Art & Culture

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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Thread Talks

Thread Talks

By Saba Imtiaz 0

A new crop of Pakistani fashion and accessory designers are mining their own heritage for inspiration, says Saba Imtiaz. The result is a new cultural confidence in Pakistani design

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Paying Court

Paying Court

By Meera Menezes 0

Meera Menezes studies how contemporary artists in India and Pakistan are reinterpreting miniature painting, and in so doing, enriching it

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Memories of Rain

Memories of Rain

Mrinal Pande 0

Mrinal Pande remembers a time when the sound of the rain tempted people to the movies, to a place where they recognised themselves

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Neighbourhood Watch

Neighbourhood Watch

Shougat Dasgupta 1

The scale of urban migration means that the very nature of our cities is changing, says Shougat Dasgupta. Instead of being scared, we should be embracing the shift

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