art and culture
Fabrics of life

While searching for textile traditions round the world, American designer John Robshaw discovered India’s rich block printing heritage which he has now incorporated in his highly-appreciated homewares and décor items. Jason Chiang reports
Workshop focuses on preservation of traditional mask-making art of north Bengal
Kolkata, Nov 30 (IBNS): To encourage the traditional mask makers of north Bengal and to pave the way for research and documentation of this art form, an eight-day workshop was recently organised under the aegis of West Bengal State Akademi of Dance Drama Music and Visual Arts, Rabindra Bharati University, and the Lalit Kala Akademi, Regional Centre, Kolkata.
Get floored, literally, by the beauty and craftsmanship of the traditional alpana art of Bengal, which is getting a new life during public festivities like puja, and even during the recent U-17 FIFA World Cup, writes Uttara Gangopadhyay
One of the world’s best collections of South Asian art can be found in the San Diego Museum of Art, California with emphasis on Indian paintings spanning many genres, reports Candice Yacono
Kolkata, Sep 18 (IBNS): It is the season of devotion with Durga Puja round the corner but artist Shishir Gupta, through his paintings, has aimed to visually portray how Ma Durga will perceive the world today.
Aarushi Thakur is a new age theatre director from Jammu who brings a fresh whiff of air to the troubled land. Her repertoire includes adaptations from Shakespeare, and presented in English too, as well as plays
on her own scripts, writes Sonali Jha Chatterjee