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What’s With All The Enormous Statues Going Up In India?

The “Statue of Unity,” which is actually of independence leader Vallabhbhai Patel and is currently the world’s tallest statue, was completed last fall, and more are on the way: a statue of the 17th-century warrior-king Shivaji in Mumbai, and enormous images of the Hindu god Rama and the 19th-century holy man Swami Vivekananda in Ayodhya. Why? A desire to stand out on the world stage, sure, but even more because of the Hindu nationalism of Narendra Modi’s government. – Apollo
Tags: Art, India, Narendra Modi, Mumbai, Visual, Rama, Swami Vivekananda, AYODHYA, Statue of Unity, Vallabhbhai Patel, 03.11.19


Baby turtles officially return to the beaches of Mumbai after largest beach clean up in history

Olive Ridley baby turtles have officially returned to the beaches of Mumbai, and it is all because one of the world’s largest beach clean-up efforts. Last summer, conservationists watched as over 80 baby turtles made their way across Mumbai’s Versova Beach, which was previously home to a massive garbage heap. “I had tears in my eyes when I saw them walking towards the ocean,” Afroz Shah, an activist in Mumbai, shared. Related: Plastic pollution is causing reproductive problems for ocean wildlif...
Tags: Design, News, Animals, Ocean, Plastic, United Nations, Landfill, Waste, Mumbai, Trash, Garbage, Shah, Ridley, Sea Turtles, Baby Turtles, Afroz Shah


Anish Kapoor: 'If I was a young Muslim, would I feel angry enough to join Isis? I would at least think about it'

Britain has gone through the looking glass and the artist’s new show follows it into the abyss. He talks about the upsurge in racism, fighting for Shamima Begum – and his clash with France’s presidentAt 7.30 on the morning after Britain voted to leave the European Union, Anish Kapoor left his London flat for an appointment with his analyst. On the street, he heard two men talking. “Bet he doesn’t even speak English,” said one. “I turned around and they were talking about me. I was so furious.”Si...
Tags: Art, Isis, London, France, Religion, Race, European Union, Society, UK News, World news, Culture, Britain, Art and design, Heritage, Museums, Sculpture


Anish Kapoor: 'If I was an angry young Muslim, I would think about joining Isis'

Britain has gone through the looking glass and the artist’s new show follows it into the abyss. He talks about the upsurge in racism, fighting for Shamima Begum – and his clash with France’s presidentAt 7.30 on the morning after Britain voted to leave the European Union, Anish Kapoor left his London flat for an appointment with his analyst. On the street, he heard two men talking. “Bet he doesn’t even speak English,” said one. “I turned around and they were talking about me. I was so furious.”Si...
Tags: Art, London, France, Religion, Race, European Union, Society, UK News, World news, Culture, Britain, Art and design, Heritage, Museums, Sculpture, Islam


One Of India’s Biggest Art Museums Is Inside Mumbai Airport

“Scattered throughout the four levels of Terminal 2 of Mumbai’s international airport are more than 5,500 pieces of Indian art and handicrafts, including tribal totem poles and a 3-D map of Mumbai built from recycled chips and circuit boards. Together they make up the Jaya He, GVK New Museum.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, India, Mumbai, Visual, Mumbai Airport, 03.12.19


The Symphony Orchestra Of India (And Why There’s Only One)

Western classical music, and orchestral music in particular, has caught on in a huge way in East Asia, but it has only ever had the most tenuous of holds in the Indian subcontinent (which has a long and still-vibrant classical tradition of its own). Writer Simon Broughton looks at the history of attempts to establish orchestral music in India — culminating in the Symphony Orchestra of India, founded in Mumbai in 2006 and about to make a tour of the UK. — Gramophone
Tags: Art, Music, UK, India, Mumbai, East Asia, SIMON BROUGHTON, 02.07.19, Symphony Orchestra of India


