TEXTILE TRADITIONS: PICHVAIS OF NATHDWARA

8th August 2017 by SURBHI GANDHI
TEXTILE TRADITIONS: PICHVAIS OF NATHDWARA

“Man is made by his belief. As he believes, so he is.” -         Shri Krishna India, home to one of the most ancient civilisations in the world, continues to be a treasure trove of diverse art forms. Original essays by eminent scholars of Indian art focus on the style of worship, patterns of patronage, and artistic heritage that generated one of these forms – the “Pichvais”, large paintings, hand painted or hand woven on cloth, employed as wall hangings in temples. Pichvais are exquisitely devotional paintings illustrating scenes from Lord Krishna’s life; these were hung behind the idol to heighten a shrine’s splendour. A pichvais represents an exuberant outpouring of adoration for Krishna that is part theatrical, part devotional: it is designed to create an...

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A SUMMERTIME TABLE SETTING

4th July 2017 by SURBHI GANDHI
A SUMMERTIME TABLE SETTING

Balmy summer evenings bring back fond memories of outdoor entertaining under warm lighting, a table adorned with delish food and drinks, surrounded by friends and family. Outdoor space is a rare gem in most cities, and once you have it, plan on taking full advantage by hosting the most stylish do’s of the season. Think endless dinner parties, barbecues, and copious amounts of rosé flowing throughout summer. The next time you fire up the grill for a backyard BBQ, impress your guests with these colourful and creative summertime table setting ideas. Here’s a rundown of all the picks you need for the alfresco dining party of the year. TABLEWARE Putting together a gorgeous summer party doesn’t have to be complicated. Your decorating can be simple and your table, anything but basic. Crisp white dishware, modern...

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FATHER-SON ARCHITECTURAL LEGACIES THROUGHOUT HISTORY

16th June 2017 by SURBHI GANDHI
FATHER-SON ARCHITECTURAL LEGACIES THROUGHOUT HISTORY

Some families witness the passing of creativity and passions from generation to generation. From internationally acclaimed landmarks built by I.M. Pei and his two sons, to the historic works of Cesar and Rafael Pelli, these father-son legacies have left an indelible mark on the architectural world. Father’s Day is fast approaching, which offers us a prospect to reflect on the paternal bequest that has connected dynasties of noteworthy architects – Let’s travel back in time to see the ancestral threads of architectural history.     ELIEL AND EERO SAARINEN     Helsinki Railway Station, by Eliel Saarinen                                           St. Louis Gateway Arch, by Eero Saarinen...

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