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Thangka Paintings: An Aura of Spiritual Positivity

Reading Time: 3 minutesThangka means ‘thing that one unrolls’ in classical Tibetan. This art form got developed alongside the traditional wall paintings. Now, an art form, which is taught in monasteries along with butter sculpture, the earliest forms of the painting is believed to be commissioned by individuals. Most of these early paintings were painted by monks, who were commissioned to work […]

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Don’t call me an Artist

Reading Time: 2 minutesLife is full of contradictions and paradoxes. Here’s a personal account of Cholena. She tells us about the deep prejudices against art and artists when she was growing up. She also shares how she surmounted her problems and followed her natural inclination. I have no clue as to when I had started taking an interest in drawing. […]

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Coal Miners and the Canary

Reading Time: 5 minutesCoal was used as a common fuel in homes and it also energised the steam engines. Ashok travels from lumps of coals to coal mines. He finds that the canary, sensitive to toxic gases in the coal mines, saved their lives. The relationship of canary and coal miners has many layers. It saddens the writer-artist, who tells us […]

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