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Bhutan issues stamps in honour of Sandip’s initiative

Not only is Sandip Soparrkar known for his impeccable dancing and choreography, he has also earned accolades for his Dance for a Cause initiative, which has been raising awareness about social causes and issues for ten years now. Now, in honour of the initiative, the government of Bhutan has issued official postal stamps featuring Sandip […]
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Fusion to get more views should be avoided: Pracheeti Dange

Puneite Pracheeti Dange’s earliest memories of dance and music include watching the national programmes on the arts that Doordarshan would telecast. These shows featured stalwarts of Indian classical arts, and even though she was too young to understand the nuances, she was always engrossed and in awe of the art. “I would say that dance, […]

Artist Anjolie Ela Menon conferred the Kalidas Award for visual arts

Noted artist Anjolie Ela Menon, 78 on Saturday received here the National Kalidas Samman for visual arts from the Madhya Pradesh government. The award was conferred in recognition of her insightful and sensitive portrayal of the identity and spirit of women through her meaningful paintings in a variety of media. With her first solo exhibition […]
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How the King of Pop Michael Jackson influenced contemporary art

From an Andy Warhol print to the final commissioned portrait of Michael Jackson, artworks depicting the King of Pop went on display in London in a new exhibition looking at his influence on artists. Michael Jackson: On the Wall features an array of portraits and Jackson-inspired works including a quilt, collages, videos and installations. Equestrian […]
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South African photographer who chronicled apartheid dies at 87

David Goldblatt, a South African photographer who for decades chronicled the harsh fallout of white minority rule in his country, died on Monday at the age of 87. Goldblatt, whose images were shown in media and museums around the world, was a “legend, a teacher, a national icon and a man of absolute integrity”, the […]