Music

Building a virtual community through songwriting

But is liking music enough to be a creator? 

Ricky Kej

 Farda - Song for Afghans is a new musical composition released by Grammy Award-winning musician Ricky Kej

In his latest work, Grammy award winner Ricky Kej has collaborated with Afghan refugees to bring out a musical composition that captures the trials and tribulations faced by Afghan artistes

Masala Coffee

Telugu spice in Masala Coffee

The clock strikes eight. Diners wearing glittery outfits walk into the Prism Club & Kitchen with hopes of having the time of their lives


Art
'The Evolution of Malayalam' painting

Down the language lane

Kerala’s first university-run museum opened up at Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit with elaborate data and artefacts on the history of Malayalam and the origin of Kerala’s culture

Mikki Singh, Dermatologist

When stress takes over, this celebrity cosmetologist turns her attention to mandala art and doodling

Mikki Singh looks for inspiration on sites like Pinterest after which she improvises on the designs

Featured works of the auction

These top six women artists are to watch out for at AstaGuru's upcoming auction

This auction will showcase an eclectic range works that represent the prevalent art trends and offer an insight into the future of contemporary art


Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2016
Tabita Rezaire

Tabita Rezaire ponders over ‘swallowing smartphones’ at Kochi Biennale 2018

Shouldn’t Europe and America apologise for letting smartphones virtually swallow the entire mankind? Such a fantasy dialogue is what young artist Tabita Rezaire presents at the Kochi-Muziris Biennale.

Subhash and Durgabai Vyam

Gond artists Durgabai and Subhash Vyam bring mythical tale to Kochi Biennale 2018

Gond artists Durgabai and Subhash Vyam, who live in Madhya Pradesh, have taken the graphic narrative to a new level, courtesy the Kochi-Muziris Biennale.

Temsüyanger Longkumer

Naga artist Temsüyanger Longkumer rechecks his past and present at Biennale 2018

Imagine gods of different religions holding a summit to discuss the predicament humanity faces owing to its wrongdoings over centuries. Surreal? Very much.


Music

Building a virtual community through songwriting

But is liking music enough to be a creator? 

Ricky Kej

 Farda - Song for Afghans is a new musical composition released by Grammy Award-winning musician Ricky Kej

In his latest work, Grammy award winner Ricky Kej has collaborated with Afghan refugees to bring out a musical composition that captures the trials and tribulations faced by Afghan artistes

Masala Coffee

Telugu spice in Masala Coffee

The clock strikes eight. Diners wearing glittery outfits walk into the Prism Club & Kitchen with hopes of having the time of their lives


Books
Book cover of False Allies

Manu Pillai's new book, False Allies, looks at India's Maharajas in the age of Ravi Varma

Manu S Pillai expresses his larger argument: that the princely states were not just about palaces and elephants, but were spaces whose political history and peoples’ experiences shaped the country

Translator Priya K Nair talks about working on the Malayalam memoir of late forensic surgeon Dr B Umadathan

Titled Dead Men Tell Tales: The Memoirs of a Police Surgeon the book looks at some of Kerala's most high profile murders

Our Woman in Moscow, Seven Days in June and other books to get your hands on this week

Our pick of historical fiction, mystery and romance novels that are trending at the moment