Art & Culture

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 0

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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The Shadow of the Mountain

The Shadow of the Mountain

By Waswo X Waswo 0

The Self, the Other and the many shades in between. Waswo X Waswo reflects on the work of putative Orientalists and his own art practice in Rajasthan

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From Selfie to Shelfie

From Selfie to Shelfie

by Madhu Jain 0

The inception, rather raison d’etre, of The Indian Quarterly wasn’t exactly a happy one. It came into being because of the traumatic events of 26/11 in 2008, when the city of Mumbai was under siege for a few days. Verve…

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The Mindful Body

The Mindful Body

By Leela Samson 1

An art form that uses the body as its instrument but is ruled by the mind—and the heart. Leela Samson on the challenges faced by the Indian classical dancer

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Book Chat

Book Chat

By Shougat Dasgupta 0

With all the festivals to go to, how does anyone find time to read

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Breaking Walls

Breaking Walls

By Anita Roy 0

Struggling to cast off the shadow of his famous brother FN Souza, Lancelot Ribeiro found his warm, inclusive artistic voice in cold, indifferent London. It’s a voice, writes Anita Roy, that remains relevant

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The Rapture

The Rapture

By Juliet Reynolds 0

She saw it before, during and after its restoration. But what really changed Juliet Reynolds’ engagement with the Sistine Chapel’s ceiling was her immersion in rasa. Image credit: Getty Images I must have been a little dizzy—certainly overwhelmed to a great degree—as…

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In Exile

In Exile

By Amrit Gangar 3

Amrit Gangar uncovers the fascinating stories of Germans working in Bombay cinema before and after the Second World War

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