Category : Blog

Driving Miss Crazy

The streets of Bangalore, fragmented and splintered, make way for an unlikely friendship.

Riya Kumar

How the Plague Outbreak Led to a New Township in Bengaluru

The origin story of Fraser Town, an area that came to be as a result of the Mysore administration’s response to the devastating plague epidemic in the early 20th century.

Basav Biradar

A Court of Dolls

No Dasara celebration is complete without the Navratri Golu. Handcrafted in various sizes and shapes, the dolls come together each year to narrate riveting tales.

Shailaja Tripathi
The Alchemist: Jamini Roy

The Alchemist: Jamini Roy

An average Bengali household in any part of the world is likely to have three things in common – a portrait of the Vaishnava saint Ramakrishna, one of his disciple Vivekananda and a painting by Jamini Roy. Learn more about one of India’s foremost modernists!

Shubhasree Purkayastha
Serpentine Tales

Serpentine Tales

Animals have always been powerful symbols – in religious traditions, nationalist narratives, as storytelling devices, popular emojis and a myriad of other instances.

Shilpa Vijayakrishnan
Creatures of Culture: The Animal World in Art

Creatures of Culture: The Animal World in Art

Our interest in the animal world is as old as time. Even before we learnt how to farm or build houses, we were drawing animals in our cave walls, spinning magical stories around them and venerating them in our shrines. Learn more about the representation of the animal world in Indian art.

Shubhasree Purkayastha
Dreamscapes: Arpita Singh

Dreamscapes: Arpita Singh

Born in pre-Independent India, in pre-partition West Bengal, Arpita Singh ranks among India’s most prominent contemporary artists. For an artist not given to complex explanations of her own art, Singh’s paintings are quite complex – both in themes and in colour palettes.

Shubhasree Purkayastha
On A Roll!

On A Roll!

Who does not like stories? From the earliest humans drawing mysterious motifs on cave walls to an online video gone viral – we are really just finding ever-innovative ways to create and share stories all the time.

Shubhasree Purkayastha