Delhi photographer Srinivas Kuruganti started off his career by working with film. That was the only option at the time. Four to five months ago, his desire to get back in the darkroom led him and curator Rahaab Allana of the Alkazi Foundation to The Analogue Approach Project: operating out of a darkroom studio in Delhi, the initiative explores the culture of printmaking by sharing stories of hands-on experience. The idea initially took form from an exhibition curated by Rahaab called The Surface of Things which featured analogue practitioners including Srinivas. Rahaab says, “For us, digital cultures are very important, we associate with them everyday. We also often think about what the future of the practice is going to be. It is almost as though the digital is inviting the analogue into the conversation.” On the reason why they started the project, he continues, “To just begin this process of thinking about what is it that is going to remain lasting in our … [Read more...] about Film photography makes a comeback as more dark rooms crop up across India
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Originally made in 2004 as part of the Khoj residency, her earlier work “But I was never a Bride,” talks about her identity and status as a woman in Indian society. “It also indicates and stress upon the word “never” which suggest ‘time’ and also as one of the roles of a woman as a bride,” explains Meher. She later realised that this wasn’t an issue for her own identity as a woman, and that’s when she decided to transform the work, wrapping it in red wool. And just as Meher puts it, “I wanted to transform [the photographs] into something new, a new costume, a new skin.” The textiles displayed at ‘Connecting Threads…’ then manage to transcend, making personal histories, into a collective of memories and experiences. … [Read more...] about Weaving metaphors for life
The 52-ball 82-run innings batting at No.5 in the 2nd ODI at Rajkot also confirmed he does not needed to open to stamp his authority. He can take the gloves and bat in the middle-order, the role Pant had been performing in Dhoni’s absence with moderate success. … [Read more...] about ‘Up there as our best T20 batsman’: Former players pick India’s keeper for limited-overs cricket | Exclusive
Despite the apparently lower efficacy, the British shot has some advantages when it comes to distribution. While the other two vaccines have to be stored frozen, the Astra-Oxford jab can be kept at refrigerator temperature, which would make it easier to transport and store globally, particularly in lower and middle-income countries. It also comes at a potentially lower cost. … [Read more...] about Astra-Oxford vaccine prevents average of 70% of Covid-19 cases
South Africa coach Mark Boucher said his side were unlikely to kneel before matches as they return to international cricket for the first time in eight months with a six-match home limited overs series against England starting in Cape Town on November 27. … [Read more...] about BLM: Does taking a knee really make a difference?