When the Padma awards are announced every year, my wife goes through the list with a tooth comb hoping, I'm sure, that my name hasn't appeared on it through some mischance
Not only does art sensitise us, it also highlights that the disabled have as much right to art as all of us - yet, we are callous when it comes to including them in this process
The last time I took a break was -when? "Never," says my wife, given as always to hyperbole, and reminding me that visits to my parents in Bikaner "are no holiday, so there!". I tell her that spending time with her brother in Miami was no lark ...
Walking in the park at dawn, the silence is so complete, you imagine yourself far from the city, in another country, even another century
Enjoy the art, the conversations and the energy, but, most of all, appreciate what you're fortunate to see around you because you probably won't see it again
When I explained to my wife that I'd done a fair share of bending the wrist and hoped to become, like Radhe Maa, "pure and pious", she looked at me suspiciously and said, "Tell me the truth, are you h
Hospitals now resemble luxury hotels and smell of spray instead of spirit, but their occupants haven't changed all that much. The other day, having been forced into seeing a doctor, I'd signed up for an examination. The physician I'd been assigned ...
What could break the ice faster among strangers than a conversation around art, prices, comparisons, the meaning of a specific work, the pursuit of a particularly rare painting?
This year, I will stop hoping that the dog will behave himself, the cook will add less salt to the food, the cook will add less oil to the food, the cook will add less spices to the food
A chilly winter's day with bright sunshine, a large pot of coffee by the side and a dog snoozing at one's feet - Governance Day is just what one needed as a break from a busy week in which more number plates than cars were sold in the capital, ...
For too long, the breadth of Indian art has been represented by too few artists who have made up its marquee, creating almost a hegemony
I look terrible in wigs but I've invested in one anyway. It's got a fringe at the front that makes my already big nose look bigger
My son likes his white butter cold-pressed and unsalted, a varietal that is ideal accompaniment with sizzling parathas in winter - though, of course, we've all grown up with the staple goodness of Amul
Saffronart Mumbai will auction 85 lots of F N Souza's works in an evening sale, which is a rare honour because these are mostly drawings
With just three weeks to go before Christmas, the frenzy as shoppers queue up to pay for their purchases is exhausting