45 Days of Stories

The Natya-Shastra – Manifesto & Tool

        Is the Natya-Shastra a manifesto and tool for the contemporary artist ? According to me, it absolutely is – Yes! The Natya-Shastra, an approximately 2210 years old text with the main purpose, as I see it- is that this was and is a text that offers an infrastructure for the dissemination of creative knowledge. This infrastructure has […]
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Sanskrit and its importance in the Discussion

The intricacies of the Languge constructed by Pannini is as much a Science as the world of molecules of Chemistry, or, that of physical laws within the material Universe. Sanskrit is a cryptograph in many ways. Used as a tool to encrypt, Sanskrit has always been a vehicle for knowledge dissemination. Providing a framework that houses immense conceptual ideas that are […]
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What is Contemporary Art?

Contemporary Art is understood by some as all art produced post World War II, whilst others define it as art produced “within our lifetime”, and then there is the tiny fact that Roger Fry and his contemporaries founded and established The Contemporary Art Society, London in 1910.  So, trying to define Contemporary-Art within a set time-line, to me, seems an […]
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