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  • Tagore’s painting under threat in Nepal

    May 10, 2010 11:34 AM

    Kathmandu: As the 150th birth anniversary celebrations of Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore begins in India, some of his legacy lies unrecognised and unappreciated in neighbouring Nepal, in dire danger of theft and destruction. "There are at least three to four paintings by Tagore hanging in public places in Nepal," says Sangeeta Thapa, art curator

  • Picasso art work sold at record price

    May 5, 2010 9:52 AM

    New York: Picasso's "Nude, Green Leaves and Bust" soared to more than $ 106 million at Christie's on Tuesday, setting a record for a work of art sold at auction. The vibrant large-scale depiction of Picasso's mistress and frequent subject, Marie-Therese Walter, was the highlight of a world-class collection assembled by the late Los Angeles art patrons

  • Europe flights resume but millions stranded

    April 21, 2010 4:06 PM

    New Delhi: "Hello Virgin Atlantic. Hi I am Jane Mahajan," is how Jane Mahajan has been starting her morning over the past four days. "Since I have a medical condition I am sure I will be given some priority." Jane and her husband Rajeev Mahajan were in India for holidays and had to return to London on Saturday morning. But their flight got indefinitely

  • India-Europe air traffic resumed after a week

    April 21, 2010 2:28 PM 3

    New Delhi: Air traffic between India and Europe resumed on Wednesday after a week of disruption caused by volcanic ashes, with Air India and Jet Airways operating flights in both directions to fly home stranded passengers. According to official estimates, around 30,000 air travellers are stranded in India, primarily in Delhi and Mumbai. The number came down from 41,000 due to opening

  • Pressure on airlines to get Europe flying

    April 19, 2010 5:23 AM

    London: Officials hope to significantly increase flights at the start of Europe's new working week on Monday and EU ministers will hold talks as pressure builds for a solution to the five-day-old air travel crisis. From just over a fifth of flights taking to the air on Sunday, the figure could rise to up to a half on Monday, said the officials. The closure

  • Volcanic ash stays but Europe may fly soon

    April 18, 2010 12:51 PM 1

    London: Air travel across much of Europe was paralysed for a fourth day on Sunday by a huge cloud of volcanic ash, but Dutch and German test flights carried out without apparent damage seemed to offer some hope of respite. British Airways and Irish Aer Lingus highlighted uncertainty over any resumption of flights in the immediate future by cancelling

  • No Husain work likely in India Art Summit

    April 13, 2010 10:06 AM

    New Delhi: It's that time of the year again when artists from across the country are gearing up for yet another India Art Summit. Last year, there was a huge uproar on the works of MF Husain not being displayed. The situation is the same this year. Last year international art curator Robert Storr had said, “It seems to me that if you have one of the most famous

  • Artists' freedom needs to be protected

    March 26, 2010 12:35 PM

    Artist MF Husain, who has been living in self exile for the past 13 years due to threats from Hindu fundamentalists for his works, turned 94 on Thursday. But the doyen of modern Indian art still cannot come back to his homeland because of the threat to his life. CNN-IBN show Face the Nation debated: MF Husain turns 94 – should the Government bring Husain

  • Husain exile to end? UPA has a plan

    March 26, 2010 12:33 PM

    New Delhi: Renowned painter MF Husain, who has been living in exile for the last few years, wants to come back to India. On his 94th birthday he made an emotional appeal that he wishes to return to his motherland. When asked if he wants the Government of India to take steps to bring him back, the artist replied, “Any normal person would want that.” According

  • Husain keen on returning to India

    March 26, 2010 12:32 PM

    New Delhi: As the Government plans to approach the Supreme Court for speedy disposal of all cases against MF Husain, the renowned painter says he is ready to return to India at the earliest. Husain, who is on a self-imposed exile, said he “wholeheartedly” welcomes the Government’s move as it will end litigations against him arising out of his paintings