Atul Dodiya: Lockdown is the best excuse to be a recluse

Celebrated Indian artist Atul Dodiya is making the most of the lockdown, just like the rest of us. Atul, one of the most sought after contemporary artists in the country, believes that the lockdown is the best excuse to be a recluse. For the recent edition of the Indulge Time Pass webinar, which engages some of the best minds of the country to help us keep up with the new normal, the artist tells host Kaveree Bamzai that for the first two and a half months of the quarantine, he focused on spending time with his family and rewatching some cinematic masterpieces made by Andrei Tarkovsky, Michelangelo Antonioni and Francois Truffaut. Atul’s wife Anju is an acclaimed abstract artist, and their daughter, Biraaj, showcased her debut solo show in Kolkata earlier this year. He is not perturbed by the current lack of professional commitments to galleries, he said, adding that he now has the time to work in solace in his studio. The pastoral quality in his work, he shared, has always been about unravelling the sense of solitude, which we are all experiencing now. “Most of my work has been about a solitary figure looking out at a cloud, sky or mountains.

published on : 10th August 2020

India lights up during coronavirus lockdown, celebrates mini Diwali

As the clock struck 9, lights went out in most houses and people gathered in balconies and at doors, flashing mobile lights while many lit candles and diyas.

published on : 6th April 2020

Karnataka: Will CM Yediyurappa's new budget serve its purpose?

Presenting a budget whose size is barely 2 percent larger than the fiscal year 2019-2020's budget, Yediyurappa said he was compelled to cut down the expenditure of many departments.

published on : 5th March 2020

Karnataka CM Yediyurappa inducts 10 former JDS-Congress coalition rebels into cabinet

While the MLAs who quit their parties, joined the BJP barely months ago have gone on to become ministers, the wait continues for BJP loyalists who aspire to become ministers.

published on : 6th February 2020

WATCH | Despite ban, Dalit woman tied to 'Sidi' pole in Karnataka

Even though the Karnataka Prevention and Eradication of Inhuman Evil Practices and Black Magic Act were enacted by the Siddaramaiah led Congress government, it finally came into force in Jan.

published on : 29th January 2020

Muslims only sit in mosques & issue fatwas: BJP MLA from Karnataka

BJP MLA from Karnataka and a close aide of Karnataka CM, BS Yediyurappa, M P Renukacharya spoke out against Muslims.

published on : 21st January 2020

'Go back, go back': Karnataka CM Yediyurappa feels anti-CAA heat in Kerala

In a serious security breach, a group of activists of the Students Federation of India (SFI) attacked the convoy of Karnataka CM B.S.Yeddyurappa in Kannur on December 24

published on : 25th December 2019

Nomination for Karnataka bypoll ends today

In a show of strength, candidates of all parties were accompanied by senior leaders for submitting papers for by-polls. 

published on : 18th November 2019

Karnataka Floods: CM Yediyurappa asks Centre to release Rs 10000 crore immediately

Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa said he is going New Delhi on August 16 to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi to discuss the situation in the aftermath of the deluge.

published on : 13th August 2019

Karnataka Floods: Death toll reaches 31, Amit Shah to conduct aerial survey

The Karnataka government on Saturday declared 80 taluks in 17 districts flood-affected even as the death toll rose to 26 and thousands of people were rendered homeless.

published on : 11th August 2019

Karnataka Floods: Death toll reaches 24, government pegs loss at Rs 6000 crore

Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa said this was the "biggest calamity" in 45 years adding his government has sought Rs 3000 crore as relief from the Centre.

published on : 10th August 2019

VG Siddhartha death: Thousands throng to get glimpse of CCD founder one last time

Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa, former ministers M B Patil, D K Shivakumar. MLA C T Ravi and others had the glimpse of Siddhartha, who died under mysterious circumstances.

published on : 31st July 2019

Karnataka Speaker disqualifies 14 rebel Congress-JDS MLAs day ahead of trust vote

Karnataka Assembly Speaker K R Ramesh Kumar on Sunday disqualified 14 more rebel MLAs under the anti-defection act till the end of the current term of the assembly in 2023.

published on : 28th July 2019

Yediyurappa takes oath as CM, Karnataka BJP members celebrate

Karnataka BJP chief BS Yediyurappa took oath as the Chief Minister for the fourth time on July 26.

published on : 26th July 2019
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