On the hunt for the stolen treasures of India

Indian historians and archeologists across the globe are trying to recover Indian heritage stolen during colonial times. By Riya Sharma The Indian government’s formal request to Oxford’s Ashmolean Museum to return the 15th-century bronze idol of Saint Tirumankai Alvar has kindled fiery debates on cultural property among archaeologists and historians across the globe The 15th-century sculpture was […]

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The plight of a comedian in a humour-less society

Very few stand-up comedians choose to be political, while others fear backlash from viewers for speaking against the government. By Nikita Arora A Facebook post of Kunal Kamra, a popular stand-up comedian, reads, “One day your landlady will ask you to vacate her house and look for another place because of your political opinion. And […]

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What’s in town for Women’s Day 2020

By Labani Mahanandy IWD-women Achievers Award 2020 When: March 8 Where: Ravindra Kala Nominations What to Expect: An award ceremony for the invited guests. This event is to honour the women souls of Bangalore that have contributed to the society. Five to six Facebook groups like ‘Naari Shakti’, ‘Kannada Ammadiru’ came together to organise this […]

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Bilal Bagh’s ‘Aman Ki Chadar’: Modern Quilt Artists Survive and Thrive

Do you still use quilts as blankets? Several women artists have woven their way to fame and have transformed old-style quilts into something new, creative, and thought-provoking. By Shalu Chowrasia, Bengaluru: About 40-50 women at Bilal Bagh are weaving a quilt to send it to Shaheen Bagh. The women call it ‘Aman Ki Chadar’ and […]

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City swings to the film festival’s tunes

Bengalureans have been waiting eagerly for the Bangalore International Film Festival (BIFFES). This year, it is also going green with almost zero plastic usage and an interesting theme of music to bind the festival together. Playback singer Sonu Nigam will perform at the inauguration following the theme. By Sanchari Ghatak February 25, 2020 The 12th […]

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