Astad Deboo’s Astonishing Back-bends

The dancer is revolutionary in many ways, one being his ability to make his body do what he wants it to At 71, Astad Deboo has one hell of a back bend. In his new performance Liminal, and the forthcoming Interconnect, the dancer’s spinal column does a lot of work. “I am working much more with my back now, the aches and pains are there, everybody has them after a certain age. I work harder to keep myself fit now,” Deboo told me recently when we met, before performance of Liminal at Tamasha, an...
Tags: Art, Life, India, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Kathakali, Deboo, Yukio Tsuji, Mats Ek, Chintan Upadhyay, Mark Morris, Astad Deboo, Manipuri, Alessandra Ferri, Joan Acocella, Timothy A Clary


India Just Finished The World’s Tallest Statue. Now It’s Building Two That Are Even Taller

With a 597-foot bronze of independence leader Sardar Patel completed in Gujarat, work is underway on a 696-foot sculpture of the 17th-century Maratha conqueror Shivaji just off the beach in Mumbai. And plans have just been announced for a 725-foot statue of the Hindu god Rama in the city of Ayodhya, considered to be Rama’s earthly birthplace, in Uttar Pradesh state. And yes, Hindu nationalism is tied up with all three projects.
Tags: Art, Mumbai, Hindu, Gujarat, Visual, Rama, Uttar Pradesh, AYODHYA, Sardar Patel, 11.27.18


An Expat’s Contemporary Pad in Mumbai is Decorated With What You Would Expect The Least.

Welcome to a home of neutrals and pleasant surprises at every turn. A healthy marriage of warm neutrals and controlled splashes of quirkiness and color. An expat calls this sprawling apartment in Mumbai his home. Designed by SwitchOver Studio, it is contemporary and minimalism at its best. There is nothing that stands out at first [...] Connect with "dress your home" on Facebook. The post An Expat’s Contemporary Pad in Mumbai is Decorated With What You Would Expect The Least. appeared first on...
Tags: Facebook, Books, Interiors, Mumbai, Contemporary, Interior Design, Expat, House tours


It’s Amazing How Much Fits In This 800 Sq. Ft Apartment

Dubbed “the vibrant blue home” by the architects, it’s truly amazing how much fits in this 800 square foot apartment in Mumbai. The teeny house makes room for two bedrooms, a study table-cum-dining table, and a living room. The most fascinating aspect of this apartment is it doesn’t feel like a shoe-box, but one that [...] Connect with "dress your home" on Facebook. The post It’s Amazing How Much Fits In This 800 Sq. Ft Apartment appeared first on dress your home - leading Indian interior desig...
Tags: Books, Interiors, Mumbai, Small Spaces, Interior Design, House tours


Full-Time Faculty in Creative Technology, College of Performing Arts, The New School

The College of Performing Arts (CoPA) at The New School (consisting of the Mannes School of Music, The School of Jazz and Contemporary Music, and The School of Drama) invites applications for a full-time Renewable Term Appointment (RTA) at the rank of Associate or Assistant Professor in Creative Technology. This is a key faculty position to help establish creative technologies as a core part of the curricula for all CoPA students. The College of Performing Arts (CoPA) at The New School (consisti...
Tags: Art, Jobs, US, Mumbai, Bfa, Greenwich Village, New School, RTA, Arnhold Hall, Mannes School of Music, Mannes School of Music the School of Jazz, School of Drama, College of Performing Arts, College of Performing Arts CoPA, Mannes School of Music The New School for Jazz, New School for Jazz


Textile artist Areez Katki retraces his family’s odyssey

From Auckland to Mumbai to Tehran, textile artist and aesthete Areez Katki is retracing his family’s great odyssey, for inspiration for his next collection Instead of using a tapestry frame, textile artist Areez Katki is using pre-woven fabric and embroidering it by hand for his new exhibition. Pics/Suresh Karkera A Parsi house is a living museum. It is a space so well-preserved in time that every household object is an objet d’art. Ceramics, wall cabinets, diwans, curios, photo frames, barnis...
Tags: Art, Life, Iran, New Zealand, Muscat, Tehran, Mumbai, Auckland, Dolly, Parsi, University of Auckland, Malcolm Smith Gallery, Tardeo, Areez Katki, Suresh Karkera A Parsi, Minoo Lakdawala


