Art is not exactly my forte, but we enjoyed the Kochi Muziris Biennale of 2014-15 and 2016-17. We missed the 4th edition held in 2018. Then the pandemic hit and the Biennale was not held for a few years. So when we found that the 5th edition of Biennale 2022-23 was coinciding with our visit … Continue reading Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2022-23: Economist’s Delight
The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling is an amazing seven part fantasy fiction. It has not been classified as science-fiction as yet. In this post I highlight the many futuristic Sci-fi ideas embedded in the seven series novels. Please comment and let me know of more such ideas for the future that Rowling may have embedded in the novels and we may have missed.
An exciting evening of live jazz music, at The Crypt, St. Giles Church, London. The band was led by Tristan Mailliot on the drums. Mark (guitar) and Tom Ridout on saxes.. Matt Carter on the keyboard.
I watched the Hindi film Super 30 again. It is based on a true story of a mathematics teacher who runs an educational program for poor children. The film scrutinizes the ambition of parents and children in India to enter the top engineering schools known as the Indian Institute of Technology and the ethics of coaching centers.
Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder, but creativity is what you do with passion!! So I discovered and enjoyed writing this post about the art of sewing and crafting through recycling old dress material. An art that I have enjoyed doing since ever so long ago. Contemporary Accessory: The Mask: We now live … Continue reading Creativity in the Art of Sewing, Crafting and Recycling
Visit to two unique museums at Pittsburgh, the Andy Warhol Museum and the Mattress Factory. Life and works of artists are pretty incomprehensible for those who worry about material things, the economy and society. But we learnt a lot about life, art, culture and even the environmental crisis from these art works.
Performance by Maya Krishna Rao, on the occasion of Women Farmers Day, essaying Women's Work and Contribution to Agriculture, put all our research as Economists to shame. Watch video here
Pandemic has taken its toll, missing Navratri celebrations, Garba dance and festivities this year. Nostalgia over Navratri 2019!
We watched a play titled 'Kusoor'-The Mistake, directed by Actor/Director Amol Palekar. His wife, Sandhya Gokhale, a script writer, adapted this play from the Danish story 'Den Skyldige' written by Gustav Moller and Emil.N. Andersen. It is a subtle story reflecting the tensions of our times. It is heartening to see such committed artists as Amol and Sandhya.
Notebook is about children in an abandoned primary school in Kashmir. The story of kids wanting to study, but caught in this strange sociopolitical situation unfolding before them.
Van Gogh at his unfortunate best! Revelation of the Starry Starry Night and the Star himself through the movie Loving Vincent and exhibition at Tate Britain.