Art & Culture

The Imperial ‘I’

The Imperial ‘I’

By Sharif S Elmusa 3

Is Richard Serra’s colossal sculpture in the desert anti-environmental McArt, asks Sharif S Elmusa

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A MultiCulti Wonderland

A MultiCulti Wonderland

By Shougat Dasgupta 0

By eschewing hybridity for religion, children of subcontinental immigrants to Britain choose clarity and certainty. Shougat Dasgupta prefers Hanif Kureishi’s celebration of confusion

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Gods are Human Too

Gods are Human Too

By Rupika Chawla 0

Classical art, with its formality, made the past remote. Folk art gave it back some life, writes Rupika Chawla

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The Hour of Poetry

The Hour of Poetry

By Sampurna Chattarji 0

They say it’s enjoying a revival. Why poetry never really goes away

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His Master’s Voice

His Master’s Voice

By Anando Mukerjee 0

Anando Mukerjee on his teacher, the great Swedish tenor Nicolai Gedda who died in January. Renowned for the beauty of his tone, Gedda connected Mukerjee to opera history

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Utopia Lost

Utopia Lost

by Madhu Jain 0

The once-bohemian Cholamandal Artists’ Village is now a staid 50 years old

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The Poet-Scholar

The Poet-Scholar

By Trisha Gupta 0

A conversation with Guillermo Rodriguez, the author of When Mirrors are Windows: A View of A.K. Ramanujan’s Poetics (OUP, 2016) and the founding director of Casa de la India, a pioneering cultural centre in Spain

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THE HIMALAYA

THE HIMALAYA

Guest edited by Stephen Alter 0

Stephen Alter, editor for The Himalaya issue, brings into focus what really goes on between mountains and climbers, and between inhabitants and travellers

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High Culture

High Culture

By Anupam Sah 3

Mountain heritage is as fragile as its environment. Conservationist Anupam Sah recounts his Kumaon childhood, describes the similarity of traditions across the Himalaya and prescribes an approach to preserving this precious heritage, both built and intangible

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Rock of Ages

Rock of Ages

By Viraf Mehta 0

Petroglyphs—carvings and etchings on stone—provide a fascinating account of the history of early man. The Himalaya holds many still-undiscovered treasures, says Viraf Mehta

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