Art and Culture


Mix-and-match wedding décor inspiration to elevate your big day

Published on Jun 08, 2023 03:45 PM IST

Get ready to embrace creativity and break away from traditional norms with these mix-and-match wedding décor tips.

Mix-and-match décor, a trend picking popularity in the recent past in weddings, allows couples to create a unique and personalised look for their big day. (Pexels )

Raja Bilal: Preserving and promoting the rich heritage of Kashmiri folk music

Raja Bilal, a musical virtuoso, is passionate about preserving Kashmiri folk music, he has dedicated his life to promoting this rich cultural heritage.

Equipped with an unyielding passion for his craft, Raja Bilal embarked on a musical journey that spans two decades.(ANI photo)
Published on Jun 08, 2023 03:07 PM IST
ANI | | Posted by Akanksha Agnihotri, Srinagar

Home decor, interior design tips for decorating in eclectic style

Decorating with an eclectic style might be daunting but here are few suggestions from home decor and interior design experts

Home decor, interior design tips for decorating in eclectic style (Photo by Spacejoy on Unsplash)
Published on Jun 08, 2023 01:20 PM IST
ByZarafshan Shiraz, New Delhi

Artistic exploration: Tips for cultivating an appreciation for art in children

Nurture children's love for art and creativity with valuable tips on cultivating art appreciation from an early age.

Instilling a love for art in children is a wonderful way to encourage their creativity and foster their imagination. (Freepik )
Published on Jun 07, 2023 07:10 PM IST

Draped in heritage: Exploring the diverse weaving styles of handloom sarees

Unveiling the magic of handloom sarees: Journey into the diverse weaving styles, where threads tell stories of tradition, artistry, and elegance.

From the vibrant Kanjeevarams of South India to the delicate Banarasis of the North, handloom sarees are a testament to the artistry and diversity of India. (Instagram)
Published on Jun 07, 2023 02:22 PM IST

Artist Françoise Gilot who loved and later left Picasso, is dead at 101

Françoise Gilot, a prolific and acclaimed painter who produced art for well more than a half-century died Tuesday in New York City. She was 101.

French painter Francoise Gilot poses at her atelier, in Paris, on April 6, 2004. She was Pablo Picasso's partner from 1946 to 1953, then pursued a career as a renowned artist after leaving him, has died aged 101,(JEAN-PIERRE MULLER / AFP)
Published on Jun 07, 2023 12:22 PM IST
AP | | Posted by Parmita Uniyal, New York

'World's best restaurant' to be transformed into a captivating museum in Spain

Spain's elBulli, once the world's best restaurant, will reopen as a museum celebrating its groundbreaking culinary revolution.

Spanish chef Ferran Adria poses next to sculptures he calls
Published on Jun 07, 2023 11:22 AM IST
AFP | | Posted by Akanksha Agnihotri

Picasso's Buste de Femme fetches €3.4 million in Germany

A late work by Pablo Picasso, a portrait of his second wife, sold for €3.4 million ($3.65 million) at an auction in Germany — significantly more than expected.

Pablo Picasso's 'Buste de Femme' was painted in 1971. (Federico Gambarini/dpa/picture alliance)
Published on Jun 06, 2023 05:23 PM IST
By, Delhi

Why The Laugh of the Medusa remains influential today

On the birthday of French feminist author Helene Cixous, here's a look at how her best-known essay still resonates today.

A depiction of the Medusa myth by Caravaggio, 1571-1610(akg-images/picture alliance)
Published on Jun 05, 2023 08:47 PM IST
By | Posted by Parmita Uniyal

Picasso's 'Buste de Femme' on auction in Germany

The late work by Pablo Picasso being auctioned in Germany, a portrait of his second wife, is estimated to sell for at least € 1.5 million ($1.6 million).

