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It’s that time again: time for the new issue!
Adwaita Gadanayak, Director General, NGMA, wants to reawaken people’s sense of wonder and enhance the enjoyment of art
CURRENT ISSUE
It’s that time again: time for the new issue!
Adwaita Gadanayak, Director General, NGMA, wants to reawaken people’s sense of wonder and enhance the enjoyment of art

Back To Glory

It took almost six years to restore the crumbling Haveli Dharampura from sheer rubble to its past grandeur and now an absolutely wonderful boutique hotel

Turning Paper to Life

Gopalsamy Subramanian beautifully captures the calmness of Buddha, the strength and dedication of Hanuman and more

Thanks for Small Mercies

Tilak Gitai, acclaimed miniature and Phad painter, thanks the Government’s transparent selection process for his Padma Shri

The Light of Vision

Benode Behari Mukherjee found his own individual path and that made him different from most of his contemporaries

Fruit of labour

Pushed to the edge, Tantubai women from Bengal’s weaver community take to making bael malas to support their families

 

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Bride Wore a Paper Gown

Asya and Dmitry Kozin from Russia have taken art to incredible levels, creating spectacular wedding dresses from the humble paper.

 

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EDITOR’S PICK

Renowned tempera artist Lalu Prasad Shaw at the age of 80 is set for his first solo show of bronze sculptures depicting the Bengali community

Louvre Pyramid architect I. M. Pei celebrates his 100th birthday. His career was shaped by the major global events of the 20th century, which he interpreted and expressed through architecture.

The World Monuments Fund (WMF) launched its first Instagram campaign today, 26 April, to draw attention to the plight of the world’s Modern buildings.

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We are losing contact with our heritage because we think it’s so much smarter to rely on mass-produced artifacts and the dangerous prop of technology. Adwaita Gadanayak, the new Director General of NGMA, however, is determined to enhance the enjoyment of art and reawaken people’s sense of wonder in our country’s centuries old cultural traditions.

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