All stories by Kishore Singh
Art in a pandemic: Openings delayed, museums embrace technologyRediff.com9 Nov 2020
India's state-owned institutes have literally been forced to embrace technologies to go digital - however reluctantly. Till the museum reopen, the magic mantra has been "online", "cyber", "virtual" - a transition that has been less smooth for most art institutions than one might have hoped. The first of a four-part series, Kishore Singh turns the gaze to some of India's leading art institutions to see how they are keeping the show going.
A long list I never want to hear againRediff.com30 Aug 2020
Kishore Singh draws up a list of terms he never wants to hear or read again.
Amid the gloom of Covid-19, art paints a happy pictureRediff.com23 Aug 2020
All rumours regarding the premature death of the art market have proven to be just that -- rumours -- with a healthy appetite for masters pushing prices up. Kishore Singh reports.
Surefire ways to waste a SundayRediff.com16 Aug 2020
My son, lolling in front of the television, says, 'You have had yourself a Sunday break, Dad, won't you cook us something nice for dinner?'
Why is everyone complaining?Rediff.com1 Aug 2020
You're a captive audience to friends who want you to share the agony of their aches and pains, their spouse's experiments in the kitchen gone wrong, or partners' peccadillos, sighs Kishore Singh.
The cook, war and peaceRediff.com17 Jul 2020
'Our stomachs, accustomed now only to the blandness of stems and leaves, rumbled at unaccustomed aromas not intended for our consumption.' 'Heaven awaited on a platter -- but not for us,' sighs Kishore Singh.
Much awaited getaway from the lockdownRediff.com11 Jul 2020
'Hope your weekend is less strenuous than ours,' says Kishore Singh.
Not seen Delhi in nearly 3 months!Rediff.com4 Jul 2020
'Barriers have come across roads marking the end of Noida, the start of Gurgaon, the hard borders allowing no passage -- at least by day,' observes Kishore Singh.
Shutting up ain't good for healthRediff.com26 Jun 2020
Normally, cutting off conversation has its benefits, but not all the time, observes Kishore Singh
Well, life is tough, so suck it upRediff.com30 May 2020
'We had joy, we had fun, we had seasons in the season -- and all that crap,' mutters Kishore Singh as he draws up a will :)).
Modiji, do you have to do jhadoo-pocha?Rediff.com16 May 2020
Kishore Singh want to have chai pe charcha with Modiji...
Work From Home vs Work At HomeRediff.com9 May 2020
HR sends an email saying I absented myself from a Zoom conference and the boss is pissed. I take the clothes out of the washing machine, sighs Kishore Singh.
Sigh. My life under the lockdownRediff.com3 May 2020
'Every day I am being made to work on menial things like 'Get me a glass of water', 'Put away your plate'...' 'This is not part of my job description as master of the house,' says Kishore Singh.
The lockdown: Paranoia is growing by the hourRediff.com26 Apr 2020
'I need a haircut, but who can I trust with a pair of scissors?', asks Kishore Singh.
What I am doing during the lockdown :)))Rediff.com15 Apr 2020
'It has caused our cook no little mirth that the sahib next door -- who heads a factory with several hundred, or thousand, workers -- can be spotted doing jharoo-pocha,' observes Kishore Singh.
How my home has turned into a war zoneRediff.com5 Apr 2020
'No germ, virus or bacteria worth its nasty trait was allowed across the threshold,' observes Kishore Singh.
Surviving coronavirus togethernessRediff.com3 Apr 2020
We're an educated family, I said, let's not act like the mindless hordes who spread misinformation over WhatsApp, says Kishore Singh.
So long, Nemai Ghosh; Goodbye, Satish GujralRediff.com30 Mar 2020
Nemaida's misfortune in life was to be known as Satyajit Ray's 'Boswell'; History will remember Satish Gujral as a renaissance man whose imprint over New Delhi is huge.
When I was in quarantineRediff.com14 Mar 2020
'It all became clear when I was asked to lodge myself on the couch in the lounge,' says Kishore Singh.
How much will this painting sell for?Rediff.com11 Mar 2020
This is the largest single-owner sale of Indian modern art, but it is for reasons other than this historicity that it will be remembered, says Kishore Singh.