Author: Nivi

Fine nuances of ballet sculpted for eternity in human figurines

The opening of Caesura/Continuum – a two week-long exhibition of sculptures by New York based artist Raj Shahani, was recently hosted in Mumbai’s Jehangir Art Gallery. The opening was an apt homecoming for the Mumbai-born artist, who swapped a successful career in business, to follow his calling as an artist. The exhibition brought together a selection of 25 bronze sculptures… Read more →

SriLankan Airlines marks iconic year in Australia with Melbourne Marathon

SriLankan Airlines, the National Carrier of Sri Lanka and a member of the Oneworld Alliance, coinciding with the second anniversary of its operations to Melbourne, successfully concluded SriLankan Airlines Half Marathon event at the Melbourne Marathon Festival for the third consecutive year. The 2019 event in its 42 year-long Festival history attracted a total of 37,185 athletes for five events,… Read more →

Textile revivalist charms Delhi with exquisite saris

It takes a lot to be a fashion designer in India; especially, when you work hand-in-hand with weavers without an external aide and brainstorm every season to create innovative saris for Indian women. For Hyderabad-based designer Sailesh Singhania, who has been working with Indian handloom artisans for past two decades, the philosophy of preserving textile art and craft through his… Read more →

Reclaiming the dignity of artisans step by step

While we live in a time where capitalism and commercialization are at its peak, there are a handful of people who still take pride in being social advocates for old-school arts and craftsmanship. When we met Anar Patel (founder of Craftroots and Gramshree), she floored us with her simplicity and impeccable knowledge of Indian arts and crafts. A self-proclaimed “passionate… Read more →

Masaba Gupta’s limited edition sneaker line is a state of mind

Designer Masaba Gupta just dropped a line of limited edition sneakers and launched 50 pairs of hand-painted shoes showcasing the crossover between art and fashion. For this particular range, the designer,  uses the shoe as a canvas for self-expression and introduces two design concepts – Anti-anxiety and Identify. She has used her signature quirky prints and motifs to depict the… Read more →

These famous South African museums should be on your bucket list, check out why

South Africa is known for its ethnic culture, rich diversity and inspiring history. As a country that has lived through the apartheid era, where their inhabitants fought and died in the cause of establishing a democratic country, South Africa hosts some of the most cutting-edge cultural touchstones in its museums. This International Museum Day let us take you for a… Read more →

Vivid Sydney: A ‘global’ fest for lights, art and music

Lights, art, music, and ideas, Vivid Sydney is back again with its 11th edition! Light installations are beginning to be installed throughout the Harbour City in preparation for the upcoming launch of Vivid Sydney, the largest festival of light, music and ideas in the Southern Hemisphere. With just two weeks until Lights On – Friday 24 May – artists and event staff are… Read more →