Pablo Picasso's 'Buste de femme' from 1971(Federico Gambarini/dpa/picture alliance)
Published on Jun 05, 2023 08:29 PM IST
By | Posted by Parmita Uniyal

Demolition row: IIM-Ahmedabad tries to get all on board

Louis Kahn's architectural masterpiece is structurally unsound, needs to come down, some experts argue. Others decry the loss of heritage value if it happens

On whether the iconic red-brick campus needs to be redeveloped(HT File)
Updated on Jun 05, 2023 08:28 PM IST

World Environment Day: Flight of feathers cut short by plastic trap

On World Environment Day, observed on June 5, avid bird watchers and amateur photographers are displaying their works at an exhibition in Delhi. Their photographs show how the country’s rich avian life is unable to fight plastic that has become a part of their habitat due to its reckless use by humans.

Bird watcher Avadesh Malik’s photograph of a Steppe Eagle sitting on garbage, captured on the outskirts of Ranikhet in Uttarakhand, narrates the ill-effects of plastic pollution on avian life.
Updated on Jun 05, 2023 12:37 PM IST
By, New Delhi

5 modern and innovative wedding decor ideas to wow your guests

Let's explore an array of stunning modern wedding decor ideas that will inspire couples and event planners alike to create unforgettable celebrations.

With sleek lines, bold color palettes, and innovative design elements, modern weddings have become a captivating visual journey that captures the essence of contemporary romance.(Unsplash)
Published on Jun 05, 2023 10:06 AM IST

World Environment Day: 5 sustainable design ideas for eco-friendly workspaces

On this World Environment Day, embrace a greener future with these five innovative and sustainable design ideas to transform workspaces into eco-conscious hubs.

Creating a sustainable workspace is not only beneficial for the environment but also for the well-being and productivity of employees. (Unsplash)
Updated on Jun 05, 2023 07:14 AM IST

Venice Architecture Biennale focuses on Africa

The first ever Architecture Biennale curated by an African features many works by Africans and the African diaspora.

The first ever Architecture Biennale curated by an African, it features many works by Africans and the African diaspora. (Thomas Imo/photothek/imago images)
Updated on Jun 04, 2023 04:42 PM IST
By, Delhi

Traditional art of 'Calico printing' finds new life in Samba, Jammu and Kashmir

Self-help groups in Samba preserve and promote the art of printing on clothes with support from the Rural Employment Livelihood Mission and the UMEED program.

Samba is famous for 'Calico printing' and is also known as the 'City of Sheets'. It is known for its textile industry. (ANI photo)
Published on Jun 04, 2023 03:50 PM IST
ANI | | Posted by Akanksha Agnihotri, Samba

How China is erasing Hong Kong's Tiananmen Square memories

Authorities in Hong Kong have removed books about the Tiananmen Square Massacre from libraries to silence the past.

A New York museum is trying to keep the Tiananmen Square Massacre memory alive after the Hong Kong vigil was banned (June 4th Memorial Exhibit )
Published on Jun 04, 2023 01:11 PM IST
By | Posted by Tapatrisha Das

The weird fruit that Hass it all: Swetha Sivakumar on the avocado

The reason it has so little sugar, so much fat, and its oddly large seed: it evolved to cater to animals that no longer exist. Find out more, with Sivakumar.

Updated on Jun 03, 2023 05:34 PM IST
BySwetha Sivakumar

Prompt engineering: The dawn of the AI whisperer

This is one of the first new jobs created by AI. In addition to crafting conversations, these experts are tackling ethical concerns, customising AI solutions.

Updated on Jun 03, 2023 05:30 PM IST
BySukanya Datta

Meet the nurse with a Padma Shri who lived, worked with a remote Andaman tribe

Shanti Teresa Lakra stayed put even after the 2004 tsunami; helped save a child who weighed 900 gm at birth. She was recently shortlisted for a global award.

It would sometimes get lonely, Lakra says. ‘I would read the Bible and recite poems to myself... All these years later, I realise that I am not always able to communicate fluently in either Hindi or English. I sometimes run out of appropriate words.’ (HT Photo: Sanchit Khanna)
Updated on Jun 03, 2023 05:19 PM IST
ByTanisha Saxena

Why don’t I remember that?: Unlocking the mysteries of taste memory

There’s a theory that the reason one can drink endless glasses of cola a day is that it has no ‘taste memory’. What is that and how does it work? Take a look.

