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Mehdi Hassan, who died in a Karachi hospital on Wednesday after a prolonged illness, will be remembered for bringing Indians and Pakistanis together in a shared passion for his songs of unrequited love.

 
 

An untitled painting of Mahishasura by Tyeb Mehta was sold to an Asian institution for $2.1 million (Rs.120 million) at a Christie's South Asian Modern and Contemporary Art sale in London Monday, the auction house said

 

Tripura Shangskriti Samannay Kendra (TSSK) recently arranged a two-day cultural festival marking the birth centenaries of four iconic cultural personalities -- Debbrata Biswas, Hemanga Biswas, Jyotirindra Moitra and Nibaran Pandit -- at Nazrul Kalakhetra in Agartala, Tripura, India.

 
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Water, water everywhere, but not a drop to drink... A cluster of striking images by leading South Asian documentary photographer Munem Wasif turns the spotlight on the water tragedy brewing in Bangladesh.

 
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Maqbool Fida Husain, the "Picasso" of Indian art, ended his run as an iconic artist at the age of 95 in London a year ago this day. But his work is still among the top grossers in the buyers' and collectors' market. Gallerists say they still depend on the price power of Husain's works, which sell around the million-dollar mark in the international and domestic markets

 
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Subhash Ghai's film school in Mumbai has just held a celebration called Cinema 100, inaugurated by A R Rahman, and more celebrations are in order as we move to celebrate a hundred years of Indian cinema. When we commemorate these hundred years, what exactly do we celebrate?

 

India must pay more attention to its creative industries not just for the profits they generate but as enablers of sustainable human development.

 

The curtain came down on the first annual DC South Asian Film Festival (DCSAFF) with the screening of Dev Anand's "Hum Dono", fully restored in colour.

 

The very first Buddha statue in the world was built in Gandhara, in the Kabul region of Afghanistan. Presently the area known as Kandahar. Afghanistan was a Buddhist country, quite similar to Tamil Nadu which I touched briefly in the last article, where Buddhism was popular during Buddhagosha’ era although the Mahavansa did not touch substantially

 

In the 19th century, visual representations of the country and of Indian life through various art forms, including the increasingly popular camera, acquired a unique purchase

 


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Interview with Hudson Institute’s Aparna Pande, whose book From Chanakya to Modi: Evolution of India’s Foreign Policy, was released on June 17.

 
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