Ben Okri The Freedom Artist

A short take with the former Man Booker Prize winner on his new book, The Freedom Artist.

INTERVIEW OF THE WEEK

Pushpamala N.

A conversation with the senior-most living performance artist in the country and the curator of the upcoming Chennai Photo Biennale.


PROFILE OF THE WEEK

Kanu Behl Binnu ka Sapna

Behl's new short film has won the Student Jury Prize for best short film at the prestigious Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival 2019.


For me, I’m most haunted by the book itself—to turn what I see and feel in my head into what I actually read on the page.

Markus Zusak

Short Take

Short Take

Author, Aatish Taseer

Contextualize yourself in one line?

A writer trying to make a whole of his past, and the past of his place.

The first job you were hired for?
Captain Condom on World Aid’s Day.

Three books (any genre) that will always have a place on your bookshelf? 
Remembrance of Things Past; A Bend in the River; Monier-Williams English-Sanskrit dictionary.

Three things that influence your work?
Travel, reading, big love.

The one cure you stand by to overcome a writer’s block? 
Reading in a language other than the one I write in. I feel that strengthens the linguistic faculty and refreshes the eyes. Moving between fiction and nonfiction/journalism helps too.


Sandunes and Richard Spaven

Trans-continental collaboration will see Indian electronica artist and world renowned drummer re-interpret each other’s work.

Habitat Photosphere

A mega-photography festival initiated by India Habitat Centre and curated by Dr Alka Pande



ART ISSUE 2019

  • pg. 19

    COVER STORY

    THE CENTRE THAT HOLDS: BHARTI KHER

  • pg. 27

    LISTED

    ART AS AN ACT: NIKHIL CHOPRA, SAJAN MANI,PUSHPAMALA N., NEHA CHOKSI

  • pg. 37

    FORECAST

    MAN, WOMAN AND SOIL: AVANI RAI, LALLAN, SITARAM SWAIN

  • pg. 56

    SPECIAL

    THE QUIET PORTRAIT: ROHIT CHAWLA

  • pg. 73

    FILM

    ADITYA DHAR: URI

  • pg. 79

    INFORM

    SHIV SENSARMA: TALENT TIN

  • pg. 80

    DESIGN

    RUCHIKA GROVER, ABHISHEK PAATNI, JEMMA JOSE

  • pg. 88

    EXTRACT

    THE FOREST OF ENCHANTMENTS: CHITRA BANERJEE DIVAKURNI

  • pg. 95

    INTERVIEW

    THE MAN MADE OF STORIES: MARKUS ZUSAK

  • pg. 98

    VISUAL STORY

    HE SAID LET US NOT USE NAMES: KARAN KUMAR SACHDEV

  • pg. 115

    CENTRESTAGE

    GULLY BOY: ZOYA AKHTAR

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    3 MINUTES

    VIR DAS