A curator’s checklist to becoming an established artist

How to become a professional artist and make money? Surprising as it may sound, but this is one of the most frequently asked questions on global search engines. The Weekend Artist spoke to well-known art critique, curator and show host Qazi M Raghib and learnt the must-haves to become a professional artist and earn money…

Robin Sharma: Trust your instincts over your intellect

This past July I was allowed into Nelson Mandela’s prison cell on Robben Island. I’ll never be the same after that profound experience. No bed. Extreme conditions. Spartan surroundings. And yet, he handled his suffering with grace, dignity and bravery You are working on your book- The 5 AM Club. Could you give our readers…

I am lucky: Deepika Padukone

Piku will go down the history of Indian cinema: Bollywood diva Deepika Padukone tells Pranav Kulkarni Has there been one single life-changing moment/ experience that you feel defines your career so far? I think there have been a couple of those career-changing moments in my career (sic). The first one being Om Shanti Om. I…

Real and Spontaneous

I never followed a role model during the whole of my artistic development. Instead, it was characteristic traits or certain skills that fascinated me about various artists says ace painter Voka in an interview with The Weekend Artist What is the philosophy behind the term “spontaneous realism” and could you describe the process that made you arrive at…

Master Stroke

“The way I paint is very emotional. I don’t plan it intellectually too much” — leading international Watercolour artist Alvaro Castagnet tells The Weekend Artist Why watercolours? The spontaneity, it suits my personality, the quickness and the fact that you can take it with you where ever you go. I love travelling, so this is…

I am “not” a Bengali

When Yami Gautam told us she wants to do costume films like Mughal-ae-azam and Jodha Akbar Vicky donor was received very well… I am overwhelmed with the response that I got for the film. People have been walking up to me and complimenting me everywhere I go. Also, critics writing good about your performance and…

Nana Patekar: What Sanjay Dutt did was ‘wrong’

  When veteran actor Nana Patekar spoke to Pooja Kulkarni and unveiled his plans for his son Malhar Patekar and said he has no reason to refuse to work with Sunny Leone We see you anchoring some great music stage shows. Any plans of singing? I only listen to music and don’t listen to anybody…