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Sonakshi Sinha gives wings to her art hobby with Ganesha paintings in bold neon(Instagram/houseofcreativityofficial)

Sonakshi Sinha gives wings to her art hobby with Ganesha paintings in bold neon

By Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON JUL 11, 2021 05:59 PM IST
  • After launching art based online platform on parents’ anniversary, Sonakshi Sinha gives fans a glimpse of her ‘Acrylic on Canvas’ as she flaunts contemporary Ganesha paintings 'Ibaan, Vikat, Anav' in expressionist triptych art form and here’s what it costs
On International Dance Day, Sushmita Sen pays respect to her ‘guru’ with lovely video(Instagram/sushmitasen47/pritam_shikhare)
On International Dance Day, Sushmita Sen pays respect to her ‘guru’ with lovely video(Instagram/sushmitasen47/pritam_shikhare)

International Dance Day: Sushmita Sen pays respect to ‘guru’ with lovely video

By Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON APR 29, 2021 06:06 PM IST
  • Learning and appreciating the art form of classical dance on International Dance Day, Sushmita Sen pays respect to her ‘guru teacher’ Pritam Shikhare with an heartwarming note and video | Watch
Papa CJ jumps into the New Year, with 16 lessons learnt the fun way!
Papa CJ jumps into the New Year, with 16 lessons learnt the fun way!

16 gags from 16 years in stand-up

Hindustan Times | By Papa CJ
UPDATED ON DEC 27, 2020 12:03 PM IST
The well-known comic compiles an exclusive edition of funnies down the ages

Skool of Hip Hop: A dream space for dancers

UPDATED ON DEC 16, 2020 04:46 PM IST
Prince Thareja believes that talent is not the main issue here but the clarity and obstacles to pursue it as a profession is the real deal and they as an organisation are solving that.
Online art classes conducted by the school inspired me to continue exploring new types of art forms, writes Srija Das (above) , a Class 8 student of Basava International School, Dwarka
Online art classes conducted by the school inspired me to continue exploring new types of art forms, writes Srija Das (above) , a Class 8 student of Basava International School, Dwarka

Hidden talents: ‘I utilised lockdown period to hone my music and dance skills’

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 23, 2020 04:08 PM IST
My love for artistic beauty enabled me to use this period more productively. Learning how to explore new types of art forms, including Mandala, Mosaic, and shadings and landscapes, kept me busy throughout the period.
A Suitable Boy
A Suitable Boy

Sunday Debate: The fuss about fusion music

Hindustan Times | By Shubha Mudgal and Shilpa Rao
PUBLISHED ON NOV 08, 2020 07:55 AM IST
Celebrated musicians Shubha Mudgal and Shilpa Rao on whether or not it’s cool to blend classical music
CM B S Yediyurappa and director of Jayadeva institute of cardiology Dr C N Manjunath inaugurating the Mysuru Dusshera(HT Photo)
CM B S Yediyurappa and director of Jayadeva institute of cardiology Dr C N Manjunath inaugurating the Mysuru Dusshera(HT Photo)

Dasara festivities begin in Mysuru amid Covid-19 shadow

Mysuru | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar
PUBLISHED ON OCT 17, 2020 12:10 PM IST
The 10 day event that every year showcases Karnataka’s cultural heritage resplendent with folk art forms, and attracts large crowds and tourists, has been scaled down this time due to Covid-19.
Bengaluru-based musician BC Manjunath, 44, began his music lessons with konnakol vocal exercises.(Hari Adivarekar)
Bengaluru-based musician BC Manjunath, 44, began his music lessons with konnakol vocal exercises.(Hari Adivarekar)

Rhythmic art of healing: Konnakol lessons with BC Manjunath

Hindustan Times | By Karishma Kuenzang
UPDATED ON AUG 16, 2020 10:20 AM IST
The Mridangam player explains how the Carnatic percussive technique can calm your mind (and maybe even cure your cold).
Dance isn’t just an art form or an expression, but also the key to your overall well-being. Pulkit Sharma showing a dance wellness move.(Yatan Ahluwalia)
Dance isn’t just an art form or an expression, but also the key to your overall well-being. Pulkit Sharma showing a dance wellness move.(Yatan Ahluwalia)

Dance your way to wellness!

