Art Guide 2019

Articles from Mint Lounge Art Issue: On the bookshelf An ode to the colour indigo Jitish Kallat's new space mission The rise of the artist-techie Fake or fortune? Pushing on the doors of perception The biennale as an essay Dodiya at the talkies India Art Fair: Shouts and Murmurs When the artist met the designer…

Dispatch from an e-rickshaw

There is nothing exotic about a woman riding a battery-run rickshaw on Delhi’s roads; except it is relatively new, and definitely extraordinary. But we take time to accept new things – don’t we? – lost as we are in our little bubbles, stretching them to infinity as if it’s a day job. Especially some gentlemen…

Being a God in India

I am a believer in a very private way, but in India you don’t have to be rooted in a particular faith to be aware of the omnipresence of God or gods. They’re everywhere, millions of them. You see them being worshipped in temples, on streets, inside houses, at lavish mass events and at remote…

All Roads Lead to “Kashi” in Prem Joshua’s Latest Studio Album

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INiSc1lQD5I&feature=youtu.be By Ankush Arora After a gap of four years, German multi-instrumentalist and composer Prem Joshua, in collaboration with producer Chintan, returns with his latest east-west fusion album 'Kashi', the ancient name of the Indian holy city of Varanasi. 'Kashi' is a devotional album that deploys contemporary Western music to create a language that - apart…