Updated on Jun 03, 2023 04:24 PM IST

Delhi govt to organise 10-day theatre festival for children from June 15

The 10-day theatre festival by Delhi govt is aimed at introducing the young generation to the world of acting during summer vacation.

Delhi govt to organise 10-day theatre festival for children from June 15 (Pexels)
Published on Jun 03, 2023 04:17 PM IST
PTI | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, New Delhi

Lava letters: Inside the race to virtually unwrap 2,000-year-old papyri

A $1mn challenge is inviting tech innovators to help digitally unravel scrolls charred in the Mt Vesuvius eruption. On the cards: New views of an ancient world.

Reading the text is exceptionally difficult because of how the burned layers of papyrus have merged, morphed and frayed over time. (Image courtesy University of Kentucky)
Updated on Jun 03, 2023 04:17 PM IST
ByNatasha Rego

More artists are embracing artificial intelligence, not fighting it

Refik Anadol, a new-media artist, created an installation by training an AI on more than 200 works from the Museum of Modern Art

Artificial intelligence tools have made it possible to produce art with a simple prompt, or more complicated instructions, leading many artists and other creatives to fear they will become replaced by the technology(Freepik)
Published on Jun 03, 2023 01:39 PM IST
Bloomberg | | Posted by Parmita Uniyal

Terms of use: Peeling back the layers of the dark web

What differentiates the clear net from the dark net? Where does the dark web fit in? And how did it all begin? Take a look.

(Clockwise from top left) The dark web home pages of the CIA and the investigative-journalism platform ProPublica; and the Tor home page. The encrypted Tor network remains the most widely used gateway to the dark web.
Updated on Jun 02, 2023 09:19 PM IST

Stranger things: What costs the most, and least, on the dark web

Paintings, passwords, passports; guides on how to text women, or get free pizza. See what’s making news and setting records on the virtual black market.

The two rare paintings by 19th-century New Zealand artist Gottfried Lindauer - of Chief Ngatai-Raure and Chieftainess Ngatai-Raure - that were stolen from that country’s International Art Centre gallery. (New Zealand Police)
Updated on Jun 02, 2023 09:05 PM IST

Out of the shadows: The changing landscape of the dark web

Media houses are setting up shop here; Facebook too. NGOs are raising funds; rebels are rallying supporters. Products range from guns to embarrassing self-help.

 (Images: Adobe Stock)
Updated on Jun 02, 2023 08:39 PM IST
ByKashyap Kompella

Ariel view: How mermaidcore fashion is making a splash

Where did the aesthetic come from? Why is it being called a feminist take on the folk-tale trope? How can you pull the look together? Dive in for answers.

(Left to right) Ocean-inspired and mermaidcore designs by Rahul Mishra (2023); Armani Privé worn by actor Amanda Seyfried (2022); Gaurav Gupta (2023); Versace (2021). (Getty Images)
Updated on Jun 02, 2023 08:05 PM IST
BySukanya Datta

Koffee and a director’s cut: Anupama Chopra on Karan Johar the filmmaker

He’s a talk-show host, emcee, fashionista, designer, producer… but it’s Karan Johar the movie-maker that we are most eager to see, Chopra says.

‘His cinema has given us indelible characters such as Saba and Ayan of Ae Dil Hai Mushkil (2016) and Tina, Rahul and Anjali of Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998),’ Chopra says.
Updated on Jun 02, 2023 07:59 PM IST

Putting the little things in their place: Life Hacks by Charles Assisi

Even when we know we’re doing it, we can’t seem to peel away from the trivial, to focus on what is vital. I’m now trying a new way out, Assisi says.

Reams have been written about the inexplicable hold that triviality seems to exert on humans; charts have been drawn to represent the urgency of the matter. Above, books by Tom DeMarco, Cyril Parkinson, and Rolf Dobelli; and the Time-Life Grid by Tim Urban.
Updated on Jun 02, 2023 12:57 PM IST
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