Blessed By The Light: Zubin Balaporia Exhibition at BARO

Zubin Balaporia’s photography exhibition explores how he listens to his pictures Contemporary Design Store BARO will host photographer Zubin Balaporia’s first Photography Show titled “BLESSED BY THE LIGHT”. The show will feature 30 framed Photographs and a selection of Digital images (on iPad) that can be ordered for print. Framed Photographs and Prints can be purchased or ordered at the exhibition. Buyers will receive their photographs after the end of the show. Show opens: 6th – 7th Oct. 2...
Tags: Art, Life, Digital, Mumbai, Laos, Arctic Circle, Indus Creed, Charu, Tanu, Baro, Zubin Balaporia, Contemporary Design Store BARO, Sun Mill Compound Lower Parel Near Manyavar Mumbai, Subir Chatterjee, Balaporia, Amazon Siberia


Art Review: Firebrands Who Forged a New Art for a New India

Asia Society presents the first United States exhibition of the Progressives Artists’ Group, the avant-garde painters of post-independence Mumbai, in decades.
Tags: Art, News, United States, Ram, Mumbai, Ara, Asia Society, Kumar, Souza, Mehta, New India, Husain, Mumbai (India, Gaitonde, V S, M.F


Artist Mehlli Gobhai passes away

The 87-year-old veteran artist had been ailing for a while The Mumbai-based artist, Mehlli Gobhai has died at the age of 87 in a city hospital this morning. The artist was said to be ailing for a while and had been hospitalised for a month. Poet, curator and cultural critic Ranjit Hoskote’s tweet — an endearing image of artists Jehangir Sabavala and Mr. Gobhai along with him – recalled a friendship of three decades and “many years of conversation, travel and meetings”. Article by Gauri Vij | ...
Tags: Art, Europe, New York, London, Life, Atlantic, United States, Paris, Mumbai, Barnett, Nancy, Newman, St Xavier, Ranjit Hoskote, Mehlli Gobhai, Mehli


India to break record for world's largest statue … twice

Sardar Patel statue to stand 182m tall, then be surpassed in 2021 by Shivaji memorialIndia says it will unveil the world’s largest statue next month, depicting the independence leader Sardar Patel.However, the reign of the 182-metre structure as record holder could be short-lived, with work due to begin on an even larger statue of a Hindu king off the coast of Mumbai. Continue reading...
Tags: Art, India, World news, Culture, South and Central Asia, Art and design, Sculpture, Mumbai, Sardar Patel, Shivaji memorialIndia


Dancing on the edge: In conversation with Astad Deboo

At 71, Astad Deboo still walks with the leaping grace of a warrior Is it sweet revenge to be acclaimed as a living legend of dance right here in the most conservative of dance bastions?” I ask Astad Deboo. He is in Chennai to receive the Yagnaraman Living Legend Award for 2018 at the Sri Krishna Gana Sabha July Festival. In conversation with Geeta Doctor | The Hindu Deboo is not pretending to be a living legend. It’s still morning. He is wearing pink and grey candy-striped shorts and a T-shi...
Tags: Art, London, Life, India, UPS, Pink Floyd, Paris, Clarke, Buckingham Palace, South America, Mumbai, Pina Bausch, Alice, Kerala, Kolkata, Caterpillar


Blue dye could be the next key to harnessing renewable energy

Scientists at the University of Buffalo have discovered an adept way of storing renewable energy thanks to waste water produced from the textile industry. Polluted water containing blue dye, chemically referred to as methylene blue, has been found to have electrical properties and may soon be repurposed to revolutionize the battery industry in the near future. The revelation could help the textile industry, which is not known for its sustainable practices, reach a milestone in dealing with its ...
Tags: Design, Tim Cook, Mumbai, Sri Lanka, University of Buffalo, Nanollose, Anjula Kosswattaarachchi, ChemElectroChem


