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Monika Thakur

Monika has been writing about trending artifacts across diverse platforms for over three years. Her all-time fascination with both traditional and non-traditional artworks led her to explore the world of art and humanities. She founded EdgyMinds in 2016 to discover emerging artists and indulge her passion for creativity. Connect with her at Facebook I Twitter I G Plus

Photographer captures beauty of 19 animals rescued from black market
in Photography

Photographer captures beauty of 19 animals rescued from black market

Over the years, humans have widely expanded into wild animal habitats for urbanisation. To save animals from ruthless human greed, Animal Tracks wildlife sanctuary in California has teamed up with Los Angeles-based photographer Natasha Wilson to throw a light on the ethereal beauty of 19 animals that they have saved from entering the black market trade.

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17 Aug 2017
Steampunk animal sculptures made from recycled metal parts
in Art, Design

Steampunk animal sculptures made from recycled metal parts

A true artist can breathe life into any material – be it canvas, wood or metal. Igor Verniy from Russia is one such artist that creates lively steampunk animal sculptures using recycled metal parts. A lot of work goes into the creation of every detail. Moreover, the moving parts make each structure come alive.

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16 Aug 2017
Artist portrays Indian women as mermaids through intricate paper art
in Art, Design

Artist portrays Indian women as mermaids through intricate paper art

Ahmedabad-based Indian artist Parth Kothekar portrays the uniqueness of Indian women as mermaids through his intricate paper cutouts. He creates detailed mermaid papercuts with the aim to display innocence, struggle, freedom, and depth of Indian women. Each paper cutout boasts mermaid figurine, featuring upper body of an Indian lady and lower body is shaped like the tail of a fish. 

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09 Aug 2017
A look at the journey of Shimla’s rising star filmmaker – Siddharth Chauhan
in Featured, Interview

A look at the journey of Shimla’s rising star filmmaker – Siddharth Chauhan

Besides scenic terrains, Shimla is a home to many talented people tapping their creative potential. Siddharth Chauhan, Shimla-based emerging filmmaker, is one skilled person who’s moving confidently in the direction of his dreams. His latest short film ‘Pashi’ has become the talk of the town since it has made it to the Oscar qualifying festival – i.e. Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF) to be...

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07 Aug 2017
Vanessa Davis’ skeleton makeup highlights mortality and fragility of life
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Vanessa Davis’ skeleton makeup highlights mortality and fragility of life

London-based badass makeup artist Vanessa Davis, popularly known as The Skulltress, is highly drawn to skull symbolism – which primarily represents death and mortality. Her skull-inspired face art additionally features a live animal or plant next to the cranium. This way her makeup art highlights the fragility of life in a unique way. If we think over it deeply, it depicts how every living thing...

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03 Aug 2017
Vatsal Kataria photographs the same scene in two different perspectives
in DIY, Photography

Vatsal Kataria photographs the same scene in two different perspectives

Last month, we featured dreamy photographs by Indian still life photographer Vatsal Kataria, showing some of the unique places from his dreams. Now, the brilliant photographer is back with another innovative photograph series of two universes/times/views. Basically, his new DIY a project is all about recreating miniature scenes and showing the same scenes in two different perspectives.

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01 Aug 2017
Vilius Šileika turns scrap metal into detailed steampunk art
in Art, Design

Vilius Šileika turns scrap metal into detailed steampunk art

Probably everything can be converted into art, provided you have a creative imagination. With the same thought in mind, artist Vilius Šileika creates detailed steampunk art out of discarded metal pieces – giving scrap metal a new purpose. Combining pieces of old and rusty metal, this skilled artist sculpts new work of art that can be rightly called ‘metal paintings.’

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31 Jul 2017
Shimla-based filmmaker’s short film makes it to Oscar qualifying festival
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Shimla-based filmmaker’s short film makes it to Oscar qualifying festival

Siddharth Chauhan, the award-winning independent filmmaker from Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, has made it to ‘Oscar Qualifying Film Festival’ for his latest regional short film: PASHI. It is the only film from India to have been selected for the screening at the prestigious Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIFF) 2017, which is to be held in August in the United States.

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28 Jul 2017
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