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BWW Exclusive: Broadway Ladies Unite to Spread Hope for Women's History Month!

Women's History Month might be coming to a close, but some ladies of Broadway are still celebrating. Moulin Rouge The Musical'sMorgan Marcell has united some of her most talented friends with India Arie's 'There's Hope.' [Author: BroadwayWorld TV]
Tags: India, Theatre, Broadway, BroadwayWorld TV, MarCell, Broadway Ladies Unite


A Theory Of Multiple Disasters At Once?

If an earthquake now hits India or Iran, like in 2001 and 2003, respectively, killing over 20,000 people in each country—or if we witness a repeat of 2005’s Hurricane Katrina in the US or 2011’s tsunami in Japan—will the world respond? Would the world wish to respond? Currently, health systems and social services are stretched to their breaking points. – Nautilus
Tags: Art, Japan, India, US, Iran, Ideas, 03.25.20


India’s Film Industry, World’s Largest, Freezes All Production

“After an emergency meeting over the weekend, the India Motion Picture Producers’ Association said Monday that it would request the suspension of all film, TV, advertising and web series shoots in the country from March 19 to 31. The body also advised all Indian film crews currently at work on projects overseas to return to the country within the next three days.” – The Hollywood Reporter
Tags: Art, Media, India, 03.16.20, India Motion Picture Producers Association


The Irish Photographer Who Won A Pulitzer Prize, Was Banned By India, And Quit

Cathal McNaughton was returning to Delhi after winning a Pulitzer Prize for his photography of desperate Rohingya refugees fleeing Myanmar. “Without explanation, the Indian authorities escorted him back to the plane he’d flown in on and marched him down the aisle to his seat. Before he was fully aware of it, he found himself flying back to Toronto. His job, his apartment, his friends, his possessions: all were left behind in Delhi. McNaughton’s life, as he had known it up until then, had disint...
Tags: Art, India, Toronto, People, Myanmar, Delhi, 03.07.20, Cathal McNaughton, Delhi McNaughton


Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Women shaping the design world, India's wine industry, the recipe for black concrete and more Farewell to the Plastic Bags of NYC While the single-use plastic bag ban in New York (instated 1 March) is undeniably necessary, the bags’ kitsch designs have become synonymous with the city. Graphic designer Sho Shibuya collected more than 200 different types of bags over several years and photographed some …
Tags: Travel, Art, New York, Science, Design, News, NYC, India, Environment, Cars, Tech, Sustainability, Materials, Architecture, Bags, Antarctica


“Be the change!: The Woman Walking in Gandhi’s Footsteps

“BE THE CHANGE”: THE WOMAN WALKING IN GANDHI’S FOOTSTEPS “Be the change that you wish to see in the world” – Mahatma Gandhi A live artist from Merseyside is about to embark upon a ground breaking five month project that will see her travel to India to walk in Mahatma Gandhi’s footsteps. Clare Brumby, from […] The post “Be the change!: The Woman Walking in Gandhi’s Footsteps appeared first on Art in Liverpool.
Tags: Art, News, India, Merseyside, Gandhi, Mahatma Gandhi, Clare Brumby


Pavement Libraries Libraries Are Popping Up At Protest Sites All Over India

“These libraries are offering an alternative form of resistance, opening up platforms traditionally reserved for committed activists to waves of first-time protesters — from high school students to homemakers — who have joined hands against moves by the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to introduce a religious test for naturalized citizenship.” – OZY
Tags: Art, India, Narendra Modi, Words, 02.26.20


Pavement Libraries Are Popping Up At Protest Sites All Over India

“These libraries are offering an alternative form of resistance, opening up platforms traditionally reserved for committed activists to waves of first-time protesters — from high school students to homemakers — who have joined hands against moves by the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to introduce a religious test for naturalized citizenship.” – OZY
Tags: Art, India, Narendra Modi, Words, 02.26.20


Celia Rose Gooding, Sophia Anne Caruso, Andrew Burnap & More Named Finalists for Clive Barnes Awards

