Jharkhand  /  Published 09.04.20

Pandemic portrait for a lesson

Steel city artist Arjun Das is spending the lockdown days by drawing up his thoughts on the coronavirus pandemic.Das, 34, a resident of Khutadih in Sonari, on Wednesday portrayed on canvas the importa...
By Jayesh Thaker in Jamshedpur

West Bengal  /  Published 08.03.20

Mining hometown experiences for art

The topicality and relevance of Prabhakar Pachpute’s work become apparent when you realise that only a few days ago, social media was in a frenzy over reports that proved to be false of huge gold de...
By Soumitra Das in Calcutta

Jharkhand  /  Published 05.02.20

Play of colours keeps students busy

Around 150 students from 15 English-medium schools in the steel city spent Wednesday filling up blank canvases with the colours of their imagination. The Society for Promotion of Professional Excell...
By Our Correspondent in Jamshedpur

World  /  Published 12.12.19

Oldest cave painting found in Sulawesi

A cave painting found on Indonesia’s island of Sulawesi, depicting human-like figures hunting animals, appears to be the earliest known pictorial record of story-telling, according to a study by a t...
By Reuters and New York Times News Service in Jakarta

World  /  Published 13.04.19

Meghnad hails May’s Jallianwala speech

Labour peer and economist Meghnad Desai, who unveiled a dramatic painting depicting the Jallianwala Bagh massacre, has said that Theresa May’s statement on the atrocity “whilst not a full apology ...
By Amit Roy in London


Jharkhand  /  Published 11.02.20

When Sohrai met Thangka

If Sohrai, the harvest paintings of Jharkhand, is seen on outer walls of houses, Pithora of Gujarat is displayed on inner walls, Bengal’s Alpana is drawn on floors and mythological paintings of Kera...
By Achintya Ganguly in Ranchi

World  /  Published 07.01.20

Britain ‘saves’ Indian painting

An Indian Pahari painting, said to be “a masterpiece unparalleled in North Indian art”, has been acquired by the British Museum at a cost of £440,000 and will, therefore, not be lost to “the na...
By Amit Roy in London

Calcutta  /  Published 18.05.20

CAA activists to aid of migrants in Calcutta

A group of artists who were associated with the movement against the citizenship matrix has begun selling their artworks online to raise funds to help migrant workers.They have started drawing postcar...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Calcutta

India  /  Published 01.11.18

10 paintings by Mamata with CBI

A CBI team probing the Saradha case received on Thursday 10 paintings by chief minister Mamata Banerjee from businessman Shibaji Panja.The agency wants to assess the value of the paintings and verify ...
By Monalisa Chaudhuri in Calcutta

Culture  /  Published 09.11.19

Divine Doppelgängers

There is something odd about the relationship between gods and demons — one cannot do without the other. That’s the picture one gets after hearing art historian B.N. Goswamy’s discourse on Manak...
By Paromita Kar


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