Month: February 2020

A Scotsman in Pune – Leisure News

Uday S Kulkarni’s book is a painstakingly detailed and fulsomely illustrated account of Wales’s career in India, where he lived from July 1791 till his sudden death in November 1795. James Wales, Artist and Antiquarian in the Time of Peshwa Sawai Madhavrao One of the first records of the artist James Wales is from 1777. Aged …

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Not just company ltd – Leisure News

By the late 18th century, Indian artists found it increasingly difficult to earn a living from the declining centres of the Mughal court or its successors. Meanwhile, they began receiving commissions from patrons affiliated to the East India Company. The art these painters created for expatriates has never received its due. As the sunset on …

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When the shoe fits – Leisure News

Actor Gulshan Devaiah likes collecting shoes but he has now started stacking up awards as well. Gulshan Devaiah If Gulshan Devaiah’s decade-long filmography is anything to go by, it’s clear he can not only follow Bollywood’s commercial formula (Hate Story, Goliyon ki Raasleela, Ramleela and Commando 3), but can also do justice to its indie …

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Postcards from an Exile – Leisure News

Back in November, the government’s decision to revoke writer Aatish Taseer’s Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) card caused a brief media kerfuffle. Taseer, a prominent writer, is the son of veteran columnist and Lutyens insider Tavleen Singh and Pakistani politician Salman Taseer, a former governor of Punjab whose criticism of his country’s blasphemy laws precipitated …

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A City in a Fog – Leisure News

Smog meanders through the pages of Deepa Anappara’s moving debut novel; an oppressive presence, like one of the malevolent djinns that nine-year-old Jai worries might be behind a series of child snatchings in his basti-the last stop of a metro line in the book’s nameless fictional analogue of Delhi. Smog and djinns are just part …

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