Kolkata-based artist's works reflect grim life

Sallow faces, sorrow-filled eyes, grim smiles and protruding ribs are the hallmarks of Kolkata-based artist Rabin Mondal's body of work, which will be displayed in a retrospective in the capital Monday.

Telugu film industry workers to go on strike

As many as 14,000 workers from 24 crafts of Telugu filmdom will go on strike here Thursday over low wages and employment regulations. The strike is expected to severely affect many star-studded films that are on floors.

Artist seeks engagement with nature through photographs
Artist seeks engagement with nature through photographs

On the face of it, Delhi-based artist Atul Bhalla's work screams of his constant engagement with the rivers and nature, but at a deeper level each of these photographs share a personal journey and cryptic messages that the audience would be able to decode at an exhibition in the capital.

Satyajit Ray inspired me: photographer Nemai Ghosh

Known as legendary Indian filmmaker Satyajit Ray's photographer, veteran lensman Nemai Ghosh acknowledged the icon's inspiration was the reason his images were so "lively".

Aditya Roy Kapur turns artist for 'Fitoor'?
Aditya Roy Kapur turns artist for 'Fitoor'?

Bollywood's new age actor Aditya Roy Kapur, might be seen as a drunkard in most of his films (courtesy 'Aashique 2'), but he shall stun his audience with 'Fitoor'. Abhishek Kapoor's upcoming venture is reportedly based on Charles Dickens' 'Great Expectations'.

We should redefine what entertainment is: Shabana Azmi
We should redefine what entertainment is: Shabana Azmi

Veteran Indian actress Shabana Azmi, who believes that art should be used as an instrument for social change, says that it is required to redefine the meaning of entertainment.

Jennifer Hudson dishes out secrets to her weight loss
Jennifer Hudson dishes out secrets to her weight loss

Jennifer Hudson has revealed her weight loss secrets, saying that she takes an out-of-sight-out-of-mind approach.

James Cameron wins 'Avatar' lawsuit by an artist
James Cameron wins 'Avatar' lawsuit by an artist

James Cameron has won the copyright infringement lawsuit filed by artist Roger Dean, who claimed the director ripped off his paintings for 2009 blockbuster movie 'Avatar'.

Gen-next artists of India on the rise

Art experts are optimistic about the rise of India's young contemporary artists, finds Farah Siddiqui.

Approached to sketch parliament calendar: artist Jogen Chowdhury

Artist and Trinamool MP Jogen Chowdhury, the first artist-in-residence at Rashtrapati Bhavan, Friday said he has been approached by Rajya Sabha's secretary general to contribute sketches for a calendar themed on parliament.

Korean pop music catches on in India

If South Korean pop star Psy hit the right chord with 'Gangnam Style', now N-Sonic, a band from the country which is here for a music fest, is wowing Indian music lovers.

Indian artist draws inspiration from Scottish culture

He can`t communicate fluently in English but this didn`t come in the way of his creativity and learning during a residency programme in Scotland. What this Chennai-based artist brought back the was the essence of Scottish culture and many memories - now translated into an exhibition in the national capital.

Chris Martin no longer a vegetarian

Coldplay frontman Chris Martin has quit his vegetarian diet in the wake of his split from his vegan wife Gwyneth Paltrow.

Mumbai artist inducted on international panel

A city-based artist has been appointed as "ethics adviser and ambassador" by the World Citizen Artists (WCA) to raise awareness about global issues through art.

Chris Martin believes in power of vulnerability

Chris Martin believes in power of vulnerability

Artist creates portrait of Jackie Chan with chopsticks

Actor Jackie Chan, who recently celebrated his 60th birthday, got an unusual gift from Chinese artist Red Hong Yi.

Chetnaa Verma wins Emerging Artist of the Year Award

In an exclusive grand-finale held at Gallery Nature Morte, The Oberoi, Gurgaon, Glenfiddich and Bestcollegeart.com announced Chetnaa Verma as the winner of the third edition of “Emerging Artist of the Year, 2014 Award”.

Was never keen to enter films: A.P. Sreethar

Popular artist A.P. Sreethar, who is making his cinematic debut with upcoming Tamil comedy-thriller `Andhra Mess`, says he was never keen on acting in films, but was so swayed by the story of the film, he eventually gave in.

Rihanna gets 21st tattoo

Pop star Rihanna has got a new tatto, a cross, on her right wrist.

Wish I was braver: Sheryl Crow

Singer Sheryl Crow believes that she played things too safely at the beginning of her career.