Endangered green and loggerhead turtles make Mediterranean comeback

For 10,000 years, green and loggerhead turtles have been nesting on the Mediterranean coast of Cyprus. In the last 100 years, they have been hunted to the brink of extinction. Thankfully, due to pioneering conservation efforts made by Cypriot marine biologists, these endearing reptiles have seen a promising bounce-back in numbers, pulling them away from the brink of extinction. Related: Turtle hatchlings spotted on Mumbai beach for the first time in nearly 20 years For thousands of years, the tu...
Tags: Design, News, Animals, Environment, Cyprus, Turkey, Conservation, Endangered Species, Mumbai, Reptiles, Extinction, Mediterranean, World Wildlife Fund, IUNC, Green Turtles, Loggerhead Turtles


Famous ballet teacher Tushna Dallas dies at 76

She is survived by her husband Feroze and daughters Khushcheher and Mahzeebar. The funeral took place on Monday. Article by Pooja Pillai | Indian Express Renowned ballet teacher Tushna Dallas, who counted among her students many of India’s leading contemporary dancers, passed away in Mumbai on Monday. She was 76. Dallas had been ill for the past few months. She is survived by her husband Feroze and daughters Khushcheher and Mahzeebar. The funeral took place on Monday and the Uthamna cerem...
Tags: Art, Usa, Life, India, Dallas, Mumbai, Royal Academy of Dance, Kodaikanal, Pooja Pillai, Feroze, Tushna Dallas, Khushcheher, Dungarwadi, School of Classical Ballet, London College of Dance and Drama, Shiamak Davar Dance School


Mumbai’s Victorian And Art Deco Buildings Get UNESCO World Heritage Status

“The two vastly different architectural traditions face off against each other across the popular Oval Maidan playing field, where enthusiastic young cricketers hone their skills. On one side lie imposing and rather austere 19th century buildings housing the Bombay High Court and Mumbai University, with their spires and lancet windows. On the other side stand sleeker buildings boasting curved corners and balconies, vertical lines and exotic motifs.”
Tags: Art, Mumbai, Visual, Bombay High Court, Oval Maidan, Mumbai University, 06.30.18


India's First Trans-Led Dance Company

There's a long tradition in India of intersex and trans women called hijras who show up at weddings and other celebrations and dance for money. Except for those special occasions, however, hijras are severely marginalized in Indian society, and many must turn to begging or sex work to survive. But one group in Mumbai has […]
Tags: Art, India, Dance, Mumbai, 06.19.18, First Trans Led Dance Company


Design 101: HOW TO PULL OFF THE MINIMALIST LOOK WITH AN INDIAN TOUCH

I have been a long time admirer of the clean, minimal look. And, I can only blame this fondness for a pared-down house on two things: one, it takes less time, effort, and money to maintain a minimal home, and two, there is no constant compulsion or confusion over what to buy to keep up with the trends and neighbors. In short, I have discovered over the years, that a minimal home is the secret to our stress-free lives, and the most preferred place to just be. In recent months, fewer knick-knacks...
Tags: Facebook, Books, Budget, Inspiration, Interiors, Mumbai, Industrial, Interior Design, Bangalore, Gurgaon, Livspace, Minimal, South Mumbai, Contemporary Design, Siddharth Kothari, Fayyaz Hussain


THESE 4 HOMES SHOW HOW TO PULL OFF THE MINIMALIST LOOK (WITH AN INDIAN TOUCH)

I have been a long time admirer of the clean, minimal look. And, I can only blame this fondness for a pared-down house on two things: one, it takes less time, effort, and money to maintain a minimal home, and two, there is no constant compulsion or confusion over what to buy to keep up with the trends and neighbors. In short, I have discovered over the years, that a minimal home is the secret to our stress-free lives, and the most preferred place to just be. In recent months, fewer knick-knacks...
Tags: Facebook, Books, Budget, Inspiration, Interiors, Mumbai, Industrial, Interior Design, Bangalore, Gurgaon, Livspace, Minimal, South Mumbai, Contemporary Design, Siddharth Kothari, Fayyaz Hussain


India plans to eliminate single-use plastic by 2022

Big news from India: the country aims to abolish single-use plastic in about four years. Prime minister Narendra Modi announced the goal on World Environment Day, and The Guardian said it’s the most ambitious commitment out of the actions to combat plastic pollution happening in 60 nations. The move could dramatically reduce the flow of plastic from 1.3 billion people. India is resisting plastic pollution with what United Nations Environment head Erik Solheim called a phenomenal commitment. Th...
Tags: Design, India, Narendra Modi, United Nations, Kenya, Mumbai, Modi, Ridley, Erik Solheim, DepositPhotos, UN Environment, Afroz Shah, United Nations Environment


