The toy town of Channapatna

The toy town of Channapatna

The toy town of Channapatna brings in a lot of pleasant memories for me. I remember stopping by the small shops to purchase toys, every time my family and I drove past the city on our way to Mysore. As a child, I had collected all kinds of Channapatna toys with variety of sizes and … Read more

Theyyam, Kerala’s ritual dance form

Theyyam

When we think of a dance form of Kerala, we always think of Kathakali and not Theyyam. But did you know that Theyyam has a long history in Kerala and is one of the ritual dance forms? It is as vibrant as Kathakali and has many stories to tell. It consists of thousand year old … Read more

Yakshagana, Karnataka’s dance form

Yakshagana Dance Performance

Do you love cultural dance forms and art? Do you cherish the old forms of dance and drama? Then Yakshagana, a traditional dance form from Karnataka state of India must surely be on your list. It is a dance form that mixes dance and theatre. In this post, I would like to introduce you to … Read more

Travel to see authentic Kalamkari paintings

Kalamkari painting

India has plenty of folk art styles and there is so much to learn about each one of them. Kalamkari painting style is another folk art that has history and has been coming through for generations. In an attempt to learn more about Indian culture and traditions, I am trying to practise Kalamkari art style. … Read more

Story of Raja Ravi Varma

Raja Ravi Varma painting

Every South Indian would have heard stories of Raja Ravi Varma, while growing up. Raja Ravi Varma was a very common famous name that was discussed at our homes, movies and galleries. He was a legend and all of us at least had one copy of his painting at our homes. There are many Indian … Read more

Story of Nathdwara’s Pichwai paintings

Pichwai paintings from Nathdwara

I have been very fascinated by Indian folk art and the stories/ history each of those art forms have. The more I have been reading about Indian art, the more I learn that there are so many forms of them. And during one such research, I found the folk art of Pichwai paintings. What makes … Read more

An inspiring story of Pema Tshering

Pema Tshering at his work

Travel is the best teacher. It allows you to meet many people around the World. You sometimes also meet a few people in life who make a mark, a mark for a good cause. These are the people who are an inspiration and who make you believe that mind is stronger than anything. And one … Read more

Art Installations of Laure Prouvost at Cockatoo Island

Art Installations of Laure Prouvost at Cockatoo Island

Introduction Are you one of those who love exploring art? Understanding the art installations and visualising or imagining what the artists might be thinking while creating that art piece? I am one of those people even though I am still learning how to appreciate art, especially the ones that are open to interpretation. Last weekend, … Read more

Types of paintings in Indian culture

WARLI PAINTING

The past few months have been extremely hard on all of us. During this lockdown period, I have revived my old skill in painting and sketching. I have also been reading a lot about different cultures, especially Indian culture. And I have discovered that India not only has many languages and religions, it also has … Read more

Art City Walking Trail (Perth)

Perth | Australia

I think this was the most amazing walk that I did in Perth. The path of the art city walking trail was provided to me by the Perth Information Centre and I am really glad that I inquired about this walk. I have visited Perth twice, once for 5 days (for itinerary, refer 5 days … Read more

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