2016 has been quite a year for our country and most people are only too glad that its coming to an end. While a new year brings with it, new hope and excitement, I think there is a certain romance about reflecting on the year gone by and catching the beauty of it! So here I am revisiting 5 amazing art-museum exhibitions that made 2016 totally worth it! 1. Tabiyat : Health & Human Body at CSMVS, Mumbai This is…

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Having been brought up in a Bengali household, the run up to Durga Puja & Dussehra would always be full of Mahisasur-Mardini stories, and it is only on Diwali that I would revise the little I knew of Ramayana.  Working in the crafts space for 8 years now, I’ve seen how different episodes and Rama stories inspire artists not only across India, but various South-east asian countries. And then, the other night I went for my first Ram-Leela. The story was told slightly differently from the one I kne

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The first piece of great news that I read today was about the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaja Vastu Sangralaya (CSMVS), Mumbai going online with the Google Art Project on two collections : Animal in Indian Art & Fauna of the Indian Subcontinent. As a Museum-Educator, I find these resources to be pretty cool! A couple of weeks ago, I attended a Museum capacity building conference where Martin Roth, Director V&A spoke of the new age digital technologies that the Museum is…

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