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Kolkata’s Experimenter gallery: Ways of Seeing

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Kolkata’s Experimenter gallery: Ways of Seeing

- Written by Vandana Kalra | New Delhi | Published:June 26, 2017 12:00 am Attending Adip Dutta’s exhibition at Kolkata’s Experimenter gallery can be compared to a visit to an archaeological site where the relics belong to a built environment and everyday objects have been lent a new lease of life by the artist. In his effort to re-examine “objects and sites of construction and tools of labour, attempting to find alternate value and meaning from them”, Dutta presents a rather chaotic environment where a plethora of material is transformed into works of art — from safety nets to iron rods and metal wires

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Here's how Baroda artists got a new address in Mumbai

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Here's how Baroda artists got a new address in Mumbai

- Rukshaan Art gallery is neither a traditional exhibition space nor an art store. It solely promotes artists with a connection to Baroda, finds out Ornella D’Souza Mumbai’s art district, Kala Ghoda, has a new tenant. About a month ago, Rukshaan Art gallery moved into the colonial-style Dresswalla House, opposite the Naval Dockyard’s massive mural glorifying India’s maritime history. Rukshaan Art will only host works of contemporary artists who are based in or have studied at or work in Baroda, Gujarat

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Commemorating 50 years of National Service through art

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Commemorating 50 years of National Service through art

- While he served as a combat medic during his national service (NS) days, artist Kevin Tan, 54, had always been inspired by the grit of the elite Guards unit, who undergo some of the toughest training in the army . In May, he channelled his admiration into an acrylic painting he called "Vertical Valour", showing the Guardsmen rappelling from helicopters, contrasted against a blue-coloured night

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Ron Howard replaces Han Solo directors Lord and Miller

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Ron Howard replaces Han Solo directors Lord and Miller

- Oscar-winning film-maker Ron Howard has been brought in to complete the Star Wars Han Solo spin-off after directing duo Phil Lord and Chris Miller were fired, Lucasfilm said on Thursday. Lord and Miller, the pair behind The Lego Movie, 21 Jump Street and its sequel, were dropped after clashing with studio chief Kathleen Kennedy and writer Lawrence Kasdan, according to reports

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Kim Kardashian Shares Intimate Photos From Kayne West’s Low Profile Birthday Celebration In Japan

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Kim Kardashian Shares Intimate Photos From Kayne West’s Low Profile Birthday Celebration In Japan

- In a surprisingly low profile revelry, Kim Kardashian and Kayne West celebrated Kayne’s birthday in Japan, where the couple enjoyed a romantic getaway unnoticed by fans and the paparazzi. Fans came to know about the romantic holiday when Kim spoke about it almost two weeks later. While it was Kayne’s birthday, Kim, it seems, forgot the birthday boy and only included her selfies in the Instagram post

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Jacqueline Fernandez brings her health drinks to Dubai

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Jacqueline Fernandez brings her health drinks to Dubai

- A little bit of health and fitness endorsed by Bollywood actress Jacqueline Fernandez is now within reach for UAE residents. The actress, who is also an investor in Indian cold pressed juice brand Raw Pressery, has taken the first steps towards going global by stepping into the Dubai market. The Dishoom actress joined the brand in April, reportedly investing Rs35 million (Dh1

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Ishaan Khatter rolls in mud for new film

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Ishaan Khatter rolls in mud for new film

- Debutant Ishaan Khatter dipped his face in mud for a sequence for Iranian filmmaker Majid Majidi’s India-set film Beyond The Clouds. “For a crucial scene in the film, Khatter was supposed to dip his face and roll around in muck several times. Shot at the sewri jetty area in Mumbai, Ishaan’s shot needed him not just to step into the muck but also to literally dip his face in it till its unrecognisable

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‘Neerja’ producers accused of criminal conspiracy

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‘Neerja’ producers accused of criminal conspiracy