Hindustan Times | By Pulkit Sharma
UPDATED ON MAY 24, 2020 01:12 AM IST
It’s more than an art form; it’s good for your health too
Madhubani painting on face masks.(Instagram)
Madhubani painting on face masks.(Instagram)

Covid-19: Face masks adorned with Madhubani and Manjusha paintings go on sale

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Saumya Sharma
UPDATED ON MAY 20, 2020 10:14 AM IST
Amid COVID-19 outbreak as the demand for face masks increases, folk artists in Patna, Bihar are making reusable face masks adorned with Madhubani and Manjusha paintings.
Danish Husain is stuck in USA with his sister currently, but he is not complaining.
Danish Husain is stuck in USA with his sister currently, but he is not complaining.

I get guilt pangs when I see hardships around: Danish Husain

Hindustan Times | By Sanskrita Bharadwaj
UPDATED ON MAY 02, 2020 09:25 PM IST
The actor-director says that he is fortunate to be with his sister in USA during these trying times.
Poetry speaks for all and touches our hearts. The poignant art of expression is celebrated worldwide on March 21 as World Poetry Day.(Unsplash)
Poetry speaks for all and touches our hearts. The poignant art of expression is celebrated worldwide on March 21 as World Poetry Day.(Unsplash)

World Poetry Day: History, significance and why is it celebrated

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 21, 2020 08:44 AM IST
Poetry speaks for all and touches our hearts. The poignant art of expression is celebrated worldwide on March 21 as World Poetry Day.
Taapsee Pannu with film director Anubhav Sinha poses for photographs.(PTI)
Taapsee Pannu with film director Anubhav Sinha poses for photographs.(PTI)

Anubhav Sinha turns abusive over Thappad box office report, apologises to his followers

Indo Asian News Service, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 09, 2020 02:42 PM IST
Anubhav Sinha was furious over the a box office report on his latest film, Thappad. He shared tweets full of expletives about it.

Chandigarh gets glimpse of world folklore via puppetry

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Poulami Kundu, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON FEB 18, 2020 01:03 AM IST
People from different walks of life from across the globe took part in the festival and showcased their culture through various forms of puppetry, including stop-motion and string
Designer Raghavendra Rathore collaborates with OBEETEE.
Designer Raghavendra Rathore collaborates with OBEETEE.

Designer Raghavendra Rathore collaborates with OBEETEE for third Proud to Be Indian series

New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON FEB 01, 2020 03:06 PM IST
This unique concept showcases high-end boutique pieces, put together by India’s leading fashion designers.
This is how Aragoz and other folk puppets are keeping heritage of Egyptian satire alive.(Nabil Bahgat/UNESCO)
This is how Aragoz and other folk puppets are keeping heritage of Egyptian satire alive.(Nabil Bahgat/UNESCO)

This is how Aragoz and other folk puppets are keeping heritage of Egyptian satire alive

Cairo | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JAN 02, 2020 02:34 PM IST
The squeaky-voiced puppet, with a wooden head, red conical hat, thin painted moustache and a bright red cloth cloak, was recognised by UNESCO in 2018 as part of the planet’s intangible cultural heritage.
So revered is Alicia Alonso in Cuba - where a perfume carries her name and the huge Coppelia ice cream parlour is named after one of her signature roles.(Instagram)
So revered is Alicia Alonso in Cuba - where a perfume carries her name and the huge Coppelia ice cream parlour is named after one of her signature roles.(Instagram)

