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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

Artist replaces ads on billboards with photos of landscapes they blocked
in Artists, Photography

Artist replaces ads on billboards with photos of landscapes they blocked

Using billboards for promoting a brand or product is an age-old medium to advertise – as it’s the easiest way to make onlookers aware of particular products. But the problem with these huge billboards is that they block some picturesque landscapes around us. To change that and reconnect people with nature, visual artist Jennifer Bolande has replaced billboard ads in the Coachella Valley with photos...

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17 Mar 2017
Once a beggar, this differently-abled woman now sells beautiful paintings
in Artists, Inspirational, Painting

Once a beggar, this differently-abled woman now sells beautiful paintings

It’s heart-wrenching to see people begging in front of you, asking for food or money. Sadly, begging is one of the serious social issues in our country. Many poor handicap people opt to beg because of their inability to work and earn their livelihood. Even 27-year-old Anjana Malli from Rishikesh, Uttarakhand used to live the same life – as she was born with no hands,...

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16 Mar 2017
Abhishek Kumar painted over 250 remarkable portraits of Lady Gaga
in Artists, Interview, Painting

Abhishek Kumar painted over 250 remarkable portraits of Lady Gaga

Flamboyant international pop star Lady Gaga is often in the news for her musical records or public and critical scrutiny for her eccentric and bizarre style choices. But her fans have an undying love for her and some of them even express their fandom in form of creative artworks. One such die-hard fan of Gaga is a Delhi-based artist, Abhishek Kumar, who has painted over...

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15 Mar 2017
Intricate scenes of wildlife beautifully hand-carved on wooden vessels
in Art, Handicraft

Intricate scenes of wildlife beautifully hand-carved on wooden vessels

One can imagine the level of precision that has gone into the creation of these meticulous wooden vessels by New Zealand-based artist Gordon Pembridge. Born in Kenya and now living in New Zealand, Pembridge has been lucky to develop a lifelong connection with nature. His strong bond with nature can be seen in his artwork as well. All the attractive portrays designed by him are...

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14 Mar 2017
This zero-gravity pot lets your houseplants float in mid-air
in Design

This zero-gravity pot lets your houseplants float in mid-air

Your houseplants no longer have to sit on boring shelves anymore, Swedish company Flyte wants them to float in mid-air with their zero-gravity pot. Dubbed Lyfe, the snazzy sci-fi flower pot is designed to hover over an oak base via magnetic levitation. Hence, it allows the plant to gently rotate while providing 360-degrees of sunlight exposure throughout the year.

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11 Mar 2017
These intricate art pieces are actually carved out of soap bars
in Art, Artists

These intricate art pieces are actually carved out of soap bars

Have you ever tried to draw something on a soap bar? Well, we’re not sure about you, but this Daniele Barresi, 26-year-old Italian artist, creates stunning art pieces out of soap bars. Barresi is a world champion food sculptor, but he discovered his talent for sculpting soap at the age of 7. Using a knife, he used to carve many decorative objects on soap bars...

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10 Mar 2017
Peepal Farm recovers injured stray or abandoned animals in Dharamsala
in Inspirational

Peepal Farm recovers injured stray or abandoned animals in Dharamsala

Located in Dhanotu village near Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh, Peepal Farm is a recovery center that gives the second life to injured stray animals. The organic farm has been set up by Robin Singh along with Joellen Anderson for stray animals and those who want to do something for animal welfare and animal rights. Not only dogs, but the recovery center also takes care of other...

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09 Mar 2017
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