The Clive Barnes Foundation, today announced finalists for the 10thAnnual Clive Barnes Awards, recognizing excellence in Theater and Dance. According to the New York Times,the list includesCelia Rose Gooding Jagged Little Pill,Sophia Anne Caruso Beetlejuice, Andrew Burnap The Inheritance, and Christopher Livingston The Great Society in the theatre category, and India Bradley, Roman Mejia, Kellie Drobnick, and Aran Bell in the dance category. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: India, Theatre, New York Times, BWW News Desk, Christopher Livingston, Clive Barnes, Aran Bell, Clive Barnes Foundation, Sophia Anne Caruso Beetlejuice Andrew Burnap, Bradley Roman Mejia Kellie Drobnick


Radha Mistry's Job at Autodesk is to Explore and Provoke Possible Futures

For this year's Core77 Design Awards, we're conducting in-depth interviews with some of our 2020 jury captains to get in a glimpse into their creative minds and to hear more about what they'll be looking for in this year's awards submissions. You could say the general purpose of an organization's collective body is to ask the question, "what's next?" In other words, any one person's job at a company is to help contribute to moving it forward and make it a success. But not everyone can say they...
Tags: Japan, UK, Design, London, France, Germany, India, US, Italy, Ethiopia, New Orleans, Sci Fi, Silicon Valley, Autodesk, North America, Designer Profiles


Recycled shipping container cafe utilizes passive cooling in India

Southeast of New Delhi, in Greater Noida City, Rahul Jain Design Lab (RJDL) has transformed recycled shipping containers into a dynamic new cafe and gathering space for ITS Dental College. Named Cafe Infinity after its infinity loop shape, the building was created as an example of architecture that can be both economical and eco-friendly. The architects’ focus on sustainability has also informed the shape and positioning of the cafe for natural cooling. Cafe Infinity serves as a recreational sp...
Tags: Design, India, Brazil, New Delhi, Rahul Jain, ITS Dental College, Cafe Infinity, Greater Noida City Rahul Jain Design Lab RJDL, ITS Dental College Named Cafe Infinity


The Real-World Politics Affecting India’s Oscars

A mystery voting system, a government that has passed laws harming people in the city where the awards are held, and a ton of wins for only one film – that’s just the beginning of the issues for India’s Filmfare Awards. – The Juggernaut
Tags: Art, Media, India, 02.21.20


Bollywood’s First Openly Gay Main Character

A first for India’s film industry, the forthcoming major release Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan (Be Extra Careful About Marriage) will feature an openly gay man as its primary protagonist. The romantic comedy depicts the character working through his family’s disdain for his sexuality—a powerful move for Bollywood, as its home nation only made being gay permissible by law in 2018. India’s LGBTQ+ community still faces discrimination and direct …
Tags: Design, Movies, Films, India, Culture, Cinema, Gay Rights, Lgbtq, Bollywood, Linkaboutit, Romantic Comedies, Queer Culture


Indian Cinema Is Finally Starting To Get Comfortable With Same-Sex Romance

Until just a few years ago, the very few times queer characters were shown at all in Bollywood movies were as figures of mockery. Now, very occasionally, a film with a sympathetic portrayal of same-sex couples or trans characters does come out of the big Mumbai studios. And more progress can be seen in India’s “regional” (non-Hindi-language) cinema. – BBC
Tags: Art, Media, India, Mumbai, Bollywood, 02.18.20


Light Roast Instant Coffee

Waka Coffee contradicts the expectations of instant coffee by employing a freeze-drying process that preserves the natural flavors in each bean. This particular coffee comes from 100% Arabica beans, sourced from India and hit with a light roast that imparts notes of dark chocolate and smooth hazelnut. Made in seconds, by mixing hot water with the crystalized beans, this coffee proves nearly indistinguishable from machine-made …
Tags: Coffee, Design, India, Instant Coffee, Arabica, Coffee Beans, Indian Coffee, Waka Coffee, Light Roast Instant Coffee


Meet the urban planner responsible for San Francisco's car-free Market Street

Downtown San Francisco is putting pedestrians first by turning the 2-mile Market Street, a major hub for the city, into a completely car-free space. Inhabitat spoke with an urban planner of the esteemed Perkins and Will for more details about the groundbreaking, pedestrian-friendly project. While the complete redesign is expected to extend into the rest of the year, January 29 marked the official ban of cars on the thoroughfare. The structural transformation will include a restriction of public ...
Tags: Europe, Design, India, Sacramento, San Francisco, Colombia, Amsterdam, Giants, Will, Shimla, Inhabitat, Perkins, Mission Street, Market Street, Sacramento Valley, MISSION ROCK


Chair Designs that prove why they are the king of modern furniture!

