officer.(Raj K Raj/ Hindustan Times) 10
The old Stephen’s building in Kashmere Gate, also an example of Indo-Saracenic architecture designed by Swinton Jacob, housed St. Stephen's College from 1891 to 1941, The building currently currently houses the office of the Chief Electoral Officer.(Raj K Raj/ Hindustan Times)
Updated on May 01, 2022 09:28 PM IST

Madhya Pradesh man gifts wife Taj-Mahal replica home, see interior pics

It took three long years for craftsmen from Agra and West Bengal to build the house which comprises of four bedroom. a kitchen, a library and a meditation room. (Twitter) 6
It took three long years for craftsmen from Agra and West Bengal to build the house which comprises of four bedroom. a kitchen, a library and a meditation room. (Twitter)
Updated on Nov 23, 2021 03:14 PM IST

PHOTOS: Lisbon man breathes new life into city's historic trams

Paulo Marques' son rides a tram from his fathers collection in Carregado, Portugal, June 22, 2021. (REUTERS) 12
Paulo Marques' son rides a tram from his fathers collection in Carregado, Portugal, June 22, 2021. (REUTERS)
Updated on Jun 27, 2021 03:18 PM IST

SEE: Revolutionary pistols, Marie Antoinette's slipper at revamped Paris museum

A supposed shoe of Marie-Antoinette, torn from the hands of an insurgent during the capture of the Tuileries on August 10, 1792, is displayed at the Carnavalet-History of Paris Museum, located in the Marais district, during a press visit after four years of renovations in Paris, France, May 20, 2021. (REUTERS) 8
A supposed shoe of Marie-Antoinette, torn from the hands of an insurgent during the capture of the Tuileries on August 10, 1792, is displayed at the Carnavalet-History of Paris Museum, located in the Marais district, during a press visit after four years of renovations in Paris, France, May 20, 2021. (REUTERS)
Published on May 21, 2021 07:14 PM IST

Photos: Remembering Satyajit Ray on his birth centenary, in Nemai Ghosh's photos

Satyajit Ray at Howrah Station with a recorder. Ray, (May 2, 1921-April 23, 1992) who was a renowned filmmaker, writer, illustrator, graphic designer and music composer, started his career in advertising and found inspiration for his first film, Pather Panchali, while illustrating the children's version of the novel by Bibhutibhushan Bandopadhyay. ( Image courtesy: DAG) 8
Satyajit Ray at Howrah Station with a recorder. Ray, (May 2, 1921-April 23, 1992) who was a renowned filmmaker, writer, illustrator, graphic designer and music composer, started his career in advertising and found inspiration for his first film, Pather Panchali, while illustrating the children's version of the novel by Bibhutibhushan Bandopadhyay. ( Image courtesy: DAG)
Updated on May 02, 2021 01:47 PM IST

PHOTOS: JFK Library archives will help bring Ernest Hemingway to life

In this 1922 photo provided by the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation from the Ernest Hemingway Collection Ernest Hemingway stands with his first wife Hadley Hemingway in Chamby, Switzerland. (AP) 5
In this 1922 photo provided by the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation from the Ernest Hemingway Collection Ernest Hemingway stands with his first wife Hadley Hemingway in Chamby, Switzerland. (AP)
Published on Apr 05, 2021 09:14 PM IST

PHOTOS: Moroccan mimics Charlie Chaplin to mask hardships

Belhussein Abdelsalam, a Charlie Chaplin impersonator applies makeup as he prepares to start a new day of work, in Rabat, Morocco, Thursday, Dec. 31, 2020. When 58-year-old Moroccan Belhussein Abdelsalam was arrested and lost his job three decades ago, he saw Charlie Chaplin on television and in that moment decided upon a new career: impersonating the British actor and silent movie maker remembered for his Little Tramp character. the television and decided in that moment upon a new career: Impersonating the American Silent Movie star. (AP) 11
Belhussein Abdelsalam, a Charlie Chaplin impersonator applies makeup as he prepares to start a new day of work, in Rabat, Morocco, Thursday, Dec. 31, 2020. When 58-year-old Moroccan Belhussein Abdelsalam was arrested and lost his job three decades ago, he saw Charlie Chaplin on television and in that moment decided upon a new career: impersonating the British actor and silent movie maker remembered for his Little Tramp character. the television and decided in that moment upon a new career: Impersonating the American Silent Movie star. (AP)
Published on Apr 02, 2021 02:54 PM IST

PHOTOS: In Dubai, an art show's return reflects city's new normal

A gallery employee works in front of Angeles Agrela paintings at the 14th edition of Art Dubai at Dubai International Financial Centre, DIFC, which features 50 galleries from 31 countries with a focus on modern and contemporary art, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Tuesday, March 30, 2021. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)(AP) 8
A gallery employee works in front of Angeles Agrela paintings at the 14th edition of Art Dubai at Dubai International Financial Centre, DIFC, which features 50 galleries from 31 countries with a focus on modern and contemporary art, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Tuesday, March 30, 2021. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)(AP)
Updated on Apr 01, 2021 12:54 PM IST

