Art / Artists
Do you remember the last time you wrote or received a handwritten letter? In digital era of fast-paced emails and other texting apps, this seems too old school. But Mumbai-based architect and self-taught artist, Sumedha Sah, is bringing back the lost art of writing letters through her initiative The Snail Mail Project.
Artists / Featured / Interview / Music
Whether heavy or mellow, post-rock is such a wonderful music genre that delivers a message via instruments, resonating emotion or imagination. While some of you may already have your favourite post-rock bands, we recently came across a home-grown Shimla/Pune instrumental rock band – The Reasonable Hope that deserves a listen!
Art / Artists / Painting / Sketching
Every October, artists all over the world take on the Inktober drawing challenge to create one ink illustration per day – the entire month. This Inktober challenge was actually started in 2009 by Mr. Jake Parker, who wanted to improve his inking skills and make a positive drawing habit. So, he challenged himself to draw one drawing for 31 days in the month of October.
Art / Artists / Design / Handicraft
Giving an edge to her art, Russian embroidery artist Krista Decor creates such beautiful designs that seem to be floating in mid-air. She hand-stitches her embroidery designs on tulle, a fine net-like fabric with shimmering, translucent quality. This lightweight netting is so fine that it almost makes the embroidery appear to be suspended in the air.
Art / Artists / Handicraft
While for most of us blue jeans are just a piece of clothing, London-based artist Ian Berry, aka Denium, sees the world through denim. He creates incredibly detailed artworks made solely out of denim – as he believes that ‘denim’ is one of the dominant parts of urban lifestyle. His art revolves around melancholic urban spaces, usually depicting life in a city.
Art / Artists / Sketching
Mokhallad Habib from Lebanon, Middle East is a professional pharmacist but he doesn’t let his profession interfere with his creativity. Tickling his artistic nerve every now or then, he likes to create fun anime drawings that cleverly blends with the realistic world. It is really amazing to see how he mixes drawing, photography and real-life objects to form unique surreal scenes.
Artists / Music
With the coming advent of festival season, this year’s Campers Festival, hosted by Xanadu ExPdi – Expeditions and Diaries, is particularly well timed. This is a two day event, i.e. October 1st and 2nd, at the Xanadu Cafe, Solan – a delightful venue where music and nature lovers will unite for a fully immersive experience.
Art / Artists / Painting
In the past, graffiti was associated with public vandalism and disrespect. But today, graffiti artists are being recognized for their creative talent to add life to dull street walls. Nowadays, even some companies like advertising agencies commission graffitists to design art for public spaces or selling their products with an artistic viewpoint. With the aim to revive cult art and upcycling in India, a group...
Artists / Music
Despite many talented musicians and artists in Himachal, there are very few events or platforms to provide them the recognition they deserve. But Melomaniac, a music event organised by Solan-based band Artha, aims to bring together local musicians and audiences with a love for different music genres like metal, classical, hip-hop, rock etc. The event kicks off at 4.00 P.M. on 26th July at MC...
Art / Artists / Painting
This seven-year-old girl is a heartwarming example of parenting skills done right. While most of us keep cribbing about various social issues in our houses or offices, Sanjana Bhosale, a standard 2 student from OES International School, Vasai, Mumbai, is showing us how to be selfless and spread some love. India’s youngest philanthropist sells her beautiful paintings to help raise funds to educate underprivileged kids.