India’s first sculpture park

It’s a place where art, man and nature intertwine. Sculpture parks have been famous in cities like New York, France, Norway and Japan – an attraction for art lovers and tourists alike. Now, the Government of Rajasthan in collaboration with Saat Saath Arts will be launching India’s first sculpture park at the Madhavendra Palace, Nahargarh Fort in Jaipur on December 10. The idea is to … Continue reading India’s first sculpture park

An artistic journey

TARQ, a relatively new Mumbai contemporary art gallery, recently exhibited for the first time in London as part of Camden Kala (an annual arts programme). The idea of the exhibition This Burning Land Belongs To You was to show works that both a UK and Indian audience could relate to and hence, the initiative to promote three young artists: Soghra Khurasani, Rithika Merchant and Ronny … Continue reading An artistic journey

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