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Amrita Sher-Gil: A Heroine of Two Nations
 
On her 104th birth anniversary,instead of starting out on the crucial elements of her art, let's focus on her personality that made a lasting impression.
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Despite the Jurassic Park-like Elements, Jitish Kallat Disappoints
 
2017 has started with Jitish Kallat's retrospective, on his ever-evolving practice of 20 years. But the show leaves much to be desired.
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On Mother's Day, a Mom Writes About Documenting Her Baby's Travels
 
If he had his way,he would watch every sunset on a lake and wake up in a moving bus to the hills.He wants to fly the spacecraft next.Sure,space tourism is a reality.
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This blog is my child's digital legacy
 
It is a global parenting experience through this blog which makes me a strong advocate of the digital medium for raising a child.
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Sudhir Tailang and the Art of Laughing in Adversity
 
Perhaps that's the thing about cartoonists, they can see the humour and irony that is inherent in life. Sahar Zaman writes a tribute to the cartoonist for The Quint.
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The Shrinking India Art Fair
 
As someone who religiously comes to the India Art Fair every year,right since it's inception in 2008,I've been noticing a consistent shrinking of both scale of artworks and participation, writes Sahar Zaman
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Salut! Satish Gujral's Life at 90 is One of Rare, Chosen Silence
 
"When I was 80, I got the (hearing) implant.Sound came back but it was not familiar to me.I got the implant removed!", Gujral tells Sahar Zaman. She writes for The Quint.
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'Artist: Hema Upadhyay. Medium: Soulful. Year: 2015'
 
For a few seconds, I couldn't believe what I was reading."Artist Hema Upadhyay's body found dumped in a drain, along with her lawyer's body." WHAT???!! I thought to myself – Are we sure that's Hema?
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Exclusive: Master Painter SH Raza Explains His Timeless 'Bindu'
 
"Painting problems are the same, irrespective of technology", says Raza while talking to Sahar Zaman. His first in-depth intervw after receiving the France's highest civilian honour.
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Remembering Tyeb Mehta – a Gentle Soul Haunted by Violence
 
Sahar Zaman remembers master artist Tyeb Mehta. "I couldn’t imagine how someone that soft-spoken and gentle could create works pulsating with such forceful, violent energy."
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Remembering Karachi's Wild Child Sabeen Mahmud on her Birthday
 
Sahar Zaman writes on her friend who was gunned down in Karachi. Sabeen Mahmud was special indeed.
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India Art Fair: Installation Art Rocks, Paintings Not So Much
 
Sahar Zaman writes on why people's interest in art is more in installations and less in canvas paintings. Reporting for the India Art Fair 2015
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Sahar Zaman: In Pursuit Of Taking Art To Masses
 
Halabol interviews Sahar Zaman on her work as an arts journalist,curator and now an artist working on her design brand Chamak Patti.
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Remembering the Artist MF Husain, 4 Years After He Passed Away
 
Sahar Zaman writes for The Quint on MF Husain , the artist, the legend and memories with the artist.
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In fond remembrance of the ghazal's Velvet Voice
 
Manek Premchand's recent book on Talat Mahmood is a touching tribute to the legend.It is especially precious, writes the singer's grand niece Sahar Zaman.
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The New Talat Mahmood Book Reflects the Voice of an Era
 
In this beautifully nuanced and poignant review, Sahar Zaman delves into the book that is written on her grand uncle Talat Mahmood.
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Remembering Talat Mahmood: My 'Bambai' Nana, the Superstar
 
Sahar Zaman writes about her grand uncle Talat Mahmood on his death anniversary.
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CLASSIC HOLLYWOOD PORTRAITS GET A BOLLYWOOD MAKEOVER
 
Artist Kanchan Chander talks about her latest work of embellishing portraits of Hollywood and Bollywood classic era filmstars. Sahar Zaman writes for Turn On Art
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ART ABROAD. DISCOVERING INDIA IN VENICE
 
For the first time, Indian contemporary art has been given a large platform along the sidelines of the Venice Biennale of Architecture. Sahar Zaman writes for Turn On Art.
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Toronto gets a glimpse of India's Art Activism
 
Writing for NewsX, Sahar Zaman tells you about the history of India's art activism through a show by SAHMAT.
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Indian 'art activism' shines in Toronto
 
SAHMAT takes India's art activism to Toronto. Sahar Zaman writes for The Sunday Guardian.
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Keeping pace with Mithu Sen
 
Sahar Zaman tracks artist Mithu Sen and her international presence in the world of art.(For the Spanish magazine TURN ON ART)
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A maverick challenges the status quo
 
Sahar Zaman's column at The Sunday Guardian covers the presence of Indian art and artists outside India. This piece tracks multiple international shows by Mithu Sen.
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BANARAS: TRANSCENDENCE, ROTTING GARBAGE, ART AND LITERATURE
 
India's best known arts journalist, Sahar Zaman, write on why contemporary artists from visual arts, literature and music find resonance with the ancient temple Varanasi. The highlights from the Banaras Utsav. (for Turn On Ar...
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A FAIR IN NEW DELHI THAT TRIES TO BE FAIR TO ARTISTS
 
India's best known arts journalist, Sahar Zaman,questions if an art fair which shuns the participation of galleries be the new order of the day? The United Art Fair in India. (for TURN ON ART)
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Artfully Fortified
 
India's best known arts journalist, Sahar Zaman,gets you the inspiring story of gallerist Sangeeta Juneja. She took the Rajasthan State Govt to court for shutting down her contemporary art gallery. (for FEMINA)
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Is India Ready For The Design Industry?
 