A good chair design is extremely crucial. Whether it’s one for our work desk, dining table, or simply to lounge about in our living room, there should be no compromise when it comes to selecting a chair for any space. Comfort, functionality, and aesthetics should all be taken into consideration, not to mention an ergonomic form! Hence, we’ve curated a collection of innovative chair designs to help you spruce up your seating habits!Designed to be a part of Louis Vuitton’s Objets Nomade collection...
Tags: Home, Design, Living, London, India, Office, Furniture, Product Design, Seating, Louis Vuitton, Josh Kline, Chair Designs, YD Design Storm, Design Storm, Marc Ange, Botera


Calamus unveils worlds safest e-bike at CES 2020

India-based startup Calamus recently unveiled the Calamus One Ultrabike, an electric bicycle that they claim is “the world’s safest and most advanced” of its kind. Integrated with elements typically only seen on motor vehicles, the innovative e-bicycle combines safety features and high-end tech into a sleek and beautifully designed package. The Ultrabike was exhibited at the CES 2020 show and is available on Indiegogo for pre-order. Crafted to evoke continuity, the Ultrabike uses 6000 series ai...
Tags: Design, India, Ces, Sensors, Bicycles, Gallery, Bicycle, LEDs, Aluminum, Bike, Electric Bike, Biometric, Carousel Showcase, Green Transportation, Bicycle Safety, e-Bike


Drinking Mugs Designed to Protect Moustaches Were Once a Thing

We all know Vikings had beards and moustaches, and if we look at the tankards they drank from (often made of horn, see below) we can see no provision to protect their facial hair from getting soggy. Unsurprising, as the Vikings were known more for their nautical brilliance than their hygiene.The British, however, are not the Vikings. When the British colonized India in the 19th Century, they were clean-shaven, whereas Indians typically sported moustaches, according to Atlas Obscura. And "account...
Tags: Europe, Design, India, America, Vikings, Object Culture, Adams, Harvey Adams, Ben Husmann


Sherpa Light for indoor farming wins CES 2020 Innovation Award

Developed with the tagline “Grow whatever your heart desires, wherever you are,” Sherpa Light is a tunable artificial light source with the potential to replicate the exact sunlight conditions needed to grow any plant from around the world. Using tunable, full-spectrum LEDs, the device was created to emit different lighting intensities depending on the plant’s cellular structure to optimize growth. Korea-based design studio Sherpa Space developed the Sherpa Light and recently showcased their pro...
Tags: Design, India, Canada, Korea, Sherpa Light, Sherpa Space, Sherpa Space Images


Link About It: This Week’s Picks

The planet's oldest asteroid crater, Pigalle basketball court's revamp, moon cars, musical archives and more Earth’s Oldest Asteroid Impact is Two Billion Years Old The oldest asteroid collision on the planet, the Yarrabubba impact crater in Western Australia, is a whopping 2.229 billion years old. After analyzing minerals at the crater site, researchers have found the asteroid hit at the end of an era called …
Tags: Auto, Space, Music, Science, Design, Australia, Films, India, Radiohead, Cruise, Paris, Lexus, Moon, Documentaries, Skateboarding, Archaeology


Energy-efficient Indian home features beautiful greenery

Mumbai based architecture and design firm, unTAG has just unveiled a stunning home built for a retired teacher looking to spend retirement in his home village of Dakivali, India. Working within the man’s limited budget, the architects employed several low-cost, passive strategies such as building the home in the middle of a lush bamboo field to use the vegetation as natural insulation. Spanning two levels, the 1,400 square feet home was constructed using low-cost, locally-sourced materials, wit...
Tags: Design, India, Mumbai, Dakivali India


Short Film “Kamali” is About More Than Skateboarding

Directed by Sasha Rainbow, the 24-minute film Kamali documents societal changes in India through the story of a seven-year-old girl who lives in Mahabalipuram. The tender, thoughtful and aesthetically beautiful film (originally intended to be feature-length) shows how Kamali, a wildly talented skater, helps to redefine “gender roles amidst the backdrop of a rapidly changing India.” The narrative also follows Kamali’s mother Suganthi in the …
Tags: Gender, Politics, Design, Films, India, Culture, Filmmaking, Documentaries, Skateboarding, Skating, Linkaboutit, Skaters, Short Films, Mahabalipuram, Sasha Rainbow, Kamali


