Art beyond borders!

Lahore-born London-based artist Faiza Butt recently opened her exhibition of new paintings and ceramics entitled Brave New World at the Grosvenor Gallery in Mayfair, London. She is immensely talented and her works show ingenuity, with top collectors in the art world known to follow her work closely. Her pieces are created by images from current media and advertising, with an aim to capture and connect … Continue reading Art beyond borders!

Sex and abstracts at Frieze

It’s one of London’s greatest art events. Frieze London focuses on contemporary art while Frieze Masters showcases artworks done before 2000, including works by Roy Lichtenstein, Joan Miro and Tracey Emin. Whether you have come to browse or buy, there are budgets to suit all pockets and both Frieze and Frieze Masters have gone out of their way to make the event as eye-catching as … Continue reading Sex and abstracts at Frieze

Women authors causing a stir!

From a new-age feminist manifesto to a Man Booker longlisted novel, here are some books by women authors that are all the buzz… The Windfall by Diksha Basu This chuckle-worthy look at the idiosyncrasies of Delhi’s moneyed set acutely lays bare the desperation to ‘fit in’ in modern India. The Jhas are a middle-aged couple whose lives are completely changed when they suddenly come into … Continue reading Women authors causing a stir!

Big 6 on the Booker shortlist

The Man Booker Prize is like the Oscars of the book world, with 144 novels  brought down to 13 longlisted novels which is then whittled down to the Big 6 from which the winner takes home a cool 50,000 pounds on October 17. Last year, Paul Beatty won with his sharp satire on race The Sellout – which, ironically, could not have been better timed … Continue reading Big 6 on the Booker shortlist

Can you stomach this book?

It’s been one of the most talked about books this year, hailed as the “Debut of 2017” with even Stephen King blurbing on its cover, “The word ‘masterpiece’ has been cheapened by too many blurbs, but My Absolute Darling absolutely is one.” But the truth is, while Gabriel Tallent’s debut novel is very well-written and gripping, it is not an easy read. It is a … Continue reading Can you stomach this book?

Selfie – the new art form?

Being exhibited at the Saatchi Gallery in London, this art show was all about ME ME ME. From Selfie to Self-Expression highlighted self-portraits painstakingly created over time by masters such as Picasso, Rembrandt, Frida Kahlo and Van Gogh right down to the instant selfie on our smartphone. How we have evolved! The smartphone is being highlighted as the new form of artistic self-expression by us … Continue reading Selfie – the new art form?

Tranced out with Paul Oakenfold

It’s the highlight of the London clubbing calendar, embracing trance, techno, deep house and dance music with headlining acts such as Fatboy Slim, Sasha, Carl Cox and Paul Van Dyk to name a few. South West Four rocked as the two-day music fest on Clapham Common, one of London’s best party destinations just south of the river. Accompanied by the scorching weather, this year the … Continue reading Tranced out with Paul Oakenfold