Girija Hariharan @2flatbrush

Girija Hariharan @2flatbrush

When I wanted to do something related to art, I just looked around me for ways in which I could include it in my life. Giving up a comfortable job, it was time to network, meet artists and conduct workshops in art, in collaboration with artists. It was in...

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Cherial Art

Cherial Art

When I meet artist Sai Kiran Varma, what strikes me every time is his love for Cherial art and passion to take it forward. Young and dynamic, he has chucked all other opportunities to work in the revival of Cherial Art. His degree in Fine Arts from Venkateshwara...

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Vidya Vox

Vidya Vox

Well, what would you do if you had a blog and loved Vidya Vox? Ask her for an interview offcourse! Un-edited and from the heart. Vidya has found her Calling...have you? Hi Vidya, I would like to ask you a couple of questions for my blog post on you....

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Calling

Calling

Here I am sitting before the screen for the last half an hour, however not working. Instead I am advising my friend on how to overcome the stress of her hectic schedule, not snap at people around and also be creative, all at the same time. Difficult na?...

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Tesor

Tesor

The review for Tesor has been on the cards for quite some time now. One of the partners Raghavendra, was an ex-collegue and a friend. But when I went to Tesor, it was for the art workshop I was having there. Their studio space has a lot of potential to be...

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Museum of Goa

Museum of Goa

The idea was not to go to a museum. It was just another beach holiday. Though we were born and brought up literally next to the beach, once you uproot yourself and live elsewhere, the beach has a special pull. And with a five year old, reason goes right out of the...

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Art For Kids

Art For Kids

I follow the ritual of making resolutions every December to promptly break them …say by mid march or so? But this year it was different because 2017 was a little different. How different you may ask…For one thing, I started my blog ‘Strings Of Heritage’...

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Touch and Feel Vs Touchscreen

Touch and Feel Vs Touchscreen

Do you remember the games you played in your childhood? For me it was scraping tender coconut fruits (Bondi) which fell off, pretending to be cooking- complete with leaves as curry and some rice from Amma. We had this nice shady place in our huge backyard with the...

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Tanjore Art

Tanjore Art

Tanjore or Tanjavur art immediately brings to mind gold, precious stones and cherubic Krishnas. It is the art of the royalty which truly flourished as it is today under the rule of the Marathas. Initially adorning walls of temples and palaces, it slowly...

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Beauty of Handmade

Beauty of Handmade

This was the eighth annual collective by AHH (a not for profit organization), but the first one that I attended. I had plans of being there every day but couldn't make it on the last day. It was such a colourful treat that coming away from it every day was...

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Kaavad from Rajasthan

Kaavad from Rajasthan

He does not tire easily...in the forty minutes that I was there, Dwarka Prasad Jangid easily re told the story of Ramayana, Mahabharata, Meena and Krishna at least three times. And how! With pictures painted on the panels of the Kaavad from Rajasthan, a...

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Madhubani by Vidushini Prasad

Madhubani by Vidushini Prasad

When I came across the stall of Madhubani by Vidushini Prasad at the annual collective of A Hundred Hands, I immediately started with all the questions that I had for her. This was a great opportunity for me to meet such a talented artist who is in an...

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Experience Handmade

Experience Handmade

It was the first day at the eighth annual handmade collective of A Hundred Hands at Bangalore. Though I was there for most of the day, I could not visit all the stalls. Each stall was so unique, colourful and intriguing, that I just could not go...

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Inscription Stones Of Bangalore

Inscription Stones Of Bangalore

Old inscription stones of Bangalore -At first glance, you would think they were illegible and in a language not known to you. But on closer inspection of the pictures you realise it's in Kannada. Of the 150 (Only within Bangalore) recorded by Mr. B L Rice...

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The Puppet Show

The Puppet Show

Looks like its Raining Puppets! After my post on the Puppet Making Workshop, I had an opportunity to see a Puppet show at Sankalpa School. I could feel their excitement in the air. They were all curious to see what it was that would enfold before them when...

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