Areez Katki: Bildungsroman at the Otago Museum

Otago Museum is thrilled to host Areez Katki’s acclaimed textile-based art exhibition, Bildungsroman, at the H D Skinner Annex opening on Saturday 11 January. The embroidered works explore Katki’s two, often conflicting, identities. Katki is a Parsi, an ethnoreligious group originally from Iran who fled to India during the first Muslim invasion between the 8th and 10th century. The Parsis are an opaque and insular population, traditionally only marrying within their community and keeping cent...
Tags: Art, Life, India, Iran, West, New Zealand, Mumbai, Auckland, Australasia, Persia, Dunedin, Auckland New Zealand, Parsi, Otago Museum, Malcolm Smith Gallery, Art Collector


Rustom Siodia: A Forgotten Master

Art in India has largely been a niche world, with few artists being known beyond the rather small circle of connoisseurs. But even within this small world, some brilliant artists and their work have been forgotten or lost with the passage of time. One of them is Rustom Siodia. Article by Anshika Jain | Live History India Siodia, who is little-known, was a brilliant Indian artist, who lived at the dawn of the 20th century. This was a a time when the art scene in the country was rapidly evolvin...
Tags: Art, London, Life, India, United States, Dallas, Columbia University, Royal Opera House, Mumbai, New Delhi, Bombay, Suez Canal, Persia, Harun, South Mumbai, Rashtrapati Bhavan


Bollywood’s Female Stars Speak Out In Support Of Protesters As Male Stars Keep Mum

“Unlike Hollywood, where actors and filmmakers have [frequently] spoken out against governments, A-listers in Bollywood — the world’s second-best paying film industry — have largely remained apolitical public personas. … Now, as protests spread across India over a controversial new citizenship law and attacks on students, Bollywood women are breaking with that pattern even as the biggest male actors … stay quiet.” – OZY
Tags: Art, Hollywood, Media, India, 01.14.20


Indian Photographer Nitish Madan Captures Breathtaking Moments From The Lives Of Tigers

Nitish Madan – an Indian wildlife photographer – has a soft spot for tigers. “I have a strange connection with them,” he told one media outlet. “When I see one, I just can’t take my eyes off it. They ooze power and magnetism and are breathtaking to see in the wild. They inspire a sense of fearlessness and majesty. They are so focused and unstoppable.” Naturally, his love for the majestic animal... Source
Tags: Design, Animals, India, Wildlife, Tigers, Nitish Madan, Lives Of Tigers


An Architect Says The Building Industry Pollutes The World, And Must Change

Stephanie Carlisle: “While architects are not fully responsible for steel manufacturing or concrete production per se, there is a direct line from the material specifications that architects write to the steel mills of China, the coal mines of Appalachia, the brick kilns of India, or clear-cut forests in the Pacific Northwest or the Amazon.” She says the design industry has to change, and quickly. – Fast Company
Tags: Art, China, India, Pacific Northwest, Visual, APPALACHIA, 01.03.20, Stephanie Carlisle


YD Talks: (A little more than) Ten Podcasts for Designers to listen to in 2020

I wasn’t really ever a fan of podcasts up until last year. You see, working from home comes with its perks, but also with its fair share of loneliness. I like being the king of my castle and working in my pajamas, but for most of the time I spend working, I stay alone. I’ve been listening to YouTube videos in the background for a while now, but I only installed my first podcast app in 2018. Over the last two years (primarily 2019), podcasts have been my way of surrounding myself with informative...
Tags: Asia, Podcast, Elon Musk, New York, Design, Youtube, India, Time, Nasa, Bbc, Neil Degrasse Tyson, Melvyn Bragg, Leo, Editorial, Harvard Business Review, Bernie Sanders


Now In The Public Domain: These Works Came Out Of Copyright This Week

“These works include George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, silent films by Buster Keaton and Harold Lloyd, and books such as Thomas Mann’s The Magic Mountain, E. M. Forster’s A Passage to India, and A. A. Milne’s When We Were Very Young. These works were supposed to go into the public domain in 2000, after being copyrighted for 75 years. But before this could happen, Congress hit a 20-year pause button and extended their copyright term to 95 years.” – Public Domain Day
Tags: Art, Congress, India, Issues, Audience, Buster Keaton, George Gershwin, Milne, Forster, Thomas Mann, Harold Lloyd, 01.01.20



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