Cinema Paradiso

It’s that time again — the part of the year when every cinephile waits expectantly for the line-up of films that have been expertly curated by leading filmmakers and professionals. The 20th Jio MAMI Mumbai film festival being held from October 25-November 1 offers up over 200 movies from world cinema, shorts, Bollywood newbies, regional classics and more. There’s even going to be a special … Continue reading Cinema Paradiso

Abu Dhabi’s cultural gem: The Louvre

Abu Dhabi has long been the less glitzy, next door neighbour of Dubai, but now with the stunning new Louvre which opened in November last year it is bringing in visitors by the droves. This billion dollar museum, a collaboration between the French and UAE government, has taken ten years to complete. The aim being to put Abu Dhabi firmly on the cultural map. Architect … Continue reading Abu Dhabi’s cultural gem: The Louvre

Where a MasterChef judge plays jazz

This striking art deco and opulent venue in the heart of London is a perfect way to spend a Sunday evening or any evening for that matter, located just moments away from Piccadilly Circus. Crazy Coqs is an intimate venue where you can get seats right by the stage like being in your own large living room, which makes the whole experience all the more … Continue reading Where a MasterChef judge plays jazz

The Progressive Revolution: Modern Art for a New India

The “first major museum exhibition” focusing on works by Bombay’s Progressive Artists’ Group is being showcased at the Asia Society Museum in New York in the Fall of 2018. This major exhibition is being co-curated by South Asian art historian Zehra Jumabhoy – based on her doctoral research on Indian art and national identity – and Boon Hui Tan, Director of Asia Society Museum. Some … Continue reading The Progressive Revolution: Modern Art for a New India

Trumped out: The book that’s causing a storm

The new year has just begun and already a controversy is raging in the literary world. Michael Wolff’s tell-all Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House exposes some crazy details about the US President from the author’s one year spent at the White House interviewing the President and his staff. While many journalists have questioned the veracity of the details published (based on excerpts … Continue reading Trumped out: The book that’s causing a storm

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