India's best known arts journalist, Sahar Zaman,reports on the Design Fair 'ID2013' which had 60 well established home decor brands from across the world. Is India is ready for the design industry? (for TEHELKA)
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Interview with Nobel Peace Laureate 2011, Tawakkol Karman
 
The various epithets that surround her include 'Iron Woman' and the 'Mother of the Arab Spring' for her role in the Yemen uprising.(for TEHELKA magazine)
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Towards a Museum of Innocence
 
India's best known arts journalist, Sahar Zaman,speaks to thespian and art connoisseur Ebrahim Alkazi on his latest love, a museum of his private art collection in the heart of the Capital. (for The Art & Deal)
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The Dark Horse at MoMA
 
India's best known arts journalist, Sahar Zaman, speaks to the Museum of Modern Art's newest find, artist Shambhavi Singh.(for TEHELKA)
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An Osian of Debt
 
Neville Tuli speaks to India's best known arts journalist, Sahar Zaman, on his rough patch. The difficulty of raising Rs 10 lakh in cash while Osian’s had Rs 1,000 crore in assets. (for OPEN)
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Clouds and Multiple Perspectives
 
Jehangir Sabavala will be remembered for bringing Cubism to Indian art, says Sahar Zaman (for OPEN)
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Palette Politic
 
Artist Shuvaprasanna on why it’s not yet time to paint Mamata, the lies of Buddhadeb Bhattacherjee, and managing passenger amenities for the Railways
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'My life is like my red Ferrari!'
 
MF Husain embraced every odd turn in life with the same passion that he had when driving his Ferrari. He told me, "My life is like my red Ferrari!", the best possible epitaph for him.(for The Friday Times)
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Tribute to artist MF Husain
 
What struck me most about his personality was his zest for life. For someone who reached the zenith of his career decades ago, Husain never cared about resting on his laurels.(for The Hindustan Times)
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Hans Ulrich Obrist on India's Rising Art Scene
 
Sahar Zaman speaks to the world's best known curator, Hans Ulrich Obrist about the Indian art scene & international significance. The interview appeared as the top story at 'Artinfo.com'.
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Question of Reconciliation
 
Australian and Indian artists, baffled by attacks on Indians down under, explore how the two countries treat each other and their minorities. Sahar Zaman writes for the news weekly, OPEN.
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An interview with Anish Kapoor on his debut show in India
 
Getting Anish Kapoor's works to India has been a struggle because of the costs involved and the lack of display space. But it has finally happened after 10 years of being in the pipeline. Sahar Zaman speaks to the artist.
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Priceless Art? Turn Right at Noida
 
Being India's biggest collector doesn't mean hoarding art selfishly. SAHAR ZAMAN gets a sneak peek of Kiran Nadar's new museum (for TEHELKA)
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Restoration and Preservation under Arc Lamps
 
I always talk a lot about how well the camera captures an art work but this week I want to pay art restorers my long-due respect. They have an 'eye' that even my camera fails to match up to!!
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The Moving Art of Pakistan
 
This time My TV & My Art took me to Pakistan, our neighbour, which is a lot like us but seems exotic to many mainly because of inaccessibility or its 'difficult to get a visa' factor. It was for a recce on 'truck art' for a s...
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'The Taj' in Delhi via France
 
The Mumbai attacks have taken up every possible space around us and understandably so. Our TV space, cyber space, mind space, dinner-table space and SMS space. Every public person worth his or her salt is out with an opinion ...
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My TV, My Art
 
The funniest part about my shoot with MF Husain was when he started talking about his 'young' days. That had us fervently looking for his pictures of 'youth' so that we could match the visuals with his comments.
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When Sonia Amma Came...
 
I'm sure she needs her privacy. Can you imagine how the difficult it is for her to have some peace and quiet, hounded as she is like a rockstar? A silent walkabout in a gallery, which is what most of us do around art, can be ...
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Colours of an Election
 
One usually doesn't use 'art' and 'elections' in the same breath. But hey, it's the 21st century. And innovation is in. So we made Anjolie Ela Menon our next PM, asked Raghu Rai to travel back in time to the Indira years and ...
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View From The Mountain Lion
 
The newsroom, unfortunately, fills up your mind with just the immediate. As a bona fide victim of the newsroom the only image of Sri Lanka I had in my mind were television glimpses of its three-decade war and its recent drama...
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Soundbytes from Australia
 
"I often visited India in my mind, and when I finally had a chance to go there, it reminded me of all my influences in life", veteran light artist Roger Foley Fogg "India is the mother of the world!", prominent Pop artist ...
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