Category Archives: ARTS & CULTURE

Thakazhi’s iconic short story ‘Vellapokkathil’ recreated at Biennale

Kochi: The pain and hopelessness of isolation as conveyed by celebrated writer Thakazhi Sivashankara Pillai in his short storyVellapokkathil (In the Flood) has been given form at the ongoing third edition of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale. Channeling Thakazhi’s rich literary imagery into an arresting ‘short story

Artistic genius is derived from developmental experiences: Sudhir Kakar

Eminent cultural psychologist examined understanding of creativity in ‘Let’s Talk’  Kochi: From the inspiration behind the secrets Leonardo da Vinci hid in the Mona Lisa’s smile to the genius in Mirza Ghalib’sshayari, celebrated cultural psychologist Sudhir Kakar delivered here an engrossing talk on the nature

A mailbox links to Dr APJ Abdul Kalam at the Biennale

Visitors to Aspinwall House can send postcards addressed to former President at India Post stall Kochi: Visitors to the ongoing third edition of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale (KMB) can now craft and mail postcards addressed to former President Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam through a special letterbox

The  pathway to ‘democratisation of art’  

KBF hosted 10-day workshop on influential art education programme  that offers promise of greater access to art for broader audiences Kochi: From holding guided blindfold tours to getting the grounds-keeping staff involved through picture and word association activities, a series of art mediation practices were

Visiting cine actors find KMB 2016 ‘magical’ and ‘stimulating’

Kochi: Veteran actors from the Malayalam and Hindi film industries experienced the ‘magic and wonder’ of the ongoing third edition of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale (KMB) over the weekend. Mollywood stalwarts Maniyanpilla Raju and Kunchan visited Aspinwall House, the main venue for KMB 2016, Saturday morning,

‘Dissent and discourse’ on the streets of Kochi

Kochi: Strong crowds thronged a number of locations around Fort Kochi and Mattancherry today as the BM Anand Foundation along with Jana Natya Manch (Janam), one of Delhi’s oldest and most non-conformist theatre groups, kicked off a weekend-long series of street theatre performances. After watching

Poem: Life is often a mystery

by Parvathi Vinod The beckoning asterisms Embracing beautiful antelopes The sweet voice of cuckoo The veils of morning The glimmers of midnight Like a premadoma Nature showers it’s flowers But I still see a mystery In nock and corner Created by omnipotent creator The greatest mystery In

Archive of images frames early Kerala identity for reinterpretation

KBF-Critical Collective exhibition ‘The Accidental Archive’ was on show from January 22-23 Kochi: The alternative histories, smaller truths and partial narratives of Kerala society and culture as revealed through a curated archive of visual imagery were presented over a two-day exhibition held on the sidelines