Arts & Culture

Galvanized by the president’s travel ban, director Adam Zucker challenges US citizens to stand up to racism against Muslims in a recent documentary. For the last two-and-a-half years, congregants and clergy from Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum’s synagogue, Congregation Beit Simchat Torah, have shown up every Friday in front of the Islamic Center at NYU in Manhattan. With […]

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Saudi Achieves World Record for Largest Kufic Calligraphy Jeddah: The Saudi Arabian Society for Culture and Arts (SASCA) has entered the Guinness Book of World Records for constructing the largest Arabic Kufic piece, with 8,083 pieces of lego. Kufic is the oldest calligraphic form of the various Arabic scripts. It was prevalent in manuscripts from […]

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Islamic art can help people understand Islam, says Kuwaiti calligrapher Fareed Al-Ali Islamic art, especially calligraphy, can play a key role in inviting people to understand Islam and clearing misconceptions about it, feels Fareed A. Al-Ali, the head of Kuwait Islamic Arts Centre.  The president of the Kuwait Islamic Arts Centre, who was recently on a […]

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One of the only Qurans ever made from silk fabric has been completed in Afghanistan — a feat, its creators hope will help preserve the country’s centuries-old tradition of calligraphy. Kabul: Each of the holy book’s 610 pages was produced by hand in a painstaking process that took a team of 38 calligraphers and artists […]

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Sublime Galleria in Bangalore recently showcased Mohammed Hassan Khaleelullah’s calligraphic works. From a young boy taking his tiny steps into the world of artistry, to a man who holds a world record in his field of art calligraphy, Mohammed Hassan Khaleelullah was born in 1972 in Chemnad village of Kasaragod district. His father M. H. […]

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Around 50 students from different schools of downtown Srinagar, artists from Cultural Academy and other artists, had put on display their calligraphic works in Arabic, Persian and Kashmiri language. By TwoCircles.net, Staff Reporter Srinagar: On July 17, the newly-constructed Tourism Information Centre near Jamia Masjid, Srinagar, was filled with locals who had come to see the […]

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There was a time when sitar makers were paid handsomely and even commissioned by Mughal emperors down the ages to make their uniquely resonant instruments. These artisans, once the uncrowned kings of the music trade, are now struggling to survive. Miraj (Sangli District): Maharashtra: Around 40 km from the bustling city of sugar lords, Kolhapur, […]

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Mysuru: Ornamental gardens are the dream of plant-loving folks. Plants, foliage and flowering of different hues in various combinations can express the beauty of nature. An ‘ornamental garden’ developed by Hashmath Fathima won the first prize in the Annual Dasara Flower Show under the ornamental garden category. It is an artistic outdoor garden developed around […]

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The story of Sufiyan, his art, his family and village is as interesting as it has been challenging, but one which shows the true grit and determination of these artisans who claim to be carrying on an art form that finds its origins in the Indus Valley Civilisation. In 1634, the King of Kutch, Raja […]

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