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Interview with Ankit on his Love for Miniature Paintings and why he Started ‘Niraamish’

Interview with Ankit on his Love for Miniature Paintings and why he Started 'Niraamish'

Apart from the aesthetics, I got interested in miniature paintings because of the historical and political questions related to them. I wanted to know why artists painted the Gita Govinda? Or why Muhammad Shah Rangila commissioned a pornographic portrait? Or at what point did a subsection of Indian society start to feel embarrassed about certain …

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Workshops x The Blahcksheep

Workshops X The Blahcksheep

We’re doing four exciting workshops this April. Curated by passionate instructors across diverse fields, these workshops offer a fun way to learn (and unlearn) while making new friends. Combining theory with doing, all our sessions are interactive and collaborative. The language of instruction is English. All sessions to be hosted on Zoom/Google Meet. In case …

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Hope Amidst Catastrophe: Sri Lanka’s Calls to End Corruption

Hope Amidst Catastrophe: Sri Lanka’s Calls to End Corruption

14th April, 2022: An update on the current situation in Sri Lanka by the author: • Appointment of a new Central Bank Governor: A new Governor was appointed to the Central Bank of Sri Lanka, Dr. Nandalal Weerasinghe who subsequently tightened the monetary policy. He announced on 12th April that Sri Lanka will be suspending …

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5 Reasons Why You Should Watch Language Lessons Right Away

5 Reasons Why You Should Watch Language Lessons Right Now

Language Lessons starring Mark Duplass and Natalie Morales is a wholesome pandemic classic that leaves you with a warm fuzzy feeling, the kind you get after sipping hot chocolate on a lazy winter afternoon. Mark Duplass essays the role of Adam, a middle aged man living in Oakland whose partner Will signs him up for …

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Be My Eyes: An App that Helps You See the World Better, Together

Be My Eyes: An App

‘Be My Eyes’ is a free mobile application that connects visually impaired people with sighted volunteers around the world. With the vision to make the world more accessible for blind and low-vision people, Hans Jørgen Wiberg, a Danish furniture craftsman, who is visually impaired himself, launched a free mobile app called ‘Be My Eyes’ in …

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In Conversation with the Founders of Rocky Books

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The journey of creating Rocky Books as co-founders and with our illustrator Arpita has been fun and fulfilling, even before making our micro books public. Also, the feedback from our communities has been overwhelmingly positive, and we’ve had really lovely volunteers helping with translations. My favourite scene from one of our stories is in Book …

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Artist in Focus: 4 Stunning Collages by Caroline McAleer

Artwork by Caroline McAleer

Artist Statement: My artwork consists of photographic collages with graphic elements and typography. I am interested in photographing aspects of my surroundings and building unique compositions. I am influenced by my environment in the West of Ireland and the repetitive systematics of nature – representing this idea of pattern while incorporating aspects of shape, line …

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