Interview – Siddharth Mishra

With my skills I wish to re-create human emotion by the very index of mind- the face. So, undoubtedly portraits are always my favourites. I follow Andrew Loomi’s techniques and Barrington Barber’s ‘The Fundamental of Drawing Portraits’ has been my Bible all this time…

The Starry Night

Artist: Vincent Van Gogh (1853–1890) Dimensions: 73.7 cm × 92.1 cm Location: Currently displayed in Museum of Modern Arts, New York Subject: The view from the asylum window of the artist. Period: Post-Impressionist Medium: Oil on Canvas Very few times in the history of art, a painting or a piece of art surpasses the fame…

तीस्ता मैं …

तीन स्रोतों से मुझे है नाम मिलता,
सृषि के तीनों गुणों को हूँ समेटे,
मैं नदी हूँ …
यह प्रवाहोल्लास मेरा!
भङ्गिमा कल्लोलिनी मेरी! …
पाट मेरा, घाट मेरे,
सोच, फिर! प्रतिघात मेरे …
तीस्ता मैं …

Samskriyā Launches Program “Prākṛti”

On 15th September 2019,  Samskriyā launched the Program “Prākṛti” for the artforms originated, developed and adapted in Bhārata at Unmukt Creativity Center, Bhubaneswar. The event started with the monthly Baithaka of the Program Sambhāshā. In the second half of the event, the Program Prākṛti was officially launched with its first workshop on Madhubani for Beginners …

A Conversation with Jayanta Mahapatra

At the age of almost 40, poet Jayanta Mahapatra conquered the world with his poetry. A combination of brevity and sharpness that he derived from physics (his subject) and the gift of a strong vocabulary took this poet to places and stages one can only imagine. His poems have been silent protests and an eye-opener for many. Our conversation with the legendary poet’s life, lessons and poetry …

जोखनी की माँ

‘जोखनी की माँ’ दरअसल हमारे घर की ‘आपातकालीन सुविधा’ थी जो हमारी कामवाली बाई के अचानक काम पर न आने से चार बच्चों वाले घर में मची अफ़रातफ़री को कम करने में अम्मी का हाथ बँटा देती थी । वो मुझे और मेरी बहनों को ‘मईयाँ’ कहती थी। …

Indian Arts and Crafts – An Overview

India features as a very receptive and dynamic country when it comes to arts and crafts which has played a major role in carrying the multi-flavoured culture of this oldest living civilization through ages of being at the top of world trade, being invaded many times, being spiritual and moral guru, being a consumer-oriented market-driven economy and being a home to almost all kinds of people on the planet …