Pabiben and her ‘Pabi Bag’– Crafting Beauties ©Sangeeta Venkatesh

(Note: Do leave a comment/ click on the 'like' button if you liked it/ follow the blog, so that I know you liked the content!) I met Pabiben Rabari at one of the many handlooms and handicraft exhibitions that occur periodically in Mumbai. Standing behind the stall was a well-built and confident woman with colourful … Continue reading Pabiben and her ‘Pabi Bag’– Crafting Beauties ©Sangeeta Venkatesh

Lights, Camera, Action- The National Museum of Indian Cinema ©Sangeeta Venkatesh

A few weeks ago, I had attended a retrospective of the late actor, director and Kannada writer Girish Karnad at the Films Division of India located at Pedder Road, Mumbai. The auditorium was packed and the event was inaugurated by film producer and director Anand Mahendroo, who reminisced about his mentor and teacher. This was … Continue reading Lights, Camera, Action- The National Museum of Indian Cinema ©Sangeeta Venkatesh

#KochiDiaries – Vignettes of the 4th Kochi Biennale (2019) ©Sangeeta Venkatesh

It is impossible to encapsulate the Kochi Biennale in one article. Last month, I tried to cover the fourth edition of India’s most ambitious and largest art exhibition, as much as I could in a day. The mission statement of the Biennale states “The Kochi-Muziris Biennale seeks to invoke the latent cosmopolitan spirit of the … Continue reading #KochiDiaries – Vignettes of the 4th Kochi Biennale (2019) ©Sangeeta Venkatesh

Rustic Beats- Stoneware figures by G.Reghu – © Sangeeta Venkatesh

There is one thing I admire about the Maximum City - the fact that it makes good quality art accessible to the common people. The Jehangir Art Gallery, in South Mumbai, is one such gallery that regularly hosts some wonderful artists and one is exposed to various mediums of expression. My friend Simi and I … Continue reading Rustic Beats- Stoneware figures by G.Reghu – © Sangeeta Venkatesh