If we studied the growth and development of woodcraft manufactures in Haryana, with focus on their explicitly precise designs, shapes, dimensions and diversity in addition to the styles in carving, we’ll realise the immense range of artistic forms that required perseverance and great skill. By sheer dint of their creative regularity, several woodcraftsmen trained under the guidance of a master could ensure patronage in a traditional society that was on a steady path to attain some affluence due to trading. The excellence in innovation regarding woodcrafts touched its climax during early decades of the 20th century. As a result, the impact eventually became visible in the havelis (traditional mansions) in the state as early as 1880s. The old masters worked with hand tools to produce variety of art work in wood.
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Wall Of Fame
Street artist Ranjit Dahiya tells Runa Ashish how he combined a love of art and Bollywood into a mission to celebrate Mumbai as the home of Indian cinema by creating murals based on classic films and stars.
Tryst With Traditional Woodcrafts
The legendary carpenters from Haryana’s Khati community transformed basic material into highly decorative, aesthetic and outranking pieces of art.
The Golden Couple
Individually, each is a force to be reckoned with. Together, Arpita and Paramjit singh are one of the most-celebrated art couples in the country.
Strings Of Melody
Veena virtuoso Ananthapadmanabhan and his art are a testimony to the grand musical heritage of India, values, principles and charm of an era gone by.
The traditional art form of puppetry, or Kathputli naach, is making a comeback in Bengal, thanks to the artists adopting modern means to infuse a new life into the age-old art.
Once she realised that the dance form blended well with traditional Kerala murals, Mohiniattam dancer Kalamandalam Bindhulekha was quick to discover her fancy for the medium.
Message Packs The Punch
Women sculptors might be less in number but their message is chillingly attention-drawing and depicts the real life environment as they force us to look within and suffer pangs of guilt.
An archaeological treasure, the naturally carved rocks with primitive cave paintings dating back to approximately 30,000 years make Bhimbetka an awe-inspiring history tale told entirely in pictures.
Building A Legacy Of Great Art
The prolific Devi Prosad Roy Chowdhury enriched various areas of art through his paintings, sculptures and writings and his excellent draughtsmanship will forever remain a great example for the new generations of sculptors.
Behind The Mask
A small Bengal village caters to the need for the spectacularly large masks involved in the Chhau folk dance form, but the assault of modernity has made its future uncertain, says Jimmy Arora
Hands Off My Football Team!
The European Super League followed a model shaped in the U.S. Opposition from fans scuttled the idea
It's Not Just the Confetti
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Not-So-Great Green Jobs
Clean energy isn’t a wellspring of the better-paying union jobs Biden has been touting
THE COLLAPSE OF COPERNICUS
The implosion of Curt Schilling’s video game empire was a $150 million reminder that the industry’s workers are always on the verge of disaster
THE NEW iMAC 24”: A NEW ERA FOR DESKTOP COMPUTING BEGINS
It was perhaps one of Apple’s most anticipated product refreshes of all time, and at its Spring Loaded event, the Cupertino company did not disappoint. Apple’s iconic all-in-one desktop computer has been overhauled from the ground up, sparking a new era for the Mac.
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DEMS PUSH $25B TO ELECTRIFY SCHOOL BUSES
Democratic lawmakers are unveiling legislation that would invest $25 billion to convert the nation’s fleet of gasoline- and diesel-powered school buses to electric vehicles, aiming at a component of President Joe Biden’s $2.3 trillion infrastructure plan to improve children’s health.
Making That Money
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