Alicia Alonso, the ballet legend from Cuba, dies at age 98

Cuba | By Reuters
UPDATED ON OCT 18, 2019 01:29 PM IST
One of the greatest 20th century ballerinas, Alonso used her star power to make a sometimes elitist art form popular on her Caribbean island, forging the world’s largest ballet school with a unique bravura style.
Amitabh Bachchan(HT PHOTO)
Amitabh Bachchan(HT PHOTO)

Malavika’s Mumbaistan: The Big B and Busybee

Hindustan Times | By Malavika Sangghvi, Mumbai
UPDATED ON OCT 11, 2019 12:36 AM IST
Amitabh Bachchan, often referred to as Big B, was born 12 years later in 1942
Anju Kumar’s annual show displays her artworks that comprise a gold leafing floral mural, swarna mural, boat urli, abstract vases with gold motifs, artworks, table stands, floor lamps, tulsi chauras, pillars, chowkis, and diyas, along with a series of Buddhas in meditative and serene moods, and sculptures of Ganesha.
Anju Kumar’s annual show displays her artworks that comprise a gold leafing floral mural, swarna mural, boat urli, abstract vases with gold motifs, artworks, table stands, floor lamps, tulsi chauras, pillars, chowkis, and diyas, along with a series of Buddhas in meditative and serene moods, and sculptures of Ganesha.

Livable art in pottery is the forte of this artist and her annual show

Hindustan Times | By Naina Arora
UPDATED ON OCT 03, 2019 05:48 PM IST
Captivating, majestic and safe for the environment, that’s pottery artist Anju Kumar’s latest collection titled Sacred Symphony.
Women offer prayers at a temporary shrine to Attukal Devi or Goddess Kannaki on the final day of the 10 day-long Attukal Pongala Mahotsavam Festival in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala on February 19, 2019. During this festival women prepare Pongala (rice cooked with jaggery, ghee, coconut) in the open in small pots to please the goddess, who is believed to fulfill the wishes of her devotees and provide prosperity.(NurPhoto via Getty Images)
Women offer prayers at a temporary shrine to Attukal Devi or Goddess Kannaki on the final day of the 10 day-long Attukal Pongala Mahotsavam Festival in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala on February 19, 2019. During this festival women prepare Pongala (rice cooked with jaggery, ghee, coconut) in the open in small pots to please the goddess, who is believed to fulfill the wishes of her devotees and provide prosperity.(NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Review: The Prince by Samhita Arni

Hindustan Times | By Simar Bhasin
PUBLISHED ON SEP 20, 2019 08:04 PM IST
The Prince by Samhita Arni attempts to delve into the rage of Kannagi
Aditi Rao Hydari at the launch of a store of Linen Club, a linen fabric brand from the Aditya Birla Group, in New Delhi.(IANS)
Aditi Rao Hydari at the launch of a store of Linen Club, a linen fabric brand from the Aditya Birla Group, in New Delhi.(IANS)

Aditi Rao Hydari: ‘My directors too are my gurus, whether it’s Mani Ratnam or Sanjay Leela Bhansali’

Indo Asian News Service | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON SEP 15, 2019 07:48 PM IST
Aditi Rao Hydari talks about her Bharatnatyam days, learning the dance form, classical music and more in the course of her career.
According to Varun Grover stand-up comedy has not become too serious
According to Varun Grover stand-up comedy has not become too serious

Comedy as dissent is going to be our last safety valve...Varun Grover writes

Hindustan Times | By Varun Grover
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2019 10:11 PM IST
The stand-up comic, screenwriter and lyricist thinks comedy is a strong medium to bring about social change
To the rhythmic beat of cymbals, drums and a bamboo harmonica, the hand-held puppets wearing brightly coloured batik headdresses and sarongs fight, and one gets flung off the stage.(Unsplash)
To the rhythmic beat of cymbals, drums and a bamboo harmonica, the hand-held puppets wearing brightly coloured batik headdresses and sarongs fight, and one gets flung off the stage.(Unsplash)

Puppet reborn: Indonesian pulls strings to revive near-dead art form

BOGOR, Indonesia | By Reuters
UPDATED ON SEP 10, 2019 03:51 PM IST
To the rhythmic beat of cymbals, drums and a bamboo harmonica, the hand-held puppets wearing brightly coloured batik headdresses and sarongs fight, and one gets flung off the stage.
Indian-American dancer Arunima Saxena believes Kathak connects her to her roots.
Indian-American dancer Arunima Saxena believes Kathak connects her to her roots.

