The Weekend Artist
September 9, 2017 Kate Lawrence during one on of the vertical dance performances

Defying gravity

UK-based artist Kate Lawrence talks to TWA about how her passion for dance and calling for adventure helped her discover vertical dance IT is not always that adventure and art come together to create mesmerising fusions that enthrall the audiences. But for Kate Lawrence, a trained dancer and an adventure enthusiast, her fascination for heights […]

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August 14, 2017 Meadows Kumaon

A Kumaon tale: Not to be in your comfort zone is great fun, we learnt!

Back from her long road trip to Kumaon Himalayas, former journalist and avid traveller Aditi writes a guest post for The Weekend Artist and shares, how her initial disappointment with the accommodation in a tiny Himalayan hamlet became a memorable stay after living the life of local villagers with Neelam and her family Guest blog […]

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August 9, 2017 7 Karma codes

Free spirit: A corporate’s spiritual journey

Author, wellness mentor, spiritual teacher and a certified clinical hypnotherapist Suzy Singh talks to The Weekend Artist about how she gave up her advertising career in search of her spiritual calling and her journey from a life changing accident to writing her latest book: 7 Karma Codes MOM, who will be there for me when […]

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July 24, 2017 Dubai attractions The tallest building in the world Burj Khalifa

My Bleisure Burj Khalifa and Qadir the Bangladeshi taxi driver

Waiting at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport to board a flight to Dubai on a winter morning, I couldn’t avoid surfing “Dubai attractions” on the net. But even before I finished typing Dubai, the drop down prompted for Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world. Quite realistically, I was travelling for business and the […]

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July 21, 2017 Weekend Getaway to Andretta a potter's village

Andretta: How a couple has made this Himalayan hamlet a potters’ village

About 30 km from McLeodgunj, there’s a potter’s village — it’s called Andretta — when a friend gave me this piece of information just ahead of my planned weekend getaway to the land of the Dalai Lama, I quickly grabbed a tissue paper and noted down the name — Village ANDRETTA. But when we started […]

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July 1, 2017 Magic magic

Behind Magic: A magician spills the beans

A second generation magician reveals what goes behind creating a Magic Act Where’s F- 20, I ask the car parking guy in Delhi’s western suburb of Moti Nagar. The magic wala house? — he asks me. Walk straight and then take a left and once you enter the colony, ask anyone, and they’ll guide you — he […]

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June 23, 2017 Smita Patil portrait by Saurabh Turakhia

The Bollywood Painter

The inspiring story of a portrait artist, his 300 plus portraits of Bollywood celebrities and the tale about how his art helped him sail through tough times When Saurabh Turakhia started making celebrity sketches years ago, one of the factors behind choosing to paint portraits of Bollywood stars was that their photographs were easily available, […]

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June 14, 2017

Sublime and Sensuous

Ever fancied a cocktail hookah with ecstatic flavours that sublime softly in dim lit cafe floors? Well, a Delhi-based young hotelier has indeed been busy inventing exotic blends of hookah that may change the way sheesha is served in Indian cafes. Named Hookah Legacy, 24-year-old Aditya Modi’s start up is already serving cocktail hookah flavours […]

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May 9, 2017 75-year-old artist Manik Wandrekar

The journey within

Seventy-five-year-old Manik Wandrekar has been designing furniture since 1970. But in her own words, her true artistic journey “within” began only about three years ago when she lost her husband – a professor and an educationist who supported her in her artistic endeavour. Wandrekar recently unveiled her latest collection of furniture installations, which, according to […]

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May 2, 2017

A curator's checklist to becoming an established artist

How to become a professional artist and make money? Surprising as it may sound, but this is one of the most frequently asked questions on global search engines. The Weekend Artist spoke to well-known art critique, curator and show host Qazi M Raghib and learnt the must-haves to become a professional artist and earn money […]

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