A Zebra at Assi Ghat: A Mural in Varanasiby Sana Sabah
We have been conducting regular art workshops at Bhadaini Primary School in Varanasi for two years now, but this was the first time that the students worked with paints and brushes. Seeing their confidence it is hard to tell that this was their very first mural. The students enjoyed painting under the guidance of Ajay, Neelam, and Karishma.
FROM THE WALLS OF SARAI MOHANAby Sana SabahSarai Mohana is a village in Varanasi. It’s not very far from the main city, yet the stark contrast between the urban and the rural is quite evident. Rajkumar, a professional artist from Sarai Mohana is trying to paint his village on the world map. The small bridge that connects Sarai Mohana to the city of Varanasi is very symbolic of Rajkumar’s efforts. The walls of Sarai Mohana are covered by some world-class murals. And though Rajkumar is the one who comes up with the concept, the surprising element is that the murals are made by the locals.
ART IN THE LANES OF VARANASIby Karishma Srivastava
Art has always been the mirror of society. There are major historical incidents that are identified through the art of those times. Although art was supposed to exist only to please and flatter the establishment, there were always public artworks that reflected the public history, their beliefs, and part of evolving culture.
Lodhi Art District from the lense of Shuruart