- Accusing the producers of Bollywood hit and Indian National Award-winning movie Neerja of “criminal conspiracy” and going back on their word of sharing 10 per cent of the net profit, Neerja Bhanot’s family has moved the court in Chandigarh. “The entire episode has trappings of a criminal conspiracy between respondent [Bling Unplugged] and Fox Star Studios India Pvt Ltd, who right from the inception of the agreement [between the family and the producers], in a planned manner had dishonestly induced the petitioners and family members of late Rama Bhanot with the intention of wrongful gains to themselves,” the petition moved by the family before the Punjab and Haryana High Court states

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Saartha Keerthana: Music for the millennials

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Saartha Keerthana: Music for the millennials

- As the meaning and the context surrounding classical music changes from generation to generation, it’s equally important for it to stay relevant, without compromising on sampradaya. ‘Saartha Keerthana’ (where Saartha means group), an initiative put forward by M V Kamala Ramani, singer, composer and founder of Keerthana Institute of Music, Srinagar Colony is an effort in that direction. The format is an attempt to present a Carnatic composition with groups of amateur singers performing on an ensemble of instruments like flute, veena and tabla

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Slice of life

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Slice of life

- When Mumbai-based Sagar Shiriskar arrived at Khoj Studios almost a month ago, he had a faint idea of what he was going to create during his residency here. But whether that idea would fructify into something concrete, he wasn’t sure about that. After all, the memory of an article that he had read some time back about a calligrapher was lying dormant in some compartment of his head

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8 arts picks: 'Cabaret,' Sherlock Holmes comedy, free outdoor ballet, more

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8 arts picks: 'Cabaret,' Sherlock Holmes comedy, free outdoor ballet, more

- Pakistan’s Theatre Wallay comes to Portland in a cross-cultural collaboration intended to start a dialogue about public spaces in an Islamic country. Artists Repertory Theatre, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad and Ithaca College in New York state are partnering to present what’s being called “a funny, quirky, music-filled glimpse into the lives of artists living in Islamabad.” 7:30 p

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The sharp comic tongue

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The sharp comic tongue

- Bengaluru-based stand-up comedian Sundeep Rao with his characteristic humility says: “My content is not about politics and Bollywood. I am more interested in life and travel. And I am not that active on the online space, which is perhaps why I don’t have a large fan base.” But Sundeep does have a fan base. The talent of comedians cannot be understood only through YouTube shares and clicks

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United by the Zitar

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United by the Zitar

- Niladri Kumar played his first public strums at the age of six and has not looked back ever since. To date, he’s garnered 16 studio albums to his credit, each one resonant of his individual tuneful flavours, which he will be sharing at Hyderabad Arts Festival. Niladri shares, “Indian classical music and jazz performed by an artiste is always different each time since its soul lies in the improvisation

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Movie review: Transformers: The Last Knight

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Movie review: Transformers: The Last Knight

- SINGAPORE: Here are the cold, hard facts whether you’re a fan of the beloved Robots in Disguise or not: Almost every card-carrying film critic everywhere has regarded Transformers: The Last Knight, the fifth instalment to the action blockbuster franchise, with great abhorrence. Nonetheless, fans of Michael Bay from around the world will still flock to the cinemas to see it, and the franchise will see a massive increase to its already unbelievable US$3

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Isa to play non-executive role in SPAD

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Isa to play non-executive role in SPAD

- KUALA LUMPUR: Tan Sri Mohd Isa Abdul Samad’s role as the acting Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) chairman, will see him play a non-executive role in the government agency. Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, Datuk Seri Nancy Shukri in a statement today said this will include chair meeting of the commission’s members as well as ensuring the National Public Land Transport Master Plan direction is adhered to

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Movie Review: Even If Not A Salman Khan Fan, Watch

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Movie Review: Even If Not A Salman Khan Fan, Watch

- Cast: Salman Khan, Sohail Khan, Zhu Zhu, Matin Rey Tangu, Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub, Om Puri Director: Kabir Khan Rating: 3 stars (out of 5) The year is 1962. A war is raging on the border with China. The male protagonist of Tubelight befriends a Chinese boy. Turns out that the latter is every inch an Indian. But the hero is still unconvinced

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BREAKING: A 'Downton Abbey' Movie is Officially Happening

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BREAKING: A 'Downton Abbey' Movie is Officially Happening

