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Oscar-winning costume designer Bhanu Athaiya's paintings to go under the hammer on Dec 2

Kolkata, Nov 03 (UNI) In the predominantly male bastion of what has been categorized as the “Progressive Artists Group” or “Bombay Progressives”, the rediscovery of a suite of paintings and sketches by Oscar-winning costume designer Bhanu Athaiya (née Rajopadhye) opens up the possibility of an important reframing of a popularly held notion about the artists producing in the milieu of post-Independence, cosmopolitan Bombay (Mumbai) of the 1950s.
Athaiya, a formidable artist affiliated with the Bombay Progressives, went on to have a glittering career as a leading costume designer that included an Oscar award for her work in Richard Attenborough's Gandhi. She passed away on the 15th of last month in Mumbai.
Following months of research, including primary sources from Ms Athaiya’s personal archives, Prinseps are set to host the first-ever auction dedicated to Bhanu Rajopadhye Athaiya’s estate, with key works of art created during her years in association with the “Progressives” group, according to a statement mailed to UNI here.
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Police detain six persons for torturing a man, his minor son in a kangaroo court in Coastal Odisha

20 Oct 2021 | 9:29 PM

Kendrapara, Oct 20 (UNI) Six persons, including a couple of sarpanches were detained at
Pattamundai police station for organizing Kangaroo court and torturing a man and his minor
son in a theft case
Police swung into action after the video showing torture of father and his minor son went
viral in the social media.

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Campaigning for Meghalaya assembly bye-polls picks up

20 Oct 2021 | 9:27 PM

Shillong, Oct 20 (UNI) Campaigning for the October 30 bye-elections for filling up three Meghalaya assembly seats that fell vacant due to death of sitting legislators has picked up with leaders of both
the ruling National People’s Party (NPP) and opposition Congress addressing the electorate to
highlight their respective political points of view.

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Manipur records 71 new Covid cases

20 Oct 2021 | 9:22 PM

Imphal, Oct 20 (UNI) Manipur on Wednesday recorded 71 new Covid cases.
The positive cases from the general population were from Imphal East (12),
Imphal West (26), Thoubal (1), Bishnupur (5), Kakching (3), Ukhrul (12),
Churachandpur (4), Senapati (2), Kamjong (1) and Kangpokpi (1).

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Jagannath Sena demands resignation of Odisha Energy minister for allowing Tata Power to exploit consumers

20 Oct 2021 | 9:18 PM

Puri, Oct 20 (UNI) Jagannath Sena on Wednesday staged a demonstration demanding resignation
of Odisha Energy minister Dibyashankar Mishra for allowing Tata Power to exploit consumers.

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Meghalaya records more fresh COVID-19 cases than recoveries

20 Oct 2021 | 9:16 PM

Shillong, Oct 20 (UNI) Meghalaya on recorded more fresh cases of COVID-19 infections than recoveries on Wednesday, health officials said.

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