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Madhu Jain

  • The golden eggs matter more than the goose

    A large number of international galleries had set up shop and were more interested in selling their wares in Shining India with its fattening middle class than they were in picking up artists from here.

    Friday, 28 January 2011 - 2:35am
  • India Art Summit flies high on wings of hype

    Third year running and growing like young Jack’s beanstalk, it is rapidly becoming a must “do” for those in the business of art — both the connoisseurs and the fliterati.

    Friday, 14 January 2011 - 12:41am
  • Keeping up with the times and sidestepping hurdles

    Heralding the New Year with some kind of summing up of the good, the bad and the ugly just didn't ring right.

    Sunday, 2 January 2011 - 11:32pm
  • The ugly Indian visits serene and gentle Cambodia

    Each time I return to India after a longer-than-brief spell abroad I want to kiss the soil. This land of ours has given birth to some of the world’s greatest thinkers and religions.

    Friday, 17 December 2010 - 2:00am
  • Welcome home, this time to glory and groupies

    She stood there, transfixed, in one of those skin-sculpting little black dresses, admiring herself like a, well, latter day female avatar of Narcissus.

    Thursday, 2 December 2010 - 11:00pm
  • It’s boom time for Indian authors and publishers

    Hay-on-Wye, the world’s most prestigious literary festival, didn’t choose Kerala for those dazzling shores and coconut trees — or delectable fish curries and appam.

    Friday, 19 November 2010 - 3:02am
  • Art revival in Paris with Indian artists on board

    The French have gone all out to retrieve their status in the world of art.

    Thursday, 4 November 2010 - 9:41pm
  • Art has a playful encounter with the past

    Paris has long been seen as a mecca for artists, until New York, London and other cities took up the flame and the Parisian art scene became staid and predictable.

    Friday, 22 October 2010 - 3:41am
  • Shame in Delhi, Salaam India in Toronto

    Kiran Rao’s Dhobhi Ghat, Sidharth Srinivasan’s Pairon Tale, Aamir Bashir’s Hadud, and Anurag Kashyap’s The Girl in Yellow Boots went down more than well with the audience.

    Friday, 24 September 2010 - 12:40am
  • A fusion in glass, blending east and west

    East eventually met west head-on in the arena of the arts, including the gastronomic.

    Friday, 10 September 2010 - 12:08am