- Michael Edelstein, president at NBCUniversal International Studios, said it hopes to assemble 20 cast members from the popular TV series. "There's a movie in the works. It's been in the works for some time," Edelstein said in Singapore at a red-carpet event for "Downton Abbey: The Exhibition," which features costumes, locations and never-before-seen footage from the TV show. The exhibition opened in the city-state last week and ends July 31

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  • Here's how Baroda artists got a new address in Mumbai
    Here's how Baroda artists got a new address in Mumbai

    , dnaindia.com

    Rukshaan Art gallery is neither a traditional exhibition space nor an art store. It solely promotes artists with a connection to Baroda, finds out Ornella D’Souza Mumbai’s art district, Kala Ghoda, has a new tenant. About a month ago, Rukshaan Art gallery moved into the colonial-style Dresswalla House, opposite the Naval Dockyard’s massive mural glorifying India’s maritime history. Rukshaan Art will only host works of contemporary artists who are based in or have studied at or work in Baroda, Gujarat

     

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Music

  • On a roll in her music room
    On a roll in her music room

    , thehindu.com

    Visitors to musician Soumya Sanathanan’s own space on the first floor of her house at Amrita Nagar, Kaimanam can almost hear the roll of drums as they step into the room. It looks like the entire room is filled with musical instruments of different kinds. Chenda, edakka, darbuka, djembe, drums, conga, dhol, ek tar, cajon, duff, xylophone, melodica, guitar, tabla, shakers

     

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Movies

  • Ron Howard replaces Han Solo directors Lord and Miller
    Ron Howard replaces Han Solo directors Lord and Miller

    , tnp.sg

    Oscar-winning film-maker Ron Howard has been brought in to complete the Star Wars Han Solo spin-off after directing duo Phil Lord and Chris Miller were fired, Lucasfilm said on Thursday. Lord and Miller, the pair behind The Lego Movie, 21 Jump Street and its sequel, were dropped after clashing with studio chief Kathleen Kennedy and writer Lawrence Kasdan, according to reports

     

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Artes

  • Here's how Baroda artists got a new address in Mumbai
    Here's how Baroda artists got a new address in Mumbai

    , dnaindia.com

    Rukshaan Art gallery is neither a traditional exhibition space nor an art store. It solely promotes artists with a connection to Baroda, finds out Ornella D’Souza Mumbai’s art district, Kala Ghoda, has a new tenant. About a month ago, Rukshaan Art gallery moved into the colonial-style Dresswalla House, opposite the Naval Dockyard’s massive mural glorifying India’s maritime history. Rukshaan Art will only host works of contemporary artists who are based in or have studied at or work in Baroda, Gujarat

     

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Film

  • Characters from Indian folklore for debutant filmmaker Rathindran
    Characters from Indian folklore for debutant filmmaker Rathindran

    , thehindu.com

    Rathindran R Prasad, who directed the viral music video Kodaikanal Won’t, is currently wrapping up the last schedule of his debut feature, Idhu Vedhalam Sollum Kadhai. A fantasy film co-produced by Abhay Deol, Idhu Vedhalam Sollum Kadhai features several characters from Indian folklore, such as Vikram, Vethal and Nagin. As he talks to us from atop a mountain in Telangana, he says he’s more interested in the metaphors these characters represent, than the fantastical value

     

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  • Makeup artistes don’t get their due
    Makeup artistes don’t get their due

    , thehindu.com

    We always hear character artistes and junior actors complaining that the Telugu film industry is always importing talent and never encourages local Telugu artistes. This is not the case with just actors, the problem is prevalent with technicians as well. The makeup artistes and hair dressers union was established in 1982 with 34 members. After the industry relocated to Hyderabad, there are currently 529 registered members in the Union

     

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Cinema

  • When sadhu met cinema
    When sadhu met cinema

    , thehindu.com

    Director Kabir Mehta and producer Suyash Barve are basking in the success of their film, Sadhu in Bombay.It won the Best Narrative Film award at the Ann Arbor Film Festival this year, and last year, it bagged Best Film at European Media Art Festival (EMAF). The reason Sadhu in Bombay speaks to everyone in a familiar yet unknown way was aptly summed up by the EMAF jury

     

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