Mahashweta Chakravarti

A student of English Literature from Kolkata, currently pursuing a Masters degree in Jadavpur University. A bibliophile with an eclectic taste in music, an occasional writer, and a Ravenclaw with a wanderlust. Will defend Severus Snape and Roger Federer whenever called for.

The Vogue of Paint Parties in India

For those who are fond of painting or have always been longing to acquire this skill but cannot allocate hours for classes, there is now a vogue of paint parties in India which is an excellent alternative.

Rangoli Art – Origin, Significance of this Art form in Indian Culture

The ground is the canvas for this art – be it the artificial floor of the house or concrete roads. The patterns are mainly created out of artificial dry colours, but in its original form rangoli is made from coloured rice, sand, flour, or simply flower petals.

Arambol Beach Festival – Goa’s Exotic Music Carnival

The musical scene of Arambol is difficult to capture in words, for the crooning melodies at sunset combined with the sights of conceptual land art at certain junctures on the beach makes it an unparalleled experience.

Illustrations in R. K. Narayan’s Classic Works

The well-known sketch of the fictional town had been done by Laxman based on the stories of Malgudi. The town is designed by Laxman as an ordinary settlement with rail tracks and an unremarkable railway station made of concrete.

The Indian Epics in Popular Culture

The epics continue to survive in this manner not only by word of mouth and traditions passed down through generations, but more so because of the way in which they have been adapted into popular culture.

Papusza : A Belly Dance Production on the Life of a Great Romani Poet

A fascinating detailed history on the origin of Belly dance and the journey of its pioneers in India along with details on a 9th November production on Papusza

Street Art – A Developing Art Form in India

Street Art in India has been around for a while, but these days its taking a leap due to involvement of young people in expressing social causes in artistic ways...

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