Chennai Music and Women

I thought about this a lot, but cannot come up with any solution. Everyone lays it on the women artistes to get together and fight the discrimination, but that’s not going to happen. A note of dismay over inequality at music and dance festivals in Chennai Shoba Narayan January 3, 2015 Updated: January 4, 2015 […]

Vimala Rangachar

Welcome to the Sanskrit Podcast where the ideas of ancient India meet the modern world. Vimala Rangachar has been associated with fine arts and performing arts conservation movement of Karnataka for many years. She holds multiple positions of Chairperson of the Craft Council of Karanataka, Founder Member and President of M.E.S Institutions, President of the […]

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 the “Damien Hirst of New Delhi” by The Guardian, Subodh Gupta is arguably the subcontinent’s […]

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 seaport and a renamed city (previously called Cochin), India’s first biennale will begin with a […]

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 superficial pieces”, says the British-Bangladeshi dancer Akram Khan, who choreographed a prominent section of the […]

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 2012. 1:15 AM IST Its genesis is serendipitous enough to be the stuff of Shakespearean […]

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 sort that used to ply the roads of Mumbai in the 1970s. This bus, however, […]

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, there are no luxury consignment stores or outlet malls where designer “seconds” can be sold […]

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 not have let him go. Forced into exile five years ago due to death threats […]