• Mon, May 21, 2018
  • Drawing experiment leads young artist to go viral on Instagram

    Updated: May, 21, 201806:45 AM

    Known better as the artist who draws with both hands at once, Alamelu Annhamalai says the key to contemporary creators like her to thrive, is to move with the times
    Drawing experiment leads young artist to go viral on Instagram
    In between doing artworks that demand her time, energy and focus, Alamelu Annhamalai wished she could draw and paint with two hands so she could get her work done faster. So, she decided to pick up her sketch pad and attempt drawing with her left hand. She quickly progressed to one-line sketches without lifting the pen from paper with both her hands simultaneously and recording time lapse videos of them, primarily just as feed for her social media pages. Little did she know then that the videos would go viral they went on to be reposted by many. An independent visual artist based out of Chennai, she completed her art degree from Stella Maris, specialising in painting. “I’ve always been interested in art since I was young. Over the years, I’ve trained to be a painter, have conducted exhibitions of my works and also do commissioned...
  • A girl’s journey around India in 365 days A girl’s journey around India in 365 days
    Updated: May, 20, 201807:30 AM

    Freelance travel writer and blogger Mridula Ramadugu’s goal to see all of India began last year; with 22 states down, she has seven remaining on her bucket list

  • Rusty, an inspiration to many for eight decades Rusty, an inspiration to many for eight decades
    Updated: May, 19, 201806:15 AM

    Ruskin Bond turns 84 and over the years has inspired many across generations with his words

  • Portrait of Francis Bacon's lover fetches 50 million USD Portrait of Francis Bacon's lover fetches 50 million USD
    Updated: May, 18, 201807:51 PM

    Christie's auction house has sold Study for Portrait by Irish painter Francis Bacon, one of his many portraits depicting his lover and muse George Dyer, for 49.8 million USD in New York.

  • Short film 'Raaya' to represent India at Cannes Short film 'Raaya' to represent India at Cannes
    Updated: May, 17, 201808:24 PM

    Raaya , a short film about an autistic 7-year-old child, has been selected for screening in Short Film Corner at the ongoing Cannes Film Festival 2018.

  • Sid K redefines the style of anchoring Sid K redefines the style of anchoring
    Updated: May, 17, 201808:38 AM

    He is one of India’s most sought-after emcees, TV-radio hosts and voice-over professionals. And what makes Siddharth Kannan stand apart is his energy, wit, spontaneity and connect with audiences.

  • Exploring the principles of yoga in Odissi Exploring the principles of yoga in Odissi
    Updated: May, 17, 201808:33 AM

    Prakriti Foundation is hosting a book discussion on Dance as Yoga:The Spirit and Technique of Odissi written by well-known Odissi dancer Rekha Tandon today. In a chat with DT Next, the author opens up...

  • Pawsome pets: Petition against e-sales of illegally bred pets Pawsome pets: Petition against e-sales of illegally bred pets
    Updated: May, 16, 201807:30 AM

    Such is the power of words that online petitions against online portals like Quickr and Facebook Marketplace to discourage backyard breeders from selling illegally bred pets online, have been gaining...

  • A tribute to Madras and her people through art A tribute to Madras and her people through art
    Updated: May, 16, 201807:00 AM

    Hemalatha Venkatraman travels to historically significant places around the world including Chennai and makes miniature artworks to make people aware of their histories, and bring them together in a...

  • Does body image matter for men on Tinder? Does body image matter for men on Tinder?
    Updated: May, 15, 201806:30 AM

    While men presume that their body types could be a deterrent to their getting matched on dating apps, why women swipe left on Tinder is for altogether different reasons, ranging from dishonest...