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Swaminathan wanted to create a museum of western Man: Ashok Vajpeyi

Among the many hats Ashok Vajpeyi wears besides being a poet, a columnist, critic and a cultural connoisseur, is running the foundation eminent artist Syed Haidar Raza left behind. Vajpeyi is credited as the moving force behind setting up of Bharat Bhavan in Bhopal, Mahatma Gandhi Hindi University in Wardha, Maharashtra and has also been …

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#Throwback2022: Only 1% of the population is dictating what artists are doing, that’s a tragedy: Christopher Charles Benninger, master architect (Part 3)

  NT: I remember this amazing essay by Octavio Paz long back, Poet in the Marketplace, so it\’s like Painter in the Marketplace. So Christopher, what do you think about the kind of market art has become in this country; not just in this country, I think we have just caught up with what was …

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#Throwback2022: Culture comes with behaviour that persists over time: Christopher Charles Benninger, master architect, in conversation with Abir Pothi – Part 2

Nidheesh: I was thinking when you were saying about your journey from the US to these places and looking with a very keen eye on art from different times. Ram, I was thinking of the journeys of people who came from small places; I came from a small town myself and I think you too …

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How Indore based architect Manish Kumat’s architecture is close to nature

Manish Kumat is an architect at par excellence, who has more than 1000 projects under his belt. Indian Institute of Interior Design was his brain child. He was the founder Chairman of the institute. Besides being the Chairman, he also held several important positions in IID. Abir Pothi had an hour long conversion with Manish …

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I see art like mithai, it is pure joy: Canna Patel

Architect and interior designer Canna Patel talks about how the lockdown changed her attitude to design and that the basics haven’t changed Much like the tumultuous advent of Covid-19 changed trajectories across the world 2020, life did alter for well-known architect-interior designer Canna Patel, too — allowing her to take an extra moment from her remarkably busy …

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Digital art is an amateur love affair: Christopher Charles Benninger, master architect (Part 4)

Nidheesh Tyagi: Christopher is also a writer of a book called Letter to a Young Architect. But, I was just wondering if both of you can tell us what will your letter be for a young artist who is right now in a place like Khairagarh or Orissa, or outside Kolkata in Bengal. What would …

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Only 1% of the population is dictating what artists are doing, that’s a tragedy: Christopher Charles Benninger, master architect (Part 3)

  NT: I remember this amazing essay by Octavio Paz long back, Poet in the Marketplace, so it\’s like Painter in the Marketplace. So Christopher, what do you think about the kind of market art has become in this country; not just in this country, I think we have just caught up with what was …

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Culture comes with behaviour that persists over time: Christopher Charles Benninger, master architect, in conversation with Abir Pothi – Part 2

Nidheesh: I was thinking when you were saying about your journey from the US to these places and looking with a very keen eye on art from different times. Ram, I was thinking of the journeys of people who came from small places; I came from a small town myself and I think you too …

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Be inclusive, be original, and always keep learning: Ina Puri shares her pearls of wisdom

Even a single Samvaad with noted writer, art curator, documentarian and collector Ina Puri is a study in fascinating anecdotes from the modern history and world of Indian art. It is a glimpse into the trajectories of the Who\’s Who of the art world, whether it be stunning legends or more recent, exciting contemporary discoveries. …

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