Is it your own interest in ancient Indian art that draws you to her work?Well, my interest is the ancient and medieval periods of Indian art history: I often say that my comfort zone is the first millennium. What drew me to Srimathi was that she was a product of a historical moment, the seismic transition from the independence struggle to Independence and its afterglow. The genesis of her art belongs to that moment. Srimathi belonged to a progressive, nationalist family. Her older brother Y.G. Doraisamy, a cultured patron of the arts, encouraged her in all she did. Their house was frequented by the likes of sculptor Debi Prasad Roy Choudhury, Principal of the Madras School of Art, and C. Sivaramamurti, curator of the Madras Museum. … [Read more...] about She was the product of a moment: John Guy on artist Y.G. Srimathi
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When Vin Diesel was once spotted with a floppy belly during a holiday, the media went gaga over his 'dadbod'. The actor shut recently shut them up posting a selfie of himself on Instagram displaying his toned body! … [Read more...] about Celebrities Who Went Against Hollywood Beauty Standards!
A case was registered against former Congress corporator and his son for allegedly killing a small-time gangster in Ulhasnagar town of Maharashtra's Thane district in 2016, police said on Saturday. The police have registered a case of murder against Godumal alias Godu Narayandas Kishnani, his son Pravin and another accused identified as Ravi, an official of the Khadakpada police station said. Kishnani was a Congress corporator of the Ulhasnagar Municipal Corporation, he said. However, the deceased's family alleged that he had been killed and even named a few suspects, the official said, adding that the post-mortem had revealed that the victim was smothered to death. Based on further probe, an offence was lodged against the trio but no arrests have been made so far, the official said. Chaddi was a key witness in a murder case in the 1990s and was wanted in 10 criminal cases in Ulhasnagar, he added. … [Read more...] about Ex-Congress corporator, son booked for killing small-time Ulhasnagar gangster in 2016
It took some more weeks for Samika to regain her memory and relish the first prize. Still, she could not move from the bed. Experiencing acute pain, Samika told her father Shafi that he could keep the trophy as he painted better pictures than her. It was Shafi who had taught the initial lessons in art to Samika. “I will draw more paintings and win more awards,” she told him. … [Read more...] about Bedridden child artist seeks aid to draw again
Another Russian scientist, Vladimir Sokolov, who has led numerous expeditions with the Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute, based in St Petersburg, said that this year polar bears had been mainly affected by abnormally warm weather on Spitsbergen Island to the north, in Norway's Svalbard archipelago, where there had been no ice floes and little snow. … [Read more...] about Polar bears are being forced into CANNIBALISM by climate change and fossil fuel extraction with large males attacking females with cubs, scientist reveals