PHOTOS: Hi-tech imaging sheds light on Holy Sepulchre wall crosses

Father Samuel Aghoyan, the Armenian superior at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre holds candles to illuminate crosses etched into the ancient stone wall of the Saint Helena chapel inside the church which is revered in Christian tradition as the site of Jesus' crucifixion and burial, during his interview with Reuters, in Jerusalem's Old City February 24, 2021.(REUTERS) 7
Father Samuel Aghoyan, the Armenian superior at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre holds candles to illuminate crosses etched into the ancient stone wall of the Saint Helena chapel inside the church which is revered in Christian tradition as the site of Jesus' crucifixion and burial, during his interview with Reuters, in Jerusalem's Old City February 24, 2021.(REUTERS)
Updated on Mar 31, 2021 10:46 PM IST

Photos: Masaba Gupta unveils 2021 collection with drive through show

Mumbai: Models ramp walk for designer Masaba Gupta's show in collaboration with boAt during FDCI x Lakme Fashion Week, in Mumbai, Friday, March 19, 2021. (PTI) 6
Mumbai: Models ramp walk for designer Masaba Gupta's show in collaboration with boAt during FDCI x Lakme Fashion Week, in Mumbai, Friday, March 19, 2021. (PTI)
Published on Mar 20, 2021 03:32 PM IST

PHOTOS: Nigerian designers fashion a new aesthetic with traditional fabrics

Fashion designer Tsemaye Binitie holds his custom Aso-Oke fabric during a workshop in Lagos, Nigeria February 8, 2021. (REUTERS) 5
Fashion designer Tsemaye Binitie holds his custom Aso-Oke fabric during a workshop in Lagos, Nigeria February 8, 2021. (REUTERS)
Updated on Mar 19, 2021 07:36 PM IST

PHOTOS: Amid coronavirus pandemic, Greeks fly kites to mark Clean Monday

A couple flies a kite in Drapetsona suburb of Piraeus, near Athens, on Sunday, March 14, 2021. The coronavirus pandemic, which hit Cyprus, and Greece especially hard this winter, threatened to ground the kite-flying, an essential part of the celebration of Clean Monday, the first day of Lent.(AP) 15
A couple flies a kite in Drapetsona suburb of Piraeus, near Athens, on Sunday, March 14, 2021. The coronavirus pandemic, which hit Cyprus, and Greece especially hard this winter, threatened to ground the kite-flying, an essential part of the celebration of Clean Monday, the first day of Lent.(AP)
Updated on Mar 16, 2021 01:43 PM IST

Photos: NFTs setting off revolution in the world of collectibles

This digital collage, titled Everydays: The First 5,000 Days, by American artist Beeple, also known as Mike Winkelmann, a pioneer of the exploding virtual art market, sold for a record $69.3 million, Christie's announced on March 11.(AFP) 8
This digital collage, titled Everydays: The First 5,000 Days, by American artist Beeple, also known as Mike Winkelmann, a pioneer of the exploding virtual art market, sold for a record $69.3 million, Christie's announced on March 11.(AFP)
Updated on Mar 14, 2021 03:01 PM IST

Photos: Greek bicentennial show goes on despite pandemic

Elton Dimrochi holding Elpida Skourou, dancers of the Greek National Opera Ballet, perform during a rehearsal of 18
Elton Dimrochi holding Elpida Skourou, dancers of the Greek National Opera Ballet, perform during a rehearsal of "Despo-Greek Dances" Opera and dance performance in Athens, Friday, Feb. 26, 2021. Dozens of museum exhibitions, theater productions, discussion panels and historical re-enactments were planned in Greece for this year to commemorate the bicentennial of the 1821-1832 Greek War of Independence. But due to the coronavirus pandemic, mezzo-soprano Artemis Bogri and her fellow singers stepped onstage in an empty theater to perform the Greek National Opera’s new production of “Despo,” one of the events marking 200 years since the war that resulted in Greece’s independence from the Ottoman Empire and rebirth as a nation. (AP)
Published on Mar 14, 2021 02:13 PM IST

PHOTOS: Fresh digital art experience that combines museum and sauna in Japan

A staff of teamLab checks a digital artwork titled as Levitation during a demonstration of TikTok teamLab Reconnect, digital artwork combined with sauna, ahead of its opening to the public this month in Tokyo, Japan, March 13, 2021. (REUTERS) 7
A staff of teamLab checks a digital artwork titled as Levitation during a demonstration of TikTok teamLab Reconnect, digital artwork combined with sauna, ahead of its opening to the public this month in Tokyo, Japan, March 13, 2021. (REUTERS)
Published on Mar 13, 2021 04:50 PM IST

PHOTOS: Puerto Rico to reopen historic church after long restoration

The San Jose Church stands in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Tuesday, March 9, 2021. The second oldest Spanish church in the Americas is reopening following a massive reconstruction that took nearly two decades to complete. (AP) 13
The San Jose Church stands in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Tuesday, March 9, 2021. The second oldest Spanish church in the Americas is reopening following a massive reconstruction that took nearly two decades to complete. (AP)
Updated on Mar 13, 2021 12:31 PM IST

