In a work that he calls ‘Depth’, Charles has used the liquid art technique. “It is a difficult process where multiple shades of paint are first added in layers to a bowl before poured on to a canvas. The colours will form a unique pattern as it flows. It takes four days to dry, but I think the wait is worth it.” Another painting has a forest with sunlight seeping through. “I observed this dramatic scene during an art camp in Tiruchirapalli. Right then and there I painted the scene on a canvas in front of my students,” he recalls. … [Read more...] about Myriad art; An exhibition in Coimbatore
The entire world was shocked when the news of legendary Basketball player Kobe Bryant's untimely demise made its way on the internet. The 41-year-old, retired NBA player passed away in a fatal helicopter crash in California. His daughter 13-year-old daughter Gianna was also accompanying him and she too lost her life in the tragic accident. While several fans have expressed their grief over the untimely demise of Kobe Bryant, many Hollywood celebs like Taylor Swift, Priyanka Chopra, Justin Bieber, Demi Lovato, Camila Cabello and others mourned the loss of Bryant. Kobe was truly larger than life, a legend. May he and all those who lost their lives today rest in peace. Love and… https://t.co/86PTiYgXuT … [Read more...] about Leonardo DiCaprio, Taylor Swift, Camila Cabello, Justin Bieber and others mourn the untimely demise of Kobe Bryant
After Deepika’s visit to JNU, her Instagram profile was full of disappointed and angry comments. Others on Twitter threatened to boycott her film. For an actor, especially before a film, the most important people are their fans. What would you say, Parvathy, to actors who are perhaps scared of losing this fan base?PT: The fact that a woman is speaking up becomes an issue. If she is not speaking about something related to vanity or her body, or her likes and dislikes, she is criticised heavily. By speaking up constantly on mental health, Deepika has really changed the stigma surrounding the issue. Deepika is followed for her outfits, airport looks, her films and in that manner she has very effortlessly carried her followers to JNU. All the people who used to follow her for that are very uncomfortable because they have probably been turning a blind eye to the issue. But now they can’t. This discomfort will definitely generate a lot of ire among her followers. There will … [Read more...] about Should celebrities avoid political activism?
LONDON: The ICC chief executive David Richardson today warned that the growing popularity of the domestic Twenty20 leagues like the IPL, Big Bash and CPL are threatening the survival of bilateral series with the exception of Ashes and big-ticket tours involving India. To arrest the decline of bilateral series, Richardson said a number of possibilities were discussed at the ICC annual conference in Barbados in June and would again be one of the highlights at the next Board meeting in October. "Apart from series such as the Ashes -- which has an iconic, traditional status -- and series between India and the top Full Members, many bilateral series are perceived as having little relevance. Attendances in most series, especially for Test cricket, have fallen and the revenues generated from these series are not growing. "The international cricket landscape has changed over the years and even more significantly in recent times with the advent and success of domestic T20 leagues such as the … [Read more...] about T20 Leagues threatening future of bilateral series: ICC CEO
Financially, that may make the most sense because the company can encash its landing and parking rights as well as its international route rights -- all of them valuable in a booming aviation market. … [Read more...] about Oh, to be in Mallya’s shoes!