Bold, monolithic stone home in India reveals its secret gardens

Mumbai-based Spasm Design recently unveiled a bold, monolithic home made from Dhrangadhra stone. The House of Secret Gardens features a cross-shaped layout with various access points to the exterior spaces, which feature vibrant greenery and an elevated rooftop garden. Dhrangadhra stone is a common building material in Ahmedabad that has been used for centuries due to its strong insulative qualities. The stone, which is found in local quarries, keeps homes warm in the winter months and cool d...
Tags: Design, India, Architecture, Gallery, Mumbai, Interior Design, Ahmedabad, Home Design, Green Roof, Rooftop Gardens, Garden Space, Passive Climate Control, Stone Homes, Spasm Design, The House Of Secret Gardens, Monolithic Design


Astad Deboo never fails to surprise

The celebrated dancer collaborates with rudra veena artiste Baha úd-din Dagar for his new work The word ‘contemporary’ that is bandied about in the performing art world today has a committed champion in Astad Deboo. The original modernist on the Indian stage, he used his Kathak and Kathakali training to come up with his own mind and body language. The twirls of Kathak and mime of Kathakali are visible, but they are part of the many influences that make up his choreography. It’s a vocabulary t...
Tags: Art, Life, Mumbai, Rumi, Kathakali, Deboo, BAHA, Astad Deboo, Manipuri, Tata Theatre, Pratap, Baha úd din Dagar, Chitra Swaminathan, Mohi Baha, Kiran Seth, Salaam Balak Trust


This turtle with a green mohawk is one of the most endangered reptiles in the world

It’s not every day you see a turtle with a mohawk – even if that mohawk is made up of algae and not hair. The Mary River turtle is eye-catching for this stylish feature, and it is also known as a butt-breather, or a reptile that can breathe through its genitals. But this unique animal is now ranked 29 out of 100 on the Zoological Society of London‘s EDGE of Existence Program‘s list of vulnerable reptiles. According to an article from herpetologist Rikki Gumbs, the Mary River turtle can breathe...
Tags: Design, Mumbai, International Union For Conservation Of Nature, Zoological Society of London, Queensland Australia, Cantor, Gumbs, Rikki Gumbs, Mary River, Gumbs Intense, Roti Island


Turtle hatchlings spotted on Mumbai beach for the first time in nearly 20 years

Plastic and trash used to pile five feet high in some spots on Versova Beach in Mumbai, India, but in 2015, local lawyer Afroz Shah launched what the United Nations described as the “world’s largest beach cleanup project” — and people recently spotted Olive Ridley turtle hatchlings there. The Independent and The Guardian said it’s the first time turtle hatchlings have been glimpsed on the beach in years. Week 127 . Fantastic news for Mumbai . We got back Olive Ridley Sea Turtle after 20 years. ...
Tags: Design, United Nations, The Guardian, Guardian, Mumbai, Shah, Ridley, Erik Solheim, Mumbai India, International Union, Olive Ridley, UN Environment, Versova, Afroz Shah, Versova Beach, Olive Ridley Sea Turtle


Multiple dog foods recalled due to contamination with euthanasia drug

If you feed your doggo and puppers foods made by the J.M. Smucker company (and the list is long), you are definitely going to want to read this. The company has recalled several brands of food because they are contaminated with a drug used to euthanize pets. In case you are thinking to yourself, “haven’t I heard this before?” – yes, you have. A different company had the exact same issue last year. The FDA states that a small amount of pentobarbital was found in foods like Gravy Train, Kibbles ‘...
Tags: Design, News, Animals, Fda, Sustainable Food, Mumbai, Dog Food, Smucker, UPC, Green Pets, Gravy Train, Barry Dunaway, Dog Food Recall, Gravy Train recall, Kibbles n Bits recall, ol Roy recall



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