Photos: Artist spray paints huge, iconic 'Beyond Walls' frescoes in Cape Town

Ganvie: An aerial view shows a giant landart fresco by French-Swiss artist Saype, painted for the 10th step of his worldwide 'Beyond Walls' project in Ganvie, village on stilts, Benin, on Wednesday March 3, 2021. Five frescoes were created using approximately 700 liters of biodegradable pigments made out of charcoal, chalk, water and milk proteins.(AP) 7
Ganvie: An aerial view shows a giant landart fresco by French-Swiss artist Saype, painted for the 10th step of his worldwide 'Beyond Walls' project in Ganvie, village on stilts, Benin, on Wednesday March 3, 2021. Five frescoes were created using approximately 700 liters of biodegradable pigments made out of charcoal, chalk, water and milk proteins.(AP)
Published on Mar 11, 2021 09:22 PM IST

PHOTOS: Inside New York’s newest cultural landmark

Grand British Portraiture ranging from 1740 to 1790 at the Frick Collection's new museum location on Madison Avenue in New York, U.S., on Tuesday, March 2, 2021. The Frick Madison is designed as a one-way tour through the collection (visitors move counterclockwise), as opposed to a more free-flowing space where people can wander forward and back. As a result, the curatorial staff paid close attention to transitions from room to room, carefully staging every view. (Bloomberg) 18
Grand British Portraiture ranging from 1740 to 1790 at the Frick Collection's new museum location on Madison Avenue in New York, U.S., on Tuesday, March 2, 2021. The Frick Madison is designed as a one-way tour through the collection (visitors move counterclockwise), as opposed to a more free-flowing space where people can wander forward and back. As a result, the curatorial staff paid close attention to transitions from room to room, carefully staging every view. (Bloomberg)
Updated on Mar 05, 2021 03:34 PM IST

PHOTOS: Japanese manga artists are finding success online

Japanese manga artist Kamentotsu, who goes by his pen name and wears a mask in media appearances, draws his four-panel strip comic 'Koguma's Cake Shop' at his workspace in Tokyo, Japan October 8, 2020. Picture taken October 8, 2020. (REUTERS) 6
Japanese manga artist Kamentotsu, who goes by his pen name and wears a mask in media appearances, draws his four-panel strip comic 'Koguma's Cake Shop' at his workspace in Tokyo, Japan October 8, 2020. Picture taken October 8, 2020. (REUTERS)
Published on Mar 01, 2021 01:51 PM IST

Pain to tiled art: Argentines honour soccer star Maradona with mosaics

Gonzalo López Lauch is helping bring soccer star Diego Maradona back to life, one mosaic tile at a time. The visual artist, part of a group called Comando Maradona, unveiled on Thursday a colourful mural of the Argentine player and legend who died on November 25 last year.

Maradona's fans remember the idol with a colorful memorial in Buenos Aires(Reuters )
Maradona's fans remember the idol with a colorful memorial in Buenos Aires(Reuters )
Published on Feb 26, 2021 12:03 PM IST
Reuters | , Buenos Aires

Photos: Magh Mela 2021 kicks off in Prayagraj amid Covid

A Hindu Holy man lies in front of an image of Hindu Goddess of learning Saraswati, at Sangam, the sacred confluence of the rivers Ganga, Yamuna and the mythical Saraswati, during Magh Mela festival, in Prayagraj, India Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021.(AP) 9
A Hindu Holy man lies in front of an image of Hindu Goddess of learning Saraswati, at Sangam, the sacred confluence of the rivers Ganga, Yamuna and the mythical Saraswati, during Magh Mela festival, in Prayagraj, India Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021.(AP)
Updated on Feb 26, 2021 08:55 AM IST

PHOTOS: Anthony Hopkins, Olivia Colman dissect dementia in The Father

This image released by Sony Pictures Classics shows Olivia Colman, left, and Anthony Hopkins in a scene from 5
This image released by Sony Pictures Classics shows Olivia Colman, left, and Anthony Hopkins in a scene from "The Father." “The Father,” which opens in theaters Friday, is Zeller’s directorial debut but he’s a well-known French playwright and author who’s here adapting his own play, one that’s been put on around the world.(AP)
Published on Feb 24, 2021 04:12 PM IST

Opera and theater's Prototype Festival pushed mostly online

One of the world’s top festivals of contemporary opera and theater has shifted format because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The ninth annual Prototype festivals opens Friday night with the world premiere of “Modulation,” a self-guided digital work for distanced times by 13 composers exploring isolation, identity, and fear.(Unsplash)
The ninth annual Prototype festivals opens Friday night with the world premiere of “Modulation,” a self-guided digital work for distanced times by 13 composers exploring isolation, identity, and fear.(Unsplash)
Published on Jan 09, 2021 05:19 PM IST
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