Category Archives: Arts/Fashion

Here are the articles I wrote for the Arts, Culture, Lifestyle and Fashion pages for The National

Subodh Gupta

The NGMA Delhi has this retrospective. Would be great to visit if you are in Delhi. Arts & Culture Art Subodh Gupta the Damien Hirst of New Delhi Shoba Narayan February 1, 2014 Updated: February 2, 2014 11:46:00 Famously dubbed … Continue reading

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Kochi Biennale

How I wish I were in Kochi now! All for art and art for all: Kochi Kerala get its first biennale After months of excitement and controversy, the Kochi-Muziris Biennale will open tomorrow in Kochi, Kerala. Named after an ancient … Continue reading

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Dance for The National

Dance is important for audiences to experience healing, says Akram Khan Shoba Narayan   Sep 17, 2012 Creating a dance performance for the Olympics was “humbling and challenging because I had to touch people – you can’t do that with … Continue reading

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ArcelorMittal Orbit

The sprinter and the marathon man The ‘ArcelorMittal Orbit’ is a flight of fancy that arose from a fit of bravado – a product of using time and circumstance wisely The Good Life | Shoba Narayan Posted: Fri, Jul 20 … Continue reading

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Sudarshan Shetty Profile

About Sudarshan Shetty for The National. Mumbai-based artist Sudarshan Shetty demonstrates his sense of play Shoba Narayan Mar 27, 2012  Standing outside the gleaming tower of the Maker Maxity building in suburban Mumbai is a fire-engine-red double-decker bus of the … Continue reading

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Sacred Music

Hindu Festival of Sacred Music starts this weekend Shoba Narayan Feb 29, 2012 South Indian or Carnatic music has a hoary history that dates back to the Vedas, ancient Sanskrit works that form the foundation of the Hindu religion. This … Continue reading

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Fashion Story: Grasshopper

Altered notions: recycling last year’s fashions Shoba Narayan (Writer) Mar 22, 2010 next previous   It is a problem that afflicts every fashion designer: what to do with last season’s clothes that didn’t sell? In India, unlike the US or Europe, … Continue reading

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MF Hussain

India shamed as its greatest painter is driven abroad Shoba Narayan (Writer) Mar 10, 2010 India’s treasured painter Maqbool Fida Hussain officially handed over his Indian passport and became a Qatari citizen yesterday. He is never returning home and Indians should … Continue reading

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Sabyasachi Mukherjee

I spent two days hanging around Sabysachi.  He’s an interesting man.  Here is a story about him that appeared in The National.  Also pasted below. The sari warrior Shoba Narayan Nov 26, 2011 The fashion designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee is sitting … Continue reading

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Indian Textiles for The National

I am in love with Indian fabrics, particularly cotton.  Here is a piece on them Traditional Indian textiles get a turn on the fashion stage Shoba Narayan Nov 13, 2011   A group of Japanese tourists descend on Weaver’s Studio, … Continue reading

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