Talking tradition and authenticity in classical art forms

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Naina Arora
UPDATED ON AUG 31, 2019 03:01 PM IST
Issues of evolution, experimentation, and conformity in the realm of Kathak came to fore at a discussion in the Capital.
Artistes from Assam staging a play during the Folk Theatre Festival at Tagore Theatre in Chandigarh on Tuesday.(Ravi Kumar/HT)
Artistes from Assam staging a play during the Folk Theatre Festival at Tagore Theatre in Chandigarh on Tuesday.(Ravi Kumar/HT)

Assamese art form brings alive the Bhagvad

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Poulami Kundu
UPDATED ON AUG 30, 2019 07:28 PM IST
Created by a saint in the early sixteenth century, Ankiya Nat or Bhaona is a traditional art form of Assam.
Nawazuddin Siddiqui is set to reprise his role of a gangster in Sacred Games 2.
Nawazuddin Siddiqui is set to reprise his role of a gangster in Sacred Games 2.

Nawazuddin Siddiqui: Aam janta bhi hero aur heroine ko gora dekhna chahti hai

Hindustan Times | By Shreya Mukherjee, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 01, 2019 12:01 PM IST
Nawazuddin Siddiqui says films and the industry only reflect the biases society entertains. Mentality overhaul needed, to bring about a change.
The budding ‘gully boys and girls’ in the by-lanes of the city will soon get a training ground to step-up their act after school hours.(ILLUSTRATION: Gajanan Nirphale)
The budding ‘gully boys and girls’ in the by-lanes of the city will soon get a training ground to step-up their act after school hours.(ILLUSTRATION: Gajanan Nirphale)

Gully boys, girls in Thane, your time is here

Thane | By Megha Pol
PUBLISHED ON JUL 21, 2019 04:04 AM IST
“Out of 18 lakh citizens, 52% reside in slums. Among them are more than 18,000 children. Many of them are talented in acting, music or dancing, but their parents can’t afford to send them to training classes,” said an official.
Students practising Krabi Krabong, a Thai martial art, at the Thonburee Woratapeepalarak school in Thonburi, on the outskirts of Bangkok.(AFP)
Students practising Krabi Krabong, a Thai martial art, at the Thonburee Woratapeepalarak school in Thonburi, on the outskirts of Bangkok.(AFP)

With swords and stunts, Thai youth embrace ancient martial art

Agence France-Presse | By Agence France-Presse, Thon Buri, Thailand
UPDATED ON JUL 17, 2019 01:42 PM IST
The fighters are part of a growing group of students at a school on Bangkok’s outskirts mastering Krabi Krabong, a martial art used in centuries-old warfare between rival kingdoms.
Dancer Chandana Agarwal has founded the Ji Gang, where women in their 50s can pursue their passion for Kathak.
Dancer Chandana Agarwal has founded the Ji Gang, where women in their 50s can pursue their passion for Kathak.

Gurugram’s #JiGang on a Kathak note

Hindustan Times | By Naina Arora, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 15, 2019 11:23 AM IST
Catch the Ji gang woo the Delhi audience with their kathak moves as part of the annual dance performance titled Arpana in the Capital.
Urmil Thapaliyal(Dheeraj Dhawan/HT Photo)
Urmil Thapaliyal(Dheeraj Dhawan/HT Photo)

‘I have given all, will continue to give all to nautanki’

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By S Farah Rizvi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 14, 2019 02:24 PM IST
The tag that Thapiyal flaunts is ‘Sabse bada nautankibaaz’, he feels it’s more his love for this art form that got him this tag.
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