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I walked into a gallery and saw my own face on a wall

The human face is one of the most dramatic subjects of art. Here, the author stumbles into his own face and writes his brief journey into the mysterious world of portraitures, and weird people with this obsession in these times of mobile cameras and selfie culture


Sunday Read: Art In The Times Of Adversity

The Pothi Team revisits the pandemic and tells you how art and artists have negotiated such events in the past and why the ‘new normal’ has been about finding newer solutions in experiencing and making art First of all, let’s start with an apology. Sorry, but the pandemic has to be brought up one more...


Art, the pandemic’s survival toolkit – Part 3

Adverse situations and troubled times informs the art of that period, and that art eventually becomes the mirror and even conscience of the time, influencing how we think about the event later. By the Pothi Team. Yesterday we told you how two Pune-based artists coped during the pandemic. What is certain is that there are...


Art, the pandemic’s survival toolkit

Ironically, the lockdown made people understand the value of the arts even more. The oft-cited opinion that art did not have practical value did not seem like a valid viewpoint anymore. It isn’t just the tangible that makes life bearable turned into a mantra during the lockdown.


The great Indian art festival, right here… every day!

Santanu Borah tells you why Abir Pothi is needed, pandemic or no pandemic If the pandemic has taught us one thing, it is that we cannot sit on our couches and believe that life will be the same always because your wifi and mutual funds are working. Just when everything seems perfect, you will get...