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Internet- A Boon or Bane for Art?

18 Apr 17

With the people getting more digitalized, the appreciation of art on tradition platforms is becoming marginalized. In a country like India which has a lot to offer in arts and creativity, this decreased importance towards the traditional forms may act as a profitable step towards the success of art globally.

We find internet having a hand in arena of communication like music, books etc. One might consider it as an intrusive step. But it has been noticed that before the arrival of the internet, the amount of recognition that the arts of India had been receiving were significantly lesser. With the introduction of the web, artists have found a new platform to showcase their skills and explore their talents. The internet has given people the power to choose from a variety of options and according to their requirement.

Contradicting the belief of the people that internet may end up killing the Indian art forms, it is instead acting as a medium for established as well as budding artists to reach a wider audience and also interact with them at all levels. This will end up in a better recognition of the art as well as the artist.

Content: mediaindia.eu


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The Glorious Journey of Nirupama Sanjeev

12 Dec 17

Nirupama Sanjeev is a well known Indian name in the history of tennis. Nirupama, who was born on 8 December 1976 in the Southern Indian town of Coimbatore, is a retired Indian professional tennis player. She was the first woman tennis player from India. She began to play tennis at a tender of 5 and derived inspiration from her brother. Her father, K.S. Vaidyanathan, acted as her first coach at the start of her career.

At the age of 13, she won her first National title in under 14 age group. In 1991, at the age of 14, she won the National Women's title. Nirupama also won the National Women's title in 1992–1996. She stepped into professional tennis at the age of 18. Nirupama was then coached by David O Meara. In 1998, she became the first Indian woman in the modern era to feature and win a round at a main draw Grand Slam, in the Australian Open. At the 1998 Bangkok Asian Games, she also backed a bronze medal in mixed doubles. She took retirement from the wonderful game of tennis in later 2000’s. In 2010, she made her comeback as a 33 year old and played for India in the Commonwealth Games 2010 and in Asian games in Guangzhou. Post retirement, she has been a part of the expert commentary team for ESPN-STAR sports. In the Bay Area, California, she also runs a tennis coaching camp.

By: Anuja Arora

Content: en.wikipedia.org


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Damien Hirst’s Famous Spot Painting “Mickey”

12 Dec 17

Damien Hirst, who was born on 7 June 1965 is an English artist, entrepreneur, and art collector. He is a member of the group known as the Young British Artists. This group influenced the art scene in the UK during the 1990s. In 1986, Hirst started working on spot paintings. Presently, he has painted over 1,000 artworks in the series. He owns international repute and is United Kingdom's richest living artist. His wealth valued at £215M in 2010. His best known works include “Pharmaceutical” paintings. These paintings consist of a series of randomly coloured circles on a canvas. In January, 2014, Damien Hirst revealed his new spot painting. It was painted in household gloss on canvas and was based on the Disney character Mickey Mouse. Hirst derived the inspiration of painting Mickey from his childhood. Mickey reminded him of happiness and the joy of being a kid. He believed that Mickey is a universal and powerful icon. It is immediately recognisable and people love it. Hirst auctioned Mickey at Christie’s to collect money for children’s charity Kids Company. Francis Outred, who is the head of post-war and contemporary art at Christie’s Europe, narrated Hirst’s painting of Mickey as a bringing together of two icons. While painting “Mickey”, Hirst drew inspiration from all the painters who painted Mickey Mouse during their careers such as Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein and Claes Oldenburg.

By: Anuja Arora

Content: en.wikipedia.org

 

 


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Finding a Way to Smart Parking With The Help of Google Cloud IoT Core Platform

11 Dec 17

Parking has been a trouble that is growing each and every day with the rise in the number of vehicles. In a way to find out the solution to this problem the concept of Smart Parking has come. Smart Parking is the process to find out a parking area using Google's new Cloud IoT Core platform.  Smart parking uses sensors and advanced data analytics to make the parking experience more exciting. The Google's new Cloud IoT Core platform uses vehicle detection sensors that monitor the occupancy of parking spaces.

It is considered a very safe and secure platform. Initially Google Cloud IoT Core was developed to help businesses in the areas like utilities, transport and logistics, oil and gas and manufacturing to manage their expanding volume of smart devices and the IoT data they produce, from a central location of a particular area. Smart Parking was launched to the public in September 2017. At present it takes three to four days to configure it and for operational acceptance testing of the process. It guides the driver finding a parking space automatically and conveniently. AWS and Azure are the two different platforms that offer the same service; however, Google became the best choice due to its reputation in the market worldwide and for continuous innovation in technology. It is being hoped that Google Cloud IoT Core will help eliminating a lot of issues that we previously had to develop and manage for our infrastructure and smooth life.

By: Anita Aishvarya

Content: www.computerworld.in


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Yet Another Phogat Sister made India Proud

11 Dec 17

The Phogat sisters’ name has been very familiar in the field of wrestling. They have been making our country proud by there wrestling. However, no one can deny that they got huge popularity since the movie “Dangal” released. The true story behind the movie was of Geeta and Babita Phogat who set an example of dedication and discipline for women in the field of wrestling. Now, taking one step forward their cousin Vinesh Phogat and Ritu Phogat have continued the trend.

Recently Ritu Phogat won the silver medal in the 48kg category in the ongoing World U-23 Wrestling Championship. It is the first ever silver medal won by India in the prestigious tournament that is being held in Bydgoscz, Poland. As Ritu Phogat received a warning point during the match, she lost the Gold medal from the Turkish girl even after she managed to draw level towards the end of the match. She defeated Miglena Georgieva Selishka of Bulgaria by a 4-2 in the quarterfinal match and China's Jiang Zhu in the Semifinals in a close fight. Giving the reaction on this performance, her father Mahavir Singh Phogat said that his daughter could have played better and wrestled smartly and not let the gold medal slip from her hands. Although he said that he is very proud of her on her first medal in a world championship in the senior category.  He is really looking forward for her to win Olympic medal in 2020.

By: Anita Aishvarya

Content: timesofindia.indiatimes.com


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Enjoy Sarasota Chalk Festival

10 Dec 17

Sarasota Chalk Festival is an event that celebrates Italian street painting. The festival is an American cultural event of public art that celebrates this kind of performing art form of pavement art.

In this festival, artists use chalks and sometimes a special paint to paint the road surface to make huge works of art and creativity. All the viewers on street can watch the process of creativity. The main focus of Sarasota Chalk Festival is street artists who are known as Madonnari in Italy. They are also known as Street Painters, Chalk Artists, Sidewalk Artists or Pavement Artists. This festival is held annually. It is held in Sarasota in Burns Square. New York Times featured this festival on 28th October, 2013 in it as a destination recommended on its Guide to Intelligent Travel.

One of the most interesting fact about this festival is that during its third season it became the first international street painting festival in the United States of America.

By: Bhavna Sharma

